Lai Ying Floria

Company: The Department of Global Affairs, Kennesaw State University

Lai Ying (Floria) Whitcomb advocates for the continued strengthening of business and cultural relationships between Hong Kong, China, and the Southeast U.S. She sits on the board of the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta.

She is currently employed at the Department of Global Affairs, Kennesaw State University. Until 2017, her professional career was in the area of banking mainly in currency trading and financial analysis.

A native of Hong Kong, Lai Ying has resided in Japan and the U.S. for the past 38 years. She received a B.S. degree from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. She speaks several languages. She and her husband of 32 years raised three children – Philip, Natalie and Stephen.