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Diana Cesar

CEO and Executive Director, Hang Seng Bank

After being Group General Manager for HSBC Group and Chief Executive, Hong Kong of HSBC for six years, Cesar stepped into the top position at Hang Seng Bank in September this year, succeeding the outgoing Louisa Cheang. She was simultaneously appointed chairman of the board at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the organisation, her CV includes stints at SmarTone Telecom, Citibank and American Express.

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Benjamin Cha

CEO, Grosvenor Asia Pacific

As the Chief Executive of Grosvenor Asia Pacific, Stanford grad Benjamin leads and develops the Grosvenor business and capability in Asia. A property investor and developer all his life, he also takes the time to co-chair the Asia Art Archive and serves on the boards of the M+ Museum for Visual Culture as well as the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. Married to Ann, he has three children.

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Victor Mou-zing Cha

Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, HKR International

Brother of Madeline and the late Payson Cha, Victor Cha runs HKR International’s property and investment businesses in Hong Kong as well as its various subsidiaries overseas. He was educated at Stanford University and sits as a non-executive director on the board of Mingly Corporation. A stalwart of the cultural scene, Cha is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society.

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Victor Cha Mou-zing

Executive Chairman, HKR International

Brother of Madeline and the late Payson, Victor Cha runs HKR International's property and investment businesses in Hong Kong as well as  its various subsidiaries overseas. He was educated at Stanford University and sits on the boards of SOHO China, New World Development and Mingly Corporation. A stalwart of the cultural scene, Cha has been Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Festival since 2016.

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Laura Cha Shih May-lung

Independent Non-Executive Director, HSBC

A long-time force in finance and securities,  Laura Cha is a non-official member of the Hong Kong Executive Council. She stepped down from the HSBC Board in early 2021 but remains a Non-Executive Director of Unilever plc, Vice Chairman of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, and a Director of the World Federation of Exchanges. She was awarded a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2001, a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2009 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2017 by the Hong Kong Government for her public service.

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Madeline Cha-Wong

Non-executive Deputy Chairman, HKR International

The sister of Victor, Johnson and the late Payson, Madeline was appointed Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of HKR International in November 2020. She concurrently serves as the Executive Chairman of Mingly Corporation, and Chairwomanship of the Sang Ma Trust Fund – for which she is a trustee – also falls within her purview.

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Adriel Chan

Vice Chair, Hang Lung Group

The son of real estate tycoon Ronnie Chan, chairman of Hang Lung Group, 39-year-old Adriel joined his father at the company in 2010. Today, as Vice Chair, his responsibilities include overseeing Development and Design, Project Management, and Cost & Control. The Kellogg School of Management / HKUST EMBA holder also sits on the advisory council of HKUST and is a member of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong’s executive committee.

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Arnold Chan

Head of SME, Airwallex

Arnold founded local education non-profit Teach For Hong Kong in 2013, and as chairman was instrumental in raising over US$3 million of funding towards its goal of serving Hong Kong’s underprivileged schools. During his tenure, he recruited over 140 graduates as teaching fellows to serve over 20,000 students, before stepping down earlier this year to join the financial technology industry Airwallex as Head of SME.

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Charles Kwok-keung Chan

Former Chairman, Television Broadcasts Limited

In pole position at TVB from 2015 to  Feb 2020, Charles Chan is a major shareholder of his flagship finance and property investment company, ITC Corporation, that has diverse interests in Hong Kong, the US, Canada and Germany. The civil engineering graduate and honorary Doctor of Law made his reputation by brokering deals, including the purchase of Shaw Brothers’ stake in the Hong Kong broadcaster by a group of investors in 2011, which led to his place on the board.

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Joanne Chan

Founder and Managing Director, Per Artem Lumen Limited

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

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Siu-hung Chan

Group Executive Committee Member, CLP Holdings Limited

Chan Siu Hung is a member of Group Executive Committee of CLP Holdings Limited. He is responsible for CLP’s China business with projects encompassing a wide range of energy technologies from nuclear, coal-fired, hydro, wind and solar power. He is also a director of CLP’s Hong Kong business, and several other subsidiaries of CLP.

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Winnie Chan

Director for Greater China, Gübelin

The daughter of Star Chan, Winnie is the Director for Greater China at Swiss high-end jewellery brand Gübelin. A graduate of Loyola Marymount College in Los Angeles, she is now married to Andrew Tan. As a firm believer in giving back to society, she is a loyal supporter of Yan Chai Hospital.

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Ronnie Chan Chi-chung

Chairman, Hang Lung Group

Property developer Ronnie Chan mixes his vision for business with a passion for public service and philanthropy. He serves as Chairman Emeritus of Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, and has supported students at Harvard University and in China through generous donations. Mr. Chan sits on the governing or advisory bodies of several think-tanks and universities, including The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Peterson Institute for International Economics. Hang Lung’s portfolio spans residential, commercial and retail complexes in Hong Kong and shopping malls in China.

