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DIVERSITY LIST 2019: Youth to Watch

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for their support.

• Allen & Overy as Platinum Sponsor.

• The Caravel Foundation as Platinum Sponsor.

• KPMG as Platinum Sponsor.

• The Swire Group Charitable Trust as Platinum Sponsor.

• Town House as Platinum Sponsor.

• The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited and The Hong Kong Bankers Club for providing a phenomenal venue to launch Diversity List 2019: Youth To Watch.

• The India Association Hong Kong as a Silver Sponsor.

• Spencer Stuart Hong Kong as Partner recruiting firm in conducting the interviews and shortlisting Diversity List 2019 candidates.

• Ms. Alice Au, Ms. Katherine Liu-Bevan, Mr. Justin Fung, Ms. Elizabeth Leburn, Ms. Emily Woodward, Ms. Sarna Yeung, Ms. Jessie Zhang, and Mr. Richard Zhu at Spencer Stuart Hong Kong for their time, advice and insight.

• Supporting organisations for spreading the word about Diversity List 2019: Christian Action, Compassion Revival, Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo), The Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Christian Service - CHEER Centre, H.K.S.K.H Lady MacLehose Centre – Services for Ethnic Minorities, International Social Service – Hong Kong Branch: HOPE Centre, InspiringHK Sports Foundation Limited, Hong Kong Community Network – LINK Centre, Musubi Hong Kong, New Home Association - HOME Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre, Yan Oi Tong and Yuen Long Town Hall Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minorities

• Diversity List 2018 Candidates for nominating youth through their personal contacts: Ms. Nadia Luisa Castro, Mr. Arshad Muhammad, Mr. Gurmel Singh, Ms. Pervin Shroff and Mr. Rizwan Ullah.

• Resource Guide Magazine, Ms. Neerja Sujnani for advertising Diversity List 2019.

• Dr. Ravina Lalvani at The Zubin Foundation for project managing Diversity List 2019.

• Ms. Maggie Holmes and Ms. Winnie Ng at The Zubin Foundation for editing the Diversity List 2019: Youth To Watch publication.

• Ms. Sandy Chan at The Zubin Foundation for designing the Diversity List 2019: Youth To Watch publication.

• Ms. Sabrina Shaik, volunteer at The Zubin Foundation for her time spent researching statistics on the ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.

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FOREWORD BY THE ZUBIN FOUNDATION FOREWORD BY SPENCER STUART INTRODUCTION CRITERIA METHODOLOGY DIVERSITY OF NOMINEES DIVERSITY LIST 2019 DIVERSITY OF CANDIDATES CANDIDATE PROFILES NEXT STEPS APPENDIX 2 3 4 4 5 5 6 7 8 34 35
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DIVERSITY LIST 2019: Youth to Watch FOREWORD BY THE ZUBIN FOUNDATION

The Zubin Foundation is delighted to launch Diversity List 2019: Youth To Watch.

Diversity List 2019 is a list of talented young individuals from the age of 18 to 35, most of whom were born and raised in Hong Kong and all of whom are keen to serve on Hong Kong Government advisory committees.

This is Hong Kong’s fourth Diversity List. Since 2016, The Zubin Foundation’s Diversity Lists have put forward 74 individuals for the HKSAR Government to consider for appointment to advisory committees and sub-committees. From these Diversity Lists, the government has made 23 appointments. This marks tremendous progress for the inclusion of Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities and we applaud the uptake of ethnically diverse candidates to Hong Kong’s advisory bodies.

In 2017, the current administration of the government under our Chief Executive of HKSAR, Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, made a commitment to enhance the representation of youth in policy-making. In line with this, Mrs Lam committed that, by the end of her current term of this administration, the overall percentage of young people on government advisory committees will be 15%. This is part of Mrs Lam’s overall strategy to increase the representation of young people in designing the future of Hong Kong.

In order for us at The Zubin Foundation to support the government in its goal of youth involvement in public policy, we decided to focus on Hong Kong ethnic minority youth. We hope Diversity List 2019 will continue to be a critical resource for every bureau and department head of the Hong Kong government looking to bring a full range of diverse talents onto government committees.

Each individual on the Diversity List 2019 is a Hong Kong person, a young individual, and an ethnic minority. To an advisory committee, each of these young people will bring their own fresh diverse youth perspectives, an understanding of different cultures, their own skills and expertise and their love for Hong Kong. They should not be pigeonholed as ethnic minorities but rather talented Hong Kong youth.

Diversity List 2019: Youth To Watch would not have been possible without the contribution of our advisory partner, Executive Search and Leadership Consulting firm Spencer Stuart. Thank you also to our contributors Allen & Overy, The Caravel Foundation, KPMG, The Swire Group Charitable Trust, The India Association Hong Kong and the 16 supporting organisations.

We would also like to say a special thank you to Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR for supporting greater racial inclusion in Hong Kong and for onboarding ethnic minorities on government advisory bodies.

The Zubin Foundation thanks all 73 individuals who nominated themselves for Diversity List 2019. Thank you for caring about Hong Kong and for putting yourself forward to be considered.

Lastly, many congratulations to those selected for Diversity List 2019: Youth To Watch, it is you that we celebrate today. We look to you to engage in the betterment of Hong Kong, to find ways in assisting other ethnic minority youth, and to make your voices heard in this incredible city that we all call home.

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FOREWORD BY SPENCER STUART

It is the fourth year we have collaborated with The Zubin Foundation in producing the Diversity List, and it has been a great privilege to be part of a project which has grown, evolved and created impact both within the government and within the diverse local Hong Kong communities.

The Hong Kong government’s commitment to enhance the representation of youth in policy making to 15% by the end of the current term of this administration, is an inspiring and timely measure. It has been said youth are the trustees of posterity. In the growingly complex world we live in, diversity of views and insights, including the perspectives of young people in Hong Kong, is essential to the discussion about this great city’s future.

