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The Power List 2020-12-02T17:38:17+00:00

2020 Gafencu Power list 300


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Raymond Ch’ien Kuo-fung

Independent Non-Executive Chairman, Hang Seng Bank

Formerly an Executive Councillor for 20 years, Raymond Ch’ien may be best known as the long-time chair of the MTR Corporation (2003 to 2015). He has also distinguished himself by leading the Hang Seng Bank board since 2007. Ch’ien is much decorated: adding to his PhD in economics, he is a British CBE and a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole of France, as well as a Gold Bauhinia Star awardee.

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Benjamin Cha

CEO, Grosvenor Asia Pacific

As the CEO of Grosvenor Asia Pacific, Benjamin leads and develops the Grosvenor business and capability in Asia. A property investor and developer all his life, he also takes the time to co-chair the Asia Art Archive and serves on the boards of the M+ Museum for Visual Culture as well as the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. Married to Ann, he has two sons, Owen and Casper, and a daughter, Morgan.

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Victor Cha Mou-zing

Executive Chairman, HKR International

Following the passing of his elder brother Payson, Victor Cha stepped into his shoes as executive chairman of HKR International this November, with his sister, Madeline, concurrently taking over his old position. He was educated at Stanford University and sits on the boards of SOHO China, New World Development and Mingly Corporation. A stalwart of the cultural scene, Cha has been Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Festival since 2016.

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Laura Cha Shih May-lung

Independent Non-Executive Director, HSBC

A long-time force in finance and securities, Laura Cha is a non-official member of the Hong Kong Executive Council. She gave up her American citizenship to become the first non-mainland vice-minister appointee to the Central Government of the People’s Republic of China. Cha’s philanthropy has brought her recognition in Hong Kong and the US.

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Madeline Cha-Wong

Non-executive Deputy Chairman, HKR International

The sister of Victor, Johnson and the late Payson, Madeline was appointed the Non-executive Deputy Chairman of HKR International last month. She also serves as the deputy chairmn of Mingly Corporation and holdes directorship roles in a number of private companies. Chairwomanship of the Sang Ma Trust Fund – for which she is a trustee – also falls under her purview.

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Ronald Chak Hai-tung

CEO, Chak’s Investment Ltd

With antique and art dealer parents, William Chak and Priscilla Lau, it was a given that Ronald Chak would inherit a passion for antiquities. He oversees the organisation of the International Antiques Fair, founded by his father in 2008, which attracts more than 70 dealers of Oriental and Western antiques to Hong Kong every year. In 2019, IAF donated HK$500,000 to the St John Ambulance Association.

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Bernard Charnwut Chan

President, Asia Financial Holdings

Dedicated to public service in Hong Kong, Chan is also a deputy to the National People’s Congress of China and from 2017 the Convenor of the Non-Official Members of Hong Kong’s Executive Council. A graduate of Pomona College in California, he is the president of Asia Financial Holdings and Chairman of Asia Insurance. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong–Thailand Business Council and an advisor to Bangkok Bank (China) Co. Ltd.  He sits on the boards of several local and overseas companies in financial services and is a director of Bumrungrad Hospital Public Company in Thailand.

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Dennis Chan

Founder and Creative Director, Qeelin Jewellery

Dennis Chan is a Hong Kong-born jewellery guru, who founded the much-loved fine jewellery brand, Qeelin, and gifted the art world with his HaHaPanda sculptures, which were exhibited at Landmark Hong Kong last year. In his youth, he studied at the Industrial Design programme at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. All his designs are influenced by his Chinese heritage.

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Joanne Chan

Founder and Managing Director, Per Artem Lumen Limited

The granddaughter of Ma Kam-ming and former chair of the family-owned Tai Sang Bank, Joanne Chan studied art history and fine arts and runs a boutique cultural practice, Per Artem Lumen. A supporter of the arts and youth causes, Chan serves on the boards of Hong Kong Dance Company and other cultural organisations. She has also recently a children’s book titled Happy Gabby.

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Ronnie Chan Chi-chung

Chairman, Hang Lung Group

Property developer Ronnie Chan mixes his vision for business with a passion for public service and philanthropy. He serves as Chairman Emeritus of Asia Society Hong Kong and has supported students at Harvard University and in China through generous donations. Hang Lung’s portfolio spans residential, commercial and retail complexes in Hong Kong and shopping malls in China.

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Daniel Chan Ching-yan

Founder, Paragon International

Investing in luxury brand watches is a major business for Daniel Chan. He is the pioneer who brought Cartier to China. Since founding Paragon International in 1992, the retailer’s portfolio of luxury time pieces has expanded to span a host of prestigious names, including Santoni and Ideal drinks. Daniel is Vice Chairman of Po Leung Kuk, a well-established charity for underprivileged children.

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Kimbee Chan Hoi-wan

Executive Director, Chinese Estates Holdings Limited

Former entertainment reporter Kimbee Chan’s relationship with tycoon Joseph Lau made her headline news. After working for Chinese Estates Holdings from 2002 to 2005, she now holds Lau’s controlling stake in the property and financial investment conglomerate, where her two sisters also serve as Executive Directors. The couple, who have three children, married in 2016.

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Charles Chan Kwok-keung

Former Chairman, Television Broadcasts Limited

In pole position at TVB since 2015 until January this year, Charles Chan also chairs his flagship finance and property investment company, ITC Corporation, that has diverse interests in Hong Kong, the US, Canada and Germany. The civil engineering graduate and honorary doctor of law made his reputation by brokering deals, including the purchase of Shaw Brothers’ stake in the Hong Kong broadcaster by a group of investors in 2011, which led to his place on the board.

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Charles Chan Man-wai

President and CEO, Park Lane Hotels International

Founded by Charles Chan’s late father, C.F. Chan, in 1974, the Park Lane Hong Kong operates today as a Pullman hotel. Besides this flagship, Chan oversees other hotel and property investments under Victoria Park Hotels Ltd, while his elder brother, Lawrence, runs the family’s Seal of Love Charitable Foundation. In 2017, the brothers donated HK$80 million to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to foster hospitality and tourism education.

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Anson Chan Yiu-cheung

Chairman and CEO, Bonds Group of Companies

Following in the footsteps of his late parents, education philanthropists Dr Chan Shu-kui and Anita Chan, Anson Chan manages three schools as well as steering Bonds Group of Companies, the property and investment concern they founded, into the modern age. His pedigree includes accountancy qualifications and a wealth of asset management experience.

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Michael Chan Yue-kwong

Honorary Chairman, Legacy Academy

Following 30 years of senior management at Café de Coral, the fast food company started by his father-in-law and chaired by his brother-in-law, Michael Chan is well equipped to aid Chinese family-run businesses through Legacy Academy. As well as this consultancy, that he founded in 2012, he sits on the board of six other public companies and advises two Hong Kong universities.

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Candice Chan-Chao

Founder, J. Candice Interior Architects

Daughter of scion Michael Chan of Café de Coral fame, Candice is an interior designer by profession. She heads J Candice Interior Architects, that specialises in designing commercial interiors for brands like Prive Group, Fook Ming Tong and the HK Jockey Club. She was also awarded with the 40 under 40 Awards by Perspective Magazine and the Asia- Pacific Interior Design Award by Hong Kong Interior Design Association. Candice is married to Leonard Chao, grandson of late Zhao Anzhong.

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Bonnie Chan-Woo

Chairperson and CEO, Icicle Group

officer of Icicle Group, a cross-media marketing and creative production company. Apart from work, Bonnie is actively involved in education and creative industries through her philanthropy work and her advisory roles in various Hong Kong government departments and NGOs. She is also co-founder of Womanboss, a vice chair of Hong Kong Design Centre and a co-founder of Studio SV alongside US musician Lupe Fiasco.

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Gigi Chao

Executive Vice- Chairman, Cheuk Nang Holdings

Cecil Chao’s right hand at property developer Cheuk Nang since 2011, Gigi Chao inherited her father’s passion for flying – she is a Hong Kong Air Cadets Corp lieutenant and past President of the Hong Kong Aviation Club. The Manchester University architecture graduate has her own interests too, running a PR and model agency for many years. She is on the board of LGBT champion Big Love Alliance and founded the charities Faith in Love Foundation in 2008 and Hong Kong Marriage Equality in 2019.

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Hing Chao

Chairman, Wah Kwong Maritime Holdings

Hing Chao, son of the late George Chao, has succeeded his sister Sabrina to the chairmanship of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings. He is also an Executive Committee member of Hong Kong Shipowners Association. After graduating from Durham University, Chao was placed in a number of shipping companies to gain experience and develop a broad understanding of the industry. Since 2000, he has pursued a cross-sector career in business, culture and heritage, philanthropy and education. Chao is also the founder of Hong Kong Cultural Festival, the chairman of the Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society and the author of multiple books. He is a leading advocate of Chinese martial arts as well.

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Howard Chao

Managing Director, Maximus Holdings

After studying real estate and business management, the middle of tycoon Cecil Chao’s three children, Howard Chao, took a leaf from his enterprising father’s book, launching his own property firm at age 24. A decade later, Maximus Holdings boasts engineering and interior design arms, and its Regent’s Park development in Yuen Long was well received when it was launched last year. Chao is Non-Executive Director of his father’s company, Cheuk Nang Holdings.

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Sabrina Chao

Former Chairman, Wah Kwong Holdings

A mathematics star pupil who began her career in finance, Sabrina Chao resisted the lure of the family shipping business until 2002. In 2013, she was named Chairman of the company founded by her grandfather, T.Y. Chao, before stepping down in 2019. Last year, she was nominated to be the President Designate of Baltic and International Maritime Council.

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Brandon Chau

Founder and Chairman, Noblesse Lifestyle Group

Though a trained barrister by profession, Brandon juggles many roles. He is the founder of Noblesse Lifestyle Group, the co-founder of Attire House and the founder of charity A-Life Academy. The late Kai-bong’s son, Brandon is known for his impeccable sense of style and his passion for martial arts. He and his wife Jenny have three sons.

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Alvin Chau Cheok-wa

Chairman, Suncity Group Holdings

Founder of junket operator Suncity Group, Alvin Chau is reputed to control 40% of Macau’s VIP gambling market. Through Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings, he manages a casinos in Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia and other countries. To help young people in Macau, Chau founded the Inspirational Youth Association.

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Solina Chau Hoi-shuen

Director, Li Ka Shing Foundation

As director of the Li Ka Shing Foundation, Solina Chau has shared the property billionaire’s money with hospitals, schools and universities all over the world. A longtime partner of the Cheung Kong Group, she founded in 1997 during the Internet boom, and two years later, hi-tech venture capital firm Horizon Ventures to support promising start-ups.

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Chelsea Chau-Kuok

Founder, SW1 Projects

Daughter of Kevin Chau (owner and principal of investment company KRC Projects) and Reina Chau, Chelsea is a graduate of Stanford University as well as the Gemmological Institute of America. Having apparently inherited her entrepreneurial streak from her parents, she has founded her own jewellery company, SW1 Projects. Chelsea and her husband, Justin Kuok – a scion of the Shangri-La Group Kuoks – share two sons.

