our board

 

 

Hans Lutz, MTh
Chairperson
Board Member since 2003

Hans is a Swiss national, and has lived in Hong Kong since 1968. He has been active in various types of community work.  From 1968-92, he worked for the Hong Kong Christian Industrial Committee. From 1992-97, he was the Coordinator for the Asia Office of the Basel Mission. From 1997-2002, he was the Executive Secretary for Justice and Social Concern of the Hong Kong Christian Council. He is currently a member of the Hong Kong Tsung Tsin Mission. He is married to Ms. Shirley Shen Siu Ling.

Annelise Wong
Board Member since 2004

Annelise is a German national and is a Program Coordinator at The Chinese Rhenish Church Program Coordinator at The Chinese Rhenish Church Hong Kong Synod. 

Puja Kapai
Board Member since 2009

Puja is an Associate Professor of Law, Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law and the Director of the Social Justice Summer Internship at the Faculty of the Law at the University of Hong Kong. Her research expertise lies in international human rights law and political theory. Her writing spans a broad range of subjects including equality and non-discrimination, minority rights (including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities, children, women and the elderly), identity politics, theories of justice, deliberative democracy and civic participation, citizenship studies, domestic violence, and comparative law and legal transplants. She has spoken on these issues widely, including, domestic violence, education for ethnic minority, citizenship and political participation, the political inclusion of minorities, human trafficking, migration and gender equality.

 

Puja has been a consultant to various non-governmental organisations and is currently on the Board of Directors for Unison Hong Kong, the Asian Migrants Centre, the Association for Concern for Legal Rights of Victims of Domestic Violence and the Justice Centre. 

Fish Ip
Board Member since 2015

Fish Ip is currently the regional coordinator of International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF) in Asia. IDWF is a network of domestic workers established in 2009, which was formerly called International Domestic Workers Network (IDWN). Prior to this, she had worked as a union organizer of local and migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong at Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) since May 2009. She is also one of founding organizers of Hong Kong Domestic Workers General Union and Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Unions. 

Amrita Shodhan

Board Member since 2019

Amrita worked as a volunteer and in various assistance roles in AMC from 2003 to 2006.  She is a member of Forum Against Oppression of Women (FAOW), VACHA and Feministsindia (a digital collective).  She has volunteered with Crossroads Women’s Centre, Black Cultural Archive and briefly with the Runnymede Trust in London. 

 

Her day time role is as Sr Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London, and visiting scholar at the Institute of Humanities, CUHK.  Recently she has taught on a part-time basis at the Department of History, CUHK Shatin.

Nam Boo Won
Board Member since 2016

Boo Won is currently the General Secretary of Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs (APAY).

 

Before joining the APAY in November 2015, he served as National General Secretary of the National Council of YMCAs of Korea. He started his YMCA career as a Secretary of the National Council of YMCAs of Korea in January 1985. He was then dispatched to the Office of Y’s Men International as full-time Secretary to serve the four Regions of Korea Y’s Men and Asia Area office based in Seoul YMCA. In 1988, he joined Seoul YMCA as a Program Secretary and worked there for 9 years. Subsequently, he served the APAY as Executive Secretary for Programs from the year 1998. After his successful completion of his term of four years at APAY, he moved back to Seoul YMCA and later moved to the National Council of YMCAs as Senior Executive Secretary. After then, he was appointed as General Secretary of Gwangju YMCA, where he worked for 4 years.

 

Boo Won obtained his Master’s Degree in Global Ethics from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He is married and has 2 daughters, one married.

Lakshmi Jacota

Board Member since 2020

Lakshmi is an analyst, researcher and writer, working at The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the city’s largest youth service organisation.

 

Prior to the Federation, she was the Director of DAGA (Documentation for Action Groups in Asia), a regional ecumenical, action-oriented research think-tank and a researcher at Hong Kong University. Before Hong Kong, she worked in India and Korea in ecumenical and human rights organisations. 

 

Currently she is an Executive Committee Member of CareER (Care in Education and Recruitment), which offers support for employment opportunities to young disabled university graduates locally. Lakshmi is also a Member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and Observer to the Programme and Advocacy Committee of Oxfam (HK). She is a Trustee of The Island School Trust and is on the Board of Advisors, Fulcra Consultancy in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Lakshmi holds a Social Anthropology M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge and a D.Phil. in History from the University of Oxford.

Executive Director
Reiko Harima

our executive director

 

 

Reiko joined AMC in 1999 as a research coordinator, and was the main editor for the Asian Migrant Yearbook, which covered key migration policies and issues in 15 countries in Asia, from 1999 to 2002. 

 

When AMC initiated the collaborative research on migration in Mekong 2001, Reiko became the coordinator for the project. Subsequently when the MMN was formally launched in 2003, Reiko was appointed as the Regional Coordinator, and has been coordinating the MMN joint activities in the areas of research, advocacy, capacity building and networking to date. At AMC, Reiko was appointed as the Managing Director in 2011 and then as the Executive Director in 2015. 

 

Reiko Harima holds M. A. in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and B.A in Law from the University of Sophia (Jochi), Tokyo.