George SyCip

Director, Galaxaco China Group LLC

Mr. SyCip is President of Halanna Management Corporation and a Founder and Principal in Galaxaco China Group LLC. Mr. SyCip advises a variety of companies in their cross-border endeavors between the US/Europe and Asia. Mr. SyCip assumed the role of Board Chairman in August 2016 after having served as a Board Director since 2005.

Prior to setting up his own offices, Mr. SyCip had a career in banking, including serving as Chief Financial Officer of United Savings Bank, a leading provider of banking services to California’s Asian communities and a major originator of home mortgages in the State. He currently sits on several corporate boards, including Bank of the Orient in San Francisco, Beneficial Life Insurance Company in the Philippines,  Alliance Select Foods international, Inc., Spence & Co., Ltd., Paxys, Inc., and Agritech Faso SA.

Mr. SyCip currently serves on the board of several international and Asia-focused nonprofits, including the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction, Global Heritage Fund, the Museum of Chinese in America, and the California Asia Business Council. He has also served as Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco’s Social Services Department. He was Director and Treasurer of the San Francisco Education Fund and the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and served on Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies Advisory Board, as well as Grameen Foundation USA's Philippine Advisory Council.