Founder and CEO, NDN Group
Andy heads NDN Group, the digital conglomerate that grew from a single online business when he founded the company in 2002 to a broad-based corporation whose portfolio includes nine companies ranging from B2B services to online multi-sided platforms. A serial entrepreneur, the CUHK graduate also co-founded YAS Digital Limited, a bitesize insurtech company, and founded big data analytics engine Klarity Analytics and mobile data company Hotmob.
Group President, Animoca Brands
Evan joined Animoca Brands, a HK-based unicorn blockchain technology and investment company, in April 2021 as an advisor before stepping into the role of Group President in October. The Kellogg School of Management alum is also a non-executive director of the city’s Urban Renewal Authority, and chairman of non-profit think tank Civic Exchange.
COO, The Caravel Group
Upon graduating with honours from the prestigious Dartmouth College, Angad kicked off his career with stints as an Analyst at JPMorgan and a Principal at leading global investment firm KKR before joining his father Harry at the family firm, The Caravel Group. Today, he is Chief Operating Officer of the conglomerate, which has interests in maritime services, the trading and logistics of dry bulk raw materials, and investment and asset management services.
CEO, Omtis Fine Wine
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Philippe Bera is a scion of the family that owns Omtis Limited, which oversees an expansive portfolio ranging from real estate to wine distribution. Having begun his career with Rothschild Wealth Management in Zurich and London, where he served as director, he decided to exit the world of corporate finance in 2012 and join his parents, Raymond and Nicette, at Omtis, where he is now CEO. He currently also serves as director for several charities in Hong Kong.
Guy Martin Coutts Bradley
Having joined the Swire group in 1987, Bradley has represented the company’s interests across the globe. Named CEO of Swire Properties since January 2015, he stepped into the position of Chairman the company and its parent holding Swire Pacific in August this year. He is also chairman of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited and a Director of Cathay Pacific.
CEO and Executive Director, Hang Seng Bank
After being Group General Manager for HSBC Group and Chief Executive, Hong Kong of HSBC for six years, Cesar stepped into the top position at Hang Seng Bank in September this year, succeeding the outgoing Louisa Cheang. She was simultaneously appointed chairman of the board at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the organisation, her CV includes stints at SmarTone Telecom, Citibank and American Express.
CEO, Grosvenor Asia Pacific
As the Chief Executive of Grosvenor Asia Pacific, Stanford grad 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 three children.
Victor Mou-zing Cha
Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, HKR International
Brother of Madeline and the late Payson Cha, Victor Cha runs HKR International’s property and investment businesses in Hong Kong as well as its various subsidiaries overseas. He was educated at Stanford University and sits as a non-executive director on the board of Mingly Corporation. A stalwart of the cultural scene, Cha is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society.
Victor Cha Mou-zing
Executive Chairman, HKR International
Brother of Madeline and the late Payson, Victor Cha runs HKR International's property and investment businesses in Hong Kong as well as its various subsidiaries overseas. 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.
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 stepped down from the HSBC Board in early 2021 but remains a Non-Executive Director of Unilever plc, Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and a Director of the World Federation of Exchanges. She was awarded a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2001, a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2009 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2017 by the Hong Kong Government for her public service.
Non-executive Deputy Chairman, HKR International
The sister of Victor, Johnson and the late Payson, Madeline was appointed Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of HKR International in November 2020. She concurrently serves as the Executive Chairman of Mingly Corporation, and Chairwomanship of the Sang Ma Trust Fund – for which she is a trustee – also falls within her purview.
Vice Chair, Hang Lung Group
The son of real estate tycoon Ronnie Chan, chairman of Hang Lung Group, 39-year-old Adriel joined his father at the company in 2010. Today, as Vice Chair, his responsibilities include overseeing Development and Design, Project Management, and Cost & Control. The Kellogg School of Management / HKUST EMBA holder also sits on the advisory council of HKUST and is a member of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong’s executive committee.
Head of SME, Airwallex
Arnold founded local education non-profit Teach For Hong Kong in 2013, and as chairman was instrumental in raising over US$3 million of funding towards its goal of serving Hong Kong’s underprivileged schools. During his tenure, he recruited over 140 graduates as teaching fellows to serve over 20,000 students, before stepping down earlier this year to join the financial technology industry Airwallex as Head of SME.
Charles Kwok-keung Chan
Former Chairman, Television Broadcasts Limited
In pole position at TVB from 2015 to Feb 2020, Charles Chan is a major shareholder of 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.
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 created a series of children’s books titled Happy Gabby.
Group Executive Committee Member, CLP Holdings Limited
Chan Siu Hung is a member of Group Executive Committee of CLP Holdings Limited. He is responsible for CLP’s China business with projects encompassing a wide range of energy technologies from nuclear, coal-fired, hydro, wind and solar power. He is also a director of CLP’s Hong Kong business, and several other subsidiaries of CLP.
Director for Greater China, Gübelin
The daughter of Star Chan, Winnie is the Director for Greater China at Swiss high-end jewellery brand Gübelin. A graduate of Loyola Marymount College in Los Angeles, she is now married to Andrew Tan. As a firm believer in giving back to society, she is a loyal supporter of Yan Chai Hospital.
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 and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, and has supported students at Harvard University and in China through generous donations. Mr. Chan sits on the governing or advisory bodies of several think-tanks and universities, including The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Peterson Institute for International Economics. Hang Lung’s portfolio spans residential, commercial and retail complexes in Hong Kong and shopping malls in China.
Kimbee Chan Hoi-wan
Chief Executive Officer, 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.
Ina Chan Un Chan
Chairman, UNIR (HK) Management Limited
The third wife of the late Stanley Ho, Dr Ina is mother to three of his children - Florinda, Orlando and Laurinda. She is currently chairman of UNIR (HK) Management, the company she founded in 2011 to consolidate her business interests, and whose diverse portfolio includes stakes in hospitality, realty, leisure, retail and transportation. Chan also sits on the board of casino and resort operator SJM Holdings.
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.
Michael Chan Yue-kwong
Honorary Chairman, Legacy Academy
Dr Michael Chan is the former Chairman of Café de Coral. 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.
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 The Spaghetti House, 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 Zhao Anzhong.
Chairperson and CEO, Icicle Group
Bonnie Chan Woo is chief executive officer of Icicle Group, across-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.
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 University of Manchester 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.
Executive 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 several shipping companies to gain experience and knowledge about the industry. Chao is also the founder of Hong Kong Cultural Festival, the chairman of the Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society and the author of multiple books, as well as a leading advocate of Chinese martial arts.
Former Chairman, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport 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. This year, she was nominated to be the President Designate of Baltic and International Maritime Council.
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. Son of Brenda and the late Kai-bong, he is known for his impeccable sense of style and his passion for martial arts. He and his wife Jenny have three sons.
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 Tom.com in 1997 during the Internet boom, and two years later, hi-tech venture capital firm Horizon Ventures to support promising start-ups.
Founder, SW1 Projects
Daughter of Justin Chau (owner and principal of investment company KRC Projects) and Reina Chau, Chelsea is a graduate of Stanford University as well as the Gemological 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.
Co-founder and CEO, masklab
A seasoned entrepreneur, Albert is the co-founder and CEO of masklab, the wildly successful HK-based facemask production company. Launched April last year, it falls under the umbrella of his family manufacturing business, 3i Corporation. The University of Michigan alum is also the founder of product development and manufacturing consultancy Cocoon Worldwide as well as free-to-play, move-to-earn NFT game Genopets.
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.
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.
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 Chief Executive Officer of family property conglomerate New World Development.
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 revitalized the Rosewood brand since its purchase in 2011, opening new properties in London, Beijing and Hong Kong. In June, she launched Carlyle & Co, a private members’ club occupying three floors of Rosewood Hong Kong.
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. (Resigned as non-executive director of Leyou Technologies Holdings on 5 June 2019).
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.
Henry Cheng Kar-shun
Chairman and Executive Director, New World Development
The eldest 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.
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.
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.
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 Harvard Law School 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 replaced Geoffrey Ma as the Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal. He is married with three children.
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.
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 in New York and real estate at The Bartlett - University College London, the latter qualification kicking in when assisting his father, Cheung Hon-kit, Chairman of ITC Properties Group.
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.
Ryan Cheung Ho-chak
Founder and CEO, PressLogic
Having started his career in investment banking, at 26 he joined Leonteq Securities AG as the youngest Director in Asia. The HKU grad then left the banking field to found Hong Kong-based data-driven media commerce company PressLogic in 2016. By 2018, the company had successfully raised US$10 million in funding and garnered over 12 million followers on Facebook and Instagram. Today, he remains PressLogic’s CEO.
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 an independent non-executive director of Future Bright Holdings, a listed company in Hong Kong.
Edgar Cheung Ka-long
Olympic Gold Medallist
24-year-old Edgar made history when he clinched the gold medal for the individual men’s foil fencing event, making him the first SAR native to win that honour. Having picked up the sport in fourth grade, his impressive list of prior accolades include another gold as well as a bronze team medal at the 2016 Asian Fencing Championships, as well as a silver at the 2019 Turin Grand Prix.
Chairman & CEO, Chen Hsong Holdings Ltd
The daughter of Hong Kong industrialist Chiang Chen, Lai-yuen is Chairman and CEO of Chen Hsong Holdings, the company he founded in 1958, which has become one of the largest manufacturers of plastic injection moulding machines in the world. The Wellesley alum also serves as non-executive director for Hang Seng Bank, and was appointed a Justice of Peace by the Hong Kong government in 2012.
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.
Director, Henyep Development Holdings
Philanthropist Alice Chiu has tirelessly raised funds for the underprivileged. 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, Parkview International Preschool – PIPS, Hong Kong Preschool and the most recent Hong Kong Nobel Preschool.
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.
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.
Louis Chiu Sheen-charm
Henyep Group, Chairman
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 Europe, Middle East as well as China. Education and community service are also strong motivators for the Group.
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.
Vice Chairman, Early Light International
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.
