Professor Y.C Richard Wong, SBS, JP
Professor of Economics
Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy
The University of Hong Kong School of Economics and Finance

Richard Wong is active in advancing research in economic policy studies in Hong Kong and China through his work as founding Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research since 1987. He has been Chairman of the Judging Panel of the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards since 2006. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 1999 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in recognition of his contributions to education, housing, and industry and technology development. 

Mr. Herbert Vongpusanachai
Senior Vice President
Managing Director, Hong Kong and Macau
DHL Express (Hong Kong) Limited

Herbert Vongpusanachai is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of DHL Express Hong Kong & Macau, and member of the DHL Express Asia Pacific Management Board. Mr. Vongpusanachai is responsible for steering the strategic growth and managing the overall operations of DHL Express Hong Kong and Macau. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Vongpusanachai served as Managing Director of DHL Express Singapore from 2008 – 2015. Under his leadership, the company achieved strong business growth, with positive revenue turnover year-on-year for the past five years. The company also received several external awards and recognitions in various areas that include customer service excellence, trusted brand, corporate responsibility and sustainability. Mr. Vongpusanachai joined DHL Express in 2003 as Country Manager of DHL Express Thailand. In January 2007, his portfolio expanded when he was appointed Managing Director, Thailand and Indochina Region. He led the robust growth of DHL’s business in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, overseeing more than 30 facilities and 30,000 customers. He played an instrumental role in managing and ensuring the smooth transition of the DHL Express Bangkok Hub to its current location at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. During his tenure, the respective markets under his care have seen significant growth in business volume and profitability. Prior to joining DHL Express Thailand, Mr. Vongpusanachai worked with Microsoft Thailand for seven years where he held several senior positions, the most recent being Enterprise and Partner Group Manager. Mr. Vongpusanachai holds an MBA from the School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Mount Union, Ohio, U.S.A.

Mr. Eugene Tang
Business Editor
South China Morning Post

Eugene Tang has been a financial journalist since 1994. His career began in his native Malaysia in a reporting role for The Edge weekly newspaper straight after graduate school. On the eve of the first Asian Financial Crisis in 1997, Eugene joined Bloomberg, where he subsequently spent 14 years in real time journalism, working in Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Tokyo and Beijing. He expanded and managed Bloomberg’s China news bureaus in Beijing and Shanghai 14-fold over a decade. An opportunity arose in 2011, attracting him to lead the development of a Chinese-language news product for Dow Jones & Co., publisher of the Asian Wall Street Journal. Eugene subsequently spent four years developing a range of news products including Dow Jones’ Chinese FX & Fixed Income News, and Factiva. In July, he joined the South China Morning Post to manage the newspaper’s Business section.

Mr. Ivan Au
Divisional President 2017 - Greater China
CPA Australia

Ivan Au is an Assurance Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Hong Kong. He has over 18 years of accounting and assurance experience, with specialisation in leading multi-location assurance projects relating to China outbound investments, initial public offerings (IPOs) and mergers & acquisitions (M&A).  Mr Au has a Master of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) degree from The University of Sydney, Australia. In addition to his role as the Divisional President of Greater China, Mr Au is also a member of the Continuing Professional Development Committee, Advisor of the Young Achievers Committee, and a member of the Corporate Sector Committee.

Miss Shirley Yuen
CEO
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Shirley Yuen took up the post of CEO of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce on 8 August 2011. Prior to this position, she was Deputy Secretary in the Transport and Housing Bureau, in charge of public transport policy between 2008 and 2010. She had worked in Hong Kong Government for 20 years before joining the Chamber.  Ms Yuen served mostly in the commerce and trade policy area, taking part in numerous international negotiations, and was directly involved in the formulation of CEPA (Closer Economic Partnership with Mainland). 

