Board President, Executive Director and Management Team of MSF Hong Kong

Suet Fong LIM
President, MSF Hong Kong Board

Ms. LIM Suet Fong was elected to the board of directors of Médecins Sans Frontières Hong Kong in 2021 by the regional association members, and then to the job of President in August 2022. As the President, she is responsible for leading the good governance, ethical compliance, risk management, duty of care and financial accountability. She also oversees the strategic direction of the MSF Hong Kong regional office and its branch offices in Greater China and Southeast Asia to support the movement’s social mission. 

A civil engineer from Malaysia, Ms. Lim has many years of experience in project planning and management for multinational companies and has taken part in multiple construction projects for infrastructure and commercial events. Her passion for humanitarian aid led her to work with MSF in conflict zones like South Sudan and Afghanistan since 2010. She applied her expertise on the maintenance and expansion of healthcare facilities in the projects. Our medical staff's commitment to saving lives is only possible thanks to the support of MSF logisticians like her. Following the completion of her assignments, Ms. Lim continued to engage with the MSF Hong Kong Association as one of its volunteer organisers. Between 2017 and 2021, she was the Associative Focal Point in Singapore to ensure effective communication between the peers and the Association. Her dedication to MSF as an Association and subsequently the trust earned from Association members in the region motivated her to take up a leadership role on the board. 

Ms. Lim has strong interest in the issues of the MSF international movement, and was elected as a representative of the MSF Hong Kong Association to participate in the 2022 International General Assembly, the highest authority of MSF International. That meeting discusses and builds the future direction of medical humanitarian assistance, medical innovation, advocacies and logistical support.

As a relative newcomer to the board with a technical background and a wide professional experience, Ms. Lim hopes to bring fresh viewpoints and ideas to the Association whilst ensuring MSF stays true to its own charter and principles to provide assistance to populations in distress. Given the volatility in our societies in recent years, she thinks that it is more important than ever to uphold MSF’s core principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence. She also believes that the connection between communities can be reinforced through MSF’s actions that appeal to humanitarian values shared by everyone.

 

Jenny Tung
Executive Director, MSF Hong Kong

Jenny Tung is the first Hong Konger and woman executive director of Medecins Sans Frontieres Hong Kong, a regional office overseeing Greater China and Southeast Asia offices, from field staff recruitment & deployment, public communications and advocacy, resources mobilisation and operations support. Jenny assumed the Executive Director post in November 2020 but has been working for the organisation more than eight years ago.

Since 2013, Jenny held various management and executive leadership roles such as Regional Director of Southeast, East Asia and Pacific; Director of Regional Development: and Interim Executive Director of MSF HK. Throughout her career in MSF, she led major initiatives highlighting the importance of Asia, and making MSF more visible in the region to create diverse and greater impact to impartial medical humanitarian action. 

Jenny’s leadership qualities and strategic partnership development skills have taken her to establish MSF presence in strategic locations such as Singapore, known as a regional hub for humanitarian and emergency response, as well as the establishment of MSF in Taipei to connect closer with our Taiwanese supporters. 

Her commitment to the organisation led her to see first-hand the appalling living conditions of refugees and asylum seekers at Lesbos refugee camp in Greece, Shatila camp in Lebanon, as well the situation of the minority migrants in France. She went to the Democratic Republic of Congo and witnessed the challenges field teams faced in responding to measles outbreak in difficult settings, and the impact of the dedicated HIV/AIDS hospital run by MSF at the capital Kinshasa to treat people living with the disease. She also visited the town of Bar Elias, bordering Syria, where MSF currently runs a hospital handling elective surgeries and wound-care management.  

Jenny has 17 years of work experience in the corporate sector, in Hong Kong and in Shanghai, managing big and multicultural teams across the Asia-Pacific region.  

 

Management Team of MSF Hong Kong

Deputy Executive Director and Director of Fundraising
Pauline Wong

Director of Human Resources
Karmina Aguilar

Interim China Representative
Ken Xue

Director of Finance, Risk & Compliance
Karen Chow

Regional Director of Operations Support Unit
Gert Verdonck

Director of Analysis
Martin Searle

 

Last updated: 22 Sept, 2022