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In this true sense, we are a nimble and dedicated team with a diverse skill set aiming to achieve our common goals. Given the background of our founders and our executive team, we run the Foundation with the highest ethical considerations and transparency towards our partners, sponsors and donors.
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Katharina Reimer

Executive Director

Ms. Reimer currently serves as the Executive Director of the Karen Leung Foundation (“KLF”), a Hong Kong-based charity. Additionally, she is a Senior Advisor to a global trade credit insurance firm and holds several other board advisory roles.

Katharina’s speciality is leading the development of strategies for key corporate objectives or sales initiatives and aligning them to the respective organisational and company’s goals. Over the past two decades, Katharina has deployed her strategic marketing & communications skills across continents and industries. Prior to her current remits, Katharina led several marketing & communications teams in APAC and acted as strategic media advisor to a number of public sector organisations in the Middle East and Africa.

Katharina is a passionate advocate for social change and has been heavily involved in supporting several local charities and philanthropic causes in Hong Kong. Since arriving in Hong Kong in 2004, she has worked with the Sedan Chair Charity Fund, the Cancer Fund Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Award for Young People and Citi Kids Hong Kong amongst others, assisting with organisational fundraising and donor strategies. Katharina is a Founding Board member of the Asian University for Women Hong Kong Support Foundation and served as Chairwoman of 100 Women in Finance’s Hong Kong Beneficiary Selection Committee between 2011 and 2016. Recently, Katharina was selected as one of the finalists and future NGO leaders in Hong Kong who get to participate in a fully funded education program by Operation Santa Clause and UBS to shape the next generation of NGOs.

Since joining the KLF in 2017, she has doubled the organisational budget and added numerous strategic partners and programs that support the Foundation’s vision.

Katharina holds a BA from the University of Bristol (England), and a MA in Economics from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. She has lived in over 20 countries and is fluent in three languages. She is married with a young daughter and currently lives in Hong Kong.

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Lynn Tran

Senior Health Planning Consultant

Senior Health Planning Consultant

Lynn served the Karen Leung Foundation as Executive Director from November 2014 to January 2017 and currently supports the Foundation in a consulting role, providing guidance in health program planning, development and evaluation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of British Columbia. Lynn has a strong background in policy and public health and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including research, community and government. Most recently she served as Health Planning Advisor on the STOP HIV/AIDS Project in Vancouver, Canada. Lynn now lives in Vancouver with her husband and is honoured to have the opportunity to continue to fulfil Karen’s wish to promote awareness, prevention, early detection and optimal treatment of gynaecological cancers in the Hong Kong community.

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Sunny Yang

Healthcare Program Manager

Sunny Yang joined the Foundation in 2018 as Healthcare Program Manager. In her role, she works across all of KLF’s healthcare programming pillars, from design to implementation. She is also tasked to assist with the strategic build out of our overall programming strategy to keep addressing the current needs of Hong Kong’s community.ong Kong’s community.

Sunny obtained a Master of Public Health degree from the Chinese University in Hong Kong after her Bachelor in Food Science. She has acquired experience in both market and academic research as well as consulting for the healthcare sector. Her marketing sense and skill, together with her passion, will contribute in developing more programs to address the service gap of gynaecology cancer healthcare services in Hong Kong. Sunny is always enthusiastic and determined to promoting health and bring higher awareness to about these topics to the public. Sunny lives in Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

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Swana Lau

Administrative Support Manager

Administrative Support Manager

Swana Lau joined the Foundation in 2017 as an Administrative Support Manager. In her role, she supports KLF across all middle and back office tasks as well as assist with fundraisers and community events.

Swana started her career at Clifford Chance and has since worked for the top international law firms in various Administrative Support roles. She brings rich experience across project management, administration, vendor management and else required know-how to keep an organization running smoothly. Together with her vibrant personality, enthusiasm and passion to help others, Swana comes as a valued member of the team and will be an asset to the Foundation and its growth. Swana is tri-lingual and lives with her partner in Hong Kong.

