Philo Alto (李 家 仁) is the CEO of Asia Value Advisors (AVA), a purpose-driven philanthropy and impact investing advisory firm based in Hong Kong that seeks to inform and inspire individuals and organizations to create sustainable impacts.
Among his work included successfully advising the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust on program curation for its inaugural Philanthropy for Better Cities forum in September 2016 attracting over 1,300 delegates and 60 globally-renowned speakers; convening a Foundation Philanthropy Roundtable in engaging leading foundation leaders to explore what’s next in creating sustainable value; and co-organizing an impact investing forum with the Rockefeller Foundation for East and South East Asia.
Philo previously co-authored two publications: “Mind the Gap: Lessons and Findings from EngageHK” and “Adopting the London Principles: Policy Considerations to Grow Impact Investing in Hong Kong”. His work has been cited and published in the media such as the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Alliance magazine, and The Power of Impact Investing book authored by Judith Rodin formerly of the Rockefeller Foundation.
Philo received his MBA and MPA from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. His voluntary engagements include serving as director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong, director of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong Education Fund, global advisor of Social Ventures Hong Kong, and officer of the HBS Association of Hong Kong.