As a passionate, strategic and result-driven leader with regional exposure, Alice has been dedicated to provide supports to Hong Kong start-ups for more than a decade. Before she joined Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited in 2011, she supported the design-related start-ups for years at the Hong Kong and Science Technology Parks. She has also worked for multinational companies in plastic resins, chemical and pharmaceutical businesses, with an extensive business background in regional markets which require a deep understanding of multicultural and multi-ethnic working practices. Currently as the Head of Entrepreneurship, Alice leads the Entrepreneurship Team to nurture talents and assist startups at different life stages to accelerate in the digital tech industry worldwide, through the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund and the Cyberport Incubation Programme with financial support and professional services. She also drives the integration of traditional and new economies through adopting more innovative solutions as well as strengthens the collaboration of different stakeholders to foster the development of local industries and the economy.
With a Degree in Public and Social Administration and a Master in Engineering Business Management, Alice continues to equip herself with knowledge of business and technology trends, as well as to support and empower those around her to push the boundaries of their capabilities to become their best selves. She believes very strongly in the importance of people developing entrepreneurial mindset, no matter they are in the role of a student or an employee. Alice has been in the judging and assessment panels for signature technology awards and innovation funding schemes including the Smart People Award of Hong Kong ICT Awards, the Jumpstarter 2017 of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, 2019 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge, the Technovation and the TSSSU fundings of universities, etc. Alice is a Council Member of the Hong Kong Computer Society (2021-22) and a Project Management Professional of the Project Management Institute.
Mr. Lee has over 33 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. He is currently the Head of Information and Communication Technology in Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited. Prior to joining Cyberport, Mr. Lee had held senior management positions in large IT service companies in Hong Kong, including the Vice President, Service Management of iAdvantage Limited, and the Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer of Computer and Technologies Holdings limited.
Mr. Lee holds a Master degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Lo Ching Leung Andrew, is the Chief Executive Officer and executive director of the Crystal International Group Limited (listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange, stock code: 2232), one of the world largest apparel manufacturers. With around 30 years of experience in the apparel manufacturing industry, he is now primarily responsible for formulating and overseeing the overall development strategies and operation of the Group.
Mr. Lo served as a softgoods sub-committee member of The Hong Kong Exporters’ Association from 2003 to 2007, as well as a director of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel from 2010 to 2016. He has been a director of the Textile Council of Hong Kong Limited since 2014. Mr. Lo was a member of the Textiles Advisory Board from 2013 to 2018 and was a member of the Trade and Industry Advisory Board from 2017 to 2019. He has been a director of Law’s Foundation Limited since 2018.
Mr. Lo graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor’s degree in arts.
Andrew is a Director of Strategic Investments for Alibaba Group, with a focus on growth stage technology investments and building long-term strategic partnerships in international markets. In particular, Andrew has extensive experience in e-commerce, logistics, fintech and local services, leading investments in Zomato, Paytm, Ninja Van, and The Crown X.
Prior to joining Alibaba Group, Andrew served as a Director of Strategic Investments in Ant Group. He started his career at Morgan Stanley's Mergers and Acquisitions team, leading numerous transactions in the technology and finance sectors. Andrew graduated from Georgetown University with an undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting.
Mr. Li Wai Kwan Andy, is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Crystal International Group Limited (listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange, stock code: 2232), one of the world largest apparel manufacturers. Prior to that, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Zhuhai Dahengqin Company Limited, a state owned enterprise which is established by the order of China State Council and ultimately owned by the Heng Qin Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee. Mr. Li was previously the managing director of a listed private equity fund; the vice president of a centralized Chinese state owned enterprise; and the vice president of finance of a blue chip listed company in Hong Kong.
Mr. Li is one of the 122 national distinguished experts recognized by All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. He currently holds a director, executive committee member and honorary treasurer of the Hong Kong - ASEAN Economics Cooperation Foundation, an honorary president of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants - Hong Kong & Macau Branch, a chairman of Institute of Public Accountants - Hong Kong Branch, a committee member, SME committee of ACCA - Hong Kong Branch, and a general committee member and a chairman of professional education and training committee of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies.
Mr. Li is a chartered/certified member of CFA, CA, HKICPA, CPA-Canada, ACCA, CMA, IPA, and IFA. Mr. Li obtained a bachelor with honours from University of Toronto, and the MBA from Schulich School of Business, York University.
