Mr. Payson Cha Mou Sing
Chairman of Mingly Corporation, HKR International Limited and Hanison Construction Holdings Limited; and a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Politic...
Chairman of Mingly Corporation, HKR International Limited and Hanison Construction Holdings Limited; and a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, People’s Republic of China
Mr. Cha also serves as an independent non-executive director of New World Development Company Limited and Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited – Manager of Champion REIT., all of which (including HKR International Limited and Hanison Construction Holdings Limited) are publicly-listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. He is a director of Asia Television Limited and an independent non-executive director of Hongkong International Theme Parks Limited.
Mr. Cha obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University and is a Sloan Fellow of Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. In 2001, he received an Honorary Doctor of Social Science degree from the City University of Hong Kong. He is the Chairman of Executive Committee of Qiu Shi Science & Technologies Foundation, a governing board member of the China-United States Exchange Foundation, a governor of China-Oceania Friendship Association, a member of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Board of Directors, an honorary trustee of Oregon State University Foundation, a member of International Advisory Committee of Peking Union Medical College, a Standing Professor of Business School of Zhejiang University, a director of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong and a member of One Country Two Systems Research Institute.
Mr. Ronnie C. Chan
Mr. Ronnie C. Chan is the Chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Limited. Both are publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, dealing in real e...
Mr. Ronnie C. Chan is the Chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited and its subsidiary Hang Lung Properties Limited. Both are publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, dealing in real estate investment, development and management. Founded in 1960, it has been expanding into mainland China since 1992. Following successes in Shanghai, since 2005 Hang Lung has been investing US$8.4 billion and building a number of world-class commercial complexes in several major Chinese cities, including Tianjin, Shenyang, Jinan, Wuxi, Dalian and Kunming.
Mr. Chan also co-founded the privately held Morningside group which, in the past two decades, has owned and managed businesses in manufacturing, public transport operations, outdoor advertising, media, healthcare, online game operators, high-tech and biotech investments, developmental capital investments and other venture capital investments around the world. In addition, Mr. Chan is actively involved with many non-profits, philanthropic endeavors, and educational organizations. He is Chairman of the Executive Committees of the One Country Two Systems Research Institute and of the Better Hong Kong Foundation. He founded and chairs the China Heritage Fund, is a co-founding director of The Forbidden City Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation, Beijing, and is an Advisor and former Vice President of the China Development Research Foundation in Beijing.
Internationally, Mr. Chan is a Co-Chair of the Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center, a Director of the Board of the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and the Committee of 100. He is the founding Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Business Council, a former Chairman of the Hong Kong-United States Business Council, and a former member of the governing board of the World Economic Forum. He serves or has served on the governing or advisory bodies of several think tanks and universities, including Tsinghua University, University of Southern California, East-West Center, Pacific Council on International Policy, Eisenhower Fellowships, and The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. Mr. Chan is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has published numerous articles in International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Newsweek, Fortune, Asian Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review and Japan Times.
Mr. Daniel R. Fung
Daniel R. Fung, SBS, SC, QC, JP, who served as Solicitor General of Hong Kong (1994-8) under Chris Patten, the last Governor of the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong and the Hon...
Daniel R. Fung, SBS, SC, QC, JP, who served as Solicitor General of Hong Kong (1994-8) under Chris Patten, the last Governor of the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong and the Honorable C H Tung, the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR, is a specialist in complex commercial litigation and in public law, specifically judicial review of legislative and administrative action, supervision of regulated industries including the financial services and the television & broadcasting sectors. In addition, Mr Fung is a specialist in China-United States relations, specifically the security dimension and military-to-military relations, and in Chinese state-owned enterprises covering both and overseas operations.
A graduate of University College London (LLB 1974, LLM 1978) and made a Fellow of his alma mater in 2005, Visiting Scholar to Harvard Law School (1998-99), Senior Visiting Fellow to Yale Law School (1999) and Distinguished Fulbright Scholar accredited to the United States from Hong Kong (2000), Mr Fung was called to the English Bar (at Middle Temple) in 1975 and admitted to the Hong Kong Bar in 1977. Mr Fung was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990.
Mr Fung is a National Delegate to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (2003-2013), a current member of the Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Commission, Chairman of the Broadcasting Authority (2002-2008), a member of the World Bank International Advisory Council on Law & Justice (1999-2005), a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on rule of law and legal and judicial capacity building in China, Laos and Cambodia (2000-2002), a board member of Airport Authority (1999-2005), a non-executive director of Securities & Futures Commission (1998-2004), a member of the Hong Kong Government Central Policy Unit (1993-94) and a member of the Basic Law Consultative Committee (1985-1990).
