2020/21 AsiaGlobal Fellow, Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong
Jason Yip is the chief executive officer of MWYO, a “think-and-do tank” on youth policy in Hong Kong. After working as an investment bank financial analyst, he changed his career to work on humanitarian issues in underprivileged countries. Before returning to Hong Kong in 2019, Jason was the regional head of the unit at the government affairs and donor relations division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), covering China, Malaysia and Singapore. During his tenure, Jason worked in Geneva to develop dialogue and mobilize resources with the member states to the Geneva Convention. He had previously been stationed in Palestine, Afghanistan and Myanmar as an ICRC delegate to implement humanitarian interventions. He also contributed to various emergency relief initiatives including for the 2008 earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province and the Rohingya migrant crisis in the Andaman Sea in 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Hong Kong and a master’s degree in international relations from Waseda University, which he earned with a scholarship from the government of Japan. In 2018, Jason was awarded a Medal of Honour by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and was selected as one of the year’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong.