Camellia Chan Yahyagil
Camellia received her BA from Tufts University in Asian Studies and Anthropology, and her MA in Fashion Studies from the London College of Fashion. She has been working in her family’s Fashion Manufacturing business since graduation, which gives her ample opportunity to travel to meet with clients, scout for the latest trends, and work with suppliers. All this allows her to tie together her passion for people, travel, beautiful sights and things, all of which she draws inspiration from. Camellia’s curiosity about Jesus was first sparked off when she was in Primary 1. After many years of searching for purpose and meaning in life, she found real hope and direction when she committed her life to Christ in 2005. She and her husband have been blessed with a boy and a girl, and being able to bring the children up in Christ’s love has been the biggest reward and best investment. She walks closely alongside her entrepreneurial husband, as well as her parents and a group of like-minded friends who are eager to bring transformation to the marketplace. They have dedicated their respective businesses and workplace as platforms for Kingdom principles to be practiced. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Transform Our World Network (a part of the International Transformation Network), and an intercessory leader for the same group. Camellia is particularly excited about the opportunity to serve on the GCE board. She is committed to lift up first and foremost this pioneering group of schools, which is the training ground for future generations of leaders who will bear light and truth in a challenging world; secondly, the unique and precious people behind — the leaders, teachers and staff, students and families, who all come together like beautiful mosaic pieces creating an awesome picture; and most importantly, all praise and glory to God, for we are able to love because He first loved us.