I was born and grew up in Hong Kong, but spent 10 years working and studying in the U.S.. I’m the type of person that finds everything interesting, and my biggest dilemma is how not to get involved in too many things. I did a lot of internships, took a joint graduate degree, and started a number of new businesses. I also play soccer, the cello, and I’m an amateur photographer—all this while currently raising a young family. I thrive on variety and like to keep things fresh.
Coming to McKinsey
For a long time I found it hard to make my mind up about my career. I did several degrees, internships, and start-ups which I really enjoyed, and I guess part of my thinking was that this would buy me time to decide what I wanted to do. One of my internships was at McKinsey. I loved the people and the ever-changing nature of the work and, when I finally made a decision, I realized that I would get the greatest exposure, challenge, and development here.
Being part of a community
I love being a part of the McKinsey practice in Greater China, and in particular the Hong Kong office. I have had many unforgettable team experiences here. I’ve built long-lasting friendships, and the support I have received from my colleagues has been truly inspiring. I am particularly proud of the work I have done locally. I organized our office retreat a few years ago, where we all went away for a program of activities and social events to strengthen our office network and culture. I also recently got the office involved in social work with the Youth Business Initiative of the Hong Kong Youth Federation—a non-profit organization that tries to help local young people develop small businesses.
Why I stay at McKinsey
I like the fact that I can be an entrepreneur at McKinsey. Whether it’s starting an office initiative, developing new clients, proposing changes to how we work—McKinsey is a place where entrepreneurship and leadership is greatly valued and encouraged.
During my free time, I enjoy sports, music, photography, and spending time with my kids. I play soccer regularly in a league on weekends and am occasionally invited to play the cello at weddings and other special events. I am working toward becoming a more serious amateur photographer, and best of all, I spend as much time as possible with my kids.
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