Esther joined the Board of Generations Christian Education in September 2010. She has a background in education, having taught and served in local and international institutions, at the primary and tertiary levels. Born and raised in the USA, she majored in Psychology and Chinese Studies before earning a Masters degree in International Education at Harvard University. As a board certified Coach, she considers it all joy to couple her passion for learning, life, loving and leadership with her vision to raise up the next generation of leaders. In addition to coaching and consulting, she has led studies for mothers and women’s groups as well as helped to establish parenting programs to encourage and equip parents to nurture the spiritual development of their own children.
Esther is married to Paul and they enjoy the adventure of raising two “super-heroes in training” in the bustling concrete jungle of Hong Kong.
I am thrilled to serve and contribute to expanding Christian education in Hong Kong. I have no greater joy than to know that my children walk in the truth.
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.
She and her husband have been blessed with one girl and two boys, 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). Camellia is particularly excited about the opportunity to serve on the Generations 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.
Most importantly, all praise and glory to God, for we are able to love because He first loved us.
James was born in Hong Kong but shortly after being born, his parents moved to the U.K where his father pursued postgraduate studies. He subsequently grew up in the UK and proceeded to set up a simple family life in Birmingham whilst living out his childhood dream of being a secondary school teacher. After 7 years of teaching, James and his wife Christina were called into full-time ministry and left their careers to serve their home church and a few years later, God called James and his family to Hong Kong in December, 2018.
He had never imagined to be living in the city that his parents grew up in, and now, he is here with his own family! James is an Advisory Pastor at Kong Fok Church and also Executive Director of Hong Kong Young Life (a missions organisation focused on introducing Jesus to the next generation). Having spent most of his life abroad, he now embraces the calling to serve the city that is in deep need of God’s love and leadership.
James and his wife Christina have two beautiful, crazy and goofy children: Reuben-Joel and Alicia-Jay.
Rebecca currently serves as COO at Mother’s Choice, a local charity serving the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong, overseeing the internal organisation including frontline services, finance and operations. She joined the Mother’s Choice Executive Leadership team in 2016 to lead the finance team. Prior to Mother’s Choice, Rebecca had nearly two decades of experience in the finance industry including serving as a Managing Director, Head of Asia Commodities at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Previously she ran the corporate strategy function at HKEx looking after strategic planning and acquisition strategy.
Prior to joining HKEx in 2010, Rebecca worked in the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Trinity College, a master’s degree in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics, and completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. A passionate believer in social engagement, she consults for a variety of NGOs on their fundraising, strategic planning. In 2016, Rebecca received the “Asian Women’s Leadership Award” from China Daily. Rebecca has lived in Hong Kong for over 15 years, is married to Damien, and has a young son and daughter.
Philip is a partner of a real estate development company, focusing on developing entry-level homes and pursuing urban renewal opportunities. He received his BSc from the Statler School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, where he concentrated in real estate finance. Prior to taking on his current role in 2010, Philip worked in investment banks in New York City, Tokyo and Hong Kong for 13 years, with a focus on originating and structuring real estate-related private equity investments, formulating investment strategies for real estate investment funds, and restructuring distressed assets in Asia.
Philip joined the Board of Generations Christian Education in 2014. He was baptised when he was a teenager, but it was not until 2009 when Philip fully committed himself to Christ through the Alpha course. Since then, Philip and his wife have been passionate in sharing the gospel, first by organising small home group gatherings with friends and relatives, and later through leading small groups in the Alpha Course. He is a fervent roof-top farmer, is married to Genevia and has three young children, all of them are currently attending a Generations school.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Mr. Andy Tung serves as Managing Partner of QBN Management Limited since the 1st of January 2020, focusing on investments in technology and innovation.
Mr. Tung was Chief Executive Officer of Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL) from July 2012 till August 2018, and was re-designated as co-Chief Executive Officer of OOCL from August 2018 after OOCL was acquired. Since the 1st of January 2020, he serves as a non-Executive Director of Orient Overseas International Limited, the parent company of OOCL.
Mr. Tung is also currently an independent non-Executive director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. He is also a member of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development.
Mr. Tung holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Princeton University, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Stanford University in the U.S.
David joined the Board of Generations Christian Education in October 2019. David is originally from Minnesota and spent time in Toronto, Washington DC, New York, Tokyo and Philadelphia before coming to Hong Kong which he has called his home for over 10 years now. David holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MBA, JD and MA, which he undertook concurrently, from the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied in Tokyo at Waseda University and Sophia University. David is a partner and a dual-qualified New York and Hong Kong lawyer in private practice at a US law firm here in Hong Kong.
David is married to Jing and they have three children, Dagny (an alumna), Annette (a current student) and Doug (a prospective student) of Generations.
I am inspired to give back to Generations because they have given so much to my children. “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
Beau joined the Board of Generations Christian Education in December 2015. Although born in the US, Beau spent many of his early years in Taiwan where he lived with his family for 10 years prior to gaining his B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration focused on management information systems with minor studies in Chinese and Computer Science.
For 14 years, Beau has worked for Accenture where he serves as a management consulting executive with a background in business growth and strategy in the areas of development, partnerships technology ecosystem initiatives, sales, marketing and service serving a number of global organizations. He has worked across the US, UK and now Hong Kong where he moved with his family in 2010. Beau is married to Valerie, and their two children both attend Generations schools.
It is truly an honour to serve and support the development and growth of our future generation through Generations Christian Education – …“Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
Sonia is trained as a corporate and finance attorney. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her JD from Georgetown University Law Center. Sonia has worked in private law firms in New York City, San Francisco and Tokyo. She has also worked as in-house counsel for the Tokyo office of a U.S. company covering legal matters Asia-wide.
In December 2008, Sonia moved back to Hong Kong with her family after having been away for almost 25 years. Sonia is currently working as in-house counsel at a bank.
Sonia served as co-chair of the Board of Generations Christian Education since February 2010 till September 2018 and remains a vital member. She also serves on the Executive Committee governing The Child Development Center, which provides early intervention services for children with developmental or special educational needs, and the Board of Governors of Branksome Hall Asia, an international school on Jeju Island in South Korea. Sonia is married to Jong and they have two children.
We pray that each of the children coming through our schools would grow to their fullest potential in spirit and intellect as God intends for them.
Dr. Szeto Wing-fu Ricky has been the General Manager and Executive Director of Hung Fook Tong Group Holdings Limited since 1999. Dr. Szeto is currently a Practice Professor of the School of Accounting and Finance, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Dr. Szeto has won numerous accolades during his career, including a Capital Leaders of Excellence 2007 Award. He is appointed by the government and its agencies to serve a member of various public service committees, including the Committee on Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board, the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities, the Committee on Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Social Welfare Advisory Committee and Industry Training Advisory Committee. Dr. Szeto is currently a Member of the Executive Committee, and the Chairperson of Committee on Social Enterprise and Employment of the Society of The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation. He is also the chairman of the Hong Kong Professional and Educational Service (HKPES).