Mr. Andy Liu is the investment director at CRE Alliance fund. He internally transferred to the fund 5 years before to setup the first private equity in Hong Kong within group. Before he served the China resources enterprises as internal management. He is now taking charged of deal resources and portfolio management. The target project is the one which could develop in China market and has synergy with existing business of China resources group.
Andy has been actively engaged in major private equity investments across the sectors of consumer and technology. He has been involved in leading deals including Shanxi fenchiew（Chinese traditional liquor brand and one of the leading reputational brand in China mainland market）,Scholar Education (leading after school tutoring group in GBA area), Fenchiew was one of the most growth potential and successful consumer company in China market.
Andy has supported the team through significant growth. CRE alliance is recognized by HKFIA Awards Sina Finance amongst the Top 2“the best investor in the Great Bay Area”
Anne joined HKSTP Capital team in 2019 and currently focuses on investing in early and growth stage technology startups. Prior to joining HKSTP, Anne advised startups in AI, logistics and fintech sector on fundraising and capital market strategies in Asia. Anne obtained her Bachelor of Physics from Imperial College London and attended an Executive Education program from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Austin R. Bryan joined CLP Holdings in May 2016 as Senior Director - Innovation, leading the Group's efforts to develop innovative business models and build collaborative partnerships as decarbonisation and digitalisation open up new opportunities in the global energy market. A proven pioneer of new services and value creation in the digital media sector, Austin is a globally-recognised leader in transforming business activities in the financial and telecommunications sectors.
His experience spans the creation of the first direct banking activities in Germany in the early 1990s, the introduction of virtual customer service platforms for American Express and creation of the first 3G multi-media mobile network in Australia with “3 Mobile”. Most recently he was Vice President of Strategic Innovation at Singtel Optus, where he led the acquisition of major digital media projects and created a US$1 billion digital media business developing and implementing new digital products and services.
Carrie Lee is currently the Head of Customer Portfolio Management for HSBC Business Banking in Hong Kong. She leads a team to work with start-up fintechs and payment intermediaries to connect conventional banking solutions with new payment technologies. She is also a forerunner to navigate between business needs and anti-money laundering compliance under the regulatory regime.
With over a decade of experience in commercial banking, Carrie had held various roles including client coverage, product development, strategy implementation as well as risk management. She graduated from Imperial College of London in the United Kingdom with a degree in Mathematics.
Carrie is an International Manager at HSBC and has worked internationally with the bank throughout her career. She is currently Head of Sustainable Finance for HSBC Hong Kong Commercial Banking where she is responsible for driving the ESG agenda in the business. Prior to this, Carrie was Head of Commercial Banking in Guernsey for HSBC where, in addition to running the commercial banking business, she led the launch of the Sustainable Finance Proposition for the bank in Channel Islands and Isle of Man and sat on various government and industry green strategy groups. Carrie has also worked in multiple cities in Asia and Europe managing corporates of various sizes and leading internal change programmes for HSBC.
Carrie is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion as well as international trade, having spoken at forums such as the UK All-Party Parliamentary Groups Roundtable to advise UK MPs. She was named one of the Top 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders by EMPower and Yahoo Finance in 2019.
Charles is a venture investing veteran and a serial entrepreneur in China market. Before moved to HK in 2008, he was an engineer and researcher in materials science and supply chain management in one of China's largest SOE. Charles joined HKSTP Capital team from 2016.
Prior to HKSTP, Charles worked for a Hong Kong based family office as managing director and steering committee member. He is also an early adopter of Bitcoin and Ethereum. He advises tech startups on their financing and fundraising under the capacity of HKSTP. Charles is well connected in the community of venture capital and private equity professionals in Hong Kong as well as in mainland China. Charles holds a MBA degree from the University of Hong Kong, and a bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering.
Cindy joined HKSTP in 2017 and is a Senior Manager of HKSTP Capital. Cindy currently helps manage HKSTP's investor network and provides technology companies various fundraising support services to grow the investment, innovation and technology ecosystem in Hong Kong.
Prior to joining HKSTP, Cindy worked in the Group Corporate Strategy division of a Hong Kong listed company for direct investment & acquisition, strategic planning, portfolio management and investor relations. Prior to that, Cindy worked in a valuation advisory services firm and had been involved in valuation of business enterprises in a wide range of industries for transactions and financial reporting purposes. Previously, Cindy was a Research Analyst at a financial data provider in New York City. Cindy has over 13 years of experience in investment and corporate finance.
