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The Power List 2020-12-02T17:38:17+00:00

2020 Gafencu Power list 300


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Jie Yang

Chairman & Executive Director, China Mobile Communications Corp

A veteran of the management and telecommunications industry, Yang Jie has served as Chairman and Executive Director of China Mobile Communications Corp since March 2019. A graduate of the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications with a degree in radio engineering and a doctorate holder from the ESC Rennes School of Business in France, he previously held senior positions in Shanxi Telecommunications Corporation, and China Telecom.

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Marjorie Yang Mun-tak

Chairman, Esquel Group

A rarity as a Hong Kong female tycoon, Harvard- and MIT-educated Marjorie Yang heads up global apparel maker Esquel. Founded by her father, Yang Yuan-loong, in 1978, Esquel now makes some 100 million shirts a year for major names as well as its own retail brands, PYE and Determinant. The family affair includes Yang’s younger sister, Teresa, as Vice- Chairman, and her daughter, Dee Poon, Managing Director of Brands and Distribution.

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Jeffery Yau

Founder and CEO, Puyi Group

Eyewear entrepreneur Jeffery Yau has overseen a generation of well-heeled and well-framed consumers: his Puyi Optical flagship store in 1881 Heritage, Tsim Sha Tsui, famously offered high-end spectacles priced at more than HK$1 million. He has shops in Greater China, collaborates with German optician Zeiss, and eyes the next generation with Gentle Monster. Yau’s vision extends to timepieces; the irrepressible retailer founded Europe Watch Company in 1997.

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Albert Yeung

Founder and Chairman, Emperor Group

A fixture on Hong Kong’s richest lists, Emperor Group patriarch Albert Yeung also gives away a good portion of what he makes from an empire spanning securities, hotels, entertainment and the watch and jewellery business. Countless donations to disaster relief and education, often through a charitable foundation established with actor Jackie Chan, made him a worthy recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at China’s Charity Chart 2017.

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Danny Yeung

CEO, Prenetics

A true entrepreneur, Danny Yeung began his intrepid career at just 12, selling baseball cards while growing up in the US. He has founded countless successful ventures over the years, including Groupon East Asia, Hong Kong-based venture fund SXE Ventures and online-tooffline business Fave. Most recently, the University of San Francisco alum has found success in Prenetics, a genetic testing / digital health company he co-founded and serves as CEO.

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Kin-man Yeung

Founder and CEO, Biel Crystal Manufactory

Hong Kong businessman Yeung Kin-man hit the big time with Biel Crystal, making touchscreens at his factories in Shenzhen and Huizhou for an estimated two out of every three iPhones produced. He donated some of these profits to City University to fund a veterinary school. Yeung still owns 51% of the company, with his wife Lam Waiying holding the rest of the shares, since a planned 2018 stock-market listing was postponed indefinitely.

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Belinda Yeung Bik-yiu

Executive Director and COO, Regal Hotels International

Through the Regal and iclub brands, Belinda Yeung is in charge of the operations of some 10,000 hotel rooms and 90-plus hotel bars and restaurants in Hong Kong and, increasingly, China where the group is expanding. The US-trained hotelier also handles HR management for her employer, Century City Group – she has worked for the Lo family since 1987. Yeung is First Vice Chair of the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners.

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Carmen Yim

Founder and Global Marketing Director, Life in Motion

The stylish daughter of Stanley Yim, owner of electronic goods manufacturer SAS Dragon Holdings, Carmen Yim is a Director of Capital Markets at Knight Frank. The London School of Economics Graduate also founded Life in Motion, a company that utilises cutting-edge LED technology with modern designs to help maintain a sanitary home. A keen believer in giving back, she is also a member of the Youth Entrepreneur Committee of the HKBU Foundation.

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Henry Yim

Managing Director, Nishimoto Wismettac Group

A 30-year veteran in the fast-moving consumer goods field, Henry Yim led Amoy Food, the ubiquitous soy sauce company which began life in Xiamen in 1908 and remains beloved in Hong Kong for generations. Yim also devised further long-term strategies for Amoy’s condiments and frozen-food arms, before resigning to join Sabert Corporation. Earlier this year, he took on the role of Managing Director for Nishimoto Wismettac Group.

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Eric Yim Chi-ming

Chairman, Hong Kong Design Centre

Professor Eric Yim not only heads the Hong Kong Design Centre, he also chairs the Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association and the government’s Technology Voucher Programme Committee. He also sits on the West Kowloon Consultation Panel and teaches at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design. The Cambridge-trained architect began his design journey by turning the family steel furniture workshop into a trendy office brand, POSH, now owned by Herman Miller.

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Stanley Yim Yuk-lun

Chairman and Managing Director, S.A.S Dragon Holdings Ltd

Founding semiconductor supplier S.A.S Dragon Holdings in 1981 and overseeing its Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing 13 years later, Stanley Yim is several steps closer to his goal of becoming the world’s leading electronic components provider. He is Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association, a former Chairman of Yan Chai Hospital, and a recently named a Doctor of Business Administration by Hong Kong Baptist University.

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John Jeffrey Ying

Founder and Managing Director, Peak Capital

US-born New York investment banker John Jeffrey Ying founded private equity firm Peak Capital in 1999 to connect Asian investors with specialist fund managers. A well-rounded education includes degrees in electrical engineering (from MIT), international studies and business; he is a longtime supporter of his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. Ying also chairs the Asian Republican Coalition and is Chairman-Emeritus of Hong Kong Ballet.

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Douglas Young

Co-Founder and CEO, Goods of Desire

A British education prompted architect Douglas Young’s love of home-grown Hong Kong design and culture, and thus the birth of G.O.D., founded with Benjamin Lau in 1996. Eight stores now fly the lifestyle brand’s provocative “Delay No More” flag. Known for his casual and unconventional business sense, Young alternately takes spins in his 15 classic cars. G.O.D. also collaborates with Locofama for wholesome local eatery, Sohofama.

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Colleen Yu-Fung

Founder, EX-R Consulting

Having formerly worked at KPMG and Goldman Sachs, Colleen is the founder of EX-R Consulting, an experiential marketing consultancy. The Carnegie Mellon University graduate also sits on the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Hong Kong and Hagar International, and is involved with Hong Kong Ballet. Colleen is married to Terence Fung, with whom she has two children. She is fluent in five languages.

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Andrew Yuen Wai-man

Deputy Managing Director, Dayton Group

Aside from his role at family microelectronic product manufacturer Dayton Industrial Co Ltd, Andrew Yuen is best known for popularising annual culture extravaganza Le French May as its Chairman. He is a faithful fundraiser for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, which he has co-chaired since 2010, and the Society of the Academy for Performing Arts. The University of California, Berkeley alumnus cofounded PR company Occasions in 1987 with Pansy Ho.