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Cyberport Advisory Panel

The Cyberport Advisory Panel (CAP) was established in the second half of 2017 for the purpose to gather input and advice in regards to all matters related to the strategic direction and development of Cyberport. CAP consists of top-calibre leaders and renowned personalities with rich experience from the technology, investment, media, academic and corporate sectors as well as the community. The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cyberport chairs the Cyberport Advisory Panel.


Clifford CHIU

Mr. Clifford K. Chiu is a corporate director and private investment firm senior advisor, as well as a board or committee appointee to government bodies and non-governmental organizations in the financial services, enterprise software, data and technology-enabled solutions, healthcare, education, social welfare and the arts sectors located in the United States and Hong Kong.

A retired partner in 2014 at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) who founded and led capital raising and investor relations for the Asia Pacific region, Mr. Chiu is currently a director of Finastra plc, Tibco Software, Inc., Cambium Learning Group (NASDAQ:ABCD), Ping Identity, Inc., Infoblox, Inc. and Regulatory DataCorp., Inc. He serves as a senior advisor to Vista Equity Partners and Neuberger Berman Group in the United States and Hong Kong, and is a government appointee to the Market Development Committee of Financial Services Development Council and to the Investment Committee of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

With a career spanning 38 years, Mr. Chiu previously served as a managing director & head of Asian institutional business at JP Morgan Asset Management and managing director & co-head of Japan investment banking and then head of Hong Kong investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup and its predecessors in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo. He is a former director of Hsin Chong Construction Group (Hang Seng: 0404.HK) and the Hong Kong Hospital Authority’s United Christian Hospital and Tseung Kwan O Hospital for over a decade.

Now with residence in Austin, Texas and Hong Kong, Mr. Chiu is a director of the St. James Settlement, an advisor to Cyberport.hk and a member of the finance committee of Seton Health Family. A lifelong champion of education, Mr. Chiu currently serves on the global advisory board of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where in 2015 he was appointed the first “distinguished executive-in-residence” at its Hong Kong campus. The Chiu family have endowed annual scholarships for the underrepresented at his alma maters Chicago Booth and the University of Pennsylvania as well as the Hong Kong University Medical School, Pomona College and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where in 2017 he was named a senior fellow at the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurialism. Through the Clinton Global Initiative, Mr. Chiu launched a 2015 commitment to action, “K-12 Learning Through Global Connectivity” in language arts and STEM skills.

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Rosanna CHOI

Rosanna Choi is a founding partner of CW CPA, a medium-sized Certified Public Accountants firm in Hong Kong.

Rosanna is a council member of Hong Kong Baptist University (“HKBU”) and the Honorary Treasurer of HKBU’s Council and Court. She was a director of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited from June 2012 to March 2018 and the Chairperson of its Audit Committee from 2014 to 2018. In addition, she is a board member of Social Ventures Hong Kong and a member of the Hong Kong Government’s Business Facilitation Advisory Committee.

Rosanna is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”). She serves on the ACCA Council (global) and has been the Chairperson of ACCA’s Global Forum for SMEs since 2013.

Rosanna holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Sydney, Australia, and a Master’s degree in Information System Management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Mr. Eric Chong currently serves as President & CEO of Siemens Ltd. since 2011, leading the overall strategy in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization and delivering sustainable solutions for infrastructure, energy and industry in Hong Kong and Macao.

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse with 170+ years of history. Siemens is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries.

Mr. Chong is currently the deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Business Environment Council (BEC) and is serving as the Chair of Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group under BEC dedicated to promoting the awareness of Climate Change among businesses. He also serves as the Board Member of the Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre (CITAC) as well as member of Cyberport Advisory Panel (CAP). As a senior executive for more than 20 years, Mr. Chong has worked at various countries in Asia, including 10 years in China.

Mr. Chong started his career in Singapore with GEC Plc of UK before joining Siemens in North East Asia region. He received his tertiary education in Electronics Engineering and Business administration and holds a MBA from Henley Management College, UK.

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Dr. CHUI Sai-peng

Dr. Chui Sai-peng has extensive professional experience in urban planning, civil and structural engineering and project management. He was responsible for many urban studies and projects in Macao, including the “21st Century Macao City Planning Guideline Study”, “Creative Industries District Conceptual Study” etc.

