MEET OUR DELEGATES
Charles is a self-motivated strategy analyst who is passionate about quantitative finance and international relations, has worked and studied in five countries to date. Such experience sharpens his unique perspective on corporate culture, business sustainability, and their impacts on the contemporary economy. With behavioural economics qualification plus licenses for professional mediation and arbitration, Charles firmly believes that success is predicated upon an in-depth understanding of people in any walk of life.
Dylan is the co-founder of Caprikon Education, an education technology company with operations across the Asia Pacific Region, and headquartered in Hong Kong. Dylan has a strong background in technology, education, and innovation. He is a technology enthusiast and entrepreneur at heart.
Dylan has extensive training experiences in the technology education field. He provided coding-related training to more than 400 teachers and 3,000 students in Hong Kong. His team at Caprikon Education has sourced world-class and award-winning learning platforms from all over the world to aid the technology education development in the Asia Pacific Region, including CodeCombat and an artificial intelligence platform.
Dylan completed the Visiting Undergraduate Student Programme at Harvard University and holds a Bachelor of Business and Administration Degree in Global Business and Economics from the HKUST.
Frank is a Chartered Surveyor (General Practice) by profession. He has been an entrepreneur since 2013 managing businesses in Real Estate, Construction and Retail Technology. He started his entrepreneurial journey eight years ago with a few Property Development projects in the United Kingdom and Greece, successfully built up a property investment portfolio and a hospitality brand called Crystal Waters. He relocated back to Hong Kong in 2018 and picked up the family business as a General Building Contractor in Hong Kong. He also started a Retail Technology company in 2019 producing auto telling photo-taking machines supplying to the local market and overseas markets like Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States.
Kenneth is the Founder of KIDsforSDGs, a Hong Kong-based SDG-oriented education for the sustainable development platform. KIDsforSDGs is a non-profit venture which hopes to empower youth through a deeper learning and capacity-building approach to become young global citizens of the world. He is the CEO of Global Citizen Capital, an impact-oriented multi-family office venture based out of Hong Kong focused on healthcare, technology, renewables, and education. He is also a serial entrepreneur, co-founding the MXA Group and Family Mask (for-profit), Better Together Foundation, and Asia World Anti-Aging and Well-Being Association (non-profit). Kenneth has worked 15 years in the finance industry, serving as the CIO to a large Chinese listed conglomerate as well as a financial professional at UBS AG and Deutsche Bank in the investment banking and equities divisions. He has a cum laude dual degree from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School of Business, speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Raymond Yam, a delegate of Dragon 2017, graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Product Development and analysis) and a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (First class Honors).
In the third year of Raymond’s bachelor degree, he started to design and develop his first device – AcuTune Eye Massager and this eventually became his first startup – SightSeeker Limited. Since the developing stage, Raymond and his team have granted funding offered by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and is currently one of the incubatee in Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks.
With sufficient financial support, Raymond and his team started to build their first prototype by analysing competitors’ design, generating ideas for products’ unique selling points, and developing 3D stretches for manufacturing. And now, they have developed their fifth version of the AcuTune Eye Massager.
Sandhya is a Chartered Accountant with over six years of experience in audit advisory, corporate finance and M&A due diligence. At 21, she was one of the youngest candidates to secure National Highest marks in what is ranked as the world’s top 10 toughest professional examination (CA) which has an average pass percentage of 3-7%. Most recently, as Chief Operating Officer, she has been leading the strategic and product initiatives of an Ed-Tech start-up that provides inclusive technology education and mentorship to Neurodiverse individuals aiding them to upskill themselves in a unique immersive learning system and enabling them to be independently employable. Her passion for social impact traverses many spectrums such as writing impactful stories and mentoring individuals with special abilities. Sandhya is also a featured writer on Medium and has over 100 stories in other web publications with a subscriber base of over 30,000 in India. She is currently pursuing her MBA from The University of Hong Kong Business School and London Business School with an aspiration to be a leader at the forefront of building and launching impactful products and creating a fulfilling, sustainable and meaningful user experience. From finance and stock markets to writing, teaching and social impact, she wants to be involved. A Chief Enthusiastic Officer, a hustler of many trades, what keeps her going is the optimism and passion to make a difference.
