Kenny Cheung is the Programme Executive for The Yeh Family Philanthropy. He manages the foundation’s operations, including flagship programme Nurturing Social Minds, a partnership with the HK government’s SIE Fund that social entrepreneurship courses at three Hong Kong universities.
Before entering philanthropy, Kenny embarked on extended travels through the developing world to work with microfinance institutions and social entrepreneurs to alleviate poverty at the grassroots level. While researching the Grameen social businesses in Bangladesh, he co-founded The Hong Kong and Bangladesh Friendship Society, initiating and executing community development projects in northern villages and the slums of Dhaka.
Kenny previously worked with HSBC as Vice President in the International Corporates division, managing a portfolio of customers with combined banking facilities of over USD100 million. He holds a BCom from the University of Toronto.