With over 25 years of start-up entrepreneurship, investment and management experience, Damien Wu is ideally placed to deliver on his fresh mandate to identify new business models and revenue streams for Chinachem.
Alongside his responsibility to formulate and execute the Group's business transformation strategies, Damien's deep understanding and breadth of experience in technology is guiding the organisation through this period of positive change.
With a comprehensive track record of IT management and consulting for a series of major multinationals such as Chinadotcom, Avanade (a Microsoft/Accenture JV) and Link REIT, his experience is further strengthened by his previous involvement in two successful tech start-up ventures. An evangelist for innovation, he's also the Chairman of the Smart City Consortium's Proptech Committee and is an advisor for various organizations such as the HK Science and Technology Park and the Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM).
Dr. Ge obtained his doctoral degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003.
He joined Hong Kong Productivity Council since 2004.
Dr. Ge has more than 30 years' solid experience in the R&D and applications of artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, intelligent manufacturing and automation. He has a monograph and has published more than 10 papers in reputable international journals. He owns 8 invention patents and more than 10 utility model patents. He is the Visiting Professor at Guizhou University, Visiting Research Fellow at Shenzhen Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing of CUHK, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Scientific Research, Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow of HKIE.
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Eric is a Senior Associate at HKSTP Venture Fund, covering early-stage investment in TMT, semiconductor and Greentech. Eric joined the team in 2019 after graduating from HKUST Global Business Programme with first. Prior to joining the fund, Eric interned at Swire Group, Alibaba and Ant Financials in growth analytics and business development positions in Beijing and Hong Kong. He has a strong interest in big data analytics, outdoor sports, and podcasts.
Esther Wong is the Managing Director of SenseTime, overseeing the company's strategic investments capital market, she plays a leading role in establishing business relations with long-term strategic partners to create a SenseTime-centered AI ecosystem.
Esther has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in investment and financing before joining Sensetime. Her last role in banking was Head of ECM at BOCOM International, China's 5th largest bank.
Esther holds an EMBA degree from The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. She holds double BA(s) majored in Economics and Political Science.
Mr. Felix Lee is a founding partner, President and CEO of UMP Healthcare China, a digital primary healthcare technology company spun out of UMP Healthcare Group (722:HK). UMP China currently trains over 1,300 primary care doctors and nurses and has built over 150 public-private partnership clinics in the Greater Bay Area since 2018. Felix continues to serve as an Executive Director of UMP Healthcare Group and is responsible for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions.
Felix is also the Head of Healthcare Investments at Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited，focusing on making investments from VC to PE stages in the healthcare sector in Asia and globally. Felix specializes in investments in health tech, digital healthcare, healthcare consumerism, biotech and application of AI in healthcare services.
Felix also serves as Non-executive Director of ClouDr Group, an Independent Non-executive Director of China Resources Medical (1515:HK) and Asymchem Laboratories (002821.SZ). Felix has extensive experience in law, finance and the healthcare industry. Prior to his current roles, Felix was a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, an Analyst in the investment banking department UBS AG, Hong Kong Branch and a Director in the investment banking department of Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch.
Felix obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. He has been a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong since 2007. Felix is also a Vice Chairman of the China Committee, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
Gary joined Ant Group in April 2016 and is currently Senior Director of Global Strategic Partnership and Investment at Ant Group, responsible for the company's M&A, joint venture and strategic investment activities in the overseas market. During his tenure with Ant Group, he had also held other senior positions including Head of Global Online payment business for Ant International.
Prior to joining Ant Group, Gary had over 10 years of experience in the financial services sector, including 9 years of direct investment experience with CVC Capital Partners, one of the top 5 private equity investment firms globally. Gary started his career as an investment banker at Citigroup in Hong Kong.
Gary holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Hong Kong.
Helen So leads the Arts Innovation team in policy research and advocacy at Our Hong Kong Foundation, the largest public policy thinktank in Hong Kong. In 2020, her team's policy recommendation proposal on the topic of Arts Tech was Hong Kong's first-of-the-kind to actively call to action the arts and technology sectors to work together, and its key recommendations were subsequently adopted by the Chief Executive in her Policy Address 2020 and 2021. The team now continues to monitor closely, the implementation of these new policies.
