Ms. Irene Leung
Ms Irene Leung has over 20 years of unique cross-sector management experience in ICT, NGO, and media industries. She had established her reputation well in the telecommunications industry in Hong Kong, having led the strategic development of CSL’s multi-brand business and services which included the world’s first commercial launch of 4G mobile service and applications. In 2012, Irene devoted herself into the social service sector by joining the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, a social enterprise and charitable organization in Hong Kong, as Chief Executive Officer. During her service and leadership, the Association has gone through a major transformation and was being recognised as a role model of social innovations in the NGO sector in Hong Kong. In 2018, Ms Leung joined i-CABLE Communications Limited as the Chief Operating Officer. She was responsible for the Group’s full portfolio of business that includes on the media side the renowned Cable News, over 100 sports and entertainment pay TV channels, partnership networks in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, and on the telecommunications side a territory-wide fixed network that covers over 90% of Hong Kong households.
In February 2020, Ms Leung joined The Hong Kong Jockey Club as Head of Charities to oversee Charities portfolio of Trust-Initiated Projects, and the development and execution of Trust-related public engagement events and programmes.
With her passion in leveraging technology for social good, Irene has led CSR projects that involved the creative use of ICT, winning various local and international awards. Ms Leung has been awarded ‘Hong Kong Outstanding ICT Woman’ by Hong Kong Computer Society in 2015. She is Convenor of 5G and ex-President of Hong Kong IT Federation, Board member of HK EdCity, member of the Advisory Committee of the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged of Labour and Welfare Department, member of The Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Task Force under the Commission on Poverty, and a founding member of the Business for Social Good Platform of Our Hong Kong Foundation.