Chairperson of SIP
Director and Co-founder, Anthem Asia Limited
Josephine is an experienced Asian-based private equity practitioner with over 30 years’ emerging markets experience. She acts as an investment advisor to the Vietnam Investment Group, to Insitor Partners- a South East Asian Impact Fund and is a trustee of The Croucher Foundation. Josephine was the co-founder of Anthem Asia, an investment and advisory company which focused on developing financially-and-socially-responsible opportunities in Myanmar. Josephine spent 13 years with CLSA Capital Partners where she co-founded CLSA’s pan-Asian private equity platform.
Josephine is also an independent non-executive director of Petra Foods Limited, a SE Asian consumer chocolate business listed in Singapore. In addition, she is a trustee and chair of the Investment Committee of the Croucher Foundation in Hong Kong, and a director and co-founder of the Village People Project, a Hong Kong-based NGO supporting projects which benefit women and children in rural China.
Josephine is a graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, a member of the Law Society of England & Wales, and Hong Kong, and a member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute.
Partner, Bain & Company
Based in Hong Kong since 2006, Vinit Bhatia is a Partner with Bain & Company, the co-head of Bain’s APAC Performance Improvement practice and the co-head of Bain’s Private Equity Practice for Greater China. In Asia since 2003, initially in Seoul, Vinit has 25 years of global management consulting experience and expertise working across Asia, Canada, the US and Europe, delivering strategies for leading businesses and advising global clients on a broad range of performance improvement topics, from sustained cost transformations, G&A optimization, productivity improvement to working capital improvement.
As co-head of Bain’s Private Equity Practice for Greater China, he has led numerous due diligence assignments in China and Asia across multiple industries. He has also worked with a variety of portfolio companies, primarily in business unit strategy and performance improvement, and supported a large number of funds in the region with their fund strategy and operations.
Vinit has also led much of Bain’s work in Hong Kong in the not-for-profit sector. He has led numerous engagements with social enterprises and NGO’s that include organizations focused on social welfare, the arts and environmental causes.
Prior to joining Bain in 1993, Vinit worked with an investment bank in project finance, in New York.
Vinit holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a B. Comm from Queen’s University (First Class with Honours).
COO, BPEA EQT
Patrick worked for BPEA from 2006 until 2022, when the company joined forces with EQT and was renamed BPEA EQT.
Patrick is a member of BPEA EQT’s Portfolio Management Committee and Exit and Liquidity Committee and is responsible for overseeing the professional support functions, including investment structuring, fund operations, portfolio monitoring, legal and compliance, and market risk and jointly oversees the human capital function. Patrick is also responsible for overseeing BPEA EQT’s philanthropic activities and serves on the Board of Social Impact Partners.
Patrick is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and graduated from Lehigh University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics.
Director of Philanthropic Engagement at Legacy Advisors
Jennifer Chen is The Chief Executive of The Chen-Yet Sen Family Foundation, the global foundation using ‘Moonshot Philanthropy’ to address early childhood literacy and vision correction. She led all Asia operations for the Clearly campaign, which shifted global public perception of vision correction. The campaign led to the founding of the UN ‘Friends of Vision’ group in 2018 and the UN’s unanimous ‘Vision for Everyone’ resolution in 2021.
In response to the significant disruption of funding for Hong Kong NGOs due to COVID-19, Jennifer led the launch of the 2020 #BridgetheGapHK campaign focusing on funders providing access to unrestricted funding that offered a vital lifeline of liquidity to charities across Hong Kong.
Jennifer is also the Director of Philanthropic Engagement at Legacy Advisors, a thriving family office in Hong Kong, and acts as a Governors or as a senior advisor to charities including Social Impact Partners and Bring Me a Book Hong Kong.
Roy Kuan is a private investor across a variety of asset classes. Roy previously worked at CVC Capital Partners from 1999-2020, and Citigroup’s Asia Private Equity investment division from 1995-1999.
Roy holds a BA degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Founding member of Social Impact Partners in Hong Kong, Founding member of Social Investment Partners in Japan, Founder Chairman of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), and Founder Chairman of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN).
