Cabot Corporation board of directors member Christine Yan recognized as recipient of 2021 Outstanding 50 Asia Americans in Business

Boston, MA – Cabot Corporation announced that board member Christine Yan was selected as a recipient of the 2021 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. Established in 2001 by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC), the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award annually highlights the achievements of Asian American entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives across a wide range of business interests that have a role in driving the U.S. economy.

“On behalf of everyone at Cabot and our board of directors, we congratulate Christine on this prestigious achievement,” said Sean Keohane, president and CEO. “As a global manufacturer, we have benefited greatly from Christine’s significant global business experience, especially in the Asia Pacific region, which has been instrumental as we continue to expand in this area.”

Christine Yan has been a member of Cabot’s board of directors since 2019 serving as a member of the Safety, Health, Environment & Sustainability Committee. Prior to her retirement in 2018, Yan held several senior leadership positions at Stanley Black & Decker, including president, Asia, for Stanley Black & Decker based in Shanghai, China, and president, Stanley Storage and Workspace Systems.

“I am honored to be recognized for my business contributions alongside this esteemed group of Asian American leaders,” said Yan. “I extend my congratulations to all the remarkable 2021 award recipients and commend them for the significant accomplishments they’ve made in their respective organizations and for the U.S. economy.”

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