Meet Team Chiwawa

We curate interactive, fun and engaging online Chinese classes for kids outside of Chinese-speaking countries.

YANNY LEUNG

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Co-Founder

With a finance background, Yanny has over 15 years experience in Investment Banking within Equities and Fixed Income both in Europe and in Asia, most recently heading up the Asia sales team for her division at her current bank. She is a founding member of the PASLA (Pan Asia Securities Lending Association) Inclusion Network, championing diversity, equality and inclusion. Having grown up in the UK within a Chinese speaking household, she now resides in Hong Kong with her husband and three children, and understands the difficulty and importance of maintaining strong Chinese skills whilst living in a non Chinese speaking community.

STEPHANIE POON

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Co-Founder

A dedicated arts and culture professional with extensive experience in strategic planning, direction and idea generation, Stephanie is recognised for her strengths in advisory and consultancy. A mother of three, she is passionate about education and believes that a growth mindset can be achieved through learning, interest and exposure. Stephanie holds a double Masters from University of Cambridge and currently sits on the Advisory Council of Design Trust, a grant-funding platform which hosts fellowships with M+, and serves as a Board Member of Ocean Park Corporation, of which she chairs the Education & Conservation Committee.