Neil Horikoshi joined the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) in 2008 as the President & Executive Director after a distinguished 30-year career at International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), where he served in a variety of legal and executive management positions in the United States and Asia Pacific.
During Neil’s tenure, he led new strategic initiatives to expand organizational programming to better meet the needs of underserved Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and help APIASF become a more socially impactful organization. APIASF now uses a scalable model of change that is based in accelerating student success, strengthening institutional capacity and mobilizing resources to create a pipeline of diverse leaders who will spur economic growth. To accomplish this goal, APIASF works directly with Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) and some of the leading AAPI research organizations in the country. Neil continues to grow these efforts to ensure that all AAPI students have the opportunity to access, complete and succeed after post-secondary education.