Mr. Raymond Yip
Deputy Executive Director
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Raymond Yip is the Deputy Executive Director, Marketing of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the statutory organisation responsible for promoting and developing Hong Kong's international trade in products and services. Mr Yip has worked in a variety of positions and offices at the HKTDC, including New York, Tokyo and London. In his present position, Mr Yip is responsible for HKTDC’s marketing and external relations, as well as the organisation’s network of over 40 offices worldwide.  He also oversees promotion of the product and service sectors, in addition to corporate marketing and communication. 

Mr. Albert Chan
Head of Commercial Banking
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Albert joined HSBC in 1977 as an Executive Trainee.  Based in Hong Kong, he then assumed various management positions in HSBC including retail banking, treasury, corporate banking and credit risk management.  Albert was appointed a Senior Executive in 2005 and since 2009 he has been Head of Commercial Banking Hong Kong. 

Ms. Teresa Poon
2017 National President
Junior Chamber International Hong Kong
Ms. Teresa Poon is the CEO of Electronics 2000 Plus Company Ltd and ILLUGA Home Automation Ltd (Macau). The firms are sole distributor of a German switch and socket brand, GIRA in Hong Kong and Macau respectively.
 
Graduated from University of British Columbia, Vancouver, with a major in Chemistry, Teresa went back to Hong Kong and developed her career. She also graduated with a master degree of science focusing on public health and environment management. She switched the traditional sales business of a German Brand of electric switch product to a high-tech home automation system contractor. Starting to bid different tenders, she led the company to develop another field – contractor for property project.
Mrs. Janice Choi, MH
Director and Vice-Chairman of the Ladies Committee
The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, H.K

Mrs. Janice Choi is the Advisor and Legal Director of the Hong Kong-based Sun Wah Group, and director of the Hong Kong-listed Sunwah Kingsway Capital Group.  She holds many public positions mainly including: Member of the Tianjin Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of the PRC, China-appointed Attesting Officer, Solicitor of HKSAR, England & Wales, Barrister & Solicitor of Victoria Australia, Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore. Mrs. Choi also is Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Philharmonic Society, Vice-President of Hong Kong Girl Guides Association, Vice-Patron of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, Founder Chairman of Musicus Society, Member of Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education, Convener of Working Group on the Promotion of Basic Law, Member of Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee, Honorary Chairman of PLA Camp Visiting Committee Hong Kong, Honorary President of All-China Women’s Federation Hong Kong Delegates Association, Honorary Vice-President of the Hong Kong Federation of Women.

Mr. Horst Julius Pudwill
Chairman
Techtronic Industries Co., Ltd

Mr Horst Julius Pudwill is Chairman of Techtronic Industries (TTI), a position he has held since he jointly founded the Group in 1985. Until 2008, he also served as Chief Executive Officer. As Chairman, Mr Pudwill focuses on the strategic planning and development of the Group and continues to have oversight of the operations.  TTI is a world-class leader in design, manufacturing and marketing of Power Tools, Accessories, Hand Tools, Outdoor Power Equipment, and Floor Care and Appliances for consumers, professional and industrial users in the home improvement, repair and construction industries.  Mr Pudwill has extensive experience in international trade, business and commerce. Under his leadership, TTI has developed a portfolio of industry leading brands and a worldwide customer reach with over 21,000 staff worldwide. TTI is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and had worldwide annual sales of over US$5 billion in 2015.

Mr. Thomas Ho, JP
Chief Executive
Gammon Construction Limited
Mr. Thomas Ho joined Gammon Construction Limited in 1997 and became the Company’s Chief Executive in 2005. Jointly owned by Jardines and Balfour Beatty, the Hong Kong-based company has an annual turnover of over US$2 billion and employs over 8,000 staff in Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia.
 
