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.
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.
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
Mr. Eddie MAK is the Permanent Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Eddie 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. 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 non-executive director of Arup Group Limited and Grosvenor Asia Pacific Limited and independent non-executive director of Hang Seng Bank 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. Ms. Chung also serves on Hong Kong Government Human Resources Planning Commission and Hong Kong Government Research Grants Council. Her past services include Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee, Singapore University of Technology and Design Board of Trustees, Hong Kong Polytechnic University Council, Court of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Singapore Government Economic Strategies Committee and Dalian CPPCC.
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 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 Vice-President and Co-Chair of their Outreach Committee.
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.
Hon. Elizabeth 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.
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.
Dr. Samson 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.
Samson 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.
Samson 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.