Mr. Chak Man Lai, Raymond
Principal, Chak & Associates Solicitor
After graduating from University of Glamorgan (LLB) and University of Bristol (LPC). Mr. Raymond Chak founded Chak & Associates in 2005. He specializes in dispute resolution. His work involves all forms of dispute resolution including arbitration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution throughout Asia. Apart from private practice, Mr. Chak is also on fiat list and represents the Department of Justice of Hong Kong in prosecution practice.
Mr. Chak leads his firm dedicates to provide pro bono legal services to assist those members in our society who have difficulties in accessing the justice system to address their legal problems, also build up the partnership with a number of charitable organizations and provides various services for the underserved in the community such as Suicide Prevention Service (SPS), Hong Kong Student Aid Society and Mission of Love.
Furthermore, Mr. Chak and his colleagues give their enthusiasm and devotion in anticipate the Oxfam Trailwalker and raising money for various foundations every year since the firm established in 2005.
Ms. Alvina Chan
After graduating from Columbia University and Georgetown University, Alvina spent 7 years on Wall Street in New York
& Hong Kong. Passionate about her culinary dreams, she attended Le Cordon Bleu Paris and achieved remarkable
results, obtaining 1st in French Cuisine with “Mention Bien” (Distinction).
Given her positive influence in food culture through various media, she is now the first disciple of Willie Mark, an
internationally recognized food critic.
Alvina is the author of 2 books: “Banquets for the Soul” & “ Alone in Paris – Transforming Perspectives in the World’s
Most Famous Culinary School.” Her current works include: Culinary TV host for TVB and Creation TV, Columnist,
Culinary Instructor at Towngas Cooking Centre.
Alvina’s culinary aim is to simplify French recipes perceived to be difficult, such that even professionals can find time to
become “Chef de l’Amour,” showing Love and Care to their loved ones through Gastronomy!
Ms. Melody Chan
Melody is currently a reporter of a local newspaper. She received her LLB and PCLL from the Chinese
University of Hong Kong. After staying in the law school for five years, she looked for changes of
environment to provide with her energy and thrills to move on to another stage of life.
Human rights issues have always been on Melody's mind. She has been volunteering in the legal research
of several high-profile human rights cases. However, she also developed a cling to economics.
Before joining the press, she spent four years working as a legal research assistant, specialised
in securities and futures law, and she has had so much fun studying corporate finance. Now she is
enjoying her life in the LegCo press room, having the leisure to listen to the readings of bills
which she finds interesting. For her, justice is about a fair distribution of resources. And SVhk is
definitely her place to serve.
Ms. Beryl Chen
Director of Public Relations, SVhk
Partner, Brain Tonic Communications
Beryl Chen graduated from The University of Hong Kong and got her MA from Beijing Normal University.
Ex-reporter and editor, she currently works in marketing and public relations industry and
has a small PR firm. She once yearned for leaving this city that she loves very much now.
Mr. Leong Cheung
Operating Partner, Bain Capital Asia Portfolio Group
Mr. Leong Cheung received an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BBA from the Chinese University
of Hong Kong, where he later had taught strategy for five years as part-time lecturer. He joined
Bain Capital Asia in 2008, and is currently the Operating Partner of Bain Capital Asia Portfolio Group.
Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Global Sourcing & Supply Chain at Esquel Group,
the founder and CEO of an Internet start-up and a senior consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.
Mr. Cheung is a Court and Council member of the Hong Kong Lingnan University, a trustee of Esquel
Y.L. Yang Education Foundation and an Advisory Committee member of the Hong Kong Quality Migrant
Ms. Rosanna Choi
Director of Governance, SVhk
Partner, CWCC CPA
Practising accountant, a partner of a medium-sized Certified Public Accountants firm. MBA (University of
Sydney), Master of Science in Information System Management. Tirelessly searching for the peak
of mountain, the trench of ocean, and the zenith of her achievement.
Rosanna is one of the core organizers of The 30S Group. She is also a committee member of
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) HK. She actively participates in
community services as organized by The 30S Group and ACCA HK. She believes that SVhk
can be a strong enabler for successful social ventures because of our understanding
of both social and commercial sectors, our strong team of seasoned professionals, and our
passion to change our society to be a better one.
