Paving Your Professional
Career Path in Sustainability

Episode 12

Time flies and it has already been a year since our first career talk. Join us in this anniversary special edition to continue paving your sustainability career journey!

Tune in to hear the market leaders share their observations on ESG trends, their views on ESG skills and careers, words of advice and insights on job prospects.

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Meet the Speakers

Charles Ng
Assistant Director-General of Investment Promotion, InvestHK
Mr Charles Ng heads the Sector Specialists Group helping overseas and Mainland companies to establish or expand their business presence in Hong Kong. The nine Sector Specialist Teams under his purview are grouped
under three Clusters: (a) Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, (b) Fintech, Financial & Professional Services and (c) Lifestyle & Creative
Industries. They offer a one stop service to help startups, scale ups, small medium enterprises and multinational corporations tap into the opportunities Hong Kong, the Guangdong, Hong Kong Macau
Greater Bay Area, the Mainland and Asia have to offer to grow their business.

Mr. Ng has worked for companies in the manufacturing, trading and financial services and banking sectors in Mauritius, Canada and Hong Kong. He speaks six languages and dialects and holds an MBA degree awarded jointly by the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.
Anna Woo
Head, MBA Career & Alumni Development, HKUST
Anna Woo is the Head of MBA Career & Alumni Development at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She started her career at KPMG Audit and later gained 8 years of recruitment experience at two international firms, Michael Page and Pure Search. Her career has allowed her to interact and work with various types of companies primarily in Greater China and parts of Asia, seeing how businesses evolved in terms of business models and human resources planning. 

At her current role at HKUST MBA Program, Anna works closely with MBA students and alumni, witnessing their transformation into well-rounded and responsible future business leaders. Anna and her team keep abreast of business topics that’s relevant to the program and the job market, facilitating the HKUST MBA community to grow professionally.
Aaron Yim
Managing Director
Ricoh Hong Kong Limited
Mr. Aaron Yim is the Managing Director of Ricoh Hong Kong Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japanese global office solutions and a notable Smart Office Solution Provider in Hong Kong. He is a member of the Ricoh Asia Pacific’s Management Board and is responsible for Ricoh’s sales and services businesses in Hong Kong, Macau. As a 30-year veteran of the office solutions industry, Mr. Yim is leading the company to a business transformation through digitalization, and to extend the company’s capability from digital copiers to smart technology and cloud solutions.

Prior to this current position, Mr. Yim had worked in Gilman Office Automation as Chief Executive and was promoted to the Chief Operating Officer of Ricoh Hong Kong Limited. He successfully transformed the business of Ricoh from analog to digital, and implemented TQM in the company with a customer and people focus culture. Under his leadership, Ricoh has become the market leader in Hong Kong and the company was awarded the HKMA Quality Award Overall
Winner in 2002.

Mr Aaron Yim has been involved in promoting quality management and people engagement in Hong Kong. He had served as the HKMA Quality Award
examiner and the adjudicator for the HKMA Award for Excellence in Training.
He has been a member of the Manpower Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) since 2004. Mr. Yim earned a First Class Honours BBA Degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a MBA degree from the University of Dallas.
Dr Glenn Frommer
ESG Matters
Dr Glenn Frommer is one of the pioneers of sustainability and the environmental movement. He has worked in the field for more than thirty years and was involved in the drafting of the GRI G4 Reporting Guideline, the AccountAbility 1000AP Standard, and Reporting 3.0.

Prior to founding ESG Matters, Glenn held senior management positions with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Ltd. in Hong Kong for more than twenty-two years where he embedded sustainability through an Enterprise Risk Management approach and implemented China’s and the transport sector’s first climate change policy. His extensive cross-sector and cross-industrial experience extends throughout the international arena, specifically in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
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Sustainability is a rising sector gaining increasing attention and interest. However, the general consensus is that there is a need for the market to build up ESG capacity to keep up with this movement. 

We have invited ESG practitioners from different industries to share their personal career journeys, words of advice, and insights on job prospects. 
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