Mr. Alvin Cheung is a senior researcher in Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF) with research focus on social innovation and social impact assessment (SIA). He is one of the authors for social innovation research report published by OHKF in March 2016. The report provides series of recommendations to enhance the ecosystem of social innovation in Hong Kong.
Alvin has been actively promoting social innovation to solve local social problems. He has engaged different local stakeholders, including government officers, business leaders and social innovators, to promote applications of SIA and facilitate communication between business and social sectors.
Before joining OHKF, he was a lecturer in School for Professional and Continuing Education of the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his MPhil in Economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and BSc in Economics and Finance, with First Class Honors, from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Before William became a consultant for the non-profit sector he was the COO of a Hong Kong office & International Research Center and the Regional Information Service Director in Asia Pacific of a top-tier international market research firm. In his more than 17 years in those positions, he pushed forward technological development and management in data collection and processing. He has extensive well-rounded experience in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and implementations.
Inspired by his desire to work together with NGOs and NPOs to solve the challenges they face, William started a new chapter in his career after completing his full-time study by obtaining his Master degree in Nonprofit Management at the University of Hong Kong and founded i4socialimpact in 2016.
He aims to empower NGOs and NPOs to become more efficient by building up their capacities in measuring social impact, and developing research needs and data analysis by utilizing his extensive experience in market research and management.
Dr. Sammy Fung has started his academic career by joining the University of Hong Kong in 2008. During the period of year 2013 to 2016, he worked as an Assistant Dean and BBA Admission Tutor to be responsible for the design and implementation of academic policies; development of exchange partnerships with overseas universities; exploration of student internship and programs with commercial firms and non-profit organizations; continuous improvement of the undergraduate curriculum; management of local Hong Kong and overseas admission matters; and design of strategic plan for the UG Program.
Dr. Fung well-integrate his accounting expertise and knowledge in his teaching, research and practical business exposure. As an academic, Dr. Fung’s research interests are corporate governance, social responsibility and business ethics issues of the corporations, NGOs and social enterprises in Asia. His teaching interest includes financial and managerial accounting, financial management and corporate governance and CSR.
In addition to the academic experience, Dr. Fung has rich experience in practical financial management. Prior to joining the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Hong Kong, he has served as a accounting training manager, financial management consultant and auditor for big-four audit firms for more than 10 years. Furthermore, Dr. Fung participates actively in different professional and social services organizations. He is serving as a committee member and treasurer in various Hong Kong and China education organizations and professional bodies. He is also currently working for various consultancy projects for NGOs and Social enterprises in Hong Kong.
Dr. Fung holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Accountancy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CPA Australia.
Quin S Q Thong describes herself as a doer who is learning to dream. A Chartered Accountant in Hong Kong, she started ANA by KARMA in June 2014 for the weaving women in Bhutan to sell their beautiful weavings internationally. Today, not only has these women achieved financial stability, they have gained respect from their spouses, family and the wider community.
Net proceeds from the sale are channeled towards the weaving communities development programs, such as business training for the weavers, financial literacy classes and creative photography workshops for their children. A Trust Fund for the women and their children is also established in 2016.
Quin is the Managing Director Asia of a public listed corporation in UK, and for her, creating opportunities for others to rise their potentials, is a dream come true.