Jessica Tam is the Head of Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC) of the HKCSS, the first tripartite platform in Hong Kong promoting social entrepreneurship and innovation. In past decade the platform has been supporting over 250 social enterprises, covering almost 40% of total number of SEs in the city.
Over past 12 years, Jessica has been spearheading a wide range of innovative initiatives in collaboration with the government, business and NGO partners. Those initiatives include the establishment of SEBC, Good Goods Social Enterprise Product Trading Platform, SE Directory and Landscape Study, ACT Social Awareness Network, DBS Social Enterprise Advancement Grant, Good Point Social Enterprise Lifestyle Hub, and Impact Incubator, one of the first Intermediaries of the Government’s Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fund.
Jessica is the member of the SE Summit’s Organizing Committee, Social Enterprise Challenge’s Advisory Committee and the Youth Affairs Committee (Central and Western District) of the Home Affairs Department. In 2018 Jessica received the commendation from the Secretary for Home Affairs for her ongoing contribution to the social enterprise sector.
Jessica majored in Sociology, minored in Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and graduated with first class honor. She then received her M. Phil degree with a research focus on cyberspace and self-identity. Jessica also graduated from the executive programmes of INSEAD Business School and Stanford University on social entrepreneurship and non-profit management. Prior to her current position, Jessica served as a Research Officer in the HKCSS and tertiary institutes.