Chairman, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Mr Simon Chan has 40 years’ experience in banking, finance and information technology industries. He has served in many different positions in these sectors, having assumed the positions of the Vice Chairman, the Executive Director, the Chief Executive and other senior roles in Nanyang Commercial Bank, Limited and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. He has also served as the directors of Nanyang Commercial Bank (China), Limited, Cinda Financial Holdings Company Limited, Nova Credit Limited, Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited (“HKICL”), HKICL Services Limited, and Hong Kong Trade Finance Platform Company Limited. Mr Chan has also actively participated in relevant professional bodies and commercial organisations, as a long-serving member of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mr Chan has garnered extensive experience from his exposure to a wide range of areas, including information technology, corporate governance, organisational reform, risk management, group operations and IT security, for both long-term strategic development and project implementation.
Riding on his rich experience and professional knowledge, Mr Chan has been appointed and elected to senior roles in various public organisations and industry entities over the years. He is appointed by the HKSAR Government as the Chairman of Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited, a Member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Industry Development, a Member of the Steering Committee of the Research, Academic and Industry Sectors One-plus Scheme, a Member of the Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee of the Education Bureau, and a Member of the Finance Committee of the Housing Authority, and also serves as the Vice-President of the Council for the Promotion of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Cooperation, a Member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area Committee, the Chairman of the Banking & Finance Training Board of the Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong, and more. He is the past President of Information Systems Audit and Control Association China Hong Kong Chapter, and is the Vice-chairman of Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council Limited. He also serves as an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation.
Mr Chan graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, and obtained a Master’s degree in Science from the University of Ulster and a Master’s degree in Commerce in Accounting from the University of New South Wales. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Internal Auditor.
Executive Director of German Pool Group Company Limited
Professor Karen Chan, JP is Executive Director of German Pool Group Company Ltd and Founder of cultural artistic fashion brand Sparkle Collection. Prof. Chan holds double degrees in Business Administration and Economics from University of Washington, MA degree in Education from New York University, MSc degree in Marketing from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Fellowship from Vocational Training Council (“VTC”). Prof. Chan is also Adjunct Professor of Hong Kong Baptist University – School of Business and School Advisor of the Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (LiSPACE).
Prof. Chan’s accolades include FHKI Young Industrialist Award (2009), APEC Young Women Innovator Award (2013), Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award (2014), HKWPEA Outstanding Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Award (2017), JESSICA Most Successful Women Award (2020), APCIA HK Cultural & Creative Industries Award (2021), GBA Outstanding Young Entrepreneurs Award – Cultural and Creative and Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Award – Art & Culture (2022).
Prof. Chan is Founding Chairlady of HK O2O E-Commerce Federation Ltd.; Chairman of Arts Promotion Committee of Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Hong Kong Girl Guides Southern District Association; Vice Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Quality Mark Council; Council Member of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, VTC, Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd.; and Member of the Communications Authority and PCPD Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee.
Vice President (Research and Innovation), Chair Professor of Thermal and Environmental Engineering and the Director of Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor Christopher Chao is Vice President (Research and Innovation), Chair Professor of Thermal and Environmental Engineering and the Director of Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He oversees the planning and development of research, innovation and strategic research areas. As an accomplished scholar in thermal and environmental engineering, Professor Chao has published extensively in leading journals. He actively contributes to the professional community and the Government, and is keen to promote entrepreneurship and technology transfer.
Professor Chao received his BSc (Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering (First Class) from The University of Hong Kong, and obtained his MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong prior to joining The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in September 2021.
Senior Partner with KPMG, Hong Kong
Ms Ivy Cheung is the Senior Partner with KPMG, Hong Kong. She has been serving a portfolio of clients in the government, property, infrastructure and telecommunication sectors and has extensive experience in advising companies listed on Hong Kong and overseas stock exchanges.
Ms Cheung was the Past President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She currently serves as member/co-opted member of various public service committees, including the Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service, the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform, the Consumer Council Audit Committee and the Transport Advisory Committee. She is also an Honorary Advisor, a member of the Advisory Committee and the Inspection Committee of the Accounting and Financial Reporting Council. Ms Cheung is a board member of the Hong Kong Genome Institute and the Insurance Authority.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Nano Labs
Mr Jack Kong is Nano Labs’ (Nasdaq: NA) chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer. He has approximately 13 years of experience in business and corporate management and has more than 10 years of experience in Blockchain industry. He also served as a cochairman of the board of directors of Canaan Inc. (Nasdaq: CAN), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions. Mr Kong received a doctoral degree from Temple University in July 2023. At the same time, he also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Zhejiang Semiconductor Industry Association and the Vice Chairman of the Zhejiang Metaverse Industry Association.
