The Princeton Club of Hong Kong Officers & Committees Chairs, 2021
Mehvesh Mumtaz Ahmed *02*10 is the current President of PCHK. Mehvesh attended the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton. She now leads strategic research to help policymakers, business leaders and practitioners maximize private social investment across 18 Asian economies. She, along with her husband and two children, has called Hong Kong home for 12 years.
Evan Thorpe '05 graduated from Princeton with a degree in East Asian Studies and a certificate in Environmental Studies. He subsequently worked in FinTech and currently leads Asia investments at VC fund SixThirty Ventures. Evan is a graduate of the Canadian International School of Hong Kong where he serves a member of the Board of Governors.
George Fong *10 is a Master in Finance graduate. During his time at Princeton, he had taken the liberty to perform alongside music majors at Department of Music concerts. He is now struggling to keep up with piano playing while working as a portfolio manager in Hong Kong, but nevertheless keeps music dear to his heart.
Jennifer Yeh Wannenmacher '01 has enjoyed serving as a PCHK officer since returning to Hong Kong shortly after graduation. Her first role was as Young Alumni Chair, until she was advised that she was no longer young. She now serves as the Secretary (apparently there is no age limit for this role). Jen currently works in the social impact sector and is a MFA candidate at The University of Hong Kong.
Tiffany Tang graduated from Princeton in 2010 with a major in Economics and certificate in East Asian Studies. Since 2013, she has been co-chairing the Alumni Schools Committee in Hong Kong and Southern China, which received the S. Barksdale Penick, Jr. '25 Award for recruiting outstanding candidates for Princeton and representing the university to the local community. She is an investment professional and enjoys writing, reading, and learning languages in her free time.
Wanli LI got his PhD degree in Physics from Princeton University in 2007, and had been active in the financial service sector. He founded DigiFT Technologies in 2020, a fin-tech service company in Hong Kong.
Griff studies at Davidson College, Sophia University Tokyo and National Taiwan University before graduating from Princeton in 1980. He has worked as an interpreter/translator, systems tech, IT operations manager, startup entrepreneur and business management consultant, among other positions, but now mostly as a semi-retired property manager and volunteer for the Princeton Club working on the Book Award. He has also been active in grassroots politics since Princeton, in trade unions, solidarity organizations and left politcal parties, currently with Socialist Action in Hong Kong.
Tan, Chee Wei is a professor of computer science at City
University of Hong Kong and passionate about
teaching advanced mathematics and computer science. He was the director of a HK
Education Bureau programme for gifted students and also the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals in Hong Kong.
Alicia Lamb (Class of 2017) is a Managing Consultant at IBM, responsible for go-to-market strategy and delivering digital transformation programs for global banking clients. She started with IBM in San Francisco before relocating to Hong Kong, where she was born and raised. Alicia loves hiking, swimming and puzzling in her free time.
Lucy Xia is class of 2015*. She moved to HK from the Bay Area in 2019, and is currently a faculty member at HKUST. She loves hiking, reading, board games. She is happy to join the PCHK family and hopes to know more friends!
Patrick is the current PCHK Young Alumni Committee Chair. Professionally, he advises hedge funds and asset managers on their hedging needs across various derivatives markets globally, with a focus on Asia and emerging markets. Patrick graduated in 2012 with a degree in history, and was an All-Ivy honoree as a member of the varsity Football team. Patrick has lived in Asia for over four years, previously in Singapore and now in Hong Kong, with his rescue dog.
Kathy Thorpe ’05 has been involved with the PCHK, starting out by organizing happy hours, and served as President previously. Kathy majored in the School of Public and International Affairs and studied abroad for a semester at Hertford College, Oxford University. She’s lived in Hong Kong for nearly 12 years, lawyering, raising two sons and being a hockey wife. In her spare time, she enjoys reading (science fiction, fantasy and mystery), snorkeling and swooshing down a snowy mountain on skis.
Nathan Savir '09 has been involved with the Princeton Club of Hong Kong since his arrival in Hong Kong in 2013. He previously served as Vice President and President. Nathan studied mathematics at Princeton and works as a financial trader. He collects ancient Chinese coins and studies Chinese calligraphy. He is also interested in contemporary art, and supports artists and arts organizations in Hong Kong.