Hong Kong is a gateway to the Greater Bay Area and the rest of the world, and is perfectly positioned for those seeking strategic growth opportunities in both markets. We are hosting a series of free webinars, as part of JUMPSTARTER 2022, to give aspiring entrepreneurs critical information about ‘going global’ through Hong Kong.
The informative and inspiring sessions are going to dive into the following topics.
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Duncan is the Convener of Innovate for Future (IF) and the President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council (HKITJC). He actively promotes Hong Kong's economic transformation with I&T and advocates policies to relevant authorities. Moreover, he regularly speaks at forums and conferences to promote start-up culture and helps young entrepreneurs with workshops and mentorship.
Duncan has been an active investor for over 20 years. With the focus on early-stage investments, he invested in more than 100 technology start-ups. A number of them have been eventually listed on the stock exchanges in China and Hong Kong.
Besides business, he is enthusiastic about social and community affairs. He is currently the Co-Founder of Radiant Venture Capital, the Director of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, the Chairman of HKTDC Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Services Advisory Committee, the Standing Committee Member of Shenzhen Association for Science & Technology and the Member of Hospital Authority.
Kenny Koo Sing-fai Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited
Mr Kenny Koo Sing-fai has been Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH or the company) since August 2018. He joined the HWL Group in 2006 and became Director of Enterprise and International Business of the company in 2014. He led the corporate market and international services, business and development aspects of the mobile business until 2015 when joined Hutchison Asia Telecom Group (HAT) as Chief Commercial Officer of Vietnamobile and General Manager - International Services , overseeing and managing HAT’s mobile operations in high-growth markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia. Mr Koo re-joined HTHKH in 2017 as Director of Roaming and Services Development and became Chief Commercial Officer in January 2018.
Mr Koo spearheaded the Company’s pioneering mobile projects with renowned strategic partners such as Apple, Facebook, WhatsApp, Microsoft and Google since mobile internet boomed. He is instrumental in driving new business strategies and bringing in new elements as the Company is developing cloud computing, big data and IoT solutions to create an ecosystem for Hong Kong’s smart city initiatives and a new digital Internet economy.
Mr Koo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and has more than 24 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
Mr Peter Yan is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited. As the CEO of Cyberport, Mr Yan leads the Hong Kong Government innovation and technology flagship on digital technology to focus on talent cultivation, industry development, and integration of new and traditional enterprises to create new economic drivers for Hong Kong.
Mr Yan is an industry leader with over 35 years of experience in the information technology industry. Prior to joining Cyberport, Mr Yan was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of SUNeVision Holdings Limited, and has held various senior management positions in large consulting and information technology services companies including Accenture, Tradelink Electronic Commerce Limited, and Computer and Technologies Holdings Limited.
Mr Yan has been active in public services especially in areas of talent development and digital technology industry development, serving on the Council of Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) and City University of Hong Kong (CityU), and is a member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), a member of the Financial Services Development Council’s Human Capital Committee, Chairman of the advisory committee of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)’s MSc in Information and Technology Management Programme, Director on the Board of Management of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Technology Transfer Company Versitech Limited, as well as an advisor for various programmes and projects for the CUHK, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and HKU.
Mr Yan is also sits on a variety of committees, boards and councils of prominent organisations in the I&T sector, including the Smart City Consortium Steering Committee, the GS1 Internet of Things Industry Advisory Council and the Institute of Big Data Governance, among others.
Mr. Yan was appointed as Justice of the Peace in 2017 and was conferred the Honoree of the Year by CUHK Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma in 2020. He is a life-time fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society. Mr Yan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from CUHK, and received Executive Education from the Harvard Business School.
Scarlett Chen, Managing Director, manages Strategic Partnerships and Investments at Prudential Corporation Asia. In this capacity, she looks for innovative technologies, products and services which are relevant for Prudential's innovation and long-term growth, as partnership and/or investment opportunities. Her focus sectors are Healthtech, Insurtech and Fintech. Ms Chen’s second role at Prudential is founding a new technology business for Prudential.
In addition to her professional investor capacity, Ms Chen is a passionate investor in the healthtech space. She has her personal company called Global Healthtech Capital, which is dedicated to making early stage investments in healthtech.
