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Peggy Cherng

Panda Restaurant Group

Peggy Cherng is Coo-CEO of Panda Express, the $3.8 billion Chinese fast -food chain, with more than 2,200 locations. In 1982, she left her engineering career to help husband Andrew open the first Panda Express .location in 0 in Los Angeles. The Cherngs also run famed ramen house, Ippudo, in Berkeley, CA and have investments in chains that sell everything from pizza, salad and cheesecake. She is on the boards of the Los Angeles branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the United Way of Los Angeles, Methodist Hospital of Arcadia and the Peter F. Drucker School of Management. Peggy earned a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Oregon State University and a master’s in computer science from the University of Missouri, .

Year appointed: 1983

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