Prior to joining Mother’s Choice as CEO in 2012, Alia was a corporate lawyer in Hong Kong for Hogan Lovells, and in New York for Skadden, Arps. Alia holds a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Centre and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the George Washington University, where she was also a member of the NCAA Division 1 Women’s Rowing Team. Alia is the Board Chair of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and is on the Board of Advisors of the Hong Kong International Montessori School. She is a judge for the American Chamber of Commerce Women of Influence Awards and Conference Committee. In 2020, she was the Southeast Asian Regional Honoree for Young President Organisation’s Global Impact Award, and recipient of the 14th Annual Compassion Award in 2019. In 2014, she was the first Asian winner of the Macquarie Group Foundation’s David Clarke Social Innovation Fellowship. Alia was born and raised in Hong Kong, where she and her six younger siblings had the opportunity to volunteer at Mother’s Choice through childhood. Alia lives with her husband, an entrepreneur from Ireland, and seven children.
Alia Eyres, Chief Executive Officer
Kit Ying Chan, Director, Community Services
Kit Ying Chan plays a key role to set the vision of the newly formed Community Services team including Community Education and Volunteer Engagement, to map out and develop the stakeholders’ strategic plan, as well as to align the prioritization of the stakeholders in the community in order to out-reach, engage, and pave path for building community hubs. After graduating from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, Kit Ying was hired as the first social worker at Mother’s Choice in 1988. In 1992, she began her work with China’s state orphanages, in response to the widespread baby abandonment during that time. In 1995, she founded “Guangxi-Hong Kong Mother’s Love Orphanage”, the first joint venture between Hong Kong and China, where she pioneered a professional model for managing the orphanage and child care services, introducing foster care and specialized care for children with special needs. Kit Ying returned to Hong Kong in 2011 and continues to pioneer in this field as she leads the team to provide life transforming services for the Mother’s Choice clients who come through our door.