One Mission: Two Companies
Board of Directors
Bobby TseThe Sowers Exchange Board: Chairman of the board: Bobby Tse After serving for eight years as Managing Director, Bobby was elected as Chairman of the Board in 2018. With great compassion for the under-privileged, Bobby is a 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 Sower 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 London, Bobby’s work has taken him all over Asia. As the Chairmen of the Board, Bobby is driving Sowers Exchange to Both Serve the impoverished and to guide companies to tackle meaningful development programs. More than anything, Bobby enjoys seeing positive change for everyone he and SX serves.
Gary A. Morris
Gary A. Morris
Gary A. MorrisMember, Board of Directors and Managing Director: Gary A. Morris Gary and his wife, Susan, moved from Dallas, Texas to Hong Kong to be close to their son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons. In Hong Kong, Gary has served on the Boards of three NGOs and serves as an Elder at Island ECC. Additionally, he was on the staff of Asian Charity Services, Limited and has provided philanthropic consulting service through his consulting company. In Dallas, Gary spent over 30 years providing financial advice to individuals, families, corporations, qualified pension plans and non-profit organizations. It was in serving his clients' philanthropic objectives that he became involved with non-profit charitable organizations. In addition to serving on the Boards of over 15 non-profits, he founded and managed the North Texas Ethics Association. Gary holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Union College. He holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation from the American College.
Lauren TienMember, Board of Directors: Lauren Tien Lauren is currently senior director at the G2000 Group. 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.
Claus KwonMember, Board of Directors: Claus Kwon Claus Kwon has 20 years experience in management and leadership, and has lived in four countries in Asia. In his current role at Bloomberg, he is responsible for managing the team and planning the strategy for content acquisition across the region. Passionate about equality, Claus also sits on the Bloomberg Women’s Committee, which is part of the Diversity and Inclusion Group. Claus’ other professional interests include advising start-ups and learning about the psychology behind people management.
Andrew SumMember, Board of Directors: Andrew Sum Throughout his career, Andrew has led various teams and initiatives, whether at work, in sports or in the community. As Head of Private Banking, North Asia at Barclay’s Wealth and Investment, Andrew led the M&A process by Bank of Singapore (OCBC Group) in 2016 before retiring in 2017. Andrew's career began in 1994 when he joined Lloyd's Bank as a trainee after graduating from Cardiff University. He spent the next 19 years with Coutts & Co. Hong Kong (RBS Group) in various leadership roles covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia. Outside of work, Andrew is an avid sportsman in rugby, dragonboat and running. Between 2003-2011, he was elected to the board of the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) as Director of Development and Honorary Secretary. He currently serves as a committee member of its Community Foundation and is a Life Member at the HKRU for his contributions to Hong Kong's rugby community. In 2005, Andrew co-founded a dragonboat ministry named Ark for Island ECC, where he continues to coach and mentor young leaders. In 2011, Andrew co-founded Club Balance and its iconic Victoria to Peak Challenge (VTP) event, a 10km race from Star Ferry in Central to Victoria Peak, promoting work-life balance amongst busy professionals.
Lincoln LooMember, Board of Directors: Lincoln focuses on conflict resolution, leadership development, and team-building. Based in Hong Kong since 1989, he brings rich and valuable experience from diverse contexts such as working with university students and young professionals in the Philippines, Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. One indication of his commitment to service, Lincoln travels regularly to the Middle East on a cross-cultural experience that boosts mutual understanding and enhanced dynamics. Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish, Lincoln earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Masters in Business Administration in managerial statistics and a Masters in Divinity in biblical Greek and Hebrew. Above all, he enjoys helping people find meaning and purpose in life.
Philo AltoAdvisers: Philo Alto Philo is the CEO of Asia Value Advisors ( AVA), a purpose-driven philanthropy and impact investing advisory firm based in Hong Kong that seeks to inform and inspire individuals and organizations to create sustainable impacts. Among his work include successfully advising the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust on the program curated for its inaugural Philanthropy for Better Cities forum in September 2016 attracting over 1300 delegates and 60 globally-renowned speaker; convening a Foundation Philanthropy Roundtable in engaging leading foundation leaders to explore what’s next in creating sustainable value; and co-organizing an impact investing forum with the Rockefeller Foundation foe East and South East Asia. Philo previously co-authored two publications: “Mind the Gap: Lessons and Finding from EngageHK” and “Adopting the London Principles: Policy Considerations to Grow impact Investing in Hong Kong”. His work has been cited and published in the media such as the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Alliance magazine, and The Power of Impact Investing Book by Judith Rodin formerly of the Rockefeller Foundation. Philo received his MBA and MPA at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. His voluntary engagements include serving as director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong, director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong Educational Fund, global advisor of Social Ventures Hong Kong and officer of the HBS association of Hong Kong.
Stuart CorbyAdvisers: Stuart Corby Stuart 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 Joint Masters Degrees in international relations and economics from St. Andrews University. He sat his chartered public accountant exams in Hong Kong and held various trading qualifications with the SFC & SFA.
SX Foundation Board:
Jeff RyanSX foundation Board: Jeff Ryan Jeff is Managing Director, Client advisor for UBS Wealth Management APAC focused on serving ultra high net worth individuals from Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. Jeff received a Masters in business Administration in International Fiance from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Stanford University. Jeff serves his community in a number of ways, including: Chairman, Sunrise Educational Foundation which supports Chinese migrant worker education and health care; teaching biblical finance; mentoring young business people; and advisor to Crossroads International which is an international aid NGO.
Jason NobleSX foundation Board: Jason Noble Jason leads corporate engagement for Crosswords Foundation and is president of Crossroads Global Village (US) Limited. Prior to Crossroads, Jason was an emerging market investor with a focus on Asia. He leverages his investment background to co-develop mutually beneficial relationships between companies and communities. Jason holds a Master of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from the University of Arizona.
Joseph PereiraSX foundation Board: Joseph Pereira A seasoned professional with solid expertise in developing and implementing strategic plans that enhance business transformation efforts, drive improved asset value and mitigate operational risk. With diversified experience leading M&A workstreams and teams within the financial, high tech and life science sectors; inclusive of 23 years in the dynamic markets within Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. His career has spanned and integrated the practice of Architecture, Project Management, Operations, Finance, and Asset Management into comprehensive Strategic Programs supporting multinational businesses and financial institutions across the globe such as Zurich Financial, Standard Chartered Bank, Monsanto and Nortel Networks to name a few. Specifically, he has advised and lead successful global acquisition transactions and Integration processes inclusive of Dah Sing Life acquisition in Hong Kong, AMA Life in Malaysia, First Bank in Korea, American Express and Hsinchu International Bank both in Taiwan, as well as, establish stakeholder-sensitive operational protocols for effective asset value enhancement. A strategic creative thinker and effective spokesperson, with commercial acumen, insightful contributions and a strong leadership record, as well as, the proven ability to work well within corporate boards and organizational matrices. Joseph is also an executive officer of both; the HK Business Environment Council, and of Corenet, a professional association of corporate real estate executives and a member of Corenet’s accredited Global Learning Faculty which administers the executive corporate real estate master’s program in Asia Pacific.
Paul ChungSX foundation Board: Paul Chung Paul is a Portfolio Manager at JV Sakk Asset Management. He is an experienced finance and investment professional having held important roles at UBS Wealth Management; the Bank of East Asia, Credit Suisse and the Credit Lyonnais. He, his wife and two sons attend Island Evangelical Community Church. He is an active volunteer at Asian Charity Services. Paul graduated from the University of California,Los Angeles and holds a Masters degree from Biola University.