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Meet Gene Yu, CEO of Blackpanda Group

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Lunch with Gene (21 Sept 2019)

Lunch will be held at the Hive Wanchai on 21 Sept 2019 at 12:15pm to 2:30pm.

Meet Gene, CEO of Blackpanda, former U.S. Army Special Forces officer and author, who rescued Chang An-wei, the hostage held by Abu Sayyaf rebels in 2013.


Gene Yu is the CEO of Blackpanda Group, a special risk insurance and consulting company with a presence in Hong Kong, Singapore and Manila. Gene graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in Computer Studies in the top 5% of his class, and was also the Brigade Open Boxing Middleweight Champion. After graduating, Gene served in Korea and Japan as a U.S. Army Armor officer and Special Forces officer (Green Beret). Gene deployed for two tours in the southern Philippines and two tours in Iraq as a special forces commander, leading teams ranging from 2-3 men to 500 men on over 200 combat missions. He also spent numerous months in various other countries in the Middle East and Southeast Asia on clandestine missions.

After leaving military service in 2009, Gene studied international economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and prior to founding Blackpanda, worked at Palantir Technologies and Credit Suisse. Gene is also the author of the three-volume, semi-fictional book series titled “Yellow Green Beret: Stories of an Asian-American Stumbling Around U.S. Army Special Forces”.

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All volunteer hours must be completed during 1 March 2019 to 13 September 2019.

Cost per person is HK$100 (Full-time students aged 25 or below)/ HK$200 (General Participants) to support the running costs of our charity and our mission to make volunteerism mainstream.

Lunch will be held at the Hive Wanchai on 21 September 2019 at 12:15pm to 2:30pm.

Lunch with Gene (21 Sept 2019)

Lunch will be held at the Hive Wanchai on 21 Sept 2019 at 12:15pm to 2:30pm.

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