Civic Exchange Appoints Mr Evan Auyang as Chairman of the Board

Civic Exchange Appoints Mr. Evan Auyang as Chairman of the Board

HONG KONG, 18 January 2017 – Civic Exchange, an independent public policy think tank, announced that Mr. Evan Auyang has been appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Evan Auyang is the Managing Director and Head of Asia-Pacific for Gerson Lehrman Group (“GLG”), running and growing its business across 10 offices.  Mr. Auyang is extensively involved in civic work, chambers and NGOs. Beyond Civic Exchange, he also serves on the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce.  He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”), and an Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation.  Mr. Auyang is on the Executive Committee of the Young Presidents’ Organization (Hong Kong Chapter) where he is a member, and on the Executive Committee of Green Monday.  In addition, Mr. Auyang serves on the Transport Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, the Environment Bureau’s Working Group on review of Air Quality Objectives, the Development Fund Committee of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Development Committee of the World Wide Fund, the Advisory Committee for School of Environment for the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, as well as the Board of Advisors of the Kellogg School of Management Alumni Club.

Prior to GLG, Mr. Auyang was the Deputy Managing Director of the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (KMB) and a Board Director of Transport International Holdings Limited, the parent company of KMB.  Prior to joining Transport International and KMB, Mr. Auyang was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company.  Before joining that management consultancy, Mr. Auyang was at Citigroup’s derivatives structuring and marketing unit.  He obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from Brown University, and his MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management.

“Civic Exchange’s mission is to advance civic education and engage society to positively influence public policy through evidence-based research, dialogue and development of practical solutions,” Mr. Auyang said.  “We will continue to adopt an independent approach to our research, while continuing to focus on the areas of Air Quality, Urban Environment and Nature Conservation with the objective of promoting Wellbeing.”

“We look forward to working with Evan to enhance Civic Exchange’s effectiveness in the future” said Kylie Uebergang, retiring co-chair of the Board of Civic Exchange.

Civic Exchange Board members

Mr. Evan Auyang, Chairman of the Board
Ms. Annie Chen, Member
Ms. Lisa Genasci, Member
Ms. Gladys Li, SC, JP, Member
Dr. Anthony Ng, Member
Ms. Kylie Uebergang, Member
Mr. Paul Zimmerman, Member