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Annora graduated from Dartmouth College with a major in Government and a minor in Sociology. She developed a strong interest in current affairs and policy making during her studies at Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (LPCUWC). The idealistic values developed over the two years in LPCUWC shaped her conviction in the possibility of making positive change through sound policies. A United World College scholar, she obtained a perfect score in her International Baccalaureate Examinations (<1% globally).
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Annora is passionate about building a career at a field where she can do her part in making Hong Kong a better place. A jaded idealist, she is particularly interested in crafting social policies that would benefit the public in a practical manner.
In her free time, she likes going outdoors, exploring the rural parts of Hong Kong, and spending quality time with friends and family. She is also a big fan of good musicals, inspiring conversations, and intriguing movies.
Prior to founding HKGolden50, Franklin held senior regional leadership positions with a leading global investment bank. He has been rated by global fund managers as top analyst in a number of subjects for over a decade. He served as a Part-time Member of the Central Policy Unit from 1997 to 1998 during the Asian financial crisis.
Justin Lau is a researcher on developmental state theories and comparative healthcare systems. From experience gained from working in HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and Singapore General Hospital, he has produced research studies comparing strategies of public services marketization in Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2014, his paper on how East Asian public healthcare systems affected household saving behaviours was presented at the University of Lodz, Poland.
Kevin studied Economics and Politics at the University of Essex. During his undergraduate studies, he worked at the Houses of Parliament and was also a columnist for a local newspaper. He won the Best Delegate Award in the 2010 Hong Kong Model United Nation Annual Conference. Currently, he is also a marketing executive for iFlorist, a social enterprise.
During his high school years, Kevin was a debater and was actively engaged in the Studentsˇ¦ Union (SU). His experience in debating and the SU prompted his choice of studying Social Sciences so that he could further explore the fields of Economics and Public Policy.
Kevin believes that social and economic development should be approached in a rational and pragmatic manner. He therefore joined HKGolden50, a place for dialogue, debate and creating positive social changes to contribute to the community.
Kevin is currently the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for a wealth manager. Prior to his current position, he was a senior analyst with an asset manager. He started his career in finance as an investment banker.
He holds a Master of Taxation degree from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Marco graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a BBA degree in Global Business and Finance. A curious person with an intellectual spark, he is always looking for ways to improve the state of affairs around him and in the society. With Hong Kong Golden 50, he wishes to utilize his business knowledge to make a positive impact on the development of Hong Kong and to help foster a better place to live and work for his fellow members in the post-90s generation.
Before entering university through the Early Admission Scheme, Marco studied in La Salle College and participated actively in student organizations, working as a Committee Member in the Student Association and the Editorial Board. In his leisure time, Marco enjoys reading books on a variety of topics, hiking, travelling and experiencing different cultures.
Rondy is currently an Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, an accountancy firm. After obtaining his Bachelor's degree in Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with First Class Honor, he further completed his MPhil programme in Economics at the same university.
Rondy is a talented researcher. In addition to winning the Best Undergraduate Paper Award twice during his undergraduate studies, he also worked part-time for the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research under the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
Rondy also pays close attention to social issues. He once led a group of scout and girl guides to Sichuan to distribute disaster relief supplies collected from Hong Kong shortly after the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008. He is also an active volunteer in Hong Kong where he was born and raised. He is part of a volunteer group that focuses on helping single elderly. Rondy firmly believes joining HKGolden50 is the best way to make use of his knowledge and research skills to contribute to his hometown.
Sandy is a registered foreign lawyer specializing in finance and restructuring and has had four years of work experience at a leading global medical care company. She has studied Medicine Law and Health Economics, and previously worked as a Medical Laboratory Assistant at UCL Hospitals in London. She obtained an LLB from University College London, completed an American Law program at Columbia Law School and recently graduated with a Master of Economics from The University of Hong Kong where she was the 2009 MEcon Class Representative and the Teacher Assistant for Professor Xiao Geng (Vice President, China and Senior Fellow at Fung Global Institute).
She received a Highly Commended Award for extremely high standards in Media Studies and has continued to foster her creativity through painting, photography and graphics design. She is currently the honorary secretary and board member of Mensa Hong Kong, and was admitted to practise law in the State of New York in 2009 and in England and Wales in 2013.
Sunny Yang has just graduated with First Honour from the University of Hong Kong. She comes from Xian in mainland China.
During the summer of 2009, she was selected by Hong Kong University as the student ambassador to attend international program Asia Institute for Political Economy. She lived and studied together with a group of students from Asia and U.S. for a month, and gained more insights into Hong Kong economy through a series of guest lectures and social events.
Sunny did her summer internship last year in J.P Morgan, where she worked for Jing Ulrich and advised foreign institutional investors on Chinas economic and capital market issues. She also did a 3-month part-time internship in the North America Equities Sales & Trading in Shenyin & Wanguo Securities (H.K) Ltd.
She is the research assistant of Alexandra Harney, the author of book The China Price. She has assisted in the publications of several column articles and reports, and also helped research Alexandras second book.
Sylvia is currently an Associate at Rothschild. She joined Rothschild as an Analyst in 2007, and has been involved in cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions, equity fund raising advisory transactions and marketing efforts in Consumers, Mining, Retail, Private Equity, Technology, Telecoms and Transport.
Sylvia graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and also a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. She has internship experience in the legal profession--with Deacons in Hong Kong and Wong, Wong & Associates in New York--and the financial industry with Citigroup and UBS.
Back in school, she was awarded the Outstanding Student Award by Schooling Foundation For China Ltd and the Student of the Year (Academic and Services) by H.K.T.A. Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School before she was admitted to the University of Hong Kong through Early Admission Scheme. She was elected and served twice as the Chairperson of the Students Union in secondary school and has served as the Counsel Chairperson of Alumni Association for her secondary school after graduation.
Tony received his bachelors degree in Economics and Finance and a minor in Mathematics at the University of Hong Kong. During his undergraduate study, Tony participated in various research activities in both economics and statistics. Among the academic topics he has dug into, Tony is especially interested in Time Series Econometrics, Quantitative Macroeconomics, Game Theory, and Riemannian geometry.
Outside academia, Tony also pays close attention to social issues in mainland China as well as Hong Kong. He went on a camp to Sichuan China to assist the reconstruction work after the big earthquake in 2008. He also joined the Social Service Society to local kindergartens in Hong Kong to help the children with disabilities.
For leisure, Tony enjoys volleyball, swimming, and basketball. He also loves mountain-climbing. Sporting refreshes Tonys mind and makes him more energetic and enthusiastic for his work.
William graduated with an MPhil degree in Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in the same subject and won the Best Undergraduate Paper Award. He worked at the HKSAR Government as an Economist, specialising in the analysis of Hong Kongˇ¦s labour market, the cityˇ¦s demographics and poverty situation. He was involved in the analysis and formulation of key poverty alleviation and population policy of the city. He also had research experience in residential and commercial properties across the Asia-Pacific region with a leading global real estate consultant.
William was the Captain of the school debating teams both in university and high school. He was appointed the Head Prefect and was awarded the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Medal in secondary school. His 9 years spent in debating has equipped him with a sharp sense of sensitivity over various social issues. He firmly believes that joining HKGolden50 is the best way to genuinely contribute himself to the community with his research capabilities.