BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Dr Roland Vogt
Dr Vogt (PhD Wales-Aberystwyth, MA Delaware) is Associate Professor of European Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong. His publications, research, and teaching focus on 20th century European history, European foreign policy, and the history and legacies of the Holocaust. Having grown up in South America and Africa, he has lived in Hong Kong for over 10 years.
Mr. Steinman is a Founding Supporter of the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre and has previously served as the organization’s Co-Chairman. As the son of a Survivor, he is inspired to promote Holocaust awareness and remembrance. He is also founder and Senior Partner of Seema International Ltd and since 1982 he has been commercially and culturally active in China with an ongoing goal of helping advance tolerance and understanding among people of different backgrounds.
Alexander FloersheimDirector / Treasurer
Alexander Florsheim is Head of Investments at Carret Private, a Hong Kong multi-family office. He has been living in Hong Kong since 2008 and is a Founding Supporter of the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre. As the son of Holocaust Survivors, Alexander feels strongly about promoting tolerance and educating younger generations about the history of the Holocaust.
Mrs Goldberg is a teacher of IB English and Head of House at Li Po Chun United World College, an international, residential campus in Hong Kong. She is the organiser of the United World College March of the Living journey to the death camps in Poland. She has been living and working in Hong for the past 15 years and is currently part of the Education Committee for the HKHTC.
Ms. Kaminsky is the Managing Director of Brenka Ltd. and also works as a property agent. She has been living in Hong Kong since 1988 and has a BS degree from the University of Illinois. She is on the board of Directors of the HK Jewish Historical Society and is the organizer of the Hong Kong March of the Living trip to Poland. Ms. Kaminsky was also one of the founding families of Hong Kong’s Carmel School. She is currently the head of the Events and Communications Committee for the HKHTC.
Professor Glenn Timmermans
Dr Timmermans is professor of Literature in the Department of English at the University of Macau, where he also teaches courses on the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights. He initiated and co-ordinates the annual Yad Vashem Seminar on Holocaust Education for Chinese Educators and also teaches on the annual London Jewish Cultural Centre Seminar on Jewish History and the Holocaust in China. Professor Timmermans is also a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar on Holocaust and Genocide Education.
Geoffroy Wallier is the Managing Partner of an asset management company based in Hong Kong. His direct ancestors perished in Auschwitz and Geoffroy is very keen to make sure new generations learn what happened while the last survivors disappear. He is also a big supporter of inter religious dialogues based on tolerance and mutual understanding. Geoffroy is a member of the management committee of Ohel Leah Synagogue and a member of the Israel Museum International Council.
Stephen Lable is the Founder and Managing Director of The Lable Group, a global legal recruiting and consulting firm based in Hong Kong. Stephen and his family have been living in Hong Kong since 2014. As the grandson of Holocaust survivors, Stephen is passionate about promoting Holocaust awareness and teaching the history of the Holocaust to younger generations.
Mr Amias, who founded the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre, is an investment banker. As a son of a Hidden Child/Kindertransportee he is motivated to learn more and teach others about the lessons of the Holocaust. He chaired/ co-chaired HKHTC from 2011 to 2020 and served for ten years as a Director of the Board until 2021.
Simon K. Li 李家豪Executive Director
Simon K. Li 李家豪
Simon K. Li is a public historian, researcher, and tolerance educator. He is the Executive Director at the Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre, while currently serving as Columbia University’s Historical Dialogue & Accountability Fellow (2020-21). He first came to the Centre in 2016 as our Director of Education from a Hong Kong-based teachers college, where he was the Head of General Education and Senior Lecturer in History.
He has taught genocide education as well as the subject of upstanders and the broad category of bystanders for a variety of organizations including the Anne Frank House (The Netherlands), Facing History and Ourselves (USA), Yad Vashem (Israel), Ama Museum (Taiwan), the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum (China), and the Red Cross (HongKong). In 2018, he was a Visiting Lecturer in Tolerance Education at the Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation and a number of major Taiwanese universities. During his career as a peace educator, Simon has lectured to over 10,000 students and educators across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Israel. He continues to work directly with survivors of genocides to ensure their experiences are not forgotten. Previously an investigative journalist and broadcaster, Simon has degrees in political history from Queen’s University, Canada.