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The Power List 2021-12-21T11:10:48+00:00

2020 Gafencu Power list 300


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Horace Pan

Founder, Panorama Design Group

Indonesian-Chinese interior designer Horace Pan brings a multicultural, broad-spectrum perspective to all his projects as the founder of Panorama Design Group. The award-winning designer and his team have garnered more than 150 international accolades for their work. In his spare time, he educates the next generation as an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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Anna Pao-Sohmen

Philanthropist and Author

Arts supporter Anna Pao-Sohmen is the daughter of late shipping magnate Y.K. Pao; her husband, Helmut Sohmen, took over World-Wide Shipping when Sir Y.K. retired. She launched the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts in 1989, and is the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Liver Foundation. Pao-Sohmen passed her love of education onto her son, Philip, and together, they started the YK Pao School in Shanghai.

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Dario Pong

Founder and Managing Director, Ferro Resources Ltd

Through the company he founded, Ferro Resources Ltd, Dario Pong started out in steel and iron trading before shifting focus to producing magnetic materials. An experienced veteran of the steel industry in China, Hong Kong-based Pong also serves as Executive Director of Shiu Wing Steel. A graduate of Princeton University, his previous roles included acting as a non-executive director of Australia-based Bisalloy Steel Group.

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Helena Pong

Supervisor and Principal, Sophie Kindergarten and Nursery School

Helena Pong has put her diploma in early childhood education to good use as the Supervisor and Principal of the Sophie Kindergarten and Nursery School, and as the Director of the Sophie Education Institute. A keen believer in giving back, she also sits on the board of Po Leung Kuk and is Third Vice President of the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association. She is married to Wilson Pong, and the couple have three children.

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Paulo Pong

Founder, Altaya Group

Eschewing the family business – his grandfather, Pong Ding-yuen, started Shiu Wing Steel – MIT graduate Paulo Pong began importing wine. His three-pronged group now comprises Altaya Wines, Rare & Fine Wines and the Wine etc shops. He also co-founded Classified Group with Alan Lo and Arnold Wong, and is a partner in hospitality company, JIA Group. Pong holds the French honour, Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole.

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Wilson Pong Wai-san

Chairman and Executive Director, Winfull Group Holdings Ltd

An alumnus of the University of British Columbia, Wilson Pong has been the Chairman of property development and investment holding company Winfull Group since 2016; he is also the sole shareholder director of its subsidiary, Virtue Partner Group. Elsewhere, Pong is involved with the Community Chest and Yan Oi Tong charities, and has three children with his wife, Helena.

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Dee Poon

Managing Director – Brands and Distribution, Esquel Group

The stylish daughter of Dickson Poon and Marjorie Yang has inherited her parents’ business acumen, overseeing the brands and distribution of her mother’s textile and apparel company Esquel Group. The Harvard alumnus is also Managing Director and Chief Brand Officer for its retail arm, PYE, and mid-tier brand Determinant, which has produced some 30 million reusable face masks to date.

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Horst Julius Pudwill

Co-Founder and Chairman, Techtronic Industries Group

Self-made billionaire Horst Julius Pudwill started a Hong Kong trading company in 1978, a few years after arriving from his native Germany to sell Volkswagens. Since co-founding TTI in 1985, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of power tools and equipment including Hoover vacuum cleaners, he has risen to become the city’s 12nd richest person. Pudwill is now semi-retired, with son Stephan Horst as heir apparent.

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Stephan Horst Pudwill

Vice-Chairman and Executive Director, Techtronic Industries Group

Beginning his career, like his father, Horst Julius Pudwill, in the automotive industry, Stephan Pudwill now occupies the Vice Chair spot at TTI. The University of British Columbia graduate’s previous experience in product marketing and strategic planning at Daimler Chrysler aids in his responsibilities as Vice Chairman. Sustainability is a particular passion of Stephan’s, and he was instrumental in making TTI an industry leader in manufacturing clean power tools and equipment.

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Edwin Pun

Director of Business Development, Keyestone Group

The youngest son of Benson Pun, chairman of Keyestone Properties, Edwin first spent time in consulting, before joining the family’s expansive real estate business. Now, as its Director of Business Development, he oversees multiple projects, including a mixed-use development with a theme park on the mainland set to open in 2024.

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Ivan Pun

Founder and Owner, Pun + Projects

Dividing his time between creative business ventures in Myanmar and Hong Kong, UK-educated Ivan Pun is the third son of Burmese tycoon Serge Pun. He worked in his father’s property development company before founding Pun + Projects in 2013. The younger Pun’s Yangon projects run the gamut from food to furniture. A passionate patron of the arts, he is Director of Design Trust and sits on the advisory board of Performa.