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Louisa Cheang Wai-wan

Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive, Hang Seng Bank

Seasoned banker Louisa Cheang rose through the ranks at HSBC after joining as Senior Manager of credit card product development in 1999. She was Group General Manager and Group Head of Retail Banking based in London before moving to head Hang Seng Bank. Cheang sits on the Board of Trustees at Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, which honours Chinese scientists.

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Sham Chellaram

Chairman, KC Maritime

Joining the family business upon his graduation from McGill University, Sham Chellaram has served the company founded by his father, Kishinchand Chellaram, in London, Lagos and, since 1984, at its Hong Kong headquarters. He also chairs KC Group’s real estate arm, Mordril Properties, and sits on the board of the Kishinchand Chellaram Foundation.

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James Chen

Chairman, Wahum Group Holdings

Upon assuming the reins at manufacturer Wahum Group Holdings, third-generation scion James Chen initiated Legacy Advisors to invest the family wealth and Chen Yet-Sun Family Foundation to spread it to those in need. His philanthropic ventures include Vision for a Nation in Rwanda, and eye disease combatant Clearly. He and wife Su founded Bring Me a Book Hong Kong in 2006 to promote family literacy in the city.

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Tiffany Chen

Vice Chairman, China Star Entertainment Limited

The Taiwanese wife of film mogul Charles Heung is one of the most powerful people in Hong Kong entertainment. With Wyn’s Entertainment, and since 1992 China Star Entertainment, she has produced scores of popular movies. Chen also oversaw the development of the Lan Kwai Fong hotel in Macau (sold for HK$2.38 billion in 2017), and the Jet Li One Foundation, formed after the two show-business families survived the 2004 tsunami in the Maldives.

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Vivien Chen Wai-wai

Honorary Chairman, Nan Fung Group

The younger daughter of late property tycoon Chen Din-hwa, Vivien Chen assumed control of Nan Fung Group in 2009, but following a family dispute took a step back in 2016. She remains involved in a non-executive role in an investment portfolio spanning construction, finance, hotels and shipping. Her youngest daughter, Vanessa Cheung, is now the group’s Managing Director.

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Dorothy Cheng

CEO, Chocolate Asset Management

Dorothy is the CEO of Chocolate Asset Management and also sits on the boards of International Care Ministries and the Crossroads Foundation. She was previously a director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a portfolio manager at JPMorgan. A University of Toronto graduate, she is married to Jonathan Cheng with whom she has three children.

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Adrian Cheng Chi-kong

Founder, K11 and K11 Art Foundation

Arts entrepreneur, philanthropist and collector Adrian Cheng’s empire has expanded from the first K11 art mall in Hong Kong to several projects across China that combine fashion retail and art. His latest venture is the K11 Musea mall at Victoria Dockside, a contemporary cultural retail destination. The Harvard graduate is also Executive Vice-Chairman and General Manager of family property conglomerate New World Development.

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Sonia Cheng Chi-man

CEO, Rosewood Hotel Group

Daughter of Henry and sister of Adrian, Sonia Cheng oversees New World Development’s three-pronged hotel group business. Most notably the former investment banker has revitalised the Rosewood brand since its purchase in 2011, opening new properties in London, Beijing and, most recently, in Hong Kong and Yangon. The group announced plans to open more hotels across the world, including in Amsterdam and Shanghai.

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Brian Cheng Chi-ming

Executive Director, NWS Holdings Ltd

Son of Henry Cheng Kar-shun, Brian is an executive director NWS Holdings Ltd and a member of the executive committee and the sustainability committee of the company. He is also the chairman and non-executive director of Integrated Waste Solutions Group Holdings Ltd and a non-executive director of Haitong International Securities Group Ltd, Wai Kee Holdings and Leyou Technologies Holdings.

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Ricky Cheng Chung-hing

Chairman and Executive Director, China South City Holdings

China South City Holdings co-founder Ricky Cheng has overseen manufacturing, wholesale, e-commerce, logistics and exhibition services for more than three decades, expanding north from Shenzhen to other key Chinese cities including Xian and Harbin. He received the Hong Kong Young Industrialists Award in 1997 and is Honorary President of the Hong Kong Gemstone Manufacturers’ Association.

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Henry Cheng Kar-shun

Chairman and Executive Director, New World Development

The eldest child of late billionaire Cheng Yu-tung’s four offspring, Henry Cheng leads the family’s many property enterprises at New World Development and manages several of their subsidiaries. The Grand Bauhinia prize winner also became the biggest single Chinese investor in the UK with private company Knight Dragon, which redeveloped London’s Greenwich Peninsula.

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Christopher Cheng Wai-chee

Chairman, Wing Tai Properties

Honoured by the UK (OBE) and Hong Kong (Gold Bauhinia Star), Christopher Cheng is a pillar of the property industry and the community. Christopher is an independent non-executive director of NWS Holdings Ltd, and HSBC. He holds an MBA from Columbia University, a doctorate in social sciences honoris causa from HKU and a doctorate in Business Administration honoris causa from PolyU.

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Edgar Cheng Wai-kin

Chairman, World-Wide Investment

Multi-talented multi-tasker Edgar Cheng chairs financial firm World- Wide Investment and is a former head of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Government Central Policy Unit. He studied to be a doctor in the US, and before returning to Hong Kong in 1987, taught medicine at Cornell and worked as a cancer research specialist.

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Edward Cheng Wai-sun

Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, Wing Tai Properties

Edward, brother of Christopher Cheng, is also the Chairman of Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited, the group’s hospitality arm. He is currently a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission and a member of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development. He was qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales as well as in Hong Kong. He is also an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited.

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Patricia Cheong

Founder and Managing Director, MM Marketing Communications Consulting Ltd

Patricia Cheong has surpassed her first notice as Miss Macau with a series of entrepreneurial ventures. Since 1994, she has organised sports and cultural events and advised casino groups through her MM Marketing consultancy, and launched VIP lifestyle platform Luxe in 2012. Cheong also founded the Macao International Culture and Sports Association and has business ties with Hainan, Malta and Seychelles.

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Flora Cheong-Leen

Actress, Ballerina, Fashion Designer

As a ballerina, actress, choreographer, TV director and fashion designer, Flora Cheong-Leen has been a trendsetter all her life. Graduating from the Royal Ballet in Hong Kong, she found her true calling as a dancer very early in life, but she is equally passionate about her fashion designing career. She is also actively involved with over 50 charitable organisations all over the world through her Tian Art Charitable Foundation.

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Andrew Cheung

Incumbent Chief Justice, Hong Kong Court of Final Appeals

Hong Kong-born Justice Andrew Cheung read law at the University of Hong Kong and then at Stanford University before being called to the bar in 1985. Following appoints to the Supreme Court of Singapore and various roles throughout Hong Kong’s legal circuit, Cheung will be replacing Geoffrey Ma as the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal on 11 January 2021. He is married with three children.

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Chung-kiu Cheung

Chairman, CC Land

Born and raised in Chongqing, and gaining Hong Kong residency in 1980, Cheung Chung-kiu became one of the youngest chairmen of a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at just 29. He later switched from trading to property development with CC Land, gaining notoriety with high-profile acquisitions of Ho Tung Gardens and London’s Leadenhall Building. He is also the chairman and managing director of YT Realty Group.

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Jonathan Cheung

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Buzz Agency

A nightlife fixture as a partner, with Jaime Ho Ku, at PR and marketing firm Buzz, Jonathan ‘JC’ Cheung also has a passion for the arts; he is an Asian patron of London institutions Tate and the Serpentine Galleries. He studied design and management at Parsons School for Design and real estate at The Bartlett of University College London, the latter qualification kicking in when assisting his father, Cheung Hon-kit, Chairman of ITC Properties Group.

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Vanessa Cheung

Group Managing Director, Nan Fung Group

Biologist and landscape architect Vanessa Cheung is putting her many talents to good use in the community. Aside from managing the conglomerate founded by her grandfather, Chen Din-hwa, in 1954, she launched health initiative The Keep Moving Project, and The Mills design hub, regenerating the Tsuen Wan factory area where her family once manufactured cotton. Cheung, a fitness fanatic, also co-owns Crossfit Asphodel gym and co-founded Quo drinks company with her sister.

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Edwin Cheung Hon-kit

Chairman, ITC Properties Group Ltd

Cheung Hon-kit’s 40-odd-year career with real-estate developers has culminated in the ITC Properties chairmanship, where his interests include residences in Hong Kong and Guiyang, hotels in Beijing and Vancouver, and a golf resort in Sanya. The University of London arts graduate also counts strategic planning and corporate finance among his business strengths. Cheung is also Director of Future Bright Holdings, a food and catering company.

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Aaron Chiu

Executive Director, Henyep Capital Markets

The eldest of Alice and Louis Chiu’s three children, Aaron Chiu chose to pursue the law, though he continues the family legacy – since 2012 he has been a Director of UK-incorporated Henyep Capital Markets, presenting a fresh, modern face to investments. Dating back to 1977, Henyep Group is one of Hong Kong’s enduring financial institutions. Chiu is the father of five boys.

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David Chiu

Chairman and CEO, Far East Consortium

Son of the late Deacon Chiu of Far East Bank and ATV fame, David Chiu assumed the chair of Far East Consortium in 2011 after years of endeavour building up the family interests - Asian property and hotels (Dorsett) and gaming in Australia and Europe. Chiu, who studied at Sophia University in Japan, is a leading developer in Malaysia in his own right; he founded Malaysia Land Properties Sdn and holds the honorary titles of Dato and Tan Sri.

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Josephine Chiu

Vice President of Procurement, Dorsett Hospitality

The youngest daughter of property magnate David Chiu and his wife Nancy, Josephine Chiu has joined sister Winnie at Dorsett Hospitality, an arm of her father’s multinational conglomerate, Far East Consortium International. She complete stints at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank before joining the family business in 2009, and as Vice President of Procurement, the King’s College alum now oversees countless hotels across the world.

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Louis Chiu Sheen-charm

Chairman, Henyep Group

With his wife, Alice, Louis Chiu heads Henyep Group, which began in 1977 as a gold dealer; he is the founder of the Hong Kong Gold and Silver Exchange. Today the Chius’ financial conglomerate includes Henyep Capital Markets and has a strong presence in the Middle East as well as China. Education and community service are also strong motivators for the Group.

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Alice Chiu Tsang Hok-wan

Director, Henyep Group

Philanthropist Alice Chiu has tirelessly raised funds for the disadvantaged. She founded Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation in 1994 under the wing of the family company, Henyep Development Holdings, tackling the likes of eye disease and facial deformities in China and boosting early education. She is the founder of three preschools, and serves as supervisor of the most recent, Hong Kong Nobel Preschool.

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Winnie Chiu Wing-kwan

President and Executive Director, Dorsett Hospitality International

Educated in London, Winnie Chiu worked in banking before joining her property developer father, David Chiu, at Far East Consortium International. She heads Dorsett Hospitality, which in just over 10 years has opened some 30 hotels in Hong Kong, China, Malaysia (where her father also builds condominiums) and the UK. Chiu supports local culture by sitting on numerous arts committees.

