Victor and William Fung Foundation


The Miracle of Asia: What are the implications for Young Leaders?

The Fung Scholars Leadership Conference 2014 was successfully held on 11 October 2014 at Fung Academy, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong. The theme of the Conference was “The Miracle of Asia: What are the implications to Young Leaders?” Over 100 Fung Scholars and Fellows from all around the world gathered in Hong Kong that day to share their thoughts and insights.

The morning kicked off with the warm welcoming remarks from Dr. Victor FUNG, Chairman of the Victor & William Fung Foundation, and Mr. KM WONG, Director of the Foundation. Dr. William OVERHOLT, President, Fung Global Institute and Senior Fellow at Harvard Asia Center and the Kennedy School of Government then gave a presentation titled “Advancing the Miracle”, and Dr. Leonard LANE, Managing Director, Fung Academy, gave a presentation on “Commonalities of the Millennial Generation and Implications for Development of the Asian Miracle”.

The afternoon consisted of break out session in which the participants were asked to brainstorm future opportunities that come from Asia’s changes in an interactive exercise with Mr. Richard KELLY, Chief Catalyst of the Fung 1937 Management, which was followed by some concluding remarks by Professor Lap-Chee TSUI, President of the Foundation, and the sharing of the local chapters.

To encourage new initiative and to celebrate various entrepreneurship successes among Fung Scholars, an Entrepreneurship Sharing Session was held after dinner. The panel discussion was chaired by Mr. Barbara MEYNERT, Director of the Foundation, and featured successful social entrepreneurs Mr. Francis NGAI, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Hong Kong, Mr. Howard LING, Director of Annalee Dolls, Founder of Harvester, Happy Veggies, Bijas and Ateen Social Enterprises, Co-founder of AGITO mobile apps, and GIMME Taxi Senior Consultant of The HKCSS-HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre, and Mr. Henry LEE (FS2006-07, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Co-founder, Pipe of Insight — Online Education Startup. The speakers shared their stories and experiences with the participants.