Ada WONG JP
Director, Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture
Supervisor, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Convenor & Director, The Good Lab
Chairperson, Make A Difference Institute
Ada Wong has led a varied career as solicitor, educator, social innovator and civil society figure. She is a staunch advocate of social innovation, creative education and cultural development.
Ada founded the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), a unique non-profit cultural organization whose mission is education innovation and a creative civil society. Among other projects, HKICC founded the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity in 2006.
In 2010, she founded the Make A Difference (MaD) initiative (www.mad.asia), a continuing platform to groom the next generation of creative and innovative changemakers in Asia. Two years later, she founded The Good Lab (www.goodlab.hk), a do tank and social innovation hub to enable tri-sector collaborations in bringing about innovative solutions for a better Hong Kong. One of the recent endeavours of the Good Lab is to promote the sharing economy and in particular innovative co-housing projects among young people.
Since 2016 Ada has been invited by the Mayor of Seoul, Mr Park Won-soon, to join as member of his “Advisory Group for Seoul Innovation" together with social innovation leaders from around the world.
Ada was an elected member of the Urban Council and Wan Chai District Council between 1995 and 2008 with the last four years as Chairperson of the Wan Chai District Council. She received her BA (Hons) from Pomona College, California USA, and M Ed from the University of Hong Kong. She is an Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University and The Education University of Hong Kong respectively.