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

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Aron Harilela

Chairman and CEO, Harilela Group

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

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David Harilela

CEO, David Harilela Group

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

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Adrian Ho

Co-founder, SaveHK

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

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Kent Ho Ching-tak

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Harbour Pacific Capital

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

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Daisy Ho Chiu-fung

Chairman, SJM Holdings

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

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Pansy Ho Chiu-king

Chairman, CEO and Director, Shun Tak Holdings Ltd

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

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Sabrina Ho Chiu-yeng

Director and CEO, Poly Auction Macau

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

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Linda Ho McAfee

Director, Fairmont Shipping

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

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Charles Ho Tsu-kwok

Chairman, Sing Tao News Corp

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Orlando Ho Yau-kai

Director, UNIR Hotels Pty Ltd Group

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

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Lawrence Ho Yau-lung

Chairman and CEO, Melco International Development Ltd

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Yumiko Honda

Founder and CEO, Oasis Spring Holdings

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Jeanine Hsu

Founder and Creative Director, niin

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

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Anthony Huang

CEO, Synoco Asia Pacific Ltd

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Gary Hui

Co-founder and Director, Lalamove

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

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Julian Hui Chun-hang

Director, Central Development Group

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Charles Hui Chun-ping

Financial Director, Central Development

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John Hui Kin-yip

Owner and Managing Director, The Fleming

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

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Syed Asim Hussain

Co-founder, Black Sheep Restaurants

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

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Leo Hwang

Director, Parkview Group

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Robin Hwang

Executive Director, Parkview Group

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Tony Hwang

Co-Owner and Former Executive Director, Parkview Group