Ms. Elaine CHENG
Elaine, Cheng Hiu Ling was selected and trained by the HKSAR government as the Children Ambassador of the UNCRC at the age of 14. She founded a handful of projects, actively promoting Child Participation and Child’s Right in Hong Kong, including the Children Council (2003) and Kid’s Dream (2006). When working with DotAsia in 2008, Elaine started a youth training programme — NetMission Ambassadors, the programme aims to encourage university students to participate in discussions related to the Internet. In 2010, she initiated the APrIGF and yIGF which enable university and middle school students from Hong Kong and Asia Pacific to voice their opinions via an International platform, empowering Youth Participation in the Asia Pacific Region. APrIGF and yIGF were later integrated into the UNIGF. With her background and more than 15 years of experience in children/ youth training, she hopes to utilise the concept of “Child Initiation” when designing different programmes and projects, re-introducing Child’s Right, Child Participation and Peer Education to children and young people in Hong Kong and the mainland China, helping them to create more children/ youth-initiated ideas and projects, nurturing the new generation of leaders. Elaine has been passionate about the public welfare of children, she is the co-founder of various NGOs in Hong Kong, including eHelp (2017), Teach4HK(2015), DotKids Foundation (2012) and Hong Kong Youth Synergy (2010), striving for Child’s Right on different aspects in the society. DotKids Foundation, which was found by her in 2012, with a goal to establish a children-friendly Internet, successfully brought the awareness of Child’s Right to an International level; the foundation was supported by more than 100 NGOs from different parts the world.
Ms. Chris ZHANG
Chris, Zhang Xin graduated from Communication University of China, and later she continued the postgraduate study in the School of Journalism and Communication of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, researching on how new media affects middle school students in their behavior in media consumption and new media trends and impacts analysis. She is experienced in media and public relations. As a freelance writer and graphic designer, she was one of the special technicians/editors in CCTV foreign channels for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Chris is also the chairperson of HearTY, an NGO in Hong Kong, which provides different services in the community of Tsing Yi. Chris was one of the very first Netmission Ambassadors in 2009. After participating in the UNIGF ( United Nations Internet Governance Forum), Chris and her teammates led a research project in analysising the digital divide problem among female immigrants and children in Hong Kong. Their findings were submitted to the Hong Kong government as reference when making relevant policies.
Chris worked with the Chinese University of Hong Kong MBA Programs which equipped her with ample experience in MBA program design, course management and international education resources. She also worked with The University of Hong Kong , where she was in charge of mainland research projects connecting Hong Kong and mainland research resources including universities, local governments and industry players, fund, researchers etc. This experience provided her with a network of educators from Hong Kong, Beijing, Zhejiang and Guangdong.
Ms. Claire HAO
Claire, Hao Yiwen was educated in some of the world’s finest institutions – after obtaining her IB Diploma with Distinction in Australia, Claire went on to read Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London, and eventually received her Master of Management in Hospitality at Cornell University. Putting her aptitude for numbers and multi-cultural background into practical use, Claire started her professional career with two prominent investment banks – Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley – in London and New York. Subsequently, Claire returned to Hong Kong to become a consultant with Horwath HTL advising real estate developers in China on maximising their hotels’ returns on investment, before joining Rosewood Hotel Group and building the Development Analysis and Feasibility team from the ground up in the capacity of Corporate Director. Claire is involved in voluntary work concerning child right and youth engagement, and serves as a special consultant and mentor in various youth coaching programmes.
Dr. Lornita WONG
Dr. Yuen Fan Lornita WONG is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Early Childhood Education in the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She is currently the president of the Hong Kong Reading Association and the vice president of the International Development in Asia Committee of the International Reading Association. Her research interests include teaching and learning Chinese and English as a foreign or second language, children’s pragmatic development, and language education in multilingual societies.
Prof. Bernard SUEN
Prof. Bernard Suen has worked in the ICT and Creative industries for over twenty years with domestic, PRC, and international consulting and management experiences. In 2010, he co-founded InTechnigence Limited, an E-Learning and E-Business service provider based in Hong Kong. Currently, he is an adjunct associate professor of management at CUHK Business School, project director of CUHK Center for Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Cheney CHENG
Mr. Cheney Cheng is an Associate Director of Sino HK Capital Limited. Before joining Sino, Mr. Cheng worked with Goldman Sachs and was responsible for China (both A shares and H shares) and Asia-Pacific real estate equity strategy. Mr. Cheng graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology majoring in Global Business. Mr. Cheng also attended Harvard University and Peking University for visiting studies.
Mr. Anthony WOO
Anthony used to be an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, he spent several years at J.P. Morgan in portfolio management, equity derivatives and investment strategy in San Francisco, London and New York. In New York, Anthony reported directly to the global Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Chief Economist of J.P. Morgan managing over US$ 249 billion of client assets.Anthony completed his MBA at Harvard Business School, and graduated from U.C. Berkeley (Haas) summa cum laude with a B.S. degree in Business. Anthony has completed an M.S. degree in Information Technology in Education (Distinction) at the University of Hong Kong. Board member of the Faculty of Education at HKU. Instructor at the Hong Kong Securities and Investment (HKSI) Institute. Certificate in Machine Learning for Big Data & Text Processing at MIT. CFA, CAIA, FRM.
Mr. Raymond YIM
Raymond founded a NGO, Hong Kong Social Enterprise Incubation Centre Limited (HKSEIC) (www.seic.hk) in 2007 engaging in social enterprise research and education; management and incubating. The Advisory Board members are Prof. Andrew Chan SBS, Dr. Darwin Chen SBS ISO, Dr. Loretta Yam BBS, Mr Paul Chan GBS JP, DELETE (Prof. Chan Kin-man) and Board Secretary, Ms. Grace Fong of Fong Yin Cheung & Co – Solicitors & Notaries. HKSEIC is engaging in full life cycle (birth, elderly & patient care, end of life) social enterprise development and is now successfully incubated Hong Kong first “Postnatal Care SE” ; “Home Based Physiotherapy SE”; “Patients Escort SE”; “End of Life SE” engaging in life & death education, creative arts therapy, bereavement and funeral planning service. Other incubating projects including but not limited to Beauty Care Academy SE comprising of Touch SE / Lisa Nail SE / Kaman Beauty Centre SE and Medical SE in China.
Raymond is Adjunct Professor to H.K. Shue Yan University and Hon. Advisor to CUHK Centre for Civil Society Studies as well as Founding Member to HKU SPACE Alumni Council(Social Entrepreneurship Committee) and Fellow to HKU Centre for Criminology. Raymond is an Organizing Committee Member to HK SE Summit since 2008.