Finance student named Youth to Watch by Zubin Foundation
04 Apr 2018
Abbas Khan, a Year 3 student of the School of Business majoring in Finance, was recently nominated as one of the seven candidates for the inaugural Youth to Watch, an initiative by the Zubin Foundation which aims at bringing together exemplary local ethnic minority individuals who want to serve Hong Kong.
Abbas is a Pakistani student and one of the six awardees of the Admission Scholarship Scheme for Outstanding South and South East Asian Ethnic Minority Students launched by HKBU this academic year. He said he was delighted and proud to be chosen as one of the Youth to Watch 2018 and that the recognition comes with responsibility.
“In the coming year, I will try to get in touch with ethnic minority friends or relatives and learn about the problems or issues that they might be facing currently in society. I will do my best to relay those messages to the Zubin Foundation or government officials,” said Abbas. As a Finance major student, Abbas aspires to start his own investment company after graduation. Through the company, he would like to provide more employment opportunities to people of South Asian descent and create a platform for them to play to their strengths.
The Zubin Foundation first launched Diversity List and Community Connectors in 2006. These initiatives aim at identifying a number of non-Chinese individuals who are elites in their professions and are devoted to contributing to Hong Kong by serving on government advisory and statutory bodies. This year, the Foundation launched Youth to Watch to recognise outstanding individuals under the age of 35 who are committed to bettering Hong Kong through their ideas, passion and talent.