Join us this week as we speak to Alice Mong from Asia Society Hong Kong on the importance, influence and sustainability of soft power within Asia.
S. Alice Mong became the Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center (ASHK) in August of 2012. ASHK is based in Hong Kong and is an independent non-government organization established in 1990. As an affiliate of the Asia Society global network of 14 centers, Asia Society Hong Kong Center was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by the late Sir Q.W. Lee, honorary chairman of Hang Seng Bank.
Prior to ASHK, she worked in New York for almost a decade in the non-profit sector in senior management position. While in New York, Ms. Mong was the Director of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) from 2009 till 2011. Ms. Mong left MOCA in July 2011 after successfully transforming the museum from a New York Chinatown institution to become the leading national museum. Ms. Mong also served as the Executive Director for the Committee of 100 in the United States, a Chinese-American non-profit membership organization founded by architect, I.M. Pei and cellist, Yo-Yo Ma. She is a graduate of The Ohio Sate University and received her EMBA from Kellogg-Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.