Christina Ong is Head of Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC.
Ms Ong is responsible for driving the growth of HSBC’s business banking franchise in Hong Kong, strengthening the Bank’s commitment to support SMEs and startups through its expertise, extensive network and continuous digital innovations.
With more than 25 years of experience with HSBC, Christina has held various key management roles spanning client coverage across SMEs, mid-market segment and large corporates, strategy and propositions, as well as marketing.
In her previous role as Managing Director, Corporate, Commercial Banking in Hong Kong, Ms Ong had been instrumental in building HSBC’s industry specialty corporate coverage strategy, and in driving digital and sustainable initiatives for corporate clients. She was in charge of a diverse portfolio of corporates, such as industrials, infrastructure, capital projects, professional services, healthcare, technology, consumer retail and apparels.
Ms Ong is also active promotor of diversity and inclusion culture in HSBC. She is the Founding Chairman of HSBC Women’s Network, an employee resources group that aims to support women’s professional growth.
Ir. Chan is in charge of building the digital technology start-up ecosystem at Cyberport, with the mission to inspire the next generation, nurture the entrepreneurial spirit, and to empower global ambition, by providing comprehensive entrepreneurship programmes, funding support and international partnership to connect start-ups to customers, investors and technology providers in support of their scale-up journey.
Ir. Chan has over 30 years’ experience in the ICT, technology and service industry, a chartered engineer, a chartered marketer and a Fellow of Institution of Engineering & Technology (UK). Prior to joining Cyberport, Chan was a Director at HGC Global Communication; and has held various senior positions in global telecom and IT services companies. Ir. Chan has been active in public services including education, industrial training, professional bodies and charitable organisations. Chan is a frequent speaker at conferences and serves on the judging panels of many international ICT and innovation awards.
Ir. Chan holds a BSc. (Hon) degree in Engineering from University of London, a Master degree in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, and has received Senior Executive Education from INSEAD (France) and IESE (Spain) business schools. Ir. Chan is the Chairman of Knowledge Management Development Center, Vice Chairman of ICT Industrial Training Advisory Committee (ICT Qualification Framework), Vice Chairman of HK Next Generation Internet Society, a member of Curriculum Development Council under Education Bureau and Vice President of Family First Foundation.
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.
Savio Kwan was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Alibaba Group from 2001 to 2003 and served as Chief People Officer for the year 2004 before stepping down from full-time executive duties and was formerly the Independent Non Executive Director at Alibaba.com since 2008, the listed B2B unit of Alibaba Group, until the company has been privatized in June 2012. During his time at Alibaba, Savio saw the company transformed from an internet start-up with just over 150 staffs burning close to US$2M per month into one of the world’s biggest B2B Company with over 2,500 staffs generating over US$5M surplus cash per month.
Savio has 30 years of global management experience, including seventeen years at General Electric and four years as the Managing Director of the China operations of BTR plc, a UK-based Fortune 500 company. Mr. Kwan also served as a board member of the Asia Pacific Advisory Board of York International, a leading global air conditioning system provider and a unit of Johnson Control listed in the New York Stock Exchange.
Savio’s career includes 17 years of high-level management at General Electric Medical Systems where he had responsibilities for sales, marketing, operations, business development, and establishment of joint venture companies in Asia. Among his accomplishments at GE, Mr. Kwan grew the China Medical business from zero revenues to US$70 million revenues in less than 4 years.
At BTR, Savio was Managing Director for the China operations of 8 manufacturing subsidiaries with some US$150M sales which he built through merger and acquisitions in the space of under three years.
In 2005 Savio co-founded A & K Consulting with Malcolm Au and serves in the capacity of Partner and CEO. He is also a Visiting Executive Professor of Henley Business School, a unit of Reading University in the UK. He also won the Alumni Achievement Award of the London Business School in 2011.
In January 2014, Savio joined the main board of British American Tobacco Group as Non Executive Director.
