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Philo Alto

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Asia Value Advisors

Hong Kong

Philo is an ex-investment banker (Goldman Sachs and Citigroup) who is passionate about doing good while doing well. In 2011, he founded Asia Value Advisors, a socially-motivated advisory platform that seeks to inform, inspire and engage individuals and organizations to create positive social impact. In 2013, he co-founded Asia Community Ventures, a non-profit organization that hosted an Impact Investing Forum in Hong Kong with the Rockefeller Foundation. He recently co-authored two reports: "Mind the Gap: Lessons and Findings from EngageHK" (August 2013) and "Adopting the London Principles: Policy Considerations to Grow Impact Investing in Hong Kong" (July 2014).

Philo received his MBA and MPA at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, a MS in Industrial Economics at the University of Asia and the Pacific, and BS in Physics and Computer Engineering at Ateneo University. He is a board director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong, a global advisor to Social Ventures Hong Kong, a club officer of the Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong, and committee member of the HBS Andy Choa Trust Fund offering scholarships to HK NGO leaders. His views and blogs have been featured in a new book on The Power of Impact Investing, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Lien Centre for Social Innovation, South China Morning Post and Asia Venture Philanthropy Network.

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