Coming to Hong Kong from the mainland at the age of 12 years, Grace Cheung did not speak a word of English – or Cantonese. But being a hard worker and a fast learner paid off. Years later, she earned a university degree and a job as a financial adviser. In less than four years of being on the job, she has been promoted to vice-president (sales division) for wealth management at Sun Hung Kai Financial. Cheung also mentors mainland exchange students, and has made time to plan the broad strokes of a charity to help the city’s poor.
What inspired you to enter the finance industry?
I graduated in 2007 from the City University of Hong Kong, majoring in a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing. When I was at school, I had no idea what I was going to do after I grad