About Us

Board
   

Mr Evan Auyang (Chairman)

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 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 advisor of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), convener of Business for Social Good at Our Hong Kong Foundation, amongst others. 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 that, he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, and before that 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.

   

Ms Annie Chen

Ms Annie Chen is Chair of Hong Kong-based family office RS Group (www.rsgroup.asia). Driven by Annie’s 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. RS Group’s investments are selected based on the “blended value” concept, with the aim of creating a portfolio that maximizes the total performance (financial, social and environmental) of its capital under management. Through RS Group, Annie 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. Annie was born and raised in Hong Kong. She obtained her BA from Brown University and her JD from Columbia Law School.”

   

Ms Lisa Genasci

Ms Lisa Genasci is the CEO and founder of ADM Capital Foundation (ADMCF), established five years ago for the partners of a Hong Kong-based investment manager. With a staff of eight, ADMCF provides support to some of Asia's most marginalized children and works to combat intransigent environmental challenges. ADMCF has built innovative initiatives involving holistic support to slum and street children, water, air pollution, deforestation and marine conservation. Before working in the non-profit sector, Lisa spent ten years at the Associated Press, three as a correspondent based in Rio de Janeiro, three on the AP foreign desk in New York and four as a financial reporter. Lisa holds a BA degree with High Honors from Smith College and an LLM in Human Rights Law from Hong Kong University.

   

Ms Gladys Li, SC, JP

Ms Gladys Li has been on the Board of Civic Exchange since 2005. She is currently a practising barrister. She and 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 PRC. Former Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association and a Founder Member of Civic Party, she is most interested in how the citizens of Hong Kong can and should participate in decision-making by government and how planning affects every aspect of day-to-day life in Hong Kong.

   

Dr Anthony Ng

Dr Anthony Ng was born in Hong Kong, where he received his primary and secondary education. He left to study abroad in 1966. He received his BSc degree from McGill University and his MD and MPH degrees from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA. He then received his surgery training in the United State, New Zealand and England. He joined the University Surgical Unit of Hong Kong University Medical School in 1979. He started his private practice group in 1986. He has retired from active practice since 2012. Since returning to Hong Kong, he has taken an interest in community affairs.

   

Ms Kylie Uebergang

Ms Kylie Uebergang has worked with Civic Exchange since March 2002 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). On 6 September 2012 Kylie became a board member of Civic Exchange. After qualifying as an Australian Chartered Accountant Kylie previously worked with Ernst & Young in Hong Kong and PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Price Waterhouse) in Vancouver and Melbourne. In conjunction with her CFO role she has in the past worked as Project Manager on a number of significant air pollution projects as well as undertaken research on cultural heritage and sustainable building techniques in Hong Kong. Kylie also Co-founded and is the Executive Director of a local charity called PathFinders which was established in late 2007. PathFinders ensures migrant children born in Hong Kong have a fair start in life. Through freeing them from danger and ensuring they have access to shelter, medical services and documentation, PathFinders empowers their mothers to find a safe and legal way home. PathFinders strives to ensure that migrants who become unexpectedly pregnant while working in Hong Kong, are treated fairly so that they can continue to work, protect their children and maintain their support of Hong Kong's family, cultural and economic foundations. Born in Australia, Kylie and her partner moved to Hong Kong in 1999.

   

Mr Paul Zimmerman

Born in the Netherlands, Mr Paul Zimmerman (www.paulzimmerman.hk) made Hong Kong his home in 1984. He is an elected District Councillor representing the Pokfulam constituency and a member of the Harbourfront Commission, and was a member of Government’s Steering Committee on Biodiversity Actions and Strategy Plan. Paul is CEO of Designing Hong Kong (www.designinghongkong.com), 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. Paul has a Masters in Social Science (Economics) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and a Masters of Arts (Transport Policy and Planning) from The University of Hong Kong.

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