Jean Eric Salata
Founding Partner and CEO, Baring Private Equity Asia
Co-Founder and Head of Advisory, Asian Sky Group
Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Maximal Concepts
Gerald Siu Chi-shing
Managing Director, Hong Kong Funeral Home
Founder and Director, F11 Foto Museum
A corporate lawyer by training – Douglas So graduated with a law degree from the University of Hong Kong – his lifelong passion for heritage conservation and photography saw him found the Happy Valley-based F11 Foto Museum. Charity is also close to his heart, with So currently serving as Chairman of both The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund and the Chinese Medicine Development Fund. He also serves as chairman on the government’s Antiquities Advisory Board.
Co-chairman and Executive Director, Greentown China Group
Hangzhou property tycoon Song Weiping has scores of developments under his belt, from Urumqi to Foshan. He was chairman of Greentown China Group, the property company he built, before taking on the designation of co-chair and executive director in 2015. Song received the China Construction Architecture Award in 2014 and is Vice-Chairman of Zhejiang Provincial Real Estate Association.
Founder, Sun Museum
A dedicated patron and promoter of art and culture, Chloe Suen is the chairwoman of Simon Suen Foundation and founded its non-profit Sun Museum in 2015. The 12,500 sq.m. Sun Museum in Kwun Tong is the most stylish repository in the city of Chinese artwork and aims to foster the development of arts and culture in Hong Kong and China. The Columbia University alumnus actively contributes to the city’s cultural development by serving on multiple NGO boards as well as the Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation, the Intangible Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee, and the Museum Advisory Art Sub-Committee.
Co-Founder and Director, Bite Limited
Peter Sun Kwok-wah
CEO and Executive Director, KFM Kingdom Holdings Ltd
Merlin Bingham Swire
Chairman, Swire Pacific and Swire Properties
After a decade on the Swire Pacific board, 45-year-old Merlin Swire stepped into the chair in mid-2018. He spent a decade in London as Finance Director and then CEO of John Swire & Sons – the company his family founded in 1816. The Oxford University graduate is also Chairman of Swire Properties Ltd, Swire Group and HAECO, in addition to serving on the Global CEO Forum of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
Non-Executive Director, Chevalier Group
The holder of a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Irons Sze has extensive experience in the spheres of investment and corporate management. Sze now serves as a Non-Executive Director for Hong Kong-based property entity Chevalier Group, a company he joined in 2016. He also holds various political and corporate organisations, and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong government in both 2011 and 2015.