Tina is a first-generation college graduate and professional from a Chinese-American family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
At Chinatown Community Development Center, Tina developed and managed housing counselling and leadership development programmes from conception through delivery serving low-income communities including monolingual immigrants. She built broad, diverse coalitions to advocate for improved equitable access to social safety net programmes, economic and social opportunities, and civic engagement for marginalised, grassroots communities while working closely with local leaders in government, the community, and across community-based nonprofits.
While at Home Match SF, Tina was instrumental in launching San Francisco’s first publicly funded home-sharing programme through a unique model that allowed the elderly to receive extra help around the house and age in place. At AnitaB.org, Tina designed, iterated, and managed global programming and events that supported 80+ Partner companies and sponsors interested in driving key diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) outcomes and better workplace culture including the Technical Executive Forum at the Grace Hopper Celebration, the world's largest conference and celebration for women in technology.
Tina is passionate about community service, paying it forward, addressing systemic inequities, and developing and scaling programmes, services, and initiatives towards a more just world.
Finance & Business
Anna is currently working as a corporate banker for J.P. Morgan covering the US, EMEA and APAC listed company’s Asia business presence. She helps APAC treasurers and CFO of these companies to provide banking services that they need. The scope of banking services includes investment banking - IPO, M&A, treasury services, asset management and global markets FX hedging. She worked with her counterparts from APAC across 14 markets and helped clients to manage their corporate financing, liquidity management and FX risk exposure management needs. She dedicated her career to corporate banking since graduation and worked in the industry for over seven years as of now.
Anna is also currently a member of the executive committee of DragoNation as a treasurer for the 2021 team. Prior to that, she has joined the programme Dragon 100 in 2018 organised by The Dragon Foundation and The HKFYG, she is very impressed by the programme and how it brings her to a new horizon by getting to know youth leadership from all walks of lives in different fields, including start-ups, finance, science as well as art field.
Cathy was born to Chinese parents who relocated many times in different countries. At 31 years old, Cathy is proud to have lived in China, Australia, U.S., U.K., and currently in Hong Kong; and to have travelled to over 35 countries and 80 cities. She enjoys travelling and submerging herself in different cultures, to experience and understand local customs and see herself as a global citizen. Her global experiences have broadened her perspective and more appreciative of the diversity of thought.
Cathy has always been ambitious professionally, having started her career at Deloitte Sydney at the age of 18 with a fully-funded university scholarship where she juggled work with part-time studies and where she was fast-tracked to a manager promotion. Through the opportunities that were afforded to her, she has been humbled by being formally recognised in her various involvements, including being awarded employee of the year in 2019 and nominated Deloitte Business Woman of the year in 2013.
Ivan has been thinking of how to contribute to his home city these years. Due to the recent political occasions happening in Ivan’s hometown, he was being uplifted of the urgency to spread positivity.
Personally, he has been actively volunteering at education-related youth organisations to cultivate our next generation by empowering youth with first-hand marketing information that he acquired. Besides, he also operates one of the most popular Cantonese podcast channels for the category of Career to feature happy career stories of HKeses to encourage people to stay hopeful about the future.
Professionally, since joining as the Public Sector Head (HK & Macau) at LinkedIn, Ivan started to place his focus on education and employment policy in the region and also served as an advisor to the government on advancing the competitiveness of the economy from a manpower perspective. The sharp change in the past year facilitated the company’s participation in enabling informed decisions by making available timely workforce insights to policymakers and guiding them to analyse manpower subjects by reference to the reactions of other economies. They also took advantage of plenty of incoming partnerships with NGOs and schools, coming along with the joint promise between LinkedIn and Microsoft to reskill 25-million people to be future-ready.
Jenny is currently working as a Management Assistant in a Hong Kong Developer Company, focusing more on management support for hospitality and leasing businesses. Her major work duties are related to communications with internal and external stakeholders on management directives and project follow-up, engage in business review, research projects, and meetings with key management members on the company’s strategic planning.
Apart from work, Jenny is also a girl who loves sunshine and team spirit. She is a member of a local baseball team in which they compete in both local and overseas leagues for baseball games. At leisure time, she also enjoys hiking and jogging for fresh air. While participating in these activities, Jenny was rejuvenated to take part in other social services for serving the community.
