Wendy Cai-Lee, 39 East West Bank, Senior Managing Director, Head of Eastern Region
Accomplishments: Cultivating a strong portfolio of clients, especially middle-market companies that are based in the U.S. and doing business in China; building a team at East West Bank that is reaching out to the New Jersey market; chairing the board of Friends of UNFPA, which supports the work of the United Nations Population Fund; serving on the board of Asian Women in Business.
Super Power: Teleportation.
Best Business Advice: "Never present a problem unless you have an idea for a solution, and it doesn't have to be 'the' solution. From my mentor, Clarence Kwan."
What You Wish You'd Known Earlier: "There are only 24 hours in a day. Something has to give, and one can't be everything to everyone. So figure out what is most important, not what is the most urgent, and go from there."
Three Favorite Ways to Spend Free Time: "Reading, spending time with my 3-year-old son and exploring new restaurants or cuisines with my family.
With $1 Million to Donate, You Would Support: "An organization that invests and promotes equal access to education and health for women, especially young women."
East West Bank
New York City
Superhero Name: Ubiquitous Wendy