Dr. Chui is the President of CAA City Planning and Engineering Consultants Ltd., Macau, the President of Da Chang (Zhuhai) Concrete Pile Co., Ltd., the CEO of Parafuturo de Macau Investment and Development Ltd. He also holds various public service positions, including the Deputy of the Macao SAR to the 12th National People’s Congress, Deputy of Legislative Assembly of the Macao SAR, the Macau Chairman of The Mainland-Macau Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation, member of the expert panel on "Greater Pearl River Delta Urban Coordinated Development Planning Study". In recognition of Dr. Chui's contribution, he was awarded the Professional Medal of Merit by the Macao Government in 1999 and the Macao SAR in 2004.

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Dr. Theodore S FAUNCE

Dr. Theodore S. Faunce is an educationalist with particular interest in the future of education in China. Prior to his tenure as Headmaster of Chinese International School in Hong Kong from 2006 through 2017, Dr. Faunce served for eight years as Director of the American Section of the Lycée International in St. Germain-en-Laye, outside of Paris, also a dual-language school. He previously taught French for fourteen years at the Episcopal High School, a coeducational boarding school in Virginia. Dr. Faunce was a recipient of the CASE Chief Executive Leadership Award (Asia-Pacific) in 2010. He has been a participant in the G20 Schools conference since 2009 and a keynote speaker at conferences throughout the Asia Pacific region. Following graduation from The Hotchkiss School, Dr. Faunce attended Princeton University, where he earned his B.A. and Ph.D. in Romance Languages. He serves as a director for Teach for China and is a member of the Hong Kong X-Tech Advisory Committee and the Cyberport Advisory Council.

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Helen S HUI

Helen Hui is Head of Global Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Hong Kong. She is responsible for the strategic direction of the bank’s Corporate & Institutional Banking business in Hong Kong.

Helen joined Standard Chartered Bank since 1998 and has held several key management positions in Corporate & Institutional Banking and Retail Banking. Prior to her appointment in the current role since 2015, she was the Head of Transaction Banking in Hong Kong from 2012 to 2015. Helen also spent over seven years in Taiwan as Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking from 2005 to 2012 and was instrumental in the integration and transformation of the business after the acquisition of Hsinchu International Bank. Helen is an international Banker who worked in Hong Kong, Taiwan and New York. Helen has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

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Francis YUEN

Mr. Yuen, aged 64, is currently the independent non-executive deputy chairman of Pacific Century Regional Developments Limited, the shares of which are listed in the Main Board of the Singapore Stock Exchange, an independent non-executive director of Agricultural Bank of China Limited, the H shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the A shares of which are listed on the A Shares Market of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and Shanghai Industrial Holdings Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Yuen was formerly chief executive of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (1988-1991), deputy chairman and executive director of the Pacific Century Group, deputy chairman and executive director of PCCW Limited and executive chairman of Pacific Century Insurance Holdings Limited.
Mr. Yuen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Shanghai People’s Political Consultative Conference, the chairman of the board of trustees of the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research, chairman of the advisory board of Ortus Capital Management Limited, and a member of the board of trustees of University of Chicago and Fudan University in Shanghai.

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Dr. Simon LEUNG Lim-kin

Dr. Simon Leung, a seasoned technocrat and devout educator.

Simon has spearheaded industry leading IT and telecommunications giants in the Asia Pacific region for over 30 years. From overseeing the growth of Motorola Asia Pacific Limited to numerous strategic achievements of Chairman and CEO of Microsoft’s Greater China Region.
Immediately prior to joining as Vice Chairman of NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited and CEO of Huayu Education Technology in March 2015, Simon has been at the driver seat for 2 years at the Harrow International School’s development in Asia Pacific. Well-versed in all-round business management from a macro-strategic level to day-to-day operations. Simon is both the insightful leader and the realist hands-on working partner.
Simon’s prevalence in education sees him as advisor to the Richard Ivey School of Business at the Western University, Canada; Treasurer and Council Member and Chairman of Finance Committee of Tung Wah College, Hong Kong; and International Advisory Committee Member to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He had also been a governor of Upper Canada College in 2009.
Simon holds an Honorary Doctorate in Law and Bachelor of Arts under Faculty of Science from Western University, Canada, in addition to a Business Administration Doctorate from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Simon has also received Dato’ship from the State of Penang in Malaysia.

