Speaker Luncheon with Dr. Peter Fitzgerald and Ms Michal Geva (Hong Kong Club host: Kendrick Kwok ’04)

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong, Stanford GSB Chapter of Hong Kong, and Stanford Club of South China are delighted to welcome Dr Peter Fitzgerald, M.D, Ph.D and Ms Michal Geva as our honorable speakers at this luncheon. Dr. Fitzgerald and Ms. Geva will talk about the changing landscape of next generation healthcare.

Events Details
Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Room, Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central, Hong Kong
Cost: $500 (alumni) | $550 (non-alumni)
Hong Kong Club Host: Kendrick Kwok ’04
RSVP: Required. Please click here to RSVP and pay now.

For Stanford Alumni: RSVP and pay now
For Guests of Stanford Alumni (Non-Alumni): RSVP and pay now

Dress code & policies: https://www.thehongkongclub.hk/public/dress-code-policies.html

Contact: Sandy Wan at sandy.wan@simandian.com or Kristine Li at kristineli@alumni.stanford.edu.

About the Speakers

Dr. Peter Fitzgerald is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Triventures. He brings decades of experience as a leading interventional cardiologist, start-up founder and venture capitalist. Recognizing the emergence of Israel as a leader in healthcare innovation, he co-founded Triventures and is active in cultivating connections between Triventures portfolio companies, industry leaders and healthcare systems around the world. Peter heads the U.S. Triventures office in Menlo Park and travels to Israel monthly.

Peter currently serves as the Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Technology and Director of the Cardiovascular Core Analysis Laboratory (CCAL) at Stanford University Medical School. He is an Interventional Cardiologist and holds a PhD in Engineering. He is Professor Emeritus in both the Departments of Medicine and Engineering at Stanford. In addition, he heads the Stanford/Asia MedTech innovation program.

Peter has been principle/founder of twenty-one medical device companies and transitioned fourteen of these start-ups to large medical device companies. Prior to co- founding Triventures, Peter co-founded LVP Capital in San Francisco in 2001, which focused on medical device and biotechnology investments. He has additionally served as a Partner for BioStar Ventures and TransPacific Venture Partners.

Peter has led or participated in over 175 clinical trials, published over 550 manuscripts/chapters, lectures worldwide and is considered a worldwide thought leader on the future trends in healthcare. He has been a consultant for the FDA for the past 15 years focused on medical technology and more recently is one of the FDA’s lead advisors on its digital health strategy. He serves on several boards of directors. Peter is a special advisor to C-level multinational medtech, digital health and consumer electronics multinationals.

Michal Geva is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Triventures and brings over 20 years of experience in medtech and digital health in Israel and the U.S. She co-founded Triventures in 2009 to provide what was then missing in the ecosystem- a deep understanding of commercial integration of innovative technologies into the healthcare system. Triventures was one of the first funds in to focus on digital health in Israel and Michal was the first woman to found and manage a venture capital firm in Israel. Since founding Triventures, Michal has grown the fund into a multi-stage investment platform and industry leader.

Prior to launching Triventures, Michal served for many years in the healthcare start-up ecosystem and held multiple executive positions with GI View, Advanced Stent Technologies (acquired by Boston Scientific), ByPass, TriReme Medical (IPO) and others. Michal ran several business departments from operations to regulatory and marketing and helped scale and steer the companies towards successful exits.

In 2017, Michal was recognized as one of the 50 most influential women in Israel by Globes, Israel’s leading financial journal and in 2011 she was recognized as one of the 40 most promising leaders in Israel by The Marker, Israel’s leading business journal.

With a hands-on approach, Michal is involved in all the fund’s major decisions, leads investments and serves as an active board member in the majority of the portfolio companies.

Michal holds a B.A from The College of Management Academic Studies.

One BIG Stanford Summer Gathering

Join us for a BIG summer gathering for the local Stanford community! This year, we are combining our annual Frosh Send-Off with a warm welcome of 25 additional Stanford undergraduates here for the Bing Overseas Studies Program.

