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Gigi Lai Ka-yee

Chairman and CEO, Miricor Enterprises Holdings Ltd

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 offer non-surgical beauty enhancements and skin care 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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Kevin Lam

COO, Citigroup Inc

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 aids his position as Travel Industry Compensation Fund Management Board chair.

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Lester Lam

CEO, Lai Fung Holdings

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

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Lianne Lam

Founder, Sing Health

Singaporean lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Lianne turned her passion for healthy eating into the new health food brand Sing Health, which recently opened its flagship store in Mongkok. It champions healthy products ranging from calorie-controlled quick meals and functional beverages to vitamins and supplements. Lianne is married to Matthew Lam, with whom she shares two children.

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Steven Lam

Co-founder, GoGoVan

Hong Kong-born Steven is one of the co-founders of GoGoVan, an online logistics platform founded in 2013. A scant four years later, a merger with Chinese freight company 58 Suyun transformed GoGoVan into the city’s first start-up unicorn, valuing it at more than US$1 billion. A poster boy for Hong Kong’s emerging entrepreneurial community, Lam holds a BSc from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the UC Berkeley.

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Veronica Lam

Executive Director, Big Honor Entertainment

Multitalented Veronica runs Big Honor Entertainment alongside her father, Lam Kin-ming, while also curating unique musical experiences and events as co-founder and director of Hardbit Music. When not focusing on work, she can often be found with a camera in hand, or creating photography artworks for her studio, VL Visuals.

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Will Lam

Managing Director, High Fashion International Group

Picking up on a family passion, Will is Managing Director of High Fashion International, the garment manufacturing company founded by his father Foo Wah Lam. The Princeton alum is a keen believer in sustainability and innovation, and has been a driving force behind High Fashion’s intelligent, responsible manufacturing practices. He also enjoys the occasional game of chess.

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Matthew Lam Kin-hong

Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Nixon Peabody CWL

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 four 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 horseracing and is the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Estonia in HongKong.

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Peter Lam Kin-ngok

Chairman, Lai Sun Group

Helping his late father Lim Por-yen with their garment and property interests after getting his degree 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. In 2019, Lam swapped his chairmanship of Hong Kong Tourism Board for that of the HKTDC. He is also deputy chairman and executive director of LSG and an executive director of Crocodile Garments Limited (“CGL”), a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange as well as the chairman and an executive director of MAGHL.

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Ella Lau

Founder and School Supervisor, Parkview International Pre-School

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-Chairlady of the Hwang family’s Foodlink charity. She is also actively involved with Hong Kong Philharmonic Society.

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Joshua K Lau

Founder and CEO, YesAsia.com Limited

After a two-year stint as an analyst for Goldman Sachs, Joshua left his job to found YesAsia.com, the massively successful online retail store specialising in the sale of Asian entertainment products, in 1998. The company recently raised US$17 million in an IPO launch in Hong Kong, and has also spawned a sister brand, YesStyle.com, which focuses on the digital sale of apparel.

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Ka-shi Lau

Managing Director and CEO, BTC Group

Cornell grad Lau has spent much of her career in the banking and finance spheres, most recently as Managing Director and CEO of BCT Group, an organisation that comprises eight financial institutions and boasts a total asset portfolio of HK$2.458 billion as of December 2020. Lau also undertakes public and community service, and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2013.

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Kamsen Lau

Executive Director, Lifestyle International Holdings

A son of tycoon Thomas Lau, Kam Sen Lau is an executive director since 2015 at family-controlled Lifestyle International Holdings, which operates SOGO department stores and several retail shop chains, and also engages in property developments.  The younger Lau, who takes charge of the group’s project management, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Columbia University in New York as well as a Master of Arts from New York University.

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Kamshim Lau

Executive Director, Lifestyle International Holdings

Daughter of Thomas Lau and sister of Kam Sen, Kam Shim has also joined the family fold at Lifestyle International Holdings as an executive director. The holder of a BA from the University of London and a Master’s in Modern Chinese History from Columbia University, she opted to start her career at Polo Ralph Lauren before eventually embracing her family’s business.

