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Management Biography

Peter YAN King-shun

Chief Executive Officer


Mr Peter Yan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited. As the CEO of Cyberport, Mr Yan will lead the digital technology flagship to focus on fostering industry development, enterprise transformation and talent cultivation to realise Cyberport’s vision to create new impetus for Hong Kong’s new economy through digital technology.


Mr Yan has 32 years of experience in the information technology industry and is a fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society. Prior to joining Cyberport, Mr Yan was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of SUNeVision Holdings Limited; and had held various senior management positions in large consulting and information technology services companies including Accenture, Tradelink Electronic Commerce Limited, and Computer and Technologies Holdings Limited. Mr Yan has been active in public services especially in the areas of talent development and digital technology industry development, serving as advisors to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong, as well as the Board of Cyberport from 2011 to 2017.


Mr Yan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and received Executive Education from the Harvard Business School.


Howard Cheng

Chief Operating Officer


Mr Howard Cheng joined Hong Kong Cyberport in January 2018. Howard is responsible for managing all aspects of Cyberport’s campus development and management. He will lead the formulation and execution of Information Technology Operations, Technical Service, Facilities Management and Hotel strategies for Cyberport, and introduce the application of state-of-the-art digital technologies to serve Cyberport’s tenants, start-ups and the campus.


As an experienced business executive, Howard has managed complex operations in his roles as Advisor and Head of Planning and Development with Kowloon Motor Bus, prior to joining Cyberport. Howard was the Managing Director of Serco Group HK Limited, an international service company which specialises in managing complex facilities management-related operations in the public sector where he was overall in charge of the Hong Kong and China business; and was the Assistant General Manager of Hong Kong Airport Authority where he was in charge of various functions and businesses in airport management.  


Howard holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, plus an undergraduate degree in Applied Science in Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing from the University of Toronto.


Dr Toa CHARM Ka-ieong
Chief Public Mission Officer


Dr Toa Charm, DBA MA, BSc, MHKCS, CBIP, joined Cyberport Hong Kong as the Chief Public Mission Officer in June 2016. As the CPMO of Cyberport, Dr Charm reports to the CEO of Cyberport and serves as a strategic partner in developing strategies and related initiatives to deliver Cyberport’s public mission.


With more than 25 years of leadership and extensive experience in FinTech, big data, business intelligence, and enterprise solutions, Dr Charm brings with him a wealth of experience from private consultancy, public administration, and academic sectors. He has built strong connections with the tech industry and served on a number of advisory boards of universities, start-up communities, NGOs, and other trade organisations including Hong Kong Computer Society, Tung Wah Hospital Group, City University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Trade Development Council.  He is the EXCO member and Vice President (Innovation and Technology Application) of Hong Kong Computer Society, Founder and Chairperson of Business Intelligence and Big Data, and Founder and Chairperson of FinTech SIG of Hong Kong Computer Society.  Dr Charm also served at widely-recognised tech industry players, such as being the associate partner of IBM Global Business Services Greater China, general manager of Oracle, general manager of Kingdee, and regional head of BI Competence Centre for HSBC Asia Pacific.


Dr Charm holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the City University of Hong Kong, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Minnesota State University.

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