Come meet the incoming Class of 2023 students and BOSP students from around the world. Give them our warm welcome and whatever assistance we can as a community. Mingle with other alumni. Participate in breakout sessions to share life and career advice. Learn from students’ innovative minds and reminisce about life on the Farm.

This event is organized by the Stanford Club of Hong Kong and exclusive to members of the Stanford community. Frosh sendoff is usually a popular event, and this year, BOSP students will make the event even more popular, so do sign up early!

Events Details

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Venue: CoCoon (https://www.hkcocoon.com/), 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Causeway Bay / Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Dress code: Casual

Cost: $200 (includes dinner) for Stanford alumni and parents. FREE for incoming frosh and their parents, incoming graduate students, and current students of Stanford.

RSVP for alumni and parents: Required. Please click here to RSVP and pay now.

Free RSVP for incoming and current students: please RSVP via this form (unless you have already RSVP-ed via one of the event contacts below).

Contact: Marc Hubert marc.hubert@gmail.com , Sandy Wan at sandy.wan@simandian.com , or Andrew Kwan akwan@stanfordalumni.org

About the Event

Learn more about Frosh Sendoffs around the world and the Bing Overseas Studies Program.

Joint Clubs Happy Hour Drinks

A Midsummer Night’s Drinks 

What? Come out to connect with your fellow alumni and to meet new friends from Berkeley, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Penn, and Yale!

We would love to see more new faces, so join in to unwind on thirsty Friday!

Where? MUDITA, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central

When? Friday August 9th, 2019, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

How? Cash bar (HH menu). No RSVP required; Just show up!


Questions? Wally Cheung at CheungWK@stanfordalumni.org


Recap of 2019 Annual General Meeting

Thank you to many of you for joining the club’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday May 21 at CoCoon.

At the AGM, alumni attendees voted yes for the executive committee and general committee members for 2019/20 listed here. In addition, attendees voted to approve amendments to the club’s Articles of Association.

The amended and currently-in-effect Articles of Association provides an updated, robust governance framework for the club. The project scope was defined as a review and update of the club’s Articles of Association to reflect present day practice and ensure compliance with Hong Kong law. We would like to offer our sincere thank you to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, who helped the club in this matter on a pro bono basis.

In addition, we would like to thank the following alumni for leading efforts to amend the Articles: in alphabetical order by last name, Edith Ngan Chan, Anthony Chang, Christina Hu Ho, Edith Law Kong, and Theodore Ma.

Thank you and we look forward to continue serving the Stanford alumni community in Hong Kong.

May we express our gratitude again to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius for their pro bono assistance. Thank you also to Ms. Leontine Chuang from PILnet who assisted on the early stages of the amendments and kindly referred the club to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.




Reception for Professor James O. Leckie

Sustainable Urban Development with Technological Integration and Social Innovations


Date/Time: 08 May 2019 (Wednesday), 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Room A, Senior Common Room (SCR), 15/F, K. K. Leung Building, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Pre-Registration Required. To register, please e-mail Kaimin Shih (9143-5997): kshih@hku.hk or Diana Ibarra (5410-3110): ibarras@aol.com

Registration Fee: HK$50 per person (Snacks and drinks are included), cash at the door


Professor James O. Leckie is the C. L. Peck (Class of 1906) Professor of Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and is a member of U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Professor Leckie started teaching in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University since 1971, and he is currently also the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness at Stanford University. Over the years, Professor Leckie’s research contributions have been extensively advanced the areas of environmental chemistry, human exposure, water technology, and sustainable urban development. His recent work uses computational learning and optimization tools to better design smart physical infrastructure (transportation systems, urban water systems), and facilitate a class of social services, such as knowledge management for social innovation, to integrate social functionality into urban communities. In this reception, Professor Leckie will share some of his views and information on the current development of the university. It is also a great opportunity to casually interact with alumni from all different industries in Hong Kong.      

2019 Annual General Meeting

Join us for our upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Stanford Club of Hong Kong.

