spacerspacer

Browse Profiles...

line

Profile Photo


Michael Chan

Partner of Chan Neill Solicitors

Categories
Business. Charities. Community. Law.

Chairman of London Chinatown Lions Club 2012 Dragon Boat Festival 2012
Ex President of London Chinatown Lions Club 2007 / 2008

Michael initially looked to science as a career path having obtained a BSc (HONS) degree in Chemistry from UMIST in 1990. He however felt that the cut and thrust of litigation was more his yearning having initially started at Lovells, Hong Kong working on a large construction arbitration dispute during 1990 – 1991. He returned to the United Kingdom and indeed changed career paths and completed the CPE, LSF and formally qualified as a solicitor in September 1995. His ambition and adversarial skills in litigation quickly made him rise from an assistant solicitor to partnership in 1998 and equity partner status by 2001.

Continue reading ...



line

Profile Photo


Fiona Falcone 梁藝莎

Co-Founder, PlayCantonese

Categories
Charities. Community. Culture. Education. Social Enterprise.

Fiona Falcone is included here as the co-founder of PlayCantonese, currently the UK's only Cantonese playgroup. PlayCantonese, run entirely by volunteers as a non-profit organisation, seeks to provide a Cantonese speaking environment for babies and toddlers who can learn Cantonese through song, stories and play.

After marrying an Italian and giving birth to their first child Fiona looked around for Cantonese language support for babies. She was surprised to find no meetups, playgroups, sensory classes or music lessons in any Chinese dialect. After foreign language studies in Italian and Mandarin, she was focused on not wasting the precious time from birth to school when children soak up languages. Fortunately, her search did find the talented and highly organised Helen Lee who offered her artistic eye to work together in creating a Cantonese playgroup.

Continue reading ...



line

Profile Photo


Alex Yip JP 葉穩堅

Vice-Chair of BCProject, Catering Business Director

Categories
Business. Charities. Community. Politics.

Alex Yip is British Born Chinese, with a strong sense of his Chinese heritage. After graduating in 2004 from Leicester University with a Masters in International Relations, Alex took over the family business which enabled him to spend his free time giving something back to the community.

In 2006 Alex became a School Governor at Kingsbury School and Sports College, Birmingham, a position that he still holds and he is currently Vice-Chair of the Governing Body. This is a position that he says he finds "both challenging and rewarding in that you see the difference you make to the pupils and you have the opportunity to change lives, but it also gives a very strong insight into the difficulties and challenges faced by secondary schools, the effect that government policies have on the front lines, in terms of the support that they have, but also in looking at the changes in society and difficulties that are emerging in these changing times"

Continue reading ...



line

Profile Photo


Jennifer Lim

Actor and Filmmaker

Categories
Arts. Culture. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

Jennifer Lim is an actress and filmmaker. Her acting work encompasses film, TV, theatre and radio in the UK and abroad.

Hailing originally from Singapore where her television appearances include the Mandarin series, Waves Of Courage and The Broadcaster, Jennifer is probably best known for her role as Kana in the smash hit horror film, Hostel. Written and directed by Eli Roth of Cabin Fever fame (himself the star of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds) and exec produced by Tarantino, Hostel went on to gross more than $45 million at the U.S. box office.

Continue reading ...



line

Profile Photo


Daniel York

Actor, writer, director, film maker, musician, composer, polemicist

Categories
Arts. Culture. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Music. Theatre.

Born of mixed Singapore Chinese/British parentage, as an actor has appeared at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, Royal National Theatre, Edinburgh Traverse, Hampstead, The Gate, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Manchester Library, Leicester Haymarket and was Fortinbras opposite Alan Rickman’s Hamlet at Riverside Studios. For Mu-lan Theatre Company played leading roles in their award winning productions of Porcelain and The Magic Fundoshi as well in Sun Is Shining which played to sold out audiences at the King’s Head and Battersea Arts Centre in London as well as off Broadway New York. Has also worked extensively in Singapore for Singapore Repertory Theatre, tHEATREwORKs, Wild Rice and Pangdemonium as well as appearing at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre in Yellow Earth’s English & Mandarin production of King Lear and touring the US in the acclaimed Aquila Theatre Company’s tour of Aristophanes’ The Birds.

