Time Auction is a charity that advocates volunteerism. We encourage volunteering with inspiring experiences, while connecting skilled-volunteers with NGOs.
By volunteering at any nonprofits, one can earn unique access to their passions — from learning to cook from Michelin-starred chefs to dining with inspiring entrepreneurs. With our volunteer community, we also match professionals who want to volunteer their talent with nonprofits that need those skills.
Time Auction is a registered charity in Hong Kong with reference number 91/15276 under the Inland Revenue Ordinance.
We envision a world where everyone integrates volunteering as part of their lifestyle, and has an equal opportunity to learn from their role models.
Board of Directors
Aaron is the Founder of Dash Living - the new generation of rental solution in Hong Kong for urban professionals. Through Dash Suites, Coliving, Hotels, and Dashare, Dash Living's mission is to create a global accommodation community through sharing economies and tech, empowering today's hyper-mobile, tech-savvy millennials to live in the most expensive cities in the world.
Aaron is a serial entrepreneur redefining how millennials rent premium and all-inclusive yet affordable serviced accommodation. Starting his first business at age 17, Aaron is a Forbes 30Under30 Entrepreneur, Investor & Philanthropist with a string of successful startups in his track record such as uBuyiBuy (acquired by Groupon in 2010), Mydress.com, Snapask and Time Auction.
At a personal level, Aaron is a white collar boxer, a regular mentor for our next generation entrepreneurs at Time Auction and is a supporter of a more sustainable future by practicing “Green Mondays.”
After spending 6 years as COO of the Market Development Division and Senior Vice President in the Group CFO's Office, Sandra is currently Head of Business Management at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX). Prior to joining HKEX, she spent 10 years in investment banking, with her last role as Executive Director of Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division, covering the consumer retail sector in the Greater China area.
Sandra is passionately involved in social and diversity-related initiatives in Hong Kong and was recognised for her accomplishments and efforts with the "Young Achiever of the Year" award by the American Chamber of Commerce Women of Influence Awards in 2016. In addition to Time Auction, Sandra also sits on the boards of Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong as well as the Ebenezer School & Home for the Visually Impaired. Outside of work (both professional and charity), Sandra enjoys watersports, as well as cooking and eating -- having graduated from both the Basic Cuisine and Basic Patisserie courses at Le Cordon Bleu, Sydney.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sandra was brought up in the local school system before leaving for high school in the US and later receiving her BSc in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Suet Yi Wong is the Co-founder of Time Auction, a tech-enabled charity connecting you with inspiring mentors while encouraging volunteerism.
By day, Suet Yi is Account Manager at MeeOpp. Previously, she was sales at Bloomberg where she spearheaded and organised its inaugural Hedge Fund Forum in Hong Kong. A global citizen who has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States, Suet Yi is an avid traveler, health and mindfulness enthusiast.
She graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Fion Leung is the Co-founder of Time Auction, a tech-enabled charity that connects you with inspiring leaders while encouraging volunteerism.
Started as a side project in 2014, Time Auction quickly gained traction among generous donors and young adults. Time Auction became a registered charity in Hong Kong in early 2017 with Fion dedicating herself full-time to the charity and is now leading the international expansion, operations, and continuing the mission to make volunteering a fulfilling and vital part of people’s lives.
Prior to Time Auction, Fion was Product Evangelist at a media startup, Notey, and Analyst at Barclays after graduating from HKUST with a degree in Business Administration.
Ivy joined Time Auction in 2017 to help manage events, run day-to-day operations, and maximize their community impact. Outside work, you’ll probably find her spending time with her 8 cats, a rabbit and a fish at home!
Inspired by the idea of integrating volunteerism into daily life, Ivy started volunteering in high school to re-home abandoned animals. After attaining her Bachelor of Arts from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, she spent another 4 years working for an INGO, OneSky, helping orphaned children in China.
In her spare time, she runs an animal charity with a group of awesome animal lovers. So if you're looking for a furry friend, Ivy is the person to talk to!
Annissa joined Time Auction in 2020 to lead the Skilled-Volunteers Matching Program, connecting NGOs and charities with volunteers that could assist their operations with their skills — From graphic designer to social media marketer and many more!
Annissa discovered her passion in hospitality as she finds satisfaction in connecting and helping people. Since graduating from University of Surrey with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Hospitality Management, she has then devoted her career within the startup industry, gaining experiences in operations, events and HR management.
In her spare time, she is training and working towards becoming an ACC Certified Coach in hopes to provide such services to NGOs and charities. A cause very close to her heart is raising awareness on mental health and destigmatising mental illness especially within Asian cultures.
If you’re an organisation that supports mental health, feel free to get in touch with Annissa and ask her for help!