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Kevin Lau

Founder, Trinity Medical Centre

Hong Kong-born and Canadian raised Kevin Lau completed his MBBS at the prestigious HKU before choosing to specialise in radiology. In 2016, he opened the Trinity Medical Centre, a medical practice that now has multiple locations across the city. A firm believer in giving back, he has long been involved with Make-A-Wish Foundation, and joined its international board in 2012, serving as Chairman until 2018. Now he sits on the board as an Honorary Advisor for the charity. Care of needy youths and the elderly are also causes close to his heart.

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Martin Lau

President and Executive Director, Tencent Holdings Ltd

Martin joined Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent fourteen years ago as its Chief Strategy and Investment Officer, before going on to be appointed its President in 2006 and its Executive Director in 2007. Prior to that, the Stanford University and Kellogg Graduate School of Management alum completed stints at McKinsey & Company and also was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Asia.

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Ming-wai Lau

Chairman, Chinese Estates Holdings Ltd

At 41, 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, master’s from the London School of Economics, and investment analyst training at Goldman Sachs. Lau, a registered attorney in New York State, was appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Youth Development Commission and Chairman of Ocean Park Corporation last year.

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Allen Law

CEO, Park Hotel Group

Son of billionaire businessman Law Kar-po, Allen pursued a degree in mathematics and management at King’s College London before returning to Asia to head his family’s Park Hotel Group business, the hospitality chain with 16 hotels across the Asia-Pacific, as its Chief Executive Officer. Allen currently resides in Singapore with his wife, Tan Shin Hui, and their two young sons.

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Kar-po Law

Chairman, Park Hotel Group

Hailing from a family of textile manufacturers, Law Kar-po invested in hotels, building a hospitality empire that today spans Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, Maldives, China and Hong Kong. With 9 hotels under the Grand Park and Park Hotel brands and two more to come, the Group is one of Asia’s leading players. His son, Allen, sits beside him as CEO.

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Queenie Rosita Law

Founder, Q Studio

Queenie Rosita Law cleverly combined her family textiles and hospitality heritage into an art studio that teams prints and design for the corporate world; Q Studio 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. She also opened Q Contemporary, a gallery in Budapest.

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Raymond Law Ka-kui

Founder, K&K Property Holdings Ltd

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, Kai Tak, Tai Po and Sai Kung.

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Wendy Law Wing-yee

Executive Director, Park Capital Group

A trained lawyer, Wendy is the daughter of real estate billionaire Law Kar-po and oversees the family’s real estate investments as the Executive Director of Park Capital Group, while also being involved with their hospitality chain, Park Hotel Group, as an Executive Director. A committee member of the, she and her husband, Will Lam, have one son.

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Charles Lee

Chairman, Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group

A fourth-generation scion of the Lee Kum Kee-owning family and son of Lee Man-tat, Charlie graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in chemical engineering before returning to Hong Kong to join the family business. Since 2012, he has been the chairman of Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group, while siblings Sammy and David oversee the family’s health product and charitable arms respectively.

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Chien Lee

Non-Executive Director, Hysan Development

The fourth of the active Hysan Development Lees on our list, Chien has been a company director since 1988. A triple-degree holder from Stanford University, he was aptly was conferred as a trustee emeritus of the prestigious US institution. He holds the same honorary title at the Asia Foundation. Lee is also a Council Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and St Paul’s Co-educational College.

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Marie-Christine Lee

Founder, Sports for Hope Foundation

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

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Sammy Lee

Chairman, Lee Kum Kee Health Products Group Ltd

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

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Seng-hui Lee

Chief Executive and Executive Director, Allied Group Limited

A law graduate with honours from the University of Sydney, Lee Seng-hui has been chief executive and executive director of Allied Group Limited since 1998, as well as chief executive and an executive director of Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited since 2010. Together with his siblings, Lee Seng-huang and Lee Su-hwei, they are trustees of the Lee and Lee Trust, which owns about 41 percent of Allied Group, which in turn owns 75 percent of Allied Properties (HK) Ltd, the controlling shareholder of Sun Hung Kai Financial.

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Su-hwei Lee

Non-executive Director, Allied Group Limited

An economics degree graduate of the University of Sydney, Lee did stints as an investment analyst and in the securities industry in Hong Kong and across the region before she joined the family fold at the Allied Group Limited, where she is currently a non-executive director and a member of its board of directors. She is the sister of Allied Group chief executive Lee Seng-hui. Allied Group Holdings Limited currently operates multifaceted businesses around the globe.