Mr Fung is currently Adjunct Professor of City University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor of Peking University (2007-2009), Visiting Professor of Sun Yat-Sen University (2004-2007), Co-Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Peking University Law School of the Transnational Law, Chairman of Social Sciences Advisory Board of Lingnan University, Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Professional Legal Education of the University of Hong Kong. Mr Fung was Joint General Editor of Arbitration in China (Thomson, 2004) and a contributing author to Global Civics (Brookings, 2010), The Confluence of Affluence: The Pearl River Delta Story (SCMP, 2005), Democracy & the Rule of Law (Library of Congress, 2001), Hong Kong the Super Paradox: Life after Return to China (St Martin’s Press, 2000) as well as numerous articles in academic journals.
Mr Fung also serves as Chairman of the United Nations Peace & Development Foundation, member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Rule of Law, President of the International Law Association (ILA) Hong Kong Chapter, Chairman of the Board of International Bridges to Justice (IBJ), Treasurer of the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS), Vice Chairman of the Salzburg Global Seminar (2006-2011), Vice-President of the Academy of Experts, Member of the Board of Governors of the East West Center (EWC), Council Member of International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Council Member of China Law Society (CLS) and Founding Governor of the China-US Exchange Foundation.
In 2003, Mr Fung was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by for services to constitutional development in Hong Kong and made a Justice of the Peace in 2004. In 2011, Mr Fung was honored by UNDP in recognition of his contribution to the work of UNDP China and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Professor Lawrence J. Lau
Professor Lawrence J. Lau received his B.S. degree (with Great Distinction) in Physics and Economics from Stanford University in 1964 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics...
Professor Lawrence J. Lau received his B.S. degree (with Great Distinction) in Physics and Economics from Stanford University in 1964 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1966 and 1969 respectively. He joined the faculty of the Department of Economics at Stanford University in 1966, becoming Professor of Economics in 1976 and the first Kwok-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development at Stanford University in 1992. He became Kwoh-Ting Li Professor in Economic Development, Emeritus, at Stanford University upon his retirement in 2006.
From 2004 to 2010, Professor Lau served as Vice-Chancellor (President) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2010, he was appointed Chairman of CIC International (Hong Kong) Co., Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Investment Corporation, the sovereign wealth fund of China, and serves concurrently as Ralph and Claire Landau Professor of Economics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Professor Lau specialises in economic development, economic growth, and the economies of East Asia, including that of China. In 1966, he developed the first econometric model of China. He has authored, co-authored, or edited six books and published more than 170 articles and notes in international professional journals.
Professor Lau is a member of the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a Vice-Chairman of its Subcommittee of Population, Resources and Environment. He is also a non-official member of the Executive Council of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In addition, he currently serves as an Executive Vice-Chairman of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, a Vice-Chairman of the China Science Centre of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, a Vice-Chairman of the China Society for Finance and Banking, an Adviser to the National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China and a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Development Bank.
Ms. Elsie Oi Sie Leung, GBM, JP
Miss Elsie Leung is the Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the PRC; she was the first Secr...
Miss Elsie Leung is the Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the PRC; she was the first Secretary for Justice of the HKSAR from 1997-2005, and is a practicing solicitor.
Mr. Liu Changle
Mr. Liu Changle is the founding Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited. He founded Phoenix Satellite Television Company Limited in 1996, and it is now...
Mr. Liu Changle is the founding Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited.
He founded Phoenix Satellite Television Company Limited in 1996, and it is now a globally renowned trans-national multimedia group and a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Phoenix now operates six satellite TV channels broadcasting in Chinese and can be seen in more than 150 countries in Asia, North & South America, Europe, Africa and Australia & New Zealand and has expanded into other areas of business, including new media, outdoor LED, weekly magazine, publishing, radio broadcasting and education.
Mr. Liu graduated from the Communication University of China and was conferred an honorary doctoral degree by City University of Hong Kong. He has been appointed twice to the board of directors of Nanjing University since 2003 and is an honorary visiting professor at the Communication University of China, Nankai University, Sun Yat-sen University, Fudan University, Xiamen University and Wuhan University. Mr. Liu is the Chairman of the College International Advisory Board by the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Liu was appointed a Justice of the Peace by the government of HKSAR in July 2004. On March 1, 2005, Mr. Liu was appointed Member of the Tenth National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and was re-appointed as member of the Eleventh National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference on 25 January 2008. On March 15, 2008, he was appointed the Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee of Education, Science, Culture, Health and Sports of the Eleventh National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). In July 2010, Mr. Liu was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Since 2005, Mr. Liu has been the Chairman of the iEMMYs Festival, which is run by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. In November 2008, Mr. Liu received the International Emmy® Directorate Award.