It was an engaging experience for all those at Spencer Stuart’s Hong Kong office who were involved in the project. The conversations we had with the 60 nominees of this year’s Youth to Watch list proved to be stimulating, educational, motivating and heartening - to hear not only the varied and inspiring experiences these youngsters have had in Hong Kong and beyond, but also their infectious enthusiasm and commitment to serving their communities and helping to make this city a greater place for not only the ethnic minorities, but the whole population to thrive and enjoy as their home, was a true honor.

We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate The Zubin Foundation on the success they have built over the past three years in enabling 23 appointments of the Zubin Foundation Diversity List candidates to the various government advisory bodies, and the trail blazing example they have set.

Most of all we wanted to congratulate the 24 individuals who have been nominated on the Youth to Watch list in 2019 - we wish you the best, for a bright future, and for all the contributions you will undoubtedly make to our society.

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DIVERSITY LIST 2019: Youth to Watch INTRODUCTION

According to results from the 2016 Population By-census report, there were a total of 776,709 youth, constituting 11.1% of the whole population in Hong Kong. Of these, 71,574 are ethnic minorities between aged between 15 and 34 years.

Hong Kong is at a crossroads. By the year 2064, 36% of the population or 2.58 million will be aged 65 or older¹, and already Hong Kong has the highest life expectancy in the world. How we tackle these issues must include ideas and voices of Hong Kong’s youth, who will be taking Hong Kong into the future.

This is a key reason why the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor in her 2017 policy address announced that the government is establishing five youth committees and would like to double the youth representation on all advisory committees. More so, in 2018, the government launched a valuable initiative inviting those between the ages 18 to 35 to join the Member Self-Recommendation Scheme for Youth.

Hong Kong’s ethnic minority youth population is rising much faster than the overall youth population of Hong Kong. Many are born, educated and raised in Hong Kong and they too have a critical role to play in Hong Kong’s future. This is why this year, The Zubin Foundation chose to focus on youth.

This year’s list, Diversity List 2019: Youth To Watch, draws on outstanding Hong Kong ethnic minority youth between the ages of 18 to 35, born and raised in Hong Kong. They are multilingual, have graduated from local public and international secondary schools and universities. They are well versed in Hong Kong’s current affairs and take a keen interest in the future development of Hong Kong. Above all, all have a sincere commitment to serving Hong Kong’s society.

Furthermore, many of them have endured the many practical difficulties that may come from living in Hong Kong as an ethnic minority. They have faced difficulties in learning to speak Cantonese, discrimination in finding employment opportunities and exclusion in seeking for social inclusion. They are resilient and demonstrate the very best that Hong Kong has to offer.

In 2016, The Zubin Foundation (TZF) partnered with Spencer Stuart, a leading recruitment firm to launch Diversity List. Hong Kong’s first list of ethnic minorities that are qualified and committed to serving on Hong Kong’s Government committees. The list was an immediate success thanks to the support of the government in considering the individuals on our list.

CRITERIA

In line with the criteria of the Self Recommendation Scheme for Youth of the HKSAR Government, The Zubin Foundation set forth a number of standard criteria:

1. Be within the age group of 18 to 35 years of age

2. Demonstrate strong commitment to serving the community

3. Have good understanding of the policy area concerned; and

4. Have strong communication and analytical skills

In addition, The Zubin Foundation added the following criteria for the purpose of Diversity List:

5. Have an understanding of Hong Kong issues

6. Be a permanent resident of Hong Kong

7. Be of non-Chinese ethnicity or mixed race

¹ https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/201802/12/P2018020800764.htm

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METHODOLOGY

The Diversity List 2019 methodology was similar to previous years. TZF engaged in stakeholder engagement to raise awareness of Diversity List 2019 and the criteria for self nomination. TZF accepted nomination forms and these were submitted to Spencer Stuart for shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates.

Stakeholder Engagement Nominations

Stakeholder Engagement

• Engaged with 24 youth related NGOs, 34 youth centres and universities. For full list, see Appendix 2.

• Conducted private briefing with various communities and universities.

• Conducted email and social media outreach.

Nominations

• Online nominations opened from July to early December 2018.

• Received 73 nominations.

• Nomination forms and CVs were reviewed by Spencer Stuart.

Shortlisting

Shortlisting

• Interview panels were formed by representatives from Spencer Stuart and The Zubin Foundation.

• All 73 nominees were invited to interview, 60 were interviewed.

• Successful candidates were shortlisted by Spencer Stuart on the basis of merit, not ethnicity, gender or age.

• All successful candidates were notified by The Zubin Foundation.

DIVERSITY OF NOMINEES

The nominees were 52% female and 48% male, as per Figure 1.

Figure 1: Nominees by Gender

Launch

Launch

• Announcement of 24 candidates on Diversity List 2019: Youth to Watch

The largest number of nominations was received by ethnic Indians (42%) and Pakistanis (34%). The other ethnicities each had less than 10% of total nominations as can be seen in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Nominees by Ethnicity

Figure 3 below shows that all of the nominees had lived in Hong Kong for over 7 years. The majority had lived in Hong Kong for over 10 years with between 10-20 years at 41%, between 20-30 years at 39% and over 30 years at 3%. The number of years living in Hong Kong would be capped at 35 years of age given the focus of this report on youth between the ages of 18 to 35.

