JUDGES

Professor Y.C. Richard Wong, SBS, JP
Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Chair of Economics
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
Member, DHL Express Asia Pacific Management Board

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 frontline employees for core and co-loader shipments, three large-scale international service centers and one domestic center, he was instrumental in the expansion of the On-Demand Delivery service and recently managed the successful move of the Hong Kong Service Centre and the Kowloon West Service Centre, 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.

Dr. Winnie S. C. Leung
CPA (HK)
Assistant Dean (Undergraduate)
Principal Lecturer (Accounting)
HKU Business School

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 HKU Business School 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) in 2020, 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 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 was also 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 currently a member of TDC Council, TDC B&R / GBA Committee, ICAC Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Advisory Committee, and Business Facilitation Advisory Committee, as well as a board member of GS1 HK.

Mr. Leung obtained his Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1984.

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

Dr. Patrick Lau has been Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) since 2019. In this role, Dr. Lau helps create opportunities and facilitates deals for Hong Kong businesses. His portfolio covers the promotion of Hong Kong’s service sectors, merchandize trade and innovation, as well as the HKTDC’s external relations, corporate communications and marketing and its network of 50 offices worldwide.

From 2001 to 2014, Dr. Lau was based in Hong Kong where he worked as a lawyer at international law firms Baker McKenzie and Skadden Arps, and later became an investment banker at UBS AG and China Construction Bank (CCB) International where he held progressively senior posts until becoming Managing Director, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Assistant Head of Investment Bank. Between 2015 and 2018, Dr. Lau was the CEO of a digital infrastructure company, Director of Investments at the Malaysian Government’s sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, and Board Director and Investment Committee Member of venture and private equity fund Xeraya Capital.

Dr. Lau has successfully handled numerous commercial transactions, joint ventures, restructurings and capital market exercises, and is recognized as a seasoned banker, investor and dealmaker in the region. He has deep knowledge of Hong Kong, Mainland China and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) markets and has also worked with many clients and parties from Europe, the Americas and Middle East.

Dr. Lau graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Laws with first-class honors from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where he attended medical school and law school concurrently. He has been admitted as an advocate or solicitor in Hong Kong, Australia, England, Wales and Malaysia. He was Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Economics of Monash University and part-time Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Frank Fang
General Manager
Head of Commercial Banking, Hong Kong and Macau
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Frank Fang is General Manager and Head of Commercial Banking, Hong Kong and Macau at HSBC. A member of the Bank’s Global Commercial Banking Executive Committee, Frank is co-leading the Asia-Pacific commercial banking franchise and has oversight of Hong Kong and Macau.

Frank joined HSBC in 1991 and has had postings in Hong Kong, London, Beijing and Shanghai. He has a wealth of experience in corporate banking, retail banking, banking operations, and the development and management of distribution networks. Frank was most recently Head of Commercial Banking and Executive Vice President, HSBC China.

Frank Fang holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from China Foreign Affairs University.

Ms. Karen Yeung
2022 National President
Junior Chamber International Hong Kong (JCI Hong Kong)

Ms. Karen Yeung has been in the field of PR and Marketing for more than 15 years, and gained solid experience in leading PR agencies for events and marketing projects.

With rapid expansion of online promotion needs, Karen shifted her team’s focus to offer digital marketing solutions. Services range from virtual events, video production, social media management to online advertising. And now she is a virtual event specialist.

Karen joined JCI Hong Kong in 2006 and was elected as the 2022 National President by the General Assembly of JCI Hong Kong in last September, which is an international youth organization that aims at developing young leaders for a change world.

Mrs. Janice Choi, BBS, MH, JP, Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Standing Committee Member and Chairman of the Ladies Committee
The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, H.K.

Mrs. Janice Choi is a Standing Committee 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. She is the Advisor and Legal Director of the Hong Kong-based Sun Wah Group, and on the board of the Hong Kong-listed Sunwah Kingsway Capital Group.

Mrs. Choi has been appointed by the Hong Kong SAR Government to The Hong Kong Law Reform Commission and the Court of The City University of Hong Kong. She is also Vice-President of Hong Kong Girl Guides Association, Vice-Patron of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, Founder Chairman and Honorary President of Musicus Society, Honorary Chairman of PLA Camp Visiting Committee Hong Kong, Honorary President and Honorary Legal Advisor of All-China Women’s Federation Hong Kong Delegates Association and Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Women.

Mr. Kenneth Lo
Chairman of the Board and Executive Director
Crystal International Group Limited

Mr. Lo Lok Fung Kenneth is the Chairman of the Board and an executive director of Crystal International Group Limited. He co-founded the Group with Mrs. Yvonne Lo in 1970. With over 60 years of experience in the apparel manufacturing industry, he has been instrumental in developing the Group into a world leader. As Chairman, he has assumed the role of strategic thinker and change driver – he devotes his time to anticipating and identifying opportunities and risks in the industry and how they may have an impact on the Group’s business. In addition, Mr. Kenneth Lo is committed to developing and driving the corporate culture, business ethics and sustainability, which are memorialized in his book “For The Greater Good Becoming The World’s No. 1 Apparel Maker”, published in 2016.