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James Lloyd leads EY’s dedicated financial technology capability across Asia-Pacific, supporting both early-stage and incumbent financial service innovators, while simultaneously expanding the firm’s relationships with regulators, venture capital and other ecosystem participants. James is also an APAC representative of the firm’s global payments practice. Prior to EY, James helped build and scale a venture-backed alternative-finance platform enabling banks to profitably offer short-term unsecured loans to underserved small businesses. Before that, he worked with a bootstrapped e-commerce payment gateway combining direct-to-market customer acquisition with white-labelled full-service delivery for partner banks. Based in Hong Kong, James sits on a variety of fintech advisory panels, including the new-business committee of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC).

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Dr. William LO Wing-yan, JP

Dr. William Wing-Yan LO, JP is currently the Chairman of Captcha Media Ltd, a digital marketing & strategy agency, as well as that of a new retail advisory platform, OtoO Academy Limited & Strategenes Limited, a financial & strategy advisory firm in HK. Dr Lo is a Founding Governor of the Charles K Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease as well as The Independent Schools Foundation Academy, one of the most well known independent schools in HK. He has also been the Chairman of Junior Achievement Hong Kong since 2013. Dr Lo started his business career at McKinsey & Company and had subsequently held various top management posts at HK Telecom, Cable & Wireless plc, Citibank, WPP plc, China Unicom, I.T Limited, South China Media Group and Kidsland International Holdings Ltd. He is renown for being the founder of Netvigator, the largest Internet business in Hong Kong, as well as iTV (the predecessor of NowTV), the first interactive and on-demand TV service in the world. Dr. Lo obtained a MPhil degree in Molecular Pharmacology and a PhD degree in Genetic Engineering/Neuroscience, both from Cambridge University, UK. In 1996, he was selected as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the Davos-based renowned global organization World Economic Forum. In 2000, he was selected as one of the top 25 Asia’s Digital Elites by the Asia Week magazine. Dr. Lo has held numerous Government appointments during his career and is currently a member of the Cyberport Advisory Panel and a Member of the Hospital Governing Committee of HK Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. He was a board member of the Broadcasting Authority as well as the ASTRI and the Science Park. He was also a founding member of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong’s Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) Listing Committee. In 1999, Dr Lo was appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) of HKSAR Government for his contribution to the city of Hong Kong. During the period 2003-2016, Dr Lo was a Committee Member of Shantou People’s Political Consultative Conference. Dr Lo serves as an independent non-executive director on the board of a number of publicly listed companies in HK, including Television Broadcasts Ltd (SEHK: 511), CSI Properties Ltd (SEHK:497), SITC Int’l Ltd (SEHK:13308), JingRui Holdings Ltd (SEHK:1862), Hsin Chong Group Holdings Limited (SEHK: 404) and Brightoil Petroleum Holdings Limited (HKSE:0933). He is also an independent non-executive director of the New York Stock Exchange listed Nam Tai Property, Inc. (NYSE:NTP).

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Mr. Andrew Macintosh

Andrew is non-executive Chairman of Acorus Investment management, a China-Africa private equity investor. The investment strategy focuses on contributing growth capital to expanding African businesses and facilitating Chinese participation in the form of co-investment, commercial partnership or strategic acquisition in Africa.

Previously, Andrew was the General Manager of Banking for National Australia Bank in Hong Kong, where he oversaw the private banking, commercial banking, and retail banking businesses. Andrew served on NAB's Asian leadership committee, asset and liabilities committee (ALCO), and chaired NAB's Asian investment committee. He oversaw the acquisition of a licensed boutique asset management firm in Hong Kong, that specialised in alpha generating strategies from optimised sector allocations. Andrew was an approved alternate bank CEO by Hong Kong's banking regulator. Prior to this, Andrew worked for Westpac, JP Morgan and investment bank Jardine Fleming. Andrew also founded and successfully grew an Australasian technology consultancy company for 9 years.

Andrew holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from The University of Sydney Graduate School of Management. He has made over 25 appearances in the media including the South China Morning Post and the Australian Financial Review. Since 2010, Andrew has served as adjunct faculty at Macquarie University’s Graduate School of Management and regularly guest lectures at the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Business and Economics. Andrew is also a current or former board member of several private investment companies. Andrew also serves on several not-for-profit boards including the Australian Chamber of Commerce in HK (as Chairman) and two school boards in Asia. Andrew is the chairman of the Governance Committee of the Australian International School in Hong Kong, and Andrew facilitates the Australian Institute of Company Directors' International Company Directors' course in Asia.