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Crystal Choi

Vice Chairman

The daughter of toy tycoon Francis Choi, Crystal Choi is currently the Vice Chairman of Early Light International, which through one of its subsidiaries owns the largest toy manufacturer in the world. A graduate of Boston College, she also holds a Master’s in Corporate Finance. A firm advocate of giving back, Choi has been involved with many charitable organisations such as Yan Oi Tong and the United We Stand Foundation. She currently serves as a director to the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.

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Francis Choi Chee-ming

Founder and Chairman, Early Light International

From his early days as a toy salesman to owner of the world’s largest toy-making enterprise, Francis Choi had the drive to succeed. His company, Early Light, founded in 1972, has diversified from child’s play: just last year, he bought out Sydney’s Northpoint Tower for HK$1.6 billion. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Regal Hotels International.

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Karson Choi Ka-tsan

Founder and Chairman, Unique Timepieces Group

Heir apparent to the Early Light International empire, Karson Choi joined his father, Francis, after graduating from the University of Southern California. Having cut his teeth with toy-making and real estate, he was entrusted with the family’s watch-retailing arm, Halewinner. Choi successfully rebranded the company as Unique Timepieces in 2017, showcasing 30-plus brands at boutiques in Hong Kong and Macau.

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Diana Chou

Founder and Chairwoman, Dragon General Aviation Group

One of the few women in private jets business in Asia, Shanghai born Diana Chou has sold almost 100 planes and 70 helicopters since switching from the beauty industry in 1998. Her three aviation companies, including bespoke charter flight concern L’Voyage, are now under the Dragon General Aviation Group banner; her father, Chao Kuang-piu, founded Dragonair in Hong Kong.

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Silas Chou

President and CEO, Novel Enterprises

Brother of Diana, textiles tycoon Silas Chou has long helmed a global fashion supply chain, making clothes in China, Vietnam and South Asia for an array of brands. Past ownership of names such as Michael Kors and Tommy Hilfiger put him firmly on the fashion map. He has, since then, sold his shares and assists daughters Veronica and Vivian in their fashion investment acquisitions.

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Veronica Chou

Founder, Everybody & Everyone

After a whirlwind spell in designer brand management and licensing, Veronica Chou has sold her interest in Iconix China, a joint venture formed with USbased Iconix Brand Group and her father’s Novel Enterprises, to concentrate on motherhood. Textile magnate Silas Chou’s stylish eldest daughter hasn’t deserted fashion entirely, of course – she has a stake in Karl Lagerfeld, among others, and has launched eco-friendly clothing and accessories brand, Everybody & Everyone.

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Vivian Chou

Founder and Owner, Bright Fame Fashion

Silas Chou’s younger daughter made headlines in 2015 when her fashion investment company acquired New York-based label Thakoon. As Executive Chairman of the brand, Vivian Chou implemented a “see now, buy now” fashion retail model – though this was halted in 2017 amid restructuring. Like her sister Veronica four years before, the Wharton School graduate announced her arrival in high society at the 2011 Bal de Debutante in Paris.

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May Chow

Chef-Owner, Little Bao and Happy Paradise

Receiving the coveted title of ‘Asia’s Best Female Chef’ at just 30 years old, the Canadian-born restaurateur and self-taught chef first rose to fame with her Little Bao restaurant. The Boston University graduate has since opened several more eateries in Hong Kong and Bangkok, including a new Chinese eatery, Happy Paradise. A keen campaigner for LGBT rights, Chow also uses her fame to afford opportunities to female chefs in professional kitchens.

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Thierry Chow

Feng Shui Master

The daughter of renowned Hong Kong feng shui master Chow Hon Ming, Thierry Chow holds a Bachelor’s in applied illustration. Following her return to the city in 2010, she apprenticed with her father before starting her own company, Go Lucky by Thierry Chow, in 2019. Hoping to make the ancient art of feng shui accessible to a whole new generation, the stylish ‘feng shui designer’ incorporates elements of art and fashion into her feng shui practice.

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Yolanda Choy

Co-founder, EcoDrive

This San Francisco native has a proven entrepreneurial streak, with stakes in multiple businesses including Central Weddings, a luxury wedding boutique, and the Private Wine Company. The Purdue University graduate is also co-founder of EcoDrive, an environmental organisation dedicated to combating the burgeoning rise of single-use plastics in Hong Kong. Married to Hamilton Tang and a mother of two, Choy is an avid outdoor sports fan.

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Ken Chu

Chairman and CEO, Mission Hills Group

Joining his late father, David Chu, in the family business in 1995, Ken Chu has guided its expansion from one mega golf course complex in Shenzhen-Dongguan - the largest golf club in the world - to a second in Hainan, while introducing of other sporting facilities, hotels, wellness facilities, theme parks, entertainment and retail complexes as well as international schools. Chu also finds time to honour a host of public service commitments in China, including serving as a National Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

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Mang-yee Chu

Former Chairman, Hopson Development

Former Chinese government official Chu Mang-yee founded Hopson Development in Guangzhou in 1992, guiding it into one of the largest private real estate firms in China before retiring earlier this year. Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, it expanded into property in northern China as well as tourism and hotel development. Chu’s daughter, Man-yee, has inherited his business savvy, sitting on the company's board.

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Tenniel Chu

Vice-Chairman, Mission Hills Group

Tenniel is a Standing Committee Member of the Haikou CPPCC and the All-China Youth Federation. Serving also as Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong United Youth Association, Tenniel has been at the forefront of sports and youth development. He helped establish the Tenniel Chu Chair in Sports Management programme at the University of Toronto courtesy of a record donation in 2018. Taking Mission Hills beyond golf, Tenniel spearheaded groundbreaking ventures with FC Barcelona, NBA, PGA of America and Top Rank Boxing.

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Kingston Chu Chun-ho

Executive Director, Kingston Financial Group Ltd

Kingston Chu is making a name for himself in his parents’ business kingdom. He has steered Sincere Watch (H.K.) Limited since 2012, is Chairman and Executive Director of property management services firm Synergis Holdings Ltd, as well as Executive Director of Kingston Financial Group. He also plays a prominent role in youth leadership and community organisations in Greater China.

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Loletta Chu Lo


Better known now for her prowess behind the camera rather than in front of it, Loletta Chu has used her celebrity status for good. In 2010, her photographs raised millions for the Seeing is Believing global fund-raising campaign sponsored by Standard Chartered Private Bank. Chu, Miss Hong Kong 1977, is Honorary Life President of the charitable Wai Yin Association of ex-beauty queens. Mother of Kenneth, Eric and Jeremy Fok, she married again in 2008, uniting with property mogul Vincent Lo.

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Samuel Chu Wai-tak

Co-Founder and CIO, Phoenix Property Investors

Since 2002, globe-trotting banker and real-estate investor Samuel Chu has rapidly built the firm he cofounded, Phoenix Property Investors, into a regional force, opening offices in Taipei, Shanghai, Seoul and Sydney. The innovative private equity investment group’s award-winning buildings, including Tower 535 in Causeway Bay and The Morgan in Mid-Levels, are attractive prospects for stakeholders.

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Pollyanna Chu Yuet-wah

CEO, Kingston Financial Group

After studying in San Francisco, Pollyanna Chu and her husband, Nicholas, invested in the Bay Area real estate market. She co-founded Kingston Financial Group (“KFG”), named after their son, which has become a prominent financial services powerhouse today. KFG is also in the hospitality business which owns two hotels in Macau. Her entrepreneurial spirit remained unstoppable: she bought seven floors of a skyscraper in Central, The Center, in early 2018.

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Nicholas Chu Yuk-yui

Chairman and Executive Director, Kingston Financial Group

An accounting and MBA graduate of Louisiana State University, Nicholas Chu has accrued almost four decades of experience in commercial property and three decades in financial services. He founded Kingston Financial Group in the early 1990s with his wife, Pollyanna, and heads the enterprise of financial business in securities, futures and corporate finance and the ownership and operation of two hotels in Macau.

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Michelle Chua

Chairman, Marvella Group

A scion of a prominent jewellery family, Michelle Chua holds a Bachelor’s in Finance and Economics and a Master’s in Architecture Management and Design. A certified public accountant in the UK, Chua oversaw real estate and financial investments in China for the family business before starting her own jewellery business, Marvella Group, in 2013. A keen proponent of giving back, she was the founding chairman of the Tong Sam Charity Association and remains dedicated to improving school conditions in rural areas.

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Geoffrey Chuang

Executive Director, Chuang’s Consortium

Brother of Alan, Candy and Edwin, Geoffrey Chuang also joined the family firm, Chuang’s Consortium in 2018, where he currently serves as an executive director. Prior to that, the NYU graduate was Deputy Managing Director of printing business Midas International Holdings Ltd. A keen patron of the arts, he is also a member of the Asian Council of the Serpentine Galleries.

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Shuk-kwan Chuang

Head of Communicable Diseases Branch, HK Department of Health

Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan has become the face of the city’s fight against the deadly Covid-19 virus. As head of the Communicable Diseases  Branch of the Hong Kong Department of Health, she has spearheaded the city’s successful response to the prolonged pandemic. The  multiple medical degree holder is also the coauthor of a series of medical papers relating to communicable diseases.

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Edwin Chuang Ka-fung

Managing Director, Chuang’s Consortium International

Parsons School of Design alumni Edwin Chuang has built on his architecture, interior design and urban planning training at a hip hotel brand. The Chuang’s Consortium scion is the CEO and Founder of Sáv hospitality, named for style, attitude and vision. The family owns the Sáv Hong Kong and Taipei hotels and manages a resort in Cebu, among others. Chuang also translated his passion for yachting and fitness into business ventures.

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Candy Chuang Ka-wai

Executive Director, Chuang’s Consortium International

Sister of Edwin, Candy Chuang joined their property magnate father, Alan Chuang, at Chuang’s Consortium, after studying art in Boston. She began at their printing company, Midas International Holdings, and then managed Chuang’s China Investments. Chuang’s husband, Neville Kotewall, sat with her on the board of Midas, though the family disposed of its 60.8% interest in the printing business at the end of 2017.

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Alan Chuang Shaw-swee

Honorary Chairman, Chuang’s Consortium International

Joining his father’s manufacturing firm in 1993, Alan Chuang steered it into a successful investment holding company. Shrewd industrial, finance and securities investments and a strong portfolio of properties, including Chuang’s Tower in Central and Central Plaza in Kuala Lumpur, have allowed him to indulge his passion for collecting priceless Chinese ceramics.

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Fernando Chui Sai-on

Chief Executive, Macau SAR

Hailing from a prominent Macau family and with a decade of ministerial experience as Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture under his belt, Fernando Chui was an obvious choice to replace the enclave’s first Chief Executive, Edmund Ho, in 2009. He has a doctorate in public health, and youth, education and medical causes remain close to his heart.

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Yeung David

Founder and CEO, Green Monday

A dedicated environmentalist, Columbia University graduate David Yeung is the founder of Green Monday, a social venture dedicated to creating a global ecosystem of sustainable food production. The nephew of entrepreneur Charles Yeung went on to found eco-friendly food chain Green Common in 2014, and was the mastermind behind OmniFoods, famed for introducing vegan meat OmniPork to the market. The multitalented Yeung is also author of several books on Zen and mindfulness.

