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2023 – Pacific Basin Economic Council Board of Directors

Mr. Andrew Weir, MA, FCA, FHKSA, FIOD, MBE, JP
Mr. Andrew Weir, MA, FCA, FHKSA, FIOD, MBE, JP

Regional Senior Partner – KPMG 

Andrew is the Regional Senior Partner of KPMG’s Hong Kong office. He has over 25 years’ experience in servicing listed companies, public bodies, investment funds and MNCs in Hong Kong, Asia and internationally.

Andrew is KPMG China’s Head of Capital Markets. He sits on the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Advisory Panels of the Securities Institute, The Hong Kong Investor Relations Association and ICAEW. He has had a number of global and regional roles with KPMG and is the Global Chairman of Real Estate and Construction and ASPAC Chairman of Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, which also includes the real estate and transport sectors. He is a board member of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (APREA) and the Asian Association for Investors in Non-listed Real Estate Vehicles (ANREV).

Andrew is the Chairman of Plan International Hong Kong, and Community Business. He is a member of the International Business Council, Review Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme (SERAP) of the Innovation and Technology Commission HKSAR and the HK Ethics Development Advisory Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Also, he is a Director of the Pacific Basin Economic Council and a member of the World Economic Forum B20 Trade & Investment Taskforce.

Andrew is a Fellow of the ICAEW, HKICPA and Institute of Directors. He has a BA (Hons) in Economics and a MA in Development Economics.

Dr. Moses Mo-Chi Cheng, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP
Dr. Moses Mo-Chi Cheng, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP
Former Vice Chairman & Emeritus Board of Director

Senior Partner – P.C. Woo & Co.

Dr. Cheng qualified to practise as a solicitor in 1975. He is a consultant of Messrs. P. C. Woo & Co., one of the longest established firms of solicitors in Hong Kong; after serving as its Senior Partner from 1994 to 2015. Dr. Cheng’s areas of practice encompass capital markets, corporate governance, regulatory and compliance, and public policies especially taxation and education. Besides Hong Kong, Dr. Cheng is also admitted to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales; State of Victoria, Australia and Singapore. He is also a Notary Public, China-Appointed Attesting Officer and an independent non-executive director of a number of companies whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and Singapore.

Amidst his remarkable achievements as a professional, Dr. Cheng has not lost sight of his devotion to serve the community. His public service appointments span the areas of politics, law, business and finance, education, the arts, as well as livelihood concerns of the ordinary citizen. Dr. Cheng served as an appointed member of the Legislative Council between 1991-1995, the Chairman of the Council and Court of Hong Kong Baptist University (1997-2006), the Chairman of the Education Commission (2009-2015), the Chairman of the Board of Education (1996-2002), the Chairman of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (2005-2006) and also an independent non-executive director of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (2006-2012). He was the founder chairman of Opera Hong Kong and also the founder chairman of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors of which he is now the Honorary President and Chairman Emeritus.

Currently, Dr. Cheng is Chairman of the Insurance Authority, the Process Review Panel for the Securities and Futures Commission, the Ma Wan Park Advisory Committee; Member of Board of Governors and Council Chairman of the Hang Seng Management College and also Member of the Board of Governors of HKBU Foundation. Dr. Cheng is also the Chancellor of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (the Anglican Church of Hong Kong), a director of the HKSKH Welfare Council Limited, the Chairman of the Council of the St. Paul’s Co-educational College, a council member of the Diocesan Boys’ School and the St. Stephen’s College, and a permanent member of the Vestry of the HKSKH St. Paul’s Church. Dr. Cheng had also served as the District Governor of Rotary International District 3450 (HK and Macau) and honorary legal advisors to a number of NGOs and charitable organizations.

In recognition of his many services and contributions to Hong Kong, Dr. Cheng was awarded the OBE by Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom in 1997 and the Gold Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR government in 2003. In the same year, he was made an honorary fellow by the University of Hong Kong. In 2007, Dr. Cheng was honoured by the Hong Kong Baptist University with the degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa and an honorary fellow by CPA Australia. In 2008, Dr. Cheng was also honoured by the Lingnan University of Hong Kong with the degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa. In 2013, Dr. Cheng was made an honorary Doctorate of Academy, Honoris Causa by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and also an honorary fellow by the BNU ∙ HKBU United International College. In 2015, Dr. Cheng was awarded as the Honorary Fellow by the Hong Kong Institute of Volunteers.



Mr. Warren K.K. Luke
Mr. Warren K.K. Luke
Chairman Emeritus

Chairman and CEO – Hawaii National Bank

Warren K. K. Luke is Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the Hawaii National Bank and its holding company, Hawaii National Bancshares.

Mr. Luke is a member of the Board of Governors of the Pacific Forum CSIS (the Asia Pacific arm of the Center for Strategic and International Studies of Washington, D.C.) serves as a Trustee for the Foundation for the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, chairs the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, and is a member of the Hawaii Business Roundtable. He is Chairman of the Sun Yat-Sen Hawaii Foundation and is a former Officerand Trustee of The Appraisal Foundation, an organization authorized by the U.S. Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraisal qualifications.