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Yuan Siong Lee

Group CEO and President, AIA Group

From a modest start at the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Lee built up over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry across the region before he assumed the plum post of group chief executive and president of the AIA Group in June this year. He held senior posts at Prudential plc, a British insurance group, before joining Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China where he rose to become co-CEO and chief insurance business officer. He holds a Master of Philosophy (Finance) degree from Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in the US.

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Anthony Lee Hsien-pin

Non-Executive Director, Hysan Development

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 Australian-listed television programmer and distributor. He has small-screen interests closer to home too, as Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Princeton University of which he is an alumnus of.

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Peter Lee Ka-kit

Co-Chairman and Executive Director, Henderson Land Development

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

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Martin Lee Ka-shing

Co-Chairman and Managing Director, Henderson Investment

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 93 this year, as vice-chairs of Henderson Land Development. He was appointed a Justice of Peace in 2017.

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Richard Lee Man-fai

Chairman and CEO, Wo Kee Hong Holdings

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. In addition to heading Wo Kee Hong Holdings, he is also CEO of China Premium Lifestyle Enterprise. 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

Non-Executive Director, Hysan Development

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, as well as an independent non-executive director of Chen Hsong Holdings Limited, but he is particularly active outside the office. A skilled horseman, he is President of the Hong Kong Equestrian Federation and a Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. The charity veteran has supported the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children for three decades.

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Margaret Lee Yau

Founder and CEO, Maret Fine Jewellery

Artist Margaret Lee, who studied at Parsons School of Design and Washington University in St. Louis in her youth, 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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Irene Lee Yun-lien

Chairman, Hysan Development

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 HSBC Holdings and Hang Seng Bank. Lee oversees Hysan’s portfolio of properties in Hong Kong and China.

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Angela Leong On-kei

Co-Chairman and Executive Director, SJM Holdings

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

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Edwin Leong Siu-hung

Founder and Chairman, Tai Hung Fai Enterprise

Number 24 on Hong Kong’s richest list, Edwin Leong made his money from real estate and gives back to the community through the 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, Henry G Leong, was a Jardine Matheson comprador.

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Christal Leung

Founder and Skincare Formulator, Skin Need

Inspired by watching her mother first run a beauty parlour then create her own line of skincare products, Christal Leung has made waves with Skin Need, a skincare brand that promotes customisable skincare products to suit any skin type, no matter the environment. She recently opened a new lab in Kwai Chung to start bottling and filling products that are truly ‘Made in Hong Kong’.

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Jacqueline Leung

President and Managing Director, Leighton Textiles

Jacqueline, daughter of Sally Leung, helms both Leighton Investments and Leighton Textiles, her family’s financial and garment manufacturing firms. The Brown University grad also finds time for charitable initiatives, having raised millions of dollars for charities like HK Cancer Fund, HK Ballet and Po Leung Kuk Organisation. She also has three children.

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Steve Leung

Founder, Steve Leung Design Group

Hong Kong-born interior designer and architect Steve Leung has made a name for himself with his Asian-inspired designs. Through the firm he started in 1997, Steve Leung Design Group, he has overseen projects in over 130 cities across the world, many ofwhich have garnered international accolades. In 2014, he and designers from Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Mainland launched C Foundation, which fosters development of the design industry and education in China.

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Antonia Li

Co-founder, Indicube

The stylish younger daughter of Bank of East Asia family’s Dr Edmund Li and his wife Sandra Wong, Antonia found success through Indicube, the digital creative agency she co-founded with Ruth Chao. In 2017, they sold the company to a Beijing-based agency, and she now devotes her time to a variety of worthy causes including the Changing Young Lives Foundation and Hong Kong Ballet.

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Charmaine Li

Joint CEO, The Kowloon Dairy Ltd

Granddaughter of Kowloon Dairy founder Li Lan-sang, Charmaine Li keeps a firm eye on a company that has an 80-year legacy. The cows have moved north – to Yuen Long in 1972 and then across the border to Guangdong – and the Kowloon 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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Leaf Hua Li

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Futu Holdings Ltd

Leaf is the mastermind behind Futu Holdings, an advanced technology company transforming the investing experience by offering a fully digitised brokerage and wealth management platform. Prior to this, the Hunan University alum enjoyed a long stint at Tencent, where he invented 23 international and domestic patents while developing products for the firm. He is also the founder of Tencent Video.