Kary Kung, a post-80’s serial entrepreneur, founding Vcan Global Limited, an AI eCommerce learning platform, and Can Fintech Limited, a cross-border payment platform for eCommerce business management. Kary was the Former Vice President of Partnership in the World First Limited, which is an organisation fully acquired by Ant Financial in 2018. With excellent skills and rich experience, Kary has been invited to speak for over 200 events or seminars since 2014.
Kary owns a Master degree in Applied Psychology, and expertise in cross-industries includes e-commerce, financial services, international payment sector. Kary acquired over 10 years of working experience in international companies focusing on Asia market development. She is familiar with the eCommerce ecosystem and pain points of cash management and financing for eCommerce merchants. Kary is passionate about tackling the difficulties of global banking services and supply chain by new technology and a new business model. Kary believes that through eCommerce training programs, more talents and expertise in the eCommerce business can be natured which benefit the industry development.
Mandy is a self-motivated person who is passionate about human resources management. She is working as an Assistant Human Resources Manager in a global organisation.
She is an HR Business Partner who provides HR solutions and advice to business leaders. She focuses on Organisational Development, Talent Management, Performance Management, and Process Improvement, etc.
Apart from her work, she also plays an active role in the community. She is currently the President of the Hong Kong Alumni Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (HKBGS) and the Research Committee member in the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM). She also supports youth development and is currently a career mentor of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education. She is willing to contribute back to society and inspire young people in the long run.
She believes that every successful person in the world must have gone through times of uncertainty in their career, and whether she or he gets inspired will impact how much more they can achieve in the long run. She hopes to join this Global Seminar and learn how successful people overcome uncertainty and build on their success.
HD is a Finance MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has complex backgrounds and solid foundations in the shipping business and construction sector. After graduation from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, he joined The Second Bureau of China Construction Company in Shenzhen and was in charge of project biddings and market development. Then HD was recruited by the Port Authority of Singapore where he led a team in container terminal frontline operations for three years. In the following years in Singapore, HD worked in MSC Asia Regional Office and Maersk Singapore focused on shipping network execution and vessel stowage. With comprehensive operational experience accumulated, HD decided to develop his career in the finance sector and came to Hong Kong for his MBA study. He is looking forward to contributing his operational knowledge and experience to our global leadership seminar.
Laura is an American living abroad in Hong Kong. She has rich career experience in consensus building and cross-functional operational initiatives in large corporate environments, particularly in United States government affairs. She has worked in the Fortune 10 and the non-profit sector and has experience in building employee engagement and compliance programmes. She is currently enrolled in The University of Hong Kong MBA programme and will graduate in Spring 2021.
Shaarang, from India, graduated in Business Administration in 2015 and worked for the Big Four for three and a half years. After this, he got an opportunity to work with the Government of India in the strategy and planning department. With a work experience of almost four and a half years, he set out to explore boundaries and go global and decided to pursue an MBA. He was looking to unleash the potential and having known of the fact that all the growth in the next decade is bound to happen in Asia, he chose Hong Kong as his helipad.
One striking feature that he learnt while working at different organisations is that great workplaces become great only with the leadership of able individuals. From then onwards, he always had in mind that he wanted to make a difference at whatever he did. He strongly believes that great leaders are not born but created. He is a self-reflective person who makes a conscious effort to always do things most effectively. Leadership to him is very important because that defines the kind of person you are not just at work, but at every walk of life. Success to him is not just individualistic, but a team effort guided and spearheaded by an able leader. Everyone can be a leader, it just takes a bit of extra effort and a will to change lives around you in a positive way.
Ally has over 11 years of experience in STEM Education specialising in curriculum development and teaching. She is currently the Unit-in-Charge of the Creative Education Unit at The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups which provides STEM Education to youth and the community with hands-on workshops, competitions, carnivals, as well as the train-the-trainer programme. Ally graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics and Astronomy, she also holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London. She is dedicated to exploring various topics and ways to arouse the youth’s interest in science and enhance their problem-solving skills through STEM Education.
