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The Leadership Lectures: Abe Ng

The Leadership Lectures feature world-class, accomplished and influential leaders with expertise ranging from business and philanthropy to public service and academic research. Through the Lectures we hope to allow our community to have access to the expertise, advice and best practices of some the world’s foremost leadership minds and so the lectures are free and open to the public.


  • About the lecture

    The Entrepreneurial Journey:  The Ongoing Sushi Maki Story

    Entrepreneur Abe Ng will be sharing “lessons learned” from his experiences with various restaurant concepts he has founded, including the ubiquitous, award-winning Sushi Maki.  In the last 15 years, Abe and his team have grown a company that continues to thrive and survive in turbulent economic times.  Recently honored as a South Florida Business Journal “Ultimate CEO,” Abe’s present focus is on creating a focused and energetic company culture as he leads the concept in new directions.  As Abe candidly shares the story behind Sushi Maki, the challenges he’s faced and the opportunities for the future, you can gain insight into how to maximize your chances of being start-up ready and navigating your way to find yourself with like-minded peers.  Abe will also be discussing sustainability, food trends and the latest in the hospitality industry.

  • Date

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015


  • Abe Ng

    Abe Ng from Sushi Maki

    Abe Ng is a Miami native, graduated from Miami Dade Public Schools and Cornell University’s Hotel School, and has completed programs at the California Sushi Academy and most recently the OPM program at Harvard Business School.  In addition to Ultimate CEO, Abe has been recognized by the Miami Herald and the South Florida Business Journal in their “20 Under 40” and “40 Under 40” awards. Sushi Maki has garnered numerous awards, including the SFBJ “Good to Great” award, the GMCVB “Minority Business of the Year” award, GMBHA “Sustainable Hospitality: Restaurant Award,” and was a finalist for the SFBJ “Business of the Year.”  Abe has appeared on Fox Business News, National Public Radio and NBC6.   Abe currently lives in Miami with his wife Christina and their three children aged 10, 8 and 6.

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The Leadership Lectures are presented with the generous support of Amerant Bank.

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We would also like to thank our university partner, FIU Honors College for their support.

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