Developing Global Competency among Hong Kong Youth


Ivy Plus Series


Please note that our program will go ahead this evening. Should there be any traffic issues to access our Center, we have two entrances: one on Kennedy Road and one from Justice Drive. If you have any questions, please call 2103 9511.


*Please note the program is bilingual (Cantonese and English) and a dinner buffet will be provided

Come join us, as we launch Ivy Plus, which aims to inspire Hong Kong secondary school students, and their parents, to dream big on their next life journey, the pursuit of higher education. In the first program of our new series, Harvard, Wharton and Yale alumni speakers will tackle topics and questions that focuses as much on the key highlights of their unique college experience as on adopting a global competency mindset. Do you want to know more about the application process to American universities? How can a global mindset be developed and nurtured? What opportunities and pathways are available to Hong Kong secondary school students that can gear them towards an international outlook? Get an insider’s perspective from locally based alumni who are ready to share what you can’t get from a book about their experiences and personal tips. Prepare for a future that involves international exposure – either college, graduate studies or beyond!

我們新推出的Ivy Plus系列,旨在激勵香港中學生及其父母,擴闊他們對人生旅程及高等教育的想像。 在我們新系列的第一個活動中,哈佛,華頓商學院和耶魯大學的校友將分享他們獨特的大學體驗,及如何建立全球化能力。 您想進一步了解美國大學的申請流程嗎? 您想知道如何發展和培養全球思維嗎? 您想知道香港中學生有哪些機會和途徑獲得國際視野嗎?上述院校的校友將提供局中人的觀點,「聽君一席話,勝讀十年書」,他們還會與您分享他們的人生閱歷和貼士,為全球化的未來做好準備-除了大學,研究生課程還有其他!

Gary Ngan

Gary Ngan is CFO of Meitu, Inc., leading its financial management, corporate strategy, venture investments and investor relations. He joined Meitu, a mobile app company with 300 million users worldwide, in 2015 and raised US$630 million during its IPO in 2016. Prior to Meitu, Mr. Ngan served as CFO and then COO at Forgame Holdings Limited, a web and mobile game company. He has a B.Sc. in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and he is a CFA Charterholder.


Jeannie Tse is Country Program Manager at Education First (EF), where she leads recruitment and admission of Hong Kong students to EF University Preparation and Language Year programs overseas. Prior to joining EF, she worked as a management consultant at McKinsey, helping Fortune 500 consumer-facing companies across Greater China, Southeast Asia and the U.S. develop their business strategies. Ms. Tse graduated from Harvard College, with an A.B. in Social Studies.

Marco Wan

Marco Wan is Associate Professor of Law, and Director of the Law and Literary Studies Program at The University of Hong Kong. He is also Managing Editor of Law & Literature. Mr. Wan has held visiting positions at the University of Cambridge, National University of Singapore and Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” in Bonn. His background is in literary/cultural studies and legal studies. Mr. Wan obtained his B.A. from Yale University, his first law degree and Ph.D. from University of Cambridge, and L.L.M. from Harvard Law School.

Arnold Chan

Arnold Chan is Founder and CEO of Teach For Hong Kong. Since the start of the non-profit in 2015, he has recruited 74 graduates as teaching fellows to teach in Hong Kong’s underprivileged schools, serving over 10,000 students. He graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a B.B.A. in Global Business Studies and Harvard University with an M.B.A. Mr. Chan was awarded the Asia 21 2016 Class of Young Leaders by Asia Society, Hong Kong Youth Service Award 2016 by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2019. (Moderator)

Ivy Plus Series

The program series is in collaboration with locally based alumni associations and the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong, and is designed to help Hong Kong secondary school students, and their parents, learn about higher education and global competency skills to thrive in their life’s pursuits. Each program will feature alumni speakers from distinguished higher education institutions.

Event Details

Fri 08 Nov 2019
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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Free Admission; Registration Required | 免費入場,請事先登記。| A dinner buffet will be provided
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