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Management Biography

Herman LAM Heung-yeung

Chief Executive Officer

Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited


Mr Herman LAM joined the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited as the Chief Executive Officer in March 2010.  As the CEO of Cyberport, Mr Lam is responsible for leading, representing and administering the company as well as playing a prominent role in promoting and implementing Cyberport’s public mission strategies.


Within the public mission arena, Mr Lam sets the initiatives for comprehensive programmes which assist the development of Hong Kong as a hub for innovation and trade in ICT, and encourage the development and upgrading of ICT skills and resources in the wider community of Hong Kong.


Mr Lam is also active in community affairs and industry development, serving a number of statutory bodies such as the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee (2008-2016); Industry Facilitation Task Force (2010-2016); the Hong Kong Trade Development Council ICT Services Advisory Committee; the Hong Kong ICT Awards Steering Committee; Honorary Advisor Council of the Hong Kong Computer Society; the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association; the Digital Solidarity Fund Committee;  the Departmental Advisory Committee for the Department of Computer Science of City University of Hong Kong; the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme Administration Committee; the Information Technology Management Committee of the Hong Kong Management Association and the Advisory Board for the Department of Computer Science & Engineering of Chinese University of Hong Kong; the Advisory Board for the Innovation and Information Management of the University of Hong Kong and the Airport Technology Advisory Council.


As a pioneer in the technology industry, Mr Lam has been contributing his efforts serving on various competition judging panels throughout the years to promote and comment on ICT excellence in the industry, including the Hong Kong ICT Awards, Facebook Mobile Hack-Hong Kong, Computerworld Hong Kong Awards, the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards and the Asia Smartphone Application Contest.


Prior to his tenure with Cyberport, Mr Lam was the General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong Limited.  Mr Lam holds an MBA in Business Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas in the United States.

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Mark O. CLIFT
Chief Operating Officer
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

 

Mr Mark O. CLIFT, MBA, FRICS, FCIM, BSc (Hons), joined Hong Kong Cyberport in September 2003. He is responsible for all aspects of Campus Development and Management, including overseas marketing and promotion, tenant relations, facility and property management for offices, retail and venues, construction and project management, residential and office agency, and hotel management.  He is also the Acting CEO in the absence of the CEO.

 

Mr Clift has more than 25 years of global real estate experience, including asset and facilities management, valuation, agency and surveying. He started his career in the U.K. as Chief Estates Surveyor for the Derwentside District Council from 1988 to 1996. There he was responsible for developing and implementing a full GIS system covering 2,000 ha of land, and was the land manager for Project Genesis, a 300+ha PPP scheme to transform a former steelworks site.

 

In 1996, Mr Clift joined First Pacific Davies Asia Pacific (now Savills) where he was Director of various property and facility management subsidiaries across the Asia-Pacific region. In 2002, he was appointed Head of Management Services, Asia Pacific, to Insignia Brooke (now CBRE) where he developed management services across Asia.

 

Mr Clift is British and has lived and worked in Hong Kong since 1996.

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Dr Toa CHARM Ka-ieong
Chief Public Mission Officer
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited



Dr Toa Charm, DBA MA, BSc, MHKCS, CBIP, joined Cyberport Hong Kong as the Chief Public Mission Officer in June 2016. As the CPMO of Cyberport, Dr Charm reports to the CEO of Cyberport and serves as a strategic partner in developing strategies and related initiatives to deliver Cyberport’s public mission.



With more than 25 years of leadership and extensive experience in FinTech, big data, business intelligence, and enterprise solutions, Dr Charm brings with him a wealth of experience from private consultancy, public administration, and academic sectors. He has built strong connections with the tech industry and served on a number of advisory boards of universities, start-up communities, NGOs, and other trade organisations including Hong Kong Computer Society, Tung Wah Hospital Group, City University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Trade Development Council.  He is the EXCO member and Vice President (Innovation and Technology Application) of Hong Kong Computer Society, Founder and Chairperson of Business Intelligence and Big Data, and Founder and Chairperson of FinTech SIG of Hong Kong Computer Society.  Dr Charm also served at widely-recognised tech industry players, such as being the associate partner of IBM Global Business Services Greater China, general manager of Oracle, general manager of Kingdee, and regional head of BI Competence Centre for HSBC Asia Pacific.



Dr Charm holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the City University of Hong Kong, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Minnesota State University.


Marvin LAI
Chief Investment Officer 
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

Mr Marvin Lai, EMBA, MA, MSc.FinMgt, MSc, BSc, FHKIoD, MHKSI, PMgr, joined Cyberport Hong Kong as the Chief Investment Officer in January 2017.  Mr Lai serves as a strategic partner to handle the management of the Cyberport Macro Fund and cultivate investor relationships, in particular, fortifying the network of venture capitalist and angel investors.



Mr Lai brings to Cyberport his 30 years of leadership and extensive financial services experience in investment and venture capital and private equity, as well as technology and consumption in the commercial, public, and academic sectors.  He has built strong connections with the start-up and financial industries and served on a number of advisory boards of investment and venture capital as well as science and technology associations such as Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, Hong Kong Business Angel Network, and the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Hong Kong.



Prior to joining Cyberport, Mr Lai held several senior management and consulting positions at investment companies, including iTM Ventures Inc, and Burgeon Group Consulting Ltd.  He began his career at leading technology players such as IBM and AT&T Bell Laboratories.



Mr. Lai holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University, respectively, a Master’s degree in financial management from the University of London, a Master’s degree in management research from Macquarie University (MGSM), and EMBA degrees from INSEAD and Beijing Tsinghua University (Tsinghua SEM).

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