Continue reading ...



line

Profile Photo


Alan Mak MA, FRSA

Business Leader and Investor, Charity Trustee, Speaker, Lawyer

Categories
Business. Charities. Community. Law. Politics.

Alan Mak is a young business, political and community leader. He was born and raised in Yorkshire, where his parents started and ran a small family takeaway business, and where he carried the London2012 Olympic Torch.

Alan is co-author of the Next Generation Vision and President & Trustee of school breakfast club charity Magic Breakfast, a winner of the Prime Minister’s Big Society Award. He is a private investor, a non-executive member of the Group Board of Havas Worldwide UK Group, and a business columnist for LondonLovesBusiness.com. He writes and speaks widely on business, political and economic issues, focusing on Britain, America and China.

Continue reading ...



line

Profile Photo


Leon Chua

Solicitor

Categories
Business. Law.

At the age of 16, Leon started his own ticket agency company in order to fund and maintain himself through college. It was due to his passion in business that Leon decided to pursue a career in Law.

Leon read law at the University of Greenwich and graduated with an upper-second class honours degree in LLB Law. He completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at BPP Law School before commencing his legal career with the Magic Circle firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and subsequently qualified as a solicitor with an international law firm.

Continue reading ...



line

Profile Photo


Leila Wong 王丽雅

Actress

Categories
Film, TV & Radio.

Leila is a Chinese-born actress currently based in London, United Kingdom. Although she spent most of her teenage years in the UK, Leila spent her childhood moving between Hong Kong and London. She is fluent in both English and Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin) and enjoys travelling and working internationally.

Her love for acting began to blossom at the age of 7 when she played the role of a “Royal Child” at the Anna Scher Theatre for their “The King & I” production in 1999, which turned into a true passion at the age of 10 when she played the lead role of “Snow White” in a school play. As a child she trained at the Anna Scher Theatre in Islington, London for a number of years where she studied singing, dancing and acting. Funnily enough she only went there to “hang out with my friends” as an after school activity.

Continue reading ...



line

Profile Photo


Zoë Baxter

DJ/Radio presenter

Categories
Arts. Culture. Film, TV & Radio. Music.

Zoë Baxter started DJing at parties in 2000 and progressed to Internet radio and then community radio. She has always had a keen interest in East Asian cinema and cuisine and this lead her to investigate East Asian music. Zoë collects vinyl with a specialist interest in 1960’s ‘Asia Beat’, Reggae and Rhythm & Blues.



In 2005 she presented and produced Ni Hao Chinatown parts 1 & 2 for the London community arts radio station Resonance FM focusing on the Save Chinatown Campaign and the history of Chinese immigration in London. 



Following on from this Zoë has presented and produced 5 series of Lucky Cat for Resonance FM as well as documentary features on Chinagrass (folk music from the grasslands of China) and Heroines of Hong Kong and Chinese Cinema.

Continue reading ...



line

Profile Photo
Photography by Simon Keitch

Clem So

Artist

Categories
Arts.

Clem So's work centres around his Identity as a British born man of Chinese descent and he takes a look at the duality of this diaspora and through his creativity, is trying to convey this as one cohesive whole using his Buddhist practice as the pivot. His work covers a broad spectrum of media from paintings, installation work (including sound) to moving image.

Through a combination of a traditional and digital process, he is able to peel back and reveal hidden layers of abstracted texture and subtle gestures of narrative transmitted as compelling portraiture and installation work.

Continue reading ...



line

<< Previous   |   Page 3 of 14   |   Next >>

Subscribe

Feed

Please enter your email address to receive new and updated profiles via email:



line

Search



line

Profile Categories
line