Legislative Council Member of the HKSAR
Hon Lau Kwok-fan is one of the members of Legislative Council of the HKSAR with extensive practical experience in serving the community and public, especially the knowledge of land planning and development matters. He participates in various government consulting platforms, He serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Panel on Development of the Legislative Council, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Matters Relating to the Development of the Northern Metropolis and a member of Advisory Committee on the Northern Metropolis (ACNM). He was also the member of Hong Kong Youth Development Commission and the Council for Sustainable Development. Hon Lau serves as consultant in several companies, including Principal Consultant of China Road and Bridge (H.K.) Ltd and Hong Kong Affairs Strategy Consultant of China Resources Land Limited.
Hon Lau graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a MA in Sociology. He is also one of the Council Members of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. As a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in both Beijing and Jiangmen, he is keen on facilitating communication and co-development between Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Senior Advisor of BOA Financial Group
Dr Michael Leung is the ex-CEO and Senior Advisor of BOA Financial Group with experience in banking operations and IT. He was previously the CIO and COO of China CITIC Bank International, Deputy CEO of China Construction Bank (Asia) cum Bank of America (Asia), and a senior manager at Standard Chartered Bank.
Dr Leung’s current and prior public services include President of the Hong Kong Computer Society, member of the Executive Committee of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers and its Professional Standard & Examination Board and Chair of the FinTech Committee and Chairman of Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association. Dr Leung is an Adjunct Professor and Chair of the Information Systems Departmental Advisory Committee of The City University of Hong Kong (“CityU”), member of the Innovation & Information Management Programme Advisory Board of The University of Hong Kong School of Business, the Advisory Committee of Information Engineering Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (“CUHK”) and Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Baptist University Faculty of Science, member of the Research Assessment Exercise 2020 Business & Economics Panel of the University Grants Committee and member of the Banking & Finance Training Board of the Vocational Training Council.
Dr Leung received the Engineering Faculty’s Distinguished Alumni Award from CUHK and completed his Master’s degree in the Netherlands on a Philips Scholarship. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Bank Management from the University of Virginia, and Doctor of Business Administration at CityU.
Managing Partner of CoCoon Ignite Ventures and Co-founder of CoCoon and The CoCoon Foundation
Ms Erica Ma is the Managing Partner of CoCoon Ignite Ventures and Co-founder of CoCoon and The Cocoon Foundation. She is focused on investing in the pioneers of our future and building a global home for entrepreneurs. She spent her early career in Silicon Valley before returning to Hong Kong to build and operate CoCoon. Her work at CoCoon evolved to cover community, education and investments within an ecosystem for founders, students, investors, engineers, designers and corporate innovators. She is always looking for ideas and people who can turn them into reality. CoCoon is a partner of the Google for Startups network and runs the 92 Express Program to empower women founders globally to build hardware companies in the GBA. The CoCoon Foundation partners with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and brings entrepreneurship education to over 18,000 local secondary school students and teachers.
Ms Ma also serves as an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, a member of the Museum Advisory Committee and a member of the Advisory Council of the Stanford Bing Overseas Studies Program.
Ms Ma received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Stanford University.
Permanent Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry
Mr Eddie 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 various 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 Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service from August 2012 to July 2018, 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 June 2022.
Mr Mak holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from The University of Hong Kong. He was a Freeman Fellowship recipient at the George Washington University in 2001-2002 and was awarded a master’s degree in international policy and practice by the university.
Mr Victor Ng worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for 26 years. He was admitted to the partnership in 1996 and retired early in May 2010 holding the position of deputy managing partner for its national audit function in China.
Mr Ng is currently a Director of Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre Limited and Chairman of its Finance and Administration Committee. He served as council member of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (“HKPC”) from 2006 to 2016, Chairman of the Audit Committee of HKPC from late 2005 to 2010, Deputy Chairman of HKPC and Chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee of HKPC from 2011 to 2016. He also served as a Director of Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited from July 2012 to the end of 2018.
Mr Ng holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from The University of Hong Kong, an Executive Master Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a past president of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) in Hong Kong and currently a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as a lifetime member of ACCA.
