Mr Andre Kwok has been creating impact in emerging cities in Southeast Asia and South Asia as an entrepreneur since 2012. He first started an education start-up in Cambodia and is the Founder of Future City Summit (Good City Foundation), a non-profit organisation with offices in Hong Kong, Bandung, Manila and Bangkok. The Foundation curates summits and development programs in urban development, food, fintech, and governance and policy, connecting 30+ emerging cities in Asia and Africa through establishing Emerging Future Cities Network for both public and private sectors. High-profile guests attended included Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank, Bangladesh, I.B. Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, Mayor of Denpasar City, Indonesia and Arthur F. Celeste, Mayor of Alaminos City, Philippines. Good City Foundation is currently a member of the Private Sector Committee of ASEAN Smart Cities Network and a (Non-Profit) Institutional Partner of G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance.
He worked in an asset management company in Hong Kong and volunteered in development agencies such as United Nations Development Program and Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) of Asian Development Bank in Southeast Asia, focusing on emerging economic development, development financing and entrepreneurial governance with experience in financial technologies, agriculture, food, entertainment, urban development and education. He was also invited to be a founding member of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation in Hong Kong in 2016.
He graduated from the University of Hong Kong, majoring in International Relations. He was named a Li Ka Shing Foundation Scholarship Scholar in Public Policy at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of The National University of Singapore and served as a Student Fellow in Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) of the Ministry of National Development of Singapore. He currently serves in the Advisory Board of the Small and Medium Sized Cities Digital Transformation Project of the World Economic Forum in Beijing and in the working group of IoT and Urban Transformation (Asia Action Group) of the World Economic Forum.
Other Public Engagement services include:
- Founding Committee of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Hong Kong Alumni Chapter
- St. Gallen Symposium’s Leaders of Tomorrow (LoT) 2019 and 2021
- Speaker in TEDxPolyU 2017
- Clinton Global Initiative University Hong Kong Ambassador and Mentor 2014 / 2015
- Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations Hong Kong China Ambassador 2014