Executive Director and Head of the Philanthropy Centre, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Asia Pacific
Jean Sung is Head of The Philanthropy Centre, Asia for J.P. Morgan Private Bank.
Prior to joining The Private Bank, she was Head of Global Philanthropy for J.P. Morgan Chase in Asia Pacific (2006 to 2013), managing the firm’s corporate giving in 13 Asian countries. In this role, Ms. Sung developed & implemented programs and services that are designed to improve livelihoods and skills at work, with a focus on economic & workforce development, financial empowerment, as well as education, and health and disaster relief with non-profits and multi-lateral partners. She also developed and initiated country-specific needs assessments, which includes KPIs, budgets and timelines, in response to uplift social needs.
Jean was responsible for setting up J.P. Morgan Private Bank’s Philanthropy Centre in Asia and as Head of the Philanthropy Centre, Asia, she works with clients and their families to articulate their philanthropic vision, strategy and goals that can strengthen their giving with purpose and intent. In addition to assisting philanthropists across Asia to crystalize clear aims and objectives in their giving strategies; she also help analyze giving models and structures that would be most effective and efficient.
Jean engages and brings together experts and thought leaders, explores trends and addresses pressing social issues on an ongoing basis that help philanthropists hear from peer groups and leverage actionable giving programs. Acknowledging that Asian philanthropists are focusing on blending their philanthropy resources with impact investments that can deepen impact, multiply reach and scale, Jean is active in discussions with clients on SDGs (social development goals) and this role of embracing ESG platform.
Jean is recognized for her ability to identify social gaps and her wealth of cross-sector and multilateral networks that can build and customize collaborative and like-minded alliances between the private and social sectors. She serves as Board Governor and Executive Committee Member of Bai Xian Asia Institute; Executive Member of Sustainability Committee, Link REIT; Executive Committee Member of Outward Bound (HKG and China), and Executive Committee Member of Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children.
She is fluent in English, Cantonese, Shanghainese and Mandarin.