Edmon CHUNG, Chief Executive Officer
Edmon Chung is serving as the CEO for DotAsia Organisation and heads the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). Edmon currently Co-Chairs the ICANN Joint ccNSO/GNSO IDN Working Group (JIG) and participates extensively on Internet governance issues.
Edmon is an inventor of patents underlying technologies for internationalized domain names (IDN) and email addresses on the Internet. Edmon has served on many global IDN related committees, including technical and policy groups, that made it possible for the introduction of multilingual domain names and email addresses on the Internet. Edmon founded Neteka Inc. in partnership with the University of Toronto Innovations Foundation in 1999, and went on to win the Most Innovative Award in the Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurship Award in 2001. In 2000, Edmon was selected by The Globe and Mail as one of the Young Canadian Leaders. Between 2007 and 2010, Edmon served as an elected member on the ICANN GNSO Council. Between 2010 and 2012, Edmon served as an elected member on the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) from the Asia Pacific Region. Between 2006 and 2011, Edmon served as an elected member of the Elections Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the Information Technology Subsector.
Edmon has a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Pavan BUDHRANI, Director of Business Development
Pavan Budhrani is the Director of Business Development for DotAsia Organisation. He is heavily involved in media related activities like drafting press releases and organizing press events. In addition, he also organizes events around the globe for promoting the DotAsia Brand. Since joining the company, he has been aiding the CEO for his role as Secretariat for the APRALO.
Prior to establishing his career as a Communications Manager, Pavan spent 4 years at the City University of Hong Kong graduating with first class honors in the Marketing Bachelors Degree. He has worked with the likes of Octopus Company Ltd and The Dairy Farm Group during his time at University. In addition, he also possesses a distinction in Business Administration.
Beatrice CHAN, Director of Strategic Development
Beatrice Chan is the Director of Strategic Development at DotAsia, where she develops and guides the vision and long-term goals of DotAsia in collaboration with the CEO and board, and facilitates the development of annual and strategic plans to achieve the visions and purposes, reflecting DotAsia principles and core values. Beatrice is also responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies/activities for DotAsia.
Beatrice has over 10-years experience in management. Prior to DotAsia, she was the Director of Communications and Resources Development at Habitat for Humanity (HFH), Hong Kong and Greater China Region. Leading the annual HFH flagship program, the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project, Beatrice successfully gathered over 250 volunteers and coordinated with Former US President, Mr. Jimmy Carter and his spouse in Sichuan to help rebuilding efforts after the devastating 2008 earthquake.
Beatrice was also active in the Entertainment and Arts field, where she has been the Assistant General Manager, Marketing Department, for Emperor Motion Pictures, Development Director of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society and Programme Manager of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFF). She was also the youngest curator ever in HKIFF history and successfully implemented the privatization of HKIFF.
Beatrice is a freelance writer since graduating from University. Her contribution included script writing for movies, travel stories, food & restaurant review, copywriting and film preview/review etc.
Beatrice holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (Literature and Professional Writing) from the Hong Kong Baptist University, where she also studied Philosophy and Arts with particular interest in Avant-Garde Visual Art.
Rebecca CHAN, Finance & Compliance Officer
As the Finance & Compliance Officer, Rebecca Chan oversees the policy compliance of the .Asia registry and registrars, as well as the financial operations of the DotAsia Organisation. Rebecca is also the liaison with ICANN and registrars on accreditation and billing processes.
Rebecca has been working in the domain name industry since 1999. Before joining DotAsia, Rebecca worked as an executive of an ICANN Accredited Registrar. Prior to that, Rebecca was the Corporate Resource Manager at a domain registration solutions provider specializing in IDN technologies.
Rebecca has a B.A.Sc. and a M.Eng. degree from the University of Toronto.
Leona CHEN, Vice President of Registrar Relations
Leona Chen-Birkner is the current Vice President of Registrar Relations for DotAsia Organisation, and a key member of the team that launched the entity in Asia in 2006. With this capacity, she is responsible in addressing issues surrounding the launch of the new top level domain name .Asia, and serves as the main link between DotAsia Organisation and .Asia accredited registrars. She is also involved in marketing initiatives aimed to promote .Asia to Asian communities worldwide.
