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Raymond Ch’ien Kuo-fung

Hang Seng Bank, Independent Non-Executive Chairman

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

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Payson Cha Mou-sing

HKR International, Executive Director and Chairman

Leaving home at 15, Payson Cha worked in Australia, the US and Nigeria, where he managed the family textile business. This early training paid off when he returned to develop Discovery Bay in 1977 with his father, Cha Chi-ming. Today, through HKR International, Cha oversees diverse interests from property to healthcare. He is an Honorary Trustee of Oregon State University Foundation, where he gained his science degree a little later in life.

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Victor Cha Mou-zing

HKR International, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director

Working alongside his elder brother 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.

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Laura Cha Shih May-lung

HSBC, Independent Non-Executive Director

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

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Ronald Chak Hai-tung

Chak’s Investment Ltd, Managing Director

With antique and art dealer parents, William Chak and Priscilla Lau, it was a given that Ronald Chak would inherit a passion for antiquities. He oversees the organisation of the International Antiques Fair, founded by his father in 2008, which attracts more than 70 dealers of Oriental and Western antiques to Hong Kong every year. Chak took it on the road to Beijing and Shanghai last year.

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Joanne Chan

Per Artem Lumen Limited, Founder and Managing Director

The granddaughter of Ma Kam-ming, 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. She also earned a master’s degree in journalism and writes about art and culture. A supporter of the arts and youth causes, Chan was commended by the Hong Kong government in 2013 for her contribution to community affairs.

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Vivien Chan

Vivien Chan & Co, Senior Partner

A solicitor specialising in mergers and acquisitions since 1981, Vivien Chan runs her eponymous legal firm. She is also an astute property investor; since founding VCC Land in 2005, she has bought investment properties on the Peak and nurtured the V brand of hotels and serviced apartments. Chan’s daughter, Anna- Mae Koo, is a partner in both the law firm and V Group.

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Ronnie Chan Chi-chung

Hang Lung Group, Chairman

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

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Daniel Chan Ching-yan

Paragon International, Founder

Investing in luxury watches has become a major business for Daniel Chan, the man lauded for bringing Cartier to China. Since co-founding Paragon International in 1992, the retailer’s portfolio of watch brands has expanded to span a host of prestigious names, and he has a foothold in men’s fashion franchising too. Chan supports underprivileged children in Hong Kong as Vice-Chairman of Po Leung Kuk.

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Sonia Chan Hoi-fan

Macau Secretary for Administration and Justice

Fernando Chui’s No.2 since 2014, Sonia Chan is the only woman in Macau’s top government structure. She has been a civil servant for 25 years and chaired the Female Civil Servants Association until 2007. Born in Guangzhou, Chan studied Portuguese and law at the University of Lisbon and holds a master’s degree in criminal law from Renmin University.

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Kimbee Chan Hoi-wan

Chinese Estates Holdings Limited, Executive Director

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 two children, married in 2016.

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Charles Chan Kwok-keung

Television Broadcasts Limited, Chairman

In pole position at TVB since 2014, Charles Chan also chairs his flagship finance and property investment company, ITC Corporation, which has diverse interests in Hong Kong, the US, Canada and Germany. The civil engineering graduate and honorary doctor of law made his reputation by brokering deals, including the purchase of Shaw Brothers’ stake in the Hong Kong broadcaster by a group of investors in 2011, which led to his place on the board.

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Charles Chan Man-wai

Park Lane Hotels International, President and CEO

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

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Norman Chan Tak-lam

Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Chief Executive

Except for a brief stint as Vice Chairman of Asia for Standard Chartered Bank, civil servant Norman Chan has flown the Hong Kong Monetary Authority flag since its inception in 1993 – and at its head for the past decade. The city’s chief financial planner is also noted for being the Founding Chairman of policy think tank Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre.

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Shirley Chan Tsui How-kiu

Moiselle Group, Co-Founder and Vice- Chairman

Hong Kong-listed fashion group Moiselle is a family affair, founded by Shirley Chan and her husband, Boby, in 1997, with their son, Harris, serving as creative director. The Group has more than 50 shops and retail counters in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore, but Chan always has time for charity work, particularly with the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Heidi Chan Wai-leng

Kwang Wai Charity Association, President

Macau luminary Heidi Chan was honoured by Gafencu for her philanthropy at its inaugural Macau Awards in 2017. Her devotion to the community runs from being President of Kwang Wai and her involvement in various local associations to acting as Vice Chair of Hong Kong’s Yan Oi Tong. Her husband, Alvin Chau, is well-known in the casino world as the founder of Suncity Group.

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Anson Chan Yiu-cheung

Bonds Group of Companies, Chairman and CEO

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

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Michael Chan Yue-kwong

Legacy Academy, Honorary Chairman

Following 30 years of senior management at Cafe 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, which he founded in 2012, he sits on the board of six other public companies and advises two Hong Kong universities.

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Zhenming Chang

CITIC Group, Chairman

CITIC high-flyer Chang Zhenming, whose brief includes meeting country presidents, rose through the ranks to chair the Chinese state-owned finance, manufacturing, energy and property conglomerate. He is also Chairman of Hong Kong-listed CITIC Limited (formerly CITIC Pacific). An economist and former national Go player, Chang had spells on the boards of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and China Construction Bank Corporation.

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Gigi Chao

Cheuk Nang Holdings, Executive Vice-Chairman

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

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Howard Chao

Maximus Holdings, Managing Director

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

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Sabrina Chao

Wah Kwong Holdings, Chairman

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, more than 60 years ago. Last year she became only the second female and third Asian recipient of the prestigious maritime Commodore Award.

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Alvin Chau Cheok-wah

Chairman, Suncity Group Holdings Ltd

Founder of junket operator Suncity Group, Alvin Chau is reputed to control 40 percent of Macau’s VIP gambling market. Through Hong Kong-listed Suncity Group Holdings, he manages a casino resort in Vietnam and is securing a stake in another. Plans are afoot, too, for investments in casinos in South Korea, the Philippines, Myanmar and Russia. To help young people in Macau, Chau founded the Inspirational Youth Association.

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Solina Chau Hoi-shuen

Li Ka Shing Foundation, Director

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

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Louisa Cheang Wai-wan

Hang Seng Bank, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive

Seasoned banker Louisa Cheang rapidly rose through the ranks at HSBC after joining as SeniorManager of Credit Card Product Development in 1999. She was Group General Manager and Group Head of Retail Banking in London before moving on to head Hang Seng Bank. Cheang now sits on the Board of Trustees at Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, which honours Chinese scientists.

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Sham Chellaram

KC Maritime, Chairman

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

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James Chen

Wahum Group Holdings, Chairman

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

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Tiffany Chen

China Star Entertainment Limited, Vice- President

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

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Vivien Chen Wai-wai

Nan Fung Group, Honorary Chairman

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, she 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, continuing the family tradition.

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Adrian Cheng Chi-kong

K11 and K11 Art Foundation, Founder

Art entrepreneur, philanthropist and collector Adrian Cheng’s empire has expanded from the first K11 art mall in Hong Kong to some 29 projects opened or underway throughout China, not least the high-rise K11 Atelier due to open at Victoria Dockside in Tsim Sha Tsui in 2019. The Harvard graduate is also Executive Vice-Chairman and General Manager of family property conglomerate New World Development.

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Sonia Cheng Chi-man

Rosewood Hotel Group, CEO

Daughter of Henry and sister of Adrian, Sonia Cheng oversees New World Development’s threepronged hotel group business. Most notably, the former investment banker has retivalised the Rosewood brand since its purchase in 2011, opening new properties in London, Beijing and imminently [winter 2018] Hong Kong, with more in Asia in the pipeline.

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Ricky Cheng Chung-hing

China South City Holdings, Executive Chairman of the Board

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

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Henry Cheng Kar-shing

New World Development, Chairman and Executive Director

The eldest child of late billionaire Cheng Yu-tung’s four offsprings, 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 is redeveloping London’s Greenwich Peninsula.

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Peter Cheng Kar-shing

New World China Land Ltd, Executive Director

Brother of Henry, Peter Cheng leads the mainland China property arm of Hong Kong giant New World Development. New World China Land began operation in 1999 and currently handles an portfolio totalling some US$16 billion. The younger Cheng, an engineering graduate, wears several other hats: he is a Director of jewellery giant Chow Tai Fook and Chairman of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation.

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Christopher Cheng Wai-chee

Wing Tai Properties, Chariman

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 nonexecutive director of NWS Holdings Ltd, and HSBC. Christopher holds an MBA from Columbia University, a Doctorate in social sciences honoris causa from HKU and a doctorate in Business Administration honoris causa from PolyU.

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Edgar Cheng Wai-kin

World-Wide Investment, Chairman

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

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Edward Cheng Wai-sun

Wing Tai Properties, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive

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

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Patricia Cheong

MM Marketing Communications Consulting Ltd, Founder and Managing Director

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

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Chung-kiu Cheung

CC Land, Chairman

Born and raised in Chongqing, and gaining Hong Kong residency in 1980, Cheung Chung-kiu became one of the youngest listed company chairmen on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at age 29. The now-55-year-old switched from trading to property development with CC Land, gaining notoriety with high- pro le acquisitions of Ho Tung Gardens and London’s Leadenhall Building.

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Jonathan Cheung

Buzz Agency, Co-founder

As a partner, with Jaime Ho Ku, at PR and marketing firm Buzz Agency, Jonathan “J.C.” Cheung also has a passion for the arts; he is an Asian patron of London institutions Tate and the Serpentine Galleries. He studied design and management at Parsons School for Design and real estate at The Bartlett of University College of London.

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Vanessa Cheung

Nan Fung Group, Managing Director

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

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Edwin Cheung Hon-kit

ITC Properties Group Ltd, Chairman

Cheung Hon-kit’s 40-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 nance among his business strengths. Cheung is also Director of Future Bright Holdings, a food and catering company.

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Alfred Cheung Kin-ting

Tang Palace Holdings, Chairman

Finding fame as an actor, writer, director and film producer, Alfred Cheung invested in a variety of businesses, most notably fast food. In 2011, he became a director of food and beverage concern Tang Palace Holdings, which in 2018 operated 56 restaurants. One of his three children with wife Cindy Yeung of Emperor Watch & Jewellery is a professional footballer.

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Shirley Cheung Yuk-shan

Sau San Tong Holdings Ltd, Founder and Honorary Chairman

Former television artiste Shirley Cheung built a slimming and beauty empire with Sau San Tong. The Peking University MBA graduate stepped down from the day-to-day operations of the business in 2017 after 17 years, leaving her time to pursue other interests. Cheung has an eponymous charitable fund and is the owner of Biochem Investments Limited.

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Tung-keung Chiang

CLP Power, Managing Director

Moving up the management ladder at CLP Power since joining as a graduate trainee in 1988, Chiang Tung-keung assumed the role of Managing Director for Hong Kong in 2017. He ensures that the 80 percent of Hong Kong citizens who receive their electricity from CLP Power do not go short, as well as addressing today’s energy challenges as the company broadens its investments.