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Winfred Engelbrecht-Bresges

CEO, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

A lifelong aficionado of horseracing and breeding thoroughbreds, Winfred Engelbrecht-Bresges serves as the CEO of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. He is concurrently Vice Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, the world’s highest racing authority, and a member of the Executive Council of the Asian Racing Federation. A man of many talents, the University of Cologne alum was appointed a Justice of Peace in 2009 and also oversaw the 2008 Olympics equestrian events.

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Richie Eu

Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Eu Yan Sang International

Previously a Mergers and Acquisitions associate in the private equity field, Richie Eu, a fifth generation scion of the owning family of Eu Yan Sang, joined the family business in 2013. The Babson College graduate was appointed the Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions last year, and he now oversees a range of M&A deals that can generate profit for the organisation. He hopes to make the business more accessible to younger generations.

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Melissa Fok

Founder, No. Thirty Three

Jewellery designer Melissa honed her skills at The Central Academy of Fine Arts and Parsons School of Design, before getting a graduate gemologist degree at the Gemological Institute of America. Melissa now runs her own jewellery brand, No. Thirty Three, that is named after her residential address. She is also involved with local charity Chung Sin Society, an NGO that she founded to promote social welfare.

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Kenneth Fok Kai-kong

Co-Vice President, Fok Ying Tung Group

At 40, the eldest of Timothy Fok’s three sons sits beside his father on the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Government Commission on Youth. The Oxford University graduate has been instrumental in the family’s huge Pearl River Delta residential, commercial and lifestyle project at Nansha Bay, the ancestral home of his late grandfather, Henry Fok.

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Eric Fok Kai-shan

Co-Vice President, Fok Ying Tung Group

Inheriting his father Timothy’s love of football, Eric Fok is an active director of the Hong Kong Football Association. His yachting interest steers his involvement in Fok Ying Tung Group’s Nansha Bay project, where he heads the marina and is honorary president of the Guangdong Yacht Industry Association. The King’s College London alum worked in investment banking in New York before his 2007 return to Hong Kong.

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Timothy Fok Tsun-ting

President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong

Olympic sports and football have long dominated Timothy Fok’s life. He remains an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee while still presiding over Hong Kong’s Olympic affairs. The former Legco member’s family commitments include chairing the Fok Ying Tung Group and the Fok Ying Tung Foundation, both named for his late father. He is also co-chairman of casino powerhouse SJM Holdings.

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Jonathan Fu Dei-jeng

Managing Director, Eurasian Management (HK) Ltd

Scion of the Fus of Furama hotel fame, Jonathan Fu settled in Edinburgh after his studies, but returned to Hong Kong to build a charitable foundation with his father, Adrian, head of the family property and financial assets conglomerate, KHI Holdings Group. The younger Fu is also a financier; he launched investment advisory firm Eurasian Management in 2008.

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Spencer Fung

Group CEO, Li & Fung Ltd

Since joining the 113-year-old family business in 2001 as a merchandiser, Spencer Fung has brought his accountancy (he’s a US-certified public accountant) and business administration degrees to the table. Now, as CEO, he is securing a global infrastructure, supply chain and digital platform for the company’s customers to transition to the digital economy space. In the past, he has advised the British Fashion Council and steered a Silicon Valley start-up.

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Terence Fung

Executive Director, Fung Group

A member of the renowned Fung family, Terence is an executive director of the Fung Group. He is also an Executive Committee Member of the charitable organisation, Li & Fung Foundation. He went to Princeton University and Boston College. He is married to Colleen Yu and they have two children, Kylie and Lucas.

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Victor Fung Kwok-king

Group Chairman, Fung Group

The grandson of Li & Fung’s co-founder Fung Pak-liu, Victor Fung is a much decorated business leader. While devoting himself to Fung Group, he has served on numerous public, industry, and education committees. He has strong connections with Harvard University, where he got his doctorate and taught at the Business School. He also led the Fung Global Institute into a research and think-tank partnership with the University of Hong Kong.

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William Fung Kwok-lun

Group Non-executive Chairman, Li & Fung Ltd

Like his brother Victor, William Fung has dedicated his business life to the family firm. He has been instrumental in all areas of the Group, from trading, logistics and distribution to retailing – an empire that spans convenience stores, toys and high-end fashion. As chairman of Global Brands Group, he takes a special interest in brands such as Juicy Couture and Kenneth Cole.

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Marissa Fung Shaw


Former interior designer Marissa Fung devotes her time to supporting the arts. She is a consultant at the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society, assisting corporations with social responsibility programmes, and a trustee of the Asian Cultural Council. The Brown University alumni is married to Jay Shaw, and sits on the boards of M+ at West Kowloon, and Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection, which acts to inspire Hong Kong youth.

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Sabrina Fung-Lam Wing-yee

Group Managing Director, Fung Retailing Ltd

Daughter of Victor Fung and sister of Spencer, Sabrina Fung- Lam oversees Fung Retailing, the privately held distribution arm of the Fung Group. She is also a non-executive director of Trinity, a listed company that owns luxury menswear brands including Gieves & Hawkes and Cerruti 1881 – Trinity has more than 200 boutiques in mainland China. She was educated at Harvard, and guided a joint venture in China with Macy’s department store.

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Christina Gaw

Managing Principal and Head of Capital Markets, Gaw Capital Partners

After 16 years in investment banking, including at Goldman Sachs and UBS, where she was a managing director, Christina Gaw brought her brothers, Goodwin and Kenneth, a wealth of fundraising experience when joining them at Gaw Capital Partners. She works closely with limited partners relating to capital raising and new product developments. She also serves as executive director of Pioneer Global Group.

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Goodwin Gaw

Chairman and Managing Principal, Gaw Capital Partners

Property investment visionary Goodwin Gaw founded Downtown Properties in the US after getting degrees in civil engineering, finance and construction management. He and his brother, Kenneth, later launched real estate private equity firm, Gaw Capital Partners. His earliest purchase, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, paved the way for investments in commercial buildings, hotels, shopping centres and co-working spaces.

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Kenneth Gaw

President and Managing Principal, Gaw Capital Partners

Kenneth Gaw’s mathematics and economics skills – he graduated magna cum laude from Brown University – has guided a career in finance and property investment. He began at Goldman Sachs in New York, and after joining the family business, stepped up into the managing role on the death of his father. His knack with numbers has also contributed to the success of Gaw Capital Partners, where he serves as President.

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Bonnae Gokson

Founder, Sevva, Ms B’s Cakery and C’est La B,

Bonnae is the owner Ms B’s Cakery, the C’est La B cafes and the recently reopened rooftop restaurant Sevva. Known for her iconic sense of style, she is also the creative advisor to the Niccolo Hotels group. She has penned several coffee-table books, including Weddings, Butterflies and the Sweetest Dreams in 2018. She was also named as the Queen of Cakes by New York Times.

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Daniel George Green

Managing Director, Arnhold Group

Acquiring a degree in manufacturing systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania was a smart move for Daniel Green; his family firm, which dates back to 1866 Canton (Guangzhou), specialises in building materials and engineering equipment. Young Green was an equity analyst in the US before returning to Hong Kong to work with his father, Michael. His brother, Joshua, remains in finance, but holds a place on the Arnhold Group board.

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Aron Harilela

Chairman and CEO, Harilela Group

Backed by a board of family members, Aron Harilela took the reins at Harilela Group after his father and the group’s founder, Hari Harilela, passed away. He is responsible for acquisitions at the company, which launched its first hotel in 1961 and now has several hotels around the globe, including a new one, The Hari, set to open in Hong Kong in 2021. A supporter of local universities, he was elected as chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

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David Harilela

CEO, David Harilela Group

A self-made man, David Harilela made his name in licensing and trading in his early years. Today, he is the Director of Harilela Hotels and his group of companies specialises in properties, investments and charities. A passionate Rotarian, David is deeply committed to giving back to society. He founded THE ONE Humanitarian Awards to empower struggling humanitarians globally and he serves Hong Kong, his home, as Vice Patron of The Community Chest and Advisor to Hong Kong WeCare.

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Adrian Ho

Co-founder, SaveHK

A graduate of the prestigious Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, Adrian Ho left a promising banking career to expand his horizons. He is now an Executive Director of China Water & Energy Limited – a business that invests in wind energy projects in Xinjiang, but many may know him better for his social media presence, as Ho is one of the co-founders of the wildly popular  acebook group, SaveHK, which now boasts a following of some 185,000 members.

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Kent Ho Ching-tak

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Harbour Pacific Capital

Stanford Business School graduate and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Kent Ho is the founder of two startups, Spectrum 28 and Harbour Pacific Capital. He is the son of newspaper magnate Charles Ho and sits on the Sing Tao News Corporation board. Like his father, he is an honorary trustee of Peking University – the youngest ever when the honour was conferred in 2016.

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Daisy Ho Chiu-fung

Chairman, SJM Holdings

With her late father Stanley Ho’s retirement in the summer of 2018, Daisy Ho has stepped into the chairman’s hot seat at his flagship casino company, SJM Holdings. She is also sister Pansy Ho’s lieutenant at Shun Tak Holdings, serving as Deputy Managing Director of the family’s extensive property, transportation and hotel investments in the enclave. Outside Macau, she chairs the Hong Kong Ballet board and advises her Alma mater, University of Toronto.

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Pansy Ho Chiu-king

Chairman, CEO and Director, Shun Tak Holdings Ltd

The eldest child of late casino magnate Stanley Ho, Pansy heads Shun Tak Holdings and is Hong Kong’s second richest woman. Last year, she bought a HK$900 million house on the Peak, and became a Chevalier de L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest honour. She is also co-chair of MGM China Holdings. Ho has a strong interest in art, having curated an exhibition by female artists at Sotheby’s, where she sits on the International Council.

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Sabrina Ho Chiu-yeng

Director and CEO, Poly Auction Macau

The late Stanley Ho and Angela Leong’s daughter, Sabrina Ho, has made a name for herself outside Hong Kong and Macau. Her cultural interests extend from Poly Auction Macau and Chiu Yeng Culture – initiatives she founded to promote the arts close to home – to the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum in London. In 2018, she became a UNESCO strategic partner to further the International Fund for Cultural Diversity. She and fiance Thomas Xin Qilong share a daughter.

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Linda Ho McAfee

Director, Fairmont Shipping

Linda Ho McAfee began her career as a merchant banker in New York before joining her family shipping logistics business in Hong Kong in 1978; she became Fairmont’s Group Director a decade later. The Philippines-born Canadian national sits on the Board of Overseers of her MBA Alma mater, Columbia Business School, and is a trustee of the SDYA (Siddha Yoga) Foundation in Hong Kong.

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Charles Ho Tsu-kwok

Chairman, Sing Tao News Corp

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Orlando Ho Yau-kai

Director, UNIR Hotels Pty Ltd Group

Since studying finance at Bentley University in the US, Orlando Ho has assisted his mother, Ina Chan (the third wife of late Macau gaming magnate Stanley Ho), in the hotel arm of her investment holding company, UNIR. He is also a director of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. Ho sits on pro-youth and anti-drugs public-service bodies, and is chairman of the Guangxi Sports Association.

