Business Development and Admission Committee

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
  • Member of Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) Assessment Panel
  • Member of Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme (PASS)
  • Member, Court of City University of Hong Kong

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.




Vice-Chairperson

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.

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.  

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

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. She previously served as the Head of Retail Banking, Wealth Management, and Cards at Citi Hong Kong.

Prior to Citi, she held a number of senior positions at Procter & Gamble and CLP Power Hong Kong. She began her career with HSBC.

Angel currently serves as a board or committee member of the following organizations: Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee under the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee; Council of the Treasury Markets Association; Financial & Treasury Services Committee of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; Corporate Advisory Council of The Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute; Financial Education Coordination Committee under the Investor and Financial Education Council; Insurance and Financial Services Industry Consultative Network under the Employees Retraining Board; Council of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (Vice President); Board of The Community Chest of Hong Kong; and Board Advisor of Teach for Hong Kong. Angel is also a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance.

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.