Martin Liu works in IT since 2000 

For several companies: Nurun, VIA Rail, St-Hubert, etc. as business analyst or project manager. He is graduated from Université de Laval in Computer Science (B. Sc.) and from HEC Montreal (MBA, M. Sc.).

As president, he wanted YCPA to have its own special event where Asians and Chinese professionals could celebrate their origins in a glamourous way: he created the Orchid Gala in 2008 which became the Orchid Ball year after. He is very proud that subsequent boards of directors continue the Ball and made it "the event" that you should not miss. After his YCPA president-ship, he sat on the Montreal Intercultural Council (City of Montréal) and the Montreal Chinese Hospital Foundation which he presides since 2017.

Graduated as pharmacist in 1997 and as medical physician in 2003, Dr Tran had served in voluntary medical mission to a third-world country for non-profit organization and had served in different emergency rooms in Québec for more than 10 years, including regional trauma teaching tertiary care hospital and as ER medical chief. Dr Tran also worked across Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong and China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia) in medical assistance and in cost-control decision-making medical advice. As co-founder and President, Dr Tran currently works in a medical polyclinic in old Montreal.

For Dr Tran, Chinese and Asian culture and education typically make Asians more timid especially in Western society. After YCPA founder's many insistence to help resuscitate YCPA, Dr Tran finally accepted to take it over in 2009. His goal was to turn the exclusively social YCPA into a fertile platform where young Chinese and Asian professionals and entrepreneurs can have the chance to showcase their talent and knowledge, present their values and culture, expand their networks and get more involved and better contribute to Canadian society. 

Hence, in 2 years, Dr Tran's 2009-2011 team was able to strengthen YCPA foundation with setting up YCPA standards, increasing membership by 320% and balance sheet by 180%. YCPA also improved its public visibility and reputation, by initiating first time ties with Chinese Embassy in Ottawa, local Asian Associations, RJCCQ, Montreal municipal government, Quebec provincial government and Canadian federal government. YCPA also won for the first time gold medal at the InterChambers Soccer Tournament in 2009 and organized the first Orchid Ball that won the Best Event of the Year 2009-2010 in Quebec's Inter-Young Chambers contest. It has since become the very sought-after iconic event of YCPA.

Ponora Ang is a member of Fasken Martineau’s Litigation Group. He has pleaded before various levels of Québec courts in numerous complex cases, several of which attracted the attention of the Canadian press.

His practice touches many aspects of civil and commercial disputes in the areas of banking, sureties enforcement, construction, real estate, directors’ liability employment, insurance law and franchise law. He is also specialized in product liability, where he defends various manufacturers, distributors and vendors in the automobile, medical, aviation and security industries.

Ponora is also involved in many boards of directors in Québec. He was notably President of the Young Chinese Professionals Association, which was awarded “Best Young Chamber of Commerce of Québec 2012” during his term.

Selena Lu is a partner in the Business Law group at Lavery Lawyers.

She has extensive experience in corporate governance, having served on several boards of directors, including those of the Caisse Desjardins De Lorimier-Villeray, the Montreal Chinese Garden Society, the Fashion & Design Festival, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and the Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec and the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés.

Selena has held several leadership roles since the beginning of her career and has actively contributed to the Chinese community in Montréal.  In 2014, she was elected President of the Young Chinese Professionals Association (YCPA) and recognized as an “Eminent Young Overseas Chinese” by the Chinese Consulate in Montréal. In 2017, Selena chaired the organizing committee of the Montreal Chinese Hospital Foundation Ball. In 2018, she was named as the 81st President of the Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal. In 2019, she was invited to Montréal City Hall to sign the Golden Book in recognition of her volunteer contribution to the Chinese community in Montréal.

Recognized as one of Entreprendre magazine’s Top 100 Women Leaders, Selena is regularly invited as a speaker on governance, diversity and inclusion, and leadership.