Projects and Facilities Committee

Chairman

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. 




Vice-Chairman

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.

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

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.

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.