Jonathan KS Choi
Chairman, Sunwah Group
Choi helms the Sunwah Group, a conglomerate whose interests range from real estate and financial services to technology, education and food. Jonathan is also dedicated to public service and sits on the board of several governmental organisations. For his efforts, he was awarded a Justice of the Peace (JP), Gold Bauhinia Star as well as the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the HKSAR government.
Founder, Chairman and Executive Director, Vincent Medical Holdings
Having founded Vincent Medical Holdings in 1997, the medical equipment manufacturer now produces an expansive portfolio of devices including respiratory, disposable imaging contrast, orthopaedic, and rehabilitation products. A 42-year veteran of the manufacturing industry, Man-shing’s responsibility as chairman includes formulating long-term development and marketing strategies for the group.
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.
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 airline Dragonair in Hong Kong.
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.
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 US-based 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.
Founder and Owner, Bright Fame Fashion
Silas Chou’s younger daughter made headlines 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.
Executive Director, Chevalier Group
Daughter of the late Dr Chow Yei Ching, Lily plays a key role in Chevalier Group, the company he founded in 1970. Having joined the company in 1990, as its Executive Director, she is responsible for the group’s business development and strategic planning. She is also an Honorary Chairman of Ladies’ Committee of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the board of Governors of Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Oscar Chow Vee-tsang
Non-executive Director, Chevalier Group
Son of the late Dr Chow Yei Ching, Oscar joined the family firm, construction and engineering conglomerate Chevalier Holdings, in 2000. Having graduated with a Master’s in Engineering from Oxford University, he is currently Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. His other responsibilities include honorary consulship of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Hong Kong. Chow’s sister Lily is an Executive Director at Chevalier.
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.
Founder and Managing Partner, Kenetic
After graduating from Johns Hopkins, Chu worked as an art dealer before giving up his career to focus solely on blockchain and cryptocurrency investment. Today, he helms Kenetic, a venture capital firm helping others looking to break into the industry, and also dedicates himself to Social Alpha Foundation, the blockchain / social impact non-profit he co-founded.
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 National Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Vice-Chairman, Mission Hills Group
Tenniel is a Standing Committee Member of the Shenzhen CPPCC and the Secretary-General of One Asia. Serving also as Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Youth Council, 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, he spearheaded ventures with FC Barcelona,NBA, PGA of America and Top Rank Boxing.
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 organizations in Greater China.
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 fundraising 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 remarried in 2008, uniting with property mogul Vincent Lo.
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 co-founded, 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 and The Morgan, are attractive prospects for stakeholders.
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”) in 1992, 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.
Executive Director, Chuang’s Consortium
Brother of Alan, Candy and Edwin, Geoffrey Chuang also joined the family firm, Chuang’s Consortium in 2017, 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.
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.
Albert Chuang Ka-pun
Chairman and Managing Director, Chuang’s Consortium International
Candy Chuang Ka-wai
Executive Director, Chuang’s Consortium International
Sister of Edwin, Candy 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. Her husband, Neville Kotewall, sat with her on the board of Midas, though the family disposed of its 60.8% interest in the printing business in 2017.
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 after stepping down from the top job.
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 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.
Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Eu Yan Sang International
Previously an M&A 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 2015. The Babson College graduate was appointed the Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions in September 2019, and he now oversees a range of M&A deals that can generate profit for the organisation and hopes to make the business more accessible to younger generations.
Eric Gnock Fah
Co-founder and COO, Klook
Mauritius-born, US-educated Eric worked at Morgan Stanley and then as an investor at Atlantis Investment Management before leaving the leaving his job to co-found Klook, the online travel concierge app in, which today is valued at over US$1 billion. The Yale School of Management graduate oversees critical pillars of the company’s operations including business strategy, marketing, partnerships, and customer experience. Multicultural Fah is fluent in seven languages.
Kenneth Fok Kai-kong
Vice President, Fok Ying Tung Group
At 41, 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.
Eric Fok Kai-shan
CVice President, Fok Ying Tung Group
Inheriting his father Timothy’s love of football, Eric Fok has acted as the 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.
CEO, KHI Holdings Group
A scion of the wealthy Fu clan, Adrian helms KHI Holdings Group, the family office with a diverse international portfolio of investments and real estate. Before this, the accounting and computer science major was Chairman and CEO of Furama Hotels – the hospitality chain his family owned. He also heads up the Fu Tak Lam Foundation, a charitable body he founded in January 2007.
Founder, André Fu Studio
Despite only being in his mid-40s, visionary architect and interior designer André has already left his mark on Hong Kong, having been the mastermind behind the stylings of such hospitality hotspots as the St Regis and The Upper House. The founder of André Fu Studio, whose impressive portfolio spans across the globe, has also branched out into creating lifestyle products via André Fu Living.
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.
Group Executive Chairman, Li & Fung Ltd
Since joining the 114-year-old family business, Li & Fung, 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. Swiftly rising through the ranks, today, as Group Executive Chairman, he is focused on leveraging the company’s global network and uniting its ecosystem partners to drive transformation and create the Supply Chain of the Future. His past credentials include advising the British Fashion Council and steering a Silicon Valley start up.
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.
William Fung Kwok-lun
Group Deputy 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.
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.
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 former 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.
Managing Principal and Global 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 fund-raising 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.
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, and shopping centres.
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.
Daniel George Green
Managing Director, Arnhold Group
Getting 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, is in finance, but remains on the Group’s board.
Joshua Michael Green
Non-executive Director, Arnhold Group
The oldest son of Michael John Green, Joshua is a Non-Executive Director at Arnhold Group, which they oversee. He is also partner at Alvarium Investments and is Co-head of its Hong Kong subsidiary. Elder son of Michael John Green, chairman of Arnhold Group, 49-year-old Jhoshua is a Non-executive Director of the company. He is partner at Alvarium Investments, an international multi-family office with advisory services and direct investments, and Co-head of its HK subsidiary.
Born in the tiny Welsh town of Merthyr Tydfil, Keith has become one most famous architects in the world. As Chairman and Design Lead of AEDAS – the mammoth architecture firm he founded – he has designed award-winning projects in the spheres of high-rise, mixed commercial and retail as well as airports and civic structures, including the West Kowloon Train Terminus here in Hong Kong.
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, which opened in Wan Chai earlier this year. A supporter of local universities, he was elected as chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in May 2018.
Founder and Editor, The D’Vine
Daughter of David and Avisha Harilela, the ever-stylish Divia studied English and Comparative Literature at University of Warwick before joining South China Media as an assistant editor. By 2010, she was regularly contributing to such publications as South China Morning Post (where she remains a contributing editor), Howtospendit.com and Vogue China, and now runs her own fashion and lifestle consultancy, The D’Vine.
Daisy Ho Chiu-fung
Chairman and Executive Director, SJM Holdings
Daughter of the late Stanley Ho, Daisy Ho stepped into the chairman’s hot seat at her father’s flagship casino company, SJM Holdings following his retirement in 2018. 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.
Maisy Ho Chiu-ha
Executive Director and Deputy Managing Director, Shun Tak Holdings Ltd
Daughter of late gambling magnate Stanley Ho, Maisy works alongside sister Pansy as Deputy Managing Director of Shun Tak Group. Her responsibilities include its strategic planning and development as well as overseeing its overall financial activities, property developments, sales and investments. Outside the office, Maisy sits on the boards of several charities including Po Leung Kuk and Hong Kong Ballet.
Pansy Ho Chiu-king
Chairman, CEO and Director, Shun Tak Holdings Ltd
The fifth child of 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.
Sabrina Ho Chiu-yeng
Director and CEO, Poly Auction Macau
Stanley Ho and Angela Leong’s daughter Sabrina’s cultural interests extend from Poly Auction Macau and Chiu Yeng Culture – two 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 is married to Thomas Xin Qilong and the couple share one child.
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 former trustee of the SDYA (Siddha Yoga) Foundation in Hong Kong.
Charles Ho Tsu-kwok
Former Chairman, Sing Tao News Corp
A former investment banker, Charles used the money made by his grandfather, Ho Ying-chie of Hong Kong Tobacco fame, wisely, pursuing projects in China, especially in the Hos’ native Fujian. In 2001, he acquired Sing Tao News, a Hong Kong newspaper group that dates back in print to 1938. After successfully helming the company for 20 years, he sold the bulk of his shares to Kwok Hui-ting and stepped down as chairman, though he retains a 3.4% stake in the company.
Lawrence Ho Yau-lung
Chairman and CEO, Melco International Development Ltd
Like his elder sisters, Pansy and Daisy, Lawrence Ho has made a name for himself in the Macau gaming world – but outside the family firm. Stanley Ho’s son forged his own path, taking over Melco International Development in 2001, and transforming it into City of Dreams. He produced a short film for the opening of his second Macau property, Studio City, and boasts multiple casino interests in the Philippines, Russia and Cyprus.
Founder and CEO, Oasis Spring Holdings
Before stepping out in recent years into lifestyle consulting – renting villas and yachts through her company, Oasis Spring – Yumiko Honda had previously invested in her passion for ballroom dancing. She put on her public dancing shoes for the first time in 2005, at a charity ball she organised to fund Habitat For Humanity’s work in China. Mother-of-two Honda has also served as chairwoman of several charities.
Gigi Che-kwan Hsin-Pang
Founder and Director, Jun Enterprise International Ltd
A dedicated social entrepreneur, Gigi devotes her time to help empower underprivileged women through employment and helps local youths showcase their talents. Her company, Jun Enterprise, is committed to promoting embroidery as both a mindful practice and an accessible art for all. She has also served in a number of governmental and non-profit roles, and was awarded the ‘Asian Social Caring Female Leadership Award by Social Enterprise Research Academy.
Mary Huen Wai-yi
Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong, Standard Chartered
With over three decades of experience in the banking and business management, Mary joined Standard Chartered in 1991 and occupied a number of roles, the most recent of which is as Executive Director and Chief Executive of its Hong Kong operations and Cluster CEO of Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. Additionally, she represents the city’s interests at the APEC Business Advisory Council.