Helen's public service includes various advisory roles appointed by the Hong Kong Government: she currently serves as Member of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development, and Member of the Museum Advisory Committee. She is also Director of the Hong Kong Palace Museum Board under the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. Ms So holds a Master of Studies (MSt) in Musicology & Ethnomusicology at St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford. She is a cellist and continues to perform today.
Henry has more than 20 years of corporate investment and entrepreneurship experience. He has been instrumental in building and leading the Business and Investment Support team assisting over 1000 companies in Science Park in fund raising and business/ strategic consulting; while managing over 1000 investors in local and overseas investor network.
Prior to joining HKSTP, Henry had over 12 years corporate investment and business development experience, and worked for a wide range of China and international businesses/ projects. He had extensive and practical exposure in various industrial sectors, e.g. corporate investment, manufacturing, importing and exporting, commodity trading, retailing, etc. He had been dedicated to leading corporate investment, M&A, business consultation projects for at least 8 years before he joined HKSTP.
Furthermore, Henry had also managed his family-owned factory, direct investment and importing/ exporting business in China. Henry holds a Master degree of Corporate Finance and professional qualifications in Corporate Governance/ Directorship and China Business Law.
Jaff has more than 19 years of commercial banking experience in various areas including strategy implementation, product development, cross-border collaboration and client coverage. Currently Head of Innovative Business & Growth, his team drives the Commercial Banking’s ecosystem strategy. One of his key objectives is to drive the bank’s proactive engagement with the innovation & technology ecosystem builders, with an ultimate goal to help aspiring entrepreneurs and startups to realize their hopes and dreams by offering them with the right banking and beyond banking solutions at the right time.
Jaff graduated from Imperial College of London with a MEng degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
Mr Jason Chiu is the founder and CEO of Cherrypicks, a leader in mobile innovation, specializing in making cities smarter and growing the eLearning community. Mr Chiu is the Honorary President of Group 30 "Innovation and Creative Industries Council" and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Startup Council under Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He is a fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, the Vice Chairman of Innovation and Technology Fund - General Support Programme Vetting Committee of Innovation and Technology Commission, a member of Trade and Industry Department SME Committee, a Council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the University of Hong Kong, an appointed member of the Board of Stewards of The Education University of Hong Kong Foundation, as well as a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of CityU and HKBU.
Miss Jess Mak has been Senior Vice President of Enterprise Market of Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited since 2021, overseeing the development of 3 Hong Kong in the enterprise market. She plays a crucial role in strategic planning and is visionary in bringing leading-edge corporate solutions to enterprises. Jess has over 23 years of experience in the telecoms industry and the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. She is devoted to promoting the deployment of innovative 5G solutions namely virtual reality, artificial intelligence and NB-IoT in business operations, helping corporate customers of all sizes to raise efficiency and productivity.
Jonathan is a Partner in the Intellectual Property group.
Jonathan is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer who obtained his LLB at the Brunel University London, his PCLL degree at the City University of Hong Kong, and an LLM at University of Edinburgh. He is a native English speaker, fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.
His practice is a complete IP practice, ranging from advising on transactions, to worldwide prosecution of IP rights, to IP litigation and enforcement strategies in Hong Kong and China. He is also active in the fintech and blockchain spaces.
With over a decade of experience, Jonathan has advised a wide array of leading companies in industries including life sciences, fashion, toys and games, consumer goods, hospitality, TMT, TCM, entertainment, aviation, and energy, amongst others.
Jonathan is regularly sought out by clients as their go-to legal counsel to guide them through their regional contentious and non-contentious legal matters. He regularly advises clients in local and cross-border intellectual property strategies including anti-counterfeiting, customs seizures, IP rights enforcement, technology transfer, co-development projects, and application/registration and commercialisation of all types intellectual property rights. Jonathan's practice also extends to advising clients on a variety of matters related to their businesses including commercial agreements, complex litigation, IP due diligence, and data privacy.
Jonathan is well recognised for both his enforcement and transaction expertise, being called “truly a master in enforcement and IP transactions”. He was named as one of Asia's 40 under 40 outstanding legal professionals in the region in 2017, and is ranked in leading international publications.
Joyce is a seasoned corporate banker with over 15 years of working experiences with several international banks where she gained extensive exposure on investment banking, structured credit and capital markets prior to joining HSBC in 2014. She is currently Division Head of Healthcare & Pharmaceutical at Corporate leading a team of experienced relationship managers to originate and manage a top-notch healthcare-focused client portfolio.