Before joining Prudential in 2016, Ms Chen headed up FIG (Financial Institutions Group) for Anbang Capital and co-headed APAC-region Investments. Before this, Ms Chen was an investment banker for more than a decade, having worked at Merrill Lynch and Barclays, mostly in the New York, focused on capital markets and advisory transactions.
Alvin Kwock is Co-Founder of OneDegree, a new generation of InsurTech that makes insurance accessible through technology, innovation, and superior user experience. Prior to starting OneDegree, Alvin was the Asia-Pacific Head of Emerging Technology and Taiwan Head of Research at JPMorgan. Under Alvin’s leadership, JPM’s Asia Tech Hardware team has been received multiple accolades. He is a member of United Nations ESCAP’s Banking and Finance Task Force, Hong Kong Insurance Authority’s Future Task Force, and he also serves on CUHK Business School Quantitative Finance Advisory Committee. He holds a MA degree in Social Science and a BA degree in Economics, both from the University of Chicago.
Austin R. Bryan joined CLP Holdings in May 2016 as Senior Director - Innovation, leading the Group’s efforts to develop innovative business models and build collaborative partnerships as decarbonisation and digitalisation open up new opportunities in the global energy market. A proven pioneer of new services and value creation in the digital media sector, Austin is a globally-recognised leader in transforming business activities in the financial and telecommunications sectors.
His experience spans the creation of the first direct banking activities in Germany in the early 1990s, the introduction of virtual customer service platforms for American Express and creation of the first 3G multi-media mobile network in Australia with “3 Mobile”. Most recently he was Vice President of Strategic Innovation at Singtel Optus, where he led the acquisition of major digital media projects and created a US$1 billion digital media business developing and implementing new digital products and services.
Chibo Tang, Managing Partner of Gobi has been investing in tech startups in China for over a decade. He is Head of Gobi’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) practice, and manages the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund (AHKEF) for which Gobi is the exclusive General Partner (GP). He has led numerous investments including Airwallex, WeLab, GOGOX, AutoX, Amber Group, Animoca Brands, Prenetics, OneDegree, Urban Revivo, DayDayCook, AQUMON, SHOPLINE, and SandboxVR.
Chibo is recognized in the industry as Silicon Dragon Venture Capitalist of the Year 2017, Top 25 Global Corporate Venturing Rising Star 2019, Top 10 Global Corporate Venturing Emerging Leader 2020, a member of Generation T Asia Tatler Tribe, and is an Advisory Council Member of the Asia Technology Entrepreneurship Conference.
Chibo received his B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College, and received his MBA in Finance from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Chibo began his career as Strategy Consultant with Monitor Group, focusing on ASEAN and MENA region, then spent time at Robert Bosch as Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy APAC. Chibo joined Gobi Partners in 2009 and is currently a Managing Partner based in Hong Kong.
Christina Ong is Head of Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong, HSBC.
Ms Ong is responsible for driving the growth of HSBC’s business banking franchise in Hong Kong, strengthening the Bank’s commitment to support SMEs and startups through its expertise, extensive network and continuous digital innovations.
With more than 25 years of experience with HSBC, Christina has held various key management roles spanning client coverage across SMEs, mid-market segment and large corporates, strategy and propositions, as well as marketing.
In her previous role as Managing Director, Corporate, Commercial Banking in Hong Kong, Ms Ong had been instrumental in building HSBC’s industry specialty corporate coverage strategy, and in driving digital and sustainable initiatives for corporate clients. She was in charge of a diverse portfolio of corporates, such as industrials, infrastructure, capital projects, professional services, healthcare, technology, consumer retail and apparels.
Ms Ong is also active promotor of diversity and inclusion culture in HSBC. She is the Founding Chairman of HSBC Women’s Network, an employee resources group that aims to support women’s professional growth.
Cindy Chow has been the Executive Director of the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund since 2015. Before assuming her current role, Cindy joined Alibaba Group in 2007 as the Senior Director of International Finance, focusing on financial control and planning capacity. Before joining Alibaba Group, Cindy worked at a number of Hong Kong-listed companies, specialising in financing, management reporting and planning. Cindy holds a Master of Business Administration and is a certified public accountant. She is a non-official member of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation, and volunteers for various organisations dedicated to youth development. Through different initiatives launched by the Fund and in her own capacity, Cindy aspires to help Hong Kong’s entrepreneurs and young people realise their dreams in a vibrant world city.
