2022 Asian American Pacific Islander Leadership Summit
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Chinten Parikh has over 25 years experience leading diversity, inclusion and talent management functions for organizations in diverse fields, including global and fast growth companies. He has been responsible for establishing the strategic direction and execution of human resources strategies, including diversity & inclusion, leadership development, organizational design & development, succession planning, performance management and coaching & mentoring. Parikh is also active with community organizations, including the National Diversity Council. He has also provided strategic human resources consulting for organizations who are just beginning their diversity & inclusion journey. His unique background and experience enables him to quickly connect with diverse audiences and earn trust. Chinten’s over 25 years’ experience in human resources includes working at Rackspace Technology, Topgolf, University of North Texas System, Baylor, Scott & White, DFW Airport, Accor Hotels and the Job Corps National Training Institute. Chinten received a bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology from Louisiana State University and an MBA in organizational development from American Intercontinental University. He holds senior professional certifications from the Society for Human Resources Management and Human Resources Certification Institute; the certified diversity professional designation from the National Diversity Council, and is a certified harassment prevention trainer, diversity trainer and mentoring facilitator. In 2017, the Texas Diversity Council presented Parikh with the DiversityCHAMPIONS Award.
Van Nguyen (pronounced Von Winn) joined Schoolcraft College in 2018 and is currently the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer charged with developing marketing and communications strategies that promote the college’s mission and increase community awareness. Additionally, she chairs the college’s inaugural DEI task force, formed in 2020. Before joining Schoolcraft College, Van was the Director of Trustee Development overseeing 132 Beaumont Health Trustees in Southeast Michigan. She helped advanced the inaugural group to become health ambassadors in their respective communities. Prior to 2017, she was executive director of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) in Livonia where she launched economic advancement programs in the minority business community. Van has more than 15 years of experience in the digital marketing industry; spearheading General Motor’s first “social command center” and also worked as an account director at Ogilvy & Mather where she managed a social marketing campaign for Ford Motor Company Van is active in the local community serving as an advisory board member for Shakespeare in Detroit and Southeastern Salvation Army – Adult Rehabilitation Center and board member and secretary at Gleaners Community Food Bank. She has been awarded with Corp! Magazine Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award, Crain's 40 Under 40 Class of 2015, Women's Leadership in Action Award and featured in the 6th Edition of DRIVEN Magazine for Diversity and Inclusion in the automotive industry for her efforts at APACC. Van received her Bachelors from Baylor University, Masters from University of Texas at Dallas and currently pursuing her doctorate’s degree at Ferris State University.