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- Starting at 10 Volunteer Hours -

Meet Syaru Shirley Lin, Political Economist

This auction has ended. It collected 181 volunteer hours.
Dinner with Shirley (9 Dec)

It will be held at the Hive Wanchai at 7:15-9:30pm on 9 Dec 2019.

Meet Shirley, who's one of the first investors in Alibaba, retired as the youngest female partner at Goldman Sachs and now a professor in global political economy at CUHK.


Shirley is Compton Visiting Professor in World Politics at the Miller Center of Public Policy at the University of Virginia and also on the faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also teaches at Tsinghua University (Beijing) and National Chengchi University (Taipei). Her book, Taiwan’s China Dilemma, on the impact of the evolution of Taiwanese national identity on cross-Strait economic policy was published by Stanford University Press in 2016 and in Chinese in 2019. Prof. Lin is currently working on the high income trap in East Asia. Her commentaries frequently appear in both English and Chinese media. She graduated from Harvard College and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong.

Previously, she was a partner at Goldman Sachs, where she led the firm’s private equity and venture capital efforts in Asia. She spearheaded the firm’s investments in many technology start-ups and was a founding board member of the Alibaba Group and the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation. She also specialized in the privatization of state-owned enterprises in China and Singapore. Prof. Lin currently serves on the boards of Goldman Sachs Asia Bank, Langham Hospitality Investments, and Mercuries Life Insurance. She is also a director of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and was appointed by the Hong Kong government a member of the Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation.

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All volunteer hours must be completed during 1 July 2019 to 30 November 2019.

Cost per person is HK$150 (Full-time students aged 25 or below)/ HK$250 (General Participants) to support the running costs of our charity and our mission to make volunteerism mainstream.

Dinner will be held at the Hive Wanchai on 9 December 2019 at 7:15pm to 9:30pm.

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Our Wan Chai space offers a fabulous, welcoming and friendly coworking space that has been carefully laid out to encourage new connections and creative energy across five floors and a beautiful outdoor sun terrace that’s perfect for lunch, informal meetings and is where we hold many of our community events.

Dinner with Shirley (9 Dec)

It will be held at the Hive Wanchai at 7:15-9:30pm on 9 Dec 2019.

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