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Waqas Khatri

Board Director & Co-Founder

Waqas is the co-founder of the Karen Leung Foundation. Waqas and Karen were married in January 2012 after several happy years together in Hong Kong. Given his journey with Karen before and during her battle with cervical cancer, he feels compelled to honour her wishes and ensure that other women have the opportunity to prevent cancer or detect it earlier.

Waqas brings vision, passion and leadership to the Foundation. He holds a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Vassar College. Waqas is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Ayrton Capital. He lives in New York City.

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Seth Fischer

Board Member & Co-Founder

Seth is a co-founder and Board member of the Karen Leung Foundation. He is also the founder and Chief Investment Officer at Oasis Management, where Karen worked as a trader in both the Tokyo and Hong Kong offices. Based in Hong Kong, Seth offers leadership in the day-to-day development of the organization in all areas. He holds a BA in Political Science from Yeshiva University in New York.

Driven by a strong interest in the community, Seth has served in the Israel Defense Forces and currently serves as a Board Member of Carmel School in Hong Kong, and Vice Chairman of the Ohel Leah Synagogue Management Committee. Seth lives with his wife, Nealy, and four children in Hong Kong.

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Sarah Morgan Feith

Board Director

Sarah joined the KLF Board in 2014 to help guide the Foundation’s strategy and operations.

Sarah currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and son. From 2014-2017, she worked in Hong Kong at Goldman Sachs in Investment Banking Compliance. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Sarah worked in Washington, D.C., for the Freedom House and the Foreign Policy Initiative, where she focused on project management, fundraising and advocacy campaigns.

Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College at Columbia University, and her master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

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Connie Heng

Board Director

Connie Heng joined the Board of the Karen Leung Foundation in 2017 to help further the Foundation's cause and honour her friend Karen Leung. Connie is Head of Capital Markets in Asia Pacific and sits on the Asia Pacific Leadership Group at Clifford Chance. During her 20-year career, she has helped many Hong Kong and Chinese issuers with their securities offerings in the international debt capital markets and has advised on many landmark transactions. Connie is an active supporter of diversity and gender issues and chairs ‎the Clifford Chance Hong Kong Women's Network. She holds a BA in law from the National University of Singapore and lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two young daughters.

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Katharina Reimer

Executive Director

Ms. Reimer currently serves as the Executive Director of the Karen Leung Foundation (“KLF”), a Hong Kong-based charity. Additionally, she is a Senior Advisor to a global trade credit insurance firm and holds several other board advisory roles.

Katharina’s speciality is leading the development of strategies for key corporate objectives or sales initiatives and aligning them to the respective organisational and company’s goals. Over the past two decades, Katharina has deployed her strategic marketing & communications skills across continents and industries. Prior to her current remits, Katharina led several marketing & communications teams in APAC and acted as strategic media advisor to a number of public sector organisations in the Middle East and Africa.

Katharina is a passionate advocate for social change and has been heavily involved in supporting several local charities and philanthropic causes in Hong Kong. Since arriving in Hong Kong in 2004, she has worked with the Sedan Chair Charity Fund, the Cancer Fund Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Award for Young People and Citi Kids Hong Kong amongst others, assisting with organisational fundraising and donor strategies. Katharina is a Founding Board member of the Asian University for Women Hong Kong Support Foundation and served as Chairwoman of 100 Women in Finance’s Hong Kong Beneficiary Selection Committee between 2011 and 2016. Recently, Katharina was selected as one of the finalists and future NGO leaders in Hong Kong who get to participate in a fully funded education program by Operation Santa Clause and UBS to shape the next generation of NGOs.

Since joining the KLF in 2017, she has doubled the organisational budget and added numerous strategic partners and programs that support the Foundation’s vision.

Katharina holds a BA from the University of Bristol (England), and a MA in Economics from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. She has lived in over 20 countries and is fluent in three languages. She is married with a young daughter and currently lives in Hong Kong.

