Board of Directors

Chairman

Managing Director, Fook Tin Group Holdings Limited

Dr. Sunny CHAI Ngai Chiu

BBS

Dr. Chai assumed the position of Chairman of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation in July 2018. In the same year, he was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the HKSAR Chief Executive for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of innovation and technology development in Hong Kong, and was conferred a University Fellowship by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received the Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong in 2004. 

Currently the Group Managing Director of Fook Tin Group Holding Limited, Dr. Chai is actively contributing to the society by serving as:

  • Chairman, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
  • Committee Member, Chongqing Chinese Political Consultative Conference
  • Board Chairman, Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre Limited
  • Deputy Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Industries
  • Chairman, Electronics/Electrical Appliances Industries Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
  • Member of Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) Assessment Panel
  • Member of Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme (PASS)
  • Member, Court of City University of Hong Kong
  • Chairman, Departmental Advisory Committee of Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

Dr. Chai graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Rochester Institute of Technology (USA), and completed an Executive MBA program (EMBA) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2007. In 2010, he was awarded the Doctor of Engineering (EngD) from the City University of Hong Kong.




Official Member

Permanent Secretary for Innovation and Technology*

Ms. Annie CHOI Suk Han

JP

Ms Annie CHOI is the Permanent Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Ms CHOI joined the Administrative Service in 1986 and has served in a number of policy bureaux and departments, including the Civil Service Bureau, the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau and the Home Affairs Department. She was the Commissioner for Innovation and Technology from August 2015 to July 2019.

Ms CHOI obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Laws as well as Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from the University of Hong Kong. She also did postgraduate studies in Public Administration at Oxford University, UK and Tsinghua University, PRC.

 

*Appointed on an ex-officio basis

Members

Venture Partner, Sequoia Capital China Fund

Mr. Herbert CHIA Pun Kok

Herbert is currently Venture Partner of Sequoia Capital China Fund. With over 10 years of experience in data strategy and analytics, he has formed his own unique way of data-thinking and data-management, and has original insights in the future of big data. He has led Alibaba’s data team to make a series of significant achievements in the practical field of big data, including establishing a business and decision-making analytics framework for Alibaba Group’s business groups, developing intelligent data products, creating an operation team which contributes to the datamation of the group, successfully launching the public and proprietary Data Asset Management systems, and releasing the Data Protection Pact and so on.

Herbert was the leader of the Alibaba’s data team in 2014 which was named China’s Best Information Technology Team by Top CIO 2014. He was also rated as one of the Ten Most Influential Big Data Entrepreneurs in China by the State Information Center in 2017.  

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Chinachem Group

Mr. Donald CHOI Wun Hing

BFA , BArch , BSc, MA, MBA, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, RAIA, HKIA, HKIUD, PRC Class 1 Registered Architect Qualification, Registered Architect, Authorised Person

Donald has worked globally as architect and developer for over 30 years. He is familiar with both public and private projects and believes in the power of design and architecture to empower society. Clients have included Hong Kong Government, Airport Authority, Mass Transit Railway Corporation, Urban Renewal Authority, Public Works Canada, British Columbia Buildings Corporation, NGOs and the private sector.

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Chinachem Group. He was the Managing Director of Nan Fung Development and before Nan Fung, Director of Foster and Partners and the Authorised Person – Architect for the Hong Kong International Airport Passenger Terminal (HKIA Silver Medal Winner) and many infrastructure projects at Chek Lap Kok. The airport was awarded the Top Ten Construction Projects in the World and has won numerous awards including the Best Airport in the World since opening in 1998.

Donald lives in Hong Kong and is active in community services. He is a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, Trustee of Design Trust – Hong Kong, Vice President [Local Affairs] of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, Trustee of Rhode Island School of Design, and Chairman of the Board of Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre. He had taught at the University of Hong Kong and was the former Chairman of the Architects Registration Board, HKSAR. 

Chairman, Clarksdale Investment Limited

Ms. Cordelia CHUNG

Cordelia Chung is Chairman of Clarksdale, an investment and consultancy company. Ms Chung is also senior consultant at Raymond T.Y. Chan, Victoria Chan & Co, a law firm specialized in commercial law. Prior to it, Ms Chung led corporate strategy for LIXIL Corporation, a global manufacturer in building materials.

Ms Chung spent 24 years with IBM. She was the first Asian female executive to serve on IBM Chairman & CEO's Strategy Team, setting global directions. She held senior leadership positions including Regional General Manager for Southeast Asian countries; General Manager for IBM China/Hong Kong Limited and General Counsel for Asia Pacific.