Joyce is the core workgroup member in formulating HSBC GBA+ Healthcare Fund launched on 31 August 2021 to support fast-growing and early-stage healthcare companies in the region. She also spearheaded a number of external collaborations, such as participation in 1st Asia Summit for Global Health organized by TDC on 24 November 2021 and ongoing projects with InvestHK, KPMG and Deloitte to foster communication and co-operations among various professional bodies in the healthcare & pharmaceutical ecosystem.
Joyce holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from University of Hong Kong.
Joyce is the Investment Director of Cyberport Macro Fund that focuses on early stage investments in the Cyberport community. Joyce was previously the Managing Director at OurCrowd, a hybrid venture capital platform for investing in global startups. With over a decade of experience in hedge fund management, Joyce was the partner and senior portfolio manager of Sumeru Capital, a Greater China-focused equity long/short fund. Prior to joining Sumeru Capital, she was a portfolio manager at LIM Advisors, managing an event-driven portfolio of Asia's oldest hedge fund. Joyce started her career at Citigroup Hong Kong, where she first worked as a corporate finance analyst at Global Markets and then as an Investment Counselor at Private Bank. Joyce holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Leo currently helps managing HKSTP Venture Fund investing in early stage technology startups and working with founders to scale businesses with a mission to enrich HK's innovation and R&D ecosystem. Prior to joining HKSTP, Leo built businesses and teams in his prior private equity career, ranging from fintech and e-commerce startups to global aviation businesses. Leo brings a total of 8 years equity investment experience to the team.
HKEX, the parent company of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is one of the world's largest operators of financial market infrastructure.
The 2,500+ companies that are listed in Hong Kong include some of the most exciting entrepreneurial growth stories of the modern era. HKEX strives to use the full resources of this incredible network to make the city's capital markets more open, more accessible to younger generations and more interesting to human and machine intelligence alike.
Lukas’ team is tasked with modernising HKEX's platforms, processes and capabilities by applying artificial intelligence, automation and knowledge-based tools across its IPO, trading, clearing, regulatory and market surveillance activities. The HKEX Innovation and Data Lab also incubates creative business ideas and start-ups that are additive to the growth of Hong Kong's capital markets.
Lukas has been involved in various initiatives that have shaped Hong Kong's capital markets over the past decade, including HKEX's acquisition of the London Metal Exchange; China-Hong Kong Stock Connect; Bond Connect; and the landmark reforms of Hong Kong's listing regime that have propelled it to the #1 global IPO venue in 7 of the past 12 years.
Michelle is a young professional in the Commercial Banking industry with a diverse exposure in client coverage, trade finance and enterprise risk management. Currently sector-focused on Telecoms, Media & Technology corporates, she is passionately enabling Chinese and Hong Kong unicorn as well as new economy companies to unleash international expansion potential through Hong Kong as pivot to Asia and the globe.
She graduates with Dean’s List Honor from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, BBA Global Business Programme.
Queenie is the Vice President of C Ventures, leading investments in the global consumer space including fashion, beauty and lifestyle sectors. Recent transactions include a strategic investment in CASETiFY (a global tech accessories brand) and seed investment in RTFKT Studios (a virtual fashion and collectibles brand). Prior to joining C Ventures, she worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Equity Capital Markets team based in Hong Kong, executing equity offerings across sectors in the Asia Pacific Region.
Raymond Wong, Head of Investment, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), manages the HKSTP Venture Fund and Investor Engagement departments. He has over 25 years of extensive financial services experience in venture capital, private equity investment, and investment banking in Asia Pacific. Prior to HKSTP, Raymond was with HSBC Private Equity Asia for 16 years. Active in the VC and PE circle, Raymond is a member of the Venture Committee, Hong Kong VC & PE Association and a director of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network.
Raymond has a MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from University of Toronto.
Reza currently serves on the leadership team of AstraZeneca Hong Kong. He is responsible for Commercial Excellence, Digital, and Business Development. He has significantly contributed to AstraZeneca Hong Kong Digital Transformation journey and Innovation to become among fastest growing pharma companies in 2020 (11 points above market average), with #1 digital Share Of Voice.
Reza developed key innovative partnerships, contributing to the ecosystem for smart healthcare. He recently co-launched an acceleration program dedicated to Integrated Oncology Solutions in partnership with HK Science and Technology Park (“IncuBio”), as well an innovative partnership with Lippo Healthcare, a major Asian conglomerate, to promote innovative smart healthcare solutions within the Greater Bay Area hospitals.
Reza is an internationally minded leader with 22+year experience in corporate general management roles and advisory (Digital Transformation, M&A, Strategy) in Asia (China, HK, Sgp, JP) and Europe (UK, France). His strong experience in Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods, Luxury and Retail allows the introduction of innovation and disruptive business models.
Reza holds an MBA from INSEAD with a major in Corporate Finance and Restructuring. He started his career as scientist and holds and MSC in Chemical Engineering from Chimie Paris Tech.
Mr. Richard Lord is a Managing Director and the Regional Chief Information Officer, Wholesale, ASP at HSBC. Mr. Lord sits on the Executive Committee of the Commercial Bank in ASP.
Mr. Lord has extensive experience working with contemporary technologies to drive innovation and change, across a variety of industries. Prior to joining HSBC, he was Deputy Global CIO for a major advertising holding company. Before that, he was an entrepreneur, having founded one of the very first internet technology companies in Australia in the early 1990s.
Mr. Lord is a passionate advocate of innovation and leveraging technology to improve the experience and value provided to customers and colleagues. He has championed programs for co-creation and internal innovation and is active in engaging start-ups, fintechs and innovators across the region.
Mr. Lord is an active champion for equality and meritocracy in the workplace and sits as Co-Chair of HSBC’s Balance Employee Resources Group for gender diversity and the HSBC Male Allies in Hong Kong.
Ricky Choi is the Senior Manager and Lead of the Smart Living Cluster at Cyberport and is responsible for promoting and driving Smart Living Cluster in particular EdTech, HealthTech, Smart Mobility, Robotics / IoT, Environmental Tech, Smart Building, MarTech, RetailTech / E-Commerce development across Hong Kong and the region, as well as building a future abundant with opportunities for the younger generations to innovate by partnering with industry partners, associations, and ecosystem stakeholders.
Mr. Choi has over 20 years' experience in the Smart Living and Retail Technology industries, from facilitating start-ups launch and conquering the automation frontier for retail and foodservices businesses, to helping brands connect and engage with customers through technologies. Prior to joining Cyberport, Choi had held various senior positions in business development and operations management in Tech Start-ups, Smart Retail, FMCG, Food & Beverages, Wholesale & Distribution sectors. Mr. Choi has been active in public services related to education, industrial training and youth development.
Mr. Choi holds a BA (Hons) degree in Industrial Design from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a Master of Arts degree in Architecture from Kingston University, London, an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and completed the Executive Education of Technology & Innovation Management Programme from Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
Rico Tang is Senior Manager, Fintech Team Lead of Cyberport. Rico is leading the development of Cyberport's FinTech and blockchain eco-system among different stakeholders including start-ups, mid-sized and established players by driving strategic initiatives, collaboration and community building.
Mr. Tang has over 20 years of experience in financial technology, exchange business, global market data, regional business management and pension fund. Prior to joining Cyberport, he was the founder of a HK based blockchain technology company; and had also held various senior positions in global financial technology company and financial institutions, including Thomson Reuters and Reuters Hong Kong Fund Management.
Mr. Tang holds a BA. (Hon) degree in Accounting and Financial Management from University of Essex, and a Master degree in Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong.
Ronie leads and manages the strategy, operations and development of RS Group's activities in HK and globally. RS Group is a mid-sized HK-based family office committed to creating a paradigm shift in people's values and priorities so that economic growth will support, instead of jeopardize, human development and environmental sustainability. She led the launch of the RS Group Impact Report in 2016 and the incubation of the Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFi) in 2018, a private investor community platform that aims to drive demand and promote sustainable finance in HK. Ronie is an Advisor to and Shareholder Member of SFi.
Currently, she is driving the “Natural Capital Initiative”, aimed at deploying catalytic capital to support innovative investment solutions that can protect and enhance natural capital in Asia. Projects under this initiative include a US$3 million blended finance funding window, as well as the development of a “Nature Venture Builder” for Asia. The latter is aimed at supporting nature-based businesses and investment models by providing funding and hands-on venture support to entrepreneurs in Asia, until they reach a stage of attracting institutional capital.
Ronie is a firm believer that one should, and can, “invest in the future one wants to create”.
Ronie has over 15 years of banking & finance experience. Prior to joining RS Group in 2014, she spent a total of 12 years at HSBC across various roles (CEO office, Strategy, Investment Banking). During this period, she also acted as the Secretary of the Hong Kong Association of Banks in 2012. Ronie was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the University of New South Wales in Sydney with merit and a double degree in finance and marketing, Bachelor of Commerce.