Savio was born in Hong Kong and is a UK national. He pursued an undergraduate diploma at Cambridgeshire College of Technology and received Master of Science degrees from both the London Business School and Loughborough University in the UK.
Dr. Allan Zeman, BM, GBS, JP, founded the Colby International Group in 1975 to source and export fashion apparel to North America. In late 2000, The Colby International Group merged with Li & Fung Limited. Dr. Zeman then founded and is the Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group, a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Area, one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist and entertainment districts. The new California Tower at the heart of Lan Kwai Fong which features cues to the Group’s flair for design and attracted the top leisure brands that will take the district to new heights. Dr. Zeman is also the Chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Association.
Dr. Zeman is the Vice Patron of Hong Kong Community Chest and serves as a director of the "Star" Ferry Company, Limited. Dr. Zeman also serves as the Non-Executive Director of Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited and is an independent non-executive director of Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) and Fosun Tourism Group, all of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Having lived in Hong Kong for over 50 years, Dr. Zeman has been very involved in government services as well as community activities. Besides having been the Chairman of Hong Kong Ocean Park, a major theme park in Hong Kong, from July 2003 to June 2014 and is now an honorary advisor. Dr. Zeman is a member of the board of Governors of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Dr. Zeman was a member of the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, and the chairman of its Performing Arts Committee from 2008 to 2016 and is now a honorary advisor.
In March 2018, Dr. Zeman was appointed by the HKSAR Chief Executive as a member of the HKSAR Chief Executive's Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development. Dr. Zeman has also been a member of the Human Resources Planning Commission (HRPC) since March 2018.
In 2001, Dr. Zeman was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2004 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2011. In 2008, Dr. Zeman was awarded Business Person of the Year by the Hong Kong Business Award. In 2012, Dr. Zeman was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees of Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong and University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong. In 2019, Dr Zeman was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees of Business Administration from Open University of Hong Kong (now known as the Hong Kong Metropolitan University)
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.
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.
Ben manages and drives the strategy of Eureka Nova, a leading open innovation platform that empowers technology startups to co-create within the New World Group ecosystem of culture, creativity and innovation. Through Eureka Nova’s accelerator programs, open competitions and sandboxes, participating startups work with New World Group’s business units and corporate partners to design innovative technologies that solve real business problems. Ben also co-founded Impact Kommons, the first UN SDG accelerator in APAC focused on accelerating impact with purpose-driven startups.
Prior to Eureka Nova, Ben founded Startup Launchpad, now Asia’s largest I.o.T. startup trade event. He has helped startups raise more than $2 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. He is an angel investor and regularly mentors in startup support programs.
Ben graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Bong Chan is the Leader of Southern China Region Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Industry at Deloitte China.
Bong has more than 20 years of professional experience providing services to listed companies, large multinational companies and large mainland enterprises in a wide range of industries such as technology, media and telecommunications, manufacturing and property development. He has also led a number of cross-border IPOs and special audit engagements.
Bong also takes several public office roles as following:
Carine Pin is Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica and focuses on building the techstyle community, developing partnerships and designing Fabrica’s incubation program.
Prior to joining Fabrica, Carine worked in marketing and consulting at major international luxury brands including Guerlain, Richemont Group and Shanghai Tang, where she held various positions in corporate marketing, communication and operational marketing, strategic marketing and product development as well as business operations. Carine also worked as a consultant helping smaller international premium and luxury brands expand their business in Asia and local companies develop new products and retail concepts.
With a passion to help and connect, Carine is a MIM in Performance Management graduate from French business school NEOMA.
Chibo Tang, Managing Partner of Gobi has been investing in tech startups in China for over a decade. He is Head of Gobi’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) practice, and manages the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund (AHKEF) for which Gobi is the exclusive General Partner (GP). He has led numerous investments including Airwallex, WeLab, GOGOX, AutoX, Amber Group, Animoca Brands, Prenetics, OneDegree, Urban Revivo, DayDayCook, AQUMON, SHOPLINE, and SandboxVR.
Chibo is recognized in the industry as Silicon Dragon Venture Capitalist of the Year 2017, Top 25 Global Corporate Venturing Rising Star 2019, Top 10 Global Corporate Venturing Emerging Leader 2020, a member of Generation T Asia Tatler Tribe, and is an Advisory Council Member of the Asia Technology Entrepreneurship Conference.
Chibo received his B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College, and received his MBA in Finance from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Chibo began his career as Strategy Consultant with Monitor Group, focusing on ASEAN and MENA region, then spent time at Robert Bosch as Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy APAC. Chibo joined Gobi Partners in 2009 and is currently a Managing Partner based in Hong Kong.
Ms. Ho joined Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) in 2012. Ms. Ho is involved in a range of activities at BPEA including growth equity investing, business development and ESG. Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Ho was a partner at Headland Capital Partners (formerly known as HSBC Private Equity Asia) where she worked for 16 years with extensive investment experience across Asia.
Ms. Ho holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Accounting from University of Bristol and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
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).
Jennifer Tan is the Chief Executive of Alipay Financial Services (HK) Limited and the Executive Vice President – Strategy Development and Government Affairs, GBA of Ant Group.
She is a highly respected accounting professional and Fintech leader who has taken on senior management roles for over two decades. Before joining the Ant Group, she gained extensive senior management experience with various Fortune 500 multinational corporations and global conglomerates. In 2016, she saw the potential of developing e-wallet services in Hong Kong and initiated discussions about a possible joint venture with the Ant Group. This was not only a bold move out of her own comfort zone but also one that would significantly impact Hong Kong’s Fintech industry.
Jennifer is an acclaimed visionary and leader in her organization, her industry, and the accounting profession. In 2021, she was named by the Fintech Magazine as one of Fintech’s Top 100 Leaders in a global league table. In 2019, she was named ACCA Advocate of the Year, both for Hong Kong and Greater China, and she has been elected as the Chairlady of ACCA Hong Kong for 2021/22.
Jennifer is active in voluntary community services especially with regard to the development of young people. She has been serving various universities in Hong Kong as a chairman or member of the Advisory Committees. She is a frequent speaker to students in Hong Kong and Chinese mainland, helping the next generation to better prepare for future challenges and understand the career opportunities in Fintech.
Yohei is a Senior Manager of Strategic Product Planning Department in Epson Hong Kong.
He leads the dedicated team for investment and collaboration projects with startups in the Greater China and other regions.
He joined Epson in 2019 and built the team from scratch, supporting the launch of CVC in the Epson group at the same time.
He is now in charge of promoting investment and collaboration projects with the ecosystem partners outside Japan, and expanding innovative ideas among the whole Epson group.
Prior to joining Epson, he worked in the banking and consulting sectors for almost 10 years. Throughout his career, he has experienced projects in various industries and mostly worked with management issues. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from Keio University and an MBA from INSEAD.
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.
Ms Sabrina W. Fung is the Group Managing Director of Fung Retailing Group and the CEO of Asia Retail Company Limited, a business unit within the Fung Group focused on serving and growing international brands in Asia.
Currently, Ms Fung is the Investment Director of Fung Investment Management Limited. She started working in the family business since 2000 as Investment Manager at the private investment arm of Fung Group running the family’s investments. Prior to joining the Fung Group, Ms. Fung worked for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co in New York and later held the position of Assistant Manager at its Hong Kong office until 1999. Ms Fung is experienced in the retail industry and also held positions in marketing and public relations for Salvatore Ferragamo Asia, merchandising and sourcing for Li & Fung (Trading) Limited and wholesale branding for Li & Fung USA. In 2017, Ms Fung was named in the Business of Fashion 500, and Women’s Wear Daily 10 of Tomorrow.
In Hong Kong, Ms Fung is on the Advisory Panel of IBM Collaborative Innovative Program, the Advisory Committee of the Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the University Court of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Executive Committee of the International Advisory Council of the Faculty of Business and Economics of HKU, the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council and the Hong Kong-France Business Council respectively. Ms Fung was a member of the Mainland Business Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
Internationally, Ms Fung is a member of the McLaren Advisory Group, Harvard Global Advisory Council, the Board of Trustees of The Carnegie Hall Corporation in New York. In addition, Ms Fung is the Co-Chair of Asia Council of St Paul’s School in New Hampshire, US, and previously served on its Board of Trustees.
Ms Fung graduated from Harvard University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1993.
Ms. Stephanie LO is Executive Director at Shui On Land [272 HK], a leading real estate developer developing and operating premium residential, commercial and cultural properties in the Mainland China. Stephanie is also the Vice Chairman of Shui On Xintiandi, an asset manager of all Shui On Land’s commercial portfolio and development pipeline. Stephanie takes the lead on corporate development, business and product innovation of the Group and also assists the Chairman to define and execute on the long-term strategy for the group.
Stephanie joined Shui On Land in 2012. Prior to joining the Group, Stephanie worked for various architecture and design firms in New York City, amongst which was Studio Sofield, a firm well-known for its capability in retail design and hospitality.
Stephanie currently serves as a member of the Thirteenth Shanghai Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. She was designated a fellow of Aspen Institute’s China Fellowship program and selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2020. Stephanie was appointed as a Non-executive Director of SOCAM Development Limited in January 2019.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from Wellesley College in Massachusetts.
Suzanne Cheng has been Chief Financial Officer of the Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited since 2012. She is a qualified accountant with membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms Cheng holds a Master of Science degree in Finance. She has more than 24 years of experience in accounting and finance for corporate and banking sectors.
Ms. Winnie Chiu, JP holds a BSc from King’s College, University of London and currently is the President & Executive Director of Dorsett Hospitality International, Executive Director of Far East Consortium International Limited (FEC, HKSE: 035) and the Chairman of AGORA Hospitality Group Co., Ltd (Stock code: 9704 - the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange). As of Jan 2022, the portfolio of the major shareholder of Dorsett’s parent company FEC owns, manages and develops 64 hotel properties with approximately 14,000 rooms worldwide through different structures.
Ms. Chiu is a strong supporter of the Greater Bay Area’s new economy ecosystem, especially start-up companies and young entrepreneurs in technology, healthcare, ESG sectors, etc. . She is the management team member of Beyond Venture Fund, advisory committee member of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund (Greater Bay Area) as well as Astera Capital Fund. In addition she provides strategic and operational advice to a number of other investment funds.
Ms. Chiu is the Council Member of the University of Hong Kong, Chairman of Hong Kong Art School, Council Member of Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Joint Vice President of The Society of The Academy for Performing Arts, Board Member of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Asia Youth Orchestra, and Wu Yee Sun College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Ms. Chiu has also served on a number of government committees in various capacities as the Vice Chairman, Vice Convener of Advisory and Public Relations Committee of Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, Council Member at The Better Hong Kong Foundation, Board Member of The Community Chest, Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, Honorary Vice President of The Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners and Member of Hong Kong –Japan Business Co-Operation Committee.
Ms. Chiu has also been accorded an Honorary Fellowship by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Vocational Training Council, the 2017 Female Leader Legacy Award, the Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Award, the World Outstanding Chinese Youth Award and the Women of Hope Award: Global Champion category, Forbes Asia Top 12 Asia’s Power Businesswomen and the Hong Kong Professional Elite Ladies Award.
Yina is the Principal and founding team member at Saltagen Ventures, a global venture capital firm where she leads over 14 deals across Canada, US, Denmark, Australia and Hong Kong, covering fields from medtech, food tech, nanotech to AI.
She also leads Women In Work, a Hong Kong media company, on the side as General Manager. She drives different initiatives on helping female become innovation leaders in different industries, supporting local Hong Kong brands founded by female and building a community.
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