What's On

While we are constantly on the run to make progress in our careers, relationships and personal matters, we should find time to express gratitude to people around us who have helped us every step of the way, and to support good causes to strengthen the community.

Joining us on 20 April for a panel discussion will be three philanthropy leaders in Hong Kong, namely Alia Eyres, Chief Executive Officer of Mother's Choice; Josephine Leung, Executive Director of The Hub Hong Kong, and Shalini Mahtani, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Zubin Foundation. Moderated by Nikki Ng, Chairman of the Women Executives Club, members will hear first-hand about the experiences and journeys of these outstanding leaders into the philanthropy space, where they focus on specialised and important areas of charitable work.

Mark your calendar for this exclusive panel discussion brought to you by the Women Executives Club, and come join us and learn about how you can make a positive impact on the community too. A small act of goodwill can go a long way.

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

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Alia Eyres

Chief Executive Officer, Mother's Choice


Born and raised in Hong Kong with her six younger siblings, Eyres worked as a corporate lawyer in New York for Skadden and in Hong Kong for Hogan Lovells before joining Mother's Choice as the CEO in 2012.

In 2014, Eyres was the first Asian winner of the Macquarie Group Foundation’s David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship and in 2020, she won the Southeast Asian Regional Honoree for Young President Organisation's Global Impact Award.

Outside of her work with Mother's Choice, Eyres serves as the Board Chair of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Hong Kong International Montessori School. Eyres holds a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Centre and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the George Washington University, where she was also a member of the NCAA Division 1 Women's Rowing Team. Eyres lives with her husband in Hong Kong and they have six sons.

Josephine Leung

Executive Director, The Hub Hong Kong

Prior to joining The Hub Hong Kong, Leung was the Director of Marketing and Events for Friends of Asia Hong Kong, a charity that is focused on sports development for youth. With over 20 years of experience in marketing, PR management, and organizational development in both corporates and NGOs, Leung now oversees fundraising, communication, and strategic management for The Hub Hong Kong, a registered charity serving underprivileged kids and their families in Sham Shui Po since 2013. Having lived and worked in Europe, Japan, China and Australia, Leung is passionate about bringing her multi-cultural experience and diversity to empower disadvantaged children and youth and help promote social inclusion,

Leung holds an Honours Degree in Business Management from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde, UK. She is also the President of the Rotary Club of Kowloon North between 2019-2021.

Shalini Mahtani

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Zubin Foundation

One of Hong Kong's most authoritative and respected voices on social issues, Shalini Mahtani is a pioneer in civil society and has been working in areas previously untouched in Hong Kong.

A staunch supporter of diversity and inclusion for Hong Kong's ethnic minority, Mahtani is the founder of The Zubin Foundation, one of the city's most established and recognized charities that focuses on works to improve the lives of Hong Kong's marginalized ethnic minorities, often of South East Asian and South Asian descent, by providing them with opportunities and aid. It also works closely with women and girls in crisis, and operates the only mental health centre for ethnic minority children and adults in Hong Kong.

Mahtani has served on the board of a few advisory and statutory bodies of the HKSAR Government and is an advisor or board member of a number of local NGOs. She also founded and is the first CEO of Community Business, the first organization in Asia that works with global companies on inclusive workplaces. Mahtani has received a number of accolades, including the Young Global Leader award by the World Economic Forum, and an MBE from Queen Elizabeth II for her services in corporate responsibility in Hong Kong.


Nikki Ng

Group General Manager, Sino Group

Women Executives Club Chair

Language English
Date and Time 2021/04/20 14:45 to 15:45
Venue The event will take place online
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Clarence Han
Tel: 28231293
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
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