Meet the Nominees

Thanks for all the nomination received. Here are the final nominees list. Have a look and get to know them before you put in your vote this Saturday at our annual BBQ meet!

Cannot make it to the BBQ – no worries you may also vote here in the link below


Deadline for the vote – mid night 19 November 2016 (Saturday)


Octavian CHEUNG – running for President
Octavian graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2009 in the field of Liberal Arts Studies and serves as CEO of Immersive Education Academy.

Working in the education industry, Octavian’s responsibilities include designing and providing education programs to the public schools and Universities in Hong Kong and China. He serves on the American Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Education Affairs Committee with a vision of promoting and developing the education industry in the region.

Octavian Cheung was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Chris CHOI – running for Vice President
Graduated with a B.S and M.S in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. For the past 5 years, I have worked in the aviation industry designing large commercial jet engines for Rolls Royce and General Electric Aviation. Currently I am studying for an MBA at Hong Kong University and hope to meet connect with the UIUC Alumni at different events. In my spare time I like to race motorcycles and play guitar. I look forward to meeting everyone soon.
Adrian AW – running for Treasurer
Adrian Aw graduated from UIUC with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (2002) and a Master of Accounting Sciences (2003).  He has been working in Chicago, Shanghai, and New York since graduation and relocated back to Hong Kong in 2014.  Adrian was involved in HKSA during his four years in Champaign and would like to continue contributing to and strengthening the Hong Kong UI alumni community.  He was a VP for UIAAHK from 2014-2016.
Carol CHU – running for Secretary
Carol Chu graduated from UIUC with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 2011. She returned to Hong Kong and join Jones Lang LaSalle and currently a manager with the JLL’s Valuation Advisory Services department. She has been heavily involved in the diversity and inclusion committee within the firm and is part of other professional body’s diversity initiative committee for women empowerment and workplace diversity.

Carol served on the board of HKSA during her years at UIUC. She is currently the secretary for UIAAHK from 2014-current. She is also the contact person for UI within the Hong Kong Big Ten Group.

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