JUDGES

Professor Y.C Richard Wong, SBS, JP
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Chair of Economics
Director, Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy
Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy
The University of Hong Kong

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. Chee Choong Ng
Senior Vice President
Managing Director
DHL Express Hong Kong and Macau

Chee Choong Ng is the Managing Director of DHL Express Hong Kong and Macau. With more than 20 years of experience in the logistics industry, Mr. Ng is in charge of spearheading the strategic growth and managing overall operations in Hong Kong and Macau.

In his preceding role as Vice President of Operations, Mr. Ng has been an integral part of DHL Express’ success in Hong Kong. Having led more than 1,000 front line employees, three large-scale international service centers and one domestic service center, he was instrumental in the expansion of the On-Demand Delivery service and managed the successful move of the Hong Kong Service Centre and the Kowloon West Service Centre in 2019, which are both among the top three DHL Express service centers worldwide in terms of volume handled.

Mr. Ng joined DHL Express in 2004 as Transportation Manager, eventually taking up managerial responsibilities in the company’s Singapore Hub airport operations before being appointed as Vice President of Operations in Hong Kong in 2017.

Prior to joining DHL Express, Mr. Ng worked with SATS, a former subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, and TNT Express.

Mr. Ng holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Geography from the National University of Singapore.

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.

Dr. Winnie S. C. Leung
CPA (HK)
Assistant Dean (Undergraduate)
Principal Lecturer (Accounting)
Faculty of Business and Economics
The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Winnie Leung is the Principal Lecturer of Accounting at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). She joined HKU in 2010. She is a CPA in Hong Kong with practical experience in banking and accounting. Dr. Leung is passionate towards accounting education. Her enthusiasm and devotion in teaching and learning has earned her high recognition for teaching excellence. She was given the Outstanding Teacher Award (Undergraduate Teaching) by the Faculty of Business and Economics of HKU in 2012 and 2018. Dr. Leung’s expertise lies in the area of financial reporting. She teaches Advanced Financial Accounting in both undergraduate and master programmes. Dr. Leung’s research interests include Financial Reporting, Corporate Governance and Family Firms. She has research publications in top academic journals, including Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Corporate Finance.

Mr. George Siu-Kay Leung
CEO
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Before joining The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC), George S K Leung was Advisor to the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He was also a member of the bank’s Hong Kong Executive Committee and other senior management committees. Prior to this appointment in 2005, he was Chief Economist, Greater China region, a post he held since 2000.  Mr Leung joined HSBC as Senior Economist in 1994 and was appointed as Head of the Economic Research Department in 1996. Before joining HSBC, he was CFO of a large manufacturing company and also a senior policy officer in the Australian public sector for many years. Mr Leung taught in several tertiary institutions as lecturer in economics after graduation.

Mr Leung is a renowned business economist and an influential public policy commentator in the region. He also has a long record of public service, including former Chairman of both the Financial and Treasury Services Committee and the Economic Policy Committee of HKGCC; and former Acting Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks. He has also been a member of various public bodies, including Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (Hong Kong Committee), Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council, Government Statistics Advisory Board, and PCICB. Mr Leung also served as non-executive director at the Board of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Ltd. He is now an honorary advisor to several public and tertiary institutions.

Mr Leung obtained his Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1984. He also holds a MBS degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Patrick Lau
Deputy Executive Director
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Dr. Patrick Lau is Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). In this role, Dr. Lau helps create opportunities and facilitates deals for Hong Kong businesses. His portfolio includes the HKTDC’s work on the Belt and Road Initiative, product and service promotion, external relations, corporate communications and marketing, as well as the organization’s network of 50 offices worldwide.

