P. Ming Wong 黄本明
Co-Founder & CEO
Ming has been actively contributing to the impact investing and social entrepreneurship space in Hong Kong and Asia through his work as an independent advisor to family offices, co-founder of the Social Investors Club and Giinseng, two membership based organizations to promote impact investing, and more recently as an advisory council member of Impact Investing Policy Collaborative. He first worked with Philo as Co-Convenors of EngageHK, a community mapping initiative for the Hong Kong social ecosystem.
He spent 3 years building a family office where he served as Managing Director for a prominent Singapore-based Chinese family following a 20 year investment banking career that spanned private equity, mergers & acquisitions advisory, capital markets, risk management, debt advisory and derivative transactions in Asia and the United States.
Ming holds an MBA and dual Bachelor degrees in Operations Research and Economics with Distinction, all from Cornell University. He is a frequent Op-Ed contributor to the South China Morning Post and blogs about his experience on impact investing at Investing Through a Social Lens.
Shangshang Chen 陳上上
2014 Volunteer Consultant
Shangshang Chen is a nonprofit management professional with expertise in research and operations. She has worked with several organizations in New York and Hong Kong, including Fund for the City of New York, UNICEF (New York), SOW Asia and Asia Value Advisors, mostly recently serving as a researcher / case writer at ExCEL3 Project. Shangshang is currently an MPhil candidate at the University of Hong Kong where her research interests are impact investing and social entrepreneurship. Shangshang holds an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from New York University and a BA in Economics from Fudan University.
Ankie Ng 伍晞文
2014 Volunteer Consultant
Ankie Ng comes from an Equity Research background as a writing analyst covering China Utilities and Hong Kong/China Consumer sector for Bank of China International (BOCI). She was ranked first on Bloomberg for her stock coverage on China Independent Power Producers for six consecutive quarters. With the aim to shape a sustainable solution for Hong Kong’s social needs, Ankie hopes to contribute towards the impact investing landscape by leveraging on her finance experience. Ankie holds a Hon B.A. in International Relations and Economics from the University of Toronto. In addition to her involvement as volunteer consultant to Asia Community Ventures, she also serves as a Mentor for the House of Social Innovators under Social Ventures Hong Kong, a venture philanthropic organization in Hong Kong.
Janet Shum has over 6 years of experience in Private Wealth Management. She worked at Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management in Hong Kong, responsible for serving high net worth clients from Greater China. Prior to Merrill Lynch, she worked at HSBC. Janet is an active volunteer in the social sector. She participated in numerous consulting and fundraising projects for organizations including Yunus Social Business, The Women’s Foundation and Asian Charity Services. Janet aspires to leverage her international experience and interpersonal and problem-solving skills to contribute to the development of the social sector ecosystem. Janet holds a Hon M.A. and B.A. in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD.
Keitaro Asaba 浅羽慶太郎
Keitaro has 6 years of professional experience working at Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking, where his last position was in the Chief of Staff Office to the Head of SG CIB Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Keitaro worked in the Capital Markets as a Financial Engineer, where he developed expertise in studying business and market performances, as well as analyzing financial products and services.
Outside banking, Keitaro has always been committed to the humanitarian sector, having short-term contracts and internship programs at several international and non-governmental organizations including the World Trade Organization and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Today Keitaro aspires to fighting for a society of equal opportunities in Asia through Venture Philanthropy and Impact Investing.
Keitaro holds a MSc. in Scientific Computation from University of Sussex, and a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Macalester College. He has lived in different third-world, developing and developed countries since childhood before arriving to Hong Kong 4 years ago. Keitaro is trilingual in English, French and Japanese.
Rachel Bourke 白禮智
Rachel is a highly motivated events manager with a background in organizing and managing successful events in Hong Kong, specializing in fundraising and development. She has organized a range of diverse events for both private and non-profit sectors, most recently helping Mother’s Choice with their fundraising events and volunteering to run The American Women’s Association annual charity bazaar for the past 3 years running.
Her areas of expertise range from client management, developing modes of fundraising within an event, building rapport with her event team, as well as crafting effective communication and marketing tools.
Rachel’s upbringing in Hong Kong provides her with a unique perspective and drives her professional and personal passion for serving Hong Kong and collaborating with the Asia Community Ventures team. She majored in English & Art History at Tufts University and Interior Design at Cañada College.
Kevin Chong 莊子寬
Kevin is a student at the University of California, Berkeley with coursework in mathematics, operations research, architecture, and city planning. His interest in seeking systematic and bottom-up solutions to social issues can be reflected by his involvement in several projects, which include grassroots environmental activist work, a three-month business consulting project for a national community development initiative, and hosting an international youth conference that brings together teenagers from China and Japan to put forward peace-building initiatives.