Chief Executive Officer of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited
Ir Dr Pang Yat Bond, Derrick, JP serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited, a conglomerate with diversified businesses. At the same time, he holds a number of important public offices, including a member of the Henan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an executive member of the Construction Industry Council, a council member of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a non-executive director of the Insurance Authority, and a member of the Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee.
Ir Dr Pang has over 23 years of geotechnical design and construction experience in the United States and Hong Kong. Ir Dr. Pang received a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the United Kingdom and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California, United States.
Co-founder and the Vice Chairman of CMGE Technology Group Limited
Mr Hendrick Sin is a co-founder and the Vice Chairman of CMGE Technology Group Limited, the largest IP-oriented mobile game publisher in China. He is also the founding and managing partner of China Prosperity Capital Fund, a leading venture capital investment company with a primary focus on technology investment.
Mr Sin is a Hong Kong’s Deputy to the 14th National People’s Congress and Member of Election Committee (Technology and Innovation Subsector). He is also the President of the Internet Professional Association and Member of Research Grants Council. He was awarded the Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong of 2018 by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, the Medal of Honour by the Government in 2021 and the InnoStars Award 2021 by Our Hong Kong Foundation.
Mr Sin received a Master’s degree in Engineering Economics and Operations Research from Stanford University. He also holds three Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science/ Mathematics, Economics and Industrial Management (with college honors) from Carnegie Mellon University.
Executive Director of mCommerce Online
Dr Charleston Sin is Executive Director of mCommerce Online, a software development and service company, and Co-founder of Peach Bioverse, a digital health start-up.
Dr Sin spent the last five years as the Executive Director of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”) Hong Kong Innovation Node, where he was responsible to make the Node as an innovation icon, serving MIT and Hong Kong communities. Prior to joining MIT, Dr Sin held executive positions in research and development, product management, and sales and marketing at VMware, Cisco Systems, and Nortel Networks in the United States, Canada, Asia Pacific, and Greater China.
He is Professor of Practice in the Faculty of Business at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Adjunct Associate Professor of the University of Hong Kong. Dr Sin is a Vice President of the eHealth Consortium. He also served in committees/panels in Hospital Authority in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Applied Sciences and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) of ITF under Innovation Technology Commission (ITC), Advisory Committee of Art Development (ACAD) and Hong Kong Olympic House Management.
Dr Sin is an advisor of TempleWater Hong Kong Limited, a private equity firm, and Comfiknit, an active wear start-up, and App Inventor Foundation. He is active in the Hong Kong start-up community including a co-founder of digiXnode, a blockchain start-up, and Green Innoverse, an agriculture 4.0 start-up.
Dr Sin received his PhD in Management Sciences at The University of Waterloo in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
Executive Director of Kenta Group
Ms Maggie Tsoi, the Executive Director of Kenta Group, is an active participant in the tool industry in Hong Kong. Ms Tsoi is committed to promoting local industrial and smart manufacturing development. She is currently the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Mould & Die Council, the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Auto Parts Industry Association and the General Committee Member of Federation of Hong Kong Industries. She undertakes different roles across various sectors, and is a member of Innovation and Technology Fund Research Projects Assessment Panel, Vocational Training Council Advanced Manufacturing Training Board, Qualifications Framework Training Advisory Committees and HKTDC Industry Advisory Committees.
Ms Tsoi received the Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Award and an Honorary Fellowship from The Professional Validation Council of Hong Kong Industries in 2020, and the Young Industrialist Award from FHKI in 2021.
Ms Tsoi holds a Master’s degree in International Business from University of Melbourne, and is currently an engineering doctorate candidate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Founding President of the Esports Association of Hong Kong, China
Co-founder and CEO of Skyzer VC Group
Mr Eric Yeung is co-founder and CEO of Skyzer VC Group and an active in the innovation and technology industry. He is the Founding President of the Esports Association Hong Kong, China, Founder and Honorary President of the Smart City Consortium, Honorary Associate Professor of the Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration of the Hong Kong Metropolitan University and a member of Digital Economy Development Committee.
With regard to youth development, Mr Yeung advocates the contribution by youth to society. He disseminates positive information to the public with a view to shaping a harmonious society with innovative technology. In 2010, Mr Yeung was selected as the 4th Young Leader of the Junior Chamber International Harbour.