Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

EPPI Fall 2016 Fellows

Government of India 

Ms. Bharati is a Director at Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the Government of India since 2014.  She is currently involved in the “National Mission for a Green India” which is one of the eight missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change. She is also the Science and Technology Correspondent for United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) for India. With over 24 years of professional experience in the field of conservation and management of forest biodiversity, she has worked with Central and State Governments in India both at field level as well as policy level.  She obtained Master of Science (Physics) from Indian Institute of Technology in 1987, Kanpur, and Master of Technology (Energy Studies) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1989.

Mr. Rajeev Kumar is a Director at Non Communicable Diseases Division in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the Government of India. His duties include to oversee program implementation, monitoring and policy formulation for National Programs on Non Communicable diseases; Inter and Intra ministerial coordination. He also heads the Social Media Division of the Ministry.  He won many awards such as Director General level award in 2013, Prestigious National award in 2008 for development and implementation of the concept of Weighted System Availability of Infrastructural assets, etc. He received Bachelor of Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Maths) in 1986 and Bachelor of Technology Electronics and Communication in 1989, both from University of Allahabad.  He is pursuing Master of Business Law from National Law School at University of Bangalore.

Mr. Deepu Nediyara Salim is the Assistant Director General at Unique Identification Authority of India, in the Government of India.  He has over 25 year experiences at the government, and in particular in the field of telecommunications, with specialization in project management. Currently, his work involved "Aadhaar", which is a strategic policy tool for social and financial inclusion, public sector delivery reforms, for managing fiscal budgets, increase convenience and promote hassle-free people-centric governance.   The Aadhaar identity platform is one of the key pillars of the ‘Digital India’, where it will provide unique identity to every resident of the country. As Assistant Director General, he is responsible for the full scope of activities related to the program in the states of Odisha, Telangana.  He holds B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from REC/ NIT Warangal, and MBA from Sikkim Maniple University.   


New Zealand Fellowship

Mr. Nukutaurua Jones conducted summer internship as an Engineering Assistant and Draughts Person with Mighty River Power in 2015, his responsibilities including to assist engineers with commissioning, maintenance checks, site inspections and a number of other specific engineering tasks. He also had a part time position as Engineering Assistant and Document Controller with Aquaheat New Zealand Limited, which is New Zealand’s leading building services contractor. He was awarded the Tuaropaki Tertiary Scholarship, Grant; Te Arawa 500 Scholarship; and Runanga A Iwi O Ngapuhi Scholarship.  He recently graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Auckland in 2016.  


Hong Kong Fellowship

Mr. Derek Armstrong Chan joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department since 1998.  He is the Divisional Officer in Management Group, Headquarters Command. His responsibilities include: dealing  with legal matters of the Department in relation to cases of disciplinary offences or alleged criminal cases committed by members of the Department, judicial reviews, death inquests, civil claim cases, etc.; serving as Departmental Access to Information Officer and Personal Data Protection Officer to oversee the release of information to the general public, etc.; and responding to queries about fire investigation reports by law firms, insurance adjusters, Coroner’s Court and other departments, etc.  He obtained Bachelor of Engineering in 1997 from the University of Hong Kong and Bachelor of Laws in 2009 from University of London (External Programme), and Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering in 2011 from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dr. Ricky Cheng is Assistant Secretary for Food and Health (Food) at Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) since 2015, with major responsibility to assist in overseeing polices relating to food safety. From 2010 to 2015, he was an Assistant Secretary for Labor and Welfare (Welfare), with major duties including to assist in overseeing policies relating to promotion of women’s rights and to poverty alleviation.  He holds Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) and Juris Doctor both from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Ms. Tiffany Wai-Ting Chung is an administrative officer in Government of the Hong Kong since 2010.  Tiffany’s major experiences include:  formulating land sale policy and arrangements, etc. at the Development Bureau; implementing policies under the Private Independent School Scheme at Education Bureau; and assisting in the formulation of government policies related to the asset management industry, scripless initiatives and financial cooperation with the Mainland, etc. at Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau.  She was a management trainee at John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd from 2008 to 2010, and was a human resources Intern at Stryker Pacific Limited.   She holds Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors (first class) from Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

Mr. David Fremaux has spent the majority of his career in the field of criminal investigation.  He is currently serving as the Staff Officer to the Commissioner of Police where he is responsible for managing the Commissioner’s Office.  He helped to devise and implement a new integrity management framework for the organization. In 2014, David completed the Executive Development in Policing Course at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa where his strategic change project was awarded a prize for the best paper from the Hong Kong Police.  He was born and grew up in the United Kingdom.  After graduated in 1988, David came to Hong Kong to join the Royal Hong Kong Police, as it was then known, and has worked for this organization ever. He holds a B.A. with Honor in Geography from University of Sheffield.  

Mr. Denny Lap-Ki Ho has worked for the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSARG) since 2002. He is currently an Assistant Secretary of Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services) in the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau. Previously, he served HKSARG with different roles during different times including: Assistant Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport), Assistant District Officer (Sham Shui Po) at Home Affairs Department, Immigration Officer (Prosecution and Airport) at the Immigration Department, and Executive Officer at Lands Department. He holds Bachelor of Social Science in Communication and Journalism from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Edmund Lee is an Assistant Secretary at Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau. His responsibilities include overseeing policies relating to Hong Kong as a listing platform, liaison with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, and handling other market development and regulation matters.  Previously, he had roles as an Assistant Secretary at Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and at Home Affairs Bureau.  He conducted summer internship at Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in London.  He was a visiting student at Harvard University during 2010-2011.  He graduated with Bachelor of Science (first class) from University of Hong Kong in 2011.  

Mr. Pak-Ho Leungis a Senior Economist at the Financial Secretary’s Office. Since joining the Government in 2010, he has been responsible for research on macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, housing strategy, fiscal planning, poverty and, most recently, the retirement protection system in Hong Kong. Prior to joining the civil service, he has worked as a researcher in the National University of Singapore and Hong Kong Trade and Development Council. Mr. Leung received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in 2008 and a Master’s Degree in Economics in 2010, both from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His master thesis on China’s monetary policy has been published in the China Economic Review, a reputable international journal on the Chinese economy. He was an exchange student at University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2006. He enjoys travelling, swimming, photography, arts and board games.

Ms. Siu-Ching Shum is a Senior Management Service Officer at the Efficiency Unit in Chief Secretary for Administration’s Office, HKSAR Government since 2013. Her major duties include to conduct management consultancy studies and to acquire external consultancy services, ranging from business case assessment, business process re-engineering, change management to application of technology. Previously she served as a Management Services Officer at the Government Property Agency from 2009 to 2013.  She received Bachelor of Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997.

Mr. Michael Pok-Man Yeung joined the HKSAR Government as Administrative Officer since 2013.  Michael is an Assistant Secretary in the Security Bureau since May 2015.  Previously, He also served as an Assistant District Officer (Southern) at Home and Affairs Bateau and Tourism Commission. He received Bachelor of Arts in English from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007, and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from University of London (International Programmes) in 2012. He was Awardee of Brigid M Cotter Prize. 

Mrs. Shuk-yin Tsang is the Divisional Commander of the Hong Kong Policy Force. She first joined the Hong Kong Police Force as a Police Inspector in October 1998 after graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since then she has moved up in ranking to her current position of Superintendent of Police. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Master’s degree in Social Science (Criminology) from the University of Hong Kong.