Heng-Pin Kiang

After spending more than twenty years in private law practice and then another fifteen years on the business side of international commerce as business executive for a number of telecommunications and technology enterprises (McCaw International, Nextel International, Internap Network Services and Clearwire International), today Ping serves as a business advisor consulting with clients on cross border initiatives, primarily related to Greater China and is a co-founder and board member of a SmartGames Ltd, a Chinese edutainment media venture catering to school children in Greater China. In the civic arena, besides serving as a Board member of PILnet since 2014, Ping continues to be active with the Blakemore Foundation which awards grants for the advanced study of Asian languages where he was a board member for a number of terms commencing in 2000. In addition, until 2014 he served for 15 years as a Board member of Landesa (formerly the Rural Development Institute), an NGO which seeks to alleviate poverty through addressing land insecurity issues affecting the rural poor. During his legal career Ping was a partner at the Davis Wright Tremaine and Perkins Coie law firms and in the early 80’s practiced law had administrative responsibility for the Taipei office of Baker McKenzie. Ping is a graduate of Princeton University (BSE Chemical Engineering) and received his law degree from Columbia University.