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Jing Wang

CEO, Credit Suisse Securities (China) Ltd

Veteran banker Jing Wang has been named head of Credit Suisse’s Chinese securities joint venture of its China branch, paving the way for the Swiss bank to expand in the world's second-largest economy. She worked as the bank's head of China onshore wealth management before taking on this position and was formerly the head of Private Banking operations at the China Merchants Bank prior to her current role.

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Patrick Shui-chung Wang

Chairman and CEO, Johnson Electric

Electrical engineer Patrick Wang has led three generations of his family in business for the past 25 years. His late father and his mother (who remains as honorary chair) founded micro-motor-maker Johnson Electric in 1959. With his brother, sister and son all on board, the now electro-mechanical-component giant has acquired like-minded concerns and opened plants globally. Wang is also a committee member of electronic learning specialist VTech.

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Sheng Wang

CEO, China Galaxy Securities Managing Director of China International Capital Corporation ( CICC)

Investment banking head of China International Capital Corp Ltd. Wang Sheng recently stepped away from his position as Managing Director to take over as chief executive of its sister company China Galaxy Securities, in a move to bolster the company’s investment banking business. Wang has spent his entire career at CICC since 1998, establishing the bank’s growth enterprise investment banking division, which focuses on serving China's fast-growing new economy companies, diversifying the bank’s clients beyond state-owned enterprises. He also co-headed the bank’s Capital Management.

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Christianson Sun Wei

CEO of Asia Pacific at Morgan Stanley

A lawyer by training, Christianson is a successful businesswoman and a powerhouse in the finance world, Wei Sun Christianson moved to Hong Kong in 1992 to focus on family. She entered the finance world and specialising in investment banking. Then in 1998, she joined Morgan Stanley where she assumed the role of Executive Director of Beijing chief representative, before moving to Citigroup to fill the role of managing director and Chairman of China, Citigroup Global Markets (Asia) Ltd. During her time as a lawyer, she was an attorney in the New York offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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John Witt

Group Managing Director, Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd

Joining Jardine Matheson Group in 1993, John Witt has risen through the ranks to hold a number of senior positions, including Chief Financial Officer of Hongkong Land. Today, the Ottawa-born INSEAD MBA holder is Group Managing Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings, as well as Hongkong Land and hospitality group Mandarin Oriental.

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Albert Wong

Chairman, Eastern Worldwide Company

After studying in Canada, Albert Wong learned the ropes, literally, at Eastern Worldwide, the freight forwarding and logistics firm established by his grandfather more than 50 years ago; he would clamber up the hulls of ships to deliver messages. Wong junior assumed the chair in 1996 upon the death of his father. Over the years he has generously supported education and children’s charities and has honed his martial arts skills and is now CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

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Allan Chi-yun Wong

Chairman and Group CEO, VTech

Heading the world’s largest maker of children’s educational learning products and manufacturer of cordless phones, VTech co-founder Allan Wong is one of Hong Kong’s richest people. The electrical and computer engineering graduate is also plugged into the Hong Kong corporate world as director of both the Deputy Chairman and an Independent Non-executive Director of Bank of East Asia.

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David Wong

Non-executive Chairman

Non-executive Chairman, David Wong chairs 100x Group, the parent company of BitMEX, which attracts billions of US dollars each day as the world’s leading cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform. An accomplished public speaker and leadership coach, he has 30 years of experience in global markets, investment banking and asset management, including stints at Bank of China (Hong Kong) and ABN Amro

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Harold Tsu-hing Wong

CEO and Managing Director, Dah Sing Bank

Scion of Hong Kong’s Dah Sing banking family, Harold Wong studied law at King’s College and Harvard and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales as well as his home city. He went to work for his father, David Wong, in 2000, taking on various senior management roles in Dah Sing Group. Leading Dah Sing Bank since in 2017, he oversees some 70 branches across the region.

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Jimmy Chi-ho Wong

President and Director, Tung Chun Group

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Wong Tok-lai, and father, Wong Chung-ming, Jimmy heads the family business, ensuring Tung Chun’s premium sauces are made in Hong Kong and guiding the household name into real estate and catering. A doctor specialising in otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), Wong is Founding President of the Hong Kong Society of Medical Professionals.

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Man Li Wong

Chairman and CEO, Man Wah Holdings

Replacing former Chief Brand Officer and Executive Director of the company Wong Ying-ying, Wong Man Li was appointed as the new President and Managing Director of Man Wah Holdings this year. He has also been serving as the Chairman of the company since 2004. He founded the company in 1992 and has over 20 years of experience in the furniture industry. Previously, he served as the Vice President of the China Furniture & Decoration Chamber of Commerce.

