The team

Management

Lindy E. Lek

Lindy E. Lek

Executive Director

Lindy worked in investment banking in the Hong Kong and Tokyo offices of Goldman Sachs, in the areas of Corporate Finance, Equity Capital Markets and Equity Derivatives. After leaving as an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs, she turned her attention to the philanthropic sector.

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While resident in Tokyo, Lindy was co-founder of the Tokyo Circle of Friendship Bridge (www.friendshipbridge.org), fundraising for the non-profit focused on microfinance in Guatemala. She was also a founding Board Member of a bilingual volunteer clearinghouse, Hands On Tokyo (www.handsontokyo.org) in 2006, an affiliate of the Hands On Network Points of Light Foundation. She served as a Board Member of Asia Initiatives (www.asiainitiatives.org), a fundraising organisation, in support of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, focusing on microfinance of sustainable village enterprises in India.

Lindy graduated with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Brown University. She also has a M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Evonne Zou

Evonne Zou

Director

Evonne Zou worked at Moelis & Company with a focus on mergers & acquisitions and restructuring. Previously, she worked at UBS from 2008-2013, in the mergers & acquisitions team at the Frankfurt and Hong Kong offices.

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Evonne graduated with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Nanjing Hohai University. She also has a M.S. in Management from University of Magdeburg and a M.S. in E-Commerce and Internet Computing from University of Hong Kong.

Board of Directors

James Chen

James Chen

Chairman, Wahum Group Holdings & Founder, Clearly Campaign

James Chen is a third generation member and Chairman of a family-owned enterprise, Wahum Group Holdings, a Hong Kong and Nigeria based manufacturing company. In 1995, he founded and became CEO of Legacy Advisors Limited, a single family office that transformed the way the family managed and preserved its wealth. In 2003, James was instrumental in founding the family’s philanthropic arm – the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation – and is currently Co-Chairman. The Foundation has supported 170+ initiatives in Mainland China, Hong Kong and West Africa.

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James has also backed numerous social ventures, founding Bring Me a Book Hong Kong (www.bringmeabook.org.hk), an NGO promoting childhood literacy. Further afield, he is deeply involved in the development of adjustable lens technology, both for commercial application in developed countries through the company Adlens (www.adlens.com), and to meet the challenge of correcting the eyesight of visually impaired people in the developing world through the Vision for a Nation Foundation (www.visionforanation.org). James is a Vision for a Nation Trustee, a long-standing member of the Outward Bound Trust of Hong Kong, former Chairman of the China Exploration and Research Society, and a past president of the Young Entrepreneurs’ organisation HK. More recently, James has invested in Delta Health, a cardiovascular specialty hospital set to revolutionize patient care in China, and Ammado, a global online donation and fundraising platform (www.ammado.com).

Patrick Cordes

Patrick Cordes

CFO, Baring Private Equity Asia

Patrick Cordes joined Baring Private Equity Asia in 2006. Previously, he worked for Deloitte in Hong Kong and New York.

Patrick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.

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Roy Kuan

Managing Partner, CVC Capital Partners

Roy Kuan joined CVC in 1999. Since then he has led or co-led many of CVC’s investments in Greater China, Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea. He is currently a member of the Asia Pacific Investment Committee. Previously, Roy worked in Citigroup’s Asia Private Equity investment team, focusing on South Korea and the Philippines.

Roy holds a BA degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the board of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network.

Alvin Lam

Alvin Lam

Senior Managing Director, CVC Capital Partners

Alvin joined CVC in 2005. Previously, he was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Groups Greater China Practice and worked for Philip Morris International in a regional business development role.

Alvin is the Asia representative on the CVC Philanthropy Committee and he also serves on the board of Social Venture Hong Kong.

Alvin holds a BSc Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, US.

Douglas Miller

Douglas Miller

Founder, International Private Equity Limited

Doug Miller is an American, born in Kansas, lived 32 years in London and presently resides in Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He is a University of Kansas graduate in International Relations and Economics in 1966 and obtained an MBA in 1971 (interrupted by 3 years in the Army). He has been active in the finance industry for over 40 years with senior positions in commercial lending, international leasing, investment banking and private equity. For the last 20 years, he has run his own company, International Private Equity Limited, which specialized in raising capital from institutional investors for private equity funds, raising over US$ 6.5 billion.

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He is Founder Chairman of both EVPA and AVPN; together these organisations have over 330 members in 40 countries. He is also a founding trustee of Impetus Trust in the UK, and has invested in VP funds globally, including U.S. pioneer, New Profit, UnLtd in the UK, Venturesome, Good Deed in Estonia and Japan Social Investment Fund. He is founding investor and Advisory Board Member for BridgesVentures Social Enterprise Fund. He had direct investments in four social enterprises globally.

