While we come from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences, we all believe deeply in the power of education and the need to improve the education system.
Vic Lee is the Founder of CEL. He is passionate about public welfare, especially in the field of education.
In terms of commercial activities, Vic is the Founder and Managing Director of Virtus Inspire, a boutique ventures capital firm with focus on investing in TMT and MedTech companies in China, U.S., Europe and Israel. By building a cross border ecosystem and a series of platform companies, the firm helps portfolio companies get into massive and fast-growing markets of China and Asia, and assist Chinese companies to expand aboard.
Vic is one of the founders and former senior executive vice president of Tencent, the largest Internet company in China. After leaving Tencent in 2012, he began to invest in technology companies in US, Israel and China. Vic was recognized as the "China Top CIO" of 2008 by "CEO & CIO" magazine.
Jennifer is the Executive Director of CEL. Fueled by her enthusiasm for philanthropy and the desire to make a difference, Jennifer transitioned from a career in strategic communications to the non-profit sector. She aspires to weave enjoyment, compassion and equity into the education space.
Prior to CEL, Jennifer was the Chief Executive of the Chen Yet-Set Family Foundation, a charitable foundation focused on the promotion of early childhood literacy and education enhancement in Mainland China and Hong Kong. While she was still a communications professional, Jennifer worked at Prudential (Asia), Cathay Pacific Airways, and APCO Worldwide. Her range of experience spans from change management, corporate and internal communications, to corporate social responsibility.
Jennifer received her Master of Public Administration from The University of Hong Kong, and her Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College, Columbia University. She sits on the Board of the Ho Cheung Shuk Yuen Charitable Foundation, which is focused on improving the quality of life for seniors with early dementia.
Director of Strategy
Angele Law is the Director of Strategy at CEL. She believes in the power of empathy, courage and collaboration in driving lasting, systemic changes in education and beyond.
Before joining CEL, Angele has served as the Edtech Sector Practice Co-Leader at Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, Community Development Fellow at EdSurge, Fellow at Education Pioneer, and Strategic Projects Summer Associate at Boston Public Schools. She also worked as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, where she had the privilege to work with schools, non-profits and governments in Greater China on their challenges related to strategy, growth, impact and efficiency.
Angele holds an MBA degree from MIT Sloan School of Management, where she explored the intersection of education, management and innovation.
Director of Connected Learning
As Director of Connected Learning at CEL, Kelly constructs learning pathways for educators and students in Hong Kong schools. Leading the MIT STEAM Camp @ CIS collaboration, she brought together 600 students and 60 teachers across 57 Hong Kong schools and community stakeholders to empower students to solve real-world challenges inspired by the UN Sustainable Goals.
Kelly's passion is to create a connected world of wonder, exploration and sustainable change. Kelly fosters cultures of engagement through training, system implementation, and community social responsibility. She is a researcher leading instructional change with data-informed practices at Chinese International School, a dual-language school in Hong Kong.
Kelly holds a doctorate of education in educational leadership and is an adjunct professor in a Digital Learning and Leading graduate program.