meet our team

  Edward Hookey   Edward Hookey is a Bachelor of Commerce: Economics/Diploma of Languages: Mandarin graduate from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Edward has had extensive experience in youth education and small business and is an extremely energetic and vigorous presenter and worker. His interest in Chinese culture and language studies have led him to undertake university placements at Fudan University in Shanghai and Peking University in Beijing. Having completed internships along with a full time role both inside and outside of China that relate to foreign investment, private equity, events and energy - where his main interests lie. He is a big supporter of learning by doing and prides himself on his ability to think quickly and use initiative to solve a range of problems. He will rarely be found saying no to a challenge.   At the University of Melbourne Edward became involved in several student run organisations. He was elected President of the Melbourne University Commerce Students’ Society- one of the largest student organisations in the southern hemisphere - for 2016 where he focused the student committee of 19’s agenda on enhancing the on-campus experience for students along with increasing opportunities for members to get exposure to industry and corporate roles to gain practical experience within their degrees.   Outside of Asia-Pacific Edward has worked briefly within the South American wine industry and has extensive interests in music where he manages several up and coming groups.   Edward’s skills lie in research, presenting, problem solving alongside translation and cultural analysis. He speaks Chinese, French and English fluently. 

Edward Hookey

Edward Hookey is a Bachelor of Commerce: Economics/Diploma of Languages: Mandarin graduate from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Edward has had extensive experience in youth education and small business and is an extremely energetic and vigorous presenter and worker. His interest in Chinese culture and language studies have led him to undertake university placements at Fudan University in Shanghai and Peking University in Beijing. Having completed internships along with a full time role both inside and outside of China that relate to foreign investment, private equity, events and energy - where his main interests lie. He is a big supporter of learning by doing and prides himself on his ability to think quickly and use initiative to solve a range of problems. He will rarely be found saying no to a challenge. 

At the University of Melbourne Edward became involved in several student run organisations. He was elected President of the Melbourne University Commerce Students’ Society- one of the largest student organisations in the southern hemisphere - for 2016 where he focused the student committee of 19’s agenda on enhancing the on-campus experience for students along with increasing opportunities for members to get exposure to industry and corporate roles to gain practical experience within their degrees. 

Outside of Asia-Pacific Edward has worked briefly within the South American wine industry and has extensive interests in music where he manages several up and coming groups. 

Edward’s skills lie in research, presenting, problem solving alongside translation and cultural analysis. He speaks Chinese, French and English fluently. 

  Mayan Braude   Raised in New York and Hong Kong, Mayan Braude has grown up straddling two vastly different cultures. Mayan speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Kunming dialect. Her unique upbringing has been an asset to her, especially in translation and cultural ex- change. This role of being the “translator” was a major inspiration behind the founding of The Ante Collective, a platform founded by Mayan in 2017 that connects emerging artists and young collectors from all corners of the world. However, she has also used her com- munication skills in other experiences such as working for TR Capital Group in Hong Kong. During her time at at TR Capital, Mayan built relationships with various VC firms, interme- diaries, accelerators and start-ups in Hong Kong and Shenzhen on behalf of the firm. She has also applied these skills to her work for the Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre, a one-stop-shop for Chinese HNWI to invest in real estate in Vancouver, Toronto and Mont- real, and Aradize, an e-commerce startup spearheaded by the former head of Christie’s China,  Mayan will receive a B.A. in Politics, with an emphasis on Chinese affairs, from the Universi- ty of Virginia in May 2018. She has just completed a semester at Peking University where she studied business Chinese, and various other courses in the Guanghua School of Man- agement and the School of International Studies. During her time in Beijing, Mayan devel- oped a deep interest in China’s food security issues and has since been conducting an in- dependent study on China’s agrarian challenges under the supervision of Brantly Womack, in addition to studying foreign direct investment and social entrepreneurship. She is fol- lowing trends in agricultural technology closely and hopes to work in the intersection of China’s international trade and sustainable agriculture solutions.

Mayan Braude

Raised in New York and Hong Kong, Mayan Braude has grown up straddling two vastly different cultures. Mayan speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Kunming dialect. Her unique upbringing has been an asset to her, especially in translation and cultural ex- change. This role of being the “translator” was a major inspiration behind the founding of The Ante Collective, a platform founded by Mayan in 2017 that connects emerging artists and young collectors from all corners of the world. However, she has also used her com- munication skills in other experiences such as working for TR Capital Group in Hong Kong. During her time at at TR Capital, Mayan built relationships with various VC firms, interme- diaries, accelerators and start-ups in Hong Kong and Shenzhen on behalf of the firm. She has also applied these skills to her work for the Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre, a one-stop-shop for Chinese HNWI to invest in real estate in Vancouver, Toronto and Mont- real, and Aradize, an e-commerce startup spearheaded by the former head of Christie’s China,

Mayan will receive a B.A. in Politics, with an emphasis on Chinese affairs, from the Universi- ty of Virginia in May 2018. She has just completed a semester at Peking University where she studied business Chinese, and various other courses in the Guanghua School of Man- agement and the School of International Studies. During her time in Beijing, Mayan devel- oped a deep interest in China’s food security issues and has since been conducting an in- dependent study on China’s agrarian challenges under the supervision of Brantly Womack, in addition to studying foreign direct investment and social entrepreneurship. She is fol- lowing trends in agricultural technology closely and hopes to work in the intersection of China’s international trade and sustainable agriculture solutions.