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 intra-city delivery platform, providing its service to more than 100 cities across Southeast Asia and China.
Julian Hui Chun-hang
Director, Central Development Group
The son of real-estate magnate Hui Sai-fun, Julian Hui oversees privately-owned Central Development’s portfolio of commercial and residential properties. The company began in the early 1950s, redeveloping the former Hong Kong Hotel into Central Building; today Hui is a Non-Executive Director of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. He gained notoriety for his high-profile marriages, first to Pansy Ho, and now to former actress Michelle Reis.
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 revamping The Fleming Hotel in Wan Chai, which had previously operated as a Hui-owned serviced apartment building. His wife, Jacklyn Fu, is his former mixed doubles partner.
Jason Hui Sai-tan
Chairman and Executive Director, Shimao Services Holdings Ltd
Son of Chinese-Australian billionaire Hui Wing Mau, 44-year-old Jason is the Chairman and Executive Director of Shimao Services Holdings Limited – the investment group started by his father – where he oversees the overall strategic planning and business management, a role bolstered by two decades of experience in property development and management. His sister, Mei Mei, is vice chairman of the group’s Shanghai arm.
Director, Parkview Group
The son of Victor Hwang and grandson of Taiwanese construction kingpin C.S. Hwang, Leo Hwang is a driving force of Parkview Group, which spans hotels (Éclat) and residential complexes (Parkview Hong Kong). He took the lead in the development of Parkview Green FangCaoDi, which opened in Beijing in 2010 and impressed with its environment-friendly credentials.
Executive Director, Parkview Group
Robin Hwang has a consuming passion outside of property and construction which built the Parkview family fortune. She serves as Executive Director of Foodlink Foundation, the charity founded in 2001 by her mother, Vanessa Hwang. One of the first food bank initiatives in Hong Kong, Foodlink helps to bridge the gap between the well-fed and the hungry by redistributing surplus food on a daily basis.
Hans Michael Jebsen
Chairman, Jebsen & Co
Decorated by the governments of Hong Kong, Denmark and Germany, Hans Michael Jebsen has led the family business since 2000. The Danish family has traded in Hong Kong and China for over 120 years, moving the likes of luxury cars and cameras to beer and fine wines. It now has an investment arm, Jebsen Capital. Jebsen is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of New York-based Asian Cultural Council (ACC) and chairs ACC Hong Kong.
Founder and CEO, Ovolo
Entrepreneur Girish Jhunjhnuwala extended his family’s watch business into serviced apartments and then transitioned these into design-led boutique hotels. Ovolo, which began life in 2002, now has four properties in Hong Kong and has raced into the Australian market. With his Singapore-based brother, Surya, he co-directs the hotel brand, Hind Group. Jhunjhnuwala is a prominent figure in the Indian Chamber of Commerce.
The stylish wife of Girish Jhunjhnuwala, the hotelier of Ovolo Hotels fame, Sarika is an intrepid restaurateur in her own right. A dedicated foodie at heart, she owns several eateries across Hong Kong, including five Cafe O’s, Spice Box and the newly renovated Indian restaurant Veda. Raised in the northwestern Indian state of Haryana as one of 10 siblings, Sarika is now a mother herself and shares three children with her husband.
Huang made his fortune as one of the six co-founders who started Chinese tech enterprise Xiaomi alongside now-billionaire Lei Jun in 2010, starting as the principal development manager. He would eventually become the company’s vice president, before stepping down in mid-2020 to join the Kering Automotive team as Director to work with its subsidiary, Kaiyun Automobile. Prior to Xiaomi, the Purdue University graduate was at Microsoft for 13 years.
Philip Lawrence Kadoorie
Non-Executive Director, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd
The son of The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Philip was appointed to the board of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels in 2017. He is also a Non-Executive Director of CLP Holdings Limited, and a Director of Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited, overseeing the Kadoorie family’s interests in Hong Kong and overseas. He is also an avid pilot.
Perenna Kei Hoi-ting
Non-Executive Director, Logan Property
At 31, the Hong Kong-born daughter of Shenzhen property tycoon Kei Hoi-pang is one of the world’s youngest billionaires. Perenna Kei studied economics and finance at the University of London and is the controlling shareholder of Logan Property, which her father chairs. Logan, which made its first foray into the Hong Kong property market in 2017 (acquiring a site in Ap Lei Chau), has consistently ranked among the top 10 most profitable real estate developers in China.
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.
Executive Chairman, 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 23-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.
Director, Alisan Fine Arts
Following her mother’s lead, Daphne King-Yao has been promoting Chinese contemporary artists since 1997; Alisan Fine Arts, one of Hong Kong’s oldest and most respected galleries, was co-founded by Alice King in 1981. Daphne’s cultural interests extend to the Ink Society (chaired by King), Hong Kong Ballet and Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art. King-Yao was awarded the Hong Kong Women Leadership Award in 2019.
Leo Kung Lin-cheng
Chairman of the Council, Pasteur Foundation Asia
Banker Leo Kung was formerly the Executive Vice President, Hong Kong and China for Bangkok Bank, as well as chairman of Ocean Park Corporation for six years. He stepped down last year to join non-profit Pasteur Foundation Asia as its Chairman of the Council, overseeing its scientific research programmes and teaching and public health initiatives.
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 five-star properties owned or managed in Asia-Pacific and beyond.
Manager, Investment Management & Business Development, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
A third-generation scion 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, are proud parents of two sons.
Khoon Hua Kuok
CEO and Chairman, Kerry Properties
The youngest son of billionaire property magnate and Kuok Group founder Robert Kuok, Khoon Hua stepped into the top executive role at Kerry Properties last year. He manages the company’s portfolio of over 1 million sq.m of commercial and residential properties, as well as 11 hotels across Greater China. A Harvard alum, he already serves as a director of Kerry Group and Kuok (Singapore) Ltd, in addition to being the chairman of Kerry Holdings Ltd.
Founder and CEO, Guiltless
The youngest of Robert Kuok’s children, Yen Kuok has eschewed the family business, preferring to pursue her own passions, which include fashion and skincare. Her debut business is Guiltless, an e-commerce platform for second-hand designer wear; the brand’s first pop-up store, in Central in 2017, was targeted by robbers. Kuok benefitted from a stellar education at Diocesan Girls’ School in Hong Kong and then Stanford University.
Beau Kuok Khoon-chen
Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Kerry Group Limited
The eldest son of Kerry Group and Kuok Group founder Robert Kuok, Beau Kuok studied economics at Monash University prior to joining the family business in 1978. He sits on the board of the family’s hotel arm, Shangri-La Asia, having passed the chairmanship to his youngest sibling, Kuok Hui-kwong. Among his other responsibilities, Kuok has been an Executive Director of Beijing-headquartered China World Trade Center, a family subsidiary, since 2002.
Chairman, Vibrant Development
A degree in psychology took Michael Kwan on a less conventional career path than his peers. He worked in hotels and then traded in Macau before launching Vibrant Development in 1984 and establishing a commanding position in the world of capacitators. Kwan’s charitable endeavours have included the Society for Abandoned Animals, and the Community Chest.
Vice Chairman, Co-CEO and Executive Director, Sing Tao News Corp
The hitherto-unknown 27-year-old daughter of Kwok Ying-Shing, billionaire founder mainland property giant Kaisa Groups, made waves earlier this year when she bought a 28-percent share of Sing Tao News Corporation from its former chairman, Charles Ho for US$47.7 million. The move makes her the controlling shareholder of the Group.
Raymond Kwok Ping-luen
Chairman and Managing Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties
Raymond Kwok is currently the sole chair of the commercial and residential property empire founded in 1963 by his father, Kwok Tak-seng. He received a stellar education at Cambridge and Harvard Universities. The devout Christian built Noah’s Ark theme park adjacent to their Park Island private housing development on Ma Wan island. He is also the chairman and a non-executive director of SmarTone Telecommunications, and a non-executive director of Transport International Holdings Limited and Wing Tai Properties Limited.
Gigi Lai Ka-yee
Chairman and CEO, Miricor Enterprises Holdings Ltd
After stepping away from show business in 2008, Gigi Lai was back in the limelight a decade later. She heads medical aesthetics concern Miricor, whose two CosMax centres offer non-surgical beauty enhancements and skin care products; the brand was conceived by her brother, Stephen Lai. The company’s public listing in 2017 reportedly boosted Lai and her family into the Hong Kong-dollar billionaire bracket.
Assistant Vice-President, Media Asia
Daughter of Peter Lam, chairman of Lai Sun Development, and sister of fellow socialite Emily Lam-Ho, Eleanor is a stalwart of Hong Kong’s social scene. Turning her love of beauty into a career, the Instagram star often partners with make-up brands like Dior and La Prairie. She is also Assistant Vice-President at Media Asia, the entertainment business owned by her father.
COO, Citigroup Inc
Financier Kevin Lam has worked at leading global bank Citi since 2001, in both New York – he’s a Boston College alumnus – and Hong Kong. In addition to his role as COO of Hong Kong corporate and investment banking, he serves private banking clients as Asia-Pacific Business Development Head. Lam’s head for figures also aids his position as Travel Industry Compensation Fund Management Board chair.
CEO, Lai Fung Holdings
The eldest of Peter Lam’s six children, Lester Lam steers the mainland China property arm of Lai Sun Group. Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1997, Lai Fung Holdings has built a diverse portfolio of interests, from serviced apartments to leisure facilities. Lam studied business administration at Northeastern University in the US, and more recently, in 2016, topped this up to an MBA. He also sits on the Lai Sun Group board.
Founder, Sing Health
Singaporean lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Lianne turned her passion for healthy eating into the new health food brand Sing Health, which recently opened its flagship store in Mongkok. It champions healthy products ranging from calorie-controlled quick meals and functional beverages to vitamins and supplements. Lianne is married to Matthew Lam, with whom she shares two children.
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 start-up 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.
