Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

EPPI Fall 2015 Fellows

Government of India

Ms. Gayatri Mishra serves as Director, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India where she is responsible for making service allocations to candidates recommended or selected through civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.  She is responsible for more than 1000 posts involving 24 Services including the prestigious Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Police Service. She has previously served as Director (Hospitals) in the Ministry of Health and Welfare, GOI.  Prior to that, she served as Under Secretary in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.  Ms. Mishra holds a BA in Political Science from at Utkal University; an MA in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad; an MPhil in South Asian Studies at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; and a MBA from the Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.  

Ms. Prakriti Srivastava currently serves as Director (Administration), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.  She is currently on deputation from Ministry of Forests and Environment, Kerela.  Ms. Srivastava’s core competence is in policy relating to forests, wildlife and biodiversity conservation in India. Other areas of expertise include Forest Management, Protected Area Management, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Plants and Animals (CITES) and Wildlife Conservation Policy and Law.  She has played a key role in strengthening the policy framework for wildlife conservation in India, and has enhanced regional cooperation in controlling trans-border protection for wildlife and natural resources.  Ms. Srivastava is a 1990 batch officer in the Indian Forest Service.  She holds both MA and a BA degrees in Zoology and was ranked 10th in India in the prestigious Indian Forest Service examination.  

Mr. Ramesh Kumar Suman currently serves as Director, Internal Security, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.  There, he coordinates with various Ministries and Law Enforcement Agencies across India – at the State and National level – on various dimensions of security and policy matters including counter terrorism, intelligence and security clearances.  Previously, Mr. Suman held various positions in the Forests Department including Conservator of Forests (Audits & Accounts), Hyderabad, where he managed the allocation of budget and monitored expenditures in various units to ensure enforcement of financial discipline in the Forest department, Government of Andhra Pradesh.  Mr. Suman holds a B. Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Kanpur; an M. Tech in Nuclear Engineering and Technology from IIT Kanpur; an AIGNFA DIPLOMA – equivalent to an MSC in Forestry from Indria Gandhai National Forest Academy; and an MBA in Human Resources from Sikkim Manipal University.  

Hong Kong

Mr. Damon Wing-leung Au is a Superintendent of the Hong Kong Police Force.  He is currently the Commander of the Traffic Enforcement and Control Division responsible for enforcing the traffic laws and implementing road diversion during major crowd management events. Mr. AU received his undergraduate degree on Quantity Surveying from the University of Reading, England in 1996 and his post graduate certificate in Police Leadership and Management from the University of Leicester, England in 2008.  He joined the Hong Kong Police in 1997 as an Inspector of Police, promoted to Chief Inspector of Police in 2009 and Superintendent of Police in 2014.  Mr. AU had served in various Police units including Police Tactical Unit, Divisional Criminal Investigation Team, Complaints Against Police Office, Police Licensing Office, Personnel Wing and an operations officer of a Police District. In 2007, Mr. AU attended an Advanced Management Course with the International Law Enforcement Academy at Rosewell, New Mexico. In 2013, he further attended a Senior Leadership Development Programme at the Scottish Police College in Scotland.

Mr. Charlson Chung-yan Chiu is the Senior Administrative Officer (Strategy Development) of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer.  He joined the Administrative Service in 2010 and has served in the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau and Home Affairs Department.  Mr. Chiu holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Law.  His interests include hiking, ultimate frisbee and backpacking.

Mr. Ronald Leung joined the Hong Kong civil service in 2010 as a member of its service-wide public administrators. He is currently a senior administrative officer of the Food and Health Bureau, overseeing the implementation of a large-scale electronic platform for the sharing of electronic health records of participating patients among participating public/private healthcare providers in the territory. In the course of securing the latest passage of a relevant bill by the local legislature, he worked out detailed explanations of the initiative and the bill as well as various amendments to the bill necessary for addressing members’ concerns with the inputs from a multi-disciplinary team (including law drafting, IT, clinical practices & data standards, data privacy, publicity and budgeting). Mr. Leung has also served in the Development Bureau, the Home Affairs Bureau and the Transport and Housing Bureau to date, during which he oversaw policies on harbour-front land use planning & development, arts & culture and public transport respectively. He has also worked as a financial auditor in the private sector prior to joining the government. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Mr. Kelvin Yat-man Lo graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Global Business Studies).  After pursuing a career in the banking sector for two years upon graduation, Mr Lo joined the HKSAR Government in 2011 as an Administrative Officer.  He has worked in the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and Environmental Protection Department, and is now serving in the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, overseeing the general revenue and tax policy.  Outside of work, Mr Lo is interested in sports and music.  He is looking forward to an exceptional and rewarding experience in UC Berkeley.

Mr. Kelvin Fu-wai Ma joined the Administrative service of the Hong Kong SAR in 2011, after graduation from the Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) programme of the University of Hong Kong.  He has worked in the Home Affairs Bureau and the Transport and Housing Bureau, and is now serving in the Labour and Welfare Bureau overseeing a range of policy matters, including general welfare planning, youth and correctional services, welfare premises and welfare-related funds.  Outside of work he is interested in travelling, gymnastics, badminton, fine food and movies.  He wishes to have a fruitful stay at UC Berkeley and experience the excitement that the US is to offer.

Mr. Mark Wai-Kwan Woo is a Divisional Commander of Hong Kong Customs. He is responsible for formulating operational strategies and policy for providing effective customs clearance service to the traders.  In his present position, there are over 220 staff working under his command.  In 2011-2012, Mark Woo was seconded to the Security Bureau (a policy bureau of HKSARG) as Assistant Secretary.  At that time, he carried out public policy research, analysis and implementation relating to areas of immigration, human trafficking, asylum seekers/torture claimants and transsexual marriage.  He was awarded a commendation from the Secretary for Security in June 2011.  Mark Woo received his Bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the City University of Hong Kong in 1997.  He obtained his Master’s degree in public policy and management in 2007 and Doctorate degree in Business Administration in 2014.

Mr. Leo Chi-hang Yim is the Senior Management Services Officer of the Efficiency Unit under the Chief Secretary for Administration’s Office. He is mainly responsible for conducting management consultancy studies for various government bureaux and departments, ranging from business case assessment, business process reengineering, change management and application of technology.  Mr Yim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, a Bachelor’s Degree in Laws from the Manchester Metropolitan University and a Master’s Degree in Laws from the University of London.