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Lynn Tran

Senior Health Planning Consultant

Senior Health Planning Consultant

Lynn served the Karen Leung Foundation as Executive Director from November 2014 to January 2017 and currently supports the Foundation in a consulting role, providing guidance in health program planning, development and evaluation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of British Columbia. Lynn has a strong background in policy and public health and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings including research, community and government. Most recently she served as Health Planning Advisor on the STOP HIV/AIDS Project in Vancouver, Canada. Lynn now lives in Vancouver with her husband and is honoured to have the opportunity to continue to fulfil Karen’s wish to promote awareness, prevention, early detection and optimal treatment of gynaecological cancers in the Hong Kong community.

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Sunny Yang

Healthcare Program Manager

Sunny Yang joined the Foundation in 2018 as Healthcare Program Manager. In her role, she works across all of KLF’s healthcare programming pillars, from design to implementation. She is also tasked to assist with the strategic build out of our overall programming strategy to keep addressing the current needs of Hong Kong’s community.ong Kong’s community.

Sunny obtained a Master of Public Health degree from the Chinese University in Hong Kong after her Bachelor in Food Science. She has acquired experience in both market and academic research as well as consulting for the healthcare sector. Her marketing sense and skill, together with her passion, will contribute in developing more programs to address the service gap of gynaecology cancer healthcare services in Hong Kong. Sunny is always enthusiastic and determined to promoting health and bring higher awareness to about these topics to the public. Sunny lives in Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

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Swana Lau

Administrative Support Manager

Administrative Support Manager

Swana Lau joined the Foundation in 2017 as an Administrative Support Manager. In her role, she supports KLF across all middle and back office tasks as well as assist with fundraisers and community events.

Swana started her career at Clifford Chance and has since worked for the top international law firms in various Administrative Support roles. She brings rich experience across project management, administration, vendor management and else required know-how to keep an organization running smoothly. Together with her vibrant personality, enthusiasm and passion to help others, Swana comes as a valued member of the team and will be an asset to the Foundation and its growth. Swana is tri-lingual and lives with her partner in Hong Kong.

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Waqas Khatri

Board Director & Co-Founder

Waqas is the co-founder of the Karen Leung Foundation. Waqas and Karen were married in January 2012 after several happy years together in Hong Kong. Given his journey with Karen before and during her battle with cervical cancer, he feels compelled to honour her wishes and ensure that other women have the opportunity to prevent cancer or detect it earlier.

Waqas brings vision, passion and leadership to the Foundation. He holds a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Vassar College. Waqas is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Ayrton Capital. He lives in New York City.

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Seth Fischer

Board Member & Co-Founder

Seth is a co-founder and Board member of the Karen Leung Foundation. He is also the founder and Chief Investment Officer at Oasis Management, where Karen worked as a trader in both the Tokyo and Hong Kong offices. Based in Hong Kong, Seth offers leadership in the day-to-day development of the organization in all areas. He holds a BA in Political Science from Yeshiva University in New York.

Driven by a strong interest in the community, Seth has served in the Israel Defense Forces and currently serves as a Board Member of Carmel School in Hong Kong, and Vice Chairman of the Ohel Leah Synagogue Management Committee. Seth lives with his wife, Nealy, and four children in Hong Kong.

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Sarah Morgan Feith

Board Director

Sarah joined the KLF Board in 2014 to help guide the Foundation’s strategy and operations.

Sarah currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and son. From 2014-2017, she worked in Hong Kong at Goldman Sachs in Investment Banking Compliance. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Sarah worked in Washington, D.C., for the Freedom House and the Foreign Policy Initiative, where she focused on project management, fundraising and advocacy campaigns.

Sarah received her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College at Columbia University, and her master’s degree from the London School of Economics.

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Connie Heng

Board Director

Connie Heng joined the Board of the Karen Leung Foundation in 2017 to help further the Foundation's cause and honour her friend Karen Leung. Connie is Head of Capital Markets in Asia Pacific and sits on the Asia Pacific Leadership Group at Clifford Chance. During her 20-year career, she has helped many Hong Kong and Chinese issuers with their securities offerings in the international debt capital markets and has advised on many landmark transactions. Connie is an active supporter of diversity and gender issues and chairs ‎the Clifford Chance Hong Kong Women's Network. She holds a BA in law from the National University of Singapore and lives in Hong Kong with her husband and two young daughters.

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