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.
Michelle Hong, COO & 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.
Pol Fabrega, 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.
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.
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.
Doris loves owls and birds in general. She likes strolling in the countryside. Upon retirement, Doris left her HR career in the manufacturing industry and joined Rooftop Republic. She believes that with a team taking care of each other and cooperating fully, we have a rich resource of positive energy.
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.
Having a diverse career and academic backgrounds from local NGOs, media and communications, aviation and architecture, Isabella has developed a mixture of ideas about how a green and sustainable city should be like and she wishes to disseminate these concepts to the public with her expertise in marketing.
Janaki is a double-certified permaculture practitioner. Her interest lies in enhancing the social aspects of regenerative agricultural systems to build educated, equipped and resilient communities.
Joanna has more than 25 years all-rounded experience in finance and accounting with diverse industry experiences covering property acquisition, solutions for property projects, headquarters of listed companies, China & HK retail supermarkets.
Kitty comes from a background of landscape architecture that has equipped her with agricultural and sustainable development knowledge. Kitty is passionate about working on sustainable projects and strongly believes urban farming is a way to reconnect nature and citizens.
During study journey in Horticulture, Lori found her passion for farming, and wants to be a part of Hong Kong's agriculture. Lori believes that urban farming can be a stepping stone for citywellers to participate in organic farming, a chance to grow our own healthy food and help cities to optimize 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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