Lord Wei of Shoreditch, House of Lords
The youngest member of the House of Lords in the UK from a Chinese background. He started as a McKinsey & Company consultant before shifting into venture capital, social enterprise, and policy development.
Value Creation and Growth, Softbank
Previously an associate a McKindsey & Company. James now works with the board and leadership of Softbank's portfolio assets and helps them grow to their full potential.
Ex-CEO of Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars
After founding and running Crussh, he is now a NED/Board Advisor/Investor in a number of disruptive high-growth potential Food and FoodTech businesses.
Barrister, Essex Court Chambers
Acts as counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of fields, in particular energy and commodities, shipping, telecommunications and joint venture disputes. In March 2018 he was appointed to be a Queen’s Counsel.
Entrepreneur, founder of JustWear
Launched in early July, JoeyWears received $110,000 pre-orders from over 1500 customers in 30 days. It became the most backed apparel project on Kickstarter in the UK.
SIMON ALEXANDER ONG
Life coach and Business strategist
Everything that Simon Alexander Ong does is built around inspiring people to see their world differently and igniting their imagination of what is truly possible so that they can lead meaningful, purposeful and extraordinary lives and businesses.
Chief Technology Officer, World Bank Group
a certified Data Architect and worked on many high-profile Data and AI initiatives in highly regulated industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare/Life Sciences and GOVTECH, including Smart Cities.
Lord of Shoreditch, House of Lords
The youngest member of the House of Lords in the UK with a Chinese background, Lord Wei began his journey as a consultant for McKinsey & Company before shifting into venture capital, social enterprise and policy development.
Value Creation & Growth, Softbank
Previously an associate at McKinsey & Company, James now works with Softbank in growing the company’s portfolio assets to its fullest potential.
Former CEO of Crussh Fit Food & Juice Bars
After leading Crussh for over 13 years, Chris now works as a NED/Board Advisor/Investor in a number of disruptive high-growth potential Food and FoodTech businesses.
Enterpreneur & Founder of JustWears
A former venture capitalist, and now the founder of JustWears—the most backed apparel project on Kickstarter in the UK, having received more than $110,000 worth of pre-orders from over 1,500 customers in 30 days.
Barrister, Essex Court Chambers
Acting as a counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of fields particularly in energy and commodities, shipping, telecommunications and joint venture disputes, Jern-Fei was appointed Queen’s Counsel last 2018—making him one of the youngest.
SIMON ALEXANDER ONG
Life Coach & Business Strategist
Driven to inspire through impactful conversations and engaging workshops, Simon has been featured in publications such as the The Financial Times and Forbes. His work revolves around igniting passion amongst people to lead more meaningful and purposeful lives.
Savile Row Tailor
The first and only Asian female tailor on Savile Row – trained in the bespoke traditions. She is a director alongside her business partner, James Cottrell, for Welsh & Jefferies.
Speaker, Career Consultant, Podcast Host
Host of the Career Relaunch podcast, ranked as a top 30 podcast in the US & UK with listeners in 140+ countries. He coaches professionals to relaunch their personal brands and reinvent their careers, and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, TEDx, and The Guardian
By Lord Wei of Shoreditch
SMASHING THE BAMBOO CEILING: STORIES FROM PIONEERS
Featuring Chris Fung (Former CEO, Crussh), Jern-Fei Ng (Queen’s Counsel) and Lord Wei of Shoreditch—to be chaired by Jiajun Tan (Diaspora Summit)
Opening just as lunch begins, our exhibition showcases the work of Donald Shek.
Enjoy our hot food as you network and socialise with other like-minded leaders.
WORKSHOP - RELAUNCHING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
Joseph Liu (Speaker, Career Consultant, Host of Career Relaunch podcast)
REDEFINING A NEW JOURNEY:
FROM IDEAS TO REALITY
Featuring Yang Liu (Founder, JustWear), James Lo (Softbank) and Quan Yingmei (Savile Row tailor), chaired by Johnny Luk
(Head of Policy, University Governor, U18 Rowing Champion)
NETWORKING WITH LIVE DJ
The Diaspora Summit is the most exciting celebration of young Chinese talents in the UK, with the aim of igniting passion and initiative through promoting cross-cultural dialogues, diversity and collaboration within the community. It is the annual highlight within the Diaspora Foundation—a not-for-profit organisation supported by Lord Wei of Shoreditch which shares our values and mission.
As its initial focus, the Diaspora Summit aspires to serve as the platform to gather like-minded individuals and role models within the Chinese community in the Britain—from local to overseas, current to future generations, and friends who share an interest in its vibrant cultural heritage. We aim to be the driving force for these talents to become active agents of positive change in society.
Through a day of interactive discussions with esteemed speakers, engaging workshops and groundbreaking exhibition, the Diaspora Summit will showcase some of the most fantastic achievements of the diaspora community in the UK.
Project Manager, Pentagram Design
E-commerce & Operations, YOLKE
Operations Analyst, J.P. Morgan
Founder & CEO, Jelly
PhD Candidiate, Imperial College London