Give2Asia Announces Birger Stamperdahl as New President & CEO


SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Give2Asia, the premier public charity serving Asian philanthropy, announces that its Board of Directors has named Birger Stamperdahl as President & CEO. Mr. Stamperdahl is an eight-year veteran at Give2Asia and has been part of the team that has made Give2Asia a trusted partner of Fortune 500 companies, private foundations and families.

Mr. Stamperdahl officially started in his new role on October 1, 2014, the beginning of Give2Asia's 2015 fiscal year. He will be responsible for overseeing Give2Asia as a platform for social partnerships in 24 countries, since 2001 has resulted in one quarter of a billion U.S. dollars for projects in areas such as health, education, social services, and disaster.

"Birger has been an important part of our Give2Asia team for many years. He has successfully helped guide Give2Asia's staff and program work during a period of transition and growth," said Ta-lin Hsu, Chairman of the Board of Give2Asia and Chairman and Founder of H &Q Asia Pacific. "With Birger in this new role, Give2Asia is even better positioned to serve corporations, families and foundations that help Asian communities in need."

"Give2Asia has an established track record of incubating programs with long-term impact with links to donors and social investors. I am very pleased to be part of this team," said Mr. Stamperdahl.

From Afghanistan to Japan, our knowledge network is addressing Asia's most important and emerging challenges."

About Birger Stamperdahl

During the past eight years, Mr. Stamperdahl has played a leadership role in all aspects of Give2Asia's operations, such as business development, marketing, program and field network management, strategic planning, and donor stewardship. Since February he has been serving as Give2Asia's Interim President & CEO.

Before joining Give2Asia in 2006, Mr. Stamperdahl was a Vice President at Porter Novelli, helping to lead the agency's technology practice in Silicon Valley. He has 15 years of experience in for-profit and nonprofit business management and marketing. Mr. Stamperdahl holds degrees in Political Science and Journalism from the University of New Hampshire.

About Give2Asia

Give2Asia is a 501c3 nonprofit in the United States that specializes in matching donor interests with impactful charitable projects in 24 countries in the Asia Pacific region. Give2Asia helps drives private philanthropic investment to local charitable organizations and projects with expert donor stewardship and on-the-ground experts in every country where it works. Give2Asia currently works with over 50 multi-national corporations and corporate foundations, as well as families, private foundations and non-profit partners.