Mr. Terence Chiu
Head of Commercial Banking
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Mr. Chiu joined HSBC in 1986 and has a wealth of experience in commercial banking and management in Asia Pacific. He held a variety of senior positions in Commercial Banking and Global Banking and Markets in Hong Kong, China and Singapore, including having responsibility for the strategy and proposition and planning for HSBC’s Commercial Banking in Hong Kong. Mr Chiu took up the position of Head of Commercial Banking, Hong Kong, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited starting from 1 July 2017. Prior to his current role, he was Head of Commercial Banking for HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited (HSBC China), a role he held since January 2014. He was subsequently appointed Executive Vice President for HSBC China in July 2014, in addition to heading Commercial Banking in China. Before this dual role, Mr. Chiu was Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance in Hong Kong and Macau from 2011, leading a team of trade specialists providing solutions to customers across all major industries and sectors. He was also responsible for the Bank’s strategically important corporate relationships in Commercial Banking, when he was Managing Director and Head of Large Local Corporates of Commercial Banking in Hong Kong in 2009.Mr Chiu holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the China Overseas Friendship Association, and the Friends of Hong Kong Association Ltd.

Mr. Maric Cheng
2020 National President
Junior Chamber International Hong Kong

Mr. Maric Cheng graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering and a master degree in Engineering Enterprise Management from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Over a decade, Mr. Cheng engages in Aviation Cargo Security (ACS) and Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) consulting and professional training. He is the Managing Director of Plus One Global Consulting Limited and is recognized by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as an instructor and auditor for ACS and DGR.

Mr. Cheng has trained more than 30,000 industrial players, and work as a consultant for over 1,000 companies. Apart from spending much effort in the field, he has assisted the government to promote safe transport of lithium battery by air. In recent years, he is committed to promote Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility.

Besides, Mr. Cheng actively supports youth development of the HKSAR government and focuses on youth affairs and community development. He joined the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Hong Kong in 2009 and has held different positions in the past ten years. He has contributed to community development by organizing different impactful projects.

Mrs. Janice Choi, BBS, MH, JP
Standing Committee Member and 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, Honorary Chairman of PLA Camp Visiting Committee Hong Kong, Honorary President, Council Member and Hon. Legal Advisor of All-China Women’s Federation Hong Kong Delegates Association, Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Women.

Dr. Victor Fung
Group Chairman
Fung Group

Dr. Victor K. Fung is Group Chairman of the Fung Group, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong. Dr Fung is also an independent non-executive Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Hong Kong). From 2003 to February 2018, he was a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. From 2008 to 2010, he was Chairman of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he is a member of the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Beijing, a non-official member of Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development and an adviser of the Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr. Fung holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University. He was a professor at Harvard Business School for four years before returning to Hong Kong in 1976.

Mr. Calvin Tai
Co-President and Chief Operating Officer
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Mr. Tai is HKEX’s Co-President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the exchange, clearing & risk management functions of HKEX’s securities and derivatives business in Hong Kong.

Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Tai was Head of Clearing, and was previously Co-Head of Equities, Fixed Income and Currency in the Global Markets Division, as well as Head of Trading Division, overseeing trading operations, product and business development for equities, fixed income and currency markets.

Mr. Tai joined the Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited, before its merger with the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, as the Head of Products, in 1998. He has extensive experience in the Hong Kong banking industry and has held various management positions in ABN-Amro Bank N.V., HSBC and Royal Bank of Canada.

Mr. Tai holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Mr Fred Lam, JP 
Chief Executive Officer
Airport Authority Hong Kong

Fred Lam is Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong.  Prior to this position, he was Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He is a member of the Asia Pacific Regional Board of Airports Council International (ACI) and the ACI World Governing Board. In 2007, Mr Lam was named “Director of the Year” by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors in the category of statutory and non-profit-distributing organizations. In 2011, he was given the Peace through Commerce Medal from the United States Government in recognition of his leadership role in boosting US exports to, and through, Hong Kong. In 2019, he was elected a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong and was awarded the Executive Award in the DHL/ SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards.

Mr. Jason Lau
Chief Financial Officer
Company Secretary
Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited

Mr. Jason Lau is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Lau is responsible for the Group’s financial, taxation, treasury, financing and investor relationships strategy and operation.

