James Chen is Chairman of Wahum Group Holdings, a third generation family owned manufacturing business. In addition, he is founder and Managing Director of his family office, Legacy Advisors Ltd, and Co-Chair of his family’s venture philanthropy arm, the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation (cysff.org), which has a strategic focus on early childhood literacy, library development and education enhancement. Inaugurated in 2003, the Foundation has supported close to 200 initiatives in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and West Africa.
James and his wife, Su Hwei Lee, founded Bring Me a Book Hong Kong (bringmeabook.org.hk), an NGO promoting family literacy, and the Feng ZiKai Chinese Children’s Picture Book Award (www.fengzikaibookaward.org), the first globally recognised national award for original Chinese language children’s picture books.
Further afield, James is Co-Founder and non-executive Director of the adjustable focus eyewear technology company Adlens (adlens.com), and is a Trustee for Vision for a Nation (visionforanation.net), an innovative programme to provide universal access to eyeglasses, starting in Rwanda. James is a long-standing member of the Outward Bound Trust of Hong Kong, former Chairman of the China Exploration and Research Society, and a past president of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization HK.
More recently, James has invested in Delta Health (www.deltahealth.com.cn), a cardiovascular specialty hospital set to revolutionise patient care in China, and ammado, a global online donation and fundraising platform (ammado.com).