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Lawrence Ho Yau-lung

Chairman and CEO, Melco International Development Ltd

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Yumiko Honda

Founder and CEO, Oasis Spring Holdings

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Jeanine Hsu

Founder and Creative Director, niin

A graduate of Wimbledon School of Art and Central Saint Martins, Jeanine Hsu transformed her passion for style and design into a successful fashion career before turning her sights on creating her own jewellery brand – niin. The ecofriendly label, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, utilises sustainably and ethically-sourced materials in its designs, in line with Hsu’s strong commitment to sustainable business practices.

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Anthony Huang

CEO, Synoco Asia Pacific Ltd

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Gary Hui

Co-founder and Director, Lalamove

Expansion across the world and a spike in valuation to US$1 billion in just six years of Lalamove which he co-founded and he serves as a director is Gary Hui’s crowning achievement. Though a start-up, Lalamove’s entry to Hong Kong’s elite and prestigious club of unicorns, or local firms with valuation of at least US$1 billion, has cemented Hui’s stature in the local corporate world. Lalamove is Asia’s leading intracity delivery platform, providing its service to more than 100 cities across Southeast Asia and China.

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Julian Hui Chun-hang

Director, Central Development Group

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Charles Hui Chun-ping

Financial Director, Central Development

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John Hui Kin-yip

Owner and Managing Director, The Fleming

A scion of the Central Development property family, John Hui held court in a different way in his early years – as the bright hope of Hong Kong tennis. The Pepperdine University graduate then moved to hotel management, recently  relaunching The Fleming Hotel in Wan Chai, which had once been operated as a Hui-owned serviced apartment building. His wife, Jacklyn Fu, is his former mixed doubles partner.

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Syed Asim Hussain

Co-founder, Black Sheep Restaurants

Growing up in a family with strong F&B roots, restauranteering runs in Syed Asim Hussain’s blood. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University with a dual degree in International Relations and Finance, and a stint in banking in New York City, he returned to Hong Kong in 2010 and eventually co-founded Black Sheep Restaurants. With over 20 restaurants now under his belt, Hussain is now set on expanding into the digital culinary sphere.

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Leo Hwang

Director, Parkview Group

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Robin Hwang

Executive Director, Parkview Group

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Tony Hwang

Co-Owner and Former Executive Director, Parkview Group

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Hans Michael Jebsen

Chairman, Jebsen & Co

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Girish Jhunjhnuwala

Founder and CEO, Ovolo

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Marie-Louise Jungels

Founder, Continuum Capital

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Philip Lawrence Kadoorie

Non-Executive Director, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd

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Perenna Kei Hoi-ting

Non-Executive Director, Logan Property

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Archibald Keswick

Board Member, Mandarin Oriental International Ltd

A scion of the Keswick clan who owns Jardine Matheson, Archibald Keswick held numerous positions within the family empire. He was CEO of Pizza Hut Vietnam and held the general manager position at The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental, before joining the board of parent company Mandarin Oriental International Ltd in December last year. An active supporter of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, he and his interior designer wife, Alice, share two daughters.

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Ben Keswick

Executive Chairman and Managing Director, Jardine Matheson Holdings

Fifth generation of the historic Hong Kong family of Jardine Matheson taipans, Keswick took on the ultimate leadership of the board in January 2019 when his uncle, Sir Henry, retired. A 30-odd-year veteran of the Group, he has directed key assets Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land and Mandarin Oriental since 2012. Keswick studied agriculture and food marketing at Newcastle University before acquiring his MBA from INSEAD.

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Daphne King-Yao

Director, Alisan Fine Arts

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Belinda Koo

Founder, XYZ

Prominent in Hong Kong’s health and wellness industry through boutique fitness studio The Art Of XYZ, which she set up, Belinda Koo is also a well-established banker and is a managing director since 2005 at UBS, the Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company. Educated in Canada with an economics degree from the University of Toronto and a Master’s in business from the University of Western Ontario, Koo is also credited for establishing One Ten Foundation.

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Hui-kwong Kuok

Chairman, Shangri-La Asia Limited

Harvard-educated financial journalist Kuok Hui-kwong assumed lead roles at South China Morning Post during the tenure of her father, Malaysian sugar and hotel magnate Robert Kuok. A year after the Kuoks sold the newspaper to Alibaba, she gained the coveted position of chair of their flagship hotel group, Shangri-La, overseeing new additions to the 100-plus fivestar properties owned or managed in Asia-Pacific and beyond.

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Justin Kuok

Manager, Investment Management & Business Development, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Third generation of the Kerry Group family, Justin Kuok is responsible for boosting business at their hotels, which boast an inventory of 40,000 rooms under the Shangri-La, Traders, Kerry and Hotel Jen brands. His father, Chye, has long held senior roles at Kerry and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. The younger Kuok and his wife, Chelsea Chau, have two children.

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Khoon Hua Kuok

CEO and Chairman, Kerry Properties

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Yen Kuok

Founder and CEO, Guiltless

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Beau Kuok Khoon-chen

Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Kerry Group Limited

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Michael Kwan

Chairman, Vibrant Development

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Raymond Kwok Ping-luen

Chairman and Managing Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties

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Gigi Lai Ka-yee

Chairman and CEO, Miricor Enterprises Holdings Ltd

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Anish Lalvani

Chairman, Euro Suisse International Ltd

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Kevin Lam

COO, Citigroup Inc

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Lester Lam

CEO, Lai Fung Holdings

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Steven Lam

Co-founder, GoGoVan

Hong Kong-born Steven is one of the co-founders of GoGoVan, an online logistics platform founded in 2013. A scant four years later, a merger with Chinese freight company 58 Suyun transformed GoGoVan into the city’s first startup unicorn, valuing it at more than US$1 billion. A poster boy for Hong Kong’s emerging entrepreneurial community, Lam holds a BSc from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the UC Berkeley.

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Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor

HKSAR Chief Executive

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Matthew Lam Kin-hong

Partner and Co-Founder, Nixon Peabody CWL

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Peter Lam Kin-ngok

Chairman, Lai Sun Group

Helping his late father Lim Por-yen with their garment and property interests after getting his degree in the US, Peter Lam now heads Lai Sun Group. His business passions include cigars, restaurants and films – he founded Media Asia Entertainment in 1994, and is an honorary doctorate awardee of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 2019, Lam swapped his chairmanship of Hong Kong Tourism Board for that of the HKTDC.

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Corina Mihaila Larpin

Owner and Creative Director, Stéfère Jewelry

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Ella Lau

Founder and School Supervisor, Parkview International Pre-School

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Kamsen Lau

Executive Director, Lifestyle International Holdings

A son of tycoon Thomas Lau, Kamsen Lau is an executive director since 2015 at family-controlled Lifestyle International Holdings, which operates SOGO department stores and several retail shop chains, and also engages in property developments. The younger Lau, who takes charge of the group’s project management, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Columbia University in New York as well as a Master of Arts from New York University.

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Kamshim Lau

Executive Director, Lifestyle International Holdings

Daughter of Thomas Lau and sister of Kamsen, Kamshim has also joined the family fold at Lifestyle International Holdings as an executive director. The holder of a Bachelor’s from the University of London and a Master’s in Modern Chinese History from the prestigious Columbia University, she opted to start her career at Polo Ralph Lauren before eventually embracing her family’s business.

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Kevin Lau

Founder, Trinity Medical Centre

Hong Kong-born and Canadian raised Kevin Lau completed his MBBS at the prestigious HKU before choosing to specialise in radiology. In 2016, he opened the Trinity Medical Centre, a medical practice that now has multiple locations across the city. A firm believer in giving back, he has long been involved with Make-A-Wish Foundation, and joined its international board last year. Care of needy youths and the elderly are also causes close to his heart.

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Martin Lau

President and Executive Director, Tencent Holdings Ltd

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Ming-wai Lau

Chairman, Chinese Estates Holdings Ltd

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Joseph Lau Luen-hung

Former Chairman and CEO, Chinese Estates Holdings Limited

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Thomas Lau Luen-hung

Chairman and CEO, Lifestyle International Holdings Limited

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Allen Law

CEO, Park Hotel Group

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Kar-po Law

Chairman, Park Hotel Group

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Queenie Rosita Law

Founder, Production Q

Queenie Rosita Law cleverly combined her family textiles and hospitality heritage into an art studio that teams prints and design for the corporate world; Production Q has collaborated with Mandarin Oriental, Sino Group and Lane Crawford, among other clients. Law also publishes artistic city guides and penned the cathartic book, Dear Life, after her traumatic kidnapping in 2015. She also opened Q Contemporary, a gallery in Budapest.

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Raymond Law Ka-kui

Founder, K&K Property Holdings Ltd

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Wendy Law Wing-yee

Executive Director, Park Capital Group

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Charles Lee

Chairman, Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group

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Chien Lee

Non-Executive Director, Hysan Development

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David Lee

Chairman, Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation

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Marie-Christine Lee

Founder, Sports for Hope Foundation

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Sammy Lee

Chairman, Lee Kum Kee Health Products Group Ltd

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Seng-hui Lee

Chief Executive and Executive Director, Allied Group Limited

A law graduate with honours from the University of Sydney, Lee Senghui has been chief executive and executive director of Allied Group Limited since 1998, as well as chief executive and an executive director of Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited since 2010. Together with his siblings, Lee Seng-huang and Lee Su-hwei, they are trustees of the Lee and Lee Trust, which owns about 41 percent of Allied Group, which in turn owns 75 percent of Allied Properties (HK) Ltd, the controlling shareholder of Sun Hung Kai Financial.

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Shing-chak Lee

Feng Shui Master

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Su-hwei Lee

Non-executive Director, Allied Group Limited

An economics degree graduate of the University of Sydney, she had stints as an investment analyst and in the securities industry in Hong Kong and across the region before she joined the family fold at the Allied Group Limited, where she is currently a non-executive director and a member of its board of directors. She is the sister of Allied Group chief executive Lee Senghui. Allied Group Holdings Limited currently operates multifaceted businesses around the globe.

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Yuan Siong Lee

Group CEO and President, AIA Group

From a modest start at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Lee Yuan Siong built up over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry across the region before he assumed the plum post of group chief executive and president of the AIA Group Limited in June this year. He held senior posts at Prudential plc, a British insurance group, before joining Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China where he rose to become co-CEO and chief insurance business officer. He holds a Master of Philosophy (Finance) degree from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in the US.

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Anthony Lee Hsien-pin

Non-Executive Director, Hysan Development

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Peter Lee Ka-kit

Co-Chairman and Executive Director, Henderson Land Development

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Martin Lee Ka-shing

Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Henderson Investment

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Benjamin Lee Kai-yiu

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Phoenix Property Investors Ltd

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Richard Lee Man-fai

Chairman and CEO, Wo Kee Hong Holdings

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Michael Lee Tze-hau

Non-Executive Director, Hysan Development

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Margaret Lee Yau

Founder and CEO, Maret Fine Jewellery

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Irene Lee Yun-lien

Chairman, Hysan Development

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Angela Leong On-kei

Co-Chairman and Executive Director, SJM Holdings

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Edwin Leong Siu-hung

Founder and Chairman, Tai Hung Fai Enterprise

Rising four spots to No.19 on Hong Kong’s richest list, Edwin Leong made his money from real estate and gives back to the community through the Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, which aids the elderly and supports education. His company, Tai Hung Fai Enterprise, has built an enviable portfolio of shops, offices, hotels and serviced apartments over more than 40 years. Leong’s late father was a Jardine Matheson comprador.