Executive Director, Big Honor Entertainment
Multitalented Veronica runs Big Honor Entertainment alongside her father, Lam Kin-ming, while also curating unique musical experiences and events as co-founder and director of Hardbit Music. When not focusing on work, she can often be found with a camera in hand, or creating photography artworks for her studio, VL Visuals.
Managing Director, High Fashion International Group
Picking up on a family passion, Will is Managing Director of High Fashion International, the garment manufacturing company founded by his father Foo Wah Lam. The Princeton alum is a keen believer in sustainability and innovation, and has been a driving force behind High Fashion’s intelligent, responsible manufacturing practices. He also enjoys the occasional game of chess.
Matthew Lam Kin-hong
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Nixon Peabody CWL
Choosing to go into law, Lai Sun scion Matthew Lam co-founded legal firm Cheng Wong Lam & Partners in 2002; CWL formally merged with Nixon Peabody four years ago. The solicitor also serves as legal advisor to Lai Sun Group and Deputy Chairman of China property developer Lai Fung Holdings. Lam shares the family passion for horseracing and is the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Estonia in HongKong.
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. He is also deputy chairman and executive director of LSG and an executive director of Crocodile Garments Limited (“CGL”), a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange as well as the chairman and an executive director of MAGHL.
Founder and School Supervisor, Parkview International Pre-School
After graduating from LA’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Ella Lau’s passion for fashion veered into a love of young children and education. She founded the first PIPS at Hong Kong Parkview – owned by her father’s friend, C.W. Hwang – 30 years ago. A patron of the city’s orchestras, Lau also supports the Hong Kong Spinal Cord Injury Fund and is Vice-Chairlady of the Hwang family’s Foodlink charity. She is also actively involved with Hong Kong Philharmonic Society.
Joshua K Lau
Founder and CEO, YesAsia.com Limited
After a two-year stint as an analyst for Goldman Sachs, Joshua left his job to found YesAsia.com, the massively successful online retail store specialising in the sale of Asian entertainment products, in 1998. The company recently raised US$17 million in an IPO launch in Hong Kong, and has also spawned a sister brand, YesStyle.com, which focuses on the digital sale of apparel.
Managing Director and CEO, BTC Group
Cornell grad Lau has spent much of her career in the banking and finance spheres, most recently as Managing Director and CEO of BCT Group, an organisation that comprises eight financial institutions and boasts a total asset portfolio of HK$2.458 billion as of December 2020. Lau also undertakes public and community service, and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2013.
Executive Director, Lifestyle International Holdings
A son of tycoon Thomas Lau, Kam Sen 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.
Executive Director, Lifestyle International Holdings
Daughter of Thomas Lau and sister of Kam Sen, Kam Shim has also joined the family fold at Lifestyle International Holdings as an executive director. The holder of a BA from the University of London and a Master’s in Modern Chinese History from Columbia University, she opted to start her career at Polo Ralph Lauren before eventually embracing her family’s business.
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 in 2012, serving as Chairman until 2018. Now he sits on the board as an Honorary Advisor for the charity. Care of needy youths and the elderly are also causes close to his heart.
President and Executive Director, Tencent Holdings Ltd
Martin joined Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent fourteen years ago as its Chief Strategy and Investment Officer, before going on to be appointed its President in 2006 and its Executive Director in 2007. Prior to that, the Stanford University and Kellogg Graduate School of Management alum completed stints at McKinsey & Company and also was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Asia.
Chairman, Chinese Estates Holdings Ltd
At 41, Lau Ming-wai chairs leading property developer Chinese Estates Holdings, stepping in for his father, Joseph Lau. He has impeccable credentials – a doctorate from King’s College London, master’s from the London School of Economics, and investment analyst training at Goldman Sachs. Lau, a registered attorney in New York State, was appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Youth Development Commission and Chairman of Ocean Park Corporation last year.
CEO, Park Hotel Group
Son of billionaire businessman Law Kar-po, Allen pursued a degree in mathematics and management at King’s College London before returning to Asia to head his family’s Park Hotel Group business, the hospitality chain with 16 hotels across the Asia-Pacific, as its Chief Executive Officer. Allen currently resides in Singapore with his wife, Tan Shin Hui, and their two young sons.
Chairman, Park Hotel Group
Hailing from a family of textile manufacturers, Law Kar-po invested in hotels, building a hospitality empire that today spans Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Maldives, China and Hong Kong. With 9 hotels under the Grand Park and Park Hotel brands and two more to come, the Group is one of Asia’s leading players. His son, Allen, sits beside him as CEO.
Queenie Rosita Law
Founder, Q Studio
Queenie Rosita Law cleverly combined her family textiles and hospitality heritage into an art studio that teams prints and design for the corporate world; Q Studio 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.
Raymond Law Ka-kui
Founder, K&K Property Holdings Ltd
Formerly in fashion, Raymond Law branched out into real estate in 2013. Working with his son, Kino Law – he is also the father of Queenie Rosita Law – he first acquired hotels in Singapore, before cashing out to establish a portfolio of niche residential properties in Hong Kong. K&K Property has developments in Tuen Mun, Kai Tak, Tai Po and Sai Kung.
Wendy Law Wing-yee
Executive Director, Park Capital Group
A trained lawyer, Wendy is the daughter of real estate billionaire Law Kar-po and oversees the family’s real estate investments as the Executive Director of Park Capital Group, while also being involved with their hospitality chain, Park Hotel Group, as an Executive Director. A committee member of the, she and her husband, Will Lam, have one son.
Chairman, Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group
A fourth-generation scion of the Lee Kum Kee-owning family and son of Lee Man-tat, Charlie graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in chemical engineering before returning to Hong Kong to join the family business. Since 2012, he has been the chairman of Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group, while siblings Sammy and David oversee the family’s health product and charitable arms respectively.
Non-Executive Director, Hysan Development
The fourth of the active Hysan Development Lees on our list, Chien has been a company director since 1988. A triple-degree holder from Stanford University, he was aptly was conferred as a trustee emeritus of the prestigious US institution. He holds the same honorary title at the Asia Foundation. Lee is also a Council Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and St Paul’s Co-educational College.
Founder, Sports for Hope Foundation
Sports now dominate the life of Hysan Development scion Marie-Christine Lee. If she is not playing tennis, cycling or swimming herself, she is supporting promising Hong Kong athletes to do the same through Sports of Hope Foundation, which she kick-started in 2011. Lee extends this passion to one of her two entrepreneurial ventures, sports training company Sport Max. Her other business is online artisanal Chinese tea supplier Or Tea.
Chairman, Lee Kum Kee Health Products Group Ltd
The youngest son of Lee Kum Kee Chairman Lee Man-tat, Sammy Lee teamed up with his father to launch a health care products unit in China in 1992. Diversifying into real estate, LKK Health Products Group purchased the iconic London skyscraper dubbed ‘Walkie-Talkie’ in 2017 for US$1.7 billion. The family’s Infinitus commercial buildings are named after their first herbal health-care brand. Lee’s previous ventures include a Chinese fast-food chain.
Chief Executive and Executive Director, Allied Group Limited
A law graduate with honours from the University of Sydney, Lee Seng-hui 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.
Non-executive Director, Allied Group Limited
An economics degree graduate of the University of Sydney, Lee did 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 Seng-hui. Allied Group Holdings Limited currently operates multifaceted businesses around the globe.
Yuan Siong Lee
Group CEO and President, AIA Group
From a modest start at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Lee 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 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 Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in the US.
Anthony Lee Hsien-pin
Non-Executive Director, Hysan Development
On the board of the famed Causeway Bay property and retail family concern, Hysan, since 1994, Anthony Lee is also a shareholder in Beyond International, an Australian-listed television programmer and distributor. He has small-screen interests closer to home too, as Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University of which he is an alumnus of.
Peter Lee Ka-kit
Co-Chairman and Executive Director, Henderson Land Development
The elder of Lee Shau-kee’s two sons, Peter Lee is Co-Chairman of the family’s lucrative property development company, Henderson Land, taking special interest in their vast assets in China. He is also a Director of Hong Kong and China Gas Company and founder of two charities, Peter KK Lee Care for Life Association and Centum Charitas Foundation. Lee was awarded a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2015 and is a father of triplets.
Martin Lee Ka-shing
Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Henderson Investment
Educated in Canada, Martin Lee assumed the top job at the family conglomerate’s investment arm in 2015 when his father stepped down; he is also Chairman of Miramar Hotel and Investment, which they acquired in 1993. He and elder brother, Peter Lee, equally support Lee senior, who turned 93 this year, as vice-chairs of Henderson Land Development. He was appointed a Justice of Peace in 2017.
Richard Lee Man-fai
Chairman and CEO, Wo Kee Hong Holdings
Best known for importing Italian sports cars, Richard Lee and his father also made their fortune through more mundane products like air-conditioners and karaoke machines. In addition to heading Wo Kee Hong Holdings, he is also CEO of China Premium Lifestyle Enterprise. He is a former Governor of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and was honoured by Italy as a Commander of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity.
Michael Lee Tze-hau
Non-Executive Director, Hysan Development
Michael Lee is a Director of Hysan – the family business, which he joined in 1990 as he turned 30 – and private investment company Oxer Ltd, as well as an independent non-executive director of Chen Hsong Holdings Limited, but he is particularly active outside the office. A skilled horseman, he is President of the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation and a Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The charity veteran has supported the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children for three decades.
Margaret Lee Yau
Founder and CEO, Maret Fine Jewellery
Artist Margaret Lee, who studied at Parsons School of Design and Washington University in St. Louis in her youth, has also acquired a master’s degree in literature and cultural studies, and a doctorate in philosophy. The first Asian artist to hold a solo exhibition in the Hofburg Palace, Vienna, she turned her hand to jewellery design in 2015, founding Maret. Lee is married to eyewear and watch retailer Jeffery Yau.
