Founding Members & Directors
Glendy CHOIFounder & Director
Glendy is currently an executive director and CEO of a Hong Kong listed company. She has more than 20 years of experience in infrastructure and environmental equipment manufacturing. She is the winner of the 2016 Hong Kong Young Industrialist Award. Glendy is also a mother of a youth with Special Educational Needs (SEN). As her daughter began to step into the society, she realized that the society and enterprises has misconception on SEN, as well as the derailment between the education system and actual employment skills, which prevented SEN youth from getting due opportunities to develop their unique potential and strengths. In mid-2021, with her belief and the passion to help others, Glendy founded Learning Bridge Association, hoping to become a bridge for SEN youth and help them connect with society. She hopes to combine her experience in the business world and as a SEN parent, to make contribution to a diverse and inclusive society in the future.
Ian OHCo-Founder & Director
Ian has been engaged in the IT industry for many years and has extensive experience in information system and data management. Ian is Glendy's husband and has always been very in the establishment of a charity organization to help SEN people and their families. With his experience in the field of computer information and as a father of a SEN youth, he believes that SEN people are very suitable for many types of jobs in the digital age, and their characteristics can be an advantage in these jobs, LBA plans to build a work space - LBHub, which provides SEN youth to develop their talents in various fields of IT work, so that they can work in the actual office setting while learning workplace knowledge and improving work skills.
Kenny Yiu is an investment professional with experience in private equity, venture capital and M&A activities. He is also a director at Food Angel, a Hong Kong based food rescue and charity meal program. He is passionate about unlocking potential and expanding possibility for SEN youth.
Christie OHFounding Member
Christie is the eldest daughter of Ian and Glendy. After graduating from university in UK, she returned to Hong Kong to work and had worked in an accounting firm and an environmental consulting firm. She is now engaged in environmental conservation research. Christie is three years and few months older than her sister Stephanie who has SEN. When she was a child, Christie didn't know how to get along with her sister. She always felt that her sister was unreasonable and often cried. When she grew up, she gradually understood the difficulties of SEN people and learned to be considerate and tolerant. Christie knows that most people in the society, like she did before, view SEN people from a one-sided lens without trying to understand them, and hence naturally don't know how to appreciate their advantages. The society should give SEN young people the opportunity to develop their talents with a more open attitude, so that they can truly participate in the society.