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.


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 the former 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 former 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. Cheney Cheng

Mr. Cheney Cheng is currently the Managing Partner of Altive, a SFC-licensed asset manager focusing on alternative investments. He is also a Venture Partner at Pacific Century Group. Mr. Cheung started his career in Goldman Sachs. He had been focusing on the venture capital investment and international mergers and acquisitions in the technology sector before joining the current company. Being passionate about education and children’s wellbeing, he is also the Co-Founder of Teach For Hong Kong.

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

Professor Alan Chow

Professor Alan Chow is currently an Adjunct Professor with the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was the Chief Executive Officer of The D. H. Chen Foundation from 2013 to 2019, and was a banker with over 25 years of diverse experience in financial services before committing himself to a second career in philanthropy. Currently, Professor Chow is 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 Community Investment and Inclusion Fund (CIIF) Committee, Member of the Task Force of The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) and Member of the Investment Committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. In 2013, he received the award of Outstanding Third Age Citizen for his remarkable achievements in social services, voluntary and charity work.

Mr. Andrew Fung, BBS, JP

Mr. Fung is the Chief Financial Officer at Henderson Land Development with over 36 years of experience in banking, capital markets and asset management. He has been serving different public service organizations and higher education institutions in various capacities, including Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and more.

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 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.

Ms. Candice Leung

Ms. Candice Leung is a Solicitor in a leading law firm in Hong Kong. She has been actively involved in public services and is dedicated to fostering preservation and promotion of arts and culture, in particular Cantonese Opera. Ms. Leung is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development, Xiqu Centre Advisory Panel of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee. She had also served as a member of the Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee and the Chinese Traditional Performing Arts Panel of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. In 2016, she was awarded Certificate of Commendation by the Secretary for Home Affairs for outstanding contributions to the development of arts and culture.

Mr. Bird Tang

Mr. Bird Tang has a unique philosophy in nurturing youth leaders: not a few people doing great things; but many people doing small and meaningful deeds.

Before working full time as the Executive Director of VolTra, a charitable organisation he founded to promote global citizenship, Bird was a secondary school teacher for 6 years. He had also served as trainer and consultant for Jockey Club Charities Trust, British Council, European Commission, UNESCO, etc. In the last 15 years, Bird has engaged and inspired over 15,000 participants with different backgrounds and nationalities to learn about social innovation and sustainable development.

With his contribution to Hong Kong, Bird received many prestigious awards and scholarships. He completed Stanford Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship in 2019 and Chicago Booth Executive MBA in 2021, empowering him further to be an impactful facilitator.