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Aaron Chiu

Henyep Capital Markets, Director

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, the Henyep Group is one of Hong Kong’s enduring financial institutions. Chiu is the father of five boys.

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David Chiu

Far East Consortium, Chairman and CEO

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 endeavouring to build up the family interests – Asian property and hotels (Dorsett) and gaming in Australia and Europe. Chiu, who studied at Sophia University in Japan, is a leading developer in Malaysia in his own right; he founded Malaysia Land Properties Sdn and holds the honorary titles of Dato and Tan Sri.

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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 the Middle East as well as China. Education and community service are also strong motivators for the Group.

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Alice Chiu Tsang Hok-wan

Henyep Group, Director

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

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Winnie Chiu Wing-kwan

Dorsett Hospitality International, President

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

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Francis Choi Chee-ming

Early Light International, Founder and Chairman

From his early days as a toy salesman to becoming owner of the world’s largest toy-making enterprise, Francis Choi always had the drive to succeed. His company, Early Light, founded in 1972, has since diversified: in the past two years alone, Choi has invested in two office buildings in Sydney. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board of Regal Hotels International.

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Karson Choi Ka-tsan

Unique Timepieces Group, Founder and Chairman

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

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Diana Chou

Dragon Group Aviation, Founder and Chairman

One of the few women in private jets 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 ight concern L’Voyage, are now under the Dragon Group Aviation banner; her father, Chao Kuang-piu, founded Dragonair in Hong Kong.

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H. Chin Chou

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia, CEO

University of Pennsylvania and Harvard graduate Chin Chou joined Morgan Stanley in 1987 in New York, and is now a Managing Director of the rm and head of private equity in Asia. He is also responsible for private equity in China and Thailand. Notwithstanding his long career in nance, Chou has broad business interests; he was previously director of companies ranging from CTCI to YesAsia.

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Silas Chou

Novel Enterprises, President and CEO

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 also assists daughters Veronica and Vivian in their fashion investment acquisitions.

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Veronica Chou

Fashion Investor

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 other companies.

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Vivian Chou

Bright Fame Fashion, Founder and Owner

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

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Ken Chu

Mission Hills Group, Chairman and CEO

Ken Chu is a National Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He guided Mission Hills in its expansion from one mega golf course complex in Shenzhen-Dongguan – the largest golf club in the world – to a second in Hainan, and introduced other sporting facilities, hotels, theme parks, wellness, entertainment offerings, as well as international schools. Chu also finds time to honour a host of public service commitments in Southern China.

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Lam-yiu Chu

Huabao International Holdings, Chairman and CEO

Sichuan-born Chu Lam-yiu steered the tobacco flavouring company she founded in 1996 onto the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, establishing herself as one of the world’s youngest self- made billionaires. Now aged 48, she has widened her scope into fragrances, chemicals, information technology and medical development.

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Mang-yee Chu

Hopson Development, Chairman

Former Chinese government official Chu Mang-yee founded Hopson Development in Guangzhou in 1992, guiding it into one of the largest private real-estate firms in China. Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, it expanded into property in northern China as well as tourism and hotel development. Chu’s daughter, Man-yee, has inherited his business sense, sitting beside her father as company vice-chair.

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Tenniel Chu

Mission Hills Group, Vice-Chairman

The brother of Ken, Tenniel Chu brings a true passion for sport to the family business. His golf background has proved invaluable in positioning Mission Hills as one of the leading brands in world golf. Recently, Tenniel also announced ground- breaking partnerships with FC Barcelona and the NBA as Mission Hills commits to growing football and basketball in China. A leader of several youth organisations in China and Hong Kong, the University of Toronto graduate helped establish the Tenniel Chu Sports Management Program at his former university with a record donation.

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Kingston Chu Chun-ho

Kingston Financial Group Ltd, Executive Director

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

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Loletta Chu Lo


Better known now for her prowess behind the camera and not 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 married again in 2008, uniting with property mogul Vincent Lo.

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Samuel Chu Wai-tak

Phoenix Property Investors, Co-Founder and CIO

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

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Pollyanna Chu Yuet-wah

Kingston Financial Group, CEO

After studying in San Francisco, Pollyanna Chu and her husband, Nicholas, invested in Bay Area real estate. Once back in Hong Kong, Kingston Financial Group, named after their only child, made billions in financial services and casinos. Although Chu’s wealth dived on paper in 2017, it didn’t dampen her entrepreneurial spirit: she bought seven floors of Central skyscraper The Center in early 2018.

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Nicholas Chu Yuk-yui

Kingston Financial Group, Chairman and Executive Director

An accounting and MBA graduate of Louisiana State University, Nicholas Chu has accrued almost four decades of experience in commercial property and three decades in financial services. He founded Kingston Financial Group in the early 1990s with his wife, Pollyanna, and heads the enterprise, which owns two gaming hotels in Macau as well as securities and corporate nance ventures.

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Edwin Chuang Ka-fung

Chuang’s Consortium International, Joint Managing Director

Parsons School of Design alumni Edwin Chuang has built on his architect, 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 own the Sáv Hong Kong and Taipei hotels and manage a resort in Cebu, among others. Chuang also translated his passion for yachting and fitness into business ventures.

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Candy Chuang Ka-wai

Chuang’s Consortium International, Executive Director

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

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Alan Chuang Shaw-swee

Chuang’s Consortium Intl, Executive Chairman

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

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Fernando Chui Sai-on

Macau SAR, Chief Executive

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

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Lijie Cui

Imperial Pacific International, Executive Director

Mainland-born Hong Kong billionaire Cui Lijie has gaming interests in the Northern Mariana Islands and Saipan through her majority stake in Imperial Pacific International and its subsidiary, Best Sunshine International. The Chinese investment holding company evolved from a Hong Kong-listed food products venture, First Natural Foods. Next on Cui’s agenda is complementing her Saipan casino with a hotel.

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Ho Chiu-fung Daisy

SJM Holdings, Chairman

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

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Kenneth Fok Kai-kong

Fok Ying Tung Group, Co-Vice President

At 39, the eldest of Timothy Fok’s three sons sits beside his father on the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Government Commission on Youth. The Oxford University graduate has been instrumental in the family’s huge Pearl River Delta residential, commercial and lifestyle project at Nansha Bay, the ancestral home of his late grandfather, Henry Fok.

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Eric Fok Kai-shan

Fok Ying Tung Group, Co-Vice President

Inheriting his father Timothy’s love of football, Eric Fok is an active director of the Hong Kong Football Association. An interest in yachting 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 graduate worked in investment banking in New York before returning to Hong Kong in 2007.

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Timothy Fok Tsun-ting

Sports Federation & Olympic Committee, President

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

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David Fong Man-hung

Fong Man-hung, David Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Ltd, Managing Director

Director Along with his father, Fong Yun-wah, David Fong has plenty to celebrate as Hip Shing Hong, founded in 1948, moves into its seventh decade in property development. The family venture now includes hospitality with the Madera hotels, residences and a café. Besides devoting time to political, industry and university boards, Fong is a supporter of UNICEF and WWF.

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Yuning Fu

China Resources Holdings, Chairman

After 15 years of heading China Merchants Group, where he put his tertiary education in port, waterway and offshore engineering to good use, Fu Yuning moved to China Resources Holdings in 2014. His influence as a ‘fire captain’ (as once dubbed by the media) has been apparent: profitable revamps include Hong Kong-listed China Resources Enterprises becoming China Resources Beer, and China Resources Land consolidating to target first-tier Chinese cities.

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Jonathan Fu Dei-jeng

Eurasian Management HK Ltd, Managing Director

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 adviser Eurasian Management in 2008.

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Spencer Fung

Li & Fung Ltd, Group CEO

Since joining the 110-year-old family business in 2001 as a merchandiser, Spencer Fung has brought his accountancy (he’s a US-certified public accountant) and business administration degrees to the table. Now, as CEO, he is securing a global infrastructure, supply chain and digital platform for brands and retailers in the modern age. In the past, he has advised the British Fashion Council and steered a Silicon Valley start-up.

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Victor Fung Kwok-hing

Fung Group, Chairman

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

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William Fung Kwok-lun

Li & Fung Ltd, Group Chairman

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 names such as Juicy Couture and Kenneth Cole.

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Marissa Fung Shaw

Marissa Philanthropist

Former interior designer Marissa Fung is devoted to supporting the arts. She is a consultant at the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society, aiding corporations with social responsibility programmes, and is 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 focuses on Hong Kong youth.

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Patrick Fung Yuk-bun

OCBC Wing Hang Bank, Chairman (Non- Executive)

Wing Hang Bank veteran Patrick Fung first joined the board in 1980; as its Chairman and Chief Executive for 18 years from 1996, he was instrumental in building a network of more than 100 branches in Hong Kong, Macau and China. Fung also chairs the Executive Committee and is Vice-President of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, and holds two honorary doctorates, in business administration and law.

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Sabrina Fung-Lam Wing-yee

Fung Retailing Ltd, Group Managing Director

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

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Christina Gaw

Gaw Capital Partners, Managing Principal

After 15 years in finance at Goldman Sachs and then UBS, where she was a Managing Director, Christina Gaw brought her brothers, Goodwin and Kenneth, a wealth of fundraising experience when she joined them at Gaw Capital Partners. The company has real-estate funds in China and Vietnam and hospitality assets in Asia and Europe.

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Goodwin Gaw

Gaw Capital Partners, Chairman

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

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Kenneth Gaw

Pioneer Global Group, Managing Director

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

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Rossana Gaw Wang

Pioneer Global Group, Chairman

Rossana Gaw took over the chairman’s seat at Pioneer Global Group on the death of her husband, Anthony, 20 years ago, and with the help of her three children, Goodwin, Kenneth and Christina, has continued the global pioneering objectives of the investment property company he founded in 1970. She supports the arts and is a generous philanthropist with Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.

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Daniel George Green

Arnhold Group, Managing Director

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

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Aron Harilela

Harilela Group, Chairman and CEO

Backed by a board of family members, Aron Harilela assumed the reins at Harilela Group on the passing of its founder and his father, Hari Harilela. He is also responsible for acquisitions at the company, which launched its first hotel in 1961 and now has some 17 properties around the globe. A doctorate holder in political philosophy, Harilela is a supporter of local universities, and was recently elected Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

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David Harilela

David Harilela Group, CEO

A licensing specialist, David Harilela runs trading and franchising businesses under the umbrella of the David Harilela Group of Companies. The son of George Harilela, he made his own path from an early age, though he serves as a Director of Harilela Hotels. A committed Rotarian, he is the founder of international humanitarian award, The One.

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Kent Ho Ching-tak

Harbour Pacific Capital, Managing Partner and Co-Founder

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

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Pansy Ho Chiu-king

Shun Tak Holdings Ltd, Group Executive

Ho’s fifth child. The Shun Tak Holdings boss became Hong Kong’s richest woman, 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 civilian honour. She is also co-chair of MGM China Holdings. Ho has a strong interest in the arts, having curated an exhibition by female artists at Sotheby’s, where she sits on the International Council.

