Mr. Ho is the Partner of PwC. He has over 29 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.
Mr. Ho 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 appointed by Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China as the Hong Kong Accounting Advisor and is a member of Election Committee of HKSAR. He was awarded as Outstanding PolyU Alumni in 2017 and serves on a number of advisory boards of universities in Hong Kong.
Ms. Tse is General Manager of Commercial Banking Department of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. She is an experienced banker, she joined BOCHK in 1989 and has since held various managerial positions. She was appointed as Deputy Chief Executive of Nanyang Commercial Bank (China) Limited in Shanghai overseeing corporate banking and treasury markets business from 2008 to 2012. She was appointed the Vice Chairman and the Chief Executive of Chiyu Banking Corporation Limited from August 2012 to February 2016 with overall responsibility for the business and operations management of the bank.
Ms. Tse serves as a member of the Estate Agents Authority, Hong Kong Export Credit Insurance Corporation Advisory Board, Employees Retraining Board and General Committee of Federation of Hong Kong Industries.
Ms. Tse graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989 with Bachelor of Business Administration degree, and obtained her EMBA degree in 2007 from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Mak is the Permanent Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Mr. Mak joined the Administrative Service in 1991 and has served in a number of policy bureaux and departments, including the former Information Technology and Broadcasting Bureau, the Civil Service Bureau, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Washington and the Post Office. He was Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA from July 2018 to September 2021, and served as Director, Celebrations Coordination Office from January to July 2022.
*Appointed on an ex-officio basis
Mr. Choi 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.
Mr. Choi 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.
Alongside his professional career, he has held multiple leadership roles in NGOs and professional bodies that focus on design, innovation and the community. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at HKU, Trustee of Rhode Island School of Design, Advisory Committee Member of the HKTDC Infrastructure Development, Advisory Committee Member of PolyU Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation, Member of HKU Campus Development and Planning Committee, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design, and Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Workers’ Health Centre. Donald is the Chairperson of the Construction Innovation and Technology Application Centre and also serves on the board of Habitat of Humanity Hong Kong, Hong Kong Green Building Council, Business Environment Council and Hong Kong Design Centre.
Ir Hon joined the civil service after graduating from the University of Hong Kong in 1980. He had worked in different engineering works departments before his retirement as Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), HKSAR Government in 2018. In the earlier dates of his engineering career, he was instrumental to the completion of a number of major infrastructural projects including the Strategic Sewage Disposal Scheme Stage I, various flood alleviation projects and Central-Wanchai Bypass. More recently during his tenure in the Development Bureau, he instigated regeneration of the construction industry by advocating the “Construction 2.0 – Time to change” roadmap.
Ir Hon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a master degree in Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong. He also holds a degree in Bachelor of Laws (external degree) from University of London. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers and Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Ir Hon joined the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers as Chief Executive of Secretary since September 2020. He retired from this position with effect from July 2023.
Mr. Ng, 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.
Dr. Philip Zhai, aged 48. Dr. Zhai obtained a Ph.D from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom in 2000 and a bachelor’s degree in Material Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1996.
He has taken a role of President for Ascendent Capital Partners (Asia) Limited based in Hong Kong from October 2018. Ascendent is a private equity firm focused on mid-market Greater China investment opportunities, managing capital for global renowned institutional investors including sovereign wealth funds, endowments, pensions and foundations.
He has over 20 years of experience in corporate development and investment banking. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of China Alpha Fund Management (HK) Limited and Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited.
Besides career life, he is currently the Executive Vice Chairman of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong, the Vice President of Tsinghua Alumni Association of Hong Kong and the Director of HK & Macau Taiwanese Charity Fund Limited. He is also a committee member of Shaanxi Committee of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.