Mr. Tung Chee Chen
Mr. C.C. Tung is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL). Mr. Tung graduated from the University of Liverpool, England, where he r...
Mr. C.C. Tung is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL).
Mr. Tung graduated from the University of Liverpool, England, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. He later acquired a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States.
Mr. Tung was Chairman of Hong Kong Shipowner's Association between 1993 - 1995. Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce between 1999 – 2001; an Independent Non-executive Director of Wing Hang Bank Ltd., Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd., Sing Tao News Corp. Ltd., Cathay Pacific Airways Limited; U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation; a member of the Hong Kong Port Development Council and Hong Kong Logistics Development Council.
Mr. Peter Woo
Mr. Peter Woo Kwong-Ching is Chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited and The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, both publicly-listed companies in Hong Kong. Mr. Woo is also Chairman of ...
Mr. Peter Woo Kwong-Ching is Chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited and The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, both publicly-listed companies in Hong Kong. Mr. Woo is also Chairman of Lane Crawford Joyce Group, a privately held retail conglomerate.
From 2000 to September 2007, Mr. Woo was Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, which has over 40 offices outside Hong Kong. He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority from 1995 to 2000, overseeing 46 public hospitals and 50,000 staff. From 1993 to 1997, he was Chairman of the Hong Kong Polytechnic and oversaw the change of status to the Polytechnic University. He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund Committee set up in 1994 which he co-funded with the Hong Kong Government. In 1991 he also served as a Deputy Chairman to Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum, a non-profit group focusing on the international environment.
Mr. Woo was born in Shanghai and attended St. Stephen's College in Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio as Senior Class President in Physics and Mathematics and earned his MBA from the Columbia Business School. Mr. Woo was selected as “Leader of the Year” by The Hongkong Standard in 1995. He was awarded “Business Person of the Year by SCMP & DHL in 2011”and awarded the Cross of Officer in the Order of Leopold by the late King Baudoum I of Belgium in 1993. Since 1994, universities from the U.S., Australia and Hong Kong conferred various Honorary Doctoral Degrees on him. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee of The Eleventh National Committee of the Chinese People Political Consultative Conference.
Sir Gordon Y. S. Wu, GBS KCMG FICE
Sir Gordon Y.S. Wu is one of the founders of the Hopewell group and is the Chairman of Hopewell Holdings Ltd. and Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Ltd., both companies that are l...
Sir Gordon Y.S. Wu is one of the founders of the Hopewell group and is the Chairman of Hopewell Holdings Ltd. and Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Ltd., both companies that are listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Hopewell’s major businesses include PRC infrastructure, property letting, hotel operation and property construction.
Sir Gordon graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Sir Gordon has received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Lingnan University HK, City University HK, University of Strathclyde UK and University of Edinburgh UK.
Sir Gordon’s awards and honors include: Order of Croatian Dancia with figure of Blaz Lorkovic by The Republic of Croatia (2007); Officer of the Order of the Crown by the King of the Belgians (2007); Gold Bauhinia Star by HKSAR (2004); Leader of the Year in the Business/Finance category by the Sing Tao Daily/The Standard (2003); Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George for Services to British Exports by the Queen of England (1997); Industry All-Star by Independent Energy USA (1996); and International CEO of the Year by George Washington University (1996).
Sir Gordon personifies the driving ambition behind East Asia’s rapid economic rise in the latter part of the 20th century and is a major force in Asian infrastructure. He is lauded as a visionary and a builder of power plants and superhighways that he is known by the media as “Asia’s Mr. Fix-It”. Also, dubbed as “the man who turned the lights on” by former Philippines President Fidel Ramos.
Mr. John H. Zhao
Mr. John Zhao is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hony Capital, a leading private equity investment company in China. Mr. Zhao also serves as Executive Vice President ...
Mr. John Zhao is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hony Capital, a leading private equity investment company in China. Mr. Zhao also serves as Executive Vice President of Hony’s sponsor firm, Legend Holdings, one of China’s best known companies and the parent of Lenovo Group (HK.992). Under Mr. Zhao’s leadership, Hony Capital currently manages over USD 7 billion of assets and has invested in more than 60 companies domestically and abroad.
Prior to launching Hony Capital, Mr. Zhao held a number of senior management positions in US companies. Mr. Zhao also serves on the boards of several Hony’s portfolio companies and other prestigious companies including Lenovo, Fiat Industrial and China Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Zhao holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, dual master’s degrees in electric engineering and physics from Northern Illinois University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Nanjing University.