Ms. Rachel Chong
Director of Membership, SVhk
Senior Acturial Manager, Manulife
BCom in Actuarial Science (Macquarie University), MCom in Actuarial Science and Finance
(Macquarie University). Rachel plays different roles – an actuary on weekdays, a
scuba diving instructor on weekends, a writer in leisure time. She loves challenges and
always seizes every chance to learn and grow.
Ms. Sindy Chow
CEO, Happy Grannies
Before starting to run her own business in nonferrous metal industry in Hong Kong few years ago, Sindy had been dedicating her career life for over 10 years on managing sales & marketing activities of nonferrous metals in Greater China and SE Asia for an oversea listed aluminium player and a private US company respectively. She has the passion for helping the deprived groups and bringing some impact to the society. In 2008, her idea to support single elders won the Social Innovation Award offered by Social Venture Hong Kong. She then found the non-profit making social enterprise, Happy Grannies , and became its CEO in end 2009. It started small but is growing gradually.
Mr. Chapman Fong
Postgraduate educated in HK and the UK. Professional engineer and logistician. 20 years plus work experience and now practicing general management in an express courier company. Elected school managers. Volunteers in church.
Convinced that Social Venture is a good complementary approach to serve the needies and make the betterment of the society.
Mr. Yoshiki Hashimoto
Head of Asia Merchant Banking Division, Nomura International (HK) Limited
Yoshiki Hashimoto am Head of Asia Merchant Banking Division at Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited. I am now based in Tokyo and responsible for our investment portfolio in Asia. Outside the company, I am an active partner of Social Venture Partners Tokyo and support some social venture companies and NPOs in Japan.
Taking leverage of my exposure in Hong Kong and Japan, I am keen to develop cooperative relationship between the two in the field of social investment and activities.
Ms. Jasmine Ho
Senior Company Secreatarial Manager, Hutchison Whampoa
Mr. Stephen Ho
Director of Sustainable Development, SVhk
Architect, Hong Kong Housing Authority
Stephen is a practicing architect in Hong Kong. After graduating from HKU (B. Arch)
and HKU (M. Arch), he continued his education at CUHK (M.Sc. Sustainable & Environmental
Design) and PolyU (M. Design). He is interested in the built environment and searching
for ways to foster a ‘Sustainable Behavior’ through design. His current research area
is on ‘Emerging User Demands for Sustainable Solution’, i.e. to foster a support action
that aims at detecting, documenting and analyzing promising cases of bottom up new
behavior, in order to influence mainstream consumption towards more sustainable
patterns and life styles. The virtuous cycle of the “oriented social innovation”
consists of i) society emits some (weak but promising) signals of innovation; ii)
promising signals are detected; iii) promising signals are reinforced; iv) reinforced
promising signals are re-emitted; and v) society evolution is re-oriented.
Ms. Maria Lam
Senior Vice President, PCCW Solutions
Maria is the Senior Vice President of PCCW Solutions, a leading IT service company. she graduated from the University of Hong Kong, and had worked in IBM, Ogilvy & Mather, Dentsu Young & Rubicam in marketing and sales management capacity. She is an active participant in community work and corporate sponsorships, as well as a member of the Home Affairs Bureau's Public Affairs Forum for the HKSAR Government, the Hong Kong Computer Society, and the American Chamber of commerce.
It would be my honor to join the highly creative and passionate team at SVhk, and take part in projects that’ll benefit our community.
Ms. Rita Lam
Director, Reanimated Links Counltants & Services
Rita is the Director of Reanimated Links Consultants & Services, which she starts
her first entrepreneurship since 2004. Currently she serves the government,
educational institutes, NGO and enterprise of Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau
and Japan for research, training and strategic consultancy. She was also Guardianship
Board member of the Hong Kong SAR and Chairperson of Association for the Rights of
the Elderly. She is co-founder of Hong Kong Federation of Women‘s Centres, Cyber
senior Network Development Association Ltd, Handinhand Network for Tsunami Suffering
Families in Hong Kong and Joint Alliance of Universal Retirement Protection. Rita
enjoys venturing throughout her previous extensive frontline and managerial experience
in social work profession as well as volunteer work and now heads for Social Entrepreneurship with SVhk.
