Dr. Kwok Law Kwai Chun

Dr. Kwok Law Kwai Chun Eleanor

BBS, JP

Vice-chairman of SaSa International Holdings Limited

"Making Life Beautiful."

Dr. Kwok Law Kwai Chun Eleanor

Vice-chairman of SaSa International Holdings Limited

"Making Life Beautiful."

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Dr. Kwok Law Kwai Chun Eleanor BBS, JP is one of the founding members of Sa Sa International Holdings Co. Ltd. Current executive director and Vice Chairman of Board of Directors, and member of the Administrative Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Management Committee.

Dr. Kwok has over 40 years of experience in marketing and promotion of cosmetics. With extensive expertise and many years of makeup retail experience. Dr. Kwok created the concept of open display of beauty products, to create a cozier shopping process for better customers experience. Dr. Kwok leads the group’s marketing, operational management, human resources and employee training.

Dr. Kwok was awarded the “Women of Hope Awards” presented by the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation in 2019. She was also awarded the “Outstanding Businesswomen Award” by Hong Kong Commercial Daily, “Asian Outstanding Female Leader Award” presented by Asian College of Knowledge Management, and “Social Caring Pledge Scheme Awards” presented by Social Enterprise Research Academy in 2017 respectively. Prior to that, she was awarded the “Successful Female Award” presented by JESSICA Magazine in 2016, the ”Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award“ presented by Enterprise Asia in 2013, the “ Hong Kong Outstanding Beauty Industry Awards” presented by International CICA Association of Esthetics in 2012. She was awarded the “Outstanding Female Entrepreneur Award” by the Hong Kong Federation of Women Businesses and Professionals in 2008, and was awarded the “World Outstanding Chinese Award”  presented by  the World Chinese Business Investment Foundation in 2005. Dr. Kwok has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree in Management by Morrison University from the United States, and has been inducted as an honorary fellow at the Professional Validation Center of Hong Kong Business Sector.

Dr. Kwok actively participates in chambers of commerce and public welfare affairs. She has been the Honorary President of The Cosmetic & Perfumery Association of Hong Kong Ltd. since 2009, Chairperson of “Sa Sa Making Life Beautiful Charity Fund ” since 2013, Vice President of Hong Kong Girl Guides Association since 2012, Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Federation of Women (from 2015 to 2021), Honorary President of the Hong Kong Federation of Women (since 2005), committee member of the Women Entrepreneurs Committee from the Hong Kong Federation of Women(since 2004), and sponsor of the Caritas Hong Kong Fundraising Committee (since 2006). Dr. Kwok once served as an advisor for Po Leung Kuk (April 2017 to March 2018), Chairperson of Po Leung Kuk (April 2016 to March 2017), Vice Chairperson of Po Leung Kuk (April 2012 to March 2016), Director of Po Leung Kuk (2006 to 2012), and executed the  “Making Life Beautiful” project by SaSa (2008 and 2009) as well as the ” Eternal Beauty” Charity Project (2018 to 2019). She was also a committee member of the Sports Events Commission (2015-2018). 

Sa Sa International Holdings Limited  

8/F, Block B, MP Industrial Centre, 18 Ka Yip Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2889 2331

http://corp.sasa.com/en/home

Mr. Michel Lowy

Mr. Michel Lowy

Chief Executive Officer of SC Lowy

"Think through the difference you want to make, and how you will go about achieving that difference."

Mr. Michel Lowy

Chief Executive Officer

"Think through the difference you want to make, and how you will go about achieving that difference."

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“Like many people in this city, I like to win. A love of competition, deep and consistent focus and a willingness to endure short- and sometimes medium-term suffering to achieve long-term results are part of my mantra.

SC Lowy has grown its support from a fundraising event in Nepal (a race – no surprise there) to ultimately joining the EMpower board this year. Starting small, learning and developing loyalty and commitment over time builds comfort that funds donated are used most efficiently.

As a small firm focused on Europe and emerging markets in Asia, we were looking for an organization with expertise in these countries. EMpower also spoke to us because it was started by professionals in the finance industry, many of whom wore also looking to give back where they have built their careers. Finding the right partner means knowing what you are looking for, doing the research, and building the relationship slowly.

The second principle is to see yourself as an investor, not a donor. Thinking about yourself as investor in an organization rather than a donor to a charity changes the way you view your involvement. It also changes the way your chosen charity sees you. Making an investment, we focus on returns and accountability. In donation, we tend not to spend as much time in such evalusation.

Making an investment, we are in a longer-term scenario. Malting a donation, we are often working in the moment. The approach and the outcomes for the firms and the recipient non-profits are usually very different.

The next principle is to realize that the theory of change is standard operating practice.

Just like a business, a charity or foundation should have clearly thought through the difference it wants to make, and how it will go about achieving that difference. It should have a plan for tracking whether its objectives are being met and a way to measure success. It then needs to repeat that evaluation process regularly, to see whether its goals need to be updated or changed.

For us, a foundation structure like EMpower makes sense. Operating a little like a fund of funds for social organizations, the goal is simple – to shift the trajectory of the lives of at-risk youth in emerging markets. The strategy is simple – a focus on women, children and education initiatives. Tactically, this means finding locally-led, grassroots organizations who are in a better position to know the context, issues and players and how best to support youth in their communities.

These are tough for investors like us to find — hence the foundation structure. Along with phased grants/financial support to these board-vetted quality organizations that can last up to 10 years, EMpower develops substantive partnerships that foster the grantee organizations’ growth and fuel innovative, results-oriented programs.

 

Goal, strategy, plan, measurement, evaluation. results. Check, check, check, check, check and check. In non-profit circles, they call this the theory of change. In business, we hope it is standard operating practice. Make sure your chosen charity is practicing a sensible theory of change.

