NAAAP Philadelphia Appoints Subarna Malakar as Chairman of the Board

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PHILADELPHIA – August 25th, 2022 – The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP Philadelphia), a national all-volunteer Pan-Asian American professional organization, is excited to announce the appointment of Subarna Malakar as Chairman of the Board, effective October 1, 2022.

Subarna is a U.S. Army veteran with an MBA from Temple University: Fox School of Business, a B.S. from the University of Maryland, and a Certificate in Leadership Academy from Harvard University. He is currently the Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) for Sanofi North America. In his role, he drives DE&I strategy and initiatives where employees reflect the diversity of our communities, unleashing their best selves every day to transform the practice of medicine. Subarna has more than 25 years of professional experience with 15 years as an executive in Global DE&I, corporate social responsibility, and culture change management, working for global companies including FMC, Ahold Delhaize, Thomson Reuters, Unilever, and Sodexo. Subarna has been a board member of NAAAP last three years.

 Subarna states, “It takes commitment, collaboration, and coalition to lead NAAAP- Philadelphia. I have some of the best minds in this organization to support the mission of NAAAP to build future Asian American leaders while impacting our ever-growing Asian community and creating an inclusive organization for all”.
We thank David Chan for his leadership over the last six years as chair of the NAAAP Board of Directors. Under his leadership, NAAAP Philly has impacted the community in unforeseeable ways on a corporate and professional level and within the community. He has done tremendous work and will continue to be our wise council as we embark on the future of NAAAP.

About NAAAP Philadelphia

Since 2004, NAAAP Philadelphia has proudly served the Greater Philadelphia area and continues to build an inclusive community. As an award-winning professional organization, NAAAP Philadelphia was recognized for the following: 

  • 2022 Faces of Philanthropy Award – Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2021 Outstanding Nonprofit of the Year Award – Asian American Chamber of Commerce Greater Philadelphia
  • 2021 Civic 50 Honoree – Philadelphia Foundation & Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia Partners
  • 2021 Faces of Philanthropy Award – Philadelphia Business Journal
  • 2020 PHL Diversity Nonprofit Business Award
  • 2020 NAAAP National Chapter of the Year