Ms Cecilia Ho Chung-chee

Personal Profile

Cecilia Ho is the President of Lee Hysan Foundation. Apart from the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force, Cecilia is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development under the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, the Steering Committee for “FOOD-CO” Intermediary Services for Building Capacity in Food Support Service, the Advisory Committee of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong, as well as the Hong Kong Private Wealth Management Association’s Accreditation and Exemption Committee.
Ms Ho is the former Executive Director of Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. and former Managing Director and Team Head of Citi Private Bank prior to joining Lee Hysan Foundation.
She has over 30 years of banking experience in various senior management positions including Asian Business Development Head at Citi Canada; Business Manager for International Personal Banking Business at Citigroup, managing Asia, North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa region; Head of Sales & Services at Standard Chartered Bank, overseeing businesses in eight countries.
She earned her BBA with honors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and was presented the HALL OF HONOR AWARD in 2010 by the University of Hawaii College of Business. She also attended the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Expectation towards Social Innovation and the SIE Fund

"I envision the SIE Fund to take a leading role in nurturing the social innovation scene in Hong Kong. Unlike the Government’s support for traditional social services, the SIE Fund offers more leeway for taking risks and allows social entrepreneurs to experiment with new ideas; expand on proven and innovative initiatives, with the ultimate objective of expunging social issues plaguing Hong Kong.
Furthermore, I hope the Fund can catalyse different sectors in pioneering social initiatives, encouraging cross-sectoral collaboration and supporting public-private partnerships with the goal of provoking long-term social policy change. By drawing on different expertise and resources from various sectors, we can create shared value and maximise the societal impact by promoting a giving and collaborative ecosystem within the community. This will also enable us to nurture the ever-expanding array of social entrepreneurs and young creative minds."
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