Ms. Ronna CHAO

Chief Executive Officer, BXAI
Chief Executive Officer, Novel Investment Partners Limited

Ms. Ronna CHAO is CEO of Novel Investment Partners Limited, Chairman of Novetex Textiles Limited, and a Director of Novelpark Investments Limited.  Her responsibilities in these various capacities cover investment and portfolio management, property redevelopment, and textile manufacturing.

Prior to joining the Novel Group, she began her career in New York first as a Mergers & Acquisitions financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, and then as an associate in the Licensing Department of the lifestyle and apparel company Tommy Hilfiger Corporation.

Ms. Chao is also CEO of Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI).  BXAI is initially funded by the Chao family’s Bai Xian Education Foundation (BXEF) which has earmarked US$100 million for the “Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program” (AFLSP).  The AFLSP is managed by BXAI and offers up to 105 scholarships each year for Asian students to study abroad at one of 16 leading universities in Northeast Asia.  In 2016, BXAI was one of the award recipients of “The Peak Power List 2016 – Philanthropy”.

Ms. Chao also serves as Supervisor and Board Trustee at the International Christian School of Hong Kong, Board Director of Mother’s Choice, Standing Vice Chairman of The Hong Kong Association of Zhejiang Entrepreneurs, and Counsellor of Our Hong Kong Foundation. In addition, she was a Court Member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2010 to 2016.  Ms. Chao is a Standing Committee Member of the 12th Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Ms. Chao has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Brown University, and earned her M.B.A. from Stanford University.  She also spent a year as an undergraduate at Keio University.

The rest of the working team comprises:

Ms. Deborah MEASOR

Manager, Programs & Operations, BXAI

Ms. Deborah MEASOR is Program Manager at Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI).  She joined the Institute in 2014, and actively oversees the Institute’s daily operations and administration of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP).  Ms. Measor is a qualified accountant and prior to joining the Institute worked at KPMG as an Assistant Manager for over 3 years advising on financial accounting and compliance matters.

Ms. Measor’s first experience of an international cross-cultural education at Li Po Chun United World College opened her mind to the manifold, diverse cultures and perspectives of her friends and classmates from around the world.  This imprint alerted her to the potential changing power of a collaborative, shared living and learning experience, and spurs her interest in the development of the AFLSP.  Ms. Measor received an M.A. Honors in Economics and Accounting from the University of Edinburgh in 2008.  She is a diving enthusiast and loves all forms of underwater creatures.  She received her PADI Open Water Certification in 2011.

Ms. Sharon TSANG

Manager, Communication & Development, BXAI

Ms. Sharon TSANG joined Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI) in 2017 as Manager of Communication and Development.  She supervises building recognition of BXAI’s mission and vision and the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program.  Sharon spent most part of her secondary and tertiary education overseas.  She received a B.A. Honors in Fashion and Textiles Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with comparative study experience in Fashion Institute of Technology, New York and Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London.

Prior to joining BXAI, she worked a trend analyst at the world-leading trend forecasting company, WGSN, combining her exposure in cultural anthropology and knowledge of the fashion industry.  With a passion to promote Asian heritage textiles preservation and sustainable fashion production, Sharon founded design studio Narrative Made, which runs various social projects across developing regions in Asia.

Ms. Jessie LEE

Manager, Student & Alumni, BXAI

Ms. Jessie Lee is Student and Alumni Manager at Bai Xian Asia Institute(BXAI). She joined the institute in June 2018, and oversees the student and alumni programs.  Prior joining BXAI, Ms. Lee was the program manager for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program in China and largely responsible for providing training programs in addition to other market access opportunities for Chinese small and medium size business female entrepreneurs.  She first joined Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Salt Lake City in 2009 and transferred to London in 2011. She relocated to Beijing to join Beijing Gao Hua Securities in 2012.  After 7 years in financial services, she joined the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program to pursue her passion in education.  She was also served as COO of Berggruen Institute China Center in 2017-2018, a think tank focused on global transformations, specifically in technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and gene-editing as well as issues involving global governance and globalization.

