Sikh Art & Film Foundation

November 14, 2014 | 6:00pm | McGraw-Hill Conference Center
1221 6th Avenue, 2nd Fl., New York, NY

David Whitelaw Reid

David Whitelaw Reid is the Director of Global Talent Initiatives at Asia Society, the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. In this role, he leads the institution's global efforts in Asian leadership development.

Mr. Reid continues his family's tradition of advancing diversity by creating and currently managing Asia Society's Global Talent and Diversity Council. The council is comprised of Chief Talent and Diversity Officers from more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies. Active Council members include Credit Suisse, Colgate-Palmolive, PepsiCo, BNY Mellon, Delta, GE, L'Oreal, IBM, AIG and Chevron. Mr. Reid also leads a vital platform for businesses to discuss Asian diversity issues at the Diversity Leadership Forum. His team successfully yields the support, funding, marketing, development and overall experience for the annual event. Mr. Reid created the Asia Pacific Americans Corporate Survey in 2010. The survey is the first ever peer-reviewed, published initiative to exclusively measure the leadership success of Asian Pacific Americans in Fortune 500 companies.

In his prior role as Director of Corporate Relations, Mr. Reid led corporate membership, sponsorship and stewardship activities for the Society's New York Center. He also managed the Society's Global Business Council comprised of senior executives from corporate members, including KPMG, Time Warner, Marriott, Telstra, Deloitte, Standard Chartered and General Atlantic.

Mr. Reid serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. For the last five years he collaboratively partnered in this role to provide LGBT entrepreneurs with the essential tools for taking their organizations to the next level of success.




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