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Sabrina Ho Chiu-yeng

Poly Auction Macau, Director and CEO

Stanley Ho and Angela Leong’s daughter, Sabrina Ho, is making a name for herself outside Hong Kong and Macau. Her cultural interests extend from Poly Auction Macau and Chiu Yeng Culture – initiatives she founded to promote the arts close to home – to the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum in London, where she is a young patron. In 2018, she became a UNESCO strategic partner to further the International Fund for Cultural Diversity.

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Linda Ho McAfee

Fairmont Shipping, Director

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

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Ming-yee Ho Tang

Li & Fung, Director, Corporate Development

Formerly at Prudential Asia and  HSBC Private Equity, Ming-yee Ho now brings her corporate finance expertise to historic apparel trading company Li & Fung as it builds a modern global production network. She is an alumnus of Stanford University, where she studied industrial engineering, and UCLA, where she gained an MBA. A supporter of countless charity balls, Ho married F&B entrepreneur Sherman Tang, Chairman of Epicurean Group, in 2012.

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Charles Ho Tsu-kwok

Sing Tao News Corp, Chairman

A former investment banker, Charles Ho 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. The yacht owner and Grand Bauhinia Medal holder has close ties with Pansy Ho: they sit on the boards of each other’s companies.

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Orlando Ho Yau-kai

UNIR Australia Pty Ltd Group, Director

Since studying finance at Bentley University in the US, Orlando Ho has assisted his mother, Ina Chan (the third wife of Macau gaming magnate Stanley Ho), in the hotel arm of her investment holding company, UNIR. He is also a Director of CMGE Technology Group. Ho sits on pro-youth and anti-drugs public service bodies, and is General Manager of Guangzhou Luhu Golf & Country Club.

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Lawrence Ho Yau-lung

Melco International Development Ltd, Chairman and CEO

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 casino interests in the Philippines, Russia and Cyprus.

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Yumi Honda

Oasis Spring Holdings, Founder and CEO

Recently expanding into lifestyle consulting – renting villas and yachts through her company, Oasis Spring – Yumi Honda is a ballroom dancing enthusiast. She first put on her public dancing shoes in 2005 at a charity ball she organised for Habitat For Humanity. Honda has two children with former husband, Beau Kuok, son of Shangri-La Hotel Group owner Robert Kuok.

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Joanna Hotung

KG Group, Founder and CEO

A pioneer in creative after-school enrichment, Joanna Hotung steered Kids’ Gallery from a single art class in 1996 to a diverse, cross-harbour academy for the arts, performing arts and English learning. Building on the tradition of the Hotung family a longtime patron of local education, she also founded Mills International Preschool in Yau Tong. Hotung is the inspiring force behind Youth Diabetes Action, raising funds through

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Anthony Huang

Synoco Asia Pacific Ltd, Director

Born in Nigeria, University of London mechanical engineering graduate Anthony Huang found himself working at Citibank Private Banking Group in London and embraced the business world. He is the founder of strategic marketing company Synoco, where he has served global brands for 25 years, and is CEO of his own boutique investment bank, Tanxin Capital.

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Julian Hui Chun-hang

Central Development Group, Director

Hui Sai-fun, Julian Hui oversees privately-owned Central Development’s portfolio of commercial and residential properties. The company began in the early ’50s, 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.

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Charles Hui Chun-ping

Central Development Group, Financial Director

The son of Hui Kei-pak of the Central Development family of property billionaires, Charles Hui is the company’s longtime Financial Director. He was a key figure in the redevelopment of its High Cliff property in Happy Valley, Hong Kong’s tallest all-residential building upon completion. Hui prefers to keep a lowprofile, in contrast to his brother, Victor, the former Chairman of the Hong Kong Football Association.

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John Hui Kin-yip

The Fleming, Owner and Managing Director

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 into hotel management, recently revamping the Fleming Hotel in Wan Chai, which had previously operated as a Huiowned serviced apartment building. His wife, Jacklyn Fu, is his former mixed doubles partner.

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Leo Hwang

Parkview Group, Director

The son of Victor Hwang and grandson of Taiwanese construction kingpin C.S. Hwang, Leo Hwang is a driving force in the 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.

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Robin Hwang

Parkview Group, Executive Director

Robin Hwang has a consuming passion outside of property and construction business that 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 bridge the gap between the well-fed and the hungry by redistributing surplus food on a daily basis.

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Tony Hwang

Parkview Group, Co-Owner

The father of Robin, Tony Hwang is the fourth son of C.S. Hwang, whose Chyau Fwu Group migrated into Hong Kong property and beyond under the Parkview name. His elder brother, George Wong, chaired Parkview Group until his death in 2017. Aside from its modern property developments, the Group today encompasses French heritage buildings, a 70-metre charter yacht, an arts action initiative and the food charity established by Hwang’s wife Vanessa.

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Michael Hans Jebsen

Jebsen & Co, Chairman

Decorated by the governments of Hong Kong, Denmark and Germany, Hans Michael Jebsen has led the family business since 2000. The Danish clan has traded in Hong Kong and China for more than 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-headquartered Asian Cultural Council (ACC) and chairs ACC Hong Kong.

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Girish Jhunjhnuwala

Ovolo, Founder and CEO

Entrepreneur Girish Jhunjhnuwala extended his family’s watch business into serviced apartments and then transitioned these into designled 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 three-hotelbrand Hind Group. Jhunjhnuwala is a prominent figure in the Indian Chamber of Commerce.

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Billy Albert Kan Che-kin

China LNG Group Ltd, Chairman and CEO

Certified chartered accountant and corporate finance expert Billy Kan rose through the ranks at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and KPMG while sitting on the boards of numerous financial firms and Hong Kong-listed companies. In 2013, he assumed the top spot at China LNG Group and is guiding the liquified natural gas operator into new energy and real estate – the group owns three residential properties in Hong Kong.

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Perenna Kei Hoi-ting

Logan Property, Non-Executive Director

At 28, the Hong Kong-born daughter of Shenzhen property tycoon Kei Hoipang is one of the world’s youngest billionaires. Perenna Kei studied economics and finance at the Universityof 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 last year (acquiring a site in Ap Lei Chau), has consistently ranked among the top 10 most profitable realestate developers in China

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Ben Keswick

Jardine Matheson Holdings, Chairman and Managing Director

The fifth generation of the historic Hong Kong family of Jardine Matheson taipans, Ben Keswick will assume ultimate leadership of the board in 2019 upon the retirement of his uncle, Sir Henry. A 30-year veteran of the Group, he has directed key assets Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land and Mandarin Oriental since 2012. Keswick studied agriculture and food marketing at Newcastle University before acquiring his MBA from INSEAD.

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Daphne King-Yao

Alisan Fine Arts, Director

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. The daughter’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 is also a board member of annual extravaganza Le French May.

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Hui-kwong Kuok

Shangri-La Asia Limited, Chairman

Harvard-educated financial journalist Kuok Hui-kwong assumed lead roles at the 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.

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Justin Kuok

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

Third generation of the Kerry Group family, Justin Kuok is responsible for boosting business at their hotels, which boast an inventory of 40,000 rooms under the Shangri-La, Traders, Kerry and Hotel Jen brands. His father, Chye, has long held senior roles at Kerry and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. The younger Kuok married Chelsea Chau in 2017.

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Yen Kuok

Guiltless, Founder and CEO

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.

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Beau Kuok Khoon-chen

Kerry Group Limited, Chairman, Managing Director & Director

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 recently passed the chairmanship to his youngest sibling, Kuok Huikwong. Kuok has been an Executive Director of Beijing-headquartered China World Trade Center, a family subsidiary, since 2002.

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Michael Kwan

Vibrant Development, Chairman and Managing Director

A degree in psychology took Michael Kwan on a less conventional career path than some of 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, the Great Chefs of Hong Kong and the Community Chest.

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Eleanor Kwok Law Kwai-chun

Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd, Vice-Chairman

From a Causeway Bay basement shop to more than 260 retail outlets in Asia, Eleanor Kwok and her husband, Simon, built a cosmetics colossus with Sa Sa. Marking its 40th anniversary in 2018, the company partnered with Taobao Global to boost its digital reach. Kwok’s long community service record spans Hong Kong Federation of Women (Honorary President), Hong Kong Girl Guides Association (Vice-President) and Po Leung Kuk.

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Raymond Kwok Ping-luen

Sun Hung Kai Properties, Chairman and Managing Director

Raymond Kwok is currently the sole chair of the commercial and residential property empire founded in 1963 by his father, Kwok Tak-seng; his son, Christopher, and nephew, Adam, continue the family tradition by sitting on the board. 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.

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Simon Kwok Siu-ming

Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd, Chairman and CEO

Helping his wife, Eleanor, steer Sa Sa from humble beginnings more than 40 years ago to a leading cosmetics retail chain, Simon Kwok has shown similar support to local charities. He is a longtime board member of the Aids Foundation and a Vice-President of the Community Chest since 2011. Kwok is also Honorary Life President of the Cosmetic & Perfumery Association of Hong Kong.

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Melody Kwok-Chan

Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd, Director

Now heading corporate strategy and development at premier cosmetics chain Sa Sa, Melody Kwok-Chan is a marketing and international business graduate from RMIT and Monash Universities respectively. Like her mother, Eleanor, she supports Hong Kong’s Girl Guides and the Jockey Club, particularly for the Sa Sa Ladies’ Purse Day. Kwok-Chan helped to establish the youth-aimed Sa Sa Making Life Beautiful Charity Fund.

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Gigi Lai Ka-yee

Miricor Enterprises Holdings Ltd, Chairman and CEO

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 proffer non-surgical beauty enhancements and skincare 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.

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Anish Lalvani

Euro Suisse International Ltd, Chairman

From Binatone telephones to Freeplay flashlights, Anish Lalvani is an expert in electrical appliances. He leads the family company, Euro Suisse, which began manufacturing in southern China in 1970, and sits on the board of Chen Hsong Holdings. An MBA recipient of the University of San Diego, Lalvani previously chaired the Young Presidents’ Organisation in North Asia, and is active on the Hong Friends’ Committee of Asian Cultural Council.

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Kevin Lam

Citigroup Inc, COO

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 supports his extra-curricular responsibility of Travel Industry Compensation Fund Management Board chair.

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Lester Lam

Lai Fung Holdings, CEO

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 with an MBA. He also sits on the Lai Sun Group board.

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Pearl Lam

Pearl Lam Galleries, Founder

Daughter of two real estate developers, Lim Por-yen and Koo Siuyung, Pearl Lam took a different path – after first dabbling in high fashion retailing. She opened Contrasts art gallery in her office, which has morphed into her eponymous Chinese contemporary art spaces in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Lam launched the China Art Foundation a decade ago, and cuts a flamboyant figure in the international art world.

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Wai-ying Lam

Biel Crystal Manufactory, Chairman

Making touch-screens for smartphone brands including Apple and Samsung has been a clear route to fortune for Lam Wai-ying and her husband, Yeung Kin-man. The success of their company, Biel Crystal Manufactory, which Lam chairs, propelled the couple onto Hong Kong’s top 10 richest list. Founded in 1986 and employing some 140,000 workers in Guangdong, the company was planning to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2018.