Doug is an American, residing in Boston, who has also lived in the UK for over 30 years. His corporate experience spans over 40 years in financial services, primarily private equity. Most notably, he founded and ran International Private Equity Limited from 1990 until 2010, where he developed his expertise across both Europe and Asia. He is also currently on the advisory board of a number of Venture Philanthropy and Social Impact funds across Europe and Asia.
Chairman, Wahum Group Holdings & Founder, Clearly Campaign
James Chen is a third-generation member and Chairman of a family-owned enterprise, Wahum Group Holdings, a Hong Kong and Nigeria-based manufacturing company. In 1995, he founded and became CEO of Legacy Advisors Limited, a single-family office that transformed the way the family managed and preserved its wealth. In 2003, James was instrumental in founding the family’s philanthropic arm – the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation – and is currently Chairman. The Foundation has supported 170+ initiatives in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and West Africa.
James has also backed numerous social ventures, founding Bring Me a Book Hong Kong (www.bringmeabook.org.hk), an NGO promoting childhood literacy. Further afield, he is deeply involved in the development of adjustable lens technology, both for commercial application in developed countries through the company Adlens (www.adlens.com), and to meet the challenge of correcting the eyesight of visually impaired people in the developing world through the Vision for a Nation Foundation (www.visionforanation.org). James is a Vision for a Nation Trustee, a long-standing member of the Outward Bound Trust of Hong Kong, former Chairman of the China Exploration and Research Society, and a past president of the Young Entrepreneurs’ organisation HK. More recently, James has invested in Delta Health, a cardiovascular specialty hospital set to revolutionize patient care in China, and Ammado, a global online donation and fundraising platform (www.ammado.com).
Chief Consultant, HKCSS-HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre
Howard Ling is the Chief Consultant of Social Enterprise Business Centre, and the Convenor of the Artificial Intelligence and Social Intelligence Alliance. He began his social entrepreneurial journey in 2004. He founded and consulted over 50 social enterprises. He also serves as a consultant or advisor to many foundations and educational institutions in Hong Kong and Macau. He was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and the Hong Kong Humanity Award in 2017 for his dedicated public and community services, particularly his contributions to the development of social enterprises.
Howard Ling holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and graduated from INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship programme.
Vice-Chairman, AVPN (Asia Venture Philanthropy Network)
Following an initial career in banking, Andrew Muirhead has been involved in the UK Philanthropic sector since 1993. He went on to lead Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland as Chief Executive until 2008, when he became Founding Chief Executive of Inspiring Scotland.
Inspiring Scotland was officially launched in January 2009 to develop innovative responses to major social challenges through the provision of money and skills. Inspiring Scotland has raised 5 funds to date, raising over £50m and investing in about 60 non-profits and social enterprises. It enjoys wide support from Government, Business, Charitable Trusts and Private Individuals including a number of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs.
Andrew has led the development of a wide range of innovative programs to support Scottish charities to scale and to help tackle key social challenges both in the UK and in developing countries globally. His pioneering work was recognized in the 2008 Beacon Prize awards.
A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, Andrew’s non-executive career has spanned Broadcasting, University Sector and Community Development. Andrew is a Board Member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association, is on the Advisory Board for The Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, he also serves as a Member of a Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities.
Lillian has significant experience in impact investing, charity, and startup management She has been involved in these areas since 2008 and is currently the Executive Director of Social Impact Partners and the co-founder of Time Capsule. She has also served as the Chief Executive of Director of Direction Association for the Handicapped and as a director of Lightbulb Ltd and SEN Rights. Prior to her work in social impact, Lillian worked in management and marketing roles in the retail and manufacturing industries. In addition to her professional experience, she has also served as a committee or board member for various organizations and as a judge and mentor for programs focused on social innovation business, and youth development.
Head of Community Engagement
Cherry is a seasoned professional in the field of corporate communication. Throughout her career, Cherry utilises her skills and expertise to make a positive impact in the community. She is known for her ability to cultivate and promote relationships with partners, leveraging her strong interpersonal skills and strategic thinking to forge meaningful connections that drive collaborative success. Cherry holds a Master’s degree in Social Science from the University of Hong Kong.