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Francis Ngai

Ngai Wah Sing Francis
Born Hong Kong
Residence Hong Kong
Alma mater City University of Hong Kong
Occupation Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Social Ventures Hong Kong
Organization Green Monday, RunOurCity, Playtao Foreverland, Asia Venture Philanthropy Network, The Good Lab, Global Dignity Hong Kong

Ngai Wah Sing Francis (Green Monday,[2] RunOurCity[3] and Playtao Foreverland.[4] He currently serves as a Board Member of the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network.[5]

Ngai was recognised as The Purpose Economy's 100 Asia Pioneers in 2014,[6] a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2012[7] and chosen as one of Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2011[8]

Ngai graduated from the City University of Hong Kong and was conferred as an Honorary Fellow by the University in 2013.[9] He is also an avid marathoner.


Ngai began his career in marketing and advertising before joining a listed technology conglomerate in Hong Kong, where he was Assistant Vice-President and Head of Strategy.[9]

He founded venture philanthropic organisation, SVhk, in 2007 to incubate and invest in social enterprises in Hong Kong. In his capacity at SVhk, Ngai co-founded social enterprises Green Monday,[2] RunOurCity[3] and Playtao Foreverland,[4] and serves on the board of the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network,[5] Global Dignity’s Hong Kong chapter[10] and co-working space The Good Lab.[11]

Ngai has served as a visiting university lecturer on social entrepreneurship and innovation. He has also delivered talks at events hosted by TEDxYouth@HongKong,[12] the Harvard Club Hong Kong,[13] USAID,[14] Social Enterprise Summit,[15] the Asia Future Enterprise Forum[16] and UK Trade & Investment[17]

Awards and Recognition

Social entrepreneurship and innovation
Year Organisation Award
2014 The Purpose Economy 100 Asia Pioneers[6]
2014 Hong Kong Spirit Ambassadors 2014 Spirit Ambassador[18]
2012 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader[7]
2012 The Hong Kong Management Association and TVB HKMA/TVB Awards for Marketing Excellence – Distinguished Marketing Leadership Award[19]
2011 Junior Chamber International (Hong Kong) Ten Outstanding Young Persons[8]
Completed ultra-marathons
Year Event
2014 Sundown Ultra-Marathon in Singapore
2013 The North Pole Marathon[20]
2012 The Gobi March, part of the 4 Deserts race series[21]


  1. ^ "Business not just about making money, says Hong Kong social venture group". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Blazing a Green Trail – Francis Ngai & David Yeung of Green Monday". BACCARAT Magazine. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "RunOurCity – Founders". Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Helping Ideas Grow". Young Post – South China Morning Post. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Asia Venture Philanthropy Network – Board Members". Asia Venture Philanthropy Network. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "The Purpose Economy 100 Asia". The Purpose Economy. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Francis Ngai Wah Sing". World Economic Forum. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Ten Outstanding Young Persons Selection – Past HK TOYP Awardees". Junior Chamber International (Hong Kong). Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Honorary Fellow Mr Francis Ngai Wah-sing. Citation written and delivered by Professor Linda Wong Lai Yeuk-lin" (PDF). City University of Hong Kong. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Global Dignity Hong Kong – About Us". Global Dignity Hong Kong. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "The Good Lab – Board". The Good Lab. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Francis Ngai at TEDxYouth@HongKong 2013". TEDx. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "The Harvard Club of Hong Kong – Events". The Harvard Club of Hong Kong. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Asia Regional Civil Society Experience Summit". USAID Learning Lab. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Social Enterprise Summit 2014 Symposium Speakers". Social Enterprise Summit. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "The Asia Future Enterprise Forum 2015". Asia Future Enterprise Forum. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "GREAT Festival of Creativity Shanghai Day 1 - Monday 2nd March 2015". UK Trade & Investment. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Six with spirit take on role of ambassador". The Standard. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  19. ^ "HKMA/TVB Awards for Marketing Excellence 2012 - Award Presentation Dinner". The Hong Kong Management Association. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  20. ^ "2013 North Pole Marathon Results". The UVU North Pole Marathon. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "4 Deserts official website – Gobi March Past Results". 4 Deserts Race Series. Retrieved 9 June 2015. 
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