After completing the Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Hong Kong, Andy entered the youth service world to explore his passion for counselling for youth at risk. He has spent the last 13 years learning everything there is to know about the youth from individual counselling to project management. Andy is currently applying the knowledge in his role as a Unit-in-charge for Wellness Mind Centre at The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups where he is responsible for service management, wellness promotion and media literacy education.
Emily has nine years of post-registration clinical experience with four years of community health services locally and internationally. Her main focus of work includes health programmes management, intervention design and evaluation. She is currently leading a health team towards a transdisciplinary approach. She has worked at public health sectors and other community organisations in Hong Kong, and her other clinical work includes emergency care, cardiac care, maternal and child health. She is a Registered Nurse with postgraduate training in public health and global health and completed a post-registration certificate course specialising in primary health care.
Born, raised, and educated in the UK, Loz moved to Hong Kong after living and studying in Mainland China. In 2020, Loz began his current role as Fundraising and Communications Manager at Feeding Hong Kong after almost a decade of working with non-profit organisations, social enterprises, and in the private sector in Hong Kong. His experience across sectors suits this role well, and he is excited to work at the intersection of the private and impact sectors while addressing environmental and social issues at the same time.
Throughout Loz’s career, leading others to impactful action has been an important part of his professional life, from identifying and convening allies to drive volunteering and CSR efforts in the local office of a consulting company, to inspiring action from colleagues based in over 40 countries around the globe.
Loz has found coherence in his personal and professional life, and his hobbies included playing sports with family and friends, running and hiking in the hills, volunteering, fundraising for causes he believes in, and cooking and reading at home. Lessons learned in peak performance on the sports field often translate to professional life, and values like integrity, reliability, consistency, and empathy have been important at work as well as at play.
After graduation from Hong Kong Shue Yan College with an Honor Diploma in Counseling and Psychology Double Major Stream in 2004, Martin advanced his study at The University of New England in association with the Hong Kong Shue Yan University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling.
Martin has been working in the HKFYG, the largest youth service organisation in Hong Kong for over 15 years, with a current position of Programme Manager at The Dragon Foundation, nurturing young people of Chinese origin worldwide as leaders of tomorrow. He has an extensive background in organising events and coordinating programmes related to youth leadership, heritage preservation and youth volunteer service.
Melanie began her career in Investment Banking, working at Macquarie Group in both London and Hong Kong from 2006 - 2015. At the time of her departure, she held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Asia-Pacific Funds Fundraising, managing a diverse team across eight countries. Melanie also sat on the Asia Pacific Steering Committee for the Macquarie Foundation, implementing a pan-Asian project to combat modern slavery.
In 2015, Melanie joined Justice Centre Hong Kong, a local NGO focussing on the human rights of refugees and human trafficking victims through direct assistance and research, policy and advocacy. She was motivated to join this organisation to have a greater social impact and sense of fulfilment in her work and was appointed Head of Development and a member of the Senior Management Team in 2016. Since late 2019, she has held overall responsibility for the organisation, first in an acting role and since late 2020 as formally appointed by the Board as Executive Director.
Ruby is a registered social worker who graduated from The University of Hong Kong with seven years of youth work experience. She is passionate, proactive and eager to take up responsibility and face challenges. Trained with good communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills with more than 10 years' training at The HKFYG Leadership Institute including the roles of group leader, mentor, trainer, facilitator, and instructor. Ruby is currently being elected as the Chairperson of the Hong Kong 200 Association (2021).
Alexa is a Project Manager at Good Lab with over five years of experience leading Design Thinking based co-creation, incubation, and leadership development programme for participants from the government, businesses, and local communities.
Before joining Good Lab, she was a Programme Officer at a local NGO, where she organised city-wide story creation programmes for local primary schools and community centres and helped strengthen the literacy development of more than 2,500 students from low-income families.
She received her BSc in Economics from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, and an MSc in Development Management from London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.
Carol has been working in The Hong Kong Management Association since 2009 and is the Senior Programme Manager of the Degree Programmes Department. She is responsible for course recruitment of Bachelor programmes and postgraduate programmes offered by overseas universities and organising Best Annual Reports Awards.
