Business Development and Admission Committee


Managing Director, Fook Tin Group Holdings Limited

Dr. Sunny CHAI Ngai Chiu


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.


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.


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


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

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.


Ms. Angel NG Yin Yee

Angel Ng is the Head of Asia Pacific for Global Wealth Management. She is responsible for overseeing the Citi Asia Pacific wealth business and personal banking franchises in Hong Kong and Singapore, including retail wealth, private banking, consumer banking, cards and loans. Angel continues to serve as CEO for Citi Hong Kong and Macau, a role she has held since May 2018, until her successor is announced. 

Angel joined Citi in Hong Kong in 1998. She has served in senior leadership roles across the franchise, including Head of Consumer Banking, Head of Wealth Management and Head of Cards.  

Prior to Citi, Angel held a number of senior positions at Procter & Gamble and China Light and Power Hong Kong. She started 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; 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.

Angel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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

Mr. Joseph NGAI


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.

Legislative Council Member - New Territories East

Hon Elizabeth Quat


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".