2020 Annual Gala Video Gallery
In support of Asia Society's mission to build bridges of understanding between Asia and the world, our annual Gala honors extraordinary leaders, whose contributions to business, culture, sports, philanthropy and public policy have enlivened Los Angeles, enhanced its global standing and generated goodwill on both sides of the Pacific.
2020 Urban Visionary Jaime Lee
Jamison Reality CEO Jaime Lee accepts the Urban Visionary award from Asia Society Southern California and participates in a fireside chat with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The conversation traced Lee’s varied contributions to the City of Angels, from rejuvenating Koreatown to serving as a leader in Los Angeles’s commercial and residential real estate industry to her civic engagement in leadership roles with organizations, such as the Port of Los Angeles, the USC Board of Trustees and LA 2028.
2020 Arts and Culture Visionary Anne Shih
Bowers Museum Chairwoman Annie Shih accepts the Arts and Culture Visionary award from Asia Society Southern California and participates in a fireside chat with Bowers Museum President Peter Keller. The conversation traced Shih’s 25-year history with the Bowers promoting Chinese culture in the United States, including organizing more than 10 major Chinese exhibitions (including the legendary Terra Cotta Warriors from Xi’an – twice!), hosting 350 leading scholars from China and establishing a junior ambassador program with the Shanghai Museum.
2020 International Business Visionary Stephen Riady
OUE Executive Chairman and Group CEO Stephan Riady accepts the International Business Visionary award from Asia Society Southern California in recognition of his trailblazing global business career and philanthropy.
2020 Bridge Building Visionary Ambassador Masaharu Kohno
Ambassador Masaharu Kohno accepts the Bridge Building Visionary award from Asia Society Southern California and participates in a fireside chat with JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles President Yuko Kaifu. The conversation traced Kohno’s diplomatic career building bridges between Japan and the world. Initiatives born from his work include the Japanese American Leadership Delegation and the Tomodachi Initiative. Kohno also discussed his work on the organizing committee for next summer's Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 +1.
2020 Game Changing Visionary Vivek Ranadivé
Sacramento Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé accepts the Game Changing Visionary award from Asia Society Southern California and participates in a fireside chat with Co-Executive Chairman of the Golden State Warriors Peter Guber. The conversation traced Ranadivé’s journey from Mumbai to Silicon Valley to becoming the first Indian American to own a National Basketball Association team.