Board of Directors

Chairman

Managing Director, Fook Tin Group Holdings Limited

Dr. Sunny CHAI Ngai Chiu

BBS, JP, MBA (CUHK-EMBA), ENGD (CITYU-SEEM)

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
  • Member, Governance Committee of Hong Kong Growth Portfolio, HKSAR
  • Ex-officio member, InnoHK Steering Committee, Innovation and Technology Commission, HKSAR
  • Member, Enterprise Support Scheme Assessment Panel of Innovation and Technology Fund, HKSAR
  • Member, Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme, HKSAR
  • Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Industries
  • Committee Member, Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong
  • Council Member, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • Chairman, Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • Chairman, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Foundation
  • Chairman, The Advisory Board of the Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Member, Court of City University of Hong Kong
  • Governors, Board of Governors, Tung Wah College
  • Committee Member, Chongqing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

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 assumed the post of the Permanent Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in July 2019.

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

Founding & Managing Partner, APlus Partners Management Co., Limited

Mr CHEN Shuang

JP

Mr. Chen Shuang, JP, is currently the Founding & Managing Partner of APlus Partners Management Co., Limited.

Mr. Chen held positions of Director and Deputy General manager of China Everbright Holdings Co., Ltd., Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Decision Committee of China Everbright Limited (0165.HK), Executive Director and Chairman of China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (1848.HK), and Chairman of Everbright Jiabao Co. Ltd (600622.SH).

Mr. Chen is currently a non-official member of the Governance Committee of Hong Kong Growth Portfolio, a member of the Board of Director of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee’s Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, a member of HKTDC Mainland Business Advisory Committee, the Chairman of Hua Jing Society, the Permanent Honorary Chairman of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong, the Founding Chairman of Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association, a visiting professor of East China University of Political Science and Law, the Vice Chairman of China Mergers and Acquisitions Association, a Strategy Committee Member of France China Foundation, a Director of Chinese Life Express Foundation. He previously served as a non-official member of Financial Services Development Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Vice-Chairman of Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong.

Mr. Chen holds a Master of Laws degree from East China University of Political Science and Law and a Diploma in Legal Studies from the School of Professional and Continuing Education of the University of Hong Kong. He is a PRC qualified lawyer and a Senior Economist. Mr. Chen has over 28 years of experience in commercial and investment banking.

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, RIBA, RAIA, APEC ARCHITECT, FHKIA, FHKIUD, 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 was the former Chairman of the Architects Registration Board, HKSAR. He is the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, a Trustee of Rhode Island School of Design, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong and the Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Workers’ Health Centre. He also sits on the Executive Committee of Urban Land Institute, Hong Kong, Building Committee of CUHK Medical Centre, the Committee on Building Information Modelling of Construction Industry Council. He is also the Chairperson of the Board of Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre, a Board Member of the Habitat of Humanity Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Green Building Council and the Business Environment Council.

Chairman, Clarksdale Investment Limited

Ms. Cordelia CHUNG

Ms. Chung is a corporate leader with extensive multinational experience. Specialised in information technology, with knowledge in building industry, and trained and practised as a lawyer.

Ms. Chung spent over 20 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 currently serves as a non-executive director of Arup Group Limited and Grosvenor Asia Pacific Limited. She is Chairperson of Maryknoll Convent School Foundation, Chairperson of her private investment company Clarksdale Investment Limited and senior consultant at law firm Raymond T.Y. Chan, Victoria Chan & Co. For public service, 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, and Dalian CPPCC. 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

Mr. Kent HO Ching Tak

Kent Ho is the Founder and CEO of S28 Capital - a technology venture capital fund with US$170 million under management. The fund focuses on seed stage investing in the Enterprise SaaS and Infrastructure space. Previously he also co-founded Harbor Pacific Capital. Kent's previous early stage investments include: Palantir (NYSE), Coupang (NYSE), Zoom (NSDQ), Plangrid (acquired by Autodesk (NSDQ)) and Noom.

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 sits on multiple boards including Grace Wine Holdings Limited. He was formerly a member of the advisory board of the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council Technology Committee.

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 27 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 Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Appeal Board, Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme Vetting Committee 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.