Figure 3: Nominees by Number of Years in Hong Kong 30+ years, 3%

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20-30 years, 39% 7-10 years, 14% <7 years, 3% Male, 48% Female, 52% Indian, 42% Nepalese, 6% Pakistani, 34% Mixed, 7% Filipino, 8% Bangladeshi, 2% Sri-Lankan, 1% Thai, 1% 10-20 years, 41%

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DIVERSITY LIST 2017

(In alphabetical order of last name)

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Name Gender Expertise 1 Riaz ADNAN Pakistani M Psychology 2 Nisa Maheesh Un ALI Pakistani F Business Management & Administration 3 Avinash BHARWANEY Indian M Finance 4 Gellin BYATT Filipino F Charity & Non-government Services 5 Suskihanna GURUNG Nepalese F Education & Training 6 Sandeep HATHIRAMANI Indian M Hospitality & Tourism 7 Tavleen KAUR Indian F Charity & Non-government Services 8 Akbar KHAN Pakistani M Education & Training 9 Sukrit KHATRI Indian M Finance 10 Rhea Shiraz MOGUL Indian F Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communication 11 Yasir Ahmed NAVEED Pakistani M Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 12 Joy PAMNANI Indian F Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communication 13 Lamia Sreya RAHMAN Bangladeshi F Education & Training 14 Raza RAZI Pakistani M Education & Training 15 Samaira REHMAT Pakistani F Education & Training 16 Rubina RIAZ Pakistani F Education & Training 17 Himeshika SAMARADIVAKARA Sri-Lankan F Education & Training 18 Karishma SAMTANI Indian F Education & Training 19 Zarifa SHEIK Indian F Education & Training 20 Nigel Neville SHROFF Indian M Finance 21 Balwinder SINGH BRAR Indian M Finance 22 Taranvir SINGH Indian M Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 23 Sukhdeep SINGH Indian M Health Sciences 24 Tracy SRIVASTAVA Indian F Business Management & Administration Ethnicity

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DIVERSITY OF CANDIDATES

The ethnicity of candidates selected for Diversity List 2019 was Indian (54%), Pakistani (30%), Bangladeshi (4%), Sri-Lankan (4%), Nepalese (4%) and Filipino (4%). This is as per Figure 4.

The gender of candidates selected for Diversity List 2019, comprised of females (54%) and males (46%), as illustrated by Figure 5.

Nepalese, 4%

Bangladeshi, 4% Filipino, 4% Sri-Lankan, 4% Male, 46% Female, 54%

Pakistani, 30%

Indian, 54%

Figure 6 shows the number of years shortlisted candidates for Diversity List 2019 have been living in Hong Kong. 50% listed that they have been living in Hong Kong for twenty to thirty years, 33% said ten to twenty years, 9% said seven to ten years whist 8% said over thirty years.

30+ years, 8%

7-10 years, 9%

10-20 years, 33%

20-30 years, 50%

Figure 7 shows the professional expertise of candidates. In descending order, the professional expertise of candidates is education and training (39%), finance (17%), science, technology, engineering and mathematics (8%), arts, audio/video technology and communication (8%), business management and administration (8%), charity and non-government services (8%), health sciences (4%), hospitality and tourism (4%) and psychology (4%).

Psychology, 4%

Hospitality & Tourism, 4%

Health Sciences, 4%

Charity & Non-government services, 8%

Business Management & Adminsitration, 8%

Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communication, 8%

Education & Training, 39%

Finance, 17%

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, 8%

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Figure 4: Candidates by Ethnicity Figure 5: Candidates by Gender Figure 7: Candidates by Professional Expertise Figure 6: Candidates by Number of Years in Hong Kong
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Key for Candidate Profiles:

Ethnicity: Ethnicity is represented by the following symbols:

Pakistani Bangladeshi Indian Filipino Nepalese

Chinese Language Ability: The Chinese language ability of each candidate was self-determined for Cantonese speaking, Cantonese comprehension and Chinese reading.

Cantonese Speaking Ability:

Can say basic words.

None

E.g. Give taxi directions

Cantonese Understanding Ability:

Can speak basic social Cantonese

Can speak Cantonese fluently

A few words only

General meaning of conversations

Most of the conversations Nothing

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Ethnicity:

Gender: Male

No. of years in Hong Kong: 15-20

Cantonese Speaking:

Riaz Adnan

Student, Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, Open University of Hong Kong (to graduate in 2022)

Secondary School:

Delia Memorial School (Glee Path), 2018

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

Link Centre Programme Worker Social Service (serving ethnic minorities)

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates

Title Organisation

Jan 2017 - Dec 2017 Bronze Award for Volunteering services

Jan 2016 - Dec 2018 Volunteer

Interests/Expertise:

Children matters

Psychology Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

Cantonese

Education

Hotel and tourism

Social innovation

Social welfare

Youth matters

Social Welfare Department

Link Centre (Hong Kong Community Network)

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Riaz is a remarkable student, aspiring to complete a dual degree in social work and psychology. Riaz is keen to help children and families who lack resources in the community. Riaz was recognized for his passion to serve and awarded a leadership certificate. Riaz is an active member at the LINK Centre, where he tutors children. Riaz also speaks multiple languages.

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Candidate Profile
English
Hindi Punjabi Urdu

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Business Management & Administration

Nisa Maheesh Un Ali

Business Consultant, MA in English Studies for the Professions

English Language Teaching, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (to graduate in 2019)

Secondary School:

Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo), 2006

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 20-30

Cantonese Speaking:

Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

Zetta Consultants (Sep 2018 - current)

Visto Consultant Limited (2009 – 2018)

Owner Business Consultancy

Director Visa and Migration Services

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates Title Organisation

2004 Organized fund-raising Show for the earthquake relief Delia Memorial School (HipWo)

2004-2006 Tutoring Young Children in her neighbourhood /

Interests/Expertise:

Education

Gender matters

Social welfare

Youth matters

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Nisa is multilingual and a skilled communicator, who is an admirable agent for change with a great desire to serve Hong Kong. Nisa was awarded the Harmony Scholarship by Home Affairs Department for her active participation in promoting cultural activities and acceptance in her secondary school. Nisa has also nominated herself for the Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth held by the Home Affairs Department and aspires to serve on the Committee on the Promotion of Racial Harmony.