In addition to providing club updates and initiatives for the coming year, we will be voting for your SCHK Executive Committee and General Committee Members for 2019/20, as well as voting on changes to the club’s Articles of Association. Nominations are as follows:

Executive Committee Members

President: Andrew Kwan

Co-Vice President: Marc Hubert

Co-Vice President: Kristine Li

Co-Vice President (IT): Kendrick Kwok

Treasurer: Wally Cheung

Secretary: Sandy Wan

General Committee Members

Queenie Lee, Ronald Issen, Diana Ibarra, Simon Mui, David Fan, Lavina Tien, Hill Wang, Dorothea Koo, Jasmine Li

Email us (stanfordhkclub@gmail.com) if you are interested to serve the Club and join our General Committee! The Club Mission and Responsibilities of Executive and General Committee Members can be found at https://stanfordhk.org/about/.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (registration starts at 6:45 pm)

Venue: CoCoon, 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Cost: $150 (includes refreshments)

Event is open to Stanford alumni only.

RSVP: Required. Please RSVP now.


Fireside Chat with Dr. Andrew Ng (Coursera, Baidu, Google Brain, Landing.ai)

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is delighted to welcome Dr. Andrew Ng as our honorable speaker during his brief and last-minute stopover in Hong Kong.

Dr. Ng is a globally recognized pioneer in online education (as co-founder of Coursera) and thought leader in AI (as former chief scientist at Baidu and former founding lead of the Google Brain team). In 2013, he was named to the Time 100 list of the most influential persons in the world.

In 2017, Dr. Ng built deeplearning.ai, an AI oriented education platform, as well as Landing.AI, a company that aims to help enterprises transform for the age of artificial intelligence.

We hope alumni who are interested in the future of AI and future of education can take advantage of this short-notice opportunity to hear from Dr. Ng.


Events Details

Date: Monday, 24 December, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (registration starts at 2:45 pm)

Venue: CoCoon (https://www.hkcocoon.com/), 3/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Cost: $150 (Stanford affiliation – alumni, students and parents). $250 for non-Stanford affiliation. Includes refreshments.

RSVP: Required. Please click here to RSVP and pay now if Stanford affiliation. If non-Stanford affiliation, please click here.

Event Contact: Hill Wang, Andrew Kwan and Dorothea Koo at akwan@stanfordalumni.org


About the Speaker

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Dr. Andrew Ng is a globally recognized leader in AI (Artificial Intelligence). He has helped two of the world’s leading technology companies in their “AI transformation”: He was Chief Scientist at Baidu, where he led the company’s ~1300 person AI Group and was responsible for driving the company’s global AI strategy and infrastructure. He was also the founding lead of the Google Brain team.

Dr. Ng is also Co-Chairman and Co-founder of Coursera, the world’s leading MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform, and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Computer Science Department. In 2017, Dr. Ng built deeplearning.ai, an AI oriented education platform, as well as Landing.AI, a company that aims to help enterprises transform for the age of artificial intelligence.

Dr. Ng has authored or co-authored over 100 research papers in machine learning, robotics and related fields. In 2013, he was named to the Time 100 list of the most influential persons in the world. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.


Stanford in Hong Kong: Celebration Dinner for Bing Overseas Studies Program Hong Kong

The Stanford Club of Hong Kong is delighted to celebrate the launch of Stanford’s Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) in Hong Kong.

Starting Autumn 2019 in partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, for the first time, Stanford undergraduates will be able to study abroad in Hong Kong for a full academic quarter.

While the new program will take place in Hong Kong, BOSP will incorporate regional opportunities for students that will enable them to spend time in mainland China and pursue academic, cultural, and internship opportunities in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.

Join Senior Vice Provost Harry Elam, BOSP Faculty Director Ramón Saldívar and Executive Director Shawna Knauff to celebrate and learn more about this inaugural program in Hong Kong.


Events Details

Date: Thursday, 4 October 2018

Time: 7:00 pm (registration and networking start at 6:30 pm)

Venue: China Club, 13/F, The Old Bank of China Building, Bank Street, Central

Cost: Inclusive of dinner. $150 for Stanford alumni, students and parents | $250 for friends of Stanford

RSVP: Required. Please email Andrew Kwan at akwan@stanfordalumni.org


About BOSP and our Honored Guests

The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/bosp is Stanford’s overseas studies program. Over half of Stanford students choose to study abroad, carrying on a tradition that began in 1958.

