Core Members

Norman C.W. Yung

Founder and Chairperson of the Board

With over 25 years of executive experience in general management, marketing, non-profit, and entrepreneurship. Norm Yung is the Founder and CEO of Aqua Cleanup International. He has led global businesses for corporations, held management positions at leading institutions, served on multiple non-profit boards, and found his own company in Asia. Norm received his B.A. in Economics from The University of Chicago and a MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University.


  • Present, Executive Director, Operations & Development at the Center for Health and Technology (CHeT) at The University of Rochester

  • Formerly Senior Executives at Global Corporations

- Vice President and General Manager for Global Laboratory Plastics Consumables business at Thermo Fisher Scientific

- Chief Marketing Officer for Digital Medical Solutions at Carestream Health

- Vice President for Global Refractive at Bausch & Lomb

  • Formerly leaders in entrepreneurial ventures

- Interim Chief Technology and Strategy Officer at AeroSafe Global

- Founder and Managing Director at Yung & Company

  • Board membership for non-profits, including MedTech, YMCA, Southeastern Youth & Family, University of Chicago Alumni Board

James Fwu

Chief Naval Architect

James is the Chief Naval Architect of The Aqua Cleanup International. He has over 30 years of management experience in vessel design and manufacture management, yachting business, ocean engineering, composite material applications and project management. He is a certified Naval Architect in Taiwan and currently teaching at National Kaohsiung Technology University as adjunct instructor (since 2001). James graduated from National Taiwan University, with BSc & Master Degree in Naval Architect & Ocean Engineering. He received his EMBA from National Sun Yat-Sen University.


  • Present President, Kaohsiung Naval Architect Association

  • Founder and CEO of 12nm Innovative Solutions Ltd & James Fwu Naval Architect Firm, a private naval engineering consultancy firm providing customized innovative solutions and quality products and services to clients worldwide with primary coverage in Asia-Pacific

  • Founder & GM of Premier Shipyard, the only Super Yacht Builder Association (SYBAss) member in Asia

  • Formerly, Managing Director of Atech Composite Co., design & manufacturing of boats, vehicle & wind blades, RD Manager of Horizon Yacht Co. & Ta-Chou Shipbuilding Co., Surveyor & Owner’s representative in SOIC.Org

  • Formerly, Vice President at Horizon Yacht Group in Taiwan, focusing on Overseas Sales, PR and Custom Service,

  • Authorized licensor of Naval Architects in Taiwan

  • Winner of Featured Ship of Year 2020 in Taiwan on speed ferry boat operating between Taiwan and costal islands

  • A few more bullets of vessels designed and delivered to government users. (municipal use vessels)

Joy Chen, CPA

Director, Project Management

  • 15 years of experience in Financial Industry and Advisory Services, taking various roles in Front and Middle Offices in Wealth Management, Lending, and Capital Markets, and advising clients on Operational Transformation, and Risk & Compliance

  • Formerly Associate Director at Mstone Partners Asia Ltd, led a $63mil M&A transaction of three Purse Seiner fishing vessels

  • Formerly Senior Consultant at EY New York Financial Services Office (FSO) Advisory, served at Morgan Stanley New York as 'external consultant' Project Manager managing a Global Risk Remediation project

  • Formerly Business Development Manager at HSBC China Regional Office, managing loan portfolios and channel development of luxurious residential Real Estate projects

  • Graduated from Fordham University with an MBA in Finance and Accounting

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with State of New York