Mr. Nellsen Young is the Founder and President of ASEAN People’s Association (ASEAN PAC) – Los Angeles. In September 2016, The ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia granted its approval to ASEAN PAC, aims to promote ASEAN diverse cultures, traditions, arts and its people-to people’s interaction. Mr. Young strives to bring the finest identity of ASEAN across the United States and has been devoting his time to initiate the first cultural based ASEAN center in the Los Angeles.

Using his deep understanding of Southeast Asia and his widespread language skills, he has forged stable relations with ASEAN communities, Consul Generals and Ambassadors of each ASEAN member state in California and Washington D.C. In addition to that, Young constantly interacts with the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, American politicians, and major ASEAN and Chinese media outlets in California.

Nellsen has an extensive marketing and community outreach background. He worked for the largest Chinese media network in California. In January 2015, Nellsen founded Inspire NUSA, Inc., which ventures into marketing, event planning, entertainment, education and vacation planning. In May 2015, he spearheaded a live concert in Los Angeles for Malaysia’s “Queen of Jazz”, Dato’ Sheila Majid and the first ASEAN Fest in June 2016 that celebrated the vast and unique culture and arts of each ASEAN member state. Endorsed and supported by the ASEAN Secretariat and all Consulate Generals of the 10 ASEAN member states, ASEAN Fest 2016 was the first of its kind to be ever held in the United States. Nellsen served in the United States Army Reserve from 2010 until 2014.


Mr. Young’s everlasting passion to maximize ASEAN’s potential has led him to go above and beyond. 2017 marks the 50thAnniversary of  ASEAN’s establishment, therefore he is organizing a Golden Celebration Gala Ball this September in Los Angeles, paving the way to great prosperity of the dynamic ASEAN community while working with the motto of “ASEAN: One Vision, One Identity, One Community”.