CEO of Hengli Petrochemical Co Ltd
From accountant to General Manager of a failing textile factory to now billionaire CEO, Fan Hongwei and her husband Chen Jianhua took a chance on a failing textile factory then known as Wujiang Chemical Fibre Textile Factory in 1994, and built an empire in oil refining, petrochemicals, polyesters and textiles that is now known as Hengli Petrochemical. They grew from 27 employees in 1999 into the largest fiber producer in China and one of the largest weaving companies in the world.
Eric Kai Shan Fok
Vice President, Fok Ying Tung Group
Inheriting his father Timothy’s love of football, Eric Fok has acted as Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Football Association. His yachting interest steers his involvement in Fok Ying Tung Group’s Nansha Bay project, where he heads the marina and is honorary president of the Guangdong Yacht Industry Association. The King’s College London alum worked in investment banking in New York before his 2007 return to Hong Kong.
Kenneth Kai Kong Fok
Vice-president of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong
At 43, 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 vice president of family company the Fok Ying Tung Group and 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.
Founder, André Fu Studio
Despite only being in his mid-40s, visionary architect and interior designer André has already left his mark on Hong Kong, having been the mastermind behind the stylings of such hospitality hotspots as the St Regis and The Upper House. The founder of André Fu Studio, whose impressive portfolio spans across the globe, has also branched out into creating lifestyle products via André Fu Living.
Jonathan Dei Jeng Fu
Managing Director, Eurasian Management (HK) Ltd
Scion of the Fus of Furama Hotel fame, Jonathan Fu settled in Edinburgh after his studies, but returned to Hong Kong to build a charitable foundation with his father, Adrian, head of the family property and financial assets conglomerate, KHI Holdings Group. The younger Fu is also a financier; he launched investment advisory firm Eurasian Management in 2008.
Marissa Shaw Fung
Former interior designer Marissa Fung devotes her time to supporting the arts. She works as a consultant for the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society and serves on boards and advisory committees for arts and culture and youth empowerment organisations. The Brown University alumni is married to Jay Shaw, and sits on the boards of M+ at West Kowloon, and Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection, which acts to inspire Hong Kong youth.
Executive Chairman, Li & Fung Ltd
Since joining the family business, Li & Fung, in 2001 as a merchandiser, Spencer Fung has brought his accountancy (he’s a US-certified public accountant) and business administration degrees to the table. Swiftly rising through the ranks, today, as Group Executive Chairman, he is focused on leveraging the company’s global network and uniting its ecosystem partners to drive transformation and create the Supply Chain of the Future. His past credentials include advising the British Fashion Council and steering a Silicon Valley start-up in mainland China. She was educated at Harvard, and guided a joint venture in China with Macy’s department store.
Victor Kwok King Fung
Group Chairman, Fung Group
The grandson of Li & Fung’s co-founder Fung Pak-liu, Victor Fung is a much decorated business leader. While devoting himself to Fung Group, he has served on numerous public, industry, and education committees. He has strong connections with Harvard University, where he got his doctorate and taught at the Business School. He also led the Fung Global Institute into a research and think-tank partnership with the University of Hong Kong.
William Kwok Lun Fung
Group Deputy Chairman, Li & Fung Ltd
Like his brother Victor, William Fung has dedicated his business life to the family firm. He has been instrumental in all areas of the Group, from trading, logistics and distribution to retailing – an empire that spans convenience stores, toys and high-end fashion. As chairman of Global Brands Group, he takes a special interest in brands such as Juicy Couture and Kenneth Cole.
Sabrina Wing-yee Fung-Lam
Group Managing Director, Fung Retailing Ltd
Daughter of Victor Fung and sister of Spencer, Sabrina Fung-Lam oversees Fung Retailing, the privately held distribution arm of the Fung Group. She is also a former executive director of Trinity, a listed company that owns luxury menswear brands including Gieves & Hawkes and Cerruti 1881 – Trinity has more than 200 boutiques