Ms Chung serves on Hong Kong Government Human Resources Planning Commission, Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Government Research Grants Council, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Dalian CPPCC, and Maryknoll School Foundation and IMC. Her past services include Hong Kong Polytechnic University Council, Court of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Singapore Government Economic Strategies Committee.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, S28 Capital; Executive Director, Sing Tao News Corporation

Mr. Kent HO Ching Tak

Kent Ho is the Founder and CEO of S28 Capital - a San Francisco-based venture capital fund with US$170 million under management. The fund focuses on early stage technology companies with a strong emphasis on leveraging data to disrupt and transform traditional industries. Some of his previous investments include: Palantir, Coupang, Evernote, JD.com, and Zoom.

Kent is also an Executive Director of Sing Tao News Corporation, which maintains the highest circulation newspaper in Hong Kong as well as a presence in 4 continents.

Kent earned his M.B.A from Stanford Graduate School of Business and his B.A. from Duke University. He is an Honorary Trustee from Peking University. He also sits on multiple boards including Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Innovation & Technology Advisory Committee, and is an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong listed Grace Wine Holdings Limited.

Kent was selected for the Young Global Leaders by World Economic Forum in 2018.

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mr. Dennis HO Chiu Ping

Dennis is the Partner of PwC.  He has over 26 years extensive experience in providing assurance and transaction-related services as well as in assisting companies in preparing for listing in Hong Kong, Singapore and other stock exchanges.  Dennis is frequently involved in advising and assisting local, mainland-based and multinational companies on corporate restructuring, transactions, mergers and acquisitions. 

Dennis has been promoting the development of accounting profession in Hong Kong.  He was the President of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 2015 and he actively participates in many professional committees and statutory bodies of the Government of HKSAR. He is a member of Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Appeal Board, Steering Committee of Qualification Framework Fund of Education Bureau and a director of Urban Renewal Fund.  He is also appointed by Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China as the Advisor of the Government Accounting Standards Committee.

Managing Director, MaBelle Jewellery Co. Ltd

Mr. Theodore MA Heng

Mr. Theodore Ma is a Managing Director of MaBelle Jewellery Co. Ltd leading its overseas and online retailing business. Operating across 22 different online stores and platforms since 2004, MaBelle Jewellery has been serving customers in 76 countries and 400 cities around the world.

Mr. Ma is also the Co-founder of CoCoon, one of largest entrepreneurship communities in Hong Kong with over 1200 members and alumni. CoCoon helps to bridge the business innovation community with the startup community through hosting startup events, developing entrepreneurship education and angel investing. Through its signature monthly event, CoCoon Pitch Night, over 200 startups have been featured and collectively raised over HK$1.7B of angel funding since 2013.

Mr. Ma earned his Masters in E-Commerce & Internet Computing from the University of Hong Kong and his BA in Communication with a minor in Computer Science from Stanford University. He is the Director of the Stanford Club of Hong Kong, Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, Member of the HKTDC Jewellery Advisory Committee and Member of the Admission Panel of LEAP@HK Programme of the HKSTPC. 

President, Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers

Dr. Kim MAK Kin Wah

BBS, JP

Kim is currently President of Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, leading the mission towards establishing St. Francis University.  Kim holds the degrees of Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Cambridge University, MBA from City University London, and Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honours) from University of Western Australia.  Kim also holds the professional qualifications of Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology.

Kim won the Director of the Year Awards of the Institute of Directors in two consecutive years.   He has a combination of success in establishing strategies and business models for corporations and NGOs, working with government, legislators and the media, and leading major projects in Europe, Australia, Hong Kong and Mainland China.  

Active in community services, Kim has been awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star, and is a Justice of Peace.

Chief Executive Officer, Citi Hong Kong and Macau

Ms. Angel NG Yin Yee

Angel Ng has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Citi Hong Kong and Macau since 2018, and is responsible for all the businesses across the Citi franchise in the two markets. Angel is also a member of the Citi Asia Pacific Operating Committee.

Prior to assuming the CEO role, Angel was the Chief Executive and Consumer Business Manager for Citi’s consumer banking operations in Hong Kong. Before that, she was the Head of Retail Banking, Wealth Management, and Cards. Prior to Citi, she held a number of senior roles at Procter & Gamble and CLP Power Hong Kong. She began her career with HSBC.

Angel is currently a member of the following committees: Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee; Council of the Treasury Markets Association; Financial & Treasury Services Committee of HKGCC; Financial Education Coordination Committee under the Investor and Financial Education Council; Corporate Advisory Council of The Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute; Board of The Community Chest of Hong Kong; and Board Advisor of Teach for Hong Kong.

Legislative Council Member - Industrial (Second)

Hon Jimmy NG Wing Ka

BBS, JP

Honourable Jimmy NG Wing-ka is a member of the 6th Legislative Council who represents the Industrial (Second) Functional Constituency (2016 – 2020) and a legal practitioner. He also serves as a Council Member of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Besides being the Chairman of Hong Kong-Taiwan Business Co-operation Committee (BCC) and the Chairman of the Passport Appeal Board, HKSAR, Hon. NG serves as a member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Election Committee, an observer of the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC), as well as a member of the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC).