Catherine joined Time Auction in 2022 to lead the Incentives Program by engaging with community partners from corporates, SMEs, studios, and media to all kinds of stakeholders. She also leads marketing initiatives and assists on projects to advocate volunteerism!
Catherine would love to contribute her skills in creating an impact that delivers inspiring messages. Prior to joining Time Auction, she was a producer in local non-profit media for documentaries and live shows. Apart from media experience, she was also proactive in business development by engaging the local community and building strategic partnerships in a global athletic apparel brand.
In her spare time, she is a yoga instructor who believes that yoga practice was not just about our physical body but actually a tool for helping us to love ourselves from in and out.
Shirley loves to develop meaningful connections, which has been a valuable trait in her life both personally and professionally. Prior to joining Time Auction, she was proactive marketing and corporate communication specialist in retail, entertainment and PR industry with over 7 years of experience, including one of the leading bedding brands in Hong Kong.
Shirley found her satisfaction and passion in volunteering by her experience as a Community Service Director at Rotaract Club of Kowloon Golden Mile in 2016 - 2017, mainly to plan and organize Elderly Visits and Children Service events. She then continued to work with nonprofits in her previous companies by driving collaborations and campaigns, such as Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundations, Little Life Warriors Society, Crossroads Foundation, Society for Abandoned Animals and more.
Shirley joined Time Auction in 2022 to help growing our incentives & skilled volunteering matching program by engaging with community partners from corporates, mentors, media to all kind of stakeholders. She also leads marketing initiatives and assist on campaigns to advocate volunteerism.
Fun fact: Shirley loves watching horror movies to relax and de-stress!
Melody joined Time Auction in 2022 to lead the Skilled-Volunteers Matching Program, connecting NGOs and charities with volunteers that could assist their operations with skills and expertises ranging from designing, mentoring, fundraising and more!
Melody’s personal motto is ‘be the change you wish to see in the world’. Having experience in hospitality and healthcare industry, she found her passion in spreading happiness and helping people around. Through her work at Time Auction, she wishes to empower more people, especially youths to understand their capacity to build a better community together.
Outside of work, Melody enjoys making and sharing music (as her name suggests!) She is a choirster at a charitable organization and plays piano and ukulele during her free time. Get in touch with her if you are a fan of musicals too!
William Du has been a seasoned real estate professional, having worked respectively in Swire Properties, New World Development (K11 Concepts Limited) and Hang Lung Properties. He joined as a management trainee, having rotated to different cities in Greater China region to execute business strategies, led leasing activities (retail mall and office) and assisted to management. He's currently the Committee Member of Urban Land Institute in Hong Kong.
In his extra time, William is passionate about social services, youth network and charities, serving as the Partnership Director of Time Auction, a registered charity to empower youth learning and promote volunteerism. He holds a strong interest in entrepreneurship and innovation, being the co-founder of Kairos Society HK Chapter and the regional consultant for APEC China Business Council’s Global Youth Innovation Community. He is the Fellow of Dragon 100, an ethnic Chinese youth leadership network under Hong Kong Dragon Foundation and the Deputy Convener of the Youth Think-tank I.D.E.A.S of HK Federations of Youth Groups. William is the HK Immediate Past Curator of the Global Shapers Community under World Economic Forum and serves on its Global Advisory Council as a Member on Hub Engagement.
William obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with First-Class Honors, and Master of Laws from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with the Dean’s List. He attended a Senior Executive Education program from Tsinghua University in Beijing. He has also visited Harvard University, Stanford University, York University for exchange scholar programs and was named the NextGen Ambassador for Committee of 100 in the US, a Fellow and an Alumni Ambassador of Clinton Global Initiative under Clinton Foundation.
Carol has diverse experiences on multiple disciplines and had gained experiences in various industries on project development and management. Her projects include development of apps and programs in start-ups and international consultancy firm, delivery of exhibitions and events, designing of campaigns for public body and private companies, as well as setting up QA system and flagship outlets in mainland China for an international F&B group.
In her day job, Carol is an assistant manager of a public body. She is also a natural care giver and heavily involved in different charitable organisations in her spare time. She is one of the most active walk leaders in ImpactHK, the core team of Breadline (the first public digital food rescue platform in HK), as well as serves in other organisations such as Dear Hong Kong project. Despite of the pandemic, she volunteered more than 220 hours in 2020.
Carol holds a Bachelor Degree in Hotel and Catering Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is currently taking a TCM health management Master program.
