Miss Ada HO 何靜瑩

Honorary Assistant Professor: As a serial entrepreneur, Ada is currently Founder and CEO of an internet startup, Paxxioneer, that connects travelers with passionate local individuals to enrich their journey. She has also been co-founding director of L plus H Fashion, a social enterprise established in 2009 to create job opportunities for under-served people. With the vision in building up a modern factory manufacturing for world brands and its own brand driven by strong product development and industrial engineering, L plus H incubates a new generation of fashion designers, technicians, garment workers and entrepreneurs for Hong Kong. In the process, the label “Made in Hong Kong” is constantly being re-vitalized and re-defined.

In 2013, she co-founded L plus H Creations Foundation that uses professional theatrical performances (musicals, drama, filming) to strengthen underprivileged teenagers’ self-confidence, discipline, motivation and team spirit. The performing art training is integrated with positive values and character education. She is also Producer for full-length musicals “The Awakening” in 2013 and “Against the Wind” in 2014”, and recently documentary film “My Voice, My Life.”

She is also Honorary Assistant Professor of the Hong Kong University, teaching “Theories and Practice of Social Leadership.” She has been a weekly columnist at Hong Kong Economic Journal and Hong Kong Economic Times respective, and has published four books about leadership and management.

Ada previously worked in the business sector in strategic planning, management consulting, and currency derivatives trading at various international corporations. In response to the 8.0-magnitude earthquake of Sichuan in May 2008, Ada founded the Hong Kong Special Music Squad that provided music and play therapy to almost 20,000 victims within a month. She then rolled out an experimental community reconstruction program that aimed to create community engagement, build social capital, and generate local leadership in pilot settlement areas of the hardest-hit regions. In recognition of her social innovation in Sichuan, she was honored with the “Humanitarian Award” in 2008 by the Women’s International Film and Television Showcase in Los Angeles.

Ada holds a Master in Public Policy degree at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree at Georgetown University.