Yvette Man-yi Kong


Yvette Man-yi Kong (she/her) is a dynamic professional who infuses a transdisciplinary approach in everything she sees, crafts, and solves. As the founder of YVINITY, Kong spearheads venture designs that meld art and technology, with a keen emphasis on social impact.

A former Olympian, Kong represented Hong Kong in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Following her athletic endeavors, she served as a consultant for McKinsey & Company and later a product development and innovation strategist at the Estee Lauder Companies. She also served as an independent advisor for technology startups.

Deeply passionate about promoting mental wellbeing and driving social innovations, Kong is a founding board member of Mind Hong Kong, a leading mental health charity in Asia. Further, she serves as a member of the Lululemon Global Advisory Board on Mental Wellbeing and as an advisor to Bhutan’s Institute of Happiness.

Kong’s pursuit of knowledge combines human mind and management science. She received her BA in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Berkeley, an MSc in Performance Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, an MBA from Tsinghua University, and an M.Sc. in Management Studies from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Outside her primary ventures, Kong has been spotlighted in global editorials as a fashion model and initiated Made in MIT (MiM), a nexus for fashion technology enthusiasts. Additionally, Kong is an executive and performance coach, guiding individuals to untap their greatest potential.