As a 30-year veteran in the construction industry, Mr. Ho has been dedicated to spearheading excellence in quality construction and management in the industry. He is active in serving the community and professional institutes, including role as Chairman of the Awards Committee of Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence, member of the Environmental Campaign Committee, Town Planning Board and the Metro Planning Committee. In addition, Mr. Ho is the immediate past chairman of Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board (PCFB) and the former president of Hong Kong Construction Association (HKCA).
Mr. Ken Law
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
MotherApp

Mr. Ken Law is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of MotherApp Ltd, a company that specializes in enterprise solution consulting and development. He started the company in 2007 at the time when the iPhone was not widely adopted and no Android devices even existed.  Headquartered in Hong Kong, the company now has offices in China and the United States, providing innovative enterprise solutions using mobile technologies such as IoT and Big Data, to help enterprises enhance operation efficiency and customer satisfaction. Clients include listed companies, multinationals, government bodies, startups and entrepreneurs, etc. Prior to setting up the company, he worked in Google headquarters as intern after earning his master degree in Computer Science at Stanford University and became the full­time employee in 2000. During his presence at Google, Mr. Law developed a patented algorithm to find associated webpages and led a sentiment analysis based on Big Data. 

Mr. Ma Jianrong
Executive Director and Chairman
Shenzhou International Group Holdings Limited

Shenzhou International Group Holdings Limited is the largest vertically integrated knitwear manufacturer in China and the country’s largest exporter of knitwear. According to the China’s garment industry development report 2011-2014 and China international trade in textiles and clothing annual report 2011-2013, the Group has the country’s largest exporting amount of knitwear and ranked first among the garment exporting enterprises in China.  Shenzhou International went public on the main board of stock exchange of Hong Kong in 2005. Today, the Group employs more than 67,000 employees and owns 3.8 million square meters of production plants across China, Vietnam and Cambodia, producing knitwear of over 270 million pieces per year for renowned clients such as Uniqlo, Adidas, Nike and Puma.  Shenzhou International was named “Top 1000 Asian Companies” in 2010-2015 and “The Largest Capitalization Chinese Private Company listed in Hong Kong 2014-2015” by Yazhou Zhoukan. It was also recognized as one of the “Best under a Billion” Companies by Forbes Asia in 2010 and “Top 100 HK Listed Companies” by Finet and QQ.com in 2012.  

Mr. Wu Song
Executive Director and Standing Deputy General Manager
Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd

Mr. Wu Song is currently Executive Director and Standing Deputy General Manager of GAC Group. Mr. Wu was Deputy General Manager of GAC Group from 2007 to June 2013. He has been a director of GAC Group since February 2015. Currently he is also the chairman of GAC Toyota, vice chairman of GAC Toyota Engine and vice chairman of Tong Fang Logistics. Mr. Wu joined GAC Group in October 2003 and held positions as director and deputy managing director of Guangzhou Wuyang-Honda Co., Ltd., director of GAC Toyota and director and deputy general manager of GAC Toyota Engine; chairman and general manager of GAMC, director of GAC Fiat-Chrysler, and director of GAMC Hangzhou. Mr. Wu was previously the director and general manager of Yegang Group Co., Ltd. Mr. Wu obtained his bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering in Huazhong University of Science and Technology (previously known as Engineering Institute of Central China) in July 1984, and attended graduate school of industrial engineering in Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1989. He is also a senior economist.

Mr. Jonathan Glover
Managing Director & Founder
The Butchers Club

Founded in 2013, The Butchers Club brings the trend of dry-aged beef from the US and Europe to Asia. The first and only dedicated dry-ageing specialist in Hong Kong began as a private dining club in the company’s open kitchen, butchery and dry-ageing facility in Aberdeen.The brand quickly expanded, due to the high demand of loyal customers, to a second venue, The Butchers Club Deli. This 7,000 square foot space in Wong Chuk Hang opened in late April 2014 and acts as both a private dining room as well as a large-scale event space.The brand later grew with a new concept, The Butchers Club Burger, which opened in Wan Chai in June 2014 and has been named the best burger restaurant in Hong Kong by various local publications. The Butchers Club Burger opened a second branch in Central in December 2014, followed by the branches in Tsim Sha Tsui and Taikoo Shing. Now, along with the four Butchers Club Burgers in Hong Kong and one in Singapore’s Clarke Quay, The Butchers Club is launching The Butchers Club Steakhouse in Bali’s Seminyak in late 2016.