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CEO and Founder, Empact28
Director of Business Development, Sing Tao News Corporation
Member, Women's Leadership Board, Women and Public Policy Program

Emily Lam Ho is an accomplished businesswoman in the fields of finance, media and philanthropy, where she has proven her deep understanding of the global economy and investment landscape as well as the technological changes that are revolutionizing international media and communications. In addition to her accomplishments in the private sector, Emily is a dedicated public servant, actively working with some of the most prominent non-profit and philanthropic organizations in the world, with a special focus on women empowerment and children.

Emily currently serves as Director of Business Development at Sing Tao News Corporation which flagship publication is the renowned Chinese international newspaper Sing Tao Daily, one of the world's most widely read Chinese newspapers. She leads the firm’s effort to identify and evaluate strategic partnership opportunities such as international conferences and new technological ventures, with the goal of growing Sing Tao’s global brand, readership, and the breadth of its coverage.

Before joining Sing Tao, Emily held various positions at Asia’s leading investment group CLSA, where she last served as a member of the firm’s award-winning institutional brokerage team. While at CLSA, Emily also led the drafting of the firm’s signature Feng Shui Index—a year-ahead investment guide commemorating the Chinese New Year, which received widespread coverage from international and local media including CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and South China Morning Post. Prior to her work at CLSA, she served as Vice President of Media Asia Group and Vice President of Communication, Marketing and Public Relations at eSun Holdings, during which she oversaw the group’s media and entertainment business, from talent management to movie and music production.

Emily is additionally an ardent philanthropist and advocate for women and children across the globe. She was recently appointed to serve on the Hong Kong Women’s Commission, where she advises the special administrative region’s government on reforms to advance the wellbeing and interests of Hong Kong’s female community. She also hosts a semi-annual women’s panel for Columbia University’s Alumni Association in Hong Kong.

Emily's passion for children’s welfare also led her to become a sponsor for Teach for China, a non-profit organization that strives to provide quality education to every child in China, and she continues to support the organization as the fundraising chair for its annual Hong Kong gala. She is also a council member of Asia’s top ten liberal arts college Lingnan University in Hong Kong, according to Forbes, where she helps to drive career development efforts and also serve on the tender board.

Emily’s philanthropy extends beyond China’s borders. She is a long-term supporter of The America Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). She served as co-chair for the inaugural gala in Hong Kong, where she helped to raise US$4 million in the fight against HIV and AIDS, and again she will be a co-chair for the upcoming event in 2018. Emily also deeply cares about people in need in other regions. She has spent time in Grenada volunteering at a local orphanage and lent her expertise to educational reform and capacity-building in Gambia, Africa. 

Emily holds two bachelor’s degrees from University of Southern California in East Asian studies and Communications from the Annenberg School of Communications. She additionally has a double master degree from Columbia University, one in East Asian studies with a focus on China studies from the Weatherhead Institute, and the other in East Asian Language and Culture.

Membership Type: Individual Member