About Us


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. Evan 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, Evan 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.


Kuo Chuan Kung

Mr. Kung is the founder and managing partner of Asian private equity firm Nexus Point. Prior to Nexus Point, he co-founded MBK Partners, where he was partner and head of greater China, and helped build MBK Partners into one of the most successful private equity firms in Asia. Previously, he was a managing director of The Carlyle Group and a member of the investment committee for Carlyle Asia Partners. He 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 Taiwan and Hong Kong.  He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He lives in Hong Kong with his wife and two children.


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 was born in Australia and moved to Hong Kong with her partner in 1999. After qualifying as an Australian Chartered Accountant, Kylie worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Melbourne and Vancouver, then at Ernst & Young in Hong Kong.  In 2002 she began working with Civic Exchange in various roles including Researcher, Program Manager and CFO.  She became a Board Member in 2012 and co-chaired the Board 2014-16. Kylie also 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.


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.