Over the last seven years, Leona has worked extensively in various government and technology organizations in Canada and Japan. Prior to joining DotAsia Organisation, Leona was with IBM Canada and later with JENS Corp in Tokyo, Japan where she handled corporate affairs duties.
Leona holds a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto in Asia Pacific Studies. She speaks English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Japanese.
Jennifer CHUNG, Director of Corporate Knowledge
As the Director of Corporate Knowledge, Jennifer oversees the knowledge and policy development for DotAsia in the region and in the industry. Jennifer represents .Asia Registry and participates in bottom-up policy development processes in ICANN. She is active in the internet governance sphere and participates in both global and regional Internet Governance Forums, the WSIS process as part of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) team. Jennifer also heads the Secretariat for the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG).
In her previous role as the Policy and Organisational Relations lead, Jennifer was also the editor for Keepclicking.Asia, a quarterly newsletter, and account manager for IoN magazine (restructured as the IoN.asia brand), a quarterly magazine that caters directly to the Domain Name Industry.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining DotAsia, Jennifer was with Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP, a US firm specializing in complex bank litigation. An avid supporter of technology innovation, Jennifer has volunteered time since 2003 working on Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) projects. Jennifer has also spent considerable time in the classical music field as a classical pianist working with the youth artists institute in conjunction with the Van Cliburn piano competition.
Sam KONG, Youth Engagement Lead
Sam Kong has been involved with youth development and capacity building in the non-profit sector since 2015. He joined DotAsia in 2016 as Public Engagement Coordinator. As part of his work, Sam has been involved in a variety of educational projects, promoting Sustainable Development Goals and youth participation in Internet Governance among youth in Hong Kong.
With his new role as Youth Engagement Lead, Sam now heads DotAsia’s youth flagship project, NetMission.Asia. The NetMission project not only encourages youth participation on Internet Governance, but works with young people to build their capacity in order to allow their voices to reach even more people. Sam is also the coordinator of the Hong Kong Youth Internet Governance Forum (HKYIGF), Youth Internet Governance Forum in Asia Pacific region (yIGF@APrIGF). He has been actively participating in the Internet Governance related conferences including APrIGF2017, APIGA2017 ICANN60,2017, and IGF2017.
Sam has a wide range of interests and hobbies. His topics of interest include #Social Innovation, #Youth Empowerment. In his personal life, he enjoys bodybuilding, rock music, and traveling.
Sam holds a Bachelor Degree of Social Science in Public Administration from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Professional Education and Executive Development
Elvis LAM, Lead Developer
As a Lead Developer, this former “Innovative Entrepreneur” Award winner plays the lead role in developing the company’s software and online applications. His title is two-fold as he is also responsible for the planning, management, and maintanence of the hardware and communications infrastructure of the company.
Elvis has been working in the web development field for over 12 years and has soldiered through the Dot-Com boom of the mid 90s to early 2000s. Through this time, Elvis has gained much exposure in entrepreneurialship and has witnessed the transition of web development standards to what we see and know today – From old-school CGI/Perl to interactive-rich Ajax, Elvis is adept in these and many programming languages in between. Prior to DotAsia, Elvis worked with startup companies as well as stock-listed enterprises such as HKCyber Limted, StarEastNet.com, and ProSticks.com.
June LAU, Community Relations & Project Manager
June is the Community Relations & Project Manager with DotAsia Organisation. June is responsible for liaising with DotAsia’s members and community. Alongside, she manages city wide projects including “iCity” which promotes ICT to youths.
Prior to DotAsia, June has over 10 years of experience in IT supply chain management. She handled many different projects at IBM Canada and Hong Kong. June’s capacities includes project management, acquisition management, software system implementation , internal audit control and business development. To name a few, some projects she managed comprise of Elections Canada, IBM/Lenovo acquisition, IBM/Geodis acquisition, and SAP deployment.
June has a Bachelor of Business Management with Distinction from RMIT University in Australia as well as a Hotel & Restaurant Management Diploma with Honors from George Brown College in Canada.
Yannis LI, Developer of Corporate Development
Yannis has been involved in the ICT field since 2009 and has joined DotAsia since her graduation in 2011 starting as an Executive Assistant Manager. In the previous role, she was responsible in various project management and relationship building with the multi-stakeholders of the global Internet community. She has been actively engaging in the Internet Governance discussion and attending industry conferences such as ICANN meetings and IGFs. She also serves as the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF).