Florence Cheng is the Head of Impact Strategy of Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk), an Impact Purpose Organisation dedicated to innovating social change through pioneering impact ventures, orchestrating impact capital, and cultivating a movement of good.
She leads SVhk’s strategy consulting project in her current capacity, working closely with corporate and non-profit partners such as the Urban Renew Authority, HKBN Group, and Swire Trust to innovate purpose-driven positioning and invert new opportunities to embed that purpose across their organisations.
She also drives strategic philanthropy, business development, impact reporting, and other portfolio management activities for impact ventures, including the Community Resilience Fund (a bridging loan facility for Hong Kong’s social enterprises) and SVhk’s own “Business 2.0” platform to cultivate a purpose-driven business community in Hong Kong and beyond.
Florence graduated from the London School of Economics and worked in management consulting in the UK and Hong Kong prior to joining SVhk. She was an inaugural fellow at the Asia Young Activist Researcher Fellowship programme hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and participated in the 2019 American Express Leadership Academy.
Jennifer is currently the Chief Operating Officer of The D. H. Chen Foundation. This is her first time stepping into the philanthropic sector. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Senior Legal Counsel of a US-headquartered hotel manager and operator and the APAC General Counsel of a UK standards body and global certification company. Jennifer earned her Commerce and Law degree at The University of Melbourne and she is a qualified lawyer in both Hong Kong and England and Wales.
After obtaining a Master degree in Mathematics from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kelvin joined the Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. in 2011. He was promoted to Manager (System Analytics) in 2019. Currently, Kelvin is managing a team that aims to utilize AI algorithms and machine learning models to draw new business insights into the company’s development. His team is also responsible for the company’s matters regarding system analytics, for example maintaining and analysing operational statistics and performing electricity load forecasts. As a team leader, he led his team to conduct data analytics projects and adopt innovative ways to solve problems. In 2019, the team completed a collaborative study with the Hong Kong Observatory in which they brainstormed some new ideas to improve load forecast accuracy.
Kelvin is eager to learn and keep upgrading both his technical knowledge and leadership skills. In 2019, he had the honour to be qualified as a Certified Statistician of the Hong Kong Statistical Society. In the next year, he completed the company’s Young Talent Development Programme, which equipped him with the necessary skills to excel as a first-line leader. He believes that lifelong learning is the key to success for any career nowadays.
Victor is currently the Manager (Electrical Contracts) working under Contracts Department, Group Commercial Division, The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. (HK Electric). His major duties are to ensure his team to process tendering and contracts administration effectively, including supervising other colleagues in handling purchase requisitions and carrying out post-contract administration work, leading other user departments in formulating contracting and procurement strategies, determining tendering plans for the upcoming projects, streamlining the supply chain of various electrical equipment, and influencing user departments and contractors whenever contractual disputes arisen to come up with a win-win solution without compromising the company’s interest.
Victor received a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Engineering, both in Electrical Engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. After graduation from his first degree in 2009, He joined HK Electric as a Graduate Trainee and since then, he has been working as an electrical engineer under a number of different departments in the company. In 2020, Victor was qualified by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and obtained its membership in Electrical Discipline.
Cesz is the Country Manager for En-trak in Singapore since 2015. He is responsible for the overall business management and profitability of the company, helping the company grow from a start-up to one with a regional presence in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and Australia. Trained as a mechatronic engineer, he later obtained a Bachelor Degree in Marketing from the University of Murdoch.
Clement Cheng is the Solution Sales Manager of En-trak, an award-winning property technology company venture-backed by Alibaba and CLP. He works with property developers and large corporate clients in Asia to digitally transform their buildings and workspace to create a more sustainable environment.
Being trained as an engineer, Clement started his career in the building technology sector focusing on innovation and sustainability. He has always been passionate about using technology to create a more sustainable environment. One of the most prominent projects he helped create was the first Zero Carbon Building in Hong Kong from proposal design to deployment.
As a team leader, Clement is involved in leading and training recruits to align their skills and ensure that they can effectively articulate our company values and propositions. He is a firm believer in big data. He is also a regular invited speaker and panellist at various local and regional workshops and events to advocate digital transformation and sustainability such as WWF, HK Green Building Council and Business Environmental Council.