King's Connect Asia events 2016 - Hong Kong 

Hong Kong

Date: Monday 22 August
Time: 18.30 - 21.00
Venue: Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel 
Price: Free

 

Strengthen your connections in the city as you meet and share experiences with other King's alumni.

The evening will give you the chance to find a mentor or a mentee and learn unique insights from a panel of experts before sharing your professional experiences with others. 

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Host:

Pankaj Chandak BSc MBBS MRCSEng, Specialist Registrar in Transplant Surgery at Guy's and St Thomas and Great Ormond Street Hospitals and Research Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England and MRC Centre for Transplantation, KCL(Medicine, 2001)

Pankaj Chandak is a Specialist Registrar in Transplant Surgery at Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Great Ormond Street Hospitals and Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellow within the MRC Centre for Transplantation, King’s College London under Professor Nizam Mamode.

Having qualified from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ University of London, Pankaj was Anatomy Demonstrator under Professor Harold Ellis at KCL and is currently a member of the teaching faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  He is recipient of The Royal Society of Medicine Adrian Tanner Prize 2013, The Royal College of Surgeons of England Lister Prize and Medal 2014 and The Royal College of Surgeons of England Ronald Raven Barbers Award 2015 for travel to India to learn about robotic transplantation.

He is a past Hunterian Scholar and delivered the Inaugural King’s College London Surgical Society Joseph Lister Lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons and The Royal Society of Medicine on the important translational legacy of Lister into modern day surgery. Pankaj holds Honorary Lectureship at King’s College London and was awarded The Royal College of Surgeons Arnott Lecture and Medal, delivered at the British Transplantation Congress 2016, on the “Surgery of Living Donor Transplantation.” His interests include paediatric transplantation, organ perfusion, innovation and public engagement in science.

His multidisciplinary work on integrating 3D printing into complex paediatric transplantation as a world first was awarded The Royal Society of Medicine Norman Tanner Medal 2016 and the prestigious Worshipful Company of Cutlers’ Clarke Medal and Prize for Innovation, 2016.  He has given live interviews and demonstrations for The BBC, Channel 5, Boston University Radio, KCL Widening Participation in Medicine and KHP/KCL Summer Schools, amongst others. The original 3D model created by the team for the world’s first paediatric transplant has been accepted by The Science Museum (London) for permanent exhibition in the Medical Gallery. Mr Chandak was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. 

Speakers:

Michelle LaiMichelle Lai, Director at MISCHA (Human Biology, 2003)

Like many things in life, Michelle’s journey with MISCHA has been a serendipitous one and not without a spark of madness. Her interest in fashion started at a very young age. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Michelle was particularly close to her grandmother, a skilful seamstress who ensured the women of the household were always impeccably dressed. This attention to detail and hands on approach was to become the basis of Michelle's artistic endeavours.

After gaining a degree in Biomedical Sciences at King’s College London, Michelle began a career in education. However, it was not long before her passion for travel, art and creative pursuits lead her in a new direction. In 2004 Michelle debuted her maiden collection of hand-stitched vintage Japanese obi clutches. They quickly gained a cult following and MISCHA was launched in 2008. In search for a way to make her mark, Michelle created The Travel Series in 2010, the first collection to feature the brand's signature hexagon print.

Michelle has featured in Forbes as “one of Asia’s handbag brands to have successfully gone global.” She has also been interviewed by Harper’s Bazaar, People Style Magazine and Vogue.com, among other notable magazines. Michelle has a long standing commitment to empowering women, expressed through her work with The Women’s Foundation and charities supporting girls education. Michelle was invited to be a speaker at TEDx Youth Hong Kong in 2013 and was featured in Star World TV’s Inspiring Women special for International Women’s Day in 2014.“My goal is to create a global lifestyle brand for women who are confident with their own personal style and to become a contemporary classic.”

George WongGeorge Wong, Managing Director at Keypad Magazine (Business Management, 2006)

George Wong graduated from King's College London in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Business Management.  Born in Hong Kong, George has lived and studied in Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. 

Believing in giving back to the community, George is currently a member of a number of societies and charitable organisations including The Community Chest. 

In 2015 he chartered The Rotary Club of Golden Bauhinia Hong Kong, earning himself the title of Charter President.  George founded Crown One Asset Management in 2010 and obtained relevant licenses from the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in the same year. 

He is currently the managing director of Keypad Magazine, a luxury exclusive magazine for professionals and elites.  

 

 

 

Megan TangMegan Tang, Senior Director at Securities and Futures Commission (Law, 1994)

Megan Tang is a Senior Director of the Corporate Finance Division, at the Securities and Futures Commission. 

Megan joined the SFC in 2013 after more than 15 years in private legal practice where she specialized in capital markets and corporate finance. 

Prior to joining the SFC, Megan was a partner of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and was recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific as a leading lawyer for both equity and debt capital markets.