Previously, Mr. Luke served as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for nine years where he also served as Chairman of its Audit Committee. As a member of the National Board of Governors of the United Way of America, Mr. Luke chaired the Finance Committee and served as its Treasurer. In addition, Mr. Luke served as a member of the National Board of Governors of the American Red Cross and was Vice-Chairman of its Council of Former Governors. Mr. Luke is a former Treasurer and Director of the American Bankers Association and former President of the Western Independent Bankers Association. He is past-President of the Hawaii Bankers Association and is an Emeritus Director of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

In addition to his work in the financial community, Mr. Luke is also active in various aspects of real estate. He is a Director of the Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, and a former Director of Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation, a non-profit consortium focused on increasing the supply of affordable housing to low and moderate income households in Hawaii. Mr. Luke is a member of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land economics society.

Mr. Luke is a member of the Board of Trustees of Punahou School, a Trustee Emeritus of Babson College, and a member of the Asia Pacific Advisory Board of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business, as well as Chairman of the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC).

Mr. Luke is a graduate of Babson College, Massachusetts and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business.


Dr. Wilfred Wong Ying Wai, GBS, JP
Dr. Wilfred Wong Ying Wai, GBS, JP
Chairman Emeritus

President & COO – Sands China Ltd.

Dr. Wilfred Wong Ying-wai is the President & COO of Sands China Limited, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Sands China Limited is an integrated resort developer and operator in Macau and a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Dr. Wong is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Dr. Wong joined the Administrative Officer grade of the Hong Kong Government in 1975 and served in a number of key positions including Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service and Deputy Director General of Industry. Dr. Wong joined the private sector in 1992 and since then, he has held top management positions in a number of Hong Kong listed companies in the property development and construction business sectors including K. Wah International Holdings Limited, Henderson China Holdings Limited, Shui On Group, Hsin Chong Construction Group Limited and Synergis Holdings Limited.

Dr. Wong started his political career at the national level when he was appointed a member of The Basic Law Consultative Committee (1985-1990) by the Central People’s Government. He was subsequently appointed by the National People’s Congress as a member of the Preliminary Working Committee for the Hong Kong SAR Preparatory Committee in 1993 and a member of the Hong Kong SAR Preparatory Committee in 1995, both bodies were responsible for the transitional policies and arrangements relating to the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR Government in 1997. Dr. Wong was a Deputy to the National People’s Congress of the PRC during 1997-2012.

Dr. Wong’s public service continues through his participation in a number of councils and committees in Hong Kong. He is currently the Chairman of Hong Kong Arts Development Council; Chairman of Asian Film Awards Academy; Chairman of Hong Kong International Film Festival Society; Chairman of Standing Commission on Civil Service Salaries and Conditions of Service; Chairman of Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation; Chairman of the Pacific Basin Economic Council; Chairman of Hong Kong Institute for Public Administration; Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong Film Development Council and Member of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles. He was the Chairman of the Court and Council of the Hong Kong Baptist University during 2007- 2012.

For his distinguished public service, Dr. Wong was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star and Silver Bauhinia Star Medals by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2015 and 2007. He was educated at Harvard University (MPA), The University of Oxford, The University of Hong Kong (BSoc.Sc.) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

David Armitage
David Armitage
Chief Rep Canada

Chairman, Velocity Group

Mr. Armitage is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned executive. He has 24 years’ experience in founding, building and operating several IT Professional services companies in Greater China and South East Asia. This was preceded by 15 years spent managing and directing corporate business units in Canada.

The Velocity Group, which David chairs, is composed of companies that include IT services and product development. This includes IT managed services, cybersecurity, software development, database development and management; and data and business analytics across Asia Pacific with a client base located in Greater China, ASEAN and the rest of Asia plus Australia and North America.
David Armitage has been a Chairman and President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and currently sits on its Board of Governors. He has considerable experience of sitting on several corporate and Advisory Boards. Mr Armitage is a Board Director of the Pacific Basin Economic Council.

He holds a BA from The University of British Columbia and an MBA from APGSM.

Mr. Anson Bailey
Mr. Anson Bailey
Treasurer & Technology Director

Head of Technology, Hong Kong Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC KPMG China

Anson joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1999 and is currently a Partner based in the Hong Kong office heading up the Consumer & Retail Practice. He is part of the KPMG Regional Consumer & Retail Practice Leadership team as well as being a member of the Global Technology Innovation Centre and the Cluster Leader for the Technology, Media & Telecoms Practice based in Hong Kong.

