Kristen Andersson is a consultative data analyst specializing in the automotive industry. She has spent the last eight years working in the automotive industry in market intelligence. She currently analyzes data and reports insights to support clients. Previously, she worked for Instamotor Inc., Cars.com, TrueCar Inc., Deloitte Consulting LLC, and Broadcom Corporation as an expert market, finance, and strategy analyst. Kristen also spends much of her time as a mentor for women business leaders and women’s initiatives in professional associations. She is also a member of the Society of Automotive Analysts where she engages in discussions of industry data and development of solutions. Kristen Andersson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Nokia Cheung has dedicated her career to the social welfare industry for the past 10 years. Her main responsibility as HandsOn Hong Kong include managing volunteer programs and charity partners which serve children and youth, people with disabilities, elderly, refugees, food waste, animal welfare and environmental protection, etc. in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Cheung works closely with small and medium enterprises and multinational corporations in both cities to strategically fulfill their corporate social responsibility efforts. Together with HandsOn Hong Kong, she hopes to make a bigger impact in the community and provide a better place for people to volunteer their time and skill to address pressing social needs. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from the City University of Hong Kong. Nokia is also a Registered Social Worker of Social Workers Registration Board in Hong Kong.
Hui Fang serves as the Corporate Partnerships Manager of Save the Children in Beijing, China. In addition to managing international corporate partnerships and leading fundraising strategies in Beijing, Fang also serves as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for HandsOn Shanghai where she was previously the Executive Director. Fang started her career as an engineer with Tellabs and Citibank N.A., but after life-changing volunteer experience, has dedicated her work to public service. She has led efforts to provide aid to children in the Southern province in Zambia focused on health, education, and advocating for HIV/AIDS awareness; led a group of high school students and adults in a Habitat for Humanity project in Yunnan, China; and provided service as a social worker in Singapore and rural China. Fang was an International Fellow for the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at the City University of New York. She holds a graduate diploma in Social Work at the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.>
Ching Loi Ip has led and managed maritime transportation, shipping, and logistics companies throughout the Asia Pacific and Europe for the past 30 years. In his most recent role, Mr. Ip is in charge of Winsmart International Shipping which controls over 18 offices in Hong Kong and China. Ching Loi Ip has served communities around the world by leading teams of volunteers to address the needs of those affected by Thailand floods. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation, an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, and a member of the Chinese University Hong Kong chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. Ching Loi Ip holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Sanday Chongo Kabange is a compliance and risk management consultant, experienced journalist, and marketing executive with extensive experiences involving Fortune Global 500 companies, top tier law firms, technology, telecommunications, medical services, financial services, banking, and many more. As a journalist, Mr. Kabange developed an expertise on issues ranging from environmental sustainability, AIDS prevention and health, and ethics and anti-corruption policies which led him to be featured as a speaker at many international conferences. He has won Best Environmental Journalist Award from the Environmental Council of Zambia, Best Health Broadcast Journalist of the Year from the Zambia Ministry of Health and Malaria Control Centre, and Mwape Peer Awards by James and Ruth Mwape of New Jersey. He holds a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Hong Kong.
Tuan Le Da joined Siemens AG in 2011 and has held several positions in the company from Corporate Training, Product Manager, to System Manager. Tuan Le Da is a skilled project engineer for driverless train operation who is constantly striving for the highest excellence in efficiency and business. Born and growing up in Germany by Vietnamese parents, Tuan Le Da is passionate about ensuring that communities all over the globe have access to educational opportunities to thrive. He co-founded the Education Ambassador program of the Studienstiftung’ Foundation in Brunswick, Germany and has volunteered for the National Pediatric Hospital for Children in Vietnam. In addition to his volunteer and corporate career, Tuan Le Da is civically engaged, regularly participating in delegations to UNHCR advocating for refugee and human rights; an active member of the Hertie Energy and Environmental Network of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany; and participates in discussions of climate change policy and regulations in Europe. Tuan Le Da holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and Engineering from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Karlsruhe. In addition to multiple scholarships previously earned, Tuan is a current recipient of the German National Academic Foundation scholarship, one of Germany’s most prestigious scholarships awarded.
Yunting (Wendy) Luo is Vice President in Asia credit trading of Barclays (Hong Kong), focusing on China credit analysis and trading. Prior to joining Barclays, she was with Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research and Nomura Global Capital Management. She was ranked as the most astute investors in Asian G3 bonds for 2015, and top equity research analysts in the Institutional Investor Survey during 2008 to 2013. Yunting graduated from Fudan University with a Master Degree in World Economics.
