Terri Appel arrived in Hong Kong, from New York City, with her husband Nick in 1997. They have two children ages 19 and 16. Terri has her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her Master’s Degree from Columbia University. She worked in the health care sector with a variety of government, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Her last position, in the USA, was with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, NJ. Over the last 21 years, Terri worked as both a volunteer and paid consultant with a number of not for profit and service organisations through her consulting practice – Sourcing Solutions Far East Ltd. Terri has now shifted her focus to the education field. Currently she is the Director of Advancement for the English Schools Foundation. She was formerly the Director of Business Development with Generations Christian Education. She holds a few Board appointments for various NGOs in Hong Kong, and is also a frequent session speaker for women’s conferences, lunches and retreats here in Hong Kong.
A global citizen who has lived in India, Australia and Hong Kong, Sachin Doshi is founder and CEO of Weave Living, one of Asia’s pioneering integrated rental accommodation brands. He holds more than 18 years’ experience in Asia Pacific’s real estate industry, having played senior leadership roles in international institutions such as APG, Merrill Lynch and Citi. In 2016, he was named in the Urban Land Institute’s “40 Under 40” scheme, which singles out the brightest and best young land-use professionals worldwide. One of his particular passions is around conceptualising, creating and scaling businesses, which he channelled into founding Weave Living in 2017 in pursuit of a vision of hassle-free city living for all. Sachin graduated in Engineering and Physics at the Australian National University with first-class honours and won the University Medal, an honour bestowed on students for “consistent academic excellence”.
Geet Goenka is a business man and philanthropist, having spent most of his time growing up in Hong Kong this city is the place he loves and calls home. Geet is a third generation in his families business focused mainly on the manufacturing and wholesaling of fine jewellery and diamonds. His passion for helping others stems from having spent some time in India growing up and witnessing the vast injustice and inequality present there. Geet is involved with multiple charities within India and has been involved with growth of the ImpactHK since its early stages in 2016. He is immensely proud of what ImpactHK, along with its founder Jeff Rotmeyer and the rest of the team, has been able to achieve in such a short period of time. The number of lives changed through ImpactHK is nothing short of incredible and Geet believes this is just the beginning.
As a third generation Hongkonger Elizabeth’s love for the city and its people drives her passion for challenging injustices faced by any who call it home. Elizabeth has worked extensively with charities serving the homeless in Hong Kong and overseas both personally and in her professional capacity as a lawyer, and is excited to watch ImpactHK’s reach and success grow. Elizabeth believes we have worlds to gain empowering Hong Kong’s vulnerable and encouraging meaningful community involvement by all.
Cliffton came to Hong Kong for a 6 months work assignment and, as with most expats, has loved and lived in Hong Kong for about 8 years now. He is very passionate about the cause of the under privileged, Children’s education and in giving back to society. He works with numerous societies in Hong Kong as well as in Shillong, India where he is from. Cliffton comes with many years of experience in Management consulting in the areas of Finance, Strategy, HR and Technology and having worked across many countries brings a lot of expertise to the ImpactHK board.