Investment Committee

Chairman

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.




Members

Permanent Secretary for Innovation and Technology*

Ms. Annie CHOI Suk Han

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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

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.

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.

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.

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 Leading Enterprises Acceleration Programme (LEAP) of the HKSTPC.