Mr Francis Hon
Director. Asia and Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation Initiatives, University of Chicago, Hong Kong
Francis is the Director, Asia and Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation Initiatives of The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex, The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong. He heads up the University’s effort in providing programming and scholarships for the social sector in Hong Kong, including overseeing the Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation. Francis is a veteran developer of projects, with a passion in mobilizing organizational resources in creating impact. Francis began his career in the Hong Kong Government and the nonprofit sector, before spending 6 years as a Trust Relationship Manager at the HSBC Private Bank, where he managed over 40 foundations and charitable trusts, giving advice on philanthropy and grant-making strategies, and handling all aspects of foundation and trust management including structuring, finance and compliance. Before joining the University of Chicago, he was a Charities Manager at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, responsible for planning and evaluating education and youth projects. Francis graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Philosophy major. He also has Bachelor of Laws and Master of Science in Social and Cultural Theory degrees. Francis is involved in a number of nonprofit and education organizations. He is Council Member of St. Paul’s College, his alma mater. He is also Board Chairman of SingFest, which stages choral performances and organizes choral-related education programs. He is Honorary Treasurer of YCWH Trust, a foundation that funds education initiatives.