Johnny Luk


Johnny is the UK's youngest Chief Executive Officer of a seven digit non-profit company, leading the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE). He is also a Fellow in the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Before, he was a Senior Policy Advisor in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, focusing on asset management and then the Deputy Head of Strategic Operations for Entrepreneurship in UK Trade & Investment, leading a six country investment roadshow in Europe. He also founded Inspired & Hired, a social initiative. Johnny was awarded Runner Up of the Perm Sec Award by Vince Cable for his achievements in Government.

He is the author of 'The Grad Job Game', a book on jobs success, which was serialised by 'The Chinese Weekly' and was in the inaugural Diaspora Leadership Programme, where he was mentored by Lord Wei. Johnny is in the 'Visible Chinese' index for high achievers in British Chinese culture.

Johnny graduated from Durham University and briefly worked in KPMG. He also taught in Silver Tree Primary School, improving grades by 30% in one term.

He was awarded a dissertation prize on colorectal cancer and graduated with a Natural Sciences degree in Biology, Business and Geography. Johnny was the Representative Chair in Durham University and its former Livers' Out Officer. He also won the 'Durham Award' for his community service.

Passionate in sports, Johnny was the 2009 National Schools Rowing Gold Medallist and Captain of Rowing. He has a boat named in his honour. At school he was a Senior Prefect and interim House Captain. He is the two-time House Champion in Debating and recipient of the Junior Debating Prize. At the age of 8, he won the junior regional checkers championships in the Netherlands.

Johnny lived in 4 countries, can speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin and has an interest in writing, smiling and meeting passionate people.

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Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
For me, writing is so much more than just words, it is a medium to share a important story. I actually learned a lot about myself as I continued writing as it allowed me to reflect. It's nice to able to sit in your room, and just pour into your own world.
What do your fans mean to you?
Over the last 18 months, I've had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of people and they have all shown me incredible support and I am so very grateful. I sometimes get emails about my story, my book and also about my views in regards to the British Chinese Diaspora and it really spurs me on. It makes a big difference.
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Where to find Johnny Luk online


The Grad Job Game
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,490. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
The Grad Job Game will help you become incredibly employable while at university. It will guide you through the whole application process and actively encourages a good social life too. It works, because the author himself followed it, getting seven internship and graduate offers and becoming a Government advisor by the age of 21. Follow this guide, and people would be crazy not to hire you.

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