About Alumni Live!
Each of the Alumni Live! events will have a specific topic. It will be organized as a small group dinner (12-15 people) with 2-3 alumni (or outside guests) specialized in that topic to share their insight and experience while other audience can pose questions and exchange thoughts in a dynamic set up. These topics could be those common talking points among our smaller group chat in many of our gatherings but just lack of a proper venue for us to focus on and carry forward. Again, this is a smaller scale forum targeted to encourage closed and dynamic flow of ideas and experience sharing across generations. Content in each of the Alumni Live! event would mainly be driven by the participant group. Any one of us would be more than welcome to suggest topics and volunteer in the event. Based on initial feedback, we plan to start with Real Estate, Fintech, Infrastructure, Venture Capital and Healthcare etc. in the coming year subject to responses and interest among our fellow alumni.
Event and Registration Details
Event: Wharton Alumni Live – Real Estate
Date: 2 May 2018
Venue: The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong
Number of participants: 3 speakers and 12 participants
Price: HKD 600 (non-refundable), including dinner and drinks
Young Alumni Discount: HKD 500 (non-refundable) for all Penn / Wharton alumni who have graduated on or after 2013
Dress Code: Business casual
Guests: Guests of our alumni, including guests of young alumni are welcomed at the price of HKD 600 (non-refundable)
TO REGISTER: please make payment to The Wharton Club of HK via payment to the Club's account at HSBC (502-411531-001) with receipt emailed to Sanjay Khanduri ([email protected]). Please also mention any dietary restrictions (vegetarian etc). For young alumni, please mention your year of graduation too.
About the Speakers
George Hongchoy, WG'91, PAR'18, PAR'21
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Link Asset Management Limited
George Hongchoy, WG’91, joined Link Asset Management Limited, the manager of Hong Kong listed Link Real Estate Investment Trust, in January 2009 as the chief financial officer. He became the chief executive officer in May 2010. He is chairman of the supervisory committee of the Tracker Fund of Hong Kong. He is a trustee of Urban Land Institute, member of the Asia Executive Board of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, governor of Infrastructure and Urban Development community, World Economic Forum, and member of the corporate governance committee of Charoen Pokphand Group, Thailand.
Hongchoy holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Canterbury and an MBA degree from The Wharton School. He is a senior fellow and a member of the corporate advisory council of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Institute of Shopping Centre Management.
Hongchoy was named Business Person of the Year by DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards in 2015. He was also presented with Asian Corporate Director Award by Corporate Governance Asia in 2013-2015, Director of the Year Award under the category of Listed Companies – Executive Directors by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors and Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award by Enterprise Asia in 2011. He was also named “Best CEO” by Finance Asia’s poll of Asia’s best companies in 2012-2015.
Kenny Lam, WG’07 (Moderator)
Managing Director, Head of Asia Real Estate Investments, Manulife
Kenny joined Manulife in September 2017 as Head of Asia Real Estate Investments based in Hong Kong. He is responsible for implementing Manulife's real estate investment strategy, sourcing and executing acquisitions and growing the platform in Asia. Prior to joining Manulife, Kenny was the Chief Manager at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority responsible for the global real estate investment portfolio. Kenny has also held roles in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York at Ping An Real Estate where he was the Executive Director, Strategic and Overseas Investment, J.P. Morgan Asset Management where he was the Vice President of Acquisitions, Global Real Assets Asia and Citigroup Global Markets where he was a real estate investment banking associate. Kenny holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), majoring in Civil and Structural Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Master of Business Administration, majoring in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Jenny Li, WG’12
Senior Vice President, Oaktree Capital Management
Ms. Li joined Oaktree in 2014 after having spent two years at J.P. Morgan's Global Special Opportunities Group, where she focused on evaluating and executing real estate investment opportunities across the capital structure in China and Australia. Prior to that, she worked on PAG's real estate strategy and at Lehman Brothers Hong Kong. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master in Finance from Fudan University, where she was ranked number one in both of her graduating classes, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where she was designated a Palmer Scholar. Ms. Li is a CFA charterholder and is a native Mandarin and Shanghainese speaker.