Impact Advisor, Manager at Chen Yidan Foundation
A researcher at heart and by training, Nupur has long been an advocate for responsible business practices and conscious philanthropic endeavours to achieve long-term needs of the communities that each serves. She staunchly believes that “doing good” doesn’t go far enough if it doesn’t lead to measurable and sustainable impact. Having lived, studied, and worked in 3 major hubs around the world over the last 10 years, she is attuned to the myriad ways in which public and private sectors measure, respond, and use impact analysis to bank on their productivity.
At the Chen Yidan Foundation, she implements this mindset for their global partnerships.
Christina is a Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners and in charge of global capital markets activities and is Co-Chair of Alternative Investments. She works closely with limited partners relating to capital raising and new product developments. Gaw Capital is a real estate private equity firm and has raised six commingled funds targeting the Greater China and APAC since 2005. The firm also manages value-add/opportunistic funds in Vietnam and the US, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund, a European hospitality fund and also provides services for separate account direct investments globally. The firm has over USD$ 30.7 billion in AUM as of Q1 2021. She also serves as Executive Director of Pioneer Global Group (0224.HK) and Independent Non-executive Director and Member of the Finance and General Committee and the Sustainability Committee of CLP Holdings Limited (0002.HK).
Prior to joining Gaw Capital, Christina had an investment banking career with Goldman Sachs and UBS as Managing Director for over 15 years, with responsibilities as Head of Asia Equities Distribution and as Head of APAC Capital Introduction team within Prime Brokerage. She has deep experience in covering some of the largest institutional investors globally.
Christina is also active in community and educational sector capacity work in Hong Kong. She is currently an honorary advisor of Hong Kong PropTech Association, a board member of InspiringHK Sports Foundation and an advisor of Teach for Hong Kong, Time Auction, finance committee member and board member of Hong Kong International School, board member of Stellart International School of Arts, executive committee vice chairwoman of St. Paul’s Co-educational College Alumni Association, corporate member of the Cheltenham Ladies College UK, school supervisor for TWGHs S. C. Gaw Memorial College and the council member of Lingnan University, Hong Kong. She has also served as the board member of The Women’s Foundation for over 10 years from 2009 to 2019 and the board treasurer of The Hong Kong Ballet Group from 2010 to 2017.
Christina received her B.S in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, California.
Growth Advisor, Partner at Inspect Element
A battle-tested entrepreneur, Christopher has built and scaled software reaching tens of millions of people. At Bowtie and Snapask, he led product growth initiatives and built growth teams that have resulted in rapid growth in subscription and loyalty.
Communicator. Educator. Connector. Angie Lau is an award-winning global journalist and business thought leader based in Asia’s most dynamic business hub Hong Kong, and co-founded Forkast.News -- a digital media platform that focuses on all things blockchain, where she is Chief and Lead Anchor. She is a professional emcee, moderator, and sought-after speaker at top financial, leadership, economic and blockchain conferences in the world.
Angie was most recently was one of Bloomberg Television's key anchors. She is also a renowned speaker, and shares her talents with AAJA Asia Chapter, FCC, The Women’s Foundation and other organizations where she serves as mentor and advisor. Angie currently serves on the Executive Committee, Canadian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong and on the Board of AAJA Asia. Angie has given speeches and leadership talks to groups such as The Women’s Foundation, Harvey Nash Women’s Directorship Program, and Pinsent Masons. She has media trained and helped framed strategic communications for CEOs and founders of startups to high-level executives from Walmart, UBS, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Horizons Ventures, and others. Her TEDx Talk “I Am Not Supposed to Be Here” was turned into a TED Ed Lesson for its global audience of 6.7 million followers.
She is a valued past Correspondent Board Governor at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Hong Kong, and she serves on advisory board for JMSC at HKU. As such, she remains an influential voice among international media colleagues and peers in the APAC region and abroad.
Ming Wai Lau
Mr Ming Wai Lau is the Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, an independent policy think tank.
Mr Lau holds LLB, LLM, and PhD degrees from King’s College London and the London School of Economics, University of London. His PhD dissertation was published as a book by Oxford University Press in 2011. He was a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Law School in 2014 and has been re-appointed for the 2015-2016 academic year. He is also a registered attorney in the State of New York and a CFA Charterholder.
Mr Lau is active in public affairs both in Hong Kong and the mainland China. In Hong Kong, he is the Chairman of Commission on Youth, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Ocean Park Corporation, Council Member of City University of Hong Kong, a non-official member of Commission on Poverty, a non-official member of Commission on Strategic Development, and a member of Financial Infrastructure SubCommittee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee. In China, he is currently a member of the Sichuan Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an Honorary Trustee of Peking University and a Board Member of University of International Business and Economics.
