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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, which opened in Wan Chai earlier in 2020. A supporter of local universities, he was elected as chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in May 2018.

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Divia Harilela

Founder and Editor, The D’Vine

Daughter of David and Avisha Harilela, the ever-stylish Divia studied English and Comparative Literature at University of Warwick before joining South China Media as an assistant editor. By 2010, she was regularly contributing to such publications as South China Morning Post (where she remains a contributing editor), Howtospendit.com and Vogue China, and now runs her own fashion and lifestyle consultancy, The D’Vine.

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Daisy Chiu-fung Ho

Chairman and Executive Director, SJM Holdings

Daughter of the late Stanley Ho, Daisy Ho stepped into the chairman’s hot seat at her father’s flagship casino company, SJM Holdings following his retirement in 2018. She is also sister Pansy Ho’s lieutenant at Shun Tak Holdings, serving as Executive Director and 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.

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Lawrence Yau-Lung Ho

Chairman and CEO, Melco International Development Ltd

Like his elder sisters, Pansy and Daisy, Lawrence Ho has made a name for himself in the Macau gaming world – but outside the family firm. Stanley Ho’s son forged his own path, taking over Melco International Development in 2001, and transforming it into City of Dreams. He produced a short film for the opening of his second Macau property, Studio City, and boasts multiple casino interests in the Philippines, Russia and Cyprus.

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Maisy Chiu Ha Ho

Executive Director, Shun Tak Holdings Ltd

Daughter of late gambling magnate Stanley Ho, Maisy works alongside sister Pansy as Executive Director of Shun Tak Group. Her responsibilities include its strategic planning and development as well as overseeing its overall financial activities, property developments, sales and investments.

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Pansy Chiu-king Ho

Group Executive Chairman and Managing Director, Shun Tak Holdings Ltd

The fifth child of casino magnate Stanley Ho, Pansy heads Shun Tak Holdings and is Hong Kong’s second-richest woman. In 2020, 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 Chiu-yeng Ho

Director and CEO, Poly Auction Macau

Stanley Ho and Angela Leong’s daughter Sabrina’s cultural interests extend from Poly Auction macau and Chiu Yeng Culture – two initiatives she founded to promote the arts close to home – to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 2018, she became a UNESCO strategic partner to further the International Fund for Cultural Diversity. She is married to Thomas Xin Qilong and the couple share one child.

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Joseph Ping Chung Hon

President of The Hong Kong Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

President of The Hong Kong Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons Dr Joseph Hon Ping Chung has been practicing medicine for over 33 years. He spent most of his career at Tung Wah Hospital and joined the board as Deputy Hospital Executive Director and Consultant. He specialised in dealing with burns, traumatic wounds, cleft lip and palate, facial and breast reconstruction surgery. He now focuses his efforts on teaching and passing on his valuable experiences from the field.

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Yumiko Honda

Founder and CEO, Oasis Spring Holdings

Before stepping out in recent years into lifestyle consulting – renting villas and yachts through her company, Oasis Spring – Yumiko Honda had previously invested in her passion for ballroom dancing. She put on her public dancing shoes for the first time in 2005, at a charity ball she organised to fund Habitat For Humanity’s work in China. Mother-of-two Honda has also served as chairwoman of several charities.

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Fred Hu

Chairman of Primavera Capital Group

Fred Hu founder is CEO and Chairman of Primavera Capital. On top of overseeing the firm's overall strategy, talent development, and culture, he also assumes primary responsibility in establishing long-term partnerships with global investors. Prior to forming Primavera, the Harvard University graduate was Partner and Chairman of Greater China at Goldman Sachs and a member of Goldman’s Partnership Committee. He also served on the Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. He is currently the non-executive chairman of Yum China Holdings Inc. and serves on the boards of ICBC, Ant Group, and UBS Group AG, among other positions.

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Jiangji Huang

Co-founder, Xiaomi

Huang made his fortune as one of the six co-founders who started Chinese tech enterprise Xiaomi alongside now-billionaire Lei Jun in 2010, starting as the principal development manager. He would eventually become the company’s vice president, before stepping down in mid-2020 to join the Kering Automotive team as Director to work with its subsidiary, Kaiyun Automobile. Prior to Xiaomi, the Purdue University graduate was at Microsoft for 13 years.

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Mary Wai-yi Huen

Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong, Standard Chartered

With over three decades of experience in the banking and business management, Mary joined Standard Chartered in 1991 and occupied a number of roles, the most recent of which is as Chief Executive of its Hong Kong operations and Cluster CEO of Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. Additionally, she represents the city’s interests at the APEC Business Advisory Council.

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

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John Kin Yip Hui

Owner, The Fleming

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

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Julian Chun Hang Hui

Director, Central Development Group

The son of real-estate magnate Hui Sai-fun, Julian Hui oversees privately-owned Central Development’s portfolio of commercial and residential properties. The company began in the early 1950s, redeveloping the former Hong Kong Hotel into Central Building; today Hui is an Independent 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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Leo Hwang

Director, Parkview Group

The son of Victor Hwang and grandson of Taiwanese construction kingpin C.S. Hwang, Leo Hwang is a driving force of Parkview Group, which spans hotels (Éclat) and residential complexes (Parkview Hong Kong). He took the lead in the development of Parkview Green FangCaoDi, which opened in Beijing in 2010 and impressed with its environment-friendly credentials.

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Robin Hwang

Executive Director, Parkview Group

Robin Hwang has a consuming passion outside of property and construction which built the Parkview family fortune. She serves as Executive Director of Foodlink Foundation, the charity founded in 2001 by her mother, Vanessa Hwang. One of the first food bank initiatives in Hong Kong, Foodlink helps to bridge the gap between the well-fed and the hungry by redistributing surplus food on a daily basis.