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Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor

HKSAR Chief Executive

A career civil servant, the former Chief Secretary for Administration stepped into Hong Kong Government’s top spot in 2017 with the support of the pro-China and business lobbies. Known as a tough negotiator, Carrie Lam is the fourth Chief Executive and the first woman to lead the HKSAR. The University of Hong Kong social services degree holder met her future husband while studying at Cambridge University.

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Matthew Lam Kin-hong

Nixon Peabody CWL, Partner and Co-Founder

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 three 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 horse racing and is Hong Kong’s Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Estonia.

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Peter Lam Kin-ngok

Lai Sun Group, Chairman

Helping his late father Lim Por-yen with their garment and property interests after university 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. An avid horse owner, Lam also backs the city as Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

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Paul Lam Ting-kwok

Parkside Chambers, Head of Chambers

The 2017 Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association, Senior Counsellor Paul Lam has used his professional skills for the public good, sitting on Appeals Boards and acting as a Deputy High Court Judge. Lam, who studied law and international law at the Universities of Hong Kong and Nottingham respectively, has been practising at Parkside Chambers since being called to the bar in 1992.

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Vanessa Lam Wai-shan

Crocodile Garments, Deputy Chief Executive

Vanessa Lam’s fashion savvy is guiding Crocodile Garments into the modern era. The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising graduate worked at Alexander McQueen and Julien MacDonald before joining her father, Lam Kin-ming, on the board of the clothing manufacturer. Crocodile also distributes the Lacoste brand. She is the former chair of Yan Chai Hospital and a recipient of the Hong Kong Medal of Honour.

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Corina Mihaila Larpin

Stéfère Jewelry, Owner and Creative Director

Romanian jewellery designer Corina Mihaila Larpin joined French brand Stéfère – founded by Stephanie Rehault – in 2008 and acquired the company in 2015, the same year she entered the US market via Saks Fifth Avenue. Her rock-chic designs have dressed a host of celebrities from Madonna and Cardi B to Jane Fonda and Khloe Kardashian. Larpin calls both Hong Kong and Geneva home.

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Ella Lau

Parkview International Pre-School, Founder and School Supervisor

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-Chairman of the Hwang family’s Foodlink charity.

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Ming-wai Lau

Chinese Estates Holdings Ltd, Chairman

At 38, 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, a masters from the London School of Economics, and investment analyst training at Goldman Sachs. Lau, a registered attorney in New York State, is also Chairman of the Hong Kong Commission on Youth and Deputy Chairman of Ocean Park Corporation

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Joseph Lau Luen-hung

Chinese Estates Holdings Limited, Former Chairman and CEO

Beginning with electronic products at Evergo Holdings in 1978, Joseph Lau amassed a mighty conglomerate incorporating property, entertainment and cosmetics. Ill health and legal troubles saw him relinquish control of Chinese Estates in 2014 to his son, Lau Ming-wai, and the family of his second wife, Chan Hoi-wan. He is a collector of valuable art and diamonds – several of the latter are named after his daughter, Josephine.

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Thomas Lau Luen-hung

Lifestyle International Holdings Limited, Chairman and CEO

The younger brother of Chinese Estates’ Joseph Lau, Thomas Lau heads retail conglomerate Lifestyle International, which owns Hong Kong’s largest department store, Sogo. Through Lifestyle Properties, Lau has diversified the business into real estate, constructing two commercial towers in Kai Tak, as well as LED advertising screens with CVision.

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Kar-po Law

Park Hotel Group, Chairman

Hailing from a family of textile manufacturers, Law Kar-po invested in hotels, building a hospitality empire that today spans Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, The Maldives, China and Hong Kong. With 16 properties under the Grand Park and Park Hotel brands and more to come, the Group is one of Asia’s leading players. His son, Allen Law, sits beside him as CE0.

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Queenie Rosita Law

Production Q, Founder

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

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Raymond Law Ka-kui

K&K Property Holdings Ltd, Founder

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 and Kai Tak, with Stanley on the horizon.

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Chien Lee

Hysan Development, Non-Executive Director

The fourth of the active Hysan Development Lees on our list, Lee Chien has been a company director since 1988. As a triple-degree holder from Stanford, he was aptly conferred as a trustee emeritus of the prestigious US university. He holds the same honorary title at the Asia Foundation. A long-time supporter of Outward Bound Hong Kong, Lee chairs the Outward Bound Centre for Peace building.

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David Lee

Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation, Chairman

A director of the famous oyster sauce and condiment company founded 130 years ago by his grandfather, and chaired by his father, Lee Man-tat, David Lee heads the Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation. Launched a decade ago, the not-for-profit platform promotes happy family life through its ethos “Loving Family”. Philanthropy runs through his family; his Iranianborn wife, Mahnaz, is co-founder of Women Helping Women Hong Kong.

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Marie-Christine Lee

Sports for Hope Foundation, Founder

Sports now dominate the life of Hysan Development scion Marie-Christine Lee. When not playing tennis, cycling or swimming herself, she supports 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, sport training company Sport Max. Her other business is online artisanal Chinese tea supplier Or Tea

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Sammy Lee

Lee Kum Kee Health Products Group Ltd, Chairman

The youngest son of Lee Kum Kee Chairman Lee Man-tat, Sammy Lee teamed up with his father to launch a healthcare 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 healthcare brand. Lee’s previous ventures include a Chinese fast-food chain.

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Marcus Lee C.W.

GR8 Global Ventures Ltd, CEO

Venture capitalist Marcus Lee established GR8 Leisure Concepts in 2004 with the acquisition of Knutsford Hotel; The Luxe Manor emerged in its place, pioneering the designer boutique hotel concept in Hong Kong. Hotel Soul in Suzhou came under GR8’s wing in 2010. Lee is an advisor to the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Yan Chai Hospital, and the initiator of Equal Opportunities Foundation.

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Anthony Lee Hsien-pin

Hysan Development, Non-Executive Director

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 Australianlisted television programmer and distributor. He has small-screen interests closer to home too, as Non- Executive Director of Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited. Lee is an alumnus of Princeton and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Peter Lee Ka-kit

Henderson Land Development, Vice-Chairman

The elder of Lee Shau-kee’s two sons, Peter Lee is Vice-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 Ga Company and founder of two charities, Care for Life Association and Centum Charitas Foundation. Lee was awarded a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2015 and is a single father of triplets.

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Martin Lee Ka-shing

Henderson Investment, Chairman and Managing Director

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 90 in 2018, as vice-chairs of Henderson Land Development. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2017.

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Benjamin Lee Kai-yiu

Phoenix Property Investors Ltd, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Founding Phoenix Property Investors with Samuel Chu, Benjamin Lee brings his wealth of real estate and capital markets experience to the company. The ex-Morgan Stanley man has had a hand in award-winning Hong Kong developments, Tower 535 in Causeway Bay and The Morgan in Mid-Levels, as well as numerous other Phoenix investment properties. In his younger days, the globe-trotting University of Chicago graduate worked in Brazil.

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Raymond Lee Man-chun

Lee & Man Paper, Chairman

Winner of the Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong in 2002, Raymond Lee built up Lee & Man Paper with his father, Patrick. Despite being a Hong Kong-listed, global player in paper and pulp with five manufacturing plants in China, the business remains a family affair; Lee’s brother and brother-in-law complete the three-man Executive Board. The University of British Columbia alumnus is an honorary doctor of law and Chairman of Centum Charitas Foundation.

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Richard Lee Man-fai

Wo Kee Hong Holdings, Chairman and CEO

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. Assuming the helm of Wo Kee Hong a dozen years ago, Lee Junior sits on countless boards and bodies. 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.

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Michael Lee Tze-hau

Hysan Development, Director

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, but he is particularly active outside the office. A skilled horseman, he is President of the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation and served as Chef d’Equipe of Hong Kong’s para-equestrian team. The charity veteran has supported the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children for three decades.

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Warren Lee Wa-lun

SHK Hong Kong Industries Limited, Chairman

Having progressed from ABN Amro Bank to Sun Hung Kai International, Warren Lee founded Yu Ming Investment Management Ltd and today is responsible for SHK Hong Kong Industries – which he has chaired since 2009. A science graduate from the University of East Anglia, Lee’s corporate financial expertise extends to hostile situations and shareholders’ activism.

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Margaret Lee Yau

Maret Fine Jewellery, Founder and CEO

Artist Margaret Lee, who studied at Parsons School of Design and Washington University in St. Louis, 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.

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Charles Lee Yeh-kwong

Woo Kwan Lee & Lo, Co-Founder and Consultant

Renowned for his clarity and commitment to the community, Charles Lee has represented the likes of Cheung Kong Holdings and Henderson Land during a stellar 50- year legal career. He qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1969, and formed Woo Kwan Lee & Lo in 1973. The former Hong Kong Stock Exchange chair and Executive Councillor remains President of the Community Chest and Pro-Chancellor of the Open University.

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Irene Lee Yun-lien

Hysan Development, Chairman

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 Cathay Pacific, HSBC Holdings and Hang Seng Bank. Lee oversees Hysan’s rich portfolio of commercial properties in Hong Kong, plus Grand Gateway 66 in Shanghai, and Bamboo Grove residences in Mid-Levels.

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Angela Leong On-kei

SJM Holdings, Co-Chairman and Executive Director

The fourth wife of SJM Holdings’ founder Stanley Ho, Angela Leong co-chairs the board of directors with Timothy Fok; Pansy 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 – and a Macau legislator and Vice-Chairman of the Macau Jockey Club.

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Edwin Leong Siu-hung

Tai Hung Fai Enterprise, Founder and Chairman

Featuring on Hong Kong’s richest list (in mid-2018), Edwin Leong made his money from real estate and gives back to the community through Tai Hung Fai Charitable Foundation, which aids the elderly and supports education. His company, Tai Hung Fai Enterprise, has built an enviable portfolio of shops, offices, hotels and serviced apartments over more than 40 years. Leong’s late father was a Jardine Matheson comprador.

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Wayne Leung Wai-yin

Local Printing Press, Managing Director

Decorated by the governments ofFrance and Belgium, Wayne Leung was a private banker for 17 years (Swiss Bank Corporation and Chase  Manhattan) before taking over, in 1995, the printing company founded by his grandfather, Lee Yat-ngok. Moving to a new building in North Point, Local Printing Press became one of the city’s largest print concerns. He was a champion of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society for many years.

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Charmaine Li

The Kowloon Dairy Ltd, Executive Director

Granddaughter of Kowloon Dairy founder Li Lan-sang, Charmaine Li keeps a firm eye on a company that is soon to enter its 80th year. The cows have moved north – to Yuen Long in 1972 and then across the border to Guangdong – and the 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.

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Jianhong Li

China Merchants Group, Chairman

Master’s degrees from the universities of East London and Jilian equipped Li Jianhong for his career as an economist. A background in shipping enabled him to breeze into his current role as Chairman of China Merchants Group and China Merchants Bank. Li skippers the 146- year-old company’s myriad interests on land and sea, from toll roads and logistics to property development and the Shekou ferry service.