Ms. Gigi Lau
Gigi Lau is a fresh graduate landscape designer of a landscape design office. Before
developing her career in landscape architecture, she was a policy researcher of think
tanks and politicians. She also involved in academic research at the University of
Hong Kong. Her research topics include public participation in urban planning,
democratization of public space, and social aspects of sustainability in planning and
design. Her commentaries have been published in local newspapers and magazines.
She received her master degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of
Hong Kong. She thinks a successful design is based on an intensive research. Having
participated in social science research for years, she has incorporated humanistic
considerations in her design.
Ms. Louisa Lau
Louisa Lau, possesses a bachelor degree of Social Work and master degree of Drama Education,
is a mission-driven social worker. She does not look like a social worker for she is so
business oriented. However, deep in her heart, she cares so much about helping people to help
themselves. She is the ex-Secretary General of a youth entrepreneurship program. Having read
through over 600 business plans submitted by young people and worked closely with mentors from
business sector to help over 70 youngsters to start and develop their business, she thinks she
knows a little bit more about business. Having established several social enterprises for an NGO,
she realizes that social workers may not be the best people to run a social enterprise. She left
the NGO she has worked for 18 years recently so as to search for the most efficient and effective
way to operate a sustainable social enterprise.
Mr. Andes Leung
Director of Project, SVhk
General Sales Manager, San Miguel
Andes Leung, corer of 30s Group, actively participates in social enterprises in business and project consultancy. He is the cohort of Doctor of Business Administration of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He got MBA of University of Adelaide in Australia, graduated in Hong Kong Baptist University, currently working for sales management of a leading beverage corporation with over 17 years of experience in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Training, Sales Management and Business Development, focusing in FMCG field with diverse industry spectrum.
Ms. Christina Li
Director of Membership, SVhk
HR Manager, Jardine Airport Services
Christina is currently the Human Resources Manager (China) of a company in Jardine Matheson Group.
She has a wide range of experience in human resources management from various industries.
She graduated with BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature and Post-graduate Diploma
in Education from the University of Hong Kong; Post-graduate Diploma in Training and
Development from the University of Leicester and Executive Diploma in Management from
the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She has recently attained also a
Master degree in Social Science of Counseling from the City University of Hong Kong and
further pursuing some professional counseling approaches on a part-time basis.
In addition, she is very devoted in volunteer social services such in youth entrepreneur
program, social entrepreneurships, psychotherapeutic support to international refugees
and asylum seekers, etc. Her life goal is to achieve a Nobel Prize in Peace.
Mr. Laurence Li
Director of Investment, SVhk
Laurence is a barrister. After graduating from Yale (BA) and Harvard (JD), he worked at a law firm
in New York and later joined the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong.
Desperately in love with this city, Laurence’s favorite leisure activities are roaming
around in Mong Kok, hiking in Sai Kung, and eating fish balls from street vendors. Hong Kong
has even assimilated the cat that Laurence brought back from the US; she (the cat) is now crazy
about roast pork and soy-source chicken from a famous restaurant in Central.
Mr. Benson Luk
Benson Luk is a public affairs professional with extensive experience in government and community relations, lobbying and election campaigns. He is currently working in the Public Affairs Department of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, responsible for external relations and stakeholder management. Before joining The Club, he worked at a reputed local public affairs consultancy and was the key contributor to highly visible public engagement projects, including the 2-year Urban Renewal Strategy (URS) Review, the lobbying of the construction of shared-use heliport located at the north-east waterfront of the HKECC, etc.
Apart from being a Core Member of the 30sGroup, Benson is also a columnist on Hong Kong Economic Times and Sing Tao Daily. Besides, he hosted the Group’s online radio programme in which he interviewed different public figures. In addition, Benson is currently serving the Youth Service Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.
Before joining the public affairs consultancy, Benson spent four years working as assistant of Legislative and District Council members. He was the Chief Executive Officer in a DC Member’s Office and served as campaign coordinator for a list of well-known candidates in 2004 Legislative Council Election.
