Tony, Ruby & Zana
As the next generation of the ICM Falk Foundation, David’s cousins carried forward his pioneering legacy by investing, supporting and building in Asia, for Asia, for almost 3 decades, primarily in Vietnam.
Ruby, Tony, and their daughter Zana are no strangers to driving impactful positive change. Tony Salzman, a Vietnam War protestor, was inspired to boldly move the family’s focus to Vietnam in 1992, where Salzman and his family built the first American business in Vietnam since Doi Moi. Tony helped lift the U.S. trade embargo on Vietnam in 1994 and supported the signing of the Bilateral Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Vietnam in 2001. He was also an advisor to the Prime Minister of Vietnam and was even awarded the Capital Development Medal by the Hanoi City People’s Committee for his substantial contributions to the economic and social development of the Vietnamese capital.
By his side and having long been dedicated to Asian development in many ways, Ruby Shang led the development arm of the family’s operations in the region. Serving as the Country Director, Asia Director and Advisor for the Clinton Foundation, she established the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in 6 Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam. Her work continued with the implementation of Energy Efficiency Programs and Forestry programs, eventually becoming the Asia Director for the Clinton Climate Initiative. Ruby finally took on the role of Senior Advisor to the overall foundation and left the Clinton Foundation in October of 2015.