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English
Hindi Punjabi
Urdu
Cantonese
Putonghua

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Candidate Profile

Finance

Avinash Bharwaney

Business, Bachelor of Global Business and Finance, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (to graduate in 2019)

Secondary School:

Renaissance College Hong Kong, 2015

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

JP Morgan

Summer Analyst Banking

Voluntary Contributions:

Ethnicity:

Gender: Male

No. of years in Hong Kong: 20-30

Cantonese Speaking:

Dates Title Organisation

Sep 2018 - Oct 2018 Volunteer Sunlove Elderly Home (Singapore)

Jun 2017 - Jan 2018 Program Coordinator Youth Empact Hong Kong

Sep 2015 - May 2016

Volunteer/ Advocate REDbird Award Program

Sep 2015 - May 2016 Member/ Advocate Eco-reps Sustainable Campus Program

May 2015 Volunteer 852 Freedom Campaign

May 2014 - Feb 2015 Finance Director 24 Hour Race

Cantonese Understanding:

Jan 2014 - May 2014 Co-director Reading Buddies

Aug 2011 - May 2014 Student President ‘14 Kids4kids

Interests/Expertise:

Children matters

Land and housing

Languages:

English

Putonghua Sindhi

Education

Elderly matters

Environmental matters

Import and export

Finance

Gender matters

Labour matters

Law and order

Public health and hygiene

Science and technology

Social innovation

Social welfare

Youth matters

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong:

Avinash is a brilliant student at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, with a variety of impressive volunteer roles at Kids4Kids and Youth Empact. In order to further develop his leadership skills, Avinash successfully completed internships at JP Morgan, Quinlan & Associates, and Blockchain @Berkeley. Avinash is multicultural and an exceptional youth ambassador.

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E.g. Give taxi directions
few words only
Can say basic words.
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Charity & Non-government Services

Gellin Byatt

Social Welfare

Secondary School:

Moulsham High School, United Kingdom, 2016

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

PathFinders Hong Kong Programme Officer Social service

Voluntary Contributions:

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 7-15

Cantonese Speaking:

Can say basic words.

E.g. Give taxi directions

Cantonese Understanding:

A few words only

Languages:

English

Tagalog

Dates

Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

Jan 2016 - May 2016

Feb 2014 - Mar 2014

Interests/Expertise:

Appeal boards

Children matters

Education

Environmental matters

Gender matters

Labour matters

Law and order

Legal matters

Public health and hygiene

Social welfare

Youth matters

Title Organisation

Volunteer HandsOn Hong Kong

Volunteer Chelmsford Mencap

Volunteer KELY Support Group

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Gellin’s multicultural background and passion to empower and better the lives of those in need is extremely admirable. Gellin works with Hong Kong PathFinders, to ensure that the most vulnerable children born in Hong Kong, and their migrant mothers are respected and protected. Gellin is a thoughtful and effective communicator.

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Education & Training

Suskihanna Gurung

Education, Bachelor of Arts and Journalism. The University of Hong Kong, 2018

Secondary School:

Delia Memorial School (Broadway), 2014

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

Delia Memorial School (Glee Path)

Teacher and IB Librarian

Voluntary Contributions:

Secondary School Education

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 15-20

Cantonese Speaking:

Can speak basic social Cantonese

Cantonese Understanding:

A few words only

Languages:

Dates Title Organisation

2017 - Present Community Director and Content Strategist The Wandering Voice

2017 - 2019 Scholarship Awardee and active participant at events Hong Kong Unison

2016-2017

Social Head and HKU delegate to Harvard College in Asia Program

Harvard University and The University of Hong Kong

2015 - 2018 Former Exco member for events for the betterment of Nepalese youth JUNSHK

Interests/Expertise:

Arts, performing arts and culture

Children matters

Education

Gender matters

Social innovation

Social welfare

Telecommunication and broadcasting

English

Cantonese Hindi

Youth matters

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong:

Suskihanna is one of the first girls in the Nepalese community to be accepted to The University of Hong Kong, Suskihanna is an exemplary voice for women in her community. Suskihanna is an ambitious young woman, who strives to change the stereotypes of her Nepalese community. In order to further widen her reach, Suskihanna successfully created a platform for herself on social media. Suskihanna is passionate about making Hong Kong a more inclusive society in regards to ethnic minorities’ rights and integration. Suskihanna is also multilingual.

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Ethnicity:

Gender: Male

No. of years in Hong Kong: 30+

Cantonese Speaking:

Sandeep Hathiramani

Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and Public Relations. Deakin University, Melbourne Australia, 2012

Secondary School:

Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo), 2004

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation

Post Title

Proof & Company Deputy General Manager

Interests/Expertise:

Arts, performing arts and culture

Education

Elderly matters

Environmental matters

Import and export

Gender matters

Hotel and tourism

Labour matters

Hospitality & Tourism Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Nature of business

Import & Export

Food & Beverage

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

Land and housing

Licensing

Manufacturing industry

Social innovation

Sports and recreation

Youth matters

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Sandeep is a highly accomplished individual who has been fascinated by food and beverage from an early age. Sandeep’s comprehensive understanding of the world of beverages makes him a leading expert in Hong Kong. Sandeep’s team-members are comprised of mostly Hong Kong ethnic minorities. Sandeep makes a great effort in developing their management skills, in order to create a better future for both his team and Hong Kong. Sandeep is a great example of a Hong Kong native who has become well connected to the community and is committed to serving for Hong Kong’s betterment.