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Charmaine Li

Joint CEO, The Kowloon Dairy Ltd

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Kuo-shing Li

Chairman, Mei Ah Entertainment Group

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Ning Li

Executive Director, Henderson Investment

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Sze-lim Li

Chairman, R&F Group

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Vickie Li

Executive Director, Citistore (Hong Kong) Limited

Sister of Kristine, Vickie works within Henderson’s department store chain, Citistore, which her father, Li Ning, set up for in 1989. She also garnered experience at Morgan Stanley and Lane Crawford. She is also the Senior Deputy General Manager of Retail and Hotel Management for Henderson Land Development. Her high-profile marriage to Jonathan Kwok made headlines last year.

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Wyman Li

Administrative Director, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

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Kristine Li Keng-yan

Deputy General Manager, Portfolio Leasing, Henderson Land Development

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Adrian Li Man-kiu

Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive, Bank of East Asia

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Adrienne Li May

Chief Administrative Executive, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

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Richard Li Tzar-kai

Founder and Chairman, Pacific Century Group

Number 19 on Hong Kong’s richest list, Richard Li’s entrepreneurial spirit echoes that of his father, Li Ka-shing. Going his own way, he founded investment company Pacific Century Group in 1993 after selling Star TV. Li, whose businesses span media, telecommunications (PCCW and CSL New World Mobility) and insurance, returned to television in 2002 with Now TV. He is a licensed pilot and rescue scuba diver.

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Victor Li Tzar-kuoi

Chairman and Group Co-Managing Director, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd

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Walton Li Wai-tat

Chairman and Medical Superintendent, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

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Francis Liang Sai-cheong

Director, The Spectre Group

Son of shipping magnate David Liang Chong-hou, Francis Liang Saicheong is a director of The Spectre Group, and is the grandson of the late Liang Yuen-cheong, who served as a director of Hang Seng Bank and a vice chairman of property developer New World Development. The younger Liang was educated at Huron University in Ontario, Canada.

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Loui Lim

Executive Vice-President, New Ships Design, New Cruise Business & Projects Development, Brand Strategy & Management, Genting Cruise Lines

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Jennifer Liu

Founder and Chairwoman, The Coffee Academics

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Shunxing Liu

Chairman, Concord New Energy Group

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Ka-shui Lo

Chairman, Great Eagle Holdings

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Katherine Lo

Founder and President, Eaton Workshop

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Kenneth Lo

Chairman and Executive Director, Crystal Group (Hong Kong) Ltd

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Poman Lo

Founder and CEO, Century Innovative Technology

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Yuk-sui Lo

Chairman and CEO, Century City International Holdings

Training as an architect, the son of Great Eagle founder Lo Ying-shek built his own real-estate empire with three high-flying arms: Century City International, Paliburg and Regal Hotels International. Apart from property developments, Lo Yuk-sui has 12 hotels under his wing – another airport hotel, Hong Kong’s largest, is set to open at Skycity in the coming year – as well as aircraft ownership and leasing.

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Sunny Lo Hoi-kwong

Chairman, Café de Coral Holdings Ltd

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Vincent Lo Hong-sui

Chairman, Shui On Group

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Grace Lo Kit-yee

Deputy Group Chairman, Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Ltd

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Simon Lo Lin-shing

Chairman and Executive Director, Mongolia Energy Corporation

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Alan Lo Yeung-kit

Executive Director, Classified Group (Holdings) Ltd

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James Louey

Founder and CEO, Majestic Creations

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William Louey Lai-kuen

Director, Kowloon Motor Bus Company

An accountant by training, William Louey has been a Director of Kowloon Motor Bus since 1993, the transport giant co-founded by his namesake, William Louey (Sui Tak), 93 years previously. He once owned a restaurant, and ran the Hong Kong Construction Group, which enables greener and safer building works. He is a committed philanthropist with The William S.D. Louey Educational Scholarship Foundation. A keen photographer, he also received a fellowship from Oxford University.

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Francis Lui Yiu-tung

Deputy Chairman, Galaxy Entertainment Group

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Jack Ma

Founder and Former Chairman, Alibaba Group

Education was Hangzhou native Jack Ma’s first love and he plans to devote more time to it since stepping down as Chairman of Alibaba in October 2019. Apart from injecting money into South China Morning Post, he has led the e-commerce giant into the entertainment business, investing in Huayi Brothers Media Corporation. China’s richest person in 2020 is also one of the most generous through his wide-ranging Jack Ma Foundation.

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Pony Ma Huateng

Chairman and CEO, Tencent Holdings Ltd

Having co-founded tech powerhouse, Tencent, 21 years ago, Pony Ma is now the second-richest man in China, with a fortune of more than US$36 billion. The visionary behind QQ and WeChat holds a degree in computer science from Shenzhen University and began his career as a programmer at paging service CMMobile. Tencent has invested in gaming, owning 40% of Epic Games, and has shares in Tesla Motors and Snapchat parent company, Snap.

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Philip Ma King-huen

Chairman and CEO, The Sincere Company, Ltd

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Tania Mohan

Founder, Tabla

Tania Mohan recently celebrated the 21th anniversary of her apparel brand, Tabla. The barrister and former fashion editor, whose family founded an eponymous department store in India in the 1950s, opened the ethnic-inspired luxury clothing and accessories store in Prince’s Building in 1999. Mohan often hosts VIP shopping days for charity, with the Hong Kong Cancer Fund being a cause close to her heart.

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Wee Keat Ng

Chairman, New Century Group

Shipping expert Ng Wee Keat has chaired New Century Group since 2012, having served as its CEO for eight years. The economics graduate of Indiana University Bloomington had previously worked for a ship management company. Ng steers the Group’s ship chartering and cruise line interests, as well as their commercial property investments.

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Robert Ng Chee-siong

Chairman, Sino Group

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Daryl Ng Win-kong

Deputy Chairman, Sino Group

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Anna Pao-Sohmen

Philanthropist and Author

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Narcisa Pheres

Fashion and Jewellery Designer

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Dario Pong

Founder and Managing Director, Ferro Resources Ltd

Dario Pong is the founder and managing director of Ferro Resources Ltd, a company that got its start in steel and iron trading before shifting its focus to producing magnetic materials. A veteran of the steel industry in China, Hong Kong-based Pong also serves as executive director of Shiu Wing Steel. A graduate of Princeton University, his previous roles included being a non-executive director of Australia-based Bisalloy Steel Group.

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Helena Pong

Supervisor and Principal, Sophie Kindergarten and Nursery School

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Paulo Pong

Founder, Altaya Group

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Wilson Pong Wai-san

Chairman and Executive Director, Winfull Group Holdings Ltd

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Dickson Poon

Founder and Chairman, Dickson Concepts

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Horst Julius Pudwill

Co-Founder and Chairman, Techtronic Industries Group

Self-made billionaire Horst Julius Pudwill started a Hong Kong trading company in 1978, a few years after arriving from his native Germany to sell Volkswagens. Since co-founding TTI in 1985, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of power tools and equipment including Hoover vacuum-cleaners, he has risen to become the city’s 26th richest person. Pudwill is now semi-retired, with son Stephan Horst as heir apparent.

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Stephan Horst Pudwill

Vice-Chairman and Executive Director, Techtronic Industries Group

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Edwin Pun

Director of Business Development, Keyestone Group

The youngest son of Benson Pun, chairman of Keyestone Properties, Edwin pursued a Bachelor’s in international business and finance and spent several years in consulting before joining the family’s expansive real estate business. Now, as its Director of Business Development, the MBA-holder oversees multiple aspects and projects, including a mixed-use development with a theme park set to open in 2024.

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Ivan Pun

Founder and Owner, Pun + Projects

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Sharie Ross Tse

Co-Founder and Director, Reviv

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Jean Eric Salata

Founding Partner and CEO, Baring Private Equity Asia

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Jay Shaw

Co-Founder and Head of Advisory, Asian Sky Group

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Fanny Sieh

Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Maximal Concepts

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Gerald Siu Chi-shing

Managing Director, Hong Kong Funeral Home

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Douglas So

Founder and Director, F11 Foto Museum

A corporate lawyer by training – Douglas So graduated with a law degree from the University of Hong Kong – his lifelong passion for heritage conservation and photography saw him found the Happy Valley-based F11 Foto Museum. Charity is also close to his heart, with So currently serving as Chairman of both The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund and the Chinese Medicine Development Fund. He also serves as chairman on the government’s Antiquities Advisory Board.

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Weiping Song

Co-chairman and Executive Director, Greentown China Group

Hangzhou property tycoon Song Weiping has scores of developments under his belt, from Urumqi to Foshan. He was chairman of Greentown China Group, the property company he built, before taking on the designation of co-chair and executive director in 2015. Song received the China Construction Architecture Award in 2014 and is Vice-Chairman of Zhejiang Provincial Real Estate Association.

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Chloe Suen

Founder, Sun Museum

A dedicated patron and promoter of art and culture, Chloe Suen is the chairwoman of Simon Suen Foundation and founded its non-profit Sun Museum in 2015. The 12,500 sq.m. Sun Museum in Kwun Tong is the most stylish repository in the city of Chinese artwork and aims to foster the development of arts and culture in Hong Kong and China. The  Columbia University alumnus actively contributes to the city’s cultural development by serving on multiple NGO boards as well as the Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation, the Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee, and the Museum Advisory Art Sub-Committee.

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Candice Suen-Sieber

Co-Founder and Director, Bite Limited

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Peter Sun Kwok-wah

CEO and Executive Director, KFM Kingdom Holdings Ltd

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Merlin Bingham Swire

Chairman, Swire Pacific and Swire Properties

After a decade on the Swire Pacific board, 45-year-old Merlin Swire stepped into the chair in mid-2018. He spent a decade in London as Finance Director and then CEO of John Swire & Sons – the company his family founded in 1816. The Oxford University graduate is also Chairman of Swire Properties Ltd, Swire Group and HAECO, in addition to serving on the Global CEO Forum of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

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Iron Sze

Non-Executive Director, Chevalier Group

The holder of a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Irons Sze has extensive experience in the spheres of investment and corporate management. Sze now serves as a Non-Executive Director for Hong Kong-based property entity Chevalier Group, a company he joined in 2016. He also holds various political and corporate organisations, and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong government in both 2011 and 2015.

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Ching-ho Tang

Chairman and Executive Director, Wang On Group

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Hamilton Tang

Managing Director, CDIB Capital International

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Yiu Tang

Founder, Belle International

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Tom Tang Chung-yen

Former Director, TTM Technologies

New York University alumnus Tom Tang joined Meadville in 1991, the printed-circuit-board maker founded by his late father, industrialist Tang Hsiang-chien. Tang junior, then Executive Director, stayed with the company when it was sold to US firm TTM Technologies until January 2020. The brother of Henry Tang, he sits on a slew of political and trade committees including the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association as Honorary Chairman.