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Peter KOO

Peter Koo is one of the Practice Builder of Deloitte's Fintech Assurance practice and is one of the Practice Leaders of our Advisory in Audit - IT in China and Hong Kong. He was appointed as the National Leader of Security, Privacy, and Resiliency Consulting Services in Greater China Region in 2012. He leads and manages Privacy & Security Services, risk management consulting services in Sarbanes Oxley Attestation/Readiness, Internal Audit, Corporate Governance, Information Technology Due Diligence, System Processing Consulting and Re-engineering as well as Fintech Assurance & related Advisory. He was assigned as the National leader of the firm’s eBusiness Security and Certification Authority/PKI consulting services in 2000. He also serves the firm’s various industry groups, including the Global Financial Services Industry (GFSI) Group as well as the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Group.

Peter has been an organizer, moderator and panellist of a number of FinTech events and activities, including the organized in 2017 such as the Deloitte's Hong Kong Technology Fast 20 and Rising Star Program, START Fintech Conference 2017, Info Security Conference, IES 2017 FinTech Forum, and ISACA FinTech Panel. With the honour being interviewed by live TV program and local magazines, Peter is recognised as a FinTech expert. He is also being appointed as an advisor on the Hong Kong Blockchain Society, FinTech Association of Hong Kong, and the HK Invotech.

Having served the firm in numerous countries, he also led the Internet Security Consulting Services in the West Coast of both Canada and United States of America. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in different internal audit departments within the Federal Government of Canada, with specialization in System Process Consulting and Business Process Re-engineering as well as Risk Management. He has been identified as an icon in the domains of Technology Risk Management Consulting of Deloitte and contributed much in the IT/business communities.

Peter is certified to implement WebTrust Assurance Services and is the founder of Certification Authority/Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) initiative for Hong Kong office. He plays a key role in the WebTrust and Certification Authority for CARO compliance standard setting committee for the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). He is also a committee member of the Digital, Information and Telecommunications ("DIT") Committee of HKGCC. Peter has been communicating and liaising with HKMA FinTech Facilitation Office and SFC on behalf of Deloitte over different initiatives including Block Chain and Fintech related matters.

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Teresa KO Yuk-yin, BBS JP

Teresa is Freshfield’s China Chairman and Senior Partner, Hong Kong.

Described as “an icon in the industry”, she is one of the most prominent corporate and securities lawyers in Hong Kong. Teresa has helped numerous businesses list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE), including Chinese state-owned, privately owned and international companies. Many of these were high-profile or "first of a kind" ground-breaking transactions. She has listed seven out of ten of the largest IPOs in Hong Kong including China Tower, the world's biggest IPO in 2018. She has also advised public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate governance matters.

Teresa currently serves as one of four co-Chairmen of the HKSE’s inaugural Listing Review Committee. She is also a Deputy Chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)’s Takeovers and Mergers Panel, a member of the SFC’s Takeovers Appeal Committee, a Trustee of the IFRS Foundation and a member of the Cyberport Advisory Panel.

Among her many public service appointments, Teresa was the first female to chair the HKSE’s Listing Committee (between 2009 and 2011) and served as its Deputy Chairman from 2006 to 2008. She also served as a non-executive director of the SFC from 2012 to 2018.

Teresa joined Freshfields in 1988, becoming a partner in 1993 and China Chairman in 2011.

Teresa earned a first class master’s degree in law from Jesus College, Cambridge, England.

