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. 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. Eugene Chan serves as the Executive Director and Managing Director of Man Yue Tech Group. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science from the University of British Columbia in Canada, majoring in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. With over 20 years of extensive experience in the electronic components industry, Mr. Chan received the Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong in 2008. Under his leadership, Man Yue Tech Group has not only become the world's No. 4 Aluminum Polymer manufacturer and No. 8 Aluminum E-cap manufacturer but has also broken the foreign monopoly on key components in the electronics and new energy industries.
In recent years, as the global push for energy transformation and carbon neutrality has gained momentum, Mr. Chan has been actively involved in the new energy sector, focusing on the development and application of innovative energy storage systems.
Mr. Chan currently holds several prominent positions in various professional organizations, including serving as the Executive Vice President of the Hong Kong Young Industrialists Council. He is also a General Committee Member of the Hong Kong Federation of Industries, Convenor of the Computer, Electronic & Optical Industry Committee of CMA, Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association, Executive Committee member of the FHKI Hong Kong Electronic Industries Council, Committee Member of the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Association, and Advisory Committee Member on Applied Physics of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University etc.
Prof. 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 a Professor and Associate Director (Knowledge Exchange and Global) in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Prof. Ma is also a Principal Investigator at the State Key Laboratory of Liver Research at HKU. Prof. Ma's research interest is on understanding how a more undifferentiated and stemness state in cancer can contribute to therapy resistance and tumor recurrence. According to the ISI Essential Science Indicator, Prof. 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), the 2021 Research Grants Council (RGC) Research Fellow Scheme as well as the 2023 Croucher Senior Research Fellowship. Prof. Ma is a Founding Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences in which she currently serves as Vice-President and Co-Chair of their Outreach Committee.
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.
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 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. Tam is a technology-oriented entrepreneur. He is the founder of "Instant-Dict" with over 30 years experiences in business management. Dr. Tam has been actively participating in angel investment, covering areas in information technology, smart manufacturing and internet health-care. He is also interested in AI, Robotics, Fintech and IC, etc., and keen on creating an ecosystem to nurture startups.
Dr. Tam is now Chairman of Group Sense Limited and Hong Kong Industry-University-Research Collaboration Association, Partner of Hong Kong INNO Angel Fund, Shenzhen Baytech Capital, Shenzhen Zebras Technology Startup Acceleration, member of Cyberport Investors Network, Trustee of the United College of the CUHK and Hon Vice Chairman of the PRD Council, Federation of Hong Kong Industries.
Dr. Tam was an elected member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Information Technology), Chairman of Hong Kong Business Angel Network, a Deputy Chairman of HKPC and Council Member of OUHK. He was awarded the “Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong” in 1992 and was named one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” in 1997. In recognition of his service and leadership in technology and the community, Samson was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by HKUST in 2008 and by OUHK in 2017.