Mr Lau is also in charge of his family’s Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust, which has made many generous donations to academic institutions in Hong Kong, mainland China, and overseas for the promotion of education. In 2007, the Trust disbursed a total of HK$100 million to Peking University, China Education Development Foundation, and the University of International Business and Economics. In 2011, City University of Hong Kong received a HK$125 million gift from the Trust.
After a well-established senior career in financial and investigative due diligence and financial advisory, Eugenia re-focused efforts on strategic and venture philanthropy, social innovation and social entrepreneurship in 2016. As the former CEO of a Hong Kong NGO focused on venture philanthropy and impact investment, Eugenia advised social enterprise start-ups, addressing environmental, social inclusion and active ageing challenges in Hong Kong. Eugenia remains closely involved in the local social sector through various partnerships with selected government-funded incubators, private foundations and key stakeholders in Hong Kong’s impact sector. Core themes in her work are fundraising for social purpose organisations, programme design and impact advisory.
Heather is a SEO & Digital Marketing consultant who helps businesses get exposure online. She's been working in the digital marketing field for over 6 years, helping companies across different industries to get meaningful traffic and results online.
At The Executive Centre, Heather led SEO growth initiatives to increase the company's online presence and increase online leads in 30+ cities.
James E. Thompson, is the Chairman and Founder of the Crown Worldwide Group of Companies. Crown Worldwide is a logistics company performing various types of warehousing and transportation services throughout the world. The Crown Group is the largest privately owned company in the field of international removals and warehousing with over 265 worldwide locations in almost 60 countries around the world. Crown is also a leader in the field of document management with 32 million cartons of business documents managed from its worldwide facilities.
Mr. Thompson serves as Chairman or as a Board member of numerous charitable organizations. His particular interests are charities related to children, cancer, education and art. He is the Chairman of the Asian Youth Orchestra, The Honorary President of the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, is on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army.
Roy is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kam Ping group of companies, a single family office focused on real estate and private equity investments. He serves as a board member on a number of private companies.
Prior to joining Kam Ping in 2013, Roy previously served as Executive Director in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs. He has over a decade of experience in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, primarily focused on mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance in London and Hong Kong.
Roy graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA and MA in Economics and continues to actively support his alumni community of Winchester College, Queens’ College and the University of Cambridge. Particular areas of interest include mental health, mentorship, climate change, environmental sustainability, organisational strategy and fundraising.
Stephen S.Y. Wong
A senior executive with over 20 years of general management and working experience in 5 international cities - Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, San Francisco, and Hanoi.
A leading design thinking evangelist, corporate practitioner, and educator in Asia. Frequent speaker and mentor in the startup and innovation communities.
Stephen specializes in strategic planning, loyalty marketing, CRM, analytics, insight-driven innovation, eCommerce, sales, digital marketing.
Stephen’s management style can be characterized as being stakeholder-centric with his focus and belief in driving innovation through insights and empowerment. He blends technology, business and customer focus in driving contribution and creativity forward. In the past two years, he has dedicated his time in researching how large corporations drive innovation and overcome their execution challenges.
Stephen also deeply cares about the communities that he belongs, he serves extensively in Hong Kong in the innovation and entrepreneur space, a frequent speaker and mentor in Hong Kong. He serves as a mentor, curator or judge at Blueprint, Metta, Hong Kong Startup Council and Cyberport. He also actively supports his alumni community of Stanford Graduate School of Business & Michigan State University.
Stephen is also an Asian Football Association Licensed coach, assisted and coached the San Francisco Viking Travel Team and U18 side of Singapore Premier League team Geyland United in the past. He also has a keen interest in deploying affordable technology in grassroots sports, during his time at Stanford University, conducted research on the deployment of technology in team sports under the supervision of Stanford GSB Professor George Foster.
Roy is a serial entrepreneur and investor with extensive experience in consumer products, e-commerce, technology and travel. Roy is an Executive Director of Kallimount Capital HK Limited, and a Venture Partner of Ion Pacific Limited - a global special opportunities asset management company that seeks to provide creative solutions in the venture capital ecosystem beyond the limits of traditional equity capital.
Prior to that Roy brings more than 15 years of experience in banking and finance, specialising in corporate finance, equity / equity-linked capital markets and investor relations. Previously with Deutsche Bank and HSBC, Roy played leading roles in numerous high profile Asia ex-Japan IPO’s, private equity exits, M&A financing and corporate restructuring transactions across multiple industries.
Roy is actively involved in the non-profit community in a consulting capacity through Asian Charity Services. A fitness fanatic himself, Roy has particular interest in NGO work in sports, youth, equality and environmental sustainability.
Born and raised in Hong Kong before leaving for school in the UK, Roy is an alumnus of Winchester College, UK and holds a BA Hon degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from The Queen’s College, Oxford University.
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