Irene Lee Yun-lien
Chairman, Hysan Development
A successful career in finance in New York, London and Sydney bolsters Hysan Development chair Irene Lee. The sister of Anthony Lee assumed the top post in the family business in 2012; she is also on the boards of HSBC Holdings and Hang Seng Bank. Lee oversees Hysan’s portfolio of properties in Hong Kong and China.
Angela Leong On-kei
Co-Chairman and Executive Director, SJM Holdings
The fourth wife of SJM Holdings’ founder Stanley Ho, Angela Leong co-chairs the board of directors with Timothy Fok; Daisy Ho is at its helm. Since 2001, the company has invested in some 20 casinos and three hotels, and is the only player with local roots. Leong is a savvy businesswoman - owning a string of properties in Hong Kong - a Macau legislator and Chairman & Executive Director of the Macau Jockey Club.
Edwin Leong Siu-hung
Founder and Chairman, Tai Hung Fai Enterprise
Number 24 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, Henry G Leong, was a Jardine Matheson comprador.
Founder and Skincare Formulator, Skin Need
Inspired by watching her mother first run a beauty parlour then create her own line of skincare products, Christal Leung has made waves with Skin Need, a skincare brand that promotes customisable skincare products to suit any skin type, no matter the environment. She recently opened a new lab in Kwai Chung to start bottling and filling products that are truly ‘Made in Hong Kong’.
President and Managing Director, Leighton Textiles
Jacqueline, daughter of Sally Leung, helms both Leighton Investments and Leighton Textiles, her family’s financial and garment manufacturing firms. The Brown University grad also finds time for charitable initiatives, having raised millions of dollars for charities like HK Cancer Fund, HK Ballet and Po Leung Kuk Organisation. She also has three children.
Founder, Steve Leung Design Group
Hong Kong-born interior designer and architect Steve Leung has made a name for himself with his Asian-inspired designs. Through the firm he started in 1997, Steve Leung Design Group, he has overseen projects in over 130 cities across the world, many ofwhich have garnered international accolades. In 2014, he and designers from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Mainland launched C Foundation, which fosters development of the design industry and education in China.
The stylish younger daughter of Bank of East Asia family’s Dr Edmund Li and his wife Sandra Wong, Antonia found success through Indicube, the digital creative agency she co-founded with Ruth Chao. In 2017, they sold the company to a Beijing-based agency, and she now devotes her time to a variety of worthy causes including the Changing Young Lives Foundation and Hong Kong Ballet.
Joint CEO, The Kowloon Dairy Ltd
Granddaughter of Kowloon Dairy founder Li Lan-sang, Charmaine Li keeps a firm eye on a company that has an 80-year legacy. The cows have moved north – to Yuen Long in 1972 and then across the border to Guangdong – and the Kowloon Diary supplies milk in China through a joint venture. A natural storyteller, Li previously worked in communications at luxury brands, and now runs her own film production company.
Leaf Hua Li
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Futu Holdings Ltd
Leaf is the mastermind behind Futu Holdings, an advanced technology company transforming the investing experience by offering a fully digitised brokerage and wealth management platform. Prior to this, the Hunan University alum enjoyed a long stint at Tencent, where he invented 23 international and domestic patents while developing products for the firm. He is also the founder of Tencent Video.
Executive Director, Henderson Investment
Father of Kristine and Vickie, and brother-in-law of Peter and Martin Lee, Li Ning has been on the board of Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited since 1989 (when it become part of Henderson Land), the same year he began to manage the Citistore business for his father-in-law, Lee Shau-kee. The Babson College and University of Southern California alumnus retired from Henderson Land in 2015, but retains his ties with department-store arm, Henderson Investment.
Chairman, R&F Group
Since founding R&F Properties with his mainland Chinese partner Zhang Li, Li Sze-lim has risen on the list of Hong Kong’s richest people to reach number 31 this year. By partnering with luxury hotel groups on the mainland and buying buildings in London, the Hong Kong listed company has reached great heights – in 2017 after buying 77 hotels in China from Dalian Wanda Group, it ranked as the world’s biggest luxury hotel owner with a total of 90 hotels.
Executive Director, Citistore (Hong Kong) Limited
Vickie Li works within Henderson’s department store chain, Citistore, which was established by her father, Li Ning, 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 and Founder of arts initiative HART Collective Limited. Her high-profile marriage to Jonathan Kwok made headlines in 2019.
Administrative Director, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
Brother of Walton Li and uncle of Adrienne, Wyman Li supports the family medical concern as Administration Director of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. The Pepperdine University alumnus also serves as a non-executive director of Wharf Holdings. Li is a longtime shooting enthusiast and Chairman of the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club; he was instrumental in integrating sports medicine into HKSH’s specialities.
Adrian Li Man-kiu
Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive, Bank of East Asia
Alongside younger brother Brian, Adrian sits beside his father, Bank of East Asia Chairman David Li, on the BEA board and is a Member of the Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee. Educated at Cambridge University, where he read law, and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Chicago, he joined the family concern in 2000. The lawyer and banker has supported a string of youth associations.
Adrienne Li May
Chief Administrative Executive, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
Hailing from a family of doctors, Adrienne Li now works for Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, the Happy Valley institution to which her father, Walton, and his father before him, had devoted their work lives to. Educated at Boston University and the University of Hong Kong, she worked as lawyer before joining the hospital as Chief Administrative Executive and in-house counsel. She is also passionate about ice hockey.
Richard Li Tzar-kai
Founder and Chairman, Pacific Century Group
No. 22 on Hong Kong’s richest list, Richard’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’s businesses span media, telecom (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.
Victor Li Tzar-kuoi
Chairman and Group Co-Managing Director, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd
The eldest of Li Ka-shing’s two sons, Victor stepped into his father’s shoes in 2018 as Chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings after a 33-year career with the family company. A civil engineer by training, he sits on the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development and is Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Li is also the Honorary Consul for Barbados in Hong Kong and Deputy Chairman of his father’s charitable foundation.
Walton Li Wai-tat
Chairman and Medical Superintendent, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital
Ophthalmologist Walton Li has guided the board at HKSH since the death of his father, Li Shu-pui, in 2005. Previously he launched an optical surgery department at the hospital, and was one of the first to practise Lasik laser eye surgery in the city. Li also chairs Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation, named after his late uncle, who led HKSH for 40 years. The Li brothers’ vision transformed a Happy Valley nursing home into Hong Kong’s largest private hospital.
Francis Liang Sai-cheong
Director, The Spectre Group
The son of shipping magnate David Liang, Francis Liang 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 Vice Chairman of property developer New World Development. He was educated at Huron University in Ontario, Canada.
Executive Vice-President, New Ships Design, Genting Cruise Lines
The youngest son of Malaysian billionaire Lim Kok Thay, Australia-born, UK-educated Loui Lim is setting course to build on the Genting Group fortunes. He divides his time directing the family’s cruise liners plying Asian waters – where he hopes to modernise the luxury cruise experience – while also acting as Vice President of Leisure and Hospitality for Genting Malaysia.
Founder and Chairwoman, The Coffee Academics
Jennifer Liu took a different path from her property and banker parents; her father, Liu Lit-ching, was a Director of then family-owned Liu Chong Hing bank. She studied architecture at Cornell University but made her name in F&B as the owner of The Coffee Academics, Habitu and Suzuki Café. Liu has established an eponymous charitable foundation to give back to the community. She is also the Founder and Chairperson of Sir Hudson International.
Vice President, Project Management, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
After studying design and environmental analysis at Cornell University, Julian Liu began his career as a designer for New York firm Fox & Fowle Architects, followed by a stint at Gensler before moving to Hong Kong to join Kerry Properties as a project manager. For the past 14 years, he has risen through the ranks of hospitality group Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, and is now its VP of Project Management. Liu is married to Anne Wang; they met at Cornell and have two daughters.
Group CEO, R.E. Lee International
Canadian-born billionaire and philanthropist Calvin Lo helms R.E. Lee International, his family firm and one of the world’s largest life insurance brokers, which normally sees him flitting between its Hong Kong headquarters and satellite offices in Singapore, Dubai, Shanghai, Seattle and Zurich. In 2017, the now 44-year-old financial whiz founded R.E. Lee Capital, an asset management company managing the portfolios of some of the wealthiest individuals and businesses.
Founder and President, Eaton Workshop
The daughter of Great Eagle and Langham Hotels magnate Lo Ka-shui and elder sister of Alexander, Katherine Lo stepped down as Executive Director of the family business in 2014, empowered to reinvent her father’s first hotel project, Eaton, for the tech-savvy generation. By 2019 she had opened new Eatons in Hong Kong and Washington DC, which combine hospitality, co-working space and digital content creation. The activist and documentary-maker studied at Yale and has a Master’s degree in film production.
Chairman and Executive Director, Crystal Group (Hong Kong) Ltd
The son of the late textile tycoon, Law Ting-pong, Kenneth Lo started Crystal Group in 1970 with his wife, manufacturing garments for a host of well-known high-street and sports brands. He has passed on his five-decade legacy onto his son, Andrew, who now runs the company, while Lo’s younger brother is hotel magnate Law Kar-po.
Founder and CEO, Century Innovative Technology
A child prodigy turned philanthropist and entrepreneur, Poman Lo is the heiress of Century City International and Regal Hotels – where she is Vice Chair to her father, Lo Yuk-sui. The dog lover’s own company, Century Innovative Technology, produces educational games and videos. She supports numerous charities and was honoured by the Oslo Business for Peace Foundation in 2015.
Managing Director – Corporate Development, Shui On Management Ltd
Just shy of her 40th birthday, Stephanie Lo wears many hats in the property conglomerate started by her father, Vincent Lo. She is an Executive Director of Shui On Land, as well as Executive Director and Managing Director of its subsidiary, Shui On Management Ltd, and Vice Chairman of its mainland arm, Shui On Xintiandi. And while she oversees the group’s strategy, she also heads HR and corporate administration.
Alexander Lo Chun-him
Executive Director, Great Eagle Holdings Ltd
Son of Great Eagle founder Lo Ka-shui, Alexander is an Executive Director at the family firm and holds directorships in several of its subsidiaries. He previously worked in Citibank’s investment banking division. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, and the Management Committee of the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners.