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Hindi Punjabi Sindhi Urdu
Cantonese

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Charity & Non-government Services

Tavleen Kaur

Student, Bachelor of Business Administration Management and Minor in Applied Psychology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (to graduate in 2019)

Secondary School:

Sear Rogers International School, 2015

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Research Assistant Translation, Transcription and Research

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 20-30

Cantonese Speaking:

Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

Cantonese

English

Hindi

Punjabi

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates Title Organisation

Sep 2018 - Present Chief of Operations Pargaas

Aug 2018 - Present Team Supervisor Hong Kong Sikh Youth

Sep 2017 - May 2018

Blind Lunch Campaign Marketing Team Manager Orbis

Interests/Expertise:

Children matters

Education

Elderly matters

Environmental matters

Gender matters

Offenders’ welfare

Social innovation

Social welfare

Telecommunication and broadcasting

Trade

Youth matters

Others: Mental Health

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Tavleen is a superstar role model and youth ambassador in the Sikh community. Tavleen’s unique perspective and energetic vibe has steered Tavleen to be the voice representing youth in her community. Tavleen is a research assistant in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University exploring the integration and difficulties of ethnic minority elderly in Hong Kong.

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Ethnicity:

Gender: Male

No. of years in Hong Kong: 7-15

Cantonese Speaking:

Akbar Khan

Student, Bachelor of Arts in English, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (to graduate in 2019)

Secondary School:

Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo), 2015

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title

Nature of business

Hong Kong Police force Police Community Liaison Assistant (PCLA) Civil Service

Cricket Hong Kong Cricket Coach Sports Coaching

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates Title Organisation

Mar 2015 - Dec 2018

Interests/Expertise: Education

Education & Training Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Volunteer and Leader Junior Police Call

Sports and recreation Youth matters

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Akbar is an extraordinary, multilingual, police community liaison assistant, who helps educate police officers about Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities’ culture. Akbar provides a great amount of support to youth in the community by organizing career talks. Akbar is a remarkable community figure who advocates for women’s education, and is also a part-time cricket coach.

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Hindi Pashto Urdu Punjabi
Cantonese

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Candidate Profile

Finance

Sukrit Khatri

Finance, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi (2010).

Secondary School:

Delhi Public School R.K Puram, New Delhi, India, 2007

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

Stamplet Co-Founder Data StartUp

Kenetic Advisor Blockchain VC

FInFabrik Advisory Lead FinTech StartUp

Ethnicity:

Gender: Male

No. of years in Hong Kong: 7-15

Cantonese Speaking:

None

Cantonese Understanding:

A few words only

Languages:

English

Hindi

Deutsche Bank Vice President Bank

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates Title Organisation

Aug 2012 - Present Co-Founder and Co-Chair Sewa Day HK

Jan 2016 - Present Chairman, Board of Advisors Sensational Consultancy Ltd

Aug 2012 - Feb 2017

Executive Member, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Interests/Expertise: Education

Finance

Social innovation

Social welfare

Sports and recreation

Youth matters

Deutsche Bank Hong Kong

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong:

Sukrit is a young and innovative individual and a pioneer of Hong Kong’s largest volunteering initiative. Over a period of seven years, Sukrit has trained over fifty youth leaders as the Co-Chair of Sewa Day Asia Pacific, successfully raising more than US$ 17,000 for cancer research. Sukrit is also an advisor to SENsensational and is Hong Kong’s future leading voice.

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Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communication

Rhea Mogul

Media, Bachelor of Politics in International Studies, University of Warwick, 2014

Secondary School:

King George V School, 2011

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

South China Morning Post Reporter Media

Voluntary Contributions:

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 7-15

Cantonese Speaking:

Can say basic words. E.g.

Cantonese Understanding:

Languages:

English

Hindi

Dates Title

2018 - Present Volunteer

Organisation

ImpactHK/Feed the homeless in local community

2015 - Present Volunteer/Foster Catherine’s Puppies

2012 - 2014 Head of Fundraising Women Helping Women

2007 - 2011 Member of school Charity Committee Various NGOs in HK

Interests/Expertise:

Arts, performing arts and culture

Children matters

Education

Elderly matters

Environmental matters

Gender matters

Social innovation

Social welfare

Telecommunication and broadcasting

Youth matters

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong:

Rhea is an empowered, successful, and innovative journalist, who does a superior job at keeping the youth informed on Hong Kong’s current affairs. Rhea is especially interested in issues surrounding women. Rhea is an insightful young woman who radiates wisdom and kindness, and goes above and beyond to care for animals.

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Candidate Profile

Ethnicity:

Gender: Male

No. of years in Hong Kong: 7-15

Cantonese Speaking:

Cantonese Understanding:

Languages:

Yasir Naveed

Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2018

Secondary School:

Delia Memorial School (Broadway), 2009

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

Wilson Acoustics Ltd Operations Manager Environmental consultancy

Interests/Expertise: Environmental matters

Social innovation Youth matters

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Yasir is a qualified Mechanical Engineer recognized by The Economist as one of Asia’s Top 3 most promising entrepreneurs. Yasir was the Co-founder of Chefo Limited, a social enterprise in Hong Kong to empower ethnic minority women by providing them with sustainable small business opportunities at home through an online platform. Yasir singlehandedly designed and executed the project that received coverage from all media channels in Hong Kong. Yasir is remarkable.

General meaning of conversations

Cantonese

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English English

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Hindi Punjabi

Candidate Profile

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Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communication

Joy Pamnani

Student, Bachelor in Journalism, second major in Finance, The University of Hong Kong (to graduate in 2020).

Secondary School:

Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College, 2016

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

SCMP Young Post Junior Reporter Reporting and covering events, video production

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 15-20

Cantonese Speaking:

Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Cantonese Understanding:

General meaning of conversations

Languages:

Cantonese

English

Hindi

Sindhi

HKFYG Leadership21

Vice President, Sir Ti Liang Yang English Ambassador Outreach Programme

Voluntary Contributions:

Manage a group of elite public speaking ambassadors, deliver and design public speaking workshops for high school students

Dates Title Organisation

Sep 2014 - Sep 2016 Public speaking Ambassador @ HKFYG (originally volunteer, then offered paid vice president position)

HKFYG

Sep 2009Present Assistant Inspire2Aspire

Sep 2010 - Sep 2015 English Language Ambassador (chairlady from Sept 2014 to Sept 2015)

Interests/Expertise:

Education

Public health and hygiene

Social innovation

Youth matters

Others: communication, vegetarianism, leadership

PLK Ngan Po Ling College

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Joy is an excellent communicator with extensive experience in journalism and public speaking. Joy is passionate in writing about youth related topics and regularly writes for a number of youth magazines in Hong Kong. In her spare time, Joy holds public speaking workshops to crowds of over 500 people in various communities. Joy is multilingual and an incredibly mature young woman with outstanding leadership skills.

