Angela Yin Cesal

Angela Yin CesalAngela was born in Shanghai,China. She grew up and went to school in Taipei,Taiwan. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Chinese Cultural University,she joined The Ruentex Group, the company her father founded in Shanghai in 1942.

She immigrated to the United States in 1974 and instantly fell in love with Phoenix on her first visit. It wasn’t long before she decided to settle down and start her life here. She is the proud mother of three children: David, an aviation finance specialist, Catharine, an accomplished pediatrician, and Karla, a graduate student at ASU’s Cronkite School.

Taking her father’s advice Angela acquired her real estate license in 1978, and since then has achieved great success as an investor and developer.

Angela has always been an advocate of higher education and dedicates a great deal of time and energy into the development of Arizona State University. In 2001 she was elected to the Board of Trustees of ASU Foundation. To this day she remains on the Board of Directors of the ASU Foundation and the Board of Trustees of ASU. Angela’s strong leadership presence can also be found in other areas of ASU. She is a member of the President’s Club and is Co-founding chair of Women and Philanthropy.

Angela also plays an active role in Phoenix’s medical community, and in 2011 was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Angela’s commitment to the Chinese-American Community is evident through the various contributions she has made over the years. In 1996 she was appointed official liaison for the 21 Fighter Squadron of Taiwan’s Air Force. She looked after the Taiwanese F-16 Pilots participating in the “Phoenix One” training program at Luke Air Force base . Her devotion and dedication to the program earned her the title of  “The Honorary Commander” of the 21 Fighter Squadron.  She is the founding chair of Chinese American Society of Arizona and. In 1998, Angela was elected the chairwoman of the Phoenix Sister Cities Commission / Taipei Committee. In the same year she was appointed advisor to the Overseas  Affair Commission. Two years later, the President of Taiwan appointed her as Commissioner to OCAC of Arizona. After serving two terms  six years as Commissioner, she is now Senior Advisor to Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission, and the 2013 President of AREAA Arizona chapter.

Angela continues her work with ASU, the Chinese-American Community and various philanthropic pursuits by giving guidance, financial support and her time.