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Daryl NG

Mr. Daryl Ng Win Kong, JP, aged 41, an Executive Director since April 2005 and Deputy Chairman of the Sino Group since November 2017, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, a Master Degree of Science in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in New York, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Savannah College of Art and Design and an Honorary University Fellowship from The Open University of Hong Kong. He is also a Non-Executive Director of The Bank of East Asia, Limited, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a Non-independent & Non-executive Director of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited, a company listed on the main board of the Singapore Stock Exchange. He is a member of the Global Leadership Council of Columbia University in the City of New York, a member of the 10th Sichuan Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”), a member of the 12th and 13th Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPPCC, a member of the 10th and 11th Committees of the All-China Youth Federation and the Deputy Chairman of the Chongqing Youth Federation. He is the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong United Youth Association, a member of the Executive Committee of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, a Council Member of the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF and a Council Member of The Hong Kong Management Association. Mr. Ng’s major public service appointments include being a member of the Social Welfare Advisory Committee of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”), a co-opted member of the Community Care Fund Task Force of Commission on Poverty of HKSAR, a member of the Estate Agents Authority of HKSAR, a member of the Council of the University of Hong Kong, a member of the Court of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a member of NUS Medicine International Council at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of National University of Singapore, a member of the Board of M Plus Museum Limited, a Board Member of National Heritage Board, Singapore and a member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council Mainland Business Advisory Committee. He is a Director of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong and a Director of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. He is the eldest son of the Chairman of the Sino Group Mr. Robert Ng Chee Siong and the eldest grandson of the late substantial shareholder Mr. Ng Teng Fong.

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Sherry leads City of London’s policy and trade & investment strategy for Asia. She works closely with HM Government and regulators and stakeholders in Financial and Professional services to create sustainable links with Asia including Greater China, India and Singapore. She engages with policy leads in foreign jurisdictions to promote and enhance London’s position as a global financial capital.

Previously, as Minister-Counsellor and Director at the British Embassy in Beijing, Sherry was responsible for promoting trade and investment between the UK and China through her team based in cities throughout mainland China, Hong Kong and London. Prior to working for the UK Government, Sherry was an investment banker specializing in public listings, venture capital and Mergers & Acquisitions. She also was an entrepreneur who founded, built and exited several financial, technology, telecommunications, internet and travel industry startups.

Sherry has held several Executive and Non-Executive positions on Boards of companies in the UK, Ireland, USA, and Canada.

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Professor Peter MATHIESON

Professor Peter Mathieson is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh.

Professor Peter Mathieson is the fifteenth President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, and assumed office in April 2014.

Professor Mathieson was born and educated in the United Kingdom. He attended a state grammar school in Penzance, Cornwall, becoming Head Boy in 1977. He was awarded an unconditional offer of a place to read Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College in 1978 and qualified from the University of London with First Class Honours in 1983. After junior medical posts in London, he obtained a research training fellowship from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to study at the University of Cambridge. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Cambridge in 1992.

He then became Director of Studies for Clinical Medicine at Christ’s College, Cambridge. After a further MRC fellowship he moved to Bristol in 1995 as the foundation Professor of Renal Medicine at the University of Bristol and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, North Bristol NHS Trust.

Peter was elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1999. Between 2003 and 2007 he chaired the Research Grants Committee of Kidney Research UK. He was a member of the Renal Association Clinical Trials committee from 1996 to 2007 and Chairman between 2000 and 2003. In 2007 he was elected as President of the Renal Association (the youngest in its history) in a competitive election by the membership and also became Head of the University Department of Clinical Science at North Bristol. In the same year he was appointed as Director of Research & Development for the North Bristol NHS Trust. He served the full three year term as President of the Renal Association and remained a Trustee for a further two years as Immediate Past-President.

In 2008 Peter was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Bristol. Following the formation of Bristol Health Partners, Peter was appointed as the founding Director in May 2012, a role which he undertook alongside the role of Dean. In April 2014, Peter assumed office as the 15th President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, a post he held until January 2018.

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Business and thought leader Barbara Meynert has executive expertise across a broad range of sectors. She has enjoyed an international career in merchant banking, commercial and regulatory institutions, and holds directorships in the corporate and non-profit sectors in Asia and Europe.

Barbara Meynert is Senior Advisor to the Fung Group and has been a long-time director and advisor to the Li and Fung Group and a number of their subsidiary companies. She serves on the Executive Council of the UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network and has a focus on the digital economy. She is a member of the Hong Kong Cyberport Advisory Panel, a member of the FinTech Advisory Council of the Astana International Financial Centre, Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong, a member of the Victor and William Fung Foundation Board, and Vice-Chair of the Hong Kong-Asean Economic Cooperation Foundation.

She played a crucial role as a director and advisor in the establishment of both the Hong Kong Airport Authority and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Before that, she served in executive roles in the international merchant banking industry. She was Managing Director of Barclays Investment Bank BZW in Hong Kong and Asia following her position as Chief Executive of Kredietbank’s Asia-Pacific operations.