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Candidate Profile

Education & Training

Lamia Rahman

Student, Bachelor of Arts, double major in Criminology and American Studies, The University of Hong Kong (to graduate in 2019)

Secondary School:

Delia Memorial School (Broadway) 2015

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

American Chamber of Commerce Intern Department of Government Relations and Public Affairs

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 15-20

Cantonese Speaking:

Can speak basic social Cantonese

Cantonese Understanding:

General meaning of conversations

Languages:

Bangla

Cantonese

English

Hindi

The University of Hong Kong Research Assistant Education

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates Title Organisation

2018 - 2019 President Equal Opportunity Student Ambassador (EOSA)

2018 - 2018 Volunteer for service trip to Cambodia Pathfinder

2017 - 2019 Scholarship Awardee Hong Kong Unison

2017 - 2018 General Secretary Amnesty International Club @ HKU

2017 - 2018 Vice – President (External) Equal Opportunity Student Ambassador (EOSA)

2017 - 2018 Fellow Resolve Foundation

Interests/Expertise:

Children matters

Education

Gender matters

Legal matters

Youth matters

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Lamia is a bright, confident, and multilingual young woman who is passionate about social welfare. Lamia is keen on expressing her opinions and has taken the opportunity to do so at many events, as an active member of Amnesty International, Equal Opportunity Student Ambassador (EOSA), and The Legislative Council of Hong Kong (LegCo). Lamia is particularly interested in human rights, diversity, and inclusion, and is the future voice of Hong Kong.

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Ethnicity:

Gender: Male

No. of years in Hong Kong: 20-30

Cantonese Speaking:

Raza Razi

Education, Bachelor (First Class Honours) of Liberal Studies, The University of Hong Kong, 2013

Secondary School:

Delia Memorial School (Broadway), 2009

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College Teacher (2015 onwards) Education

Wah Yan College, Kowloon Teacher (2013 to 2015) Education

Voluntary Contributions:

Education & Training Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

Dates Title Organisation

2018 onwards Forum moderator on problems faced by Muslim Youth in Hong Kong Serving Islam Team

2017 onwards Manager Wan Chai Muslim Community Kindergarten

2016 onwards Person-in-charge for Kowloon Mosque Open Day Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre

3/12/2016

Guest speaker on raising academic expectations for EM students Yau Tsim Mong District Council

2015 onwards Regular speaker on Islamic courses Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre

Interests/Expertise:

Education

Sports and recreation

Race relations

English

Cantonese Urdu

Religious welfare

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Raza was highly commended as an outstanding teacher at the Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College for three consecutive years. Raza is an ambassador for Muslim youth in Hong Kong. Raza is also a regular speaker at the Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre and has been recognized by the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong as a powerful ethnic role model. Raza demonstrates strong understanding of the issues that Hong Kong faces and would like to contribute to The Committee on the Promotion of Racial Harmony.

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Candidate Profile

Education & Training

Samaira Rehmat

Education, Early Childhood Education, The Middlesex University (UK), 2014

Secondary School:

Delia Memorial School (Broadway), 2009

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

Box Hill (HK) International Kindergarten & Preschool Class Teacher Education

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 20-30

Cantonese Speaking:

Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

Cantonese

English

YLTH, Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minorities

Voluntary Contributions:

Teacher (Full-Time) Education

Programme Coordinator (Part-Time) Social Service

Dates Title Organisation

2018 - 2019 Student Counsellor (Under Practicum)

Interests/Expertise:

Children matters

Education

Gender matters

Legal matters

Youth matters

YLTH, Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minorities Centre

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong:

Samaira is a resilient and compassionate young woman who has overcome many obstacles, both personally and professionally. Samaira’s experiences has shaped her into the exemplary dedicated individual she is, incredibly passionate about helping families and children in the community. Samaira is multilingual, excellent at expressing her opinions, up-to-date with trends in Hong Kong, and has a remarkable vision for making Hong Kong a better place.

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Hindi

Candidate Profile

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Education & Training

Rubina Riaz

Education, Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong, 2017

Secondary School:

Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College, 2012

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College Assistant Teacher Education

Voluntary Contributions:

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 7-15

Cantonese Speaking:

Can speak basic social Cantonese

Cantonese Understanding:

A few words only

Languages:

Cantonese

Dates Title Organisation

2017 - 2019 Advisor for the Organizing Committee Project Ethnic Minority Empowerment

2015 - 2017 Founder and the Leader of the Project Project Ethnic Minority Empowerment

2014 - 2017 Volunteer and Awardee Hong Kong Unison

May 2015Jun 2015 Volunteer: Myanmar, International Service Learning program

Interests/Expertise:

Children matters

Education

Gender matters

Youth matters

City-Youth Empowerment Project

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong:

Rubina is Founder of the Empower Youth Project at City University of Hong Kong, which is an initiative aiming to empower and facilitate secondary school students to complete their tertiary education. Rubina is an enthusiastic individual who is committed to providing quality educational services to young leaders in the community.

