Asian Americans in Energy, the Environment and Commerce

Climbing the Career Ladder: Candid Conversation on Diversity in Energy, the Environment and Commerce

  • 31 May 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers 1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006


  • * AE2C Members in good standing

    * If you would like to join AE2C, please do so before registering for the event for free admission.
  • *Students/Government Employees please use official school/govt email address.

    *Young Professionals within 5 years of graduation
  • Registrants must use their Pepco email account to register
  • PwC must register with pwc email account to gain access.
  • Professionals with 5+ year post university/graduate experience.

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Jeannette Chu
Managing Director
PwC Advisory Services

Jimmy Rhee
Special Secretary
Small, Minority and Women Business Affairs
Office of the Governor, State of Maryland
Founding Member, AE2C

Saadia Sultan
Founder, Sultan Global Group

Chair, AE2C Houston Chapter

Rasheq Rahman
Senior Advisor, IBM
Board Secretary, AE2C

During this special event, Jeannette Chu, Jimmy Rhee and Saadia Sultan will engage in a fireside chat with Rasheq Rahman to share insights on business, policy and culture from their wide-ranging careers, which have intersected with the global energy sector, the United States, and Asia. Mr. Rhee and Ms. Sultan will also discuss their personal experiences as Asian American leaders in the energy and commerce sectors. The conversation will be followed by a networking reception. Light refreshments and hors devours will be served.

May 31, 2017

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006
5:30 - 8:00 pm

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Jeannette Chu

Ms. Jeannette Chu is a Managing Director at PwC and co-leads the national security regulatory compliance practice focusing on Export Controls and Trade Sanctions. She also serves as a diversity partner with PwC. Prior to joining PwC, Jeannette served as a Senior Policy Advisory at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), US Department of Commerce where she worked on export control reform and foreign policy matters. Her public service career includes over 25 years of federal investigative and enforcement experience as well as more than a decade as a US Diplomat in China. Jeannette received her BA in Political Science from American University in Washington, DC and speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Jimmy Rhee

Mr. Jimmy Rhee has advocated tirelessly on behalf of small, minority, and women-owned businesses as Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s Special Secretary of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs. Prior to his appointment by Governor Hogan, Mr. Rhee played a significant role in decreasing Virginia’s unemployment rate and promoting the clean energy sector as Virginia’s Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Trade from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Rhee has had a track record of innovation and leadership in the energy and commerce sectors. As a consultant for Adjoiner Corp., he advised SDN—the largest Korean solar integrator, and as CEO of the Global Technology Systems Consortium, he doubled annual revenue for five straight years. Mr. Rhee is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds an MBA and MS from Johns Hopkins University. He is a founding member of AE2C.  

Saadia Sultan 

Ms.Saadia Ghani Sultan is a seasoned government relations leader with over 18 years of experience in domestic and international government relations and public affairs. She has spent over 11 of those years in the oil and gas sector in the government relations functions with Exxon Mobil Corporation and BHP Billiton in Washington DC and Houston respectively. During this time, Ms. Sultan developed high-level networks with U.S. Government, Think Tanks, Non-Profits, Foreign Governments, Multilateral Institutions, Academia, Trade Associations, and Business Councils among other organizations. Since founding SGG, Ms. Sultan has expanded her network beyond the oil and gas sector. In addition to her work as the founding partner of SGG, Ms. Sultan is also the Houston program director for Asian Americans in Energy, Environment and Commerce (ae2c), an At-Large member of the Board and Chair, Business Development Committee, of the Sister Cities of Houston and, Treasurer, Pakistan Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Sultan is also a member of both the Houston-Abu Dhabi Sister City Association as well as the Houston-Karachi Sister City Association. Ms. Sultan’s membership in the exclusive Houston Committee on Foreign Relations, the Council on Foreign Relations affiliate in Houston, allows her to stay connected with an intimate network of public policy and foreign relations experts across the country. Ms. Sultan’s additional work in the Public and Government Affairs sector keeps her involved in other networks as necessary.

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