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Peter Tung-shun Wong

Non-Executive Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

A former Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks, Peter worked at Citibank and Standard Chartered prior to joining HSBC in 2005. Roles at HSBC China, Vietnam and Australia preceded his current appointment and elevation to the Group management board. The computer science whiz is also a director of Serai Limited, and holds key appointments on various political and economic bodies.

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Simon Ka-wo Wong

Chairman, Kampery Development Ltd

Coffee connoisseur Simon Wong counts an instant milk tea brand and two wineries in Bergerac among his holdings. Since founding Kampery in 1993, the catering tycoon has tasted international success while sitting on a plethora of F&B industry committees. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Hong Kong Brand Development Council, and a trustee of the University of Minnesota Foundation, where he studied psychology and studio arts in the early ’70s.

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Winnie Wong

CEO & Executive Director Asia insurance & AVO insurance

A well-known industry expert, Winnie Wong is leading one of Hong Kong’s composite insurance companies, Winnie Wong holds the position as CEO and Executive Director of Asia Insurance Company Limited. Prior to Asia Insurance, the HKUST alumni was the CEO of Aon Risk Solutions Hong Kong/Macau. She is a Board Member of the Financial Services Development Council and Convenor of the New Business Committee of FSDC. Actively involved in the community as well, she also sits on the board of several organisation and institutions. In 2021, she was appointed Justice of the Peace by the HKSAR government and is also a governing committee member of Hong Kong Federation of Insurers.

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Yenn Wong

Founder and CEO, JIA Group

Singapore-born entrepreneur Yenn Wong is the CEO and founder of the Hong Kong-based JIA Group, which was founded in 2004 with the opening of Jia Hong Kong boutique hotel, followed by Jia Shanghai in 2007. While both hotels have been since sold, the hospitality group continues to run 14 restaurants across Hong Kong, including two Michelin-starred Duddell’s and Louise. Married to fellow restaurateur Alan Lo, she enjoys horse riding and skiing in her spare time.

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Darrin Woo

Managing Director, Woo Hon Fai Group

The eldest grandson of the late Woo Hon-fai, founder of Lee Cheong Gold Dealers Limited, Darrin Woo today oversees the family’s diverse investments as Managing Director of Woo Hon Fai Group. He co-founded Blake’s, a real estate company with a commitment to urban regeneration, with Alan Lo. An avid classic car fan, Woo has a personal classic car blog, Motor & Co.

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Douglas Chun-kuen Woo

Chairman and Managing Director, Wheelock and Co

In 2013, Douglas Woo became Managing Director of Wheelock – the company which today oversees the property portfolio of his late grandfather, Y.K. Pao – and soon succeeded his father, Peter Woo, as Chairman. The Princeton architecture graduate and sports lover also sits on various industry committees. He also chairs the Government’s Environment and Conservation Fund and is Founding Patron of Project WeCan, two of his father’s initiatives.

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Jennifer Woo

Chairman and CEO, Lane Crawford Joyce Group

The middle child of Peter and Bessie Woo, Jennifer has cut her own cloth within the family holdings, becoming a youthful force in luxury retailing. She has guided historic Hong Kong department store Lane Crawford into China and the digital age, as well as overseen the various fashion and footwear boutiques, brand management and distribution enterprises under her wing, including Joyce, Pedder Group and Imaginex. She is also a member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

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Michael Wei-kuo Wu

Chairman and Managing Director, Maxim’s Caterers Ltd

Michael Wu helms the restaurant group co-founded in 1956 by his grandfather, S.T. Wu. At Maxim’s since 1992, he was instrumental in expanding from cakes and Chinese food into Japanese (Genki) and smart Western restaurants (Café Landmark, Simplylife). In 2000, Wu partnered with Starbucks to bring a long-awaited US coffee culture to Hong Kong and Macau. He has a head for figures, having studied mathematics at Brown.

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Yajun Wu

Co-founder and former chairwoman of Longfor Properties

Billionaire businesswoman Wu Yajun made her fortune at the helm of Longfor Properties, which she co-founded with her ex-husband in 1993. Rising from humble beginnings – she began her career as a journalist before moving into property – she went on to invest in such notable tech companies as Uber and Evernote. In October 2022, she was replaced by new executive director and chief executive Chen Xuping after her resignation.