Marie So

  • Ventures in Development

  • Co-Founded with Carol Chyau

  • 2008 Global Fellow

Marie So
  • Ventures in Development

  • Co-Founded with Carol Chyau

  • 2008 Global Fellow

bold idea

Catalyze the growth of social enterprises in Greater China by building profitable models that will generate economic development along the Tibetan plateau.

Personal Bio

Marie So is the co-founder of Ventures in Development, a non-profit that catalyses creation of social enterprises in the Greater China region. Since 2006, Marie and her partner Carol Chyau have founded two social enterprises: Meixiang Yak Cheese (www.meixiangcheese.com) and Shokay (www.shokay.com) Marie graduated from Harvard Kennedy School’s Masters in Public Administration/International Development program (MPA/ID). She is a recipient of the Asia 21 Young Leader 2008 award, Asia Society; the Business in Development (BID) 2006 award; and recently, she was selected as to participate in the 2009 World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders. Most importantly, she loves the yaks and Tibetan nomads that she works with.

  • Issue Area ?

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    Poverty Alleviation Economic Development

  • Organization/Fellow Location ?

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    Hong Kong, HKSAR, China

  • Impact Location ?

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  • Organization Structure ?

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    Nonprofit

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