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Kimbee Chan Hoi-wan

Chief Executive Officer, Chinese Estates Holdings Limited

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

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Ina Chan Un Chan

Chairman, UNIR (HK) Management Limited

The third wife of the late Stanley Ho, Dr Ina is mother to three of his children - Florinda, Orlando and Laurinda. She is currently chairman of UNIR (HK) Management, the company she founded in 2011 to consolidate her business interests, and whose diverse portfolio includes stakes in hospitality, realty, leisure, retail and transportation. Chan also sits on the board of casino and resort operator SJM Holdings.

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Anson Chan Yiu-cheung

Chairman and CEO, Bonds Group of Companies

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

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Michael Chan Yue-kwong

Honorary Chairman, Legacy Academy

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

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Candice Chan-Chao

Founder, J. Candice Interior Architects

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

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Bonnie Chan-Woo

Chairperson and CEO, Icicle Group

Bonnie Chan Woo is chief executive officer of Icicle Group, across-media marketing and creative production company. Apart from work, Bonnie is actively involved in education and creative industries through her philanthropy work and her advisory roles in various Hong Kong government departments and NGOs.

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Gigi Chao

Executive Vice-Chairman, Cheuk Nang Holdings

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

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Hing Chao

Executive Chairman, Wah Kwong Maritime Holdings

Hing Chao, son of the late George Chao, has succeeded his sister Sabrina to the chairmanship of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings. He is also an Executive Committee member of Hong Kong Shipowners Association. After graduating from Durham University, Chao was placed in several shipping companies to gain experience and knowledge about the industry. Chao is also the founder of Hong Kong Cultural Festival, the chairman of the Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society and the author of multiple books, as well as a leading advocate of Chinese martial arts.

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Sabrina Chao

Former Chairman, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings

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

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Brandon Chau

Founder and Chairman, Noblesse Lifestyle Group

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

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Solina Chau Hoi-shuen

Director, Li Ka Shing Foundation

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

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Chelsea Chau-Kuok

Founder, SW1 Projects

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

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Albert Chen

Co-founder and CEO, masklab

A seasoned entrepreneur, Albert is the co-founder and CEO of masklab, the wildly successful HK-based facemask production company. Launched April last year, it falls under the umbrella of his family manufacturing business, 3i Corporation. The University of Michigan alum is also the founder of product development and manufacturing consultancy Cocoon Worldwide as well as free-to-play, move-to-earn NFT game Genopets.

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Vivien Chen Wai-wai

Honorary Chairman, Nan Fung Group

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

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Dorothy Cheng

CEO, Chocolate Asset Management

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

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Adrian Cheng Chi-kong

Founder, K11 and K11 Art Foundation

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

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Sonia Cheng Chi-man

CEO, Rosewood Hotel Group

Daughter of Henry and sister of Adrian, Sonia Cheng oversees New World Development’s three-pronged hotel group business. Most notably the former investment banker has revitalized the Rosewood brand since its purchase in 2011, opening new properties in London, Beijing and Hong Kong. In June, she launched Carlyle & Co, a private members’ club occupying three floors of Rosewood Hong Kong.

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Brian Cheng Chi-ming

Executive Director, NWS Holdings Ltd

Son of Henry Cheng Kar-shun, Brian is an executive director NWS Holdings Ltd and a member of the executive committee and the sustainability committee of the company. He is also the chairman and non-executive director of Integrated Waste Solutions Group Holdings Ltd and a non-executive director of Haitong International Securities Group Ltd, Wai Kee Holdings and Leyou Technologies Holdings. (Resigned as non-executive director of Leyou Technologies Holdings on 5 June 2019).

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Ricky Cheng Chung-hing

Chairman and Executive Director, China South City Holdings

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

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Henry Cheng Kar-shun

Chairman and Executive Director, New World Development

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

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Christopher Cheng Wai-chee

Chairman, Wing Tai Properties

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

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Edward Cheng Wai-sun

Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive, Wing Tai Properties

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

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Andrew Cheung

Chief Justice, Hong Kong Court of Final Appeals

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

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Chung-kiu Cheung

Chairman, CC Land

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

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Jonathan Cheung

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Buzz Agency

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

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Vanessa Cheung

Group Managing Director, Nan Fung Group

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

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Ryan Cheung Ho-chak

Founder and CEO, PressLogic

Having started his career in investment banking, at 26 he joined Leonteq Securities AG as the youngest Director in Asia. The HKU grad then left the banking field to found Hong Kong-based data-driven media commerce company PressLogic in 2016. By 2018, the company had successfully raised US$10 million in funding and garnered over 12 million followers on Facebook and Instagram. Today, he remains PressLogic’s CEO.

