May 15, 2019

Three named to Phillips Academy Board of Trustees

Appointees hail from New York, Hong Kong, and Boston
by Tracy Sweet

Peter Currie ’74, P’03, president of the Phillips Academy Board of Trustees, announced today that three new members will join the board. Chris Auguste of New York City and Yichen Zhang of Hong Kong will serve six-year terms as charter trustees. Dan Lasman of Boston will serve a two-year term as an alumni trustee and cochair of the Annual Giving Board (AGB).

Chris Auguste

A partner in the New York law firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, Chris Auguste ’76, P’09, ’12, was an alumni trustee from 2010 to 2014 and a member of the Alumni Council from 2004 to 2008. A celebrated volunteer, Auguste was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in 2018, recognizing his exemplary non sibi commitment. Auguste was instrumental in the launch of the Alumni Council’s Non Sibi Day initiative in 2007 and remains active in community engagement projects that benefit Andover and global communities.

He has served on the advisory board of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers and was a member of the 2014 Strategic Planning Task Force, among other advisory roles. He is currently a Regional Association Leader and a member of the Alumni Award of Distinction Committee. He also supports student mentoring through the Office of Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD). He is the parent of two Andover alumnae and holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Dan Lasman

Dan Lasman ’73, P’06 is CFO at Fish & Richardson, a global intellectual property and litigation firm with 11 national and two international offices. He has served as a class cohead agent for the past 30 years and was a member of the Annual Giving Board from 2004 to 2007. Reappointed to Alumni Council in 2015, he became cochair in 2017. In addition to cochairing the AGB, he sits on the Alumni Council Executive Committee.

A member of the Andover Development Board, Lasman is committed to the advancement of Andover’s philanthropic efforts, also serving on the Boston Regional Committee of the Knowledge & Goodness Campaign. Lasman, who was awarded the Yale Bowl as a senior and played for Andover’s storied, undefeated 1971 football team, is also the parent of a PA alumnus. He holds degrees from the University of Chicago and Yale University.

Yichen Zhang

Yichen Zhang ’82, P’18, ’20 is chairman and CEO of CITIC Capital, a Hong Kong–based global alternative investment management and advisory company with more than 25 billion USD in assets under management. Under Zhang’s leadership, CITIC Capital has invested in some of China’s leading companies, including McDonald’s China, Alibaba, Sina, and Harbin Pharmaceutical. Through investments, Zhang is the chairman of McDonald’s China and Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Holding Company, as well as Universal Medical. He is also active in political, economic, and social communities, serving on the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, among other leadership roles in China and globally.

One of the first students to attend Andover from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhang has remained actively connected to the Academy. An ambassador for Knowledge & GoodnessL The Andover Campaign, Zhang is a member of the Campaign Leadership Council, the Parent Advancement Council, and is cochair of the Asia Council. Recognizing his legacy of support, Zhang was honored with the Distinguished Service Award in 2013. The parent of an Andover alumna and a current student, he is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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