Mickey Li Hing Yan
Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Holdings Ltd
Pest control is all in a day’s work for Mickey Yan, who founded and helms cleaning and environmental services company Li Hing Holdings. He was one of the Hong Kong 10 Outstanding Young Persons in 2017, and ranked among the world’s top 10 the following year. Yan also established 366 Caring Services Company Limited and serves as its Chief Executive Officer, and is the force behind creative brands, iilink and iimobile.
Founder Ever the intrepid entrepreneur, Yang Bing began his first venture at the tender age of 18, launching sports news portal Hupu, which within three years was receiving a million visitors a day. Come 2018, he used seed funding from that business to pivot one of his apps, Poizon, into a separate e-commerce platform focusing on the secondary market of limited-edition sneakers and streetwear. Poizon is now valued at more than US$10 billion.
Asia Chairwoman at UBS
Yang joined UBS in 2021 as the Asia Chairwoman for global banking at the Swiss bank UBS. Yang helped transform the retail brokerage into a full-service investment bank. Prior to her appointment, she was serving as Chief Executive Officer at China Merchants Securities International, and also worked at Bank of China International from 2007 to 2013.
Chairperson of Bright Scholar Education Holdings
Chinese-born Cypriot billionaire Yang Huiyan is daughter to Founder and Chairman of Country Garden Group, one of the largest real estate developers in Guangdong. She is also Chair to Bright Scholar Education Holdings, a Chinese education company that went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2007 and was also a member of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In 2022, the Ohio State University graduate was recognised by the International Hospitality Institute on the Global 100 in Hospitality.
Marjorie Mun-tak Yang
Chairman and CEO, Esquel Group
Harvard- and MIT-educated Marjorie Yang heads up global apparel maker Esquel Group. 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, as Managing Director of Brands and Distribution.
Daphne King Yao
Director Alison Fine Arts
Director, Alisan Fine Arts Following her mother’s lead, Daphne King-Yao has been promoting Chinese contemporary artists since 1996; Alisan Fine Arts, one of Hong Kong’s oldest and most respected galleries, was co-founded by Alice King in 1981. Daphne’s cultural interests extend to the Ink Society (chaired by King), Hong Kong Ballet and Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art. King-Yao was awarded the Hong Kong Women Leadership Award in 2019.
Founder and CEO, Outblaze Limited
Austrian-born, Hong Kong-based entrepreneur Yat Siu founded and helms Outblaze Limited, which owns Animoca Brands, a Hong Kong technology pioneer and leading gaming company valued at US$2.2 billion after its most recent round of funding earlier this year. He studied at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, and is a Director of the Asian Youth Orchestra.
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. Having celeratedPuyi’s 20th anniversary this year, Yau expects to open six additional stores by 2021-end. His vision also extends to timepieces, as the irrepressible retailer also founded Europe Watch Company in 1997.
Margaret Lee Yau
Founder and CEO, Maret Fine Jewellery
Artist Margaret Lee, who studied at Parsons School of Design and Washington University in St. Louis in her youth, has also acquired a master’s degree in literature and cultural studies, and a doctorate in philosophy. The first Asian artist to hold a solo exhibition in the HofburgPalace, Vienna, she turned her hand to jewellery design in 2015, founding Maret. Lee is married to eyewear and watch retailer Jeffery Yau.
Belinda Bik-yiu Yeung
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, 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.
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-to-offline business Fave. Most recently, the University of San Francisco alumnus has found success in Prenetics, a genetic testing and digital health company he co-founded and serves as CEO.
Jennifer Yin-chi Yeung
Executive Director, Glorious Sun Group
Jennifer Yeung is the niece of Charles Yeung and Yeung Chun-fan, the brothers who grew a small denim jeans factory into Glorious Sun Group, a multinational conglomerate with interests in property development, garment manufacturing, financial investments and retail. She sits on the company’s board alongside her uncles as an Executive Director, and and her responsibilities include overseeing the group’s financial investment business.
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 Wai-ying holding the rest of the shares, since a planned 2018 stock-market listing was postponed indefinitely.
Founder and Global Marketing Director, Life in Motion
The stylish daughter of Stanley Yim, owner of electronic goods manufacturer S.A.S. Dragon Holdings, Carmen 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 maintain a sanitary home. A keen believer in giving back, she is also a member of the Young Entrepreneur Committee of the Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation.
Architect and Chairman of Hong Kong Design Centre
Successful Cambridge-trained architect and bespoke furniture designer, Eric Yim is Chairman of Hong Kong Design Centre in 2016, founder of POSH Office Systems (HK) Limited and Ming Foundation, an online portal that aims to advance design education and research, and support Hong Kong’s design community. He has earned many accolades, including Hong Kong Smart Design Awards and is an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Doctor of Design and Swinburne University graduate was formerly Deputy Chairman of Vocational Training Council, Chairman of Design Council of Hong Kong, and Chairman of Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association.
Stanley Yuk-lun Yim
Chairman, CEO 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 the Honorary Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association, a former Chairman of Yan Chai Hospital, and holds an honorary doctorate in business administration from Hong Kong Baptist University.
John Jeffrey Ying
Founder and Managing Director, Peak Capital
US-born New York investment banker John founded private equity firm Peak Capital in 1999 to connect Asian investors with specialist fund managers. His well-rounded education includes degrees in electrical engineering (from MIT) as well as international studies and business, and he is a longtime supporter of his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. Ying is also Non-executive Director of Tai Ping Carpets International Limited and Wallmine and also chairs Mecox Lane Limited, The Hong Kong Ballet and is a Director Emeritus of the Graduate Executive Board of the Wharton School.
Lam Wai Ying
Chairman of Biel Crystal Manufacturing
One of the richest women in Hong Kong, billionaire and businesswoman Lam Wai Ying is Co-founder of Hong Kong's Biel Crystal, an optics manufacturing company and the largest supplier of glass screens for mobile phones, tablets, and Apple watches with a 83,000-strong headcount of employees worldwide. She shares 49 percent of the company ownership with husband Yeung Kin-man, who owns 51 percent.
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. Four 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 classic cars. G.O.D. also collaborated with Locofama for wholesome local eatery, Sohofama.
Chief Executive Officer of International Healthcare Institute
Cissy Yu is currently CEO of International Healthcare Institute and Supreme Care Ltd. She also founded Hong Kong Women Doctors Association and its eponymous charitable arm on which she sits as President and Chairman, respectively. The University of New South Wales graduate was formerly the Vice President of the Western Pacific region of Medical Women’s International Association from 2016 to 2019 and Hospital CEO of Tung Wah Hospital in 2017, where she served for 8 years
Colleen Fung Yu
Founder and Principal, EX-R Consulting
Having formerly worked at KPMG and Goldman Sachs, Colleen Yu-Fung founded 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. She is married to Terence Fung, with whom she has two children, and is fluent in five languages.
Andrew Wai-man Yuen
Dayton Group, Deputy Managing Director
Aside from his role at family micro-electronic 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 co-founded PR company Occasions in 1987 with Pansy Ho.
Co-founder and Head Distiller, Two Moons Distillery
Dimple Yuen personifies two Hong Kong beverage industry breakthroughs – the city’s first female distiller at its first craft-gin microdistillery. When she cannot be found at Two Moons Distillery, which she co-founded in 2019, she is probably at sea; the Padi-certified rescue diver is also licensed to yacht operator.