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Ning Li

Executive Director, Henderson Investment

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 Citistore business for his father-in-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

Chairman, R&F Group

Since founding R&F Properties with his mainland Chinese partner Zhang Li, Li Sze-lim has risen on the list of Hong Kong’s richest people to reach number 31 this year. By partnering 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 90 hotels.

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Vickie Li

Executive Director, Citistore (Hong Kong) Limited

Vickie Li works within Henderson’s department store chain, Citistore, which was established by her father, Li Ning, in 1989. She also garnered experience at Morgan Stanley and Lane Crawford. She is also the Senior Deputy General Manager of Retail and Hotel Management for Henderson Land Development and Founder of arts initiative HART Collective Limited. Her high-profile marriage to Jonathan Kwok made headlines in 2019.

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Wyman Li

Administrative Director, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

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

Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive, Bank of East Asia

Alongside younger brother Brian, Adrian sits beside his father, Bank of East Asia Chairman David Li, on the BEA board and is a Member of the Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee. Educated at Cambridge University, where he read 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

Chief Administrative Executive, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

Hailing from a family of doctors, Adrienne Li now works for Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, the Happy Valley institution to which her father, Walton, and his father before him, had devoted their work lives to. Educated at Boston University and the University of Hong Kong, she worked as lawyer before joining the hospital as Chief Administrative Executive and in-house counsel. She is also passionate about ice hockey.

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Richard Li Tzar-kai

Founder and Chairman, Pacific Century Group

No. 22 on Hong Kong’s richest list, Richard’s entrepreneurial spirit echoes that of his father, Li Ka-shing. Going his own way, he founded investment company Pacific Century Group in 1993 after selling Star TV. Li’s businesses span media, telecom (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

Chairman and Group Co-Managing Director, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd

The eldest of Li Ka-shing’s two sons, Victor stepped into his father’s shoes in 2018 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

Chairman and Medical Superintendent, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

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

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Francis Liang Sai-cheong

Director, The Spectre Group

The son of shipping magnate David Liang, Francis Liang is a Director of The Spectre Group, and is the grandson of the late Liang Yuen-cheong, who served as a Director of Hang Seng Bank and Vice Chairman of property developer New World Development. He was educated at Huron University in Ontario, Canada.

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Loui Lim

Executive Vice-President, New Ships Design, Genting Cruise Lines

The youngest son of Malaysian billionaire Lim Kok Thay, Australia-born, UK-educated Loui Lim is setting course to build on the Genting Group fortunes. He divides his time directing the family’s cruise liners plying Asian waters – where he hopes to modernise the luxury cruise experience – while also acting as Vice President of Leisure and Hospitality for Genting Malaysia.

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Jennifer Liu

Founder and Chairwoman, The Coffee Academics

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 Chong 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. Liu has established an eponymous charitable foundation to give back to the community. She is also the Founder and Chairperson of Sir Hudson International.

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Julian Liu

Vice President, Project Management, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

After studying design and environmental analysis at Cornell University, Julian Liu began his career as a designer for New York firm Fox & Fowle Architects, followed by a stint at Gensler before moving to Hong Kong to join Kerry Properties as a project manager. For the past 14 years, he has risen through the ranks of hospitality group Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, and is now its VP of Project Management. Liu is married to Anne Wang; they met at Cornell and have two daughters.

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Calvin Lo

Group CEO, R.E. Lee International

Canadian-born billionaire and philanthropist Calvin Lo helms R.E. Lee International, his family firm and one of the world’s largest life insurance brokers, which normally sees him flitting between its Hong Kong headquarters and satellite offices in Singapore, Dubai, Shanghai, Seattle and Zurich. In 2017, the now 44-year-old financial whiz founded R.E. Lee Capital, an asset management company managing the portfolios of some of the wealthiest individuals and businesses.

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Katherine Lo

Founder and President, Eaton Workshop

The daughter of Great Eagle and Langham Hotels magnate Lo Ka-shui and elder sister of Alexander, Katherine Lo stepped down as Executive Director of the family business in 2014, empowered to reinvent her father’s first hotel project, Eaton, for the tech-savvy generation. By 2019 she had opened new Eatons in Hong Kong and Washington DC, which combine hospitality, co-working space and digital content creation. The activist and documentary-maker studied at Yale and has a Master’s degree in film production.