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Hindi
Urdu
Punjabi

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Candidate Profile

Education & Training

Himeshika Samaradivakara

Student, Bachelor of English, City University of Hong Kong (to graduate in 2019)

Secondary School: Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School (West Kowloon), 2014

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 20-30

Cantonese Speaking:

Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

Nature of business

Headstart Ltd NET Education

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates Title Organisation

2016 - Present Director of Mentorship Project EM Empowerment

2016 - Present Executive Committee Sri Lankan Buddhist Cultural Center (HK)

2012 - Present Volunteer Yau Tsim Mong District Council

2005 - Present Volunteer Association of Sri Lankans in Hong Kong

Interests/Expertise:

Education

Gender matters

Hotel and tourism

Labour matters

Land and housing

Social welfare

Youth matters

Others: Domestic Helpers & Refugee rights

English

Cantonese Sinhalese

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong:

Himeshika is an impressive multilingual student at City University of Hong Kong and an intern at Yau Tsim Mong District Council where she spent 40 hours a week researching and writing about ethnic minorities. Himeshika received a scholarship from the Education Bureau and a Silver Award from the Youth Empowerment Project. Himeshika is an outstanding role model with strong communication and analytical skills.

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Education & Training

Karishma Samtani

Career and Life Coach, Human Resources Management, HKU Space, 2005

Secondary School:

Delia School of Canada, 2005

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title

Morgan Stanley

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 30

Cantonese Speaking:

Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

Cantonese

English

Hindi

Sindhi

Nature of business

Corporate Services, COOAsia Lead Talent Development and Communications Banking

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates Title Organisation

Sep 2018Present Life Buddies Scheme – Career & Mentoring Program with Underprivileged Students

2018 Mentor

Po Leung Kuk CFS College

AUW Hong Kong Mentorship Programme 2018

May 2018Present International Young Adult Zone 5 Coordinator Sathya Sai International Organization

Sep 2018Oct 2018 Pink Dot Event Planning Committee (Morgan Stanley) BigLove Alliance

May 2017Dec 2017 International YA Love All Serve All (LASA) Committee Sathya Sai International Organization

2016 - 2017 Virtual Career Development Mentor Teach for China Fellow 2016-2017

Interests/Expertise:

Children matters

Education

Gender matters

Hotel and tourism

Labour matters

Legal matters

Social innovation

Youth matters

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong:

Karishma is a bright and successful Career Development Trainer and Coach. Karishma conducts workshops on CV writing, cover letters, interview skills and mock interviews. In the past, Karishma has conducted workshops on parenting with 80 participants. Currently, at Morgan Stanley, Karishma is the Corporate Services Director where she works closely with talent development. Karishma is a leading role model in her industry.

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Candidate Profile

Education & Training

Zarifa Sheik

Education, Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science, The University of Hong Kong, 2018

Secondary School:

HKMA David Li Kwok Po College, 2013

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title Nature of business

Hong Kong University

Graduate Association College Chemistry Teacher

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 20-30

Cantonese Speaking:

Can speak basic social Cantonese

Cantonese Understanding:

General meaning of conversations

Languages:

Cantonese

English

Hindi

Tamil

Education

Voluntary Contributions to Hong Kong:

Dates

Sep 2018 - May 2019

Title

Community Involvement Broadcasting Service RTHK Radio Show Producer

Jan 2018 - June 2018 Volunteer

Organisation

YIFC Academy for Education and Enrichment

The Zubin Foundation

May 2013 - Aug 2014 Volunteer Tutor Be The Change

Interests/Expertise:

Children matters

Education

Gender matters

Science and technology

Social innovation

Youth matters

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Zarifa is a confident, inspiring, multilingual young woman and an exceptionally talented, hardworking Chemistry teacher. Zarifa is an excellent role model for youth in the community who is passionate about making Hong Kong more inclusive.

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Ethnicity:

Gender: Male

No. of years in Hong Kong: 15-20

Cantonese Speaking:

Can say basic words.

Nigel Shroff

Banking and Finance, Master of Science, Financial Management in China and Emerging Markets, Durham University / Nottingham University, 2010

Secondary School: King George V School, 2009

Work Experience: Company/ Organisation Post Title

The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC)

Interests/Expertise:

Nature of business

Regional Business Manager, ASP Wealth Management

Arts, performing arts and culture

Elderly matters

Environmental matters

Emport and export

Finance

Land and housing

Trade

Youth matters

Cantonese Understanding:

Languages:

Finance English

E.g. Give taxi directions Nothing

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong:

Nigel is a talented accomplished Hong Konger and member of the Parsi Zoroastrian Charity. Nigel is keen on tackling issues surrounding drug abuse, housing, poverty and making Hong Kong more inclusive. Nigel is an experienced international banker with strong financial and credit analytical skills.

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Candidate Profile

Ethnicity:

Gender: Male

No. of years in Hong Kong: 20-30

Cantonese Speaking:

Balwinder Singh Brar

Business, Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance, London School of Economics, 2016

Secondary School:

Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo), 2012

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation

Convoy Financial Service Limited

Hong Kong Professional Mediation Association

WEDO GLOBAL Limited

Finance Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Post Title

Nature of business

Senior Wealth Management Advisor Finance

Work-related Injury Section Officer Legal

Project Assistant Social Enterprise

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates Title Organisation

2015 - Present Volunteer/Guide Khalsa Diwan Sikh Temple Hong Kong

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

Cantonese

English

Hindi

Punjabi

Interests/Expertise:

Children matters

Education

Elderly matters

Environmental matters

Import and export

Finance

Gender matters

Labour matters

Land and housing

Law and order

Legal matters

Public health and hygiene

Social innovation

Social welfare

Sports and recreation

Telecommunication and broadcasting

Trade

Transport and logistics

Youth matters

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong:

Balwinder is a shining example of a compassionate individual committed to serving Hong Kong. Within the Sikh community, Balwinder is the go-to-person for help in accessing various resources around Hong Kong. Balwinder uses his multilingual skills to help with translations when needed. Balwinder is a well-seasoned community leader and is celebrated for his incredible people skills.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Taranvir Singh

Student, Bachelor of Business Administration in Global Business and Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (to graduate in 2020).