Barbara Meynert holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of Hong Kong.

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Kishore Moorjani is a Senior Managing Director and leads the Asia efforts for Blackstone's Tactical Opportunities Group.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Moorjani was the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Credit Asia Capital, an Asian special situations investment firm he established in partnership with the Blackstone Strategic Alliance Fund. Prior to that, Mr. Moorjani was Co-Head of Asia at D.B. Zwirn, a $5 billion special situations investment firm, where he was involved in launching the Asian investment business. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Moorjani was with Colony Capital, where he held various positions across several of the firm's offices, including serving as the CEO of Colony Capital Taiwan.

Mr. Moorjani received an MBA and a BBA (Honours) from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto , where he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council

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Patrick POON Sun-cheong

Dr Patrick S.C. Poon, Chairman of Harvest SCP Group Company Limited, has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has gathered various accolades, including being the first Hong Kong born citizen to obtain the professional qualification of the Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the UK. Later he also obtained the fellowships of actuaries in Australia, the Chinese Mainland and Taiwan. He helped China Pacific Insurance (Group) Company Limited to be listed in the Stock Exchanges of Shanghai in 2007 and Hong Kong in 2009. In 2010, after helping China Pacific Life Insurance Company Limited receive the Best Life Insurance Company of the Year award in the Asia Insurance Industry Awards, Dr Poon remained as its top adviser until 2011.

Dr Poon is Chairman of Shing Cheong Charitable Foundation Limited and an ardent supporter of education. He is currently Chairman of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Foundation and a member of the University Court. He also serves as Deputy Chairman of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) Convocation Standing Committee and a member of HKU Court and Council, as well as a member of the Board of Governors of Hang Seng Management College. Dr Poon serves the community in many other roles, including as Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Seng Insurance Company Limited, Charter President of Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour and a member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

Dr Poon was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2013 and an Honorary Fellowship by his alma mater The University of Hong Kong in 2011.

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Jeffrey A. RHODA

Jeff Rhoda has spent more than 30 years in the technology industry with IBM in areas including sales, marketing, channels, and ibm.com. He is currently the General Manager, Greater China Group.

Prior to his current position, Jeff held general manager roles in both Korea and in Australia/New Zealand. Previously, he was the general manager of IBM’s government industry worldwide responsible for industry performance, strategy and strategic partnerships after leading public sector sales in IBM’s Growth Markets Unit covering 149 countries.

Jeff is an inaugural member of IBM’s Industry Academy and a member the corporate Growth & Transformation Team and the Client Experience Team. He has extensive global experience having lived in in Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul and Beijing in addition to his native USA.

Jeff holds a BS degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park and lives in Beijing.

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Sushil Saluja is Senior Managing Director for Accenture Financial Services in Europe, Africa, and Latin America (EALA).  He serves as a member of Accenture’s global Financial Services Board, which oversees a $7bn business worldwide.

Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Saluja led Accenture’s Financial Services business in Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong.  Before that, he led the Financial Services business in UK/Ireland, and Accenture Payment Services globally.  He has been Client Partner for two of Accenture’s largest banking clients in the UK, one for 8 years and one for 3 years.

Mr. Saluja serves on the Advisory Board for TheCityUK, an industry body representing and promoting financial services in London and the UK, which he helped set up and has been a member of since 2010.

In addition, Mr. Saluja serves on the boards of a few charities in London: Heart of the City, assisting small and medium enterprises to develop their corporate and social responsibility programmes; and The Princes’ Teaching Institute which aims to enhance the quality of academic standards in UK government schools.

Mr. Saluja joined Accenture in 1998 after studying Engineering at Cambridge University.  He lives in London with his wife Seema.

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Neil Shen is Founding and Managing Partner of Sequoia Capital China. He is also Co-Founder of Ctrip.com and Home Inns.

Neil Shen has been in the Forbes Midas List from 2012 to 2017 as the highest ranking investor from China. He has won numerous awards, including: the “Top Investor” on the ChinaVenture Hurun Midas List 2016; “Best Investor” on the 2016 ChinaVenture - Financial Times China Top Investors List; the “50 Most Influential Business Leaders in China” from 2015 to 2017 and the “30 Most Influential Investors in China” as according to Fortune Magazine in 2015 and 2016; and amongst the “Top 20 Venture Capitalists” according to CB Insights, in partnership with The New York Times, in 2017.