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Kenneth Lo

Chairman and Executive Director, Crystal Group (Hong Kong) Ltd

The son of the late textile tycoon, Law Ting-pong, Kenneth Lo started Crystal Group in 1970 with his wife, manufacturing garments for a host of well-known high-street and sports brands. He has passed on his five-decade legacy onto his son, Andrew, who now runs the company, while Lo’s younger brother is hotel magnate Law Kar-po.

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Poman Lo

Founder and CEO, Century Innovative Technology

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. She supports numerous charities and was honoured by the Oslo Business for Peace Foundation in 2015.

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Stephanie Lo

Managing Director – Corporate Development, Shui On Management Ltd

Just shy of her 40th birthday, Stephanie Lo wears many hats in the property conglomerate started by her father, Vincent Lo. She is an Executive Director of Shui On Land, as well as Executive Director and Managing Director of its subsidiary, Shui On Management Ltd, and Vice Chairman of its mainland arm, Shui On Xintiandi. And while she oversees the group’s strategy, she also heads HR and corporate administration.

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Alexander Lo Chun-him

Executive Director, Great Eagle Holdings Ltd

Son of Great Eagle founder Lo Ka-shui, Alexander is an Executive Director at the family firm and holds directorships in several of its subsidiaries. He previously worked in Citibank’s investment banking division. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, and the Management Committee of the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners.

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Sunny Lo Hoi-kwong

Chairman, Café de Coral Holdings Ltd

Sunny Lo stepped into the Chairman’s seat 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 the family members on the board of the fast-food 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

Chairman, Shui On Group

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-profiled bodies including the Hong Kong Airport Authority and the HKTDC.

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Grace Lo Kit-yee

Deputy Group Chairman, Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Ltd

Daughter of Hong Kong design industry honcho Victor Lo, Grace is a senior manager of the company he chairs, battery manufacturer Gold Peak Industries. The Northwestern University alumnus also holds a master’s degree in design and an MBA. She currently serves as Executive Director of GP Industries Limited and is President of KEF Audio Group, a UK speaker manufacturer, which they acquired in the ’90s.

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Alan Lo Yeung-kit

Executive Director, Classified Group (Holdings) Ltd

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

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Simon Loong

Founder and Group CEO, WeLab

Simon Loong is the face and brains behind WeLab, the financial technology company whose portfolio includes one of the largest digital consumer finance businesses in Asia, a pan-Asian digital bank, as well as a B2B fintech enterprise solutions business. Prior to being a driving force in the digital world, the Stanford alumnus worked in the retail banking divisions of both Citibank and Standard Chartered.

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James Louey

Founder and CEO, Majestic Creations

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

Chairman, Hong Kong Construction (Technology)

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, but his main business today is Hong Kong Construction Group, 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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Francis Lui Yiu-tung

Deputy Chairman, Galaxy Entertainment Group

Francis Lui joined Galaxy Entertainment 42 years ago, serving as Executive Director since 1987, and now occupying the role of Deputy Chairman. He is also an Executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings, the other flagship company of K. Wah Group, owned by his father, the construction materials magnate Lui Che-woo. Outside of business, the younger Lui sits on political committees in Hong Kong and Macau.

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Alexander Lui Yiu-wah

Executive Director, K. Wah International Holdings

The younger brother of Francis, Alexander Lui similarly followed in the footsteps of their pioneering father, Lui Che-woo, in the fields of construction, property development and then entertainment. Today, he is an Executive Director at K. Wah, the multinational conglomerate with interests in real estate, leisure resorts and hospitality among others, and oversees its Hong Kong properties arm.

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Joanna Lui-Hickox

Executive Director, GEG Foundation

The daughter of Francis and granddaughter of Lui Che-woo, Joanna Lui-Hickox has taken a sabbatical from the business interests of the family’s Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG). As Executive Director of GEG Foundation and exhibition space GalaxyArt, her focus is to give back to society. The multitalented Lui-Hickox is also the founder of Cha Bei, a lifestyle, retail, dining and community workshop haven amid Macau’s casinos, and finds time to support such worthy causes as Food for Good and The Nature Conservancy.