Secondary School:

Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College, 2015

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates Title Organisation

2009 - Present Volunteer Sikh Gurudwara

Ethnicity:

Gender: Male

No. of years in Hong Kong: 20-30

Cantonese Speaking:

Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

2016 - 2017 Volunteer Hong Kong Christian Action

Nov 2015 - Dec 2016 Volunteer Sunshine Action

Interests/Expertise: Education Finance Trade Youth matters

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Taranvir brings forth a diverse range of experiences from many different industries. Taranvir was a top-performing cadet at EYAcademy, ex TV-host, has completed banking internships, and has also completed a study abroad programme at the London School of Economics (LSE). Taranvir was an ambassador for elderly care and is a volunteer motivational speaker. Taranvir speaks multiple languages and has an in-depth understanding of Hong Kong’s current affairs. An impressive candidate to have on board.

English

Cantonese Hindi

Punjabi

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Candidate Profile

Ethnicity:

Gender: Male

No. of years in Hong Kong: 20-30

Cantonese Speaking:

Sukhdeep Singh

Student, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (to graduate in 2020).

Secondary School:

South Island School, 2014

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation

Post Title

Nature of business

Pargaas Limited Head of Communications Social service

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates Title Organisation

2019 Volunteer / Health Ambassador Health in Action

Interests/Expertise: Education

Public health and hygiene

Science and technology Youth matters

Health Sciences Can speak Cantonese in meetings even though may need to use English

Cantonese Understanding:

Most of the conversations

Languages:

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong: Sukhdeep is a stellar, multilingual medical student and aspiring surgeon. Sukhdeep is a passionate medical student and he is also a Faculty Student Ambassador for the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.Sukhdeep is also Head of Communicats at Pargaas, a non-profit organisation aiming to foster professional and personal development in the Sikh community. Sukhdeep is smart, extremely talented, and hopes to contribute to the healthcare system in Hong Kong.

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Hindi
English Cantonese
Punjabi Putonghua Urdu

Candidate Profile

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Business Management & Administration

Tracy Srivastava

Business and Education. Bachelor of Information Systems and Auditing (ISA), City University of Hong Kong, 2017

Secondary School:

St. Paul’s Convent School, 2012

Work Experience:

Company/ Organisation Post Title

Nature of business

Ethnicity:

Gender: Female

No. of years in Hong Kong: 20-30

Cantonese Speaking:

Can say basic words. E.g. Give taxi

Cantonese Understanding:

General meaning of conversations

Languages:

Cantonese

English

French

Hindi

AMP Credit Technologies (current full-time employment) Project Business Analyst

Hong Kong Officials Training Centre (current part-time employment)

Multinational Technology Company

IELTS and Essay Tutor

Voluntary Contributions:

Dates Title

Essay Marking and Tutorial Centre

Organisation

2016 Pledge/ Volunteer Alpha Phi Omega –Iowa State University

2015 Global Community Development Programme Member and Exchange Participant Manager

Interests/Expertise:

Education

Gender matters

Science and technology

Youth matters

AIESEC, City University of Hong Kong

Quote from Spencer Stuart Hong Kong:

Tracy is a competent Business Analyst at AMP Credit Technologies. Tracy enjoys capturing customer requirements to build customized services. Tracy is a Hong Kong native, fluent in multiple languages and has a vision of making Hong Kong more inclusive. Tracy is a young, proficient and innovative leader, well informed with Hong Kong’s affairs.

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Next Steps

Call to action

Over the past three years, 23 government advisory boards and committees have appointed Hong Kong ethnic minority individuals from our pool of 74 Diversity List Candidates (See Appendix 1). The impact of inclusion is real and includes:

Visibility: voices that were previously unheard are now being heard

Ethnic minority children have role models: there are ethnic minority women and men who are tangible role models for children and youth in these communities

Inclusion: Hong Kong is including its non-Chinese population in decision making

Access to cultural and language knowledge: Hong Kong can tap into cultural knowledge to address issues relevant to this fast growing population of ethnic minorities

Access to talent: Hong Kong prides itself as an international city and these individuals represent some of the most talented in the youth community of Hong Kong

We are particularly excited about the HKSAR Government’s efforts to include youth voices in their advisory committees. The 24 outstanding individuals on Diversity List 2019: Youth to Watch will bring a fresh and international perspective to Hong Kong’s policy making. They will be an asset for all of us in Hong Kong.

Although only 24 outstanding individuals were selected for Diversity List 2019, a total of 73 ethnic minority youth nominated themselves to serve their home and create a better Hong Kong. There is no shortage of young people in the Hong Kong ethnic minority community who love Hong Kong, call this home and want to contribute positively.

We hope that in the years to come, the Hong Kong government will continue to increase the numbers of ethnic minorities on government committees and to make sure that amongst the 15% of youth representatives, there are always representatives from the Hong Kong ethnic minority community. As always, we would very much like to hear your views, ideas and comments. Please email me directly at: mummy@zubinfoundation.org

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your support.

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APPENDIX 1 - Appointments

As of 1 March 2019, 16 candidates of Diversity List 2016-2018 have been appointed to 23 Hong Kong government advisory committee positions. Below are the details:

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DIVERSITY LIST 2019: Youth to Watch APPENDIX 2

List of Supporting Organisations in Alphabetical Order.

Name of Supporting Organisations

1. Christian Action

2. Compassion Revival

3. Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo)

4. Hong Kong Baptist University

5. Hong Kong Christian Service - CHEER Centre

6. H.K.S.K.H Lady MacLehose Centre – Services for Ethnic Minorities

7. International Social Service – Hong Kong Branch: HOPE Centre

8. InspiringHK Sports Foundation Limited

9. Hong Kong Community Network – LINK Centre

10. Musubi Hong Kong

11. New Home Association - HOME Centre

13. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

14. Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre

15. Yan Oi Tong

16. Yuen Long Town Hall Support Service Centre for Ethnic Minorities

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