Sunday, June 10, 2012

TFT HK Monday Update

Happy Monday!

Today, we're introducing you to the founders and staff of TFT HK. We'd also like to thank our wonderful interns, Sophie Yang (of CUHK) and Allison Dommu (at CUHK, on exchange from the New School in New York), for all of their help!! 

TFT Founders

Stephanie Tan

Stephanie is a Senior Vice President of Asia Financial, a Hong Kong listed company that focuses on insurance , investments in retirement funds, health care providers, and other sectors.

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College in Economics and Studio Art. After graduating, she worked at J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York. Stephanie’s passion is food. She attended the French Culinary Institute in New York where received her diploma in culinary arts. Shortly after, she worked at Alain Ducasse Enterprise in communications and marketing.

Stephanie is also a wine enthusiast and holds an Intermediate Certificate from the London-based Wine & Spirits Education Trust. Stephanie is a member of Social Ventures Hong Kong and a representative of the Family Business Network Pacific Asia. 
Katy Yung

Katy is an Associate Director at Sterling Private Management Ltd., a private family office in Hong Kong. Her current role focuses on sustainable and impact investments as well as philanthropic activities of a specific portfolio. Formerly an investment banker at J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited.
At J.P. Morgan, Katy founded "JPMorgan Gives Back", an employee volunteer network in Hong Kong as a pilot for the rest the Asian offices. She also initiated and mobilized employees on several firm-wide disaster fundraisers. Katy is an avid explorer of the food scene and previously pursued internships with the Maxim’s Group in Hong Kong, M on the Bund in Shanghai and was a food editor for her university’s newspaper.

Katy graduated from Duke University in North Carolina with a BA in Economics and a minor on Comparative Area Studies. She plays the harp and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 2 

TFT Staff

Miya Dunets

Miya is the TFT HK Social Media and Educational Outreach Manager.  She also serves as the Director of English and Community Relations at Ivy Gate Learning Center. She received her BA in biology from Dartmouth College, worked in equity research in NYC, and completed her graduate degree in English and American Literature (focusing on ecocriticism, ecopsychology, and agricultural politics) at NYU before moving to Hong Kong in 2010. She has also interned and volunteered with numerous nonprofit organizations focused on issues of environmental conservation, sustainable food systems, and educational equality.

Robin Brown

Robin is the TFT Partner Relationship and Operations Manager.  She holds a degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego, owned a business for ten years, and engaged in community outreach and development for a foster youth program in Seattle.  She is a wine enthusiast, holds the Advanced WSET Certificate, and enjoys teaching wine courses in her spare time.

Yu Cao

Yu grow up in mainland China, and achieved a BBA (First Class Honor) in Marketing from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, garnering several scholarship while achieving his degree. He spent more than one thousand hours organizing and participating in community service projects in both Hong Kong and mainland China, several of which won in social service learning competition organized by his university. He is now working at Social Ventures Hong Kong as an Associate.

Maggie Fung

Maggie received her BA in Accountancy from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She worked at STAR TV for 14 years and was an Associate Vice President responsible for the financial reporting of the Group. After spending a year with her two lovely daughters, she decided to fully devote herself to Social Ventures Hong Kong in 2010.

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