Kevin is grateful and excited to have been part of ACV and learn about the social ecosystem in Hong Kong.
Gloria Chow 周紫來
Gloria is an Economics and Business Administration major at the University of California, Berkeley. She has devoted her studies to subjects such as impact evaluation, management in the social sector, and global poverty challenges in the millennium, with the hopes of being able to apply her academic knowledge to the social sector.
Gloria is passionate about seeking sustainable solutions to alleviate urban poverty. Previously, she has actively promoted art and culture education to middle school children without access to the arts, and outdoors education to inner city teenagers. She has also engaged with organizations working for the humanitarian treatment of immigrants and social integration of veterans in the United States.
Lilian Chow 周朗羚
Lilian is currently studying English Literature and Education at Columbia University with the hopes of not only using this understanding of literature to enrich her worldview but also to pass on these skills to those passionate, but lacking in opportunities. Having taught in local schools in Qinghai, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as teaching and designing curriculum for playgroups and children with special needs in Hong Kong, Lilian has been inspired to continue pursuing the best of education and hopes she can make a change - as small as it may be - for someone, somewhere.
Lilian has also engaged in social entrepreneurship and social innovation research projects in Hong Kong through collaborating and discussing with various interlocutors as well as participating in workshops. This summer, she is delighted to be have been a part of ACV and EngageHK and is excited to learn more about the collaborative social spaces and potential of Hong Kong.
Paolo Fresia 馮岳通
Paolo moved to Asia following his posting in Haiti as Financial Coordinator for MSF – Doctors Without Borders. Prior to working in the NGO sector, he was a fixed income sales trader at Goldman Sachs in London. Originally from Italy, Paolo holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Economics from University College London and an M.Phil. in Development Studies from Cambridge. He speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian, as well as basic Mandarin.
Paolo has had a longstanding academic and personal interest in environmental and sustainability issues, specifically their interplay with socio-economic factors in developing countries. By joining ACV, he is excited to learn more about the social sector in Hong Kong and the nascent impact investing landscape in the region.
Mabel Fung 馮頌賢
Mabel is a junior studying Political Science and Economics at Brown University, specialising in Latin American and Asian politics. Her interest in the politics of the developing countries stems from her various international volunteering experiences in the last seven years. Prior to joining ACV, Mabel has organised volunteer service trips to Bolivia, Cambodia, the Philippines, mainland China, and Malaysia. During her most recent trip to Bolivia, she worked with a local human rights organisation as an international community consultant and published testimonials of tortured victims. At Brown, she is the Chapter President of Strait Talk, a global peace-building dialogue movement that seeks to promote China-Taiwan Strait peace.
Mabel is also interested in social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Earlier this year, she represented Brown University to the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University and the Harvard University International Development Conference.
Mabel hopes she can take an active part in promoting social innovation in Hong Kong.
Larry Kwan 關富基
Larry has accumulated a wide range of practical experience in both the business and non-profit sectors, including roles as business executive, project manager, art gallery manager, fundraiser, researcher, consultant and educator.
He has been an active contributor in developing sustainable operation processes and management methods in different business initiatives. His interest in corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship stems from his professional experience and his volunteering work in the community. He is an advocate of applying the social enterprise model in the areas of arts and education, where he aims to build a sustainable platform for knowledge sharing to foster collaboration and help community organizations build capacity and create solutions to manage social problems.
Larry holds an MBA from Swinburne University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance from Monash University in Australia.
Karen Ng 吳嘉琪
Karen is a former Investment Banking Analyst at Deutsche Bank, specializing in the origination and execution of IPOs in Asia. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she moved to the UK for high school and university, where she developed a strong interest in social and development issues. Having spent over two years in banking, Karen seeks to combine her passion in creating social impact with her skills gained in corporate finance.
Karen has been an active participant and organizer of volunteering activities as a student and at work, home and abroad, including volunteering trips to China and India. These experiences have given her a broad exposure to fundraising, charities, social enterprises and CSR initiatives. In addition to her commitment to ACV, Karen was most recently a Volunteer Consultant at Asia Value Advisors, a philanthropy advisory firm based in Hong Kong.
Karen holds a BSc in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom.
Yoshiko Osada 長田佳子
Yoshiko is an MBA student at London Business School. She was previously working at J.P. Morgan in Tokyo as Fixed Income and FX Sales for institutional investors and has a strong interest to be involved in a more socially impactful role in finance. Most recently she interned for a development finance institution in Washington D.C., and at ACV she would like to learn more about the social impact landscape in Hong Kong and Asia.
Yoshiko holds a BA in Economics with a concentration in International Trade and Development Economics from Keio University, Japan. She was raised in four different countries, and speaks fluent English, Japanese and basic French.