Mentorship

Respectable leaders of different professions with outstanding social service accomplishments will share their personal insight, experience and advice to enhance our Scholars’ philanthropic aspirations, broaden their global perspectives and enrich their network.

"Nowhere else would I be able to find a role-model - immensely successful in my field of interest - who would take this much time to provide me with invaluable advice and motivation to pursue my personal, professional and social goals." - Vikram Sambamurthy, 2016 HKUST Scholar

The Hon. Bernard Chan, GBS, JP

The Hon. Bernard Chan, GBS, JP has a BA in Studio Art at Pomona College, the noted liberal arts college in the US. He is the President of both Asia Financial Holdings and Asia Insurance, which has gained a reputation as one of the financially strongest insurers in Hong Kong. Mr. Chan is substantially involved in public services: he is a Hong Kong Deputy at the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China and Convenor of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council, HKSAR. With sharp business acumen, Mr. Chan is also Chairman of the Hong Kong-Thailand Business Council encouraging the development of trade and investment between the two places. Concerned about the plight of the disadvantaged and the lack of social cohesion in Hong Kong, Mr. Chan serves as the Chairperson of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service striving to build meaningful bridges between the business world, the welfare sector and its clients.

The Hon. Frank Chan Fan, JP

Ir. Fan Chan is the Secretary for Transport and Housing of the HKSAR Government. Ir. Chan’s community service record spans over 30 years. Along with fellow university graduates, he founded the Association for Engineering and Medical Volunteer Services in 1982. He is also the Founding Steering Committee Chairman of the Growing Partners Project co-organized by dedicated alumni of the University of Hong Kong and The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong. Committed to contributing to tertiary education of the engineering profession, he currently serves as a member on related Departmental Advisory Committees at the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Ronnie Cheng

Mr. Ronnie Cheng is Headmaster of the Diocesan Boys’ School (“DBS”) in Hong Kong and has been a teacher for 17 years. Growing up in a family under financial strain, Mr. Cheng received encouragement and support from his own headmaster, which inspired him to “pay it forward” to the next generation and became a teacher. Academic pressure is very high in China and Hong Kong, with deleterious results on students’ mental health, but Mr. Cheng has paved the way in trying to take a more rounded approach to education – focusing on the journey of learning as well as the results in examinations. He has given appropriate and measured support to students in an increasingly tense political environment. Nonetheless, DBS is one of the top schools in Hong Kong and under Mr. Cheng’s direction, it has produced a #1-world-ranked male choir, winning many international championships over the last few years. Many students have gone on to become professional musicians and some have even returned to teach music at DBS to help a new generation. For underprivileged students, Ronnie has set up the DBS Foundation to enable students to be supported even if in financial or medical difficulty. This has been made possible by Ronnie’s excellent relationships with alumni.

Ms. Karen Cheung

Ms. Karen Cheung has a B.A. in Neuroscience and Leadership from Claremont McKenna College in the United States and is the Director of Vervain Resources. As the granddaughter of Dr. Chen, she is actively engaged in various projects steered by the Foundation and had served on the Adventist Hospital Cancer Fund and Ronald McDonald House.

Mr. Cheung Wai Hing

Mr. Cheung Wai Hing is a Solicitor, China Appointed Attesting Officer and a senior partner in a leading law firm in Hong Kong, with substantial experiences in community services, including as Chairman of the Board of Directors of HKSAR Government’s Applied Research Council; Hon. Legal Advisor of Po Leung Kuk, The Hong Kong Tuberculosis, Chest and Heart Diseases Association, Wai Yin Association and other local charities.

Ms. Doris Choi

Ms. Doris Choi graduated from the University of Hong Kong and started her career in private trust with HSBC in the 1970s. She has vast professional experience of working with family trusts in strategic planning and solutions.

Photo Credit: Queenie Li, The D. H. Chen Foundation Scholar

Mr. Alan Chow

Mr. Alan Chow was a banker with over 25 years of diverse experience in financial services before committing himself to a second career in philanthropy. He is currently Director and Council Member of Hong Kong Red Cross and Chairman of Hong Kong Red Cross Special Education & Rehabilitation Service Governing Committee. He is also Member of the Hong Kong Regional Advisory Committee of Hospital Authority and Member of the Investment Committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. In 2013, Mr. Chow received the award of Outstanding Third Age Citizen for his remarkable achievements in social services, voluntary and charity work.

Mr. Jat Sew-Tong, SBS, SC, JP

Mr Jat Sew-Tong, SBS, SC, JP  has been in private practice as a barrister since 1990.  He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1987 and University of Oxford in 1989.  He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988 and the Hong Kong Bar in 1989, and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2002 at the age of 36.  In 2014 he was appointed Deputy Judge of the Court of First Instance of the High Court and a Recorder of the Court of First Instance of the High Court from 2006 to 2014. Active in public service, he was formerly Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, Chairperson of the Minimum Wage Commission, Chairman of the Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Boards, Chairman of the Review Committee on Trust Fund for SARS, Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Appeals Board, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance) and other public bodies. In 2014, he was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in recognition of his public service.

Mr. Stephen Kuok

Mr. Stephen Kuok is the Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Chevalier Group and with over 40 years of experience in strategic planning and business operation management in business investments such as building construction, civil engineering, building supplies, aluminium windows and curtain walls, lifts and escalators, electrical and mechanical engineering, property development. He had served on a number of HKSAR Government boards and committees of the respective industries.

Mr. Paul Lam

Mr. Lam is a certified accountant. He has over 35 years of experience in real estate development in Hong Kong and overseas.

Mr. Gilbert Lui

Mr. Gilbert Lui is a certified accountant and a devout Buddhist, currently a Director and/or an Hon. Adviser of several Buddhist associations in Hong Kong. He also often appears as a lecturer on Buddhism at The Buddhist Alumni Association.

Dr. CC Luk

Dr. CC Luk is the Hospital Chief Executive of Queen Mary Hospital/Tsan Yuk Hospital, the teaching hospital of the University of Hong Kong, and Cluster Chief Executive of Hong Kong West Cluster. He has been a health care executive in the public sector since 1990, serving in various positions in the then Hospital Services Department of the Hong Kong Government and the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. He is now responsible for the operation of 7 hospitals with 3,100 beds, 6 clinics and community service centers, managing a recurrent budget of HK$5.5 billion and 7,700 staff members. Dr. Luk has been actively involved in public and community works serving at various organizations including The Medical Council of Hong Kong, The Community Chest of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

Mr. David Yeung

A dedicated Buddhist, Mr. David Yeung co-founded Green Monday, an innovative social venture that takes on climate change, food insecurity, health issues and animal welfare with a diverse platform that shifts individuals, communities and corporations towards sustainable, healthy and mindful living. Awards and recognitions won by Mr. Yeung include “100 Most Creative People in China”, “Asia 100 Pioneers” and “Ten Outstanding Young Persons Hong Kong”. Mr. Yeung is also a Director of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI), Hong Kong AIDS Foundation and Hong Kong Buddhist Association.