The program spans a diverse set of cities such as Florence, Kyoto, Paris, Santiago and soon Hong Kong, offering opportunities for students to experience the world beyond campus.

Professor Harry J. Elam, Jr. is the Senior Vice Provost for Education, Vice President for the Arts, Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Olive H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University.

Professor Ramón Saldívar is the Burke Family Director of BOSP, Hoagland Family Professor of Humanities & Sciences, Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Professor of English & Comparative Literature and Professor, by courtesy, of Iberian & Latin American Cultures at Stanford University.

Ms. Shawna Knauff is Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of BOSP at Stanford University.

Lunch with Joyce Samoutou-Wong, Founder of New Sight

Doing it afraid, stepping out of your comfort zone, making a difference, no-frill parenting, eating humble pies.  If any of these interest you, come and embrace a piece of African jungle over lunch!

Hear the story of how an ordinary girl in Hong Kong changed the lives of thousands and more in Congo, Africa. Dr. Joyce Samoutou-Wong is a winner of Women of Hope Award (2017) and the International Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (2012).  She will share with us her personal journey in Africa —  leaving behind the prospect of a bright, professional career, uprooting her family from the UK to move to Africa, and homeschooling 3 young children in Congo.  Joyce’s experiences have forever changed the perspectives of many who have heard her.

New Sight Congo operates in the Republic of Congo to restore and protect sight, thus transforming lives and communities in the region.  Currently, the Samoutous operate an eye clinic and are working towards building an eye hospital to give hope to more people.  The meaningful work of Joyce and Henri has been featured in the BBC and South China Morning Post, and was the subject of a documentary series by Cable TV. See Joyce’s biography below.


Events Details

Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Time: 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Venue: Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, 27/F, Central, Hong Kong

Cost: $780 (includes a 3-course meal where wine will be served)

Organizer: Harvard Club of Hong Kong

RSVP: Required. Please click here to RSVP and pay via Harvard Club HK.

Event Contact: Cindy Hung at events@harvardhk.org


About Dr. Joyce Samoutou-Wong

Dr. Joyce Samoutou-Wong BSc (Hons) MBChB DRCOG DTMH MRCGP and her husband Henri are the founding directors of the charity New Sight Eye Care, and the 2012 winners of the Excellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA). Joyce, a recipient of the Women of Hope Award (2017), has been involved in several humanitarian projects across the globe, including running a mobile clinic and creating a successful first aid program along the ancient Silk Road in Uzbekistan.

An inspirational and sought-after speaker known for her sincerity and natural ability to make the audience both laugh and cry, Joyce has been invited to speak in several countries to audiences such as the Royal Geographic Society and Harvard Club. In 2017, the Samoutous were invited to the Forbes Philanthropy Summit in New York.

Joyce, a Hong Kong native, graduated from Diocesan Girls’ School and received the Hong Kong Outstanding Students’ Award before winning a full scholarship to study at the United World College of the Atlantic in the UK. She then read medicine at the University of Edinburgh, which was followed by a stint as a visiting fellow at Harvard University.

The meaningful work of Joyce and Henri has been featured in the BBC and South China Morning Post, and was the subject of a documentary series by Cable TV.

About New Sight:

New Sight transforms lives by giving the priceless gift of sight.

In 2006, Joyce and Henri Samoutou relocated from the UK to develop a non-profit eye centre in a missionary hospital in the rainforest of Gabon. The eye centre has since become self-sufficient and continues to help around 6000 patients a year. In 2012, they founded New Sight Eye Care, and together with their three young children, moved to the jungle in the Republic of Congo to pioneer its first non-profit eye centre with surgery.

New Sight provides comprehensive non-profit eye services, including consultations, glasses fitting, medical and surgical treatments, as well as free screening and community eye care education. It also empowers the local community by training nurses and administrative staff.

New Sight is currently working towards a new eye hospital in the town of Ouesso, where the strategic location will extend its reach to the whole of Congo, as well as neighbouring countries.

For more information, please visit www.newsightcongo.com