About Us

Asians Without Borders is a non-profit professional organization, with the specific goals of fostering and expanding career choices, facilitating professional development and building leaders in the Asian Pacific Canadian community. Our membership is comprised of working professionals and students in the full spectrum of careers from financial, legal to fashion and alternative health.

AWB was founded by a group of working professionals, who strongly believe in creating an environment where networking, soft skills development (leadership, negotiation, presentation, socialization, etc.), career support, and a sense of community should flourish among Asian Pacific Canadians and newcomers.

Our Mandates

Foster and Expand Career Choices

To excel in one’s career, one needs passion, determination and hardwork but also a network of mentors, encouragement and a broader scope that AWB provides. AWB’s aim is to provide tools and programs where individuals can explore and receive mentorship various career choices, such as in the areas of social service, entertainments, politics, sports, etc.
Soft Skills Development

To help members develop effective communication skills, obtain social acceptance, build consensus, and to take the leadership roles.
Build Leaders of Tomorrow

To establish an environment to help existing and new leaders flourish.
To further contribute in building this beautiful and vibrant country.

Edmund Chien


Edmund is the President of Flow Cap Advisory, a consulting firm that specializes in soft skills training for client facing professionals. 
His background includes high net worth wealth management, Bay Street insurance advisor, and airborne combat medic in the Canadian Armed Forces. 
Edmund's background also includes the entertainment industry, he holds a Bachelor of Fine arts from the prestigious Ryerson Theatre School.
Board of Directors
Brian works for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as the Vice President of Corporate Audit. He holds both the Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation and the American Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in addition to the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification.

Outside of work, Brian also serves on the University of Toronto Alumni Association Committee and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Sony Centre of Performing Arts.
Brian Cheng
President Emeritus
Crystal is a Director, Operating Model Design, in Scotiabank’s International Banking division. She has held previous roles in Merger & Acquisition Integrations in Chile, Strategic Projects in Malaysia, and Canadian retail banking. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Queen’s University and an MBA from Laurier University.

Crystal is an avid traveller and enjoys meeting people, baking, and discovering new adventures.
Crystal Gan
Board of Director
Kien Nguyen
Kien is the co-founder and former president of Asians Without Borders. He is currently a Vice President at Deutsche Bank, the Structure Solution Group. Prior to DB, he was Vice President and Director at TD Securities on a Structuring and Trading desk. His past work experiences include corporate account management, real estate, auto sales and other entrepreneurial ventures. He is a MBA graduate from the Schulich School of Business.

Kien enjoys gardening, cooking, and writing. He dreams of one day seeing more cool Asians on TV.
Peter Nguyen is currently employed by Trane, a global HVAC equipment manufacturer as a New Systems Sales Account Manager. He holds a BComm from Ryerson University and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business. Prior to his current role, he held various positions in sale/account management/business development.

He enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, and has a passion for music.

Peter Nguyen
Board of Director