Igor Neyman is at the Global Education Placement Services as an academic counselor, IT professional, and tutor. Long interested in politics and the public sector, Igor has coordinated various political campaigns for Gil Cedillo (Lincoln Heights City Council), Laurette Healey (Chatsworth City Council), and Fran Pavley (State Senate). Born in the former U.S.S.R in Donets’k, Ukraine, Igor Neyman moved to the United States in 1999. He is trilingual in Russian, Ukrainian, and English. Igor is dedicated to youth leadership development and as a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo he promotes and instructs youth in the discipline and has participated in many competitions. Mr. Neyman holds a Bachelor Degree of International Relations from the University of California Los Angeles.
Throughout her career, Ms. Stephanie Nguyen has worked directly with Los Angeles' immigrant community. She began her immigration career under the mentorship of Richard and Ronald Tasoff at the legacy Law Offices of Tasoff & Tasoff in Encino, California. She serves as an Immigration Officer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) in Los Angeles County. Ms. Nguyen served 3 years as the Emergency Notification Systems (ENS) Manager for the Continuity of Operations Planning Committee (COOP). She also helped develop the devolution plan in accordance with FEMA's disaster preparedness operations. For over 2 years she conducted monthly training, reports, and field operation exercises. As the Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM), she organized monthly ceremonies to honor underrepresented groups in America by engaging local community organizations, and inter-agency members. Ms. Nguyen's past work experience in corporate finance includes 4 years at CHASE bank and 2 years at Quest Diagnostics Corporate office as a Revenue Analyst. Ms. Nguyen holds a bachelors degree from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). In 2016 she was published in the last volume of Los Angeles oldest literary publication, "ONTHEBUS." Her interest includes immigration, sustainable development, and models of impact.
Chuck Siu has over 9 years of experience working with multinational corporations focusing on business planning and performance management, sales finance, and supply chain operations with companies such as Hilti Corporation, PepsiCo Inc., Coca-Cola Company, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chuck has a keen interest in serving those around him and has led PepsiCo’s Helping Hands initiative in Hong Kong by nurturing relationships with NGOs and organizing corporate volunteer events. He has also mentored Hong Kong underprivileged youth by providing leadership development workshops. Chuck is a Hong Kong native with a Bachelor Degree in Communications and Business Minor from the Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada and is a registered CPA with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario..
For the past 11 years, Elizabeth Warren has served as Executive Director of FuturePorts, while having over 20 years of experience import development and policy issues. As an accomplished executive she has advanced organizational strategies by engaging diverse stakeholders, advocated for Southern California ports and goods movement industry, and led business development structure and sales for organizations across the port and maritime industry. Warren created and designed the Ports to People (PTP™) game, an original and proprietary interactive game used to educate community members of all ages on the importance of ports to the economy. PTP™ is licensed to Port of Hueneme; has been utilized by Ports of LA and Long Beach, and CSU Long Beach in educational programs with Caltrans; and marketed to ports around the country. Previously, Warren served as Public Policy Manager for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Her expertise and background is in transportation, goods movement, and maritime industry. Elizabeth Warren holds a BA in Business Management from Pepperdine University.
Dr. Zhao currently serves as the Director General of the Department of Industrial Economy, Development Research Center of the State Council. He is now also the commissioner of the Global Energy Transitions Commission in London. He used to serve in the Enterprises Research Institute of DRC as the Director General and as the Professor and Vice President in Sichuan University since 1995. Dr. Zhao got the Ph. D in Industrial Economics in 1995. He was the Fulbright Scholar in University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (2002-2003), Visiting Scholar in University of Oxford (1999), Chinese University of Hong Kong (2000), University of Cambridge (2011). His research interest covers Industrial Policy, Financial Reform, SOEs Reform and the Reform of Monopoly Industry. Dr. Zhao has led the dozens of international joint research projects and major national research projects, participated the formulation and evaluation of a series of important reforms planning and policy, published over 10 books and 100 journal articles.
Zhenxi began at Roots & Shoots as a student volunteer and eventually an office intern, demonstrating her commitment to grassroots activism very early on in her career. She attained her Bachelor's degree in Economics from one of the most prestigious institutions in China, Fudan University, while continuing to pursue her interest in community development. Following graduation, she completed the International Education for Sustainability Program from the Swedish International Development Agency and subsequently participated in the Environmental Education Program for Future Leaders South East Asia from the Japan Foundation. She received training from the Honorable Al Gore and is a certified presenter for The Climate Project. For her work in cancer patient advocacy, she attended the Patient Advocacy Scholar Seminar at Harvard University. She was invited by the U.S. Government International Visitors Program to visit NGOs across America in 2008. In 2016, she won the Future Leader of the Year Award by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Zhenxi is a native of Shanghai and speaks and writes fluent Mandarin and English.