Sunny Lo Hoi-kwong
Chairman, Café de Coral Holdings Ltd
Sunny Lo stepped into the Chairman’s seat at Café de Coral in 2016 on the passing, at age 101, of his father, Victor. The Stanford chemical engineering master’s degree holder is the most senior of the family members on the board of the fast-food giant. The first catering company in Hong Kong to be publicly listed (in 1986), Café de Coral Holdings shelters a number of popular eateries including Super Super Congee & Noodles and Oliver’s Super Sandwiches.
Vincent Lo Hong-sui
Chairman, Shui On Group
Founding Shui On Construction in 1971, Vincent Lo has built a conglomerate spanning property building, development and investments in Hong Kong and China – where Shanghai’s Xintiandi is the pearl in the Group’s crown. While grooming his daughter, Stephanie, to succeed him, he has chaired high-profiled bodies including the Hong Kong Airport Authority and the HKTDC.
Grace Lo Kit-yee
Deputy Group Chairman, Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Ltd
Daughter of Hong Kong design industry honcho Victor Lo, Grace is a senior manager of the company he chairs, battery manufacturer Gold Peak Industries. The Northwestern University alumnus also holds a master’s degree in design and an MBA. She currently serves as Executive Director of GP Industries Limited and is President of KEF Audio Group, a UK speaker manufacturer, which they acquired in the ’90s.
Alan Lo Yeung-kit
Executive Director, Classified Group (Holdings) Ltd
From Classified to the Press Room, Alan Lo has carved a contemporary casual path in Hong Kong F&B while dipping into Chinese food with Duddell’s. The Princeton graduate’s main profession is architecture, and like his father, Victor Lo, he is a force on the Hong Kong design scene. With like-minded friends, he founded Ambassadors of Design and the Design Trust. Lo also sits on the Para Site board and the Harbourfront Commission.
Founder and Group CEO, WeLab
Simon Loong is the face and brains behind WeLab, the financial technology company whose portfolio includes one of the largest digital consumer finance businesses in Asia, a pan-Asian digital bank, as well as a B2B fintech enterprise solutions business. Prior to being a driving force in the digital world, the Stanford alumnus worked in the retail banking divisions of both Citibank and Standard Chartered.
Founder and CEO, Majestic Creations
A flair for the artistic led James Louey to start his own design and marketing solutions firm, Majestic Creations. Over the years, he held a range of positions at Kowloon Motor Bus, the family company headed by his father, Lawrence, until his death in 1992. Louey junior moved from Commercial Director to Advertising Business Director via a spell in human resources. He is a war games aficionado.
William Louey Lai-kuen
Chairman, Hong Kong Construction (Technology)
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), 60 years previously. He once owned a restaurant, but his main business today is 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.
Francis Lui Yiu-tung
Deputy Chairman, Galaxy Entertainment Group
Francis Lui joined Galaxy Entertainment 42 years ago, serving as Executive Director since 1987, and now occupying the role of Deputy Chairman. He is also an Executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings, the other flagship company of K. Wah Group, owned by his father, the construction materials magnate Lui Che-woo. Outside of business, the younger Lui sits on political committees in Hong Kong and Macau.
Alexander Lui Yiu-wah
Executive Director, K. Wah International Holdings
The younger brother of Francis, Alexander Lui similarly followed in the footsteps of their pioneering father, Lui Che-woo, in the fields of construction, property development and then entertainment. Today, he is an Executive Director at K. Wah, the multinational conglomerate with interests in real estate, leisure resorts and hospitality among others, and oversees its Hong Kong properties arm.
Executive Director, GEG Foundation
The daughter of Francis and granddaughter of Lui Che-woo, Joanna Lui-Hickox has taken a sabbatical from the business interests of the family’s Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG). As Executive Director of GEG Foundation and exhibition space GalaxyArt, her focus is to give back to society. The multitalented Lui-Hickox is also the founder of Cha Bei, a lifestyle, retail, dining and community workshop haven amid Macau’s casinos, and finds time to support such worthy causes as Food for Good and The Nature Conservancy.
Pony Ma Huateng
Chairman and CEO, Tencent Holdings Ltd
Having co-founded tech powerhouse, Tencent, 23 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.
Peter Ma Mingzhe
Founder and Chairman, Ping An Group
Although he stepped down in June 2020 as CEO of Ping An Group – the expansive insurance and finance company he founded in 1988 – Peter Ma remains in the fray as Chairman, still active in decisions about strategy, human resources and other key issues. Four years ago, Ping An Insurance topped a Forbes list of the world’s biggest insurance firms.
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.
Co-founder and CEO, Casetify
For 39-year-old Wesley Ng, the idea to create phone cases that are as sturdy as they are attractive paid big dividends when he launched Casetify more than a decade ago. Today, the company is one of the three biggest tech accessories brands in the world, and has grown to encompass personalised products for a range of Apple products such as iPads and MacBooks.
Robert Ng Chee-siong
Chairman, Sino Group
It is 30 years ago that Robert Ng assumed the chairmanship of Sino Group, and in more than four decades in the business of property investment and development he has seen the city rise to prominence. He also chairs Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited and Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited. A barrister by training, Ng wears a further business hat as Executive Vice President of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong.
Nikki Ng Mien Hua
Group General Manager, Sino Group
The daughter of Singaporean billionaire businessman Robert Ng, Nikki has her fingers in many pies. While working at the family-owned Sino Group as Group General Manager, her responsibilities continue as a dedicated community servant via the family’s Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation. Like her brother, the Yale and University of London alumnus supports the Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation.
Daryl Ng Win-kong
Deputy Chairman, Sino Group
Joining his father, Robert Ng, at Sino Group after studying at Columbia, Daryl masterminded the conservation of Tai O Heritage Hotel on Hong Kong’s Lantau island and The Fullerton Heritage precinct in Singapore. The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, which opened in 2019, is also housed in a heritage-listed landmark. Ng founded the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation, and has received international recognition for his in-building hydropower and city air purification systems. He sits on the M+ museum board and the Singapore National Heritage Board.
Founder, Panorama Design Group
Indonesian-Chinese interior designer Horace Pan brings a multicultural, broad-spectrum perspective to all his projects as the founder of Panorama Design Group. The award-winning designer and his team have garnered more than 150 international accolades for their work. In his spare time, he educates the next generation as an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Philanthropist and Author
Arts supporter Anna Pao-Sohmen is the daughter of late shipping magnate Y.K. Pao; her husband, Helmut Sohmen, took over World-Wide Shipping when Sir Y.K. retired. She launched the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts in 1989, and is the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Liver Foundation. Pao-Sohmen passed her love of education onto her son, Philip, and together, they started the YK Pao School in Shanghai.
Founder and Managing Director, Ferro Resources Ltd
Through the company he founded, Ferro Resources Ltd, Dario Pong started out in steel and iron trading before shifting focus to producing magnetic materials. An experienced 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 acting as a non-executive director of Australia-based Bisalloy Steel Group.
Supervisor and Principal, Sophie Kindergarten and Nursery School
Helena Pong has put her diploma in early childhood education to good use as the Supervisor and Principal of the Sophie Kindergarten and Nursery School, and as the Director of the Sophie Education Institute. A keen believer in giving back, she also sits on the board of Po Leung Kuk and is Third Vice President of the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association. She is married to Wilson Pong, and the couple have three children.
Founder, Altaya Group
Eschewing the family business – his grandfather, Pong Ding-yuen, started Shiu Wing Steel – MIT graduate Paulo Pong began importing wine. His three-pronged group now comprises Altaya Wines, Rare & Fine Wines and the Wine etc shops. He also co-founded Classified Group with Alan Lo and Arnold Wong, and is a partner in hospitality company, JIA Group. Pong holds the French honour, Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole.
Wilson Pong Wai-san
Chairman and Executive Director, Winfull Group Holdings Ltd
An alumnus of the University of British Columbia, Wilson Pong has been the Chairman of property development and investment holding company Winfull Group since 2016; he is also the sole shareholder director of its subsidiary, Virtue Partner Group. Elsewhere, Pong is involved with the Community Chest and Yan Oi Tong charities, and has three children with his wife, Helena.
Managing Director – Brands and Distribution, Esquel Group
The stylish daughter of Dickson Poon and Marjorie Yang has inherited her parents’ business acumen, overseeing the brands and distribution of her mother’s textile and apparel company Esquel Group. The Harvard alumnus is also Managing Director and Chief Brand Officer for its retail arm, PYE, and mid-tier brand Determinant, which has produced some 30 million reusable face masks to date.
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 12nd richest person. Pudwill is now semi-retired, with son Stephan Horst as heir apparent.
Stephan Horst Pudwill
Vice-Chairman and Executive Director, Techtronic Industries Group
Beginning his career, like his father, Horst Julius Pudwill, in the automotive industry, Stephan Pudwill now occupies the Vice Chair spot at TTI. The University of British Columbia graduate’s previous experience in product marketing and strategic planning at Daimler Chrysler aids in his responsibilities as Vice Chairman. Sustainability is a particular passion of Stephan’s, and he was instrumental in making TTI an industry leader in manufacturing clean power tools and equipment.
Director of Business Development, Keyestone Group
The youngest son of Benson Pun, chairman of Keyestone Properties, Edwin first spent time in consulting, before joining the family’s expansive real estate business. Now, as its Director of Business Development, he oversees multiple projects, including a mixed-use development with a theme park on the mainland set to open in 2024.
Founder and Owner, Pun + Projects
Dividing his time between creative business ventures in Myanmar and Hong Kong, UK-educated Ivan Pun is the third son of Burmese tycoon Serge Pun. He worked in his father’s property development company before founding Pun + Projects in 2013. The younger Pun’s Yangon projects run the gamut from food to furniture. A passionate patron of the arts, he is Director of Design Trust and sits on the advisory board of Performa.