Other charitable activities, which Doug support, include international development projects in South Asia, Africa and mine clearance projects in Vietnam, Laos, and Sri Lanka. He has been active in philanthropy for 30 years – mainly in education, the environment and microcredit.

Advisors

Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen

Director of Philanthropic Engagement at Legacy Advisors

Jen transitioned into the world of philanthropy after working in the finance industry for almost two decades. She is the Director of Philanthropic Engagement at Legacy Advisors, a thriving Family Office in Hong Kong.

In this role, Jen works on the many varied portfolio of investments in Legacy’s philanthropic spectrum. The entities range from the grant-making Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation, to the non-government organisations of Bring Me A Book (Hong Kong chapter) and Vision For A Nation; to Adlens, a commercial company with a social soul. Her focus is the strategy and execution of initiatives to increase the reach and impact of the portfolio. Jen is on the Board of Governors of Bring Me A Book and serves as Strategic Advisor on the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation – both focusing on the promotion of early childhood literacy.

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While resident in Tokyo, Lindy was co-founder of the Tokyo Circle of Friendship Bridge (www.friendshipbridge.org), fundraising for the non-profit focused on microfinance in Guatemala. She was also a founding Board Member of a bilingual volunteer clearinghouse, Hands On Tokyo (www.handsontokyo.org) in 2006, an affiliate of the Hands On Network Points of Light Foundation. She served as a Board Member of Asia Initiatives (www.asiainitiatives.org), a fundraising organisation, in support of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, focusing on microfinance of sustainable village enterprises in India.

Lindy graduated with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Brown University. She also has a M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Howard Ling

Howard Ling

Senior Consultant, HKCSS-HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre

Howard Ling is the Senior Consultant of The HKCSS – HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC), which is funded by Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged, Hong Kong Bank Foundation, Fung Foundation Social Enterprises Fund, and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS).

Howard also supports the work of Government, NGOs and Education, including Home Affairs – Social Enterprise Advisory Committee (Committee member), Youth Business Hong Kong (mentor and advisor), Ever Green Association – Social Enterprise Division (Committee member), YMCA College of Continuing Education (External Advisor), IVE Shatin (external examiner and mentor), and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Vice-President of MBA Alumni Association, and Chief Representative of Postgraduate school).

Andrew Muirhead

Andrew Muirhead

Vice-Chairman, AVPN (Asia Venture Philanthropy Network)

Following an initial career in banking, Andrew Muirhead has been involved in the UK Philanthropic sector since 1993. He went on to lead Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland as Chief Executive until 2008, when he became Founding Chief Executive of Inspiring Scotland.

Inspiring Scotland was officially launched in January 2009 to develop innovative responses to major social challenges through the provision of money and skills. Inspiring Scotland has raised 5 funds to date, raising over £50m and investing in about 60 non-profits and social enterprises. It enjoys wide support from Government, Business, Charitable Trusts and Private Individuals including a number of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs.

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Andrew has led the development of a wide range of innovative programs to support Scottish charities to scale and to help tackle key social challenges both in the UK and in developing countries globally. His pioneering work was recognized in the 2008 Beacon Prize awards.

A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, Andrew’s non-executive career has spanned Broadcasting, University Sector and Community Development. Andrew is a Board Member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association, is on the Advisory Board for The Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, he also serves as a Member of a Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities.

Josephine Price

Josephine Price

Director and Co-founder, Anthem Asia Limited

Josephine is an experienced Asian-based private equity practitioner with over 30 years’ emerging markets experience. She is currently co-founder and director of Anthem Asia an investment and advisory company focused on developing financially-and-socially-responsible opportunities in Myanmar. She also acts as an investment advisor to the Vietnam Investment Group. Josephine spent 13 years with CLSA Capital Partners where she co-founded CLSA’s pan-Asian private equity platform. From 1995 to 2008, she was managing director and deputy CEO of CLSA Capital Partners, and product head for the pan-Asian Growth and Expansion Capital team.

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Josephine is also an independent non-executive director of Petra Foods Limited, a SE Asian consumer chocolate business listed in Singapore. In addition, she is a trustee and chair of the Investment Committee of the Croucher Foundation in Hong Kong, and a director and co-founder of the Village People Project, a Hong Kong-based NGO supporting projects which benefit women and children in rural China.

Josephine is a graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, a member of the Law Society of England & Wales, and Hong Kong, and a member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute.