Joyce Moy

Joyce Moy


US Bangladesh Partners (USBP)


Joyce Moy is the CEO of US Bangladesh Partners (USBP), an organization dedicated to creating and facilitating opportunities for commerce, trade, and exchange of innovative ideas between the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors of the US and Bangladesh. USBP seeks to provide a unique forum that encourages participants to share knowledge, engage with issues, explore investment opportunities, and partner with one another for global impact. She is currently the Executive Director of the Asian American/Asian Research Institute (AAARI), of the City University of New York (CUNY). AAARI engages in research and education on Asian-American and international Asian community issues with the goal of building bridges across cultures, for educators, business and communities.

Ms. Moy's field of expertise is economic development and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). She is also a professor of small business management and entrepreneurship at CUNY.

She was the first Asian American director of a U.S. Small Business Administration funded New York State Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The Center provided one-on-one counseling to start-up and existing businesses on management, finance, marketing, and other issues. In the few years that she directed the program, she worked with nearly 2,000 businesses, and obtained over USD$20 million in grants, loans and other funding for SMEs. She built a team that addressed the needs of the immigrant and minority communities, who spoke English, Spanish, Korean and three dialects of Chinese.

Later, she was appointed Director of Economic Development, a position in which she oversaw a number of entrepreneurship programs. She is a former practicing attorney with experience in corporate law, franchising, taxation and commercial areas. She has taught at Cornell University School of Law, and later at the CUNY School of Law. She serves on the Board of the NY Regional US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, former Board member of Asian Women in Business, and is the recipient of numerous awards including the NY Women's Chamber of Commerce: "Woman of Excellence Award", the "Export Appreciation Award" from the United States Commercial Service among others. She has served on the New York Governor's Taskforce on Small Business, and the NYC Comptroller's Taskforce on Public Benefits.