Michele Lai is the Founder of Kids4Kids. She has over 10 years of experience in Hong Kong and Australia with multinationals including Toyota, Inchcape and Cable & Wireless HKT in strategic marketing and planning. Michele holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Curtin University, Western Australia. Based on the belief that our children are our future and we need to invest in all of them, Michele feels very fortunate to be able to give back to the community through her work with Kids4Kids and hopes to continue this volunteering career together with her children.
Kyran is the Chairman of KYSS Properties. Prior to setting up his own company, Kyran was one of the founders of Aedas, one of the world’s largest architectural groups, with 40 offices and over 2,500 employees worldwide. He was the Managing Director, Executive Director and Senior Director of Aedas Limited, and was the Project Director and Authorized Person responsible for numerous projects. During his tenure, the firm won numerous international and local awards in architectural design, interior design, quality project and building. Kyran contributes to over 70 voluntary, institutional and charity organisations in Hong Kong.
Shirley Kuan was previously an Investment Director of HSBC Private Equity with more than seven years of experience in investment and restructuring activities in Asia. Prior to this, she was a senior consultant with Ernst and Young. Shirley is a qualified Chartered Accountant in England and Wales and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. As a mother of two, Shirley believes that children should understand that there are many less fortunate children in this world and they can help to create a better life for them.
Brian is a corporate finance and capital markets lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience. In addition to his role as Credit Suisse’s investment banking counsel for Asia Pacific, Brian was also chairman of the company’s Hong Kong Charity Committee. Brian has since left to launch an industry-wide capital markets initiative. Brian holds a Master of Laws from New York University and a combined Bachelor of Arts and Laws from The University of Western Australia. Married with two children, Brian believes in nurturing children’s empathy towards those less fortunate and encouraging kids to act and make a difference.
Jack Lee was born in Hong Kong and moved to Montreal, Canada when he was six. In high school, Jack was involved in a variety of community service events and initiated several fundraising campaigns to benefit those affected by natural disasters. Upon his return to Hong Kong, whilst working in banking, he continues to be actively involved with various small-to-medium-sized charities, such as the Sakka Foundation, which he founded. Jack strongly believes that, given the right tools and guidance, youths have infinite capacity and creativity and can work together to create a positive impact throughout their lifetime.
Flora has been enthusiastic about participating varies charity operations and actively supports several domestic and international nonprofits organizations. In particular, she is passionate about supporting organizations that raise awareness and funding to help children, education, and women. She believes Kids4kids provides an excellent platform for young people to get involved in programs to inspire, while experience that they can make a difference in the lives of some less fortunate.