Mr. Timothy Ma, JP
Director of Social Development, SVhk
Executive Director, Senior Citizen Home Safety Association
Timothy K. W. Ma, currently serves as the Executive Director of Senior Citizen Home Safety
Association, the first 100% self-financing social service agency in Hong Kong. Timothy
possesses more than 32 years solid experience in social welfare service, of which longer
than 20 years at the managerial grade. In 2008, Timothy was awarded a scholarship and
undertook an intensive course in Strategic Perspective on Non-Profit Management at
the Harvard Business School. “I have a dream that every new and fresh social entrepreneur
needs support and encouragement, inspiration and undoubtedly, working capital to make
their dream come true. Joining in SVhk, I can walk along with them, work with and for
them, and finally, sharing their excitement of dream come true.”
Ms. Yvonne Ng
Student Associate, SVhk
Yvonne is an undergraduate student at Boston University studying International Relations
and has joined the SVhk family since June of 2009. As a student intern, she has been given
an opportunity to challenge herself and assist their projects in forms of proposals, media
and design. During this period of time, SVhk has opened her eyes towards the immediate social
needs in Hong Kong and continues to inspire her to become an active role model in society.
Mr. Alfred Ngai
Director of Membership, SVhk
Alfred graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of
Business Administration in Finance and is a CFA charterholder.
Mr. Joe Ngai
Director of Investment, SVhk
Joe is a partner of McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm, and leads its Asia
asset management and insurance practice. He is an author of "Life Insurance in Asia", and is a regular
contributor to industry forums. He is passionate about community services, sits on the Steering Committee
of Youth Business Hong Kong, and is a core organizer of 30S Group, where he leads the survey project
30S Pulse. He is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.
Mr. Alex So
Chief Financial Officer, RREEF Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
Alex So is currently the Chief Financial Officer, RREEF Asia Pacific, a global investment management
business of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management division. Prior joining Deutsche Bank, Mr So held various
senior finance positions with a number of global financial institutions in Hong Kong and Sydney.
Mr. So holds an M.B.A. degree and a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology,
Sydney in Australia. He is also a Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practising
Ms. Stephanie Tan
Senior Vice President, Asia Financial Holdings
Stephanie is a Senior Vice President of Asia Financial Holdings. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from
Claremont McKenna College in Economics and Studio Art. After graduating, she worked at J.P. Morgan Private
Bank in New York. Stephanie’s passion is food. She attended the French Culinary Institute in New York
where received her diploma in culinary arts. Shortly after, she worked at Alain Ducasse Entreprise in
communications and marketing. She hopes to promote food focused programs in sustainable social
entrepreneurship and education.
Mr. Brian Tang
Brian’s responsibilities cover Credit Suisse’s investment banking business relating to capital markets and M&A transactions across the Asia Pacific region. Brian also advises on CS’s strategic transactions and charitable grantmaking. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and also worked in Silicon Valley.
Brian is the Chairman of CS’s Hong Kong Charity Committee, President of CS’s APAC Microfinance Advocates steering committee and is a 2011 Credit Suisse Global Citizen who assisted Teach For India in Mumbai. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association and a Representative Committee member of the ISF Academy PTA. His prior pro bono activities include being a delegate to UN Conference on Sustainable Development 11 in New York and assisting with UNCITRAL treaty negotiations.
Brian graduated with a Master of Laws from New York University and a combined Bachelor of Law (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from The University of Western Australia.
Mr. KK Tsang
KK Tsang is an advertising veteran and former CEO of GroupM Hong Kong.
He had worked in WPP Group for 19 years, helped the group unbundle media
business and set up Mindshare in 1997. Under his leadership, WPP’s media
management business in Hong Kong had grown more than 10 folds in 12
years. KK had groomed a caring culture in Mindshare over the years. In
2005, Mindshare was awarded “The Employer of The Year” by JobsDB. He left
WPP Group in July 2012 to set up The Bread Digital. Apart from running his
business, he also acts as an adviser to The School of Communication in The
Baptist University, a Committee member of am730 Startup Fund, an Organizing
Committee Member of HKMA/TVB Awards for Marketing Excellence and a
Mr. Simon Wan
Director of Consultancy, SVhk
General Manager, HM Diamond
Simon is the General Manager of HM Diamond, an online diamond jewellery retail shop. Before joining HMD,
he was a senior executive of a major fashion diamond jewellery retail chain in Hong Kong and Mainland.
Graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Beijing Tsinghua University, Mr. Wan is also
a Fellow of The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong and a diamond member of The Gemmological
Association of Great Britain.
Mr. Bryan Wong
Director of Consultancy, SVhk
Executive Director and COO, Lark Group
Bryan is an Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of a local business group with interests
in entertainment, food and beverage, consumer products and property businesses. Previously he
held various positions at Hong Kong Disneyland and the Boston Consulting Group. He has an MBA
from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and MSSc and BBA from the Chinese University of
Mr. Stephen Wong
Adjunct Lecturer, CUHK
Stephen is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for the Masters Program of the Global Political Economy, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University SPACE for the Institute for China Business.
He is the Chairman of the Clean Air Network (the leading NGO advocating for healthier air in Hong Kong), a member of the Budget and Allocation Committee at the Community Chest of Hong Kong, and a member of the Sustainable Development Committee at the Sowers Action.
Stephen was a Managing Director and member of the Fixed Income Management Committee (Asia Pacific) at RBS. Previously, he was with UBS (London) as an Executive Director and Lehman Brothers (from 1997-2004 in London and New York) as a Director.
He graduated from Yale University (M.A.) and received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Mr. Vincent Wong
Vincent Wong has been trained to think creatively and critically ever since he was young. He started out at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, and eventually joined the HKSAR Government. As Administrative Officer, he worked on town planning and welfare, and had a deep understanding on contending interests and reconciliation. In 2000, he left the government and got an MBA and an LL.B. from the Cambridge University and University of London respectively. Vincent was also the Director of Strategic Planning of Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting Company, and hosts the daily talkshow “On a Clear Day”. His book Macrocreativity was awarded “Hong Kong Good Book” in 2005. His new book “The Transformation of Hong Kong” was launched in May 2012.
He is also the board director of the social enterprise "The Good Lab", an incubator for young social entrepreneurs.
Mr. David Yeung
Managing Director, Fortune Park Holdings Limited
Mr. David Yeung is the Managing Director of Fortune Park Holdings Limited, Chairman of Shine International, a trend fashion group with retail network in HK and PRC, Chairman of Visual Culture International, a trendy optical retail group with shops in HK and Macau, as well as the Vice President of Glorious Sun New York, subsidiary of the Glorious Sun Group, a Hong Kong-based enterprise that engages in apparel retail business, real estate development, and financial investments.
Mr. Yeung is a Director of Gracious Glory Buddhism Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to the aid of the impoverished and the promotion of Buddhism in PRC, Hong Kong, and USA. Mr. Yeung is also a Director of Hong Kong Buddhist Association and Hong Kong AIDS Foundation. He is also the co-founder of Green Monday.
Mr. Yeung received his Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University. Mr. Yeung is Buddhist and has been a vegetarian since 2001. He is a columnist on East Weekly magazine. He was also the host of a weekly radio program on the Hong Kong Metro Finance radio station, and has given dharma talks at many institutions and centers.
Mr. Stephen Yeung
Executive Director, Fortune Park Holdings Limited
Mr. Stephen Yeung is the Executive Director of Fortune Park Holdings Limited, Shine International, a trend fashion group with retail network in HK and PRC and Visual Culture International, a trendy optical retail group with shops in HK and Macau. He is also the Director of Glorious Sun USA and Glorious Sun New York, both are subsidiaries of the Glorious Sun Group, a Hong Kong-based enterprise that engages in apparel retail business, real estate development, and financial investments.
Stephen is also a Director of Gracious Glory Buddhism Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to the aid of the impoverished and the promotion of Buddhism in PRC, Hong Kong, and USA. Gracious Glory has over 300 active volunteers involved in its projects, and is a partner/sponsor of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Department of Social Welfare, and The Salvation Army.
Stephen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Marketing with a minor in Mathematics from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Mr. Terence Yuen, PhD
Research Director, SVhk
Terence specializes in the study of civil society and social entrepreneurship.
He is a seasoned research consultant who is passionate and familiar with the social
entrepreneurship scene in Hong Kong, having conducted numerous research assignments
for local NGOs and foundations, as well as tertiary institutions including the University of
Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.