Ivan Tse is a dedicated philanthropist and successful entrepreneur who leads the TSE Foundation as Chair and President.
Founded by Ivan’s late grandfather, the foundation was set up as a tribute to China, to support the country’s education system and infrastructure, and to accelerate modernisation. Since Ivan has taken over the reins of the family foundation, he has focused on strategic change and amplified their commitment to achieving positive transformation in China.
The TSE Foundation operates on the core belief that a group of people can work together to achieve the human dream. It suggests that we can all reach our full potential through connection, unity and collective purpose. Under Ivan’s leadership the organisation is participating in numerous projects that will contribute to building a peaceful and flourishing future.
A passionate philanthropist across all facets of life, Ivan is also the Founder of Global Friends, a leading social enterprise dedicated to confronting the pressing issues of our ever-changing modern world. The organization is set up to equip philanthropists with better tools to navigate the current climate and engage fruitfully on issues such as freedom, responsibility, historical perspective, and ecological awareness.
Rooted in Ivan’s desire to live a spiritually intelligent life and in turn to inspire others to do the same he set up We Are Beauty Productions. The core programme offers spiritual development courses that help members explore greater self-awareness and optimise on the perennial question of ‘How to Live.'
In addition to his work as a philanthropist and entrepreneur, Ivan shares his wealth of knowledge as Board Trustee of the NewCities Foundation. He previously served as Trustee of World Learning, a US-based non-profit organisation.
Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College and a Master of Arts from the Architectural Association School of Architecture.