Mr. Lau joined Xinyi Glass in 2003. The Group was successfully listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2005 and spun off Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited in 2013 and spun off Xinyi Automobile Glass Hong Kong Enterprises Limited on the GEM of the Stock Exchange in 2016. Xinyi Solar spun of Xinyi Energy Holdings Limited in 2019.

Xinyi Glass is a global leading integrated manufacturers of automobile glass, energy saving architectural glass and high-quality float glass. It sells products to over 130 countries in the world. The Group is the largest float glass manufacturer in Asia in terms of production capacity.


Ms. Catherine Chan
Head of Investor Relations and Global Communications
Tencent Holdings Limited

Catherine Chan joined Tencent in 2003 to help prepare the Company’s IPO and has led Investor Relations and Global Communications Department for the past 17 years. She was formerly head of regional corporate communication for BASF in East Asia and a journalist based in Hong Kong. Catherine holds an Executive MBA degree from Kellogg-HKUST.

Mr. Nicholas L.C. Ho
Chairman
hpa (Ho & Partners Architects Engineers & Development Consultants Limited)

Award-winning architect Nicholas Ho currently serves as Chairman of hpa (Ho & Partners Architects), a leading multi-disciplinary architectural practice headquartered in Hong Kong, and a Strategic Partner of HKTDC’s Belt and Road-related initiatives.

With years of design experience across Europe, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and his wealth of knowledge and insight, Ho is the Hong Kong, China (HKC)’s alternate representative to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC), member of the HKSAR Youth Development Commission, member of Hong Kong Trade and Industry Advisory Board, member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Belt and Road & Greater Bay Area Committee, and council member of Lingnan University.

With landmark projects across 50 cities in 12 countries totaling over 1 billion square feet of construction footprint, hpa has firmly established itself as an international and technologically advanced advisory platform for four decades. Since 2016, hpa has also spearheaded numerous SMART Cities initiatives through partnering with and investing in dozens of tech partners and solution providers globally, actively nurturing an ecosystem for technology development. Our advisory role and comprehensive services add value to clients’ projects, including national governments and private sectors, with whom we have successfully collaborated in over 6 countries.

Ho has a keen interest in exporting Hong Kong professional services abroad, as exemplified by his current projects across Southeast Asia, Europe and the USA. Aligning with the PRC’s mandate to develop the Belt and Road Initiative, he has been actively establishing partnership alliances along the New Silk Road.

Dr. Ricky Yin-To Chiu
Founder & CEO
Phase Scientific International Limited

Dr. Ricky Chiu is the CEO, founder and lead inventor of PHASE Scientific’s underlying technology. Prior to PHASE Scientific, he was a former project manager at Alere (now Abbott), where he took several rapid point-of-care diagnostics from concept to market; amongst his most successful products is the first FDA approved drug-of-abuse diagnostic that utilized oral fluid.

Leveraging his experience at Alere, Ricky pursued his Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a focus on cutting-edge diagnostics development. His doctorate research led to his invention of a revolutionary sample-preparation technology that can improve the sensitivity of most diagnostic tools. Ricky founded PHASE Scientific with the goal of commercializing his invention. Since then, he and the company have been the principal of multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For the past few years, Ricky has successfully raised over USD$20 million in funding from governments, non-profit organizations and investors. Currently, PHASE Scientific has 50 employees, over 50 patents granted or filed, and operations in the U.S.A., China, and Hong Kong.

Awards and achievements Ricky and the company has accrued over the years include Company of the Year in APAC 2019 (Biotech), Top 10 Biotech Startups in APAC 2019, Hong Kong Business Awards 2019 – Startup Award, Top 50 Biotech Startups in Greater Bay Area 2019, Hong Kong Awards for Industries 2019 – Innovation & Creativity (Merit), Hong Kong’s Most Outstanding Leaders Awards 2019 – Leading Bio-Tech Developer of the Year, and 2019 China Medical Devices Design & Entrepreneurship Award for in-vitro Diagnostics.