Sam Yau, Chairman of the Board of the Esalen Institute, is a recognized business leader and strategist known for delivering rapid value creation for companies that need strategic repositioning for growth or significant turnaround in a challenging time. His diversified career has spanned many industries, including semiconductor, specialty retailing, computer hardware and software, medical management and for-profit education. Sam currently serves as a director on the boards of SRS Labs and Multi-Fineline Electronix. He is a director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Irvine, and the past Chairman of the Forum for Corporate Directors in Orange County. He has a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree in Economics from the University of Hong Kong and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.