Associate Professor,
School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Stephanie Ma Kwai Yee

Dr Stephanie Ma obtained her B.Sc. (Cell Biology and Genetics) and M.Sc. (Experimental Medicine) degrees from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She then graduated with a Ph.D. degree from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) with an outstanding ranking and was awarded the Li Ka Shing Prize for the Best PhD Thesis of that year. Since then,she has been working at The University of Hong Kong where she is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Director (Knowledge Exchange and Global) in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Dr Ma also currently serves as an Associate Director at the Knowledge Exchange Office at HKU and is also a Principal Investigator at the State Key Laboratory of Liver Research at HKU. Dr Ma's research interest is on exploiting stemness as a cancer cell vulnerability. According to the ISI Essential Science Indicator, Dr Ma has been listed, from 2010 to 2018, as the top 1% of most cited scholars under the category of 'clinical medicine' and 'all fields'. She is also the recipient of the 2008 Young Scientist Award in Life Sciences from the Hong Kong Institution of Science, the 2012-13 Outstanding Young Researcher Award from HKU, the 2014 Croucher Innovation Award, the 2014 Scientific Research Outstanding Achievement Awards (Second-class Award in Science and Technology Section) from the Higher Education Institution of China, the 2017 University of British Columbia Alumni Builder Award (Canada), the 2018 Ton Duc Thang University Scientific Prize - Rising Star Award (Vietnam) as well as the 2021 Research Grants Council (RGC) Research Fellowship Scheme. Dr Ma is a Founding Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences in which she currently serves as the Chair of their Outreach Committee.

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

Deputy Chairman, Sino Group

Mr Daryl NG Win Kong

SBS, JP

Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, SBS, JP, is Deputy Chairman of Sino Group.

Mr Ng has founded the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation to support Hong Kong’s growth into an international innovation and technology hub. It comprises educational initiatives like Go Code and OC STEM Lab, the sandbox platform of Sino Inno Lab to facilitate co-creation, provision of co-working spaces for start-ups as well as proprietary innovations like the award-winning City Air Purification System.

Mr Ng is also a Member of the Global Leadership Council of Columbia University, a Member of the 12th and 13th Beijing Municipal Committees of CPPCC, a Member of the Cyberport Advisory Panel, a Member of the Council of the University of Hong Kong, and a Member of the Singapore Management University International Advisory Council.

Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Savannah College of Art and Design. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Open University of Hong Kong.

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.

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 – 2021) and a legal practitioner. He also serves as a Council Member of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Member of Court of the University of Hong Kong.

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 Competition Commission, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Election Committee, Vice-chairman and observer of the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC), as well as Non-Executive Director of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority .

At the same time, Hon. NG is also a member of the Chongqing Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a Standing Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the China Association for Promoting the Peaceful Reunification of China Limited. He currently serves as an independent non-executive director of Yanchang Petroleum International Limited, MTR Corporation Limited and Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited. Besides, He is a Vice Chairman 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 sits on the Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development for the Hong Kong Chief Executive. He serves on various Government advisory committees, including the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, the Financial Infrastructure Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and also the Education Commission. Besides, he is a Board Member of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park.

He is passionate about community service. He is currently the Chairman of DiamondCab, an award-winning social enterprise focusing on barrier-free taxi services, Our Hong Kong Foundation, HKU Business School, 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.

Legislative Council Member - New Territories East

Hon Elizabeth Quat

BBS, JP

Hon. Elizabeth Quat, a Legislative Council member, is the current Chairman of the Panel on Health Services and the former Chairman of the Panel on Information Technology and Broadcasting. Hon. Quat has founded several non-profit organizations. She is the Founder and Honorary President of the “Smart City Consortium”, Founding President of the “Energy Saving & Environment Concern Alliance”, and one of the founders and former president of “Internet Professional Association”. Hon. Quat Elizabeth was the elected member of the HKSAR Election Committee for the Information Technology Sub-sector in 2006 and 2011. 

Her previous official appointments include member of the "Advisory Committee on Innovation & Technology", member of the "Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme Project Assessment Panel" of the Innovation and Technology Fund, Senior Advisory Committee Member of "The United Nations' Global Alliance For ICT and Development", member of the "Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee", and member of the "Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee".