Mr. Conrad Chan, a practising lawyer in Hong Kong, is one of the founding partners of Kwok Yih & Chan. He is a corporate and M&A lawyer specialising in M&As and takeovers, private equity transactions, IPOs and capital markets fundraisings, and securities regulatory investigations. Throughout his career, Mr. Chan has advised a diverse range of clients across different industry segments locally and globally, including those in Mainland China. He has received recognition as a leading lawyer by prominent entities such as IFLRl000, Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global on numerous occasions.
Mr. Chan is currently a member of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeal Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission. He also serves as a member of the Listing Review Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and is the Tribunal Convenor of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel. Additionally, he is a member of Disciplinary Panel A of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Appeal Panel (Housing) under the Housing Ordinance.
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
Ms. Jennifer Chan, Chairman of DT Capital Limited, a listed company at HKEx engaged in investment.
Born in Hong Kong, spent her youth and received education in the Netherlands, Ms. Chan started her career as a corporate banker in early 90’s before she became entrepreneur in 2001 with SINOVA, a corporate services & advisory firm. In 2021 she started her latest venture Orientis Ltd., an investment advisory firm for family offices & venture capital firms interested in private equity investment in Europe.
Ms. Chan is also active in the community services and holds advisory positions in various institutions. At present, she is one of the General Committee members of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, a Member of Competition Commission, an Advisory Committee Member of Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme (ESR), a Member of the Trade and Industry Advisory Board (TIAB) as well as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Chan is licensed under SFO for type 6 & type 9 activities. She is also an INED at JBB Builders International Limited (Stock code: 1903).
Mr. Dennis Ho is a Partner at PwC. He has over 30 years of extensive experience in providing assurance and transaction-related services. He has assisted numerous companies in preparing for listing in Hong Kong, Singapore and other international stock exchanges. Mr. Ho frequently advises and assists local, mainland-based and multinational companies on corporate restructuring, transactions, mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Ho has made significant contributions to developing the accounting profession in Hong Kong. In 2015, he was the President of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and he continues to actively participate in many professional committees and statutory bodies of the Government of HKSAR. He is currently a member of Estate Agents Authority, the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform and the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Advisory Committee. He was appointed by the Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China as the Hong Kong Accounting Advisor. He also serves as a member of the Election Committee of HKSAR. He was awarded as an Outstanding Alumnus by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2017. He currently serves on several advisory boards of universities in Hong Kong.
HON Quat, a Legislative Council member, is the current Chairman of Panel on Environmental Affairs, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Members' Interests, former Chairman of the Panel on Health Services and the Panel on Information Technology and Broadcasting. Hon. Quat has founded several non-profit organisations. 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 the Internet Professional Association. Hon Quat was appointed as Member of The Deposit-taking Companies Advisory Committee. She was an elected member of the HKSAR Election Committee for the Information Technology Sub-sector in 2006 and 2011.
Hon Quat’s 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.
Dr. Samson Tam is a technology-driven entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in business management and the founder of "Instant-Dict". He has actively participated in angel investment, demonstrating a keen interest in creating an ecosystem to nurture startups.
Currently, Dr. Tam serves as the Chairman of Group Sense Limited and Hong Kong Industry-University-Research Collaboration Association. He is also a Partner of Hong Kong INNO Angel Fund, Shenzhen Baytech Capital, and Shenzhen Zebras Technology Startup Acceleration, and a member of the Cyberport Investors Network.
Dr. Tam was an elected member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Information Technology), Chairman of Hong Kong Business Angel Network, and Deputy Chairman of HKPC.
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.
Dr. Zhai 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.
Dr. Zhai 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, Dr. Zhai 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.