Ms. Ada Ho
As a serial entrepreneur, Ada is currently Founder and CEO of internet startup, Paxxioneer, that connects travelers with passionate local individuals to enrich their journey. She has also been co-founding director of L plus H Fashion, a social enterprise established in 2009 to create job opportunities for under-served people while incubating a new generation of fashion designers, technicians, garment workers and entrepreneurs for Hong Kong.
In 2013, she co-founded L plus H Creations Foundation that uses professional theatrical performances (musicals, drama, filming) to strengthen underprivileged teenagers’ self-confidence, discipline, motivation and team spirit. The performing art training is integrated with positive values and character education. She is also Producer for full-length musicals “The Awakening” in 2013 and “Against the Wind” in 2014”, and recently documentary film “My Voice, My Life.”
She is also Honorary Assistant Professor of the Hong Kong University, teaching “Theories and Practice of Social Leadership.” She is currently a weekly columnist at Ming Pao, and used to write for Hong Kong Economic Journal and Hong Kong Economic Times. She has published five books about leadership and management. She was awarded “Hero of the Year 2014” by Ming Pao Weekly, and “Most Successful Women 2017” by Jessica Magazine.
In response to the 8.0-magnitude earthquake of Sichuan in May 2008, Ada founded the Hong Kong Special Music Squad that provided music and play therapy to almost 20,000 victims within a month. In recognition of her social innovation in Sichuan, she was honored with the “Humanitarian Award” in 2008 by the Women’s International Film and Television Showcase in Los Angeles.
Ada previously worked in the business sector in strategic planning, management consulting, and currency derivatives trading at various international corporations.
Ada holds a Master in Public Policy degree at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree at Georgetown University.