Crystal Pang is the Co-founder & CEO of Pickupp, a technology platform focused on logistics optimization and supply chain management, providing affordable cross-border or intra-city solutions for 3PL, e-commerce and retailers. Prior to Pickupp, Crystal gained expertise scaling platform & driving growth as a Senior Operations Manager at Uber (2014-2016). She acquired critical product development experience from Chinascope Financials, a Shanghai-based fintech startup where she served as Deputy CEO (2012-2013), and from MathWorks, where she served as Software Engineer (2004-2006) focusing on optimization algorithms for fixed income and currency hedging in Boston. Crystal was a former investment banker at BofA Merrill Lynch (2008-2012) and Credit Suisse (2007) with extensive cross-border M&A and capital markets experience. Crystal holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Dr. Danny Po is an International and M&A Tax Partner in Deloitte Hong Kong with more than 30 years of experience in China tax and business advisory services. He has been working closely with his teams in Hong Kong and China to provide a wide range of transaction-related tax services for both inbound and outbound investment.
Danny was the lead engagement M&A tax partner of Blackstone’s acquisition of SZITIC, COFCO’s acquisition of Noble Group’s global business, Beijing Capital’s acquisition of TPI’s waste management business in New Zealand, and HNA’s investment in Hilton Hotels Group. The acquisition of SZITIC is the biggest deal of Blackstone in the year 2014 while the latter two were the biggest overseas acquisitions of those two top-tier Chinese SOEs as of 2014, and HNA’s investment in Hilton is one of the biggest China outbound investments in that year.
Danny is an active speaker on China inbound and outbound M&A tax topics for trade associations and professional bodies as well as media in the Mainland of China and Hong Kong.
Danny is a fellow member of the HKICPA, ACCA, ICAEW, HKTI and HKICS. Danny has a DBA degree granted by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a MBA degree granted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Edgar Tung is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Esquel Group, one of the world's leading textile and apparel companies employing over 35,000 people worldwide.
Edgar is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of solid general management experience. Prior to his appointment as COO at Esquel, he had taken on various leadership roles in sales and other corporate functions in the group, after serving as top management in different industries, including apparel technology service, quality assurance as well as food and beverage retailing.
Early on in his career, he has founded an Internet start-up powering performance-based online marketing in Greater China, designed and structured equity derivatives products at the Jardine Fleming Group, and coordinated the design and launch of Hong Kong’s Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) System as an administrative officer of the Hong Kong Government.
An established public speaker, Edgar has frequently been featured in apparel and youth forums. He is the founding Chairman of the Youth Arch Foundation that aims at identifying and developing young leaders. He also chairs the supervisory committee of the Youth Arch Trust and sits on the Board of the Esquel-Y.L. Yang Education Foundation.
In 2009, Edgar was named one of China’s Most Innovative Leaders by Innovation China. Edgar is also a Fellow of Aspen China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and an agenda contributor of the World Economic Forum focusing on Advanced Manufacturing and Production. A native mainland Chinese grown up in Hong Kong, Edgar graduated from the Imperial College, London with a Bachelor of Engineering (Computing) degree and obtained his MBA from the Harvard Business School. Edgar is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Edith Yeung is a general partner at Race Capital, a seed-stage VC firm in Silicon Valley, technology executive, and creator of the China Internet Report, and Silicon News.
Edith is a General Partner at Race Capital - an early-stage Silicon Valley venture capital fund. A few sectors we are particularly interested in infrastructure, fintech, and deep tech verticals. She has invested 3x Decacorns (FTX, Solana, Stellar), 1 Unicorn (Agora.io) and 60 other amazing startups.
Prior to Race Capital, Edith was a partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active early-stage fund and incubator invested in Twilio, Credit Karma, Grab, and 2000 more companies.
Before 500, Edith was the general manager at Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless, and Autodesk. She frequently speaks on China and Silicon Valley technology and investment landscape. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford and commentator on BBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, SCMP, Techcrunch, etc.
As the Head of Fintech at InvestHK, King helps raise the competitiveness of Hong Kong as a leading international financial center and job creation by attracting international Fintech companies to Hong Kong.
To achieve this goal, King promotes Fintech adoption and investment by facilitating deal flow among financial services institutions, investors, and Fintech companies. King spent over 20 years as a serial tech entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist where he covered Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Digital Payments, Fintech, Internet Security, and Martech.
