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AFSA Highlights AAPI Member | Hoan Vo

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI), commemorating the emigration of the first Japanese to the U.S. in May of 1843 and to honor the memory of the many Chinese immigrants who built the transcontinental railroad, which was completed in May of 1869. AFSA marks AAPI Heritage Month because the history of Asian Americans is America’s history. We are highlighting our AAPI colleagues who have continued to shape the financial services industry.

Hoan Vo
Director, Managing Counsel
Hyundai Capital America

  • How has your Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage shaped the person you are today?
    My AAPI heritage is core to who I am. As a Vietnamese refugee who grew up in the United States, it’s a never-ending lesson on how to integrate my Vietnamese heritage and culture. Looking back, I am truly fortunate and grateful for my mother’s efforts to balance preserving our Vietnamese culture while recognizing the need for us to also be American.

    • Has being an Asian American and Pacific Islander affected your experience within the financial services industry?
        My Asian American heritage and history allow me to better understand and appreciate the varying perspectives different cultures have regarding financial services. I like to think that this allows me to bring a more unique and balanced viewpoint when tackling issues facing the industry.
    • What does AAPI Heritage Month mean to you? 
      For me, it’s not just one month. It’s my life and who I am. On a broader scale, I think it’s a great reminder of the tremendous diversity that exists in American society. It’s also a fantastic springboard to open up opportunities to learn about different histories and cultures.

June 2nd, 2022 by