Philo Alto (李 家 仁) is the founder and CEO of Asia Value Advisors (AVA), a purpose-driven philanthropic capital advisory firm based in Hong Kong. Philo was recently appointed as a member of the global editorial advisory board for Alliance magazine. He received his MBA and MPA from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. His voluntary engagements include serving as a director and community engagement lead of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong, director of the Harvard Club of HK Education Fund (a section 88 HK NGO), global advisor of Social Ventures HK, and an officer of the HBS Association of HK. On a personal front, he strives to have an active presence in his five-year-old son’s life and he and his family are active members of Bring me a Book Hong Kong, a registered charity and the leading advocate of parent-child reading in Hong Kong.
Philo Alto, Founder and CEO, Asia Value Advisors (AVA)
Peter has developed an international career in finance, investments, banking and treasury, starting in Australia, continuing to London, then Singapore and Hong Kong. Along the way he has continued to explore life-long learning and embrace the benefits of creativity, diversity and empathy. A serial volunteer, Peter is active across multiple local, regional, and global networks. He supports initiatives that promote education, empowerment, and entrepreneurship. An angel investor and mentor to several startup programs, including the Citi Mobile Challenge, Peter’s other passions include bicycle motocross, skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, tennis and golf. Plus his wife and four children. Peter is president of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business alumni club in Hong Kong, and a director on the board of Music For Life International, a charity based in New York that creates transformative social impact through music; and Resolve Foundation, a new NGO aimed at making Hong Kong more inclusive.
Peter Williams, Business Treasury Head, Citi Institutional Clients Group, Asia Pacific