Besides his entrepreneurial career, King was a Fintech lecturer for the Institute for China Business of the University of Hong Kong in Mainland China and a management consultant in strategy, operation and information technology with Booz Allen Hamilton and KPMG Consulting in USA and UK.
King Leung holds an MBA (Hons) in Finance and Strategy from the University of Chicago, and BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
HKEX, the parent company of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, is one of the world’s largest operators of financial market infrastructure.
The 2,500+ companies that are listed in Hong Kong include some of the most exciting entrepreneurial growth stories of the modern era. HKEX strives to use the full resources of this incredible network to make the city’s capital markets more open, more accessible to younger generations and more interesting to human and machine intelligence alike.
Lukas’ team is tasked with modernising HKEX’s platforms, processes and capabilities by applying artificial intelligence, automation and knowledge-based tools across its IPO, trading, clearing, regulatory and market surveillance activities. The HKEX Innovation and Data Lab also incubates creative business ideas and start-ups that are additive to the growth of Hong Kong’s capital markets.
Lukas has been involved in various initiatives that have shaped Hong Kong’s capital markets over the past decade, including HKEX’s acquisition of the London Metal Exchange; China-Hong Kong Stock Connect; Bond Connect; and the landmark reforms of Hong Kong’s listing regime that have propelled it to the #1 global IPO venue in 7 of the past 12 years.
Raymond Wong, Head of Investment, Hong Kong Science and Technology Park (HKSTP), manages the HKSTP Venture Fund and Investor Engagement departments. He has over 25 years of extensive financial services experience in capital investment, portfolio management, mergers and acquisition as well as strategic investment across different sectors in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to HKSTP, Raymond was the Principal in HPEF Capital Partners which is an ex-HSBC private equity firm. Prior to HSBC, Raymond worked in the capital investment and investment banking divisions of ABN AMRO Bank. Previously, he had software development experience at IBM Laboratory in Toronto, Canada. Raymond is a member of the Venture Committee, Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association.
Raymond obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science (Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing) from University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia Business School, New York.
Mr Sy Ming Yiu, Stanley, has committed to promoting the development of Hong Kong's biotechnology industry for more than a decade. After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a master's degree, he joined the Prince of Wales Hospital to participate in various research work on biotechnology. He later joined Sanomics Limited to provide genetic testing services for cancer patients and help doctors develop personalized treatment plans. In recent years, he also founded Aurora Tele-Oncology Limited to develop telemedicine services.
Stanley not only obtained a bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) and a master's degree in Electronic Engineering (Biomedical Engineering) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with honours, he also worked as a biomedical engineer at the Prince of Wales Hospital and published 11 journal articles during the period. Furthermore, he also successfully applied for government funding which provided vital resources and training to many junior researchers. Prior to joining Sanomics Limited, Stanley held the position of a Consultant for Global Business Services in IBM where he conducted business concept developments and process reviews for several industries.
In 2015, Stanley joined Sanomics Limited with a determination to improve cancer treatment methods. Starting from a sales representative, with the accumulation of hard work and experience, he was promoted to the company's Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. At Sanomics, Stanley has worked with highly-regarded medical professionals such as Professor Tony Mok and Professor Dennis Lo, as well as manufacturers such as AstraZeneca and Zai Lab Limited. Stanley has successfully applied for patents in new drug development and this has provided doctors with new treatment options, bringing hope to millions of patients.
In 2018 and 2020, Stanley led Sanomics Limited to establish biotechnology laboratories in Wuxi, Thailand and Vietnam, to allow the company to further develop the Belt and Road market. Concurrently, Stanley has also established friendly relations with several foreign pharmaceutical companies, laying the foundation for the development of Hong Kong's biotechnology industry. At the end of 2019, Stanley also successfully introduced several Hong Kong biotechnology companies to China's biotechnology cradle, such as Wuxi in the Yangtze River Delta of China.