Mr. Kenneth Lo received the Industrialist of the Year Award of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries in 2012 for his contribution to industrial development and to society. He won the Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year China Award (Hong Kong/Macau Region) in 2014 and the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Award (Owner-Operator Category) in 2016.

Ar. Donald Choi Wun Hing, JP
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Chinachem Group

Donald Choi joined the Group in 2018 as Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Chinachem Group. He has over 30 years of management experience across property development and worked as a professional architect globally.

Sustainable development, environmental protection, and the health and wellbeing of the community now enjoy equal importance to profit at Chinachem, thanks to Donald. This balanced approach, at the heart of a refreshed brand, is a bold and pioneering change for the industry.

Previously MD of the Nan Fung Group, and a Director of Foster and Partners, Donald has provided professional services for Hong Kong Government, Airport Authority, Mass Transit Railway Corporation, Urban Renewal Authority, Public Works Canada, British Columbia Buildings Corporation. Alongside his professional career, he has held multiple leadership roles in NGO and professional bodies that focus on community, design and innovation. He is now the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design.

Dr. Chan Ronald Yik Long
Chairman of the Board, Executive Director and SEA General Manager
Modern Dental Group Limited

Dr. Ronald Chan is the Chairman, Executive Director and SEA General Manager of Modern Dental Group Limited. His passion for the dental industry has driven him to not only become an actively practicing dentist in Hong Kong but also a part-time clinical lecturer at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital and at the University of Hong Kong.

Under the leadership of Dr. Ronald Chan, the Group has continued to invest and focus on delivering state-of-the-art digital solutions to the dental community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Group has researched and developed its own Clear Aligner brand, TrioClear ™, which has been officially launched in more than 15 countries since 2020. Dr. Ronald Chan also took advantage of this golden promotion opportunity to initiate and deliver various online educational programs, promoting the idea of ‘Digital Workflow’ on a global basis which has accelerated the business of the Group.

Founded in 1986, Modern Dental Group has grown from a small local workshop to a global group of companies. Today Modern Dental Group is the world’s largest dental prostheses provider, covering more than 20 countries and 30,000 dentists worldwide, including Europe, North America, Greater China and Australia. With its unique global proprietary sales and distribution network and strategically-located production facilities, the Group restores 1 million smiles a year.

Mr. Sebastian Paredes
Chief Executive Officer
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Sebastian Paredes is the Chief Executive Officer of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. He oversees the franchises of DBS Hong Kong and DBS China.

A banker of over 30 years, Sebastian has a strong track record in building franchises across multiple markets. Prior to joining DBS, Sebastian was the President Director of PT Bank Danamon Indonesia, where he successfully solidified the bank’s position in retail, SME and commercial banking, and made inroads into micro lending business. Before Danamon, he spent 20 years at Citigroup in South America, Turkey and Africa.

Sebastian holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Fresno (California, USA) and an International MBA from IE Business School (Madrid, Spain). He speaks five languages (Spanish, English, German, French and Bahasa Indonesia).

Mr. Benny Liu
Founder & CEO
HK Decoman Technology Limited

Established in 2015, HK Decoman Technology Limited is a fast-growing one-stop O2O renovation platform. The company offers O2O renovation matching service in the beginning and has expanded its scope of services to online retailing for renovation tools and materials as well as education website on renovation and home repairs. It aims to disrupt the traditional renovation industry by bringing standardization, transparency, convenience, and automation to the industry.

Unlike other platforms which merely focus on referrals, HK Decoman provides an integrated solution to house owners with different renovation needs. Through these business solutions, HK Decoman creates an ecosystem in which house owners, renovation companies and material suppliers synergize, thereby bringing huge traction, traffic, and diversified revenue streams that sustain its advantages and solidify its business model.

Started his first company in 2008, Mr. Benny Liu is a veteran tech-starter with a name in digital marketing and global fundraising. Beyond winning multiple corporate and individual awards, he also engages himself as angel investor and / or consultant for technology startups and listed companies such as Roadshow (888.hk) and Edelman. He is also a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (HK).

Mr. Stanley Kwok
Co-Founder
KnitWarm Limited

Complemented with years of industry experience, Mr. Stanley Kwok earned a master’s degree in Global Fashion Management from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in collaboration with FIT in New York and IFM in Paris in 2013. Mr. Kwok created the lifestyle brand, KnitWarm, with the vision of developing smart textiles for thermal protection and pain relief to improve wearers’ quality of life. Mr. Kwok has been selected as the 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award in Entrepreneurial Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles.

Founded in Hong Kong in 2017, KnitWarm Limited designs stylish accessories that use what is considered to be first-of-its-kind patented heat-conductive, smart textile technology. The innovative gadgets, recognized by numerous awards, can warm up in 30 seconds when plugged into the power bank and give a gentle sensation like the skin under the sunshine. The unique breathable materials make KnitWarm distinct from other conventional heat-generating appliances. This patented invention successfully addresses technological challenges and removes the bulkiness, discomfort, and unaesthetic appearance, unlocking the possibility of new applications to satisfy the unmet needs of customers.