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Johnny Luk

Author, Social Entrepreneur, Civil Servant

Johnny is an entrepreneur, political activist and author.

Johnny is currently the CEO of the award winning non-profit, the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE). He was at the time of appointment at the age of 23, the youngest CEO of a seven digit non profit in the UK, and one of the few from the British Chinese community. Johnny is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Institute of Directors, the Youth Leaders Group member for the US Embassy and an occasional writer for The Guardian. Johnny is also a Microsoft Venture Judge and the London Mayor's Low Carbon Judge. In politics, Johnny is active as a political advisor to the Director of the Conservative Friends of the Chinese and a campaigner for smaller government, more relevant skills training to young people and building a pro-business ecosystem.

Before, he was a Senior Policy Advisor in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and then the Deputy Head of Strategic Operations for Entrepreneurship in UK Trade & Investment, leading a six country investment roadshow in Europe. During this time he founded Inspired & Hired, a social initiative, where he was awarded Runner Up of the Perm Sec Award and presented by the Business Secretary for his achievements in Government.

He is the author of 'The Grad Job Game'​, which was serialised by a national newspaper and was in the inaugural Diaspora Leadership Programme, where he was mentored by Lord Wei. Johnny is in the 'Visible Chinese'​ index for high achievers in British Chinese culture.

Johnny graduated from Durham University and briefly worked in KPMG. He also taught in Silver Tree Primary School, improving grades by 30% in one term. He was awarded a dissertation prize on colorectal cancer and graduated with a Natural Sciences degree in Biology, Business and Geography. Johnny was the Representative Chair in Durham University and its former Livers'​ Out Officer. He also won the 'Durham Award' for his community service.

Passionate in sports, Johnny was the 2009 National Schools Rowing Gold Medallist and Captain of Rowing. He has a boat named in his honour. At school he was a Senior Prefect and interim House Captain. He is the two-time House Champion in Debating and recipient of the Junior Debating Prize. At the age of 8, he won the junior regional checkers championships in the Netherlands.

Johnny lived in 4 countries, can speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin. He advises organisations in enterprise services, enjoys public speaking and meeting passionate people.

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Updated on 08 May, 2016


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