With the new role as the Director of Corporate Development, Yannis now helps with the organizational management and develops growth strategies as well as fosters partnerships for both the business and community work of DotAsia.
Prior to joining DotAsia, Yannis was part of the Internet Society Hong Kong as a Program Coordinator during her university time, which enriched her with the experience of coordinating many different I.T. conferences and seminars such as APNG camp, IPv6 Asia, and APRICOT-APAN 2011, etc.
Yannis holds a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration in Marketing and Management at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Tracy LIU, System Developer
Tracy Liu is the System Developer for DotAsia Organisation. She is mainly responsible for development work, especially on new technology projects. Apart from working on new projects, She also assists other online applications of company.
Prior to joining DotAsia, she studied at Hong Kong Baptist Unviersity graduating with first class honors in the Computer Science Bacherlors Degree. She has worked as a Web System Programmer intern and part time programmer in a local Digital Marketing Agency & CRM Consultancy Company during her university time, which gain experience in web programming.
Aaron SP, Director of Communications
Aaron has an extensive career in the Entertainment and Marketing field. Having graduated from a school of Performing Arts in France, she spent several years working as a lyricist and playwright before entering the marketing field. Aaron is a multi-talented person who possesses near perfect knowledge of every aspect of the marketing and entertainment industry locally. She helped put together the DotAsia Landrush Celebration party by inviting some prominent celebrities to be part of the big celebrations.
In 2008, Aaron organized a program to celebrate 100 years of Hong Kong Film. Aaron organized some large-scale international music concerts such as Kenny G World Tour and Wonder Girl Asia Tour in Hong Kong. In the year on 2009, Aaron participated in the production and online promotion of a Hong Kong movie “BreakupClub.asia” and the movie became the top 10 box office record in 2010.
She has organized the production of 5th Asian Film Awards Ceremony in Hong Kong. As well as participated the 29th and 30th Hong Kong Film Awards Ceremony.
Kelvin TRUONG, Web Technologist
As a Web Technologist in a rapidly growing company, this graphics-designing snowboarder from Canada has the savoury responsibilities of managing server/audio/visual systems and websites, for DotAsia Organisation. Kelvin’s enthusiasm for technology and problem-solving coupled with a passion for design has allowed him to thrive in this high-octane role.
For over 20 years, Kelvin has held a wide range of technical and creative roles within the Information Technology Industry – having worked in major enterprises such as MOJO Radio Station (AM640), Computer City, UPS, and finally IBM where he led major IT projects for 5 years before moving to Hong Kong where he joined an IT startup firm and eventually joining DotAsia Organisation.
Kelvin holds a Business/Marketing Degree from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and has completed a Web Development program at Centennial College in Toronto, Canada.
Johnson TSANG, System Developer
Johnson Tsang is focused on the development and maintenance of domain related projects for DotAsia Organisation.
Prior to joining DotAsia, Johnson had spent over 10 years as a developer in the domain name industry where he specialized in backend service implementations and API design. During that time he developed Registar/Registry online applications and Registrar client applications. In the 2 years prior to DotAsia, Johnson spent most of his time extending his knowledge and skills while working on interactive-rich Ajax web projects.
To share his development experience, Johnson initiated an open source project on sourceforge.net in 2011 – an MVC framework in which he is still maintaning today.
Karry YU, Senior Strategic Development Manager
As a pleasant and professional specialist in PR & marketing in media, retail and FMCG sectors , Karry has developed a proven network with media and commercial partners for 5 years. In addition to the valuable experience in GroupM & New Media Group as Content Manager, her strength in content development in various media channels did contribute to achieve the company & clients’ expectation with awards recognition.
Karry holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Translation & Interpretation City University of Hong Kong and is a Senior Strategic Development Manager at DotAsia.
Ajitora, Stakeholder Engagement Manager
I am Ajitora, the Stakeholder Engagement Manager at DotAsia. My job is to tell the world about the community work we do at DotAsia, and also to invite the world to join in our vision of harmony for progress and sustainability in Asia.