October 9, 2018, HONG KONG –LinkedIn today released its 2018 Power Profiles list with a new category of most-viewed members in the Social Impact category, which highlights professionals who have committed their careers to positive social impact.
In its fifth year running, LinkedIn Power Profiles also continues its tradition of showcasing the online influence of business leaders and professionals in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, and Marketing and Creativity. LinkedIn Power Profiles are members who have invested in their professional brand online and earned strong following from their network on LinkedIn in the past year. This year, there is a total of 35 Power Profiles.
Adam Gregory, Hong Kong Country Manager at LinkedIn said, “Cultivating an active community or network can make a difference when it comes to helping us achieve our professional aspirations, whether it’s driving innovation and change, landing that dream job or helping others who are less privileged. We hope this year’s LinkedIn Power Profiles in Hong Kong, a diverse group of professionals who are successful in their own right, can inspire us as we pursue our own notions of success.”
A new wave of social innovators:
Social impact leaders are gaining a strong following on LinkedIn. They are committed to bringing positive impact to the society, for example providing education to the underprivileged and inspiring youths through sports.
Joining the community is Arnold Chan, Teach For Hong Kong; Judy Kong, InspiringHK Sports Foundation; John Lau, Baker McKenzie; Philo Alto, Asia Value Advisors.
Community of company leaders:
Reputable CEOs and start-up founders have joined the growing community of leaders across industries from technology, cosmetics, education, insurance etc., illustrating that these companies and their leaders have a strong following amongst members in Hong Kong.
This diverse mix includes Alex Cheng, AF Education; Ben Simpfendorfer, Silk Road Associates; Gordon Watson, AXA Asia; Guy Look, Sa Sa International Holdings Limited; Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Schneider Electric; Maaike Steinebach, FinTech Association of Hong Kong; Phoenix Wan, Youth Entrepreneur Warrior & CompBrother Limited; Stefan Bruun at CompareAsiaGroup, alongside Peggy Choi at LYNK and Steven Lam at GoGoVan, who made the list two years running.
“It is important for any social enterprises such as Teach For Hong Kong to have a strong public awareness towards its mission,” said Arnold Chan, Founder & CEO of Teach For Hong Kong. “Building my personal brand on LinkedIn allows me and my organization to connect to other professionals in the corporate sector and other young talents, who provide invaluable inputs to further our impact on education.”
The complete list of 2018 LinkedIn Power Profiles in Hong Kong can be found here.