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HBSAHK Non-Profit Scholarships Celebration Dinner
Thu 4 May 2017, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM HKT
On its sixteenth year, the HBS Association of Hong Kong, through a Trust in honour of the late Andy Choa, has been providing scholarships to the leaders of Hong Kong's non-profit sector to attend the executive education program Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management since 2001.
This year, the Association embarks on a new partnership with Mr Ming-Wai Lau, an alumnus of Harvard Law School, who has generously agreed to sponsor this scholarship initiative for the next five years.
The celebration dinner will also acknowledge past scholarship awardees, the contributions of the Trustees, the Scholarship Committee leadership and its members through the years. The program will include a special fireside chat session with Messrs. Ming-Wai Lau and Leong Cheung, moderated by Mr. Joseph Ngai. Another panel with 2 of the past awardees will feature sharing from the awardees of their experiences and key take-aways from the scholarship program.
Ming Wai Lau
Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited
Ming Wai Lau is the Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, an independent policy think tank.
Mr Lau holds LLB, LLM, and PhD degrees from King's College London and the London School of Economics, University of London. His PhD dissertation was published as a book by Oxford University Press in 2011. He was a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Law School in 2014 and has been re-appointed for the 2015-2017 academic year. He is also a registered attorney in the State of New York and a CFA Charterholder.
Mr Lau is active in public affairs both in Hong Kong and the mainland China. In Hong Kong, he is the Chairman of Commission on Youth, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Ocean Park Corporation, Council Member of City University of Hong Kong, a non-official member of Commission on Poverty, a non-official member of Commission on Strategic Development, and a member of Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee. In China, he is currently a member of the Sichuan Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, an Honorary Trustee of Peking University and a Board Member of University of International Business and Economics.
Executive Director, Charities and Community The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Mr. Leong Cheung is the Executive Director of Charities & Community at The Hong Kong Jockey Club, managing a philanthropic portfolio which makes an annual donation close to HKD 4 billion in various areas for the betterment of Hong Kong. He is also co-founder and chairman of RunOurCity, an innovative social enterprise that helps young people to "Run to Transform".
Mr. Cheung was formerly operating partner with Bain Capital Asia, and had served different senior executive positions in business for 20 years before switching track to philanthropy. He has been actively involved in public service currently serving in multiple government advisory committees including as a director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation.
Mr. Cheung obtained a BBA from CUHK and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Executive Director of the annual Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF)
Executive Director of the annual Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) since 2006, Tisa Ho has increased annual turnover by over 50%, and extended the scope of HKAF programming to include large scale and site specific work. From 2009, HKAF also produced and published original works, some subsequently touring outside Hong Kong. During her tenure, HKAF has consistently achieved over 90% attendance presenting over 100 performances of classic as well as contemporary works.
Previous work includes policy and infrastructure planning, including brief development for Singapore's Esplanade and oversight of government owned venues; marketing and curatorial responsibilities for the Singapore Arts Festival; and management of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Victoria Concert Hall.
Tisa is an Advisor for Arts Administration with the HK Art Development Council; Member of the Performing Arts Committee of the West Kowloon Cultural District; the Association of Asia and Pacific Arts Festivals, and the International Society for Performing Arts, where she also Co-chairs the Program Committee. She chairs the International Advisory Committee of the Tong Yeong Concert Hall, S Korea, was facilitator of the Inaugural Cultural Leaders' Lab in Singapore and on the International Faculty of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy and the Lisbon Consortium, Portugal.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Hong Kong
Francis Ngai is the Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk, www.sv-hk.org), a venture philanthropy organisation dedicated to inspire, invent, incubate and invest in social innovation since 2007. SVhk has over 20 portfolio social ventures, including Diamond Cab, Green Monday, Light Be and Playtao Education. With the vision of "Innovating Social Change", SVhk aims to aggregate good minds and efforts in the society, and re-imagine our city with innovative Business 2.0 solutions.
Prior to establishing SVhk, Francis was the Head of Strategy in a listed technology conglomerate in Hong Kong. He is now also a column writer, public speaker and advocate of Business 2.0. He graduated from the City University of Hong Kong and was conferred as an Honorary Fellow by the University in 2013. He was selected as one of the 100 Asia Pioneers by The Purpose Economy in 2014, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2012 and one of Hong Kong's Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2011.
RSVP: Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, but please note that the HBS alumni will be given priority over guests if the event is over-subscribed. Reservation is by payment of non-refundable event fee. This is a private event, and participants are requested to respect the confidentiality of the views and opinions expressed. For enquiry, please contact Ms. Karin Cheung at firstname.lastname@example.org.