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Joint Monthly Luncheon with Mr. YIP Wai Cheong (Jason) Regional Head of Market, Government Affairs and Donor Relations division, ICRC – From Banking to the Battlefields

April 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Swiss Association & Swiss Chamber of Commerce

Joint Monthly Luncheon

9 April 2018 (Monday)


From Banking to the Battlefields

Guest Speaker:  Mr. YIP Wai Cheong (Jason) Regional Head of Market, Government Affairs and Donor Relations division, ICRC

While Jason might have lost count of how many armed group members he had spoken with in the battlefields, he could still spell out the “very special” address of a letter he was asked to hand-deliver to a mother in Myanmar. In this April’s luncheon, Jason will share his personal experience from working in Goldman Sachs Hong Kong to negotiating with armed groups in Palestine, Afghanistan and Myanmar as an ICRC Delegate. He will also introduce the world’s first “Humanitarian Impact Bond” and discuss how the private sector could get involved in humanitarian efforts.

About the guest speaker

Jason Yip is the Regional Head of Unit at the Government Affairs & Donor Relations division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jason worked in the headquarters of the ICRC in Geneva to mobilize dialogues with the member states of the Geneva Convention. In addition, he stationed in Palestine, Afghanistan and Myanmar, where he was responsible for developing and implementing ICRC’s humanitarian initiatives in the battlefields. He has extensive experience performing security analysis and building dialogues with non-state military groups. He is also experienced in emergence relief, including working for Sichuan’s earthquake in 2008 and the migrant crisis in Andaman Sea in 2015.

Date: 9th April, 2018 (Monday)
Time: 12:00 – 14:00 (Registration and pre luncheon cocktails starts at 12:00)
Venue: Harcourt Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
Function Room reserved by Mr Guido Furrer
Dress Code: Business Attire & Formal shoe wear must be worn
*Shoes with rubber white soles, sport shoes and jeans are not acceptable
Please visit here for the dress code of Hong Kong Club.
All the members and their guests should dress accordingly.
Late registrations, walk-ins will be accommodated on a best effort basis
Price: HK$430 per person for SwissCham & SAHK Member
HK$530 per person for Non-member, late registrations & walk-in guest
Registration: Click Register to fill in the form and return to by 3 April 2018 (Tue). The cheque should be made payable to “Swiss Association of Hong Kong” and mail it to GPO Box 9232, Central, Hong Kong. If you prefer to do the payment by bank transfer, please let us know.

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*Cancellation must be notified in writing before 3 April. No Cancellations and refunds after the deadline (3 April). No shows will be charged

PDF file: 20180409Luncheon



1 Jackson Road, Central


April 9, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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