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Kuo-hsing Li

Mei Ah Entertainment Group, Chairman

A renowned Hong Kong film producer and distributor, Li Kuo-hsing founded Mei Ah Entertainment in 1984; the company was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Market in 1993. After initial success in VHS and laser disc distribution, Li branched out to movies, and more recently formed partnerships with TV channels in Asia.Successful films include Men Suddenly in Black and the Berlinale Crystal Bear winner Echoes of the Rainbow.

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Ning Li

Henderson Investment, Executive Director

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 Citistores business for his fatherin- 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.

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Sze-lim Li

R&F Properties, Chairman

Since founding R&F Properties with mainland Chinese partner Zhang Li, Li Sze-lim has risen to feature among Hong Kong’s top 25 richest people. Bypartnering 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 111 properties.

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Vickie Li

Citistore (Hong Kong) Limited, Assistant to Managing Director

Sister of Kristine, Vickie Li works within Henderson’s department store chain, Citistore, which her father, Li Ning, set up for the family in 1989. She also garnered experience at Morgan Stanley and Lane Crawford. Vickie, Kristine and the third Li-Lee offspring, Jackie, are keen fashion bloggers under the handle “Lily Daughters”.

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Wyman Li

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Administration Director

Brother of Walton and uncle of Adrienne, Wyman Li supports the family medical concern as Administration Director of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. The Pepperdine University alumni 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.

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Tomson Li Dongsheng

TCL Corporation, Chairman and CEO

Radio technology engineer Li Dongsheng founded TTK Home Electronic Appliances in 1982, the precursor to the consumer electronics mammoth he now chairs. He made his mark internationally in 2004 by acquiring both Thomson (televisions) and Alcatel (mobile phones); he was also honoured by France as an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur. Li holds directorships of Tencent and Fantasia Holdings.

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Kristine Li Keng-yan

Henderson Land Development, Deputy General Manager, Portfolio Leasing

Stanford University alumni Kristine Li is the eldest granddaughter of Lee Shau-kee and joined the family business in 2012. After revamping the Kolar malls in New Territories, she turned her attention to H Queen’s, which opened in 2018 as a Central creative hub housing art galleries such as Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner and Pace. Li’s mother, Margaret Lee, is a veteran of the company’s Leasing Department.

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Adrian Li Man-kiu

Bank of East Asia, Executive Director and Deputy CEO

Alongside his younger brother Brian Li, Adrian Li sits beside his father, Bank of East Asia Chairman David Li, in the BEA boardroom. Educated at Cambridge University, where he studied 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.

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Adrienne Li May

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Chief Administrative Executive

Hailing from a family of doctors, Adrienne Li now works for Hong Kong Sanitorium & Hospital, the Happy Valley institution to which her father, Walton, and his father before him, has devoted his working life. Educated at Boston University and the University of Hong Kong, she worked as a lawyer before joining the hospital as Chief Administrative Executive and in-house counsel. Outside law and healing, her passion is ice hockey.

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Richard Li Tzar-kai

Pacific Century Group, Founder and Chairman

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

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Victor Li Tzar-kuoi

CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd, Chairman

The eldest of Li Ka-shing’s two sons, Victor Li has stepped into his father’s shoes 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.

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Walton Li Wai-tat

Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Chairman and Medical Superintendent

Ophthalmologist Walton Li has guided the board at HKSH since the death of his father, Li Shu-pui, in 2005. Previously he launched a 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 from 1926. The Li brothers’ vision transformed a Happy Valley nursing home into Hong Kong’s largest private hospital.

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Charles Li Xiaojia

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd, CEO

Perhaps unusually for a banker, Charles Li studied English literature at Xiamen University, topping this with a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama. Beginning his career in New York, he rose to chair JP Morgan in China before assuming his current role as Chief Executive of HKEx in 2010. Li sits on two public service organisations in Guangdong, and joined the HKSAR’s Belt and Road Committee in 2017.

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Loui Lim

Dream Cruises Management Ltd, Vice-President, Brand Strategy, Marketing and Communications

The youngest son of Malaysian billionaire Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Loui Lim is setting course to build on the Genting Group fortunes. He presently directs the family’s cruise liners plying Asian waters. Australia-born, UK-educated Lim also flies high with Crystal Air, their jet charter and AirCruise service. Down on the ground, he supports homeless charity Impact Hong Kong.

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William Lim

CL3 Architects Ltd, Managing Director

Renowned architect William Lim (of H Queen’s and Hotel Icon fame) returned home to found CL3 in 1992 after studying at Cornell University and working in Boston. He is also an artist, owns an impressive collection of contemporary works, and is a member of the Asia-Pacific Acquisition Committee of Tate in London. In 2014, Lim added author to his A-list accomplishments – his glossy book is called No Colours: Living Collection in Hong Kong.

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Tiger Lin Zhenhui

CITIC Telecom International, Executive Director and CEO

Beginning his tertiary education in Beijing with an engineering degree – he has since earned a business administration doctorate in Hong Kong – Tiger Lin has risen to the top of the mobile communications industry. He connected with CITIC Telecom International in 2015, after earning his stripes as Chairman of China Mobile International. Previously, Lin transformed China Mobile Hong Kong into one of the city’s most successful telecom networks.

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Jennifer Liu

Sir Hudson International, Founder and Chairman

Sister of Jeffrey, 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 Ching 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. Like her brother, she has an eponymous charitable foundation.

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Shunxing Liu

Concord New Energy Group, Chairman

Energy expert Liu Shunxing has been in the hot seat at Hong Kong-based Concord New Energy since 2013, devoting himself to boosting wind and solar power sources on the mainland. The company also manages and invests in power plants. He holds a degree in electricity generation and a Masters in energy source economy management, and sits on several high-powered industry councils, including the China Research Energy Institute.

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Jeffrey Liu Wai-lun

Team Eight Management, Chairman and Executive Director

Youthful real-estate mogul Jeffrey Liu learned the ropes from his mother, Rita Tong Liu, at the family property investment firm, Gale Well Group. An expert at flipping commercial space, he stepped back from Gale Well in mid-2018 to launch a new investment company. Liu established his own charitable foundation in 2013, and is a former Tung Wah Group of Hospitals director and vice-chair of the Y.Elites Association.

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Ka-shui Lo

Great Eagle Holdings, Chairman

Running the family company since the death of his father, and its founder, Lo Ying Shek, in 2006, K.S. Lo is Great Eagle Holdings’ second-largest shareholder. Commercial properties and luxury hotels under the Langham brand fuel Great Eagle’s wealth. The brother of Vincent, Lo studied medicine at Cornell University and is a cardiologist.

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Katherine Lo

Eaton Workshop, Founder and President

Hotels magnate Lo Ka-shui, Katherine Lo stepped down as Executive Director in 2014, empowered to reinvent her father’s first hotel project, Eaton, for the tech-savvy generation. By 2019, she will have opened four new Eatons – including HK and Washington DC – properties that combine hospitality, co-working space and digital content creation. The activist and documentarymaker studied at Yale and has a master’s degree in film production.

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Kenneth Lo

Crystal Group (Hong Kong) Ltd, Co-Founder

One of Hong Kong’s 50 richest people, Kenneth Lo has made clothes for almost five decades. The son of the late textile tycoon, Law Ting-pong, he started Crystal Group in 1970 with his wife, manufacturing garments for a host of well-known high-street and sports brands. His son Andrew now runs the company. Lo is the brother of hotel magnate Law Kar-po.

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Poman Lo

Century Innovative Technology, Founder and CEO

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 in which puppy Bodhi takes a lead role. She supports numerous charities and was honoured by the Oslo Business for Peace Foundation in 2015.

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Yuk-sui Lo

Century City International Holdings, Chairman and CEO

Training as an architect, the son of Great Eagle founder Lo Ying-shek built his own real estate empire with three high-flying arms: Century City International, Paliburg and Regal Hotels International. Apart from property developments, Lo Yuksui has 12 hotels under his wing – another airport hotel, Hong Kong’s largest, is set to open at Skycity in 2020 – as well as aircraft ownership and leasing.

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Victor Lo Chung-wing

Gold Peak Industries, Chairman and CEO

The father of Alan and Grace, Victor Lo has powered battery giant Gold Peak Industries since 1990, but is best known for his service to Hong Kong’s design community. His US degree in product design was supplemented by an honorary doctorate from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Lo is a stalwart of Hong Kong Design Centre, and chairs the boards of M+ at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and Hotel Icon.

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Sunny Lo Hoi-kwong

Café de Coral Holdings Ltd, Chairman

Sunny Lo stepped into the Chairman’sposition 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 five family members on the board of the fastfood 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.

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Vincent Lo Hong-sui

Shui On Group, Chairman

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 profile bodies including the Hong Kong Airport Authority, and from 2015 the HKTDC.

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Grace Lo Kit-yee

Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Ltd, Deputy General Manager

The daughter of Hong Kong design industry honcho Victor Lo, Grace Lo is a senior manager of the company he chairs, battery manufacturer Gold Peak Industries. The Northwestern University alumni also holds a master’s degree in design and an MBA. Marketing for KEF Audio Group – GP acquired UK speaker-maker KEF in the 1990s – is one of her responsibilities.

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Simon Lo Lin-shing

Mongolia Energy Corporation, Chairman and Executive Director

Coal mining in Western Mongolia comes under the remit of financial securities veteran Simon Lo. He has chaired Mongolia Energy – the largest mining company in northwestern China – for eight years; his son, Rex, serves as a Non-Executive Director. A member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange andInternational Monetary Market since 1986, Lo is also the Chairman of Hong Kong-listed IT firm  Vision Values.

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Alan Lo Yeung-kit

Classified Group (Holdings) Ltd, Executive Director

From The Press Room to Classified, 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 Design Trust. Lo also sits on the Para Site board and the Harbourfront Commission.

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James Louey

Majestic Creations, Founder and CEO

A flair for the artistic led James Louey to start his own design and marketing solutions firm, Majestic Creations. Over the years, he has 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.

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William Louey Lai-kuen

Hong Kong Construction Technology, Founder and Managing Director

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. His main business today is Hong Kong Construction Technology, which enables greener and safer building works. He is a committed philanthropist with The William S.D. Louey Educational Scholarship Foundation.

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Bryant Lu

Ronald Lu & Partners, Vice-Chairman

After studying at Cornell University and working in design and business development in New York, HongKong and China, Bryant Lu joined his father, Ronald Lu, at his architecture and interior design practice. In eight years, Lu Junior has boosted their reach on the mainland, opening offices in four key cities. The great-grandson of philanthropist Lui Ming-choi also supports the community; he donated to the 40th anniversary flagship exhibition of Hong Kong Arts Centre.

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Francis Lui Yiu-tung

Galaxy Entertainment Group, Deputy Chairman

Francis Lui joined Galaxy Entertainment 40 years ago and now serves as Deputy Chairman of one of the three original casino concessionaires in Macau, and the one with the largest land bank. He is also an Executive Director of K Wah International Holdings, the other flagship company under his father Lui Che-woo’s K Wah Group. Outside of business, Lui sits on political committees in Hong Kong and Macau.