Jean Eric Salata
Founding Partner and CEO, Baring Private Equity Asia
Wharton graduate Jean Salata, a Hong Kong resident for three decades, numbers in the top 50 of the city’s wealthiest. The Chilean launched Barings Asia investments arm and then led a management buy-out to found Baring Private Equity Asia in 2000. Salata previously worked for the Pong family as Executive Vice-President of Finance of Shiu Wing Steel.
Co-Founder and Head of Advisory, Asian Sky Group
Jay Shaw recently returned to aviation consultancy firm Asian Sky Group, which he co-founded in 2012. Over the years he accrued plenty of air miles in sales at Metrojet, Heliservices and Bombardier Aerospace Flexjet Asia Pacific, and founded two other business jet companies. Shaw, the grand-nephew of late film mogul Sir Run Run Shaw, also co-founded Business Aviation Asia, the biggest operator of privately-owned business jets in Greater China.
Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital China
Having received his first degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and his Master’s from Yale, billionaire Neil Shen is best known as the co-founder of Ctrip.com, the massive Chinese online travel agency. Currently, he is the Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China, the mainland branch of a successful Silicon Valley venture capital firm.
Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Maximal Concepts
From the entertainment industry to ball queen to F&B entrepreneur, Fanny Sieh has mastered a variety of public personas since returning from New York University, where she studied English literature and humanities. Maximal Concepts owns and manages a host of smart eateries including Brickhouse, Limewood and Mott 32.
Gerald Siu Chi-shing
Managing Director, Hong Kong Funeral Home
Following in the footsteps of his late father, Siu Ming, Gerald Siu runs Hong Kong Funeral Home, the city’s oldest funeral service provider. Continuing the family’s philanthropic traditions, he has championed the Community Chest, Rotary Club and Junior Police Call over the years. Siu is also a Director of San Ho Enterprises Ltd and a long-time supporter of the Open University of Hong Kong. His donation facilitated the naming of The Siu Ming & Tsang Fung Kwan Nursing Skills Education Unit in honour of his parents.
Founder and Director, F11 Foto Museum
A corporate lawyer with a law degree from the University of Hong Kong, Douglas So’s lifelong passion for heritage conservation and photography saw him found the Happy Valley-based F11 Foto Museum and f22 foto space in Tsim Sha Tsui. Charity is close to his heart as well, and he currently serves as Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. So also chairs the Chinese Medicine Development Fund, and the Antiquities Advisory Board.
Chairman, BW Group
Andreas Sohmen-Pao stepped into the top position at his family’s massive Singapore-based maritime company, BW Group, in 2014 following the retirement of his father, Helmut Sohmen. His grandfather would have been proud – Sir Y.K. Pao once owned the world’s largest shipping company – as under the leadership of the Oxford-educated scion, BW has grown to amass nearly 400 ships, including the biggest fleet of gas carriers on the high seas.
Mei Mei Song
Brand and Product Transformation Director, Plaza Premium Group
Having studied economics and politics at the University of Edinburgh, Mei Mei toyed with becoming a politician, but ultimately joined her parents at Plaza Premium Group; the world’s first independent airport lounge operator founded by her father, Malaysian entrepreneur Song Hoi-see, in 1988. Today, as Brand and Product Transformation Director, she is growing its global footprint while also introducing lounge convenience to train travellers.
Co-Founder and Director, Bite Limited
Candice, along with brother Aaron, has masterminded a growing family food empire. Starting with Triple O’s, which they grew up with in Vancouver, then Yo Mama, Ciao Chow, Panino Giusto and Grom, Bite has expanded as fast as the local appetite for niche Western dining imports. Suen, who is married to fitness trainer Kape Sieber, oversees the company’s operations and finances.
Peter Sun Kwok-wah
CEO and Executive Director, KFM Kingdom Holdings Ltd
Having started a metal stamping factory in Kwai Chung in 1987, Peter Sun co-founded and heads metal engineering solution provider KFM Kingdom Holdings. The innovative industrialist collaborated with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to build an electric car in 2003. His long list of civic appointments spans Chairman of the Blind Sports Federation and Honorary Director of Yan Chai Hospital.
Jessica Tan Sin-yin
Co-Chief Executive, and Executive Vice President, Ping An Group
An engineer by training, Singapore-born MIT-graduate Jessica Tan was a Global Partner at McKinsey & Company prior to joining Ping An Group. After a series of different roles, she is now the Co-Chief Executive and Executive Vice President of the insurance giant, bringing modern technology to the world of finance. Tan also holds directorship positions in a number of the group’s subsidiaries.
Chairman and Executive Director, Wang On Group
It’s a family affair at Wang On Group, with co-founders Tang Ching-ho and his wife, Yau Yuk-yin, occupying the chair and deputy-chair spots, and Tang’s brother and daughter also involved in a business that spans boutique property developments, wet markets and pharmaceuticals. The latter interest, Wai Yuen Tong Medicine, dates back to the late 19th century and includes the Madame Pearl’s brand. Community aware, Tang steers two cross-border associations.
Managing Director, CDIB Capital International
A recipient of a JD/MBA from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, Hamilton Tang completed stints as group CEO of Simon Murray & Co and as Managing Partner at SMC Capital China before joining CDIB Capital International as its Managing Director. A board member of the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Financial Reporting Council, he also serves as an advisor to the Harvard Club of Hong Kong. He and wife Yolanda have two children.
Chairman, Stan Group
Bolstered by more than 15 years of property investment, asset management and operational expertise, Stan Tang has assumed the company mantle with the passing this year of his property tycoon father, Tang Shing-bor. As Chairman of Stan Group, he oversees a HK$75 billion real-estate portfolio in partnership with family members. He is also the Honorary Consul for Fiji in Hong Kong, and a Director of The Community Chest of Hong Kong.
In addition to being a Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Department of Engineering, Tang Xiao’ou is the founder of SenseTime, currently the world’s most valuable artificial intelligence company, and the first AI-driven unicorn. At the end of 2020, the firm – which focuses on computer vision and deep learning – closed a pre-IPO round of funding that raised its valuation to roughly US$12 billion.
Tom Tang Chung-yen
Former Director, TTM Technologies
Over 30 years ago, NYU alum Tom joined Meadville, the printed-circuit-board maker founded by his late father, industrialist Tang Hsiang-chien. Tang junior, then Executive Director, stayed with the company as a Director when it was sold to US firm TTM Technologies. The brother of Henry Tang, he also sat on a slew of political and trade committees including the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association, of which he was Honorary Chairman.
Paddy Tang Lui Wai-yu
Executive Director, Galaxy Entertainment
Along with her brothers, Francis and Alexander Lui, Paddy Tang Lui oversees the family’s Macau casino interests at Galaxy Entertainment, as well as property group K. Wah International Holdings, whose portfolio includes J Residence and the InterContinental Grand Stanford hotel. The McGill University alumnus formerly worked as a chartered accountant in London. A patron of the arts, Tang Lui co-founded Opera Hong Kong in 2003.
Chairman and Executive Director, China Construction Bank
For Tian Guoli, moving in 2017 from the smaller Bank of China to China Construction Bank, the country’s second-largest money lender, was a smooth transition since the Hubei Institute of Finance and Economics graduate had started his career there in 1983. He has also enjoyed spells at CITIC Group and China Cinda Asset Management Corporation. The multi-tasker also chairs Sino-German Bausparkasse within the CCB group, and externally the China Banking Association and the Asian Financial Cooperation Association.
President and CEO, China Merchants Bank
Tian Huiyu has presided over Shenzhen-based China Merchants Bank since 2013; he was brought in at the mainland’s first commercial bank with multiple shareholders after boosting China Construction Bank’s retail business. The graduate of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Columbia University – where he gained a master’s degree in public administration – also influences Hong Kong banking as Chairman of CMB Wing Lung Bank.
Ivan Ting Tien-li
Executive Director, Kader Industrial Company
When third-generation Kader Industrial toy-maker Ivan Ting joined the company in 1997, he was tasked with upgrading their train sets. Today he is Chairman of the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association and represents the company founded by his grandfather, Ting Hsiung-chao, on the Hong Kong Toys Council. Another family passion is wine, with Ting instrumental in the opening of K Cellars at the Kader headquarters in Kowloon Bay.
Rita Tong Liu
President, Gale Well Group Limited
Named as Hong Kong’s fourth richest woman in 2021, 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$3.25 billion. Her brothers, Jacinto and Luis Tong, help run the company.
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.
Executive Director, Sino Biopharmaceutical Ltd
The son of Sino Biopharmaceutical founders Tse Ping and Cheung Ling-cheung, Eric was gifted US$3.8 billion in shares – roughly 20% of the company’s value – as a graduating gift in 2019, instantly making the 24-year-old among the wealthiest individuals in Asia. The Wharton graduate was also made an Executive Director of the family firm, alongside his elder sister Theresa, who is its Chairwoman.
Chief Investment Officer, Hexa Asset Management
One of the city’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.
Chairman, The United Laboratories International Holdings
Tongji Medical University alum Dr Tsoi heads HK-listed pharmaceutical firm United Laboratories. With plants in Yuen Long, Zhuhai and Inner Mongolia, it 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 Siu-chit, is also with the company.
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.
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 alum assists her brother Eric, the brand’s President, with Fera, which has offices in LA and Hong Kong. She is married to financier Kenneth Gaw.
Alan Tung Lieh-sing
CFO, Orient Overseas (International) Limited
The son of former Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, Alan became Chief Financial Officer of his father’s shipping conglomerate, Orient Overseas (International), in 2016. In addition to overseeing the fiscal side of the company, he also sits on the board of the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and is an executive committee member of the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners. The Princeton grad was appointed a JP in 2017.
Gigi Tung Oi-lai
Founder, Bo Charity Foundation
Dedicated to helping the needy, Gigi Tung is the founder of Bo Charity Foundation, though perhaps she’s best known for leading its subsidiary, Food Angel, which recycles food waste to feed the city’s underprivileged. The organisation collects some five tonnes of food to prepare roughly 9,000 hot meals each day. The daughter of Hong Kong stock market legend David Tung Wai, she has two daughters of her own.