He is the Board Chairman of Yale Leadership Center in China, Director of Yabuli China Entrepreneur Forum (CEF), Vice Chairman of VC Funds Committee of Asset Management Association of China, Governor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, Member of Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, Trustee of Brookings Institution, Trustee of Asia Society, Rotating President of Future Forum in 2016, and Trustee of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

He received Master's degree from Yale University and Bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 

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Balaji Srinivasan joined the University of Chicago in September 2016. As the Vice President for Global Initiatives and Strategy and Senior Associate Provost, Bala oversees the central University’s global engagement activities and management of the University Centers in Hong Kong, Delhi, and Beijing. He also works to build academic partnerships and research collaborations with international partners, create global education opportunities, and strengthen our connections to foreign institutional partners, policymakers, and civic leaders. Bala collaborates closely with deans and faculty on academic opportunities, as well as with administrative leadership regarding issues of compliance and risk.

Prior to joining the University, Bala served as Managing Director of Och Ziff Capital Management, based in India and Hong Kong; Executive Director of Goldman Sachs Hong Kong; and Associate Director of Jardine Fleming in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Mumbai. Bala received a B.S. in Mathematics from CalTech in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1995.

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Mona TAM CHEUNG Chui-Fan

Mrs. Mona Tam has a wealth of experience in business and commerce, having worked in the industrial sector for some two decades, including serving as Executive Director of commercial organizations, Managing Director of trading companies and General Manager of manufacturing plants in Mainland China. Mrs. Tam has a strong repertoire of cross-functional corporate knowledge and skills with extensive professional business knowledge, connections in Mainland China and experience in handling mergers and acquisitions, restructuring of companies and cross-border joint ventures.

Mrs. Tam has also been active in public and community service. She was formerly appointed Part-time Member of the Central Policy Unit of HKSAR Government, subcommittee Member of the Food Wise HK Campaign of the Environment Bureau and is currently an advisor to Cyberport, HKSAR.  Mrs Tam has served as Clerk of Convocation, member of the Court of The University of Hong Kong and has personally participated in a number of significant committees and reviews including the Career Advisory Board of the HKU Senate. Mrs Tam is a member of the Board of Directors of HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education and a director of its China operations. She further actively participates in work relating to women status, youth education and charity for non-profit making organizations. She is a member of professional women's associations including the Zonta Club of Hong Kong, and a member of the International Affairs Sub-committee of the Hong Kong Federation of Women. She is also Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and Professional Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management. Mona holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from The University of Hong Kong.

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Gordon Watson is the former Regional Chief Executive of AIA Group responsible for 5 markets, including Hong Kong & Macau, Australia, the Philippines, Vietnam and New Zealand.  He was also responsible for Corporate Solutions business, Partnership Distribution, Healthcare and Vitality across the entire group.

Gordon was with AIG/AIA for over 30 years in various leadership positions in New York, London, Africa, the Middle East, Japan, Korea and Hong Kong.  He is known as a transformational global leader driving cultural change and has a passion for making a difference in peoples’ lives.

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Janet WONG Wing-chen, SBS

Miss Janet Wong was the Commissioner of the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region from 2009 to 2015. During this period, she was responsible for the formulation and implementation of policies pertaining to innovation and technology in Hong Kong.

Miss Wong joined the Civil Service as an Administrative Officer in 1980.  Over the years, she has served in various bureaux and departments, including the Independent Commission Against Corruption, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, the former Education and Manpower Bureau and the Home Affairs Department.  In 2004 Miss Wong was appointed to be the Head of the World Trade Organisation Sixth Ministerial Conference Coordination Office.  In 2006 she took up the post of Deputy Secretary (Works) in the former Environment, Transport and Works Bureau which became the Development Bureau upon the re-organisation of the Government Secretariat in July 2007.  She was then responsible for the Government's Capital Works Programme and heritage matters.

Miss Wong retired from the civil service in 2015.

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Mr. Andrew Yao, JP

Andrew Yao is the Chairman and CEO of Hong Kong Shanghai Alliance Holdings Limited (formerly known as Van Shung Chong Holdings Limited) listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1994. He also founded iSteelAsia Holdings Limited listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2001. He is Chairman of Hong Kong Shanghai Land Limited, a company investing in office and commercial property projects in downtown Shanghai. Past projects include Metropark, Central Park Putuo and Central Park Pudong.