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Christina Ma

Goldman Sachs, Managing Director, Hong Kong

A Goldman Sachs Asia high-flier for almost a decade, Christine Ma is responsible for driving strategic equity transactions and growth of client franchise. A pioneer in connecting Hong Kong-China stocks, she studied international relations at Georgetown University and got anMBA from University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where she serves on the Dean’s Advisory Circle.

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Kai-cheung Ma

Carriana Group Holdings, Honorary Chairman

Textiles and restaurants have been the life blood of Ma Kai-cheung, who founded Tak Sing Garment Factory in 1967, the precursor of Carriana Group. His brother, Ma Kai-yum, now chairs Carriana. Ma also cofounded and remains a Director of Shenzhen-based logistics firm China South City Holdings. He sits on numerous cross-border organisations and is a prominent member of Hong Kong’s Chiu Chow community.

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Pony Ma Huateng

Tencent Holdings Ltd, Co-Founder and CEO

Having co-founded tech powerhouse, Tencent, 20 years ago, Pony Ma is now the richest man in China, with a fortune of some US$45 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 percent of Epic Games, and has shares in Tesla Motors and Snapchat parent company, Snap.

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Mary Ma Xuezheng

Boyu Capital Advisory, Managing Partner

Finance industry veteran Mary Ma has held a string of top jobs in China, including CFO of Lenovo Group, Co-Chairman of TPG China, and Director  of Shenzhen Development Bank. She founded private equity firm, Boyu Capital Advisory, in 2010. Ma has close tie with Harvard University, sitting on Kennedy School Dean’s Council; she is also a Non-Executive Director of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.

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Jack Ma Yun

Alibaba Group, Founder and Chairman

Education was Hangzhou native Jack Ma’s first love and he plans to devote more time to it when he steps down from Alibaba in October 2019 when he turns 55. Apart from injecting money into the South China Morning Post, he has led the e-commerce giant into the entertainment business, investing in Huayi Brothers Media Corporation. China’s third richest person in 2017 is also one of the most generous through his wide-ranging Jack Ma Foundation.

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Maximilian Ma Yung-kit

Lee Heng Diamond Group, Chairman

One of the Lee Heng Diamond siblings who developed a wholesale gem business into a Hong Kong jewellery retailing force, Max Ma has a long and varied history of public service, extending patronage to Tung Wah, the Council of Performing Arts and Outward Bound Trust among others. The Boston University alumnus was Chairman of the Diamond Importers Association; his elder brother, Lawrence, still presides over the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong.

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Lawrence Ma Yung-yi

Mabros Jewellery Co.Ltd., Chairman and Founding President

The Founding President of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, Lawrence Ma inherited an appreciation of diamonds from his father, who was in the gem business in Thailand in the 1940s. The family moved to Hong Kong, and Mabros (named after brothers Michael, Lawrence and Max) was launched as a workshop-cum-store in 1985. Ma is also CEO of the family’s Lee Heng Diamond Group.

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Sebastian Man Shui-wai

Chung Mei International, Chairman and CEO

MIT and Harvard alumnus Sebastian Man’s hands-on approach has brought continued success to Chung Mei International, which debuted in 1963 making battery-operated products and is now a leader in household electrical equipment, from kettles to hairdryers. Man has supported a plethora of industry and charity bodies, and recently joined other prominent business leaders on a Better Hong Kong Foundation mission to Moscow.

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Tania Mohan

Tabla, Founder

Tania Mohan is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her apparel brand, Tabla. The barrister and former fashion editor, whose family founded an eponymous department store in India in the 1950s, opened the ethnic-inspired luxury clothing and accessories store in Prince’s Building in 1999. Mohan often hosts VIP shopping days for charity, with the Hong Kong Cancer Fund being a cause close to her heart.

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Siu-on Ng

Chairman, Brilliance China Automotive Holdings

Fordham University MBA graduate Ng Siu-on was Deputy Manager of Bank of China in New York before joining Shenyang-based, state-owned car manufacturer Brilliance Auto in 1994. Moving from CFO to Chairman in 2002, he has driven partnerships with the likes of BMW and Renault, and is gearing up for challenges caused by Beijing’s recent U-turn on foreign ownership. He also chairs Hong Kong-listed Xinchen China Power Holdings.

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Wee-keat Ng

New Century Group, Chairman

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

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Robert Ng Chee-siong

Chairman, Sino Group

Robert Ng has been Chairman of Sino Group since 1991, and is responsible for managing the Group’s properties in China (Hong Kong and Mainland China), Singapore and Australia. Ng has extensive experience in property development, having worked in th field since the 1970s. He is also a member of the 11th, 12th and 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

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Robert Ng Hung-sang

South China Holdings Ltd, Chairman

South China Holdings patriarch Robert Ng has overseen the company grow from toys to shoes and electronic products to agricultural land and property investments. The chartered accountant co-founded South China Financial Holdings in 1988. His children, Jessica, Peter and Paul, not only followed in his career footsteps but also all studied law.

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Stephen Ng Tin-hoi

The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, Chairman and Managing Director

A long-time employee of the Pao empire, Stephen Ng added The Wharf chair to his resumé in 2015 – he has directed the company’s multifarious interests for 30 years. The University of Bonn mathematics graduate is also Deputy Chairman of Wheelock and Co and Chairman of Harbour Centre Development, as well as an overseer of Joyce Boutique Holdings. Outside the office, Ng chairs the Woo family Project WeCan charity initiative.

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Daryl Ng Win-kong

Deputy Chairman, Sino Group

Daryl Ng was appointed Deputy Chairman of Sino Group in 2017. He is an active member of the Hong Kong community, serving on a number of public and non-governmental organisations in addition to holding directorship in the Heritage Conservation Foundation and serving on the Council of the city’s leading university, the University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the 12th and 13th Beijing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and also a member of the National Heritage Board of Singapore.

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Wai-sheun Or

Chairman and Executive Director, Kowloon Development Company Ltd

Tycoon Or Wai-sheun’s Polytech Group acquired Kowloon Development in 2002 and the company has gone from strength to strength, with a focused portfolio of residential developments in Hong Kong, Macau and China. Or, a former textiles trader, has fostered a winning family atmosphere at the company, with his wife Ng Chi-man, son Or Pui-kwan and son-in-law Lam Yunghei sitting beside him on the board.

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Sutong Pan

Chairman, Goldin Group

Mainland-born Pan Sutong’s passions for wine and horses are evident in his far-reaching acquisitions under Hong Kong-based Goldin Group: a stud farm in Australia, wineries in Napa Valley and Bordeaux, and a polo club in a mammoth Tianjin development, where Goldin Finance 117 will be one of China’s tallest buildings. Pan is committed to Hong Kong property too, building apartments in Ho Man Tin and office towers in Kowloon Bay.

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Charles Pang

Executive Director, Canadian International School of Beijing

Toronto-raised Charles Pang hails from a textiles family who switched to investing in education; his father co-founded the Canadian International School in Beijing. Some 16 years later, CISB has more than 30 branches throughout China. Pang, the school’s Executive Director since 2007, has extracurricular interests in a Hong Kong restaurant and an upcoming luggage brand, Ventris.

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Siu-hin Pang

Chairman and CEO, Hin Sang Group (International) Holding Co Ltd

A founder of Hin Sang Group with his wife Kwan Lai-man, Pang Siu-hin has occupied the CEO and Chairman’s seat since 1996. His area of business expertise spans Chinese medicine and mother-child healthcare products – the company’s Hin Sang babies’ milk supplement brand was launched in 2004. A supporter of a huge list of charities and public service organisations in Hong Kong and China, Pang is a lifetime adviser to Pok Oi Hospital.

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Anna Pao-Sohmen


Arts supporter Anna Pao-Sohmen is the daughter of late shipping magnate Pao Yue-kong; 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 to her son, Philip: together they started the YK Pao School in Shanghai.

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Narcisa Pheres

Fashion and Jewellery Designer

Romanian-Greek designer Narcisa Pheres moved to Hong Kong in 2010, a decade into her career. The Central Saint Martins alumni was first noticed for her menswear, but her diamond jewellery now garners her recognition, as Hollywood stars wear them on the red carpet. In the past two years, she became creative director of Japanese brand Jewelry Maki, and the official jewellery supplier to Russian Princess Olga Romanoff.

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Paulo Pong

Founder, Altaya Group

Eschewing Shiu Wing Steel, the family business his grandfather Pong Dingyuen started, 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 recently expanded the Duddell’s restaurant brand to London. Pong holds the French honour of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole.

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Stanley Pong Kit

Executive Chairman, Cosmedia Group Holdings Ltd

Shiu Wing Steel scion Stanley Pong followed his father, Pong Ding-yuen, founder of Hong Kong’s only steel rolling mill, into the family business. He then forged a different path, moving from machinery to new media with the launch of his advertising and television home-shopping company, Cosmedia Group, in 1996. Pong also supports the work of his conservationist wife, actress Sharon Kwok.

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Dickson Poon

Founder and Group Executive Chairman, Dickson Concepts

Knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Sir Dickson Poon presides over a luxury retail empire. He bought London store Harvey Nichols in 1991, and owns S.T. Dupont and Dickson Watch & Jewellery. Two years after gifting money to Oxford University for the construction of the Dickson Poon China Centre in 2010, the philanthropist made the largest-ever donation to King’s College London to upgrade the now-Dickson Poon School of Law.

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Horst Julius Pudwell

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 Volkswagen vehicles. 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 28th richest person. Pudwill is now semi-retired, with son Stephan Horst as his heir apparent.

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Stephan Horst Pudwell

Vice-Chairman, Techtronic Industries Group

Beginning his career in the automotive industry like Horst Julius Pudwill, his father, Stephan Horst Pudwill now occupies the vice-chair spot at TTI. The University of British Columbia graduate’s experience in product marketing and strategic planning at Daimler Chrysler helps him manage operations at the family company. Hart Hammers and AEG Powertools are among TTI’s 11 brands.

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Ivan Pun

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” cover everything from food to furniture. In Hong Kong, Pun lately launched the Hawkr eateries and collaborated with The Artling for a showcase of Asia-designed works.

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Xiao Qin

Council Chairman, Boyuan Foundation

China Merchant Bank and CITIC stalwart Qin Xiao had enjoyed a storied business career and has continued to be in the limelight since his retirement from the corporate world in 2010. He chairs the Hong Kong-registered Boyuan Foundation for elite Chinese thinkers. Xiao, who benefits from a well-connected family and a doctorate in Economics from Cambridge University, has penned scholarly books and articles on business and social reform.

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Sharie Ross Tse

Co-Founder and Director, Reviv

Wellness is key to Sharie Ross Tse, the key instigator of the city’s first IV therapy clinic, Reviv, created to boost local health and energy levels. She was previously a force in Hong Kong publishing as Editor-in-Chief at Asia Tatler and a Director at Total Media (Gafencu’s parent company). She is also on the board of governors of HKAHF.

