The Yeh Family Philanthropy seeks to fulfill its mission in education and social entrepreneurship in an open and transparent manner. As such, the Yeh Family Philanthropy is governed by a board of directors and grants committee. The board of directors oversees the strategy and fiduciary responsibilities or the organization, while the grants committee meets regularly to review grant proposals and monitor evaluation.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is comprised of five directors, two Yeh family members and three external advisors:
Yvette Yeh Fung
Yvette is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A. and J.D.) and UCLA (M.B.A). She is the chair of the Yeh Family Philanthropy and a director of Hsin Chong International Holdings Ltd. Yvette has a long history of educational involvement, through several schools, universities, and organizations in Hong Kong and the US. She also has a strong interest and background in social entrepreneurship and non-profit leadership as a board member of several organizations in Hong Kong. Yvette and her husband have two children and enjoy traveling immensely.
V-Nee Yeh is a graduate of Williams College (B.A.) and Columbia University (J.D.). He is a former member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. V-Nee is founder and director of several fund management businesses (Value Partners, Argyle Street, Cheetah, HS Group & Samena) in Hong Kong and Asia. He and his wife are supporters of the arts and environment. V-Nee enjoys skiing and wake surfing, seeking to spend as much time as possible on the slopes or in the ocean. V-Nee and his wife have one daughter, who is also an avid skier.
Bernard Charnwut Chan is a deputy to the National People’s Congress of China, a non-official member of Hong Kong’s Executive Council (2004-09 and from 2012) and (from 2017) the Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council. He is also a former member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (1998-2008). A graduate of Pomona College in California, he is the President of Asia Financial Holdings and Asia Insurance. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong – Thailand Business Council and an advisor to Bangkok Bank (China) Co. Ltd. He sits on the boards of several local and overseas companies in the financial services and manufacturing sectors. He also joined the governing board of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund in Hong Kong. Among his public service activities, he is Chairman of The Jockey Club CPS Ltd. Advisory Committee and Chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2002, and in 2006, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government.
Lister Chang has been an entrepreneur and investor since graduating from University of California, Berkeley, in 1969, with his M.B.A. in Finance. He started his career as an analyst with the Wall Street firm of Hayden Stone Inc., where he worked under renowned pioneer venture capitalist Arthur Rock. In the mid-1970’s, Lister teamed up with Andrew Yen, a son of former Taiwan President – Mr. C.K. Yen, to establish the first ever Taiwan based wafer fabrication plant, Fine Products Microelectronics Corporation. Lister was an Executive Director of Kwong On Bank in Hong Kong and the Development Bank of Singapore. Lister was a Trustee of the University of California, Berkeley Foundation.
Donald K. Leung
Donald graduated from University of California at Berkeley and completed Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program. He started a banking career in 1977 with Bank of America, and joined Wardley Limited (a member of HSBC Group) in 1984. Donald then joined Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited in 1986 and had pursued a second career there until his retirement in 2006. Donald is currently an Independent Non Executive Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited. He has been a Director of the Yeh Family Philanthropy since its inception.
The grants committee is comprised of one Yeh family member, currently Yvette Yeh Fung, and three external advisors:
Sue is a graduate of Stirling University, Scotland (M.B.A). Sue worked in retail for the best part of her career for Marks and Spencer and Starbucks Coffee both in the UK and the Asia Pacific region. Now retired, Sue travels extensively and supports various charitable organizations in Hong Kong and overseas which focus principally on education and animal welfare.
Howard Ling is the Chief Consultant of the Social Enterprise Business Centre. He has founded several social enterprise vegetarian restaurants such as Harvester, Happy Veggies, Bijas, Ateen, Goodnuts, and Happy Ours. He has helped many non-profit organizations to set up more than 30 social enterprises, which employ hundreds of disabled people, including those with visual and hearing impairments, physical handicaps, and autism. He was awarded the Medal of Honour (Hong Kong) in 2017 and the Hong Kong Humanity Award for his dedicated public and community service, particularly his contributions to the development of social enterprises. Howard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, a Master degree in Business Administration from the The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and graduated from the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship programme.
Audrey is a graduate of Princeton University (A.B.) and Columbia University School of Business (MBA). Her background is in finance. She has worked with schools and universities in the US and Hong Kong.