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Francis Ngai is the Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong, the city’s first venture philanthropic organization dedicated to incubating and investing in social innovation projects. Portfolio social enterprises include Diamond Cab, Green Monday, LightBe affordable housing, RunOurCity, CookConnect and Playtao Education, etc.
Prior to this, Mr. Ngai was Head of Strategy in a listed technology conglomerate. He is now also a visiting lecturer at university, a column writer and board member of Asia Venture Philanthropy Network. As a running veteran, he finished North Pole Marathon 2013 and an ultra-marathon challenge of 250km race at Gobi desert in 2012.
Mr. Ngai obtained a bachelor degree from City University of Hong Kong and was awarded as Honorary Fellow in 2013. He was selected by The Purpose Economy as “Asia 100 Pioneers,” as well as Ten Outstanding Young Persons Hong Kong 2011 and Young Global Leader of World Economic Forum 2012.
Tina Ju is a founding and managing partner of KPCB China and TDF Capital. She has more than 25 years of experience in venture capital, investment banking and operations. Since 2000, Tina has led more than 30 investments with many successful exits, including Alibaba Group, Baidu, Cgen, China Auto Rental, Focus Media, Hurray, etc. She currently serves as a board of director for a number of companies. Tina has been honored on the Forbes China list of China’s Best Venture Capitalists every year from 2006 – 2013. Tina is the founding chairperson of Women In Leadership (WIL), the premier organization for women entrepreneurs and PE/VC investors in China, and serves as a governor of the Shanghai Venture Capital Association (SVCA). She is also a member of Advisory Board Council for (Oxford) Saïd Business School. Tina holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. degree in industrial engineering and operations research from UC Berkeley.
Jennifer Zhu Scott is the co-founder and principal of Radian Partners, an advisory firm focusing on private investments with ‘double bottom lines’ – do well and do good. Prior, she was head of business development and strategy in APAC for Thomson Reuters. She co-founded one of the first education companies in China. In 2013, Jennifer was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. In 2014, she was appointed as a member of China Council convened by the Global Agenda Council, the World Economic Forum’s think tank.
John Ng is a partner of SMC Capital. He has more than 20 years of experience in private equity, corporate M&A and operations. Since 2006, John has focused on China’s consumer sector. He has invested in more than a dozen of consumer-related companies, usually with cross-border and tech-enabling themes, including Ecmoho (China’s largest online distributor of nutrition supplements), YMT (first cross-border C2C player in China), Rider (top horse industry operator in China), Payeco (payment solutions), SheSays (cosmetic surgery chain) and Cartelo (fashion). Before joining SMC, John was a senior corporate M&A and strategic planning executive of Hutchison Whampoa. John was a TMT investment banker at Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong, and started his career in the financial advisory services team of PwC in New York. John is a director of Hong Kong Private Equity Finance Association, and an advisor to Shenzhen Stock Exchange’s consumer and TMT industry panels and the incubation program of Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks. He received his BA in Business Administration and MA in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He graduated from Harvard Business School’s Executive Program, and is a CFA and CPA.
Peter Strugatz is an early member of the mission-driven business community as an entrepreneur and an investor. His ability to analyze and assess both impact and scalability led him to invest early in today’s success sustainability superstars including Stonyfield Farm Yogurt and Zipcar. Peter’s resume includes 16 years as CEO of manufacturing companies, 8 years as a full-time social angel investor, and 4 years of consulting and coaching mission-driven entrepreneurs and investors. After 20 years working with and investing in social enterprises, Peter launched IceStone as co-Founder and co-CEO, one of the first sustainable building product companies and the number one sustainable countertop solution. Under his leadership, IceStone secured $20 million in mission-aligned capital, grew to 65 employees, built out 55,000 square feet of manufacturing, and was among the first to achieve many of today’s highest standards. These include achieving Cradle to Cradle Gold certification, becoming a founding member of B Corp, and being named as one of the first Inc. Magazine’s “50 Greenest Companies”. The company also became a model for its innovative corporate culture of inclusiveness, diversity and collaboration. As CEO of a manufacturer of sculptural reproductions and decorative accessories he helped grow the company to 350,000 square feet of manufacturing in the US, UK, Mexico, and Canada with 500 employees. Sales were from distribution in 17 countries through museums, department stores, and retailers. Peter is a former board member of the Social Venture Network.
