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 & Programs
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. She is also a certified Compassionate Systems Master Practitioner, working with other global leaders to cultivate deep thinking and well-being in the education space.
Director of Connected Learning
Kelly Grogan is the Director of Connected Learning at CEL. Kelly’s passion is to create a connected world of exploration through peers and projects. She uses data to make informed decisions and to foster sustainable change in schools. Her current research focuses on Hong Kong student interest in STEM content and careers, and parent perceptions of STEM education.
Kelly played an instrumental role in the founding of CEL, and has continued to construct 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.
Currently, Kelly is the Head of School at Achieve Xiamen International School (AXIS) and a professor in a Digital Learning and Leading graduate program. Prior to joining AXIS, Kelly served as the Head of Innovation and Staff Learning at the Chinese International School, Hong Kong.
Kelly holds a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and has led learning across the globe as an International Society for Technology in Education certified trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator Advisory Board member and at the UNESCO Teacher Task Force Policy Dialogue Forum.
David is the Research Coordinator of the multi-year “Envisioning Innovation in Education” study, a collaboration between CEL and Project Zero. He believes in the power of community to drive changes in a participatory manner, through which we can create a better education environment for our next generation. He also aspires to explore the interlinkage among education, policy and the well-being of children and youth.
Prior to CEL, David was deeply engaged with promoting media literacy education in Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region. He previously organised regional forums and workshops across Asia. With online safety of the younger generation being his research interest, David has been invited to share his initiatives and work at various international platforms, including the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (UNIGF) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) meetings.
David obtained a Master in Public Policy from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University Singapore and MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights from Institute of Education, University College London.
Queenie is the Research Coordinator of the multi-year "Envisioning Innovation in Education" collaborative study between CEL and Project Zero. Queenie is passionate about instilling diversity, equity and inclusion into the fabric of Hong Kong’s education sphere, so that each child may possess equal opportunities to realize their full potential.
Queenie holds research & project management experiences from England and Hong Kong. She worked with educators in the UK on literacy intervention programmes to support primary school children with reading & spelling difficulties. Her dissertation also explored students’ reading motivation and enjoyment from the psychological perspective. Prior to CEL, Queenie worked at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong, where she investigated youth belonging and Hong Kong secondary school students’ aspirations for the future.
Queenie received her BSc (Hons) Psychology degree from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. She is a freelance artist in children's illustrations and a consultant in developing the diversity & inclusion agenda at educational institutions.