The Swarthmore College Board of Managers will welcome five new members at its September meeting. The accomplished group includes Lauren Glant ’83, Edgar Lee ’98, Asahi Pompey ’94, Brian Wong ’96, and Winston Zee P’07.
Lauren Glant ’83
After practicing as a litigator at Pillsbury Winthrop in New York, Glant taught at New York University Law School, Pace University School of Law, and Brooklyn Law School. She now consults with nonprofits across a range of missions.
Glant served for more than a decade as a trustee of the Brooklyn Historical Society, where she chaired the collections committee and sat on the governance and executive committees. Glant also chaired the board diversity committee of the Packer Collegiate Institute, where she was a trustee for nine years. She is currently on the Board of Trustees of Weeksville Heritage Center and of Wyckoff House Museum, and chairs the collections committee at the Center for Brooklyn History.
Glant was a member of the College’s Council on Presidential Initiatives, chairing the Council’s committee on Enhancing Our Social Impact. A Phi Beta Kappa recipient, she earned a B.A. in history with high honors at Swarthmore and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1986.
Glant lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and she and her husband, Michael Gillespie, have two children.
Edgar Lee ’98
Lee is a private investor with more than 20 years of finance and alternative-investing experience, serving as an investment professional at Oaktree Capital Management from 2007 to 2020.
At Oaktree, Lee founded and was the portfolio manager of the $6 billion Strategic Credit strategy and served as the CEO and CIO of three business development companies, including Oaktree Specialty Lending and Oaktree Strategic Income Corporations.
Before joining Oaktree, Lee worked at UBS Investment Bank in Los Angeles and at Lehman Brothers Inc. He also worked at the Urban Institute, where he co-authored Helping America’s Homeless (2001). He received a B.A. in economics from Swarthmore and a master of public policy from Harvard University.
Asahi Pompey ’94
Pompey is the global head of corporate engagement at Goldman Sachs and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. She leads the firm’s philanthropic and community engagement programs: 10,000 Small Businesses, 10,000 Women, One Million Black Women, Goldman Sachs Gives, and Community TeamWorks.
In addition to serving on the Board of Managers, Pompey also serves on the advisory boards of Forbes Next 1,000, Glamour Women of the Year, and the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream.
Pompey, an Oak Leaf Award recipient, earned a B.A. in political science from Swarthmore and also holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Brian Wong ’96
Wong is the founder and chairman of RADII, a digital media company dedicated to bridging the understanding between youth in the East and West. He is also a former vice president of Alibaba Group, where he was the first American and 52nd employee.
At Alibaba, Wong contributed to the company’s early globalization efforts in various business roles, such as head of international marketing and business development and vice president of global sales. He also served as special assistant to the chairman for international affairs and as executive director of the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy, and he led the Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI) team, developing and leading capacity-building programs for entrepreneurs, universities, and government leaders in emerging markets from Africa to Asia.
Wong earned his bachelor’s degree in literature and premed studies at Swarthmore. He also holds a master’s certificate from the Johns Hopkins University–Nanjing University Center for U.S. and China Studies and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He also previously served as a member of the Wharton School Alumni Executive Board.
Wong is a China Fellow with the Aspen Institute, was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and is a member of the Committee of 100.
Winston Zee P’07
Zee is a transnational business lawyer who is a member of the faculty of Shanghai Jiao Tong University KoGuan Law School. He and his wife, Peggy Chan P’07, have endowed a scholarship and the College’s first chair in Black Studies to support a “faculty member whose work fosters innovation and interdisciplinarity” at Swarthmore.
Prior to his role as a law professor, Zee served as chairman, Asia-Pacific Region, and a member of the Global Executive Committee of the law firm Baker & McKenzie. During his tenure as chairman, he was responsible for 17 Baker & McKenzie offices in the Asia-Pacific Region. Zee is also he co-author of the China Tax Guide (1987), published by Oxford University Press.
He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 1977 and went on to earn his J.D. magna cum laude and LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.