The final principle is that the engagement should be meaningful to your firm and engage your staff.

Our business is focused on the deep-value segment of the maker so it is not surprising interested in organizations that operate close to recipients of aid themselves and ere of getting down and dirty. EMpower creates a vehicle for us to do that. Given our bond underwrites the foundation’s costs, many of us also visit Empower-funded local organization and meet the program’s young beneficiates to witness first-hand how then giving is difference. Having a highly energized and involved leadership group in EMpower’s three translates into commitments of not just money. but also time and expertise. The result is quality throughout.

SC Lowy  

Headquarters
17th Floor, 8 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3405 1300

http://www.sclowy.com/

Madam Foo Kam Chu

Madam Foo Kam Chu Grace

Founder, Chairman and Executive Director of Soundwill Holdings Limited

"See Beyond the Present"

Madam Foo Kam Chu Grace

Founder, Chairman and Executive Director of Soundwill Holdings Limited

"See Beyond the Present"

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Ms. Foo Kam Chu, educated in Hong Kong since the 1950s and started her own importing/exporting  and trading business in Hong Kong in early 1970s, and did not begin her own real estate business till the end of the 1970s.

In early 1980s, when mainland China was liberated, Ms. Foo began her business exploration in mainland China. She established another trading firm in Hong Kong after former President Deng’s encouragement on the Chinese Economic Reform. This was a trading company that specifically focused on Taiwanese products, which had been officially approved by the Ministry of Economy and Trade. Ms. Foo traveled between China, Hong Kong and Taiwan every week, enhancing the trading and investments of the 3 locations mentioned above.

While operating a trading business, she began to enter the real estate business. She established Jin Dynasty in 1979, focusing on the Hong Kong real estate market, then was officially listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in early 1997(878), which eventually became Jin Chaoyang Group Co., Ltd. with an asset value of more than 20 billion at the present. Ms. Foo is the founder and operator of the company, as well as a major shareholder and chairman.

At the beginning of the 21th century, she set foot in the TMT industry, hence founded Shenzhen Yinghaiwei Optoelectronics Communication Technology Co., Ltd, and built a data center in Guangzhou, outsourcing service center etc.

Ms. Foo Kam Chu has been leading the Jinchaoyang Group from the bottom and has built a corporate with stability and reputation throughout the decade. With her scope and vision, she managed to transform Causeway Bay from an ordinary, worn out district, into arguably the most luxurious area with numerous high-end shopping malls and offices. This great achievement has been affirmed by the public.

 

For many years, Ms. Foo has actively participated in the development and charity work in Hong Kong and the Mainland, and has served as the China Overseas Friendship Association Council member, executive vice president of Guangzhou Overseas Friendship Association and honorary president of Hong Kong Guangzhou Association of Societies. She also contributed massively In charity work, especially to provide long-term support to schools in rural area and build better learning environment and opportunities for students.

In addition, in order to show gratitude to Ms. Foo’s outstanding contribution to charity, she has won a number of social caring awards, including the “100 Outstanding Female Entrepreneurs in China” award, presented by the China Association of Women Entrepreneurs in 2009. She also won the “Caring Person Award” presented by the Guangdong Women’s Federation and the Guangdong Women and Children’s Foundation in 2007, for offering warmth and love to those in need in the society.

Soundwill Holdings Limited 

Address: 21/F, Soundwill Plaza, No. 38 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2803 4260
Fax: +852 2834 7845

https://www.soundwill.com.hk

Dr. Jonathan Koon-shum Choi

Dr. Jonathan Koon-shum Choi

GBS BSB JP

Chairman of Sunwah Group

"Taken from Society, Give Back to Society"

Dr. Jonathan Koon-shum Choi

GBS BSB JP

Chairman of Sunwah Group

"Taken from Society,
Give Back to Society"

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Dr. Jonathan Choi is Chairman of the Hong Kong-based Sunwah Group, Chairman of the Toronto-listed Sunwah International Limited, Chairman of the Hong Kong-listed Sunwah Kingsway Capital Group and Chairman of the Vietnam VinaCapital. Dr. Choi’s vision and strong determination has propelled his family company to the forefront of Hong Kong corporations, culminating in the globalised and diversified Sunwah Group we see today.

Dr. Choi’s dedication and contribution to his home country and the society is evident in the wide range of public positions he holds. These include: Standing Committee Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of the PRC, Chairman of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Standing Committee Member of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Economic Advisor to the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Executive Director of the China Overseas Friendship Association, HK, China’s Representative of Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Business Advisory Council, Council Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong – Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong – Korea Business Council, Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for the Republic of Korea, Chairman of the China-India Software Association, Chairman of the China Hong Kong Israel Technology Cooperation and Promotion Center, Chairman of the US-China Center for Research on Educational Excellence of the Michigan State University, Chairman of the Guangdong-HK-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union, Co-Chair of the Belt & Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance, and Co-Chair of Mainland China-HK-Belt and Road Business and Professional Services Council.

Being Chairman of the 46th, 47th, 50th and 51st Term Board since 2008 of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Choi steered the Chamber to enhance its position as an international trading platform. By utilizing his own international networks, Dr. Choi has done tremendous initiatives to foster economic exchanges and collaborations between Hong Kong, Mainland China and the world.

Dr. Choi is also a Court or Council Member of a number of universities including the Fudan University, the Nanjing University, the United College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Macau. Over the past 40 years, Dr. Choi and through Sunwah Foundation has supported various science and educational institutions, cultural facilities and foundations in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. He has also established cultural centres in various countries to promote international cultural exchanges.

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Sunwah Headquarters
16/F, Bank of America Tower
12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3188 1800
Fax: (852) 3188 1808

http://www.sunwahgroup.com/