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Edwin Cheung Hon-kit

Chairman, ITC Properties Group Ltd

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

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Lai-yuen Chiang

Chairman & CEO, Chen Hsong Holdings Ltd

The daughter of Hong Kong industrialist Chiang Chen, Lai-yuen is Chairman and CEO of Chen Hsong Holdings, the company he founded in 1958, which has become one of the largest manufacturers of plastic injection moulding machines in the world. The Wellesley alum also serves as non-executive director for Hang Seng Bank, and was appointed a Justice of Peace by the Hong Kong government in 2012.

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Aaron Chiu

Executive Director, Henyep Capital Markets

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

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Alice Chiu

Director, Henyep Development Holdings

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

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David Chiu

Chairman and CEO, Far East Consortium

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

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Josephine Chiu

Vice President of Procurement, Dorsett Hospitality

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

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Louis Chiu Sheen-charm

Henyep Group, Chairman

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

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Winnie Chiu Wing-kwan

President and Executive Director, Dorsett Hospitality International

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

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Crystal Choi

Vice Chairman, Early Light International

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

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Jonathan KS Choi

Chairman, Sunwah Group

Choi helms the Sunwah Group, a conglomerate whose interests range from real estate and financial services to technology,  education and food. Jonathan is also dedicated to public service and sits on the board of several governmental organisations. For his efforts, he was awarded a Justice of the Peace (JP), Gold Bauhinia Star as well as the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the HKSAR government.

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Man-shing Choi

Founder, Chairman and Executive Director, Vincent Medical Holdings

Having founded Vincent Medical Holdings in 1997, the medical equipment manufacturer now produces an expansive portfolio of devices including respiratory, disposable imaging contrast, orthopaedic, and rehabilitation products. A 42-year veteran of the manufacturing industry, Man-shing’s responsibility as chairman includes formulating long-term development and marketing strategies for the group.

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Karson Choi Ka-tsan

Founder and Chairman, Unique Timepieces Group

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

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Diana Chou

Founder and Chairwoman, Dragon General Aviation Group

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

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Silas Chou

President and CEO, Novel Enterprises

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

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Veronica Chou

Founder, Everybody & Everyone

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

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Vivian Chou

Founder and Owner, Bright Fame Fashion

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

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Lily Chow

Executive Director, Chevalier Group

Daughter of the late Dr Chow Yei Ching, Lily plays a key role in Chevalier Group, the company he founded in 1970. Having joined the company in 1990, as its Executive Director, she is responsible for the group’s business development and strategic planning. She is also an Honorary Chairman of Ladies’ Committee of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the board of Governors of Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

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Oscar Chow Vee-tsang

Non-executive Director, Chevalier Group

Son of the late Dr Chow Yei Ching, Oscar joined the family firm, construction and engineering conglomerate Chevalier Holdings, in 2000. Having graduated with a Master’s in Engineering from Oxford University, he is currently Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. His other responsibilities include honorary consulship of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Hong Kong. Chow’s sister Lily is an Executive Director at Chevalier.

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Yolanda Choy

Co-founder, EcoDrive

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

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Jehan Chu

Founder and Managing Partner, Kenetic

After graduating from Johns Hopkins, Chu worked as an art dealer before giving up his career to focus solely on blockchain and cryptocurrency investment. Today, he helms Kenetic, a venture capital firm helping others looking to break into the industry, and also dedicates himself to Social Alpha Foundation, the blockchain / social impact non-profit he co-founded.

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Ken Chu

Chairman and CEO, Mission Hills Group

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

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Tenniel Chu

Vice-Chairman, Mission Hills Group

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

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Kingston Chu Chun-ho

Executive Director, Kingston Financial Group Ltd

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

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Loletta Chu Lo


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

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Samuel Chu Wai-tak

Co-Founder and CIO, Phoenix Property Investors

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

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Pollyanna Chu Yuet-wah

CEO, Kingston Financial Group

After studying in San Francisco, Pollyanna Chu and her husband, Nicholas, invested in the Bay Area real estate market. She co-founded Kingston Financial Group (“KFG”) in 1992, named after their son, which has become a prominent financial services powerhouse today. KFG is also in the hospitality business which owns two hotels in Macau. Her entrepreneurial spirit remained unstoppable: she bought seven floors of a skyscraper in Central, The Center, in early 2018.

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Geoffrey Chuang

Executive Director, Chuang’s Consortium

Brother of Alan, Candy and Edwin, Geoffrey Chuang also joined the family firm, Chuang’s Consortium in 2017, where he currently serves as an executive director. Prior to that, the NYU graduate was Deputy Managing Director of printing business Midas International Holdings Ltd. A keen patron of the arts, he is also a member of the Asian Council of the Serpentine Galleries.

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Edwin Chuang Ka-fung

Managing Director, Chuang’s Consortium International

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

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Albert Chuang Ka-pun

Chairman and Managing Director, Chuang’s Consortium International

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Candy Chuang Ka-wai

Executive Director, Chuang’s Consortium International

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

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Alan Chuang Shaw-swee

Honorary Chairman, Chuang’s Consortium International

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