Dr. Rosanna Wong, DBE, JP, is the Chairman of the Asia International School Limited. She is a Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and Senior Advisor of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.
Dr. Wong serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited; of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited; and of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels; and sits on the Board of Directors of the Our Hong Kong Foundation. She is also an Honorary Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. Dr. Wong formerly sat on the Board of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited; and was the previous Non-Executive Chairman of The Hongkong Bank Foundation’s Advisory Committee. She was also previously a Global Advisor to Mars, Incorporated.
She is the Honorary Chairman of World Vision Hong Kong and an Honorary Vice-President of the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association. She also sits on the Honorary Advisory Board of the Hong Kong WEMP Education Foundation, which pioneers and provides mental health and wellbeing to children and their families.
Dr. Wong has a distinguished record of public service. She is a former Member of the Executive and Legislative Councils. She is also the former Chairperson of the Education Commission; the Hong Kong Housing Authority; the Commission on Youth; and the Social Welfare Advisory Committee. She also served as a Member on the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission; as a Member of the Commission on Strategic Development; and as a Member of the Commission on Poverty of the Government of the HKSAR. Dr. Wong is also a former Working Group Member of the United Nations High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor; and a former Member of the United Nations High Level Panel on Youth Employment. She was the former President of the English-Speaking Union (Hong Kong). She is a former Court Member of The University of Hong Kong, where in addition, she was an elected Member of the Council. She was also on The Asia Foundation Hong Kong Leadership Council.
Dr. Wong holds a B.Soc.Sc. from The University of Hong Kong; an M.S.W. from The University of Toronto; an M.Sc. from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London; and an M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of California, Davis. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from The Hong Kong Institute of Education (2004); The University of Hong Kong (2003); The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2002); The University of Toronto (1999); and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1996). In 2006, she was made an Honorary Fellow of The London School of Economics and Political Science. She was bestowed the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honouree Award by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2003.
Dr. Wong has been the recipient of many awards, both locally and internationally, including one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong and was honoured as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. She was also honoured with the award of Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1997.
Dr Ahmed Hussain is the Chief Education Officer with AISL. This position involves leading on educational strategy and operations across the Harrow group of schools in Asia. He is also an Associate Professor in the school of education Durham University, a member of the editorial board with Research Journal: International Education Theory and Practice, a member of the expert panel for Pudong Education Bureau, Shanghai and a Fellow of the Charter College for Teaching, UK.
Professional and research experience
Following an initial career as a post-doctoral research scientist and lecturer at University of Nottingham, Ahmed trained as teacher of science with the school of education, Durham University. Following a number of teaching and leadership positions, Ahmed was appointed as a Lecturer of Education at Durham University. Here he led on training and developing teachers, teaching on Masters and EdD courses as well as undertaking research in the fields of curriculum analysis, assessment and teacher professional development. Ahmed took up a number of senior leadership positions in schools in the UK and Dubai along with working in the education reform project in Abu Dhabi. Here he led projects on senior leader and teacher professional development along with supporting the development and rollout of national standards for school leaders and teachers in the UAE. Ahmed then took up the role of Director of Schools with Wellington College China, playing a key role in establishing Wellington College China as a leading education group regionally and internationally.