At the same time, Hon. NG is also a member of the Chongqing Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a council member of the China Peaceful Reunification Promotion Association and an Executive Vice President of the China Association for Promoting the Peaceful Reunification of Hong Kong. He currently serves as an independent non-executive director of MTR Corporation Limited, Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited, Yanchang Petroleum International Limited, China Weaving Materials Holdings Limited and a Vice President and Secretary General of the Hong Kong Association of Friends of Maotai.

Senior Partner and Managing Partner, Greater China of McKinsey & Company

Mr. Joseph NGAI

JP

Joe Ngai is currently a Senior Partner and the Managing Partner of McKinsey Greater China. He serves many of the region's leading banks, insurers and conglomerates on business transformation and digitalization. He is the co-author of two editions of “Life Insurance in Asia”, and frequently speaks on financial, management, youth and social enterprise topics.

Joe serves on various Government advisory committees, including the Financial Services Development Council, the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme, and the Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

He is passionate about community service. He is currently the Chairman of DiamondCab, an award-winning social enterprise focusing on barrier-free taxi services, Director of Diocesan Boys' School Foundation, Regional Association President of Phillips Exeter Academy, and previously, President of Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong.

Joe grew up in Hong Kong, where he studied at Diocesan Boys' School. He received his AB, JD and MBA from Harvard University.

Medical Advisor, Novartis Pharmaceuticals (HK) Ltd.

Mr. Gavin POON Ka Ming

MPH (HK) MPhil (Cantab)

Gavin Poon is currently a Medical Advisor at the Novartis Pharmaceuticals (HK) Ltd.  Gavin grew up in Hong Kong, and has extensive experience in the life science industry from commercial to clinical development and medical affairs.

He is keen about the impact of policy making and translational medicine, and has obtained BSc, MPH (Health Economics, Policy and Management) from the University of Hong Kong and MPhil in Experimental Medicine from the University of Cambridge.

Being a digital enthusiast, Gavin loves to study how disruptive technology change industrial practice.  He also serves as a member in the Committee on Innovation, Technology & Re-industrialisation and the Statistics Advisory Board of the Government.

Founder, SenseTime; Professor, Department of Information Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor TANG Xiao'ou

Prof. Tang Xiao’ou is founder of SenseTime, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company focused on computer vision and deep learning. Prof. Tang is considered one of the most influential AI scientists. Prof. Tang is also a professor at the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Associate Director of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Science, and the first foreign board member of Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad. 

Professor Tang is an IEEE fellow, a general chair of the ICCV in 2019 and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), one of the two leading journals on computer vision. In 2014, his work on facial recognition became the first facial recognition algorithm that surpassed human performance. The work was awarded the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the AAAI, one of the most prestigious AI conferences, in 2015. Professor Tang received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) in 2009. From 2005 to 2008, Prof. Tang was Director of Visual Computing at Microsoft Research Asia, where he accumulated valuable corporate R&D experience.

Professor Tang received a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996. He holds an M.S. degree from the University of Rochester and a B.S. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China.

Founding Managing Partner, Asia-IO Holdings Limited

Mr. Denis Tse Tik-yang

Mr. Denis Tse is the Founding Managing Partner of Asia-IO Holdings, a private equity manager specializing in Asia-nexus cross-border direct investment programs.  Denis is previously Head of Private Investments – Asia for corporate pension manager Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company, where he was named “40 under 40” by Chief Investment Officer magazine.  Prior to that Denis had a career in technology venture investing, and was the first Kauffman Fellow from an Asian venture capital firm.  Denis has an honorary bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and an MBA degree from INSEAD.

Founding President, The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong

Professor TSUI Lap Chee

GBM, GBS, JP

Professor Lap-Chee Tsui is the Founding President of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong. He is also President of Victor and William Fung Foundation, Hong Kong, and Director of Qiushi Academy for Advanced Studies and Master of the Residential College of International Campus, Zhejiang University, China. He is the 14th Vice Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong and, prior to which, he was Geneticist-in-Chief at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and University Professor at University of Toronto, Canada.

Professor Tsui received his Bachelor and Master degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and his PhD from University of Pittsburgh in 1979. He is world renowned for his research work in human genetics and genomics, notably the identification of the gene for Cystic Fibrosis in 1989 and, later, other human genetic diseases while conducting a comprehensive characterization of human chromosome 7.

Prof. Tsui is the recipient of many national and international awards, including the 2018 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Royal Society of London and Academia Sinica. He is also an Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), a Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureate. His other awards include 16 honorary doctoral degrees from prestigious universities around the world, the Orders of Canada and Ontario and Knighthood of the Légion d'Honneur of France. Prof. Tsui was appointed Justice of the Peace in 2001, and was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star and the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2011 and 2016 respectively.