Desmond Tan Profile

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Desmond Tan

Founding Board Member 

Born in Yangon, Myanmar, Desmond Tan came to San Francisco in the late 1970's when he was 11 years old. Desmond acquired Burma Superstar restaurant in 1992 to keep his link to his Burmese heritage and quickly transformed it into one of the most popular restaurants in the Bay Area. He has always been an active Burmese brand ambassador and cultural advocate through his restaurants and nonprofit work. He created Future Superstars as a direct engagement with US and Burmese communities. Desmond has previously led Future Superstars and Burma Superstars’ collaboration with the USA Myanmar Chamber of Commerce and International Rescue Committee to increase Burmese participation in the American economic workforce.