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Jean Eric Salata

Founding Partner and CEO, Baring Private Equity Asia

Wharton graduate Jean Salata, a Hong Kong resident for three decades, numbers in the top 50 of the city’s wealthiest. The Chilean launched Barings Asia investments arm and then led a management buy-out to found Baring Private Equity Asia in 2000. Salata previously worked for the Pong family as Executive Vice-President of Finance of Shiu Wing Steel.

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Aveline San

CEO, Hong Kong and Macau Citi group

San brings over two decades of banking experience to her new role as the new chief executive officer for Hong Kong and Macau. She replaces Angel Ng as CEO of Hong Kong and Macau at Citi Group. Prior to joining Citi in April 2019, San spent 14 years in UBS, serving as APAC group regional head of compliance and operational risk control, and general counsel of wealth management for North Asia.

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Weijian Shan

Chairman of PAG asia capital

Hong Kong-based Chinese economist, businessman, and author, he is currently Chairman of PAG, a leading Asia-focused private equity firm. Prior to PAG, he served as partner at private equity firm TPG, and co-managing partner of TPG Asia (formerly known as Newbridge Capital). He is also formerly managing director of JP Morgan, and a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He authored his own biography Out of the Gobi: My Story of China and America (2019), as well as several other books in the business and finance genre.

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Jay Shaw

Co-Founder and Head of Advisory, Asian Sky Group

Jay Shaw recently returned to aviation consultancy firm Asian Sky Group, which he co-founded in 2012. Over the years he accrued plenty of air miles in sales at Metrojet, Heliservices and Bombardier Aerospace Flexjet Asia Pacific, and founded two other business jet companies. Shaw, the grand-nephew of late film mogul Sir Run Run Shaw, also co-founded Business Aviation Asia, the biggest operator of privately-owned business jets in Greater China.

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Neil Shen

Founding and Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital China

Having received his first degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and his Master’s from Yale, billionaire Neil Shen is best known as the co-founder of Ctrip.com, the massive Chinese online travel agency. Currently, he is the Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China, the mainland branch of a successful Silicon Valley venture capital firm.

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Or Wai Sheun

Chairman and Executive Director of Polytec Asset Holdings Limited

Property magnate and billionaire Or Wai Shuen is Founder, Chairman and Executive Director of multinational group Polytec Asset Holdings Limited. Established in 1998, it has rapidly diversified in projects involving oil, ice manufacturing, cold storage, financial investments and especially property development in Hong Kong, Macau and across the Greater Bay Area through its subsidiary company Kowloon Development, of which he also sits as Chairman and Executive Director, while his wife, Ng Chi man and son Or Pui Kwan both sit on the board as Non-executive Director and Executive Director, respectively.

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Fanny Sieh

Co-founder and Co-owner, Maximal Concepts

From the entertainment industry to ball queen to F&B entrepreneur, Fanny Sieh has mastered a variety of public personas since returning from New York University, where she studied English literature and humanities. Maximal Concepts owns and manages a host of smart eateries including Brickhouse, Limewood and Mott 32.

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Gerald Chi-shing Siu

Managing Director, Hong Kong Funeral Home

Following in the footsteps of his late father, Siu Ming, Gerald Siu runs Hong Kong Funeral Home, the city’s oldest funeral service provider. Continuing the family’s philanthropic traditions, he has championed the Community Chest, Rotary Club and Junior Police Call over the years. Siu is also a Director of San Ho Enterprises Ltd and a long-time supporter of the Open University of Hong Kong. His donation facilitated the naming of The Siu Ming & Tsang Fung Kwan Nursing Skills Education Unit in honour of his parents.

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Douglas So

Founder and Director, F11 Foto Museum

A corporate lawyer with a law degree from the University of Hong Kong, Douglas So’s lifelong passion for heritage conservation and photography saw him found the Happy Valley-based F11 Foto Museum and f22 foto space in Tsim Sha Tsui. Charity is close to his heart, he served on the board of the Hong Kong Jockey Club for over 15 years, as well as Chinese Medicine Development Fund, and the Antiques Advisory Board.

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Andreas Pao Sohmen

Chairman, BW Group

Andreas Sohmen-Pao stepped into the top position at his family’s massive Singapore-based maritime company, BW Group, in 2014 following the retirement of his father, Helmut Sohmen. His grandfather would have been proud – Sir Y.K. Pao once owned the world’s largest shipping company – as under the leadership of the Oxford-educated scion, BW has grown to amass nearly 400 ships, including the biggest fleet of gas carriers on the high seas.

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Anna Pao Sohmen

Philanthropist and Author of Arts supporter.

Philanthropist, Author and 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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Mei Mei Song

Brand and Product Transformation Director, Plaza Premium Group

Having studied economics and politics at the University of Edinburgh, Mei Mei toyed with becoming a politician, but ultimately joined her parents at Plaza Premium Group; the world’s first independent airport lounge operator founded by her father, Malaysian entrepreneur Song Hoi-see, in 1988. Today, as Brand and Product Transformation Director, she is growing its global footprint while also introducing lounge convenience to train travellers.

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Candice Sieber Suen

Co-founder and Director, Bite Limited Candice

Along with brother Aaron, Candice has masterminded a growing family food empire. Starting with Triple O’s, which they grew up with in Vancouver, then Yo Mama, Ciao Chow, Panino Giusto and Grom, Bite has expanded as fast as the local appetite for niche Western dining imports. Suen, who is married to fitness trainer KapeSieber, oversees the company’s operations and finances.