Hear from Our Experts Women Empowerment: Game changers for a better future

Women Empowerment: Game changers for a better future

Credit Suisse is committed to creating an inclusive workplace in which everyone can develop freely and optimally, regardless of their background. We are honored to have Mrs. Jennifer Yu Cheng, Deputy Vice Chairwoman and Group President, CTF Education Group share her vision of the importance of educating, equipping and empowering women in the workplace.

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Speaker biography

Jennifer Yu Cheng is passionate about education and has been committed to promoting educational development for more than a decade. Jennifer is the Deputy Vice Chairwoman and Group President of CTF Education Group (CTFEG) and is responsible for the group’s strategy.

Jennifer is also Founder of the Jennifer Yu Cheng Girls Impact Foundation (JYCGIF), a charitable initiative focused on educating, inspiring and ultimately empowering teenage girls to become “future ready leaders” – proactive, digitally savvy decision makers who leave a major local and global footprint.

Jennifer is currently Supervisor of Victoria Educational Organisation’s (VEO) kindergartens, School Manager of Delia School of Canada, School Manager of Delia Memorial Schools and Board Member of Wycombe Abbey Hong Kong. Jennifer also serves on the Board of Visitors of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science of Columbia University, is Vice President of UNESCO Hong Kong Association, Co-Chair of the Hong Kong Choate Club, Honorary Advisor of School Board of Continuing Education of the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association, Member of Victoria Shanghai Academy's Academic Planning and Development Committee, Asia Pacific Leadership Council Member of The Nature Conservancy and Ambassador to Love Foundation.

Under the leadership of Jennifer and senior management, CTFEG has formed a strategic partnership with Benenden School, a renowned British boarding school founded in 1923. The first school of the series is expected to be unveiled in late 2023 in the Greater Bay Area.

Jennifer is also the co-founder of ARCH Education, an expert education institute based in Hong Kong. ARCH’s mission is to bridge the education gap through delivering transformational programs and providing expert education and admissions counselling to equip students for their future goals. In 2011, Jennifer co-founded ARCH Community Outreach (ACO), a non-profit organization dedicated to widen Hong Kong students’ exposure and access to international education opportunities, with a particular outreach focus on supporting and sponsoring under-resourced high achievers in Hong Kong on their application to global top universities.

Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with a degree in Industrial Engineering Operations Research and a minor in Economics. Prior to her career in education, she was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs in the Fixed Income Currency and Commodities division.

In 2019, Jennifer was awarded the Women of Hope Award in the Children’s Advocate category by the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation, a recognition of her contributions and achievement in the field of education and child development.