Stanley also serves as a member of various government committees. In October 2018, he was appointed as a member of the Technology Voucher Programme Committee approved by the Innovation and Technology Commission. In December 2018, he was appointed as a committee member of the Chongqing Youth Federation. Starting in 2020, Stanley has been appointed as a committee member of the Personalized Vehicle Registration Marks Committee and a member of the Business Facilitation Advisory Committee. In addition, Stanley also serves as an advisor for the Hong Kong Elderly Welfare Foundation. In 2021, Stanley was invited by HKSTP as a member of Advisory Committee for Technology Validation Initiative
As the chairman of the Hong Kong Youth Association, Stanley assists Hong Kong youth in discovering their self-worth. He uses the resources he has obtained in the biotechnology industry to lead Hong Kong youth to participate in various expeditions so that they can broaden their horizons. At the same time, he also encouraged young people to join the technological innovation industry through different methods, and successfully gathered a group of aspiring young people. In 2020, Stanley was selected as a young leader in the Greater Bay Area to praise his outstanding contributions to the field of biotechnology.
Starting in 2020, Stanley has served as a mentor for the student guidance programs of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Hong Kong Life Sciences Society. Moreover, Stanley has been invited as a guest lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to share his experience and insight on biotechnology industry. Through knowledge exchange, collaboration and participation, he hopes to play a part in nurturing the next-generation of life science talents.
This year, unafraid of the market downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanley founded Aurora Tele-Oncology Limited which aims to provide oncology-specific cancer telemedicine services. By breaking locational barriers, it seeks to provide patients with access to doctors worldwide as well as global clinical trials.
Stanley's outstanding performance in the biotechnology industry came with his efforts and perseverance over the years. Even when the future of biotechnology was unclear, Stanley persisted. In the upcoming years, Stanley looks forward to further contributing to Hong Kong’s biotechnology sector.
Thomas G. Tsao co-founded Gobi Partners in 2002. Gobi’s regional platform supports entrepreneurs from the early to growth stages and has expanded to 13 locations across Asia.
In China, Tom and his partners were first-round investors into Airwallex, Dianwoda, Teambition, Tuniu, UR, and WaveOptics. He was named to the Forbes List of China’s Top VCs from 2013 - 2017. For two years, he served as CEO for DMG and created the world’s first subway soap opera starring Huang Xiaoming. Tom also leads the team that manages the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, which has invested in companies like AutoX, DayDayCook, GoGoX, Prenetics, and WeLab.
In 2015, Tom relocated to Kuala Lumpur where he set up several funds with MAVCAP, Malaysia’s largest VC firm. Gobi has invested in over 65 companies in Southeast Asia, including Aerodyne, Carsome, EasyParcel, iStoreiSend, Kumu, and Synagie. Tom is now building Gobi’s TaqwaTech investment practice focused on innovative startups serving Muslim communities such as Airlift, Sastaticket, and UmrahMe.
Tom graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Economics and was the inspiration for Seinfeld’s ‘Movie Phone’ episode. In 2006, he founded SEO China, a non-profit organization, which has provided hundreds of internships for underserved college students. He also serves as Chair of the Presidential Scholars Foundation, which cultivates, connects, and celebrates U.S. Presidential Scholars (161 of the nation’s top high school seniors who are selected annually and honored by the White House).
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Kingsley Leung has over 10 years of experience in the life science and finance industries. Currently, he is the Chairman and Co-founder of Great Bay Bio. He also holds directorship in two cutting edge R&D companies focused in dermatology drug development and next-generation nanobodies.
Prior to Great Bay Bio, Mr. Leung was the Business Development Manager of ASLAN Pharmaceuticals. He has broad experience in sourcing, evaluating and executing new growth opportunities, supporting the execution and alliance management of 4 deals, including the in-licensing of next generation oncology, inflammation and respiratory drugs from MNCs.
Mr. Leung also has extensive experience in the finance industry where he worked in healthcare investment banking in Merrill Lynch and a family office, helping evaluated IPO opportunities for multiple companies across the US and PRC.
Mr. Leung was awarded the prestigious honour of World Outstanding Young Leaders Award from Yazhou Zhoukan in 2016, Entrepreneur of the Year from CAPITAL in 2017, Young Industrialist Award from Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) in 2020, and Gen.T "Leaders of Tomorrow" & "Social Impact" Honouree in 2021. Mr. Leung is currently a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts. He was also elected the Vice Chairman of Pharmaceutical & Chemical group of the FHKI. Mr. Leung holds a BSc in Biochemistry from Imperial College London, an MSc in Pharmacology from the University of Oxford, and EMBA from Tsinghua-INSEAD. In addition, he holds a Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance & Directorship from the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.