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Paddy Tang Lui Wai-yu

Executive Director, Galaxy Entertainment

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Guoli Tian

Chairman and Executive Director, China Construction Bank

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Huiyu Tian

President and Executive Director, China Merchants Bank

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Michael Tien

Chairman, G2000 Group

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Ivan Ting Tien-li

Executive Director, Kader Industrial Company

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Rita Tong Liu

President, Gale Well Group Limited

Hong Kong’s third richest woman in summer 2019, Rita Tong Liu began investing in property in the 1970s with a HK$1 million gift from her in-laws, of Liu Chong Hing Bank fame. Once dubbed the ‘queen of car parks’, she branched into commercial towers. The Gale Well Group matriarch now has an estimated net worth of US$4 billion. Her brothers, Jacinto and Luis Tong, help run the company.

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Joseph Tsai Chung-hsin

Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman, Alibaba Group

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Ricky Tsang Chi-ming

Chairman and CEO, Goldlion Holdings Ltd

The youngest son of Goldlion founders Tsang Hin-chi and Wong Lei-kuan, Ricky Tsang assumed the chair of the apparel company in 2018 when his ailing father stepped down. He has been with Goldlion for 30 years, helping to fashion its growth from neckties to full menswear brand. An honorary citizen of Guangzhou and Meizhou, Tsang established Proactive Think Tank to facilitate links between the mainland and Hong Kong.

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Nissim Tse

Chief Investment Officer, Hexa Asset Management

One of Hong Kong’s most experienced hedge-fund managers, Nissim Tse has been immersed in finance since his Canadian university days. He co-founded Pi Investment (since sold to RAB Capital), is an Asian advisor of Timbercreek Capital, and has worked at Pacific Group and Sofaer Global Research (Hong Kong) Limited. He is now the CIO of Hexa Asset Management. Tse’s interests outside the office are wide-ranging: he teaches shorinjiryu karate, enjoys cooking for friends, and is a keen boxer, golfer and amateur yogi.

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Annie Tse Yau On-yee

Chairman and CEO, Tse Sui Luen Jewellery (TSL)

Computer engineering expert Annie Tse now heads one of Asia’s largest jewellers. After more than 25 years in IT management at Motorola and IBM in the US, she switched gears in 2002 to join the family business of her husband, Tommy Tse – who sits beside her as Deputy CEO. In 2019, she also became a member of the HK Brand Development Council and the Jewellery Advisory Committee of the HKTDC.

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Hoi-shan Tsoi

Chairman, The United Laboratories International Holdings

An alumnus of Tongji Medical University, Dr Tsoi Hoi-shan heads Hong Kong-listed pharmaceutical firm United Laboratories International. From plants in Yuen Long, Zhuhai and Inner Mongolia, the company is one of China’s leading exporters of pharmaceutical primary raw materials, and produces scores of medicines for sale in the mainland and Hong Kong. His sister, Choy Siuchit, is also with the company.

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Chee-chen Tung

Monaco Honorary Consul, Hong Kong

The brother of Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong’s first Chief Executive, Tung Chee-chen helmed the family shipping giant Orient Overseas International Ltd, from 1996 until its acquisition by COSCO and Shanghai Port International Group in August 2018. Tung, who holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Liverpool (he also went to MIT) and a Gold Bauhinia Star, has long served Monaco as its Honorary Consul in Hong Kong.

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Ho-pin Tung

Auto-racing Driver

Ho-pin is a Dutch-Chinese autoracing driver who first came into the spotlight when he won the 2003 Formula BMW Asia series and was rewarded with a test drive with the Williams F1 team. He later went on to win the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 category as part of the Jackie Chan DCR crew. Most recently, he took part in the 2020 iteration of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race with Jackie Chan DC Racing.

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Patty Tung Gaw

Director, Fera International Corp

Former investment banker Patty Tung has roots in textile manufacturing. Her mother, Betty Tung, began a ski fashion line 40 years ago in a corner of her father’s skiwear factory. Now the Southern California-raised, Brown University-graduate assists her brother Eric, President of Fera, with the brand, which has offices in LA and Hong Kong. She is married to financier Kenneth Gaw.

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Leigh Tung-Chou

Director, Tung Foundation

Daughter of Tung Chee-chen, GBS, JP, a Hong Kong billionaire businessman who is chairman and chief executive of shipping company Orient Overseas, Leigh Tung pursues charity work with a deep and admirable passion. The younger Tung actively renders charity work in her capacity as a member of the board of governors of the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation and Hong Kong Ballet, as well as a director of the Tung Foundation. She shares three children with husband Stanley Chou.

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Xiangming Wang

Chairman, China Resources Group

China’s ninth-largest property developer by sales, China Resources Group welcomed Wang Xiangming as a director and general manager within the organisation last year before quickly elevating him to the top position of Chairman in December. 58-year-old Wang, who is an engineering graduate of the Nanjing Institute of Architectural Engineering (now known as Nanjing Tech University), previously held the roles of Director and General Manager of China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited, and President and Director of China State Construction Engrg. Corp. Ltd.

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Patrick Wang Shui-chung

Chairman and CEO, Johnson Electric

Electrical engineer Patrick Wang has led three generations of his family in business for the past 23 years. His late father and his mother (who remains as honorary chair) founded micro-motor-maker Johnson Electric in 1959. With his brother, sister and son all on board, the now electro-mechanical- component giant has acquired like-minded concerns and opened plants globally. Wang is also a committee member of electronic learning specialist VTech.

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Shinichiro Watari

Chairman, Cornes & Co Ltd

Modern luxuries such as cars and electronics come under the remit of Shinichiro Watari at Cornes, which began life trading in silk and tea in Yokohama in the 1860s. An architect by training, Watari met his wife, Cissy Pao, daughter of late shipping magnate Y.K. Pao, at college in the US. The couple divide their time between Hong Kong and the family business interests in Japan.

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Albert Wong

Chairman, Eastern Worldwide Company

After studying in Canada, Albert Wong learned the ropes, literally, at Eastern Worldwide, the freight forwarding and logistics firm established by his grandfather more than 50 years ago; he would clamber up the hulls of ships to deliver messages. Wong junior assumed the chair in 1996 upon the death of his father. Over the years he has generously supported education and children’s charities and has honed his martial arts skills.

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Almen Wong

Co-founder, PURE Group

A stalwart of Hong Kong’s fashion and movie industries in the ’90s and ’00s, Almen Wong eventually turned her attention to an entirely different sphere – fitness. A co-founder of PURE Group, which encompasses PURE Yoga and PURE Fitness branches across Asia, Wong was the city’s first Bikram-trained yoga teacher and remains a keen yoga advocate.

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Bill Wong

Owner, Greater Bay Airlines

Billionaire property tycoon Bill Wong made his fortune by investing heavily across the border. Now, the Chinese People’s Party Consultative Conference member – and a man commonly dubbed ‘Shenzhen’s Li Ka-shing’ – has turned his eye to the aviation industry. Earlier this year, he announced the launch of a new city airline, Greater Bay Airlines, which aims to focus on regional travel and hopes to get off the ground some time next summer.

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Man Li Wong

Chairman, Man Wah Holdings

Self-made billionaire Wong Man Li ascended from being a lowly Fujian-immigrant factory worker in 1990 to owning a furniture supplier listed in both Hong Kong and Singapore. Man Wah’s top product, the Cheers reclining sofa, has gone down a storm in the US, boasting a third of the market share. Wong was named one of Hong Kong’s Outstanding Youth Industrialists in 2007 and was inducted into the First China Furniture Industry Hall of Fame in 2016.

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Vinci Wong

Executive Director and General Manager, Wong’s Kong King International Holdings

From DJing and radio-hosting while studying in Vancouver to TVB personality in Hong Kong, Vinci Wong’s star then shifted to business. He founded and serves as General Manager of Chinese medicine and health-care company 3 Kings, under the umbrella of WKK International, the family electronics business chaired by his father, Senta Wong. Wong junior is a former Chairman of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.

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Yenn Wong

Founder and CEO, JIA Group

Singapore-born entrepreneur Yenn Wong is the CEO and founder of the Hong Kong-based JIA Group, which was founded in 2004 with the opening of Jia Hong Kong boutique hotel, followed by Jia Shanghai in 2007. While both hotels have been since sold, the hospitality group continues to run over 10 venues across Hong Kong, including two Michelin-starred Duddell’s and Commissary. Married to fellow restaurateur Alan Lo, she enjoys horse riding and skiing in her spare time.

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Jimmy Wong Chi-ho

President and Director, Tung Chun Group

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Wong Tok-lai, and father, Wong Chung-ming, Jimmy Wong heads the family business, ensuring Tung Chun’s premium sauces are made in Hong Kong and guiding the household name into real estate and catering. A doctor specialising in otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), Wong is Founding President of the Hong Kong Society of Medical Professionals.

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Allan Wong Chi-yun

Chairman and Group CEO, VTech

Heading the world’s largest producer of children’s educational learning products and manufacturer of cordless phones, VTech co-founder Allan Wong is one of Hong Kong’s richest people. The electrical and computer engineering graduate is also plugged into the Hong Kong corporate world as Deputy Chairman of the Bank of East Asia and a Non- Executive Director of both MTR Corporation and Li & Fung.

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Simon Wong Ka-wo

Chairman, Kampery Development Ltd

Coffee connoisseur Simon Wong counts an instant milk tea brand and two wineries in Bergerac among his holdings. Since founding Kampery in 1993, the catering tycoon has tasted  international success while sitting on a plethora of F&B industry committees. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong Brand Development Council, and a trustee of the University of Minnesota Foundation, where he studied psychology and studio arts in the early 1970s.

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Harold Wong Tsu-hing

CEO and Managing Director, Dah Sing Bank

Scion of Hong Kong’s Dah Sing banking family, Harold Wong studied law at King’s College and Harvard and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales as well as his home city. He went to work for his father, David Wong, in 2000, taking on various senior management roles in Dah Sing Group. Leading Dah Sing Bank since in 2017, he oversees roughly 70-odd branches in Hong Kong, Macau and China.

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Peter Wong Tung-shun

Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

A former Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, Peter Wong worked at Citibank and Standard Chartered prior to joining HSBC in 2005. Roles at HSBC China, Vietnam and Australia preceded his current appointment and elevation to the Group management board. The computer science whiz is also a non-executive director of Hang Seng Bank, a director of Serai Limited, and holds key appointments on various political and economic bodies.

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Wilfred Wong Ying-wai

President and COO, Sands China

Former civil servant Wilfred Wong took a turn into business in 1992, holding management roles at leading Hong Kong property developers and helming Macau resort developer Sands China since 2015. The Harvard and Oxford University alumnus is passionate about films; his present cultural credits include Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, the Asian Film Awards Academy and the Hong Kong Film Development Council.

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Darrin Woo

Managing Director, Woo Hon Fai Group

Darrin is the eldest grandson of the late Woo Hon-fai, founder of Lee Cheong Gold Dealers Limited and a president of the Hong Kong Gold & Silver Exchange Society. He currently helms his family’s Woo Hon Fai Group as its Managing Director, overseeing its diverse investment portfolio. With Alan Lo, Darrin is also a co-founder of Blake’s, a real estate company with a commitment to urban regeneration. An avid classic car fan, he has a personal classic car blog, Motor & Co.

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Jennifer Woo

Chairman and CEO, Lane Crawford Joyce Group

The middle child of Peter and Bessie Woo, Jennifer Woo has cut her own cloth within the family holdings, becoming a youthful force in luxury retailing. She has guided historic Hong Kong department store Lane Crawford into China and the digital age, as well as overseeing the various fashion and footwear boutiques, brand management and distribution enterprises under her wing, including Joyce, Pedder Group and Imaginex.