Director, Tung Foundation
The elder daughter of Tung Chee-chen, Leigh Tung-Chou pursues charity work with a deep and admirable passion. She is 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. Rather than going into the family shipping business, in her earlier years the Georgetown University graduate worked in fashion marketing with brands like Christian Dior and Fendi. She and husband Stanley Chou have three children.
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 25 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.
Group Managing Director, Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd
Joining Jardine Matheson Group in 1993, John Witt has risen through the ranks to hold a number of senior positions, including Chief Financial Officer of Hongkong Land. Today, the Ottawa-born INSEAD MBA holder is Group Managing Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings, as well as Managing Director of Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land and hospitality group Mandarin Oriental.
Multitalented Dr Christy Wo has been, in turns, an entrepreneur, celebrity model, and fashion watch and jewellery designer. Always a trendsetter, she introduced innovative European watch brands to Asia, including TechnoMarine, Philip Stein and Toywatch, earning her the nickname ‘Queen of Timepieces’. Her latest venture, Crisathena, is a lifestyle brand aimed at discerning modern women, most notably through an array of statement timepieces. A devoted philanthropist, she also finds time to give back through JC Happiness Charity Foundation, which she co-founded.
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.
Non-executive Chairman, 100x Group
David Wong chairs 100x Group, the parent company of BitMEX, which attracts billions of US dollars each day as the world’s leading cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform. An accomplished public speaker and leadership coach, he has 30 years of experience in global markets, investment banking and asset management, including stints at Bank of China (Hong Kong) and ABN Amro.
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.
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.
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 12 restaurants across Hong Kong, including two Michelin-starred Duddell’s and Louise. Married to fellow restaurateur Alan Lo, she enjoys horse riding and skiing in her spare time.
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 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.
Allan Wong Chi-yun
Chairman and Group CEO, VTech
Heading the world’s largest maker 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 director of both the Bank of East Asia and Li & Fung.
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 ’70s.
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 some 70 branches across the region.
Peter Wong Tung-shun
Non-executve Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
A former Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, Peter 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 director of Serai Limited, and holds key appointments on various political and economic bodies.
William Wong Yee-lai
Founder and CEO, Playality Limited
Having majored in computer science at Southern Methodist University, William Wong founded Playality, a leading Hong Kong-based online and social gaming company, in 2011. He was the mastermind behind its data analytics engine, too, and found success through games such as Grand Poker. He is also a non-executive director at VTech, the company chaired by his father, Allan Wong.
Zoe Wong Ying Ying
Chief Brand Officer and Executive Director, Man Wah Holdings
Upon graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a double degree in marketing and sociology, Wong Ying-ying joined Man Wah Holdings, the company that her father, furniture billionaire Wong Man-li, chairs. As Chief Brand Officer of its Greater China Division, she is responsible for overseeing its retail sales, marketing strategy and e-commerce.
Wilfred Wong Ying-wai
President and Executive Director, 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.
Managing Director, Woo Hon Fai Group
The eldest grandson of the late Woo Hon-fai, founder of Lee Cheong Gold Dealers Limited, Darrin Woo today oversees the family’s diverse investments as Managing Director of Woo Hon Fai Group. He co-founded Blake’s, a real estate company with a commitment to urban regeneration, with Alan Lo. An avid classic car fan, Woo has a personal classic car blog, Motor & Co.
Chairman and CEO, Lane Crawford Joyce Group
The middle child of Peter and Bessie Woo, Jennifer 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 overseen the various fashion and footwear boutiques, brand management and distribution enterprises under her wing, including Joyce, Pedder Group and Imaginex. She is also a member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
Douglas Woo Chun-kuen
Chairman and Managing Director, Wheelock and Co
In 2013, Douglas Woo became Managing Director of Wheelock – the company which today oversees the property portfolio of his late grandfather, Y.K. Pao – and soon succeeded his father, Peter Woo, as Chairman. The Princeton architecture graduate and sports lover also sits on various industry committees. He also chairs the Government’s Environment and Conservation Fund and is Founding Patron of Project WeCan, two of his father’s initiatives.
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. Wu refocused the company: now called Orange Sky Golden Harvest, it operates 39 cinema multiplexes in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
Thomas Jefferson Wu
Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Hopewell Holdings Ltd
Following his father, Sir Gordon Wu, into Princeton and, 22 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. A passionate ice hockey fan, he the Vice President (Asia/Oceania)of the International Ice Hockey Federation.
Chairman, Longfor Properties
Billionaire businesswoman Wu Yajun made her fortune at the helm of Longfor Properties, which she co-founded with her ex-husband in 1995. Rising from humble beginnings – she began her career as a journalist before moving into property – she went on to invest in such notable tech companies as Uber and Evernote.
Michael Wu Wei-kuo
Chairman and Managing Director, Maxim’s Caterers Ltd
Michael Wu helms the restaurant group co-founded in 1956 by his grandfather, S.T. Wu. 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.
Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Li Hing Holdings Ltd
Pest control is all in a day’s work for Mickey Yan, who founded and helms cleaning and environmental services company Li Hing Holdings. He was one of the Hong Kong 10 Outstanding Young Persons in 2017, and ranked among the world’s top 10 the following year. Yan also established 366 Caring Services Company Limited and serves as its Chief Executive Officer, and is the force behind creative brands, iilink and iimobile.
Ever the intrepid entrepreneur, Yang Bing began his first venture at the tender age of 18, launching sports news portal Hupu, which within three years was receiving a million visitors a day. Come 2018, he used seed funding from that business to pivot one of his apps, Poizon, into a separate e-commerce platform focusing on the secondary market of limited-edition sneakers and streetwear. Poizon is now valued at US$1 billion.
Marjorie Yang Mun-tak
Chairman and CEO, Esquel Group
Harvard- and MIT-educated Marjorie Yang heads up global apparel maker Esquel Group. 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, as Managing Director of Brands and Distribution.
Founder and CEO, Outblaze Limited
Austrian-born, Hong Kong-based entrepreneur Yat Siu founded and helms Outblaze Limited, which owns Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong technology pioneer and leading gaming company valued at US$2.2 billion after its most recent round of funding earlier this year. He studied at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, and is a Director of the Asian Youth Orchestra.
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. Having celerated Puyi’s 20th anniversary this year, Yau expects to open six additional stores by 2021-end. His vision also extends to timepieces, as the irrepressible retailer also founded Europe Watch Company in 1997.
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.
Executive Director, Emperor Group
The youngest son of business magnate Albert Yeung, Alex Yeung joined the family firm, Emperor Group, in 2009 and serves an Executive Director. Having inherited his father’s ingenuity, he oversaw the construction of Repulse Bay lifestyle hotspot, The Pulse, even painting the roof himself. He shares a child with model Ava Wong.
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-to-offline business Fave. Most recently, the University of San Francisco alumnus has found success in Prenetics, a genetic testing and digital health company he co-founded and serves as CEO.
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 Wai-ying holding the rest of the shares, since a planned 2018 stock-market listing was postponed indefinitely.
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, 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.
Jennifer Yeung Yin-chi
Executive Director, Glorious Sun Group
Jennifer Yeung is the niece of Charles Yeung and Yeung Chun-fan, the brothers who grew a small denim jeans factory into Glorious Sun Group, a multinational conglomerate with interests in property development, garment manufacturing, financial investments and retail. She sits on the company’s board alongside her uncles as an Executive Director, and and her responsibilities include overseeing the group’s financial investment business.
Founder and Global Marketing Director, Life in Motion
The stylish daughter of Stanley Yim, owner of electronic goods manufacturer S.A.S. Dragon Holdings, Carmen 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 maintain a sanitary home. A keen believer in giving back, she is also a member of the Young Entrepreneur Committee of the Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation.
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.
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 the Honorary Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association, a former Chairman of Yan Chai Hospital, and holds an honorary doctorate in business administration from Hong Kong Baptist University.
John Jeffrey Ying
Founder and Managing Director, Peak Capital
US-born New York investment banker John founded private equity firm Peak Capital in 1999 to connect Asian investors with specialist fund managers. His well-rounded education includes degrees in electrical engineering (from MIT) as well as international studies and business, and 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 the Hong Kong Ballet.
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. Four 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 classic cars. G.O.D. also collaborated with Locofama for wholesome local eatery, Sohofama.
Founder, EX-R Consulting
Having formerly worked at KPMG and Goldman Sachs, Colleen Yu-Fung founded 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. She is married to Terence Fung, with whom she has two children, and is fluent in five languages.
Co-founder and Head Distiller, Two Moons Distillery
Dimple Yuen personifies two Hong Kong beverage industry breakthroughs – the city’s first female distiller at its first craft-gin microdistillery. When she cannot be found at Two Moons Distillery, which she co-founded in 2019, she is probably at sea; the Padi-certified rescue diver is also licensed to yacht operator.
Andrew Yuen Wai-man
Deputy Managing Director, Dayton Group
Aside from his role at family micro-electronic 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 co-founded PR company Occasions in 1987 with Pansy Ho.
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 Hong Kong government on a number of committees. Zeman also owns Andara Resort & Villas in his beloved Phuket.
Co-founder and Chief Executive, Airwallex
A computer science major from the University of Melbourne, Jack Zhang was instrumental in the creation of Airwallex – the digitised cross-border payments company that has found huge success since its inception in 2015. He steers a firm whose value has quadrupled in the past two years to some US$4 billion following its latest US$200 million round of funding.
Founder and CEO, Sandbox VR
As the founder of Sandbox VR, Steve Zhao can take credit for a multimillion-dollar franchise that provides futuristic virtual reality experiences and has a slew of A-list celebrity backers. It all resulted from a major gamble, with the visionary building the most immersive VR equipment out there at a time the virtual reality industry was only just taking off. Sandbox can now boast of retail locations in five countries and funds available for further expansion.