NAAAP Boston Announces Appointment of New President & CEO

NAAAP Boston is delighted to announce the appointment of Jesse Nandhavan as President & CEO, effective immediately. Outgoing President & CEO Eric Lam will be working on transition with new president.
New president Jesse Nandhavan (provided to

The Board of Directors is gratified to have Jesse Nandhavan step up to this critical role. Nandhavan joined NAAAP Boston about two years ago as Co­Director of the Corporate Relations Committee, and quickly developed solid relationships with existing and new Sponsors. He became an integral part of NAAAP Boston Chapter leadership team, contributing to organization­wide operations meetings as well as NAAAP National major events. Most recently, Nandhavan was a key driver of NAAAP Boston’s 3rd Annual Leadership Forum, a showcase conference which engages Asian professionals on career and leadership topics and highlights NAAAP Boston’s Corporate Sponsors. In his new role Nandhavan has “landed running” having pulled together a new team of Officers, who will be introduced separately.

Please join us in welcoming Jesse Nandhavan as President and CEO and supporting him in pursuit of NAAAP Boston’s vision, mission and values.

Dear Friends and Partners of NAAAP Boston,
It has been an incredible year for NAAAP Boston and we’re already off to a great start for 2015! I want to personally thank all of you for your invaluable support of NAAAP Boston throughout the years that makes NAAAP Boston the premier leadership and professional development organization for all Asians in the greater Boston community!
As we envision the future of NAAAP Boston and the next step in our journey, I’m excited to announce that the Board has officially appointed Jesse Nandhavan as the next President & CEO of NAAAP Boston effective immediately. Jesse has been a long time member of NAAAP Boston and took on the leadership role as a Corporate Relations Director a year ago. As the Corporate Relations Director of NAAAP Boston, Jesse establishes new partnerships with many great local and national organizations and continues to foster stronger relationships with many of our current corporate sponsors. Most recently, Jesse successfully spearheaded the 3rd Annual Leadership Forum which drew in over 250 attendees and featured distinguished keynote speaker, Sheila Marcelo CEO & Founder of

I am very grateful and honored to be part of this great organization. NAAAP Boston is built on a team of tireless volunteers who share a strong passion and believe in the mission to build and empower Asian American leaders through professional and leadership programs, diverse industry connections, and community services engagements. Specifically, I want to thank my Executive Team for their support and the tremendous work that they have put forth in making NAAAP Boston the prominent leadership organizations in the greater Boston community. .
Thank you to the following members of the Executive Team:
  • Lesley Chuang, VP of Programming
  • Shweta Manandhar, VP of Operations
  • Roger Tam, VP of Relations
  • Wei Wong, Chief Financial Officer
Once again, I would like to thank our members, corporate sponsors, and community partners for your continued support of NAAAP Boston. Please join me in welcoming Jesse Nandhavan to his new role!


Eric Lam
President & CEO of NAAAP Boston