Evan Auyang is the managing director and head of Asia-Pacific for Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG). Mr Auyang is extensively involved with civic work, chambers and NGOs, such as being a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce, executive committee of Green Monday, executive committee of the Young Presidents’ Organization; an adviser of the Independent Commission Against Corruption; a convener of business for social good at Our Hong Kong Foundation. Before joining 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 that, he was an associate partner at McKinsey & Company and also worked at Citigroup’s derivatives structuring and marketing unit. Mr Auyang obtained his undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Brown University and his MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management.
Annie Chen is chair of Hong Kong-based family office RS Group. Driven by her conviction that sustainability is the defining challenge of our times, and the belief that one should, and can, “invest in the future one wants to create”, RS Group invests its own capital sustainably and uses its resources to promote sustainable practices and economics. Through RS Group, Ms Chen also looks to seed particularly innovative philanthropic or impact investing strategies, aiming to enable the mainstreaming of environmental and social considerations in the wealth management context, particularly within Asia where such practices remain nascent. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ms Chen obtained her BA from Brown University and her JD from Columbia Law School.
Lisa Genasci is the CEO and founder of ADM Capital Foundation in 2006 as an innovative philanthropic vehicle to support critical research and impact-driven approaches to environmental conservation in Asia. ADMCF has been widely recognized for its work on solutions to some of our most intransigent challenges: depleting oceans; the nexus between forestry and development, air quality and public health; the intersection between food, energy and water. Before working in the non-profit sector, Ms Genasci was an Associated Press journalist, working in Rio de Janeiro and New York. She holds a BA degree with High Honors from Smith College and an LLM in Human Rights Law from the University of Hong Kong.
Kuo Chuan Kung is the founder and managing partner of Asian private equity firm Nexus Point. Prior this, he co-founded MBK Partners, a private equity firm, where he was partner and head of greater China. He was previously a managing director of the Carlyle Group and a member of the investment committee for Carlyle Asia Partners. Mr Kung started his career as a management consultant with McKinsey in Hong Kong and New York. He serves on the finance committee of the board of Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority, the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific advisory board, the board of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College and the board of United World College-USA. He was born in Taiwan and raised in both Taiwan and Hong Kong. He received a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Gladys Li has been on the board of Civic Exchange since 2005. She is currently a practising barrister. She and Civic Exchange co-founder Christine Loh go back to the days when they were both members of a lobby group set up in the late 1980s which was deeply concerned with the transition of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the British to the People’s Republic of China. Ms Li, a former chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association and a founding member of Civic Party, is most interested in how Hong Kong citizens can and should participate in decision-making by government and how planning affects every aspect of day-to-day life in Hong Kong.
Anthony Ng has a great interest in community affairs. Apart from being a board member of Civic Exchange, he is also a board member of WYNG Foundation, WYNG43 Social Enterprise, Urban Spring Company Limited, and the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law at Hong Kong University. Dr Ng was born in Hong Kong and left to study abroad in 1966. He received his BSc degree from McGill University in Canada and his MD and MPH degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans. He received his surgery training in the United States, New Zealand and England. He joined the University Surgical Unit of Hong Kong University Medical School in 1979 and started his private practice group in 1986 before retiring from active medical practice in 2012.
Kylie Uebergang has been acting as interim executive director of Civic Exchange in 2017. She began working at Civic Exchange in 2002 in various roles, including researcher, program manager and voluntary CFO. She became board member in 2012 and co-chaired the board in 2014 to 2016. In 2008, Ms Uebergang co-founded and acted as executive director for PathFinders, a charity which ensures that the most vulnerable children born in Hong Kong, and their migrant mothers, are respected and protected. She also advises and mentors executives from a number of other grassroots charities, such as Enrich and Resolve, which support migrants, ethnic minorities and children in the city. Ms Uebergang was born in Australia and moved to Hong Kong with her partner in 1999. A qualified Australian chartered accountant, she worked at big accounting firms: PricewaterhouseCoopers in Melbourne and Vancouver, and later Ernst & Young in Hong Kong.
Paul Zimmerman is an elected District Councillor representing the Pokfulam constituency and a member of the Harbourfront Commission’s task force. He is also the CEO of Designing Hong Kong, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting livable density, including improving walkability, promoting affordable access to water sports and leisure boating, and safeguarding Hong Kong’s biodiversity. Designing Hong Kong is a member of the World Urban Campaign by UN-Habitat. Mr Zimmerman was a member of the Hong Kong government’s Steering Committee on Biodiversity Actions and Strategy Plan. Born in the Netherlands, Mr Zimmerman has made Hong Kong his home since 1984. He has a master’s degree in social science (economics) from Erasmus University Rotterdam, and a master of arts (transport policy and planning) from the University of Hong Kong.