Our Members

Honorable Advisors

Henry Tang GBM, GBS, JP 唐英年

Standing Committee Member, CPPCC Chairman, Federation of HK Jiangsu Community Organisations

Prof. Frederick Ma Si-Hang, GBS, JP 馬時亨

Chairman of MTR Corporation Limited

Victor Chu 諸立力

Chairman, CEO of First Eastern Investment Group

Renée Fleming

Opera Singer & Soprano

Timothy T.T. Fok GBS, JP 霍震霆

Chairman of Fok Ying Tung Group

Dr. Victor K Fung GBM, GBS, CBE 馮國經博士

Honorary Chairman of Li & Fung Ltd, Group Chairman of Fung Group

Dr. Pak Suet Sin GBS, JP 白雪仙博士

Cantonese Opera Artist

Dr. James M. Bradburne

Director of Pinacoteca Brera, Milan

Founding Members

Michelle Ong

Chairman of First Initiative Foundation

All of the members bring their unique perspectives, their interests, their contacts and their financial support to the Foundation, and with their help we can continue to support the Hong Kong community through a variety of charitable programmes. The Foundation is committed to supporting and uplifting Hong Kong on every level.

Vivien Chen

Chairman & Managing Director of Nan Fung Group

First Initiative Foundation not only brings together the business and community leaders of Hong Kong, it also brings together fathers and sons, mothers and daughters. Our Foundation benefits from the life experience of the more mature members, but also the fresh ideas of young minds.

Pansy Ho

Managing Director of Shun Tak Holdings Ltd

The future of Hong Kong cannot rest entirely on our traditional strengths; in this new economy, we need multi-dimensional talents who are creative, sensitive to our roots and culture, and visionary about our world. Through intellectual explorations across the universe of art, I hope our younger generation will be inspired to create new possibilities for Hong Kong. I trust that the all-rounded work that FIF engages in will bring exactly the kind of stimulation needed to make this possible.

Dr. Peter Lam Kin-ngok GBS

Chairman of Lai Sun Group

Our Chairman is a natural leader. Every one of FIF’s projects is unique, which is why the Foundation is so special. It’s not like a traditional charity – it doesn’t follow normal conventions. It’s this inventiveness that makes us all excited to be involved.

Antoine Zacharias

Chairman of ADV Investment

I support FIF because I believe that our members are a group committed to take action for good. Whether it be education, the arts or any community positive project, I know we’ll be able to address a variety of needs through this shared responsibility and under our Chairman’s capable leadership.

Empowering Members


Co-founder and Executive Director of Fantastic Natural Cosmetics Limited (FANCL) Co-founder and Managing Director of Gourmet Dining Group Limited

As a patron of the arts and a believer in nurturing young talent, it is my honour to serve such a distinguished charity that values Hong Kong's heritage while fostering a creative environment that benefits our youth and the community at large.

Supporting Members

Paulette Ho

Although the Foundation began with creative projects such as Lang Lang’s Young Scholars Program and the “Make Time for Giving” venture, we have the breadth of mission to move forward in any direction of value. That is one of the most exciting aspects of the charity. We respond to the needs of society, and we support a variety cause deserving of help.

Wendy Kwok

FIF is a paragon of proactive caring for our community in its multi-faceted contributions to the vital sectors of the arts, education and social services. Its charitable outreach is creative, unconventional and reflects the essence of a commitment to grasp the first initiative for the greater good.

David Rule

Founder & Managing Director of Serious Staging limited

I believe there is a lack of focus on developing creative skills in the young people of Hong Kong and too much emphasis on academic achievements. I support the Foundation because I believe it is seeking to address this imbalance and give the city’s children and citizens more opportunity to explore the arts.

Kenny Wong

Counsel of Hogan Lovells

Our Chairman has done the impossible by gathering the great and the good of Hong Kong to form the backbone of the First Initiative Foundation. Not only will these people help nurture the next generation of young musicians, designers and artists, but they will promote our city around the world and raise its profile as a thriving creative hub.

David Zacharias

CEO of ADV Investment

So many important people are willing to support the First Initiative Foundation because the Chairman has a brilliant track record with organising charity events. No matter how imaginative and ambitious her ideas are, you know FIF will always deliver, and deliver to the highest standards.

Hilary Tsui


My family and I completely support FIF’s mission to enrich the arts community of Hong Kong. Creativity connects us all and makes Hong Kong a unique city to be proud of. I look forward to working with FIF to help our local young talent achieve their dreams.

Young Members

Adrian Cheung

I am happy and proud to be part of FIF. Joining with my mother Chairman Michelle Ong and the other members to work on behalf of so many important causes is particularly inspiring to me. The opportunity to give back is invaluable.

Vincent Cheung

I feel it’s very meaningful to work together as a family for such a good cause. From creative endeavors to international outreach, we all want to contribute to helping our citizens and community.

Chloe Ho

As an artist, I feel very connected to Hong Kong’s creative scene and that is why I am happy to be part of a Foundation that promotes our City’s cultural vibrancy, supports our talented youth and, in general, aims to uplift all.

Geoffrey Kwok

FIF is working to charitably create programmes that not only directly benefit, but provide opportunities for continued growth of the recipients. For example, our design initiative with Hong Kong Polytechnic University supported students scholastically and gave them a continuing platform for creative growth. I am committed to this kind of extended outreach.

Lester Lam

The First Initiative Foundation gives us a chance to work together outside of the business world. It’s also nice to be able to work side by side on creative projects that are for good causes. I can see its huge value to society and I am happy to work with Michelle Ong and my father Peter Lam in support of important charitable initiatives.

Thomas Tsang

I believe in the mission of FIF so it’s exciting to work with our members on any project but even more so when it’s for a good cause. Even though I’m from a different generation, our Chairman Michelle Ong invites input from all the members and really listens to what we have to say. I am happy to work to benefit such community positive causes.

Hong Kong Youth Ambassador

Eason Chan


Meet the Team

Amanda Cheung

Managing Director

Natasha Li

General Manager