As the founding executive committee of Green Monday, Juliana Lam has always been keen on contributing to environmentally-friendly activities as she believes that genuine sustainability is one key to helping our world. She is the Managing Director of AML Group Holdings Limited, Hong Kong, which has been set up for more than half a century. AML is the world leading OEM of gloves, leather and winter accessories for most of the top brands in the world. It operates more than 20 factory facilities in China and Southeast Asian countries. Its facilities have received awards from many global environmental organizations, as well as from the Hong Kong and China governments.
Ms. Lam graduated from University of Toronto, Canada, majoring in Economics, and obtained an EMBA at Richard Ivey Business School, The University of Western Ontario, Canada. Since 2010, she has been appointed as Visiting Professor of Software College of Minjiang University, China. Her outstanding entrepreneurship is well-recognized and Ms. Lam was awarded as the “Top 10 Entrepreneur of Tomorrow of 2010”, the top 100 women’s entrepreneur in China in 2012 and recently the Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong in 2014.
Ms. Lam is active in the community and social service sector. She is a Council Member of the Better Hong Kong Foundation and member of YPO and also contributes greatly to the New Start Program by the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital chain, The Parental Forum, the Earthpulse Foundation and other social and charity organizations. She is proud to be one of the core team members of Green Monday.
Rosetta Fong is the Group Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Convoy Financial Holdings Limited. She is also the director of 6 subsidiaries of the Company. Ms. Fong joined the Group in 1998 and took leadership roles in various aspects of the company. Her exceptional achievement in the financial industry and contribution to the community earned her the title of “Most Extraordinary Women in Finance 2009” from the Benchmark Magazine in 2009.
Ms. Fong obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in London and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002 and was placed on the Dean’s List.
Ms. Fong has been appointed as the panel member of 4 Appeal Boards, including Amusement Game Centres, Betting Duty Ordinance, Municipal Services and Housing by Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Government and as a lay member of Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel. She is also the member of Marketing Management Committee of Hong Kong Management Association, advisory board member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Kong, Center for Entrepreneurship and executive committee member of Green Monday.
Tony Yeung is the managing director of Peterson Group. After graduating at Washington University in St. Louis, he returned to Hong Kong and joined the family business. Peterson Group is an international property company with projects spanning Asia, the UK and Canada with investments in multiple asset classes, including residential, office, retail and hotels.
In the past 3 years, Mr. Yeung has also developed Peterson Capital, a family office platform which focuses on alternative investments, including private equity and structure finance.
Prior to joining SDM, Mr. Chiu established his first company specialized in developing educational software. Jacky is a graduate of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a director of the Hong Kong Speech and Swallowing Therapy Centre as well as Dunn’s Education.
Ms. Chan majored in Journalism and Communication at Simon Fraser University, with a minor in Education. Upon graduation, she returned to Hong Kong and assumed the position of anchor/reporter at a local entertainment TV channel. She reported on various international events, including the Oscars, Cannes Film Festival and Milan Fashion Week. She has also conducted interviews with Hollywood A-listers, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Keanu Reeves, Nicole Kidman and George Clooney. In 2009, Ms. Chan was appointed Vice-chairman of bma Marketing & Advertising Ltd, promoting sports and culture in the city.
In 2007, Ms. Chan published her debut book, chronicling her showbiz experiences. In 2009, she collaborated with her master at Fo Guang Shan and published her second book which is on zen philosophy. She is also a columnist for various newspapers and magazines.