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Jean Eric Salata

Founding Partner and CEO, Baring Private Equity Asia

The Wharton School graduate Jean Salata, a Hong Kong resident for three decades, numbers in the top 50 of the city’s wealthiest. The Chilean launched Baring’s Asia’s investment arm and then led a management buyout to found Baring Private Equity Asia in 2000. Salata previously worked for the Pong family as Executive Vice-President of Finance at Shiu Wing Steel.

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Bing Shang

Chairman and Executive Director, China Mobile Communications Corp

China’s ex-Vice-Minister of Industry and Information Technology Shang Bing assumed the helm at China Mobile in 2015 – at present, the largest mobile phone operator in terms of subscribers. He previously spent almost a decade at China Unicom. The economist boasts an MBA from New York State University and a doctorate from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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Claudia Shaw

Buyer and Regional Style Advisor, Chanel

For just over two decades, Claudia Shaw has brought her Chinese and Austrian sensibilities and good taste into an advisory role for Chanel’s marketing and buying team. Partnering with her friend, Dominica Yang, the gourmand has published two cookbooks, dedicating proceeds to local charities, including Room to Read. Shaw is one of the many strong, successful women to have graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia.

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Jay Shaw

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 grandnephew of late film mogul Sir Run Run Shaw, is also Managing Director of SEACOR Capital, which spans aviation investments, transportation, and oil and gas.

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Baijiao Sheng

CEO and Executive Director, Belle International

In a private equity deal led by Hillhouse Capital and CHD, Sheng Baijiao spearheaded Belle International’s de-listing in 2017 to re-invest in its online platform; based in Shenzhen, China’s largest women’s footwear retailer could then boast of a 20,000-plus bricksand- mortar presence. Sheng, who had followed in the footsteps of Belle founder Tang Yiu as company head, is Vice-Chairman of the China Leather Industry Association.

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Nansun Shi

Co-Founder, Film Workshop

Cannes International Film Festival regular Nansun Shi – she sat on the jury in 2011 – has produced such Hong Kong classics as Infernal Affairs and Once Upon A Time in China. Educated in the UK, the film producer and distributor began her career in television. She co-founded Film Workshop with ex-husband Tsui Hark in 1984. A member of the Hong Kong Film Development Council, Shi was honoured with the Berlinale Camera in 2017.

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Fanny Sieh

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 Hong Kong eateries including Blue Butcher, Brickhouse and Mott 32, a stylish Chinese restaurant which Sieh is excitedly unfurling overseas – in Vancouver, Bangkok and Las Vegas.

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Checkley Sin Kwok-lam

Chairman, National Arts Holdings

Checkley Sin has worn many hats – and robes – in a diverse career. The Wing Chun expert also mastered finance and studied law. He founded loan company First Credit Limited in 2006 and launched National Arts Holdings in 2010 to produce films. The acclaimed Ip Man series saw him instructing martial arts stars Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung. Sin then wrote and directed Our Days, putting the spotlight on ethnic minority students.

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Gerald Siu Chi-shing

Managing Director, Hong Kong Funeral Home

Following in the footsteps of his late father, Siu Ming, and elder brother, Kenneth, Gerald Siu runs Hong Kong Funeral Home, the city’s oldest funeral service provider. Continuing the family’s philanthropic traditions, he has supported the Community Chest, Rotary Club and Junior Police Call over the years and is the honorary president of the Women’s Welfare Club Western District. Siu is also a Director of Kowloon Funeral Parlour.

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John Slosar

Chairman, Cathay Pacific Airways

While stepping down from the chairmanship of Swire Pacific, Swire Properties and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co in early 2018, Swire Group veteran John Slosar has remained on board at Cathay Pacific, where he was CEO from 2011 to 2014. He continues to guide the Hong Kong airline through the turbulence of cost-cutting for the sake of future profitability; Cathay posted a net loss of HK$1.26 billion in 2017.

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Ambrose So Shu-fai

Vice-Chairman and CEO, SJM Holdings

The chief of Stanley Ho’s SJM casino empire, Ambrose So was also elevated to the vice-chair spot in 2018. The industry veteran – he joined Macau’s STDM gaming syndicate in 1976 – is currently occupied with SJM’s latest prize, Grand Palace Lisboa. So is a founding honorary director of the University of Hong Kong Foundation for Educational Development and Research and the Honorary Consul of Portugal in Hong Kong.

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Weiping Song

Founder and Co-Chairman, Greentown China Group

Hangzhou property tycoon Song Weiping has scores of developments under his belt, from Urumqi to Foshan. He now shares the chair of Greentown China Group, the property company he built. Song received the China Construction Architecture Award in 2014 and is Vice-Chairman of Zhejiang Provincial Real Estate Association. He also kick-started Hangzhou Greentown Football Club.

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Candice Suen-Sieber

Co-Founder and Director, Bite Limited

A Hong Kong resident since 1994, Candice Suen, along with her brother, Aaron, has masterminded a growing family food empire. Starting with Triple O’s, which they started 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 grows. Suen, who is married to fitness trainer Kape Sieber, is responsible for the company’s operations and finances.

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Ryan Sun

Managing Director, Fotomax (F.E.) Ltd

Ryan Sun, one of the Fujifilm Suns, is Executive Director of China-Hong Kong Photo Products Holdings, which was founded by his grandfather in 1968; his father, Dennis, and elder brother Stanley are Chairman and Deputy Chairman respectively. The younger Sun develops business at Fotomax, which came into the family frame in 2001. He was educated at a military school and joined the company in 2013.

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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 Yan Chai Hospital advisor.

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Merlin Bingham Swire

Chairman, Swire Pacific

After a decade on the Swire Pacific board, 44-year-old Merlin Swire stepped in as Chairman in mid-2018. He spent the past 10 years in London as Finance Director and as then CEO of John Swire & Sons – the company his family founded in 1816. The Oxford University graduate is also Chairman of Swire Properties Ltd and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd, and serves on the Global CEO Forum of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.

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Ching-ho Tang

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’s interest, Wai Yuen Tong Medicine, dates back to the late 19th century and includes the Madame Pearl’s brand. Community aware, Tang steers two Hong Kong- China cross-border associations.

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Yiu Tang

Founder, Belle International

Footwear billionaire Tang Yiu founded Belle International four decades ago, building an empire that included Staccato, Joy & Peace and Millie’s, among other brands, and distribution of Nike and Adidas in China. He oversaw Belle’s public listing, but sold his stake in 2017 in a deal that made the company private once more. His charitable activities include support of mainland education and SMEs.

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Tom Tang Chung-yen

Director, TTM Technologies

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

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Paddy Tang Lui Wai-yu,

Galaxy Entertainment, Executive Direct

Along with her brothers, Francis and Alexander Lui, Paddy Tang Lui oversees the family’s Macau business at Galaxy Entertainment, as well as property group K. Wah International Holdings, whose portfolio includes J Residence and InterContinental Grand Stanford Hotel. The McGill University alumni also worked as a chartered accountant in London. A patron of the arts, Tang co-founded Opera Hong Kong in 2003.

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Guoli Tien

Chairman, China Construction Bank

For Tian Guoli, moving from the smaller Bank of China to the country’s second-largest money lender in 2017 was a smooth transition. 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 in the CCB group, and externally the China Banking Association and the Asian Financial Cooperation Association.

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Huiyu Tien

President and Executive Director, China Merchants Bank

Brought in after boosting China Construction Bank’s retail business, Tian Hui-yu has presided over Shenzhe-nbased China Merchants Bank since 2013 – the mainland’s first commercial bank with multiple shareholders. The graduate from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Columbia University – where he got a Masters in public administration – also serves as Chairman of CMB Wing Lung Bank.

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Michael Tien

Chairman, G2000 Group

James' brother, Michael Tien has also successfully juggled politics and business. He remains in the fray as Legislative Councilor for New Territories West and was formerly influential in the Liberal and New People’s Parties, having co-founded the latter. Tien is the visionary behind Hong Kong fashion brand G2000, overseeing over 700 outlets in Asia, Middle East and Cyprus. The Cornell and Harvard graduate is the former Chairman of KCRC.

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James Tien Pei-chun

Chairman, Manhattan Holdings

The eldest son of late textiles tycoon Francis Tien, James Tien inherited the family passion for politics; he is Honorary Chairman of the Liberal Party, which he co-founded in 1993. After high-profile spells at Legco and Exco – and on the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which he famously exited in 2014 – Tien is now back in the business sector as chair of Manhattan Holdings and its property arm, Manhattan Realty.

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Ivan Ting Tien-li

Executive Director, Kader Industrial Company

When third-generation Kader Industrial toymaker 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 being instrumental in the opening of K Cellars at Kowloon Bay.

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Rita Tong Liu

President, Gale Well Group Limited

Hong Kong’s fourth richest woman in summer 2018, 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$3.4 billion. Her brothers, Jacinto and Luis Tong, help run the company.

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Joseph Tsai Chung-hsin

Co-Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman, Alibaba Group

The sole Western-educated cohort of Jack Ma in the early days of Alibaba, Taiwan-born Joseph Tsai studied at Yale and worked in law and then private equity in Hong Kong before joining Ma in Hangzhou. He is now the company’s second-largest shareholder. The philanthropist has made generous donations to Yale Law School and, through the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation, other institutions.

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Richard Tsai Ming-hsing

Chairman, Fubon Financial Holding

Richard Tsai steers one of Taiwan’s mightiest finance companies. Fubon, founded by his late banker and politician father, Tsai Wan-tsai, owns a plethora of banks and insurance companies in the region, as well as Taiwan Sport Lottery. In 2018, Tsai relinquished vice-chairmanship of their telecom arm, Taiwan Mobile, while his elder brother, Daniel, who chairs Taiwan Mobile and Fubon Bank, left his number-two spot at Fubon Financial Holding.

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Ricky Tsang Chi-ming

Chairman and CEO, Goldlion Holdings Ltd

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

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Nissim Tse

Director, Sofaer Global Research (Hong Kong) Limited

One of Hong Kong’s most experienced hedge-fund managers, Nissim Tse has been immersed in finance since his university days. He co-founded Pi Investment – since sold to RAB Capital – and has worked at Pacific Group and Sofaer Global Research (Hong Kong) Limited, where he now serves as a Director. Tse’s interests outside the office are far-ranging. He is a blackbelt in Karate, keen boxer, skier and self-taught chef.

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Annie Tse Yau On-yee

Chairman and CEO, Tse Sui Luen Jewellery (TSL)

Computer engineering expert Annie Tse now heads one of Asia’s largest jewellers. After more than 25 years in IT management at Motorola and IBM in the US, she switched gears in 2002 to join the family business of her husband, Tommy Tse – who sits beside her as Deputy CEO. Under her leadership, TSL plans to add a further 100 stores to its 380 in mainland China over the next two years.

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Hoi-shan Tsoi

Chairman, The United Laboratories International Holdings

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

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Chee-chen Tung

Monaco Honorary Consul, Hong Kong

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

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Patty Tung Gaw

Director, Fera International Corp.

