AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023

Howard Ling
Chief Consultant - Impact Incubator


HKCSS Impact Giving


Howard Ling is also the Professor of Practice at Baptist University. Howard began his social entrepreneurial journey in 2004. He founded and consulted over 50 social enterprises such as Artificial Intelligence and Social Intelligence Alliance, Bijas, Direction Association for the Handicapped Social Enterprise, Chinese Opera for Children, Angelchild factory, Actplus Animation, and Full Sky Technology. He also serves as a consultant or advisor to many foundations, and education institutions in Hong Kong and Macau. He was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and the Hong Kong Humanity Award in 2017 for his dedicated public and community services, particularly his contributions to the development of social enterprises. Hong Kong SAR Government Committee & Macau SAR Government Committee: Administrative Appeal Board – Panel Member (2015 to Present) Betting and Lotteries Commission Committee Member (2019 to Present) Transport Tribunals’ Panel – Panel Member (2019 to Present) Social Enterprise Advisory Committee Member (2009 to 2015) Ping Wo Fund Advisory Committee Member (2013 to 2019) Strategic Development of IT in Education Steering Committee Member (2022 to Present) Social Welfare Bureau (Macau SAR) – Consultant of Social Enterprise Scheme Education, NGO & Social Enterprise Responsibilities: Community Chest – Admissions, Budgets & Allocations Committee Member YMCA College of Continuing Education – Chairperson of External Advisory Group Hong Kong Red Cross Humanitarian Education and Advocacy Strategic Committee Member Direction Association for the Handicapped – Honorary Consultant Mbaby Doula Social Enterprise – Director and Social Enterprise Consultant Hong Kong Blind Union – Social Enterprise Consultant Joint Publishing Cultural Charity Fund - Director The Yeh Family Philanthropy - Grant Committee Member Changing Young Lives Foundation – Council Member Baptist University – Professor of Practice Lingnan University – Chairman of the Advisory Board for Doctor of Policy Studies & Programme Advisor of Lingnan Entrepreneurship Initiative The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Consultant of Sustainable Knowledge Transfer Fund Hong Kong Education City (HKEdCity) – Director of the Board Howard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, a Master degree in Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and graduated from INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship programme.