Salina currently leads the Innovative Business and Ecosystem Partnership team of Commercial Banking HSBC, driving the bank’s proactive engagement with the innovation and technology ecosystem, delivering banking and beyond banking support to start-ups and entrepreneurs in turning their business vision into reality. Prior to that, Salina had extensive experience covering strategy formulation and implementation in various financial institutions and management consulting.
Salina holds a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration and a Master’s Degree of Corporate Communications from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Sammi is the Founding Member and Head of the Hong Kong-based HKSTP Venture Fund, the venture capital arm of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). He oversees all the transaction executions, portfolio strategy and strategic partnership development since the inception of HKSTP Venture Fund in September 2015. The AUM of HKSTP Venture Fund has grown by 12 times throughout Sammi's six-year tenure. He has 10+ years of direct investment experience across industrials, real estate and various technology sectors in Greater China, Southeast Asia, Silicon Valley and the UK. He is a graduate of Saïd Business School, Oxford University with distinction and obtained CFA Charterholder qualification.
Sharon Yang (Hong Kong) joined KKR in 2009. She is currently a member of the Global Impact team in Asia, focused on investment opportunities where financial performance and societal impact are intrinsically aligned. Previously, she was involved in the Firm's capital raising and capital markets activities as a product specialist across private equity, growth equity and real estate, and held responsibilities across various portfolio, strategy and operating roles within KKR Asia. Prior to joining KKR, Ms. Yang was with J.P. Morgan in New York. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Columbia University.
Shirley Li is the Head of Funds Coverage in HSBC Commercial Banking. The Team provides dedicated and strategic relationship coverage to the Private Equity and Venture Capital community in HK and Greater China.
In addition to bringing the full range of solutions to meet the needs of private equity and venture capital funds, the Team is also looking to actively support the broader needs of Funds’ partners, employees and portfolio companies through the extensive HSBC banking network across Asia and beyond.
Before joining HSBC, Shirley has more than 12 years of experience working in financial industry in both Hong Kong and US market. She obtained an MBA degree from the University of California, Irvine and is a CFA Charter Holder.
Ka is a member of the HKSTP Venture Fund responsible for growth-stage investment opportunities. Ka started his career in corporate banking and began his corporate venture investment career with HKSTP Venture Fund. After spending 2 years at a Sogo Sosha, Ka recently rejoined HKSTP Venture Fund hoping to contribute to Hong Kong's startup ecosystem.
Tony joined Gobi's Hong Kong office in 2016 and currently focuses on the startup ecosystem in the city. He helps to manage the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund (AHKEF) and covers high potential startups within the Greater Bay Area (GBA) technology ecosystem. Tony accumulated extensive experience in growing high-tech businesses from his two startups related to financial technology (FinTech) and big data for fashion. He was in charge of the overall product roadmap and management, business development, operation, technical infrastructure design & implementation, user experience design as well as fundraising of the companies. Tony received his B.Eng. in Computer Engineering and B.B.A. in Financial Engineering from the double degree programme in The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Vanessa Huang is currently a General Partner at BVCF Management. Ms. Huang has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and investment banking in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Prior to joining BVCF Management, she was the Head of Emerging Asia Healthcare Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan. Ms. Huang has biotech industry experience at Amgen, Inc. Ms. Huang is a member of the Biotech Advisory Panel of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a member of the Admission Panel of the Incu-Bio Incubation Programme of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. Ms. Huang holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Vincent works for HSBC as Senior Manager, Wholesale Digital & Change. Vincent focuses on the commercialisation and strategic development of Digital Channels of Commercial Banking in HSBC Hong Kong, enabling business growth and customer experience excellence. Vincent had experience also in information & cyber risk management as well as process reengineering.
William joined HSBC Commercial Banking in 2013 as Management Associate and he currently focuses on driving innovation and growth initiatives in HSBC Commercial Banking, providing business insight and overseeing proposition and customer experience design. Prior to joining the Innovation and Growth team, William has accumulated extensive commercial banking experience including managing a portfolio of startups and high-growth innovation and technology enterprises, helping them to leverage on banks’ support to thrive the business, as well as building strategic collaboration and partnership with external organizations in the startup industry.
William holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Warwick and Master Degree in Corporate Finance from Cass Business School.