The Board of Directors and Advisory Board at Sowers Exchange are made up of a diverse group of individuals from different industries, continents and walks of life. Together they bring not only the expertise to make this social enterprise a leader in the philanthropic and social responsibility space, but also the passion and dedication to impact communities in Asia.
Christopher S. Justice
Chris has more than 25 years of experience in Asia as an entrepreneur and a strategist in finance, the internet, media and education. Based in Hong Kong, he is currently the vice president of strategic initiatives for Janus Capital Group’s business outside the United States including Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
As the chairman of Sowers Exchange, Chris combines his experience as a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur, a business strategy advisor and a board director. He injects a CEO’s understanding of running a business with the financial expertise of an investor as well as the energy and focus of an entrepreneur.
With great compassion for the under-privileged, Bobby is passionate about the diverse ways that companies with corporate social responsibility programs can boost both society and businesses. His service is extensive. Bobby has negotiated with the Chinese government and local businesses to coordinate team efforts in earthquake-stricken Sichuan, and helped to build schools in Uganda.
Before joining Sowers Exchange, Bobby honed his client relationship and project management skills in a range of roles, including as an outreach missions leader, a business development director for a marketing-solutions firm, and an engineer for construction companies. Originally from Wales, Bobby’s work has taken him all over Asia.
As Managing Director for Sowers Exchange, Bobby is driven to help the impoverished and guide companies to tackle meaningful development programs. More than anything, Bobby enjoys seeing positive change for everyone he and SX serves.
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Lincoln focuses on conflict resolution, leadership development, and team-building in his unique role at Sowers Exchange. Based in Hong Kong since 1989, he brings rich and valuable experience from diverse contexts, such as his work with university students and young professionals in the Philippines, Taiwan and China.
As one indication of his commitment to service, Lincoln travels annually to the Middle East on a cross-cultural experience to boost mutual understanding and enhance team dynamics.
Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and Spanish, Lincoln holds a BA in psychology and mathematics, an MBA in managerial statistics, and a master of divinity in biblical Greek and Hebrew. Above all, he enjoys helping people find meaning and purpose in life.
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Lauren Tien is the sales director at G2000. Her professional experience includes several years in New York in both investment banking and an internet marketing and retail company. In 2002, she moved back to her native Hong Kong to support her family’s retail business.
Currently Lauren sits on the board of Sunrise Educational Fund, a ministry catering to China’s migrant workers, and the advisory committee of the Faith and Global Engagement Initiative at the University of Hong Kong.
She was educated in the U.K. and the U.S., and graduated from Yale University.
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Wendy is currently the business director for Roche Molecular Diagnostics, APAC. Wendy has more than 15 years of experience in health care from product development to commercial operations. Wendy worked in the US for more than 6 years and moved to Hong Kong covering Asia Pacific including both developed markets as well as resource limited markets in 2005. Wendy holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in Economics and Molecular Biology.
A former investment banker, Philo is passionate about doing good while doing well.
In 2011, he founded Asia Value Advisors, a socially-motivated advisory platform that helps individuals and organizations create positive social impact. More recently, he co-authored two reports: “Mind the Gap: Lessons and Findings from EngageHK” and “Adopting the London Principles: Policy Considerations to Grow Impact Investing in Hong Kong.” Philo received his MBA and MPA at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, an MS in industrial economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific, and a bachelor degree in physics and Computer Engineering at Ateneo University.
John is currently the head of human resources with ICBCI and has been working in the banking industry for 20 years. His distinguished career began with seven years in JP Morgan Chase’s investment banking decision before he transferred to human resources.
It was during his time in HR that he acquired wide-ranging expertise that has served Sowers Exchange especially well. John has worked in professional training, talent management, recruitment and business partnerships. Prior to his position at ICBCI, he worked at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.
JStuart wears many hats and all of them well. He is a systems architect and the founder of multiple successful companies. Stuart also possesses senior managerial and board level experience in a variety of multimillion dollar ventures.
His experience includes IT, investment banking, secure printing, packaging and consulting, and he has overseen strategy and brand sessions with the likes of Standard Chartered Bank, YAHOO! Microsoft, and Procter and Gamble.
Stuart holds a master’s in international relations and economics from St. Andrews University. He holds qualifications as a chartered public accountant an SFC/SFA.