He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and the Harvard Graduate School of Business. In December 2012, he was elected to the National People's Congress, becoming one of 36 Hong Kong deputies at the highest organ of state power in China.

Mr. Yao serves as Vice Chairman of Shanghai Federation of Industry and Commerce, Chairman of Hong Kong-Shanghai Economic Development Association and Shanghai Hong Kong Association. Board Member of HBS Global Alumni, Founding & Honorary Chairman of Hong Kong – Shanghai Youth Exchange Promotion Association, Board Member of Fudan University, Deputy Chairman of Council of Hong Kong Baptist University, Honorary President of Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai),and Maritime Silk Road Society.

He was also the Standing Committee Member of All-China Youth Federation, the Standing Committee Member of China People’s Political Consultative Conference of Shanghai(CPPCC), Vice Chairman of Youth Federation of State-owned Enterprises and Shanghai Youth Federation. He was former member of the Central Policy Unit of the HKSAR, former Chairman of the Hong Kong United Youth Association (2007 – 2008), founder of the Young President Organization (YPO) Shanghai Chapter.

Mr. Yao was awarded “Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong” in 2004 and was awarded Justice of Peace by HKSAR in 2008. In 2010 and 2011, was awarded “Annual Contribution Award of Shanghai Youth Federation”. In 2016, the HKSAR Government, awarded him the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) for his contribution to the promotion of youth development in Hong Kong.

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Francis LEUNG

Mr. Francis Leung was a prominent investment banker in Asia with nearly 30 years of experience in investment banking.  Mr. Leung pioneered the listing of Mainland Chinese companies, initially in the form of “Red Chips” and subsequently in H-shares, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  He is hence often referred to as the “Father of Red Chips”.  His last engagement in the investment banking industry was the Chairman of Citigroup Global Markets in Asia during July 2001 and June 2006.

Mr. Leung is a senior advisor to CVC Capital Partners and he has been an active angel and venture capital investor.  He also serves as the Chairman of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies and a member of the 12th National Committee of the China People’s Political Consultative Conference.  He was a member of each of the Takeovers & Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeal Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission from 1992 to 1998 and a member of the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange from 1992 to 1993.

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Edward TSE

Dr. Edward Tse is founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company. A pioneer in China’s management consulting industry, Dr. Tse built and ran the Greater China operations of two leading international management consulting firms for a period of 20 years. He has consulted to hundreds of companies – both headquartered in and outside of China – on all critical aspects of business in China and China for the world. He also consulted to the Chinese government on strategies, state-owned enterprise reform and Chinese companies going overseas. He is the author of over 200 articles and four books including both award-winning The China Strategy (2010) and China’s Disruptors (2015) (Chinese version «创业家精神»).

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Ms Jeny Yeung

Ms Jeny Yeung is the Commercial Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate of MTR Corporation Limited (‘MTRCL’). She is also the chairman of the board of Ngong Ping 360 Limited and a director of some members of MTRCL’s group. Ms Yeung is a fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing and a chartered fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.

Ms Yeung is an external member of the Cyberport Macro Fund Investment Committee of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (‘Hong Kong Cyberport’), a member of the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme, the Advisory Committee on Enhancing Employment of People with Disabilities, the Marketing Management Committee of The Hong Kong Management Association, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Infrastructure Development Advisory Committee, and a non-official member of the Immigration Department Users’ Committee. She was a director of Hong Kong Cyberport and a member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.  

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Helen ZEE

Ms Helen ZEE, aged 49, is currently Managing Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Haitong International Capital Limited.  She has been appointed as member to the Listing Committee of Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 24 May 2013. She is currently a panel member of the HKSAR Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal which is a review body established under the Securities and Futures Ordinance.

She serves as a board member on the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board which is a statutory body established under the Deposit Protection Scheme Ordinance.

She is a member of the Investment Committee of HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund, and a member of the Steering Committee and Investment Committee as well as an ex-officio member of the Committee on Self-financing Post-Secondary Education Fund, both funds administered by Education Bureau under the HKSAR Government.

She is also a member of Investment Advisory Committee of Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund administered by Home Affairs Bureau. She serves as a General Committee member and chairperson of membership service committee of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies Limited.

She is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California, Berkeley, United States and a law degree from University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.

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