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Douglas Woo Chun-kuen

Chairman and Managing Director, Wheelock and Co

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Peter Woo Kwong-ching

Senior Counsel, Wharf Holdings

Among the city’s top 10 richest people, Peter Woo has pared back his commitments in the sprawling property empire of his late father-in-law, currently acting as ‘senior counsel’ to Wharf Holdings. He now devotes himself to charity, particularly Project WeCan, which aids disadvantaged students. Shanghai-born Woo was pursuing a financial career at Chase Manhattan Bank when he met his wife, Bessie Pao. Their son, Douglas, now helms Wheelock and Co.

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Kebo Wu

Chairman and Executive Director, Orange Sky Golden Harvest Entertainment Group

Through Chentian Entertainment Group and Orange Sky, mainland businessman Wu Kebo acquired control of famed Hong Kong film studio Golden Harvest. His 2007 purchase of Raymond Chow’s remaining stake propelled him into dual lead roles of Chairman and majority shareholder. (Chow, the studio’s co-founder and main player, passed away in November 2018.) Wu refocused the company: now called Orange Sky Golden Harvest it operates 30 cinema multiplexes in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.

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Thomas Jefferson Wu

Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Hopewell Holdings Ltd

Following his father, Sir Gordon, into Princeton and, 20 years ago, their infrastructure mammoth Hopewell Holdings, Thomas Wu added the deputy chair to his long-time role of Managing Director in 2018. The company went private in mid-2019, with Wu’s father and other family members buying out the remaining shareholders, including his own 3.34 percent stake. Wu is also a newly-minted member of the Airport Authority Hong Kong.

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Patrick Wu Po-kong


Wing Lung Bank cousins Patrick and Michael Wu were among Hong Kong’s 20 richest people when they sold the family concern to China Merchants Bank in 2008. Through Wu Jieh Yee Charitable Foundation (named after their father, the longtime bank chair) former Vice-Chairman Patrick Wu redistributed some of that wealth to hospitals and universities. He has been instrumental to the Hong Kong Heart Foundation and the Scout Association.

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Michael Wu Wei-kuo

Chairman, Maxim’s Caterers Ltd

Michael Wu is heir to the restaurant group co-founded by his grandfather. At Maxim’s since 1992, he was instrumental in expanding from cakes and Chinese food into Japanese (Genki) and smart Western restaurants (Café Landmark, Simplylife). In 2000, Wu partnered with Starbucks to bring a long-awaited US coffee culture to Hong Kong and Macau. He has a head for figures, having studied mathematics at Brown.

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Ming Xue

Executive Director, Poly Property Group

Founded in China in 1992, the state-owned Poly Group has a handful of concerns, from explosives and mining to trade, real estate and culture. Economist Xue Ming, who joined the board in 2006 and assumed the chairmanship four years later, also keeps a firm grip on its Hong Kong property arm. Having stepped down in February 2019, he still remains an Executive Director at the company.

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Jie Yang

Chairman & Executive Director, China Mobile Communications Corp

A veteran of the management and telecommunications industry, Yang Jie has served as Chairman and Executive Director of China Mobile Communications Corp since March 2019. A graduate of the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications with a degree in radio engineering and a doctorate holder from the ESC Rennes School of Business in France, he previously held senior positions in Shanxi Telecommunications Corporation, and China Telecom.

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Marjorie Yang Mun-tak

Chairman, Esquel Group

A rarity as a Hong Kong female tycoon, Harvard- and MIT-educated Marjorie Yang heads up global apparel maker Esquel. Founded by her father, Yang Yuan-loong, in 1978, Esquel now makes some 100 million shirts a year for major names as well as its own retail brands, PYE and Determinant. The family affair includes Yang’s younger sister, Teresa, as Vice- Chairman, and her daughter, Dee Poon, Managing Director of Brands and Distribution.

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Jeffery Yau

Founder and CEO, Puyi Group

Eyewear entrepreneur Jeffery Yau has overseen a generation of well-heeled and well-framed consumers: his Puyi Optical flagship store in 1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, famously offered high-end spectacles priced at more than HK$1 million. He has shops in Greater China, collaborates with German optician Zeiss, and eyes the next generation with Gentle Monster. Yau’s vision extends to timepieces; the irrepressible retailer founded Europe Watch Company in 1997.

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Albert Yeung

Founder and Chairman, Emperor Group

A fixture on Hong Kong’s richest lists, Emperor Group patriarch Albert Yeung also gives away a good portion of what he makes from an empire spanning securities, hotels, entertainment and the watch and jewellery business. Countless donations to disaster relief and education, often through a charitable foundation established with actor Jackie Chan, made him a worthy recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at China’s Charity Chart 2017.

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Danny Yeung

CEO, Prenetics

A true entrepreneur, Danny Yeung began his intrepid career at just 12, selling baseball cards while growing up in the US. He has founded countless successful ventures over the years, including Groupon East Asia, Hong Kong-based venture fund SXE Ventures and online-tooffline business Fave. Most recently, the University of San Francisco alum has found success in Prenetics, a genetic testing / digital health company he co-founded and serves as CEO.

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Kin-man Yeung

Founder and CEO, Biel Crystal Manufactory

Hong Kong businessman Yeung Kin-man hit the big time with Biel Crystal, making touchscreens at his factories in Shenzhen and Huizhou for an estimated two out of every three iPhones produced. He donated some of these profits to City University to fund a veterinary school. Yeung still owns 51% of the company, with his wife Lam Waiying holding the rest of the shares, since a planned 2018 stock-market listing was postponed indefinitely.

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Belinda Yeung Bik-yiu

Executive Director and COO, Regal Hotels International

Through the Regal and iclub brands, Belinda Yeung is in charge of the operations of some 10,000 hotel rooms and 90-plus hotel bars and restaurants in Hong Kong and, increasingly, China where the group is expanding. The US-trained hotelier also handles HR management for her employer, Century City Group – she has worked for the Lo family since 1987. Yeung is First Vice Chair of the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners.

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Carmen Yim

Founder and Global Marketing Director, Life in Motion

The stylish daughter of Stanley Yim, owner of electronic goods manufacturer SAS Dragon Holdings, Carmen Yim is a Director of Capital Markets at Knight Frank. The London School of Economics Graduate also founded Life in Motion, a company that utilises cutting-edge LED technology with modern designs to help maintain a sanitary home. A keen believer in giving back, she is also a member of the Youth Entrepreneur Committee of the HKBU Foundation.

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Henry Yim

Managing Director, Nishimoto Wismettac Group

A 30-year veteran in the fast-moving consumer goods field, Henry Yim led Amoy Food, the ubiquitous soy sauce company which began life in Xiamen in 1908 and remains beloved in Hong Kong for generations. Yim also devised further long-term strategies for Amoy’s condiments and frozen-food arms, before resigning to join Sabert Corporation. Earlier this year, he took on the role of Managing Director for Nishimoto Wismettac Group.

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Eric Yim Chi-ming

Chairman, Hong Kong Design Centre

Professor Eric Yim not only heads the Hong Kong Design Centre, he also chairs the Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association and the government’s Technology Voucher Programme Committee. He also sits on the West Kowloon Consultation Panel and teaches at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design. The Cambridge-trained architect began his design journey by turning the family steel furniture workshop into a trendy office brand, POSH, now owned by Herman Miller.

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Stanley Yim Yuk-lun

Chairman and Managing Director, S.A.S Dragon Holdings Ltd

Founding semiconductor supplier S.A.S Dragon Holdings in 1981 and overseeing its Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing 13 years later, Stanley Yim is several steps closer to his goal of becoming the world’s leading electronic components provider. He is Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association, a former Chairman of Yan Chai Hospital, and a recently named a Doctor of Business Administration by Hong Kong Baptist University.

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John Jeffrey Ying

Founder and Managing Director, Peak Capital

US-born New York investment banker John Jeffrey Ying founded private equity firm Peak Capital in 1999 to connect Asian investors with specialist fund managers. A well-rounded education includes degrees in electrical engineering (from MIT), international studies and business; he is a longtime supporter of his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. Ying also chairs the Asian Republican Coalition and is Chairman-Emeritus of Hong Kong Ballet.

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Douglas Young

Co-Founder and CEO, Goods of Desire

A British education prompted architect Douglas Young’s love of home-grown Hong Kong design and culture, and thus the birth of G.O.D., founded with Benjamin Lau in 1996. Eight stores now fly the lifestyle brand’s provocative “Delay No More” flag. Known for his casual and unconventional business sense, Young alternately takes spins in his 15 classic cars. G.O.D. also collaborates with Locofama for wholesome local eatery, Sohofama.

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Colleen Yu-Fung

Founder, EX-R Consulting

Having formerly worked at KPMG and Goldman Sachs, Colleen is the founder of EX-R Consulting, an experiential marketing consultancy. The Carnegie Mellon University graduate also sits on the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Hong Kong and Hagar International, and is involved with Hong Kong Ballet. Colleen is married to Terence Fung, with whom she has two children. She is fluent in five languages.

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Andrew Yuen Wai-man

Deputy Managing Director, Dayton Group

Aside from his role at family microelectronic product manufacturer Dayton Industrial Co Ltd, Andrew Yuen is best known for popularising annual culture extravaganza Le French May as its Chairman. He is a faithful fundraiser for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, which he has co-chaired since 2010, and the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts. The University of California, Berkeley alumnus cofounded PR company Occasions in 1987 with Pansy Ho.

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Allan Zeman

Founder, Lan Kwai Fong Group

Famously taking Chinese citizenship in 2008, former Canadian entrepreneur Allan Zeman has made Hong Kong his home for almost 50 years. Investing in the garment trade (Colby Group) and then property (Lan Kwai Fong), he has exported his LKF nightlife concept to China, with a themed district in Chengdu. The former Chairman of Ocean Park has advised the Government on a number of committees. Zeman also owns Andara Resort & Villas in his beloved Phuket.

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Gengsheng Zhang

Chairman, China Construction Bank

After serving as executive director and executive vice president of China Construction Bank Corporation, Zhang Gengsheng was designated as chairman of China Construction Bank (Asia) in January. A senior economist, Zhang obtained his bachelor’s degree in infrastructure finance and credit from Liaoning.

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Zheng Zhou

Chairman, Joy City Property

Aeronautical and aerospace manufacturing engineer Zhou Zheng has pursued a career closer to the ground. He chairs both mall developer Joy City Property and COFCO Property under China foodstuff giant COFCO Group, of which he is Vice-President. Under Zhou’s watchful eye, the Hong Kong- and Shenzhen-listed firms have merged to form a sole platform on the mainland exchange. Joy City plans to operate 100 shopping malls within the next decade.

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Hexin Zhu

Chairman, CITIC Group

Since March this year, Zhu Hexin has stepped into the top role of chairman at CITIC Group in addition to being an executive director there. A graduate of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with a degree in engineering and a veteran of the financial industry, the senior economist’s previous positions include vice-presidencies of Bank of Communication, Bank of China and the People’s Bank of China as well as being a former vice governor of Sichuan Province.