Ms. Kitty BIN

Administrative Officer, BXAI

Ms. Kitty Bin is Administrative Officer of Bai Xian Asia Institute.  She manages the Institute’s daily finance, administrative and human resources matters in support of the Institute’s operations.

Kitty has over 10 years’ experience in general administrative and human resources management.  Prior to joining the Institute, she worked as a Senior Executive Assistant in the branded retail sector.  She completed her undergraduate studies in Training and Human Resources Management in 2010.

Kitty has many interests, including music, reading novels, and watching movies.  She also enjoys travelling, experiencing new cultures and trying new cuisine.

Ms. Agnes YEUNG

Associate, Scholars and Alumni, BXAI

Ms. Agnes YEUNG serves as an Associate at Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI).  She assists in scholars and alumni management under the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program and supports BXAI’s development.

Agnes received her Bachelor’s degree in English Studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and studied abroad on exchange at The University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.  As a mixing pot of global cultures, her passion for intercultural exchange was ignited during her stay in Sydney.  Having made friends from all of the world, she also learnt about their different customs and cultures.

Since her undergraduate studies, Agnes has actively volunteered at an international social work organization to champion capacity building projects in developing countries.  She hopes her contribution would make a difference in the developing world.  Prior to joining BXAI, Agnes worked in corporate communication advocating corporate social responsibility and youth development.

In her spare time, Agnes enjoys reading, listening to music, watching movies, and travelling.  She is an avid supporter of the performing arts and symphony and is always keen to explore the best taste in town!

Ms. Ellen ZHUANG

Associate, Communication & Development, BXAI

Ms. Ellen ZHUANG is an Associate at Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI).  During her time as an undergraduate in Chongqing, she organized volunteer groups to serve remote villages where the indigenous people were in need.

Throughout these experiences Ellen recorded a series of stories in articles and documentaries to raise the public’s awareness of the needs of marginalized people.

In 2015, Ellen received her Masters Degree in Comparative and Literary Studies at the Hong Kong Baptist University.  Through her study abroad experience Ellen’s interest in cross-cultural communication has grown.  She is pleased to work with Bai Xian in providing international education opportunities to students in Asia.

Ms. Erica TSOI

Assistant Associate, BXAI

Ms. Erica TSOI serves as Assistant Associate at Bai Xian Asia Institute and assists in operations and administration of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP).

Having a keen interest in civil & social development, Erica completed her undergraduate studies in Sociology in 2016.  She has worked with various government agencies and joined the Secretariat of the Legislature as an intern during her undergraduate years.  These experiences deepened her understanding and appreciation of the role of the public sector in society.

Erica is passionate about travelling and experiencing new cultures firsthand.  Throughout her studies, she visited many provinces in China and learnt about differences between different ethnic groups even within one country.  In 2016, she took up work exchange in Japan once again.  Working and travelling abroad, her appreciation of the differences and similarities between cultures continued to deepen and grow and she learnt to respect and get along with people from all across the globe.

Erica hopes to devote herself to fostering cultural exchange amongst countries and different ethnic groups.

Mr. Manson LEUNG

Assistant Associate, BXAI

Mr. Manson LEUNG serves as Assistant Associate at Bai Xian Asia Institute, and assists in design and production for the promotion of the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program.

Manson received a Bachelor of Media and Social Communication degree from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2016.  Having a keen interest in social issues, he completed various media projects in university, interviewing multiple sectors of society to document the effects of social development in Hong Kong.

Manson completed an internship at a renowned local film production company.  This experience expanded his horizons, deepened his understanding of the creative industry, and fuelled his interest in further developing his own creativity.

Manson enjoys volunteering with Caritas, YMCA, and numerous other organizations to give back in his leisure time.  His other interests include hiking, photography, reading, and he has a phenomenal singing voice.