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

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Wendy Wan

Executive Chairman, Trendy Fashion Manufacturing Company Ltd

A garment manufacturer for more than three decades, Wendy Wan provides quality fabrics to international brands. In the late 1990s, she was a fixture at fundraisers for the likes of Hong Kong Marrow Match Foundation, and since 2002, has provided prison inmates with education opportunities through the Care of Rehabilitated Offenders Association, of which she is Honorary Life President.

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Roger Wang Hung

Chairman, Golden Eagle Retail Group Ltd

Taiwan-born Chinese-American Roger Wang first found success as President of Transparent Management in 1978, but his second real-estate company, Goldin Eagle International Group, which he formed in Nanjing in 1992, propelled him to the world’s richest lists. His burgeoning department store empire, Golden Eagle Retail, has spread throughout eastern China. Wang’s daughter, Janice, has worked beside him for the past dozen years.

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Patrick Wang Shui-chung

Chairman and CEO, Johnson Electric

Electrical engineer Patrick Wang has led three generations of his family in business for the past 22 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 Director at Vtech, an electronic learning speciality entre.

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Shinichiro Watari

Chairman, Cornes & Co Ltd

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

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Ing-chou Wei

Chairman and CEO, Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holdings

Wei Ing-chou is one of four Taiwanese brothers who built their father’s vegetable oil concern into an instant noodle, ready-packaged tea and bottled water giant on the mainland. The family also has a stake in Taipei 101. Wei has also given back to the community, with the Ting Hsin He-De Educational Foundation, named after his father, supporting students in rural China. His son, Wei Hong-Ming, sits on the Tingyi board.

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Albert Wong

President, Eastern Worldwide Company

After finishing his study in Canada, Albert Wong started working in his family business, a renowned logistics company in Greater China, established over 60 years ago. Besides work, he is a martial artist practising different Chinese and Japanese styles, and also the founder of the Hong Kong Guoshu Association which promotes Chinese Martial Arts. He is also a collector of toy bears and ancient weapons, and is involved in many associations and charities.

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Andy Wong

Founder and Chairman, Primo Group

Co-founding Primocasa Interiors 10 years ago with Creative Director Leslie Lam, Andy Wong has proceeded to lead the stylish home interiors showroom into a fully-fledged retailing group. Primo purveys top kitchenware and homeware brands, plus interior design smarts, to house-proud Hong Kong consumers. Expansion in China is Wong’s goal.

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Man-li Wong

Chairman, Man Wah Holdings

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

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Vinci Wong

Executive Director, Wong’s Kong King International (Holdings) Ltd.

After DJing and RJing in Vancouver and being a TVB personality in Hong Kong, Vinci Wong then shifted to business. He founded and serves as General Manager of Chinese medicine and healthcare company 3 Kings, under the umbrella of WKK International, the family electronics business chaired by his father, Senta Wong. Wong Junior is this year’s Chairman of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.

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Jimmy Wong Chi-ho

President, Tung Chun Group

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

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Allan Wong Chi-yun

Chairman and Group CEO, VTech

Heading the world’s largest producer of children’s educational learning products and manufacturer of cordless phones, VTech co-founder Allan Wong is one of Hong Kong’s 50 richest people. The electrical and computer engineering graduate is also plugged into the Hong Kong corporate world as Deputy Chairman of the Bank of East Asia and a Non- Executive Director of both MTR Corporation and Li & Fung.

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Simon Wong Ka-wo

Chairman, Kampery Development Ltd

Coffee connoisseur Simon Wong counts an instant milk tea brand and two wineries in Bergerac among his holdings. Since founding Kampery in 1993, the catering tycoon has tasted international success while sitting on a plethora of F&B industry committees. He is Vice-President of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, and a trustee of the University of Minnesota Foundation, where he studied psychology and studio arts in the early ’70s.

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Peter Wong Man-kong

Chairman, M K Corporation Ltd

Veteran adventurer, heritage protector and business leader, Peter M.K. Wong has etched his name onto the Silk Road. The chair of North West Development and Culture Resources Development has been opening hotels along the ancient trading route for 25 years. He is a longstanding deputy of the National People’s Congress and sits on myriad corporate boards including China Travel International Investment Hong Kong.

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Harold Wong Tsu-hing

CEO and Managing Director, Dah Sing Bank

Scion of Hong Kong’s Dah Sing banking family, Harold Wong studied law at King’s College and Harvard and is 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 around 70 branches in Hong Kong, Macau and China.

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Peter Wong Tung-shun

Deputy Chairman and CEO, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

A serial former Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, Peter Wong worked at Citibank and Standard Chartered prior to joining HSBC in 2005. Roles at HSBC China, Vietnam and Australia preceded his current appointment and elevation to the Group management board. The computer science whiz is a Director of Cathay Pacific, and Shek O Development.

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Wilfred Wong Ying-wai

President and COO, Sands China

Former civil servant Wilfred Wong took to 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 International Film Festival Society.

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Jennifer Woo

Chairman and CEO, Lane Crawford

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

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Po-shing Woo

Co-Founder, Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

Prominent lawyer Woo Po-shing has been honoured by both Britain (Knights Bachelor) and France (Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) for his philanthropy. He has been a director of more than 40 Hong Kong companies including Sun Hung Kai & Co, and Henderson Land Development (until son Jackson took his place). Woo’s younger children, Dawson and Carmen, also run the family property business, Kailey Enterprises.

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Douglas Woo Chun-kuen

Chairman and Managing Director, Wheelock & 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. Outside the office, the Princeton architecture graduate and sports lover sits on various industry committees. He also chairs the Government’s Environment and Conservation Fund and is patron of Project WeCan, two of his father’s initiatives.

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Peter Woo Kwong-ching

Senior Counsel, The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd.

Among the city’s top 10 richest people, Peter Woo has pared back his commitments in the sprawling property empire of his late father-in- law to advising The Wharf Holdings. He now devotes himself to charity, particularly Project WeCan, which aids disadvantaged students. Shanghai-born Woo was pursuing a financial career at Chase Manhattan Bank when he met his wife, Bessie Pao. He ran, unsuccessfully, for HKSAR Chief Executive in 1996.

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Kebo Wu

Founder and Chairman, Orange Sky Entertainment Group

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

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Thomas Jefferson Wu

Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Hopewell Holdings Ltd

Following his father, Sir Gordon, into Princeton and, 20 years ago, their infrastructure mammoth Hopewell Holdings, Thomas Wu added the deputy chair to his long-time role of Managing Director in 2018. His dedication to numerous business and political bodies is matched only by his passion for ice hockey – he is Vice-President (Asia/ Oceania) of the International Ice Hockey Federation and the sport’s big-hitter in Hong Kong, Macau, China and Taipei.

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Patrick Wu Po-kong


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

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Michael Wu Wei-kuo

Chairman, Maxim’s Caterers Ltd

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

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Ming Xue

Chairman, Poly Property Group

Founded in China in 1992, the state-owned Poly Group has a handful of concerns, from explosives and mining to trade, real estate and culture. Economist Xue Ming, who joined the board in 2006 and assumed the chairmanship four years later, also keeps a firm grip on its Hong Kong property arm. In China, Shanghai Stock Exchange Building and the Shenzhen Poly Cultural Plaza grace an extensive portfolio of buildings.

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Marjorie Yang Mun-tak

Chairman, Esquel Group

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

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Jeffery Yau

Founder and CEO, Puyi Group

As founder and CEO of Puyi Group, eyewear entrepreneur Jeffery Yau has overseen a generation of well-heeled and well-framed consumers. Over the years, he has also launched other retail concepts under the group, such as Puyi Optical, Glasstique, O-O Shop, Poiant de Vue and Reflections. He has shops in Greater China and collaborates with optic brands from the West as well as Asia. Yau’s vision extends to timepieces; the irrepressible retailer founded Europe Watch Company in 1997.

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Albert Yeung

Chairman, Emperor Group

A fixture on Hong Kong’s richest lists, Emperor Group patriarch Dr. Albert Yeung also gives away a good portion of what he makes from an empire spanning finance, property, watches, jewellery, entertainment, hotels, media, furniture and F&B businesses. Providing countless donations to elderly care services, education and disaster relief through his own charitable foundations, Dr. Yeung, who currently has nine nursing homes for the elderly and a childcare centre under his name, was a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award on China’s Charity Chart in 2017.

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Cindy Yeung

Chairperson and CEO, Emperor Watch & Jewellery

A certified expert in gems with a degree in international business management, Cindy is the chairperson and CEO of Emperor Watch and Jewellery, and the Creative Director behind her new high jewellery brand “Nuò by Cindy Yeung”.

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Kin-man Yeung

Founder and CEO, Biel Crystal (HK) Manufactory

Hong Kong businessman Yeung Kin-man hit it 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 owned 51% of the company, while his wife Lam Waiying held the rest of the shares prior to a planned 2018 stock-market listing.

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Belinda Yeung Bik-yiu

Executive Director and COO, Regal Hotels International

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

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Henry Yim

Group Managing Director, Amoy Food Ltd

A 30-year veteran in the consumer goods field, Henry Yim leads Amoy Food, the soy sauce company which began life in Xiamen in 1908. Beloved in Hong Kong for generations, its products have returned to be made in Hong Kong (in Tai Po, to be specific), though it was acquired by Japanese food giant Ajinomoto a dozen years ago. Yim devises further long-term strategies for Amoy’s condiments and frozen-food arms.

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Eric Yim Chi-ming

Chairman, Hong Kong Design Centre

Eric Yim is the chairman of the Hong Kong Design Centre, Design Council of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association and Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation. He also sits on the West Kowloon Consultation Panel and teaches at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design. The Cambridge-trained architect began his design journey by turning the family steel furniture workshop into a trendy office brand, POSH, now owned by Herman Miller.

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Stanley Yim Yuk-lun

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

Founding semiconductor supplier S.A.S Dragon Holdings in 1981 and overseeing its Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing 13 years later, Stanley Yim is several steps closer to his goal of becoming the world’s leading electronic components provider. He is Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association and a former Chairman of Yan Chai Hospital – a philanthropic role replicated by his wife, Yim Tsui Yuk-shan, last year.

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John Jeffrey Ying

Founder and Managing Director, Peak Capital

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

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Michael Ying Lee-yuen


When Michael Ying stepped down as Chairman and CEO of Esprit Holdings – the Hong Kong fashion retailer he had built into a global brand – in 2006, he launched Yanai Foundation to provide educational resources to China’s underprivileged. In 2017, he passed his remaining stakes of around 11% in the company (then worth HK$900 million) to his two daughters, Claudine and Eileen.

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Douglas Young

Co-Founder and CEO, Goods of Desire

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

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Andrew Yuen Wai-man

Deputy Managing Director, Dayton Group

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

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Allan Zeman

Founder, Lan Kwai Fong Group

Famously taking Chinese citizenship in 2008, former Canadian entrepreneur Dr. 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 as well as the upcoming Shanghai Dream Center. The former Chairman of Ocean Park is consistently appointed by the Government to a number of committee positions. Zeman also owns Andara Resort & Villas in Phuket.

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Zheng Zhou

Chairman, Joy City Property

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