Washington Post: Why Jho Low Donated $50 Million to Try to Teach Watson to Be a Cancer Expert

26 Jun

Jho Low’s largest gift to date — $50 million — is also his most ambitious. Low gave the money to a project at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the renowned facility that is part of the University of Texas medical system, to try to transform the Watson computer system of “Jeopardy!” fame into a cancer expert…

           

Jho Low on Jynwel Foundation’s Partnership with the United Nations Foundation – Shining a Spotlight on the most Pressing Global Issues of Our Time

24 Apr

This week, Jynwel Charitable Foundation, alongside the Thomson Reuters Foundation, announced a grant to partner with the United Nations Foundation to create a global news bureau dedicated to shining a spotlight on how cross-sector collaboration is driving sustainable impact—and ultimately attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”). Our commitment will 1) support the development of…

                 

Devex.com: Jynwel Chief Jho Low – My Vision for Sustainable Social Investment

21 Apr

Just over three years ago, Jho Low got a devastating diagnosis: stage-3 lung cancer. The curious thing: Low didn’t smoke. Six months of treatment with some of the best doctors in the world brought bittersweet relief: His illness, it turned out, was not caused by cancer but a serious infection. Read more at Devex.com.

               

Global People: Jho Low – Hoping to See More Proposals on Health, Education and Environmental Conservation

30 Mar

[As originally published in Global People and at HQRW.com.cn] Low Taek Jho (Jho Low) is an international investor, philanthropist, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Jynwel Capital Limited and Director of Jynwel Charitable Foundation Limited. Mr. Low was born in Penang, Malaysia in 1981, graduated from Harrow School in London in 2000 and received…

               

Mr. Jho Low Joins Board of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation

28 Jan

As a philanthropic organization working to pioneer breakthrough programs in global public health, education and conservation, Jynwel Foundation seeks to lead by example. That means bringing hands-on participation and disruptive vision to our partnerships. It is with this spirit in mind that we are proud to announce that Mr. Jho Low has accepted an invitation…

           

Chronicle of Philanthropy: “$25 Million Gift Restarts U.N. News Agency As Nonprofit”

08 Dec

Hong Kong investor Jho Low’s family foundation has committed $25 million to save the United Nations’ financially ailing news service, which will become a nonprofit journalism venture, reports The New York Times. Integrated Regional Information Networks has operated for nearly 20 years under the aegis of the U.N. office that coordinates humanitarian aid, reporting on…

                 

New York Times: “Ailing U.N. News Service Gets $25 Million”

08 Dec

Media enterprises have not figured on the list of billion-dollar deals backed by the Hong Kong-based investor Jho Low in recent years, but his family’s charitable foundation is putting up $25 million to save an ailing United Nations-owned news service that is in the business, he says, of saving lives. Read more at NYTimes.com.

               

Financial Times: “UN to Spin Off IRIN Humanitarian News Agency”

21 Nov

Irin, the UN’s humanitarian news agency, will relaunch next year as an independent non-profit with support from a $25m investment from the charitable foundation backed by Asia’s billionaire Low family… Hong Kong-based Jynwel Foundation, the charitable arm of the Low family’s Jynwel Capital, has committed $25m over 15 years. “We felt they should kick-start with…

           

Jynwel Foundation Invests US$25M Over 15 Years in IRIN, a Leading Humanitarian News Service

20 Nov

With the advent of 24-hour cable news channels and the rise of instantaneous blogs and web content, the media sector has undergone a series of profound changes over the past two decades.  These shifting dynamics, from the rise of digital media services to sharp reductions in advertising revenue, have forced a variety of media companies…

           

Disrupting the Status Quo in Cancer Care

31 Oct

On October 20, I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Angel Ball in support of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation. It was humbling to be honored at the event on behalf of Jynwel Charitable Foundation and our work to eradicate cancer. On stage, I shared why my family and I are passionate about and committed to…