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…


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.


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…


The Wall Street Journal: “Angel Ball Raises $3.7 Million for Cancer Research”

21 Oct

When news broke of the death of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta on Monday evening, it brought the occasionally raucous Angel Ball down to earth. At the Angel Ball, an annual fundraiser thrown by Denise Rich to raise money for a cancer research foundation created in honor of her late daughter, Gabrielle, the de…


Page Six: “Denise Rich’s Angel Ball Raises $3.7M for Cancer Research”

21 Oct

While a pregnant and beautiful Blake Lively with husband Ryan Reynolds turned heads at Denise Rich’s annual Angel Ball benefit, it was a group of kids who survived cancer who brought the house down. Jozlyn, Jaimin and Arabelle, children helped by Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, told how they were visited in the hospital…


Scientific American: “Expert Cancer Care May Soon Be Everywhere, Thanks to Watson”

20 Oct

Doctors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston are using Watson to drive a software tool called the Oncology Expert Advisor, which serves as both a live reference manual and a virtual expert advisor for practicing clinicians. Eventually it could provide the best treatment options for individual cancer patients at medical centers around the…


Mr. Jho Low Speaks at 2014 Mashable Social Good Summit

14 Oct

It’s not every day that you find yourself in a room full of talented, global social entrepreneurs, but I did in September at the 2014 Mashable Social Good Summit in New York City. I was fortunate enough to spend some time at this year’s event discussing the work of Jynwel Charitable Foundation with these impressive…