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Howard Ling

Howard Ling is the Chief Consultant of HKCSS Social Enterprise Business Centre (SEBC),

and the Convenor of Artificial Intelligence & Social Intelligence Alliance (AISIA). Howard

began his social entrepreneurial journey in 2004. He founded and consulted over 30 social enterprises such as Bijas, Happy Veggies, Direction Association for the Handicapped Social Enterprise, Chinese Opera for Children, Act Plus Animation Academy, Angel child factory, Cook1Cook, Chappie Technology, and Dr. Mask. He also serves as a consultant or advisor to many foundations, and education institutions in Hong Kong and Macau. He was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and the Hong Kong Humanity Award in 2017 for his dedicated public and community services, particularly his contributions to the development of social enterprises.


Administrative Appeal Board – Panel Member (2015 to Present)

Betting and Lotteries Commission Committee Member (2019 to Present)

Transport Tribunals’ Panel – Panel Member (2019 to Present)

Social Enterprise Advisory Committee Member (2009 to 2015)

Ping Wo Fund Advisory Committee Member (2013 to 2019)

Social Welfare Bureau (Macau SAR) – Consultant of Social Enterprise Scheme

Community Chest – Admissions, Budgets & Allocations Committee Member

YMCA College of Continuing Education – Chairperson of External Advisory Group

Hong Kong Red Cross Humanitarian Education and Advocacy Strategic Committee Member

Direction Association for the Handicapped – Honorary Consultant

Mbaby Doula Social Enterprise – Director and Social Enterprise Consultant

Hong Kong Blind Union – Social Enterprise Consultant

Joint Publishing Cultural Charity Fund - Director

The Yeh Family Philanthropy - Grant Committee Member

Changing Young Lives Foundation – Council Member

Baptist University – Adjunct Professor

Lingnan University – Chairman of the Advisory Board for Doctor of Policy Studies

& Programme Advisor of Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative

The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Consultant of Sustainable Knowledge Transfer Fund

Hong Kong Education City (HKEdCity) – Director

Howard Ling holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, a Master

degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and

graduated from the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship program. 

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