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The Power List 2021-12-21T11:10:48+00:00

2020 Gafencu Power list 300

 

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Mickey Yan

Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Li Hing 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.

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Bing Yang

Founder, Poizon

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 US$1 billion.

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Marjorie Yang Mun-tak

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.

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Siu Yat

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.

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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. Having celerated Puyi’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.

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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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Alex Yeung

Executive Director, Emperor Group

The youngest son of business magnate Albert Yeung, Alex Yeung joined the family firm, Emperor Group, in 2009 and serves an Executive Director. Having inherited his father’s ingenuity, he oversaw the construction of Repulse Bay lifestyle hotspot, The Pulse, even painting the roof himself. He shares a child with model Ava Wong.

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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-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.

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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 Wai-ying 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, 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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Jennifer Yeung Yin-chi

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.

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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 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.

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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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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 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.

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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 also chairs the Asian Republican Coalition and is Chairman-Emeritus of the 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. 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.

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Colleen Yu-Fung

Founder, 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.

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Dimple Yuen

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.

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Andrew Yuen Wai-man

Deputy Managing Director, Dayton Group

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.