Andrew Tsui, CEO & Co-Founder
Having grown up in both Hong Kong and Singapore, Andrew undertook roles in both the public and private sectors before he began his social entrepreneurship journey. He brings his background in realestate and civil engineering to realise the potential of urban spaces in densely built-up cities such as Hong Kong. Andrew is also active in the social entrepreneurship community in Hong Kong, serving as mentor and advisor to new start-ups, enterprises, including a business summary judge and trainer for the Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge since 2011, and a consultant to HKUST SIGHT Programme on Design Thinking.
Pol Fabrega, COO & Co-Founder
Originally from Barcelona, Pol started his career in the nonprofit sector working on a wide range of issues, from human trafficking, to education, to human rights. In 2012, he relocated to Hong Kong, where he has been pioneering the urban farming movement and working to help transform the way we grow, consume and think about food. Pol is an awardee of Hong Kong Tatler’s Generation T 2018 List and The Green Is The New Black 2018 Green Warriors.
Michelle Hong, CMO & Co-Founder
Michelle is a city kid born and raised in Singapore, and found out the hard truths of our food system after having pursued growing her own food after moving to Hong Kong. Previously from the communications and advertising sector, she believes that reviving the organic farming movement and building a sustainable food system can start right here in the heart of cities and now channels her time and energy towards promoting the urban farming movement, encouraging people to start growing their own food, so as to nurture a generation of consumers connected with their food sources and local producers. Michelle is also a fellow of the global Vital Voices GROW Fellowship 2020.
Kendy Lee, CFO
Kendy has over 15 years of experience working in the financial industry, including banks, wealth management firms, and international insurance companies. He joined Rooftop Republic’s executive team in 2019 to pursue his passion for working with innovative social start-ups. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and an EMBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kendy also serves as an advisor for start-ups in Hong Kong and China to help new businesses with financial modelling, fundraising, and pre-IPO planning.
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Cat has worked in a variety of commercial and not-for-profit roles centred around business development, marketing, and team management. She specialises in client management and developing innovative solutions to address clients’ challenges.
Brenda came to Hong Kong from México, where she studied Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy Engineering. She has been involved in the agricultural sector when she launched a start-up company focused on hydroponics & urban farming.
Cherry’s background in customer experience combined with her passion for urban farming helps her manage the Rooftop Republic online store and public events. She hopes to reconnect the city dwellers with nature with the aid of easily accessible service, tools and knowledge.
Having most recently worked as a learning and development professional, Chiao has made the switch from travel sector to sustainability. He believes education and awareness are key components in changing people’s behaviour and hopes he can be a catalyst for change.
Fiona is a certified horticultural therapist, passionate about community farming and promoting great inclusion across different communities. Fluent in sign language, she is the lead instructor for Rooftop Republic's workshops and events with the hearing impaired and the elderly.
Lorraine has devoted her career to greening urban landscapes. With experiences in landscaping, beekeeping and horticultural therapy, she is excited to share farming tips in an urban context with communities.
Previously from digital marketing, Nick pursued his passion in agriculture through exploring various agricultural techniques and technologies. Nick believes that urban farming gives citydwellers greater access to concepts of organic farming, a chance to learn about our food system and helps cities to optimise our existing land for farming use.
Venus embarked on urban farming, inspired by her father who is passionate about gardening. Applying her background in sustainability and agriculture, her aim is to encourage city dwellers to establish healthier relationships and to reconnect with ourselves and Mother Nature.
Yee Man is a former civil servant who only found her passion for urban farming during retirement. She began working as a farmer for Rooftop Republic in 2019 to cultivate her new-found passion and hobby of growing and harvesting vegetables in her home city.
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