Anson has been active in driving a number of thought leadership reports and executive briefings for senior executives covering innovation and consumers in China and across Asia. He has worked with many corporates to understand the complex markets we live in and current levels of disruption being seen with recent reports including Global Mobile Payments, Consumers & Convergence, Mobilizing Innovation: The Changing Landscape of Disruptive Technologies, The Rise of the Digital Multi-tasker, Be a Smarter Start-up, MNCs in China, Made in China 2025, China’s Connected Consumers, Global Connected Consumers, Connecting Hong Kong – Perspectives on our future as a smart city and The Changing Face of Commerce series.

Today, he not only mentors the next generation of go-to-market professionals at KPMG but continues to work with a growing number of C-level executives as a trusted advisor in providing the best in client innovation whilst acting as the Lead Partner for a number of strategic accounts in the consumer and technology arena across the Asia Pacific region.

Mr. Eric Chang Yuan-Fu
Mr. Eric Chang Yuan-Fu

Vice Chairman – Unitech Printed Circuit Board Corp. Education:

Current Positions:
Vice Chairman, Unitech Printed Circuit Board Corp.
Vice Chairman, Idea Bike Corporation
Chairman, Schmidt Scientific Taiwan Ltd.
Chairman, Schmidt International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Director, Fulltech Fiber Glass Corp.
Director, Taichung Harbour Warehousing & Stevedoring Co., Ltd.
Director, Shanghai Unitech Electronics Co., Ltd.
Supervisor, Asia Pacific Industrial Analysis Association

MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Southern California


Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu
Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu

Chairman, Far East Consortium International
Chairman, Dorsett Hospitality International
Founder & Chairman, Malaysia Land Properties Sdn Bhd
Chairman, AGORA Hospitality Group Co., Ltd.

Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu is an outstanding entrepreneurs, holds a double degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics at the University of Sophia, Japan. He is a prominent businessman with over 30 years’ experience in the property development and extensive experience in the hotel development.

He is the Chairman of Far East Consortium International Ltd. (Stock code: 35.HK), Dorsett Hospitality International Ltd, the founder and the Chairman of Malaysia Land Properties Sdn and the Chairman of AGORA Hospitality Group Co., Ltd (Stock code: 9704. JP)

Far East Consortium International Limited was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1972. Since then, the Group has built a strong foundation in the region enhanced by the local knowledge of its on-ground teams. FEC is mainly engaged in property development and investment, hotel operation and management, car park operation as well as property management services. The Group adopts geographical diversification and “Chinese wallet” strategy, with business covering Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. FECIL won 2015 Asiamoney Best Managed Company Award and “Top 4 Best Companies in Asia for Corporate Governance” by Asiamoney.

FECIL has a significant pipeline of residential projects, which are located in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. With the total sellable floor areas amounting to approximately 11 million sq. ft., the projects are under different stages of development. The estimated total development value is HK$38 billion, expected to have large contribution from completion properties in the future. FECIL is also one of the largest property developers in Melbourne, with more than 20 years’ experience in the region.

At the end of 2014, FECIL signed a consortium bid agreement with Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited and Star Entertainment Group to bid for the development of an entertainment precinct and integrated resort in Brisbane with approximately 9.4 hectares of site area. In July 2015, Destination Brisbane Consortium was selected by the Queensland State as the preferred proponent to undertake the Project. The Project entails the development of an entertainment precinct and integrated resort as well as residential development at Queen’s Wharf Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The company currently operates 20 hotels, located in Hong Kong, Mainland China, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia, a total of 6,043 rooms. There are a total of 3,000 rooms for 12 new hotels under development and will increase to 9,000 rooms in 2022.

Malaysia Land Properties Sdn Bhd (Mayland)is recognized as one of the leading developers in the Malaysia. It is the largest condominium developer in Malaysia, has an annual capacity to deliver up to approximately 10,000 apartments. Mayland owns a number of shopping mall projects and controls Land and General, a developer listed in Malaysia. Mayland’s landbank projects includes 3,000 unit integrated development Plaza Damas in Hartamas, 1,100 unit Regalia at Jalan Sultan Ismail, 4,000 unit Sri Putramas, Jalan Kuching, 2,000 unit at Palazio and 3,000 at Park Regency in Johor Bahro. Mayland had built and constructed over 40 projects over 100M sq.ft. of housing development, shopping centers and commercial complex.

AGORA Hospitality Group Co. Ltd. (AGORA) is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange engaged in real estate business in Japan, with a series of residential projects in Tokyo and owns and operate resort to traditional ryokan in Fukuoka and Osaka. AGORA founded by a team of experts in hotel operation and property development.

In regard to his devotion to community services in China and Hong Kong, he was appointed as the member of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the chairman of Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration-People and Forces’ Committee in 2008. Currently,he is a trustee member of The Better Hong Kong Foundation, an honorary chairman of Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration-People and Forces’Committee, a director and a member of Concerted Efforts Resource Centre, a counselor of China-United States Exchange Foundation, an honorary chairman of Guangdong Chamber of Foreign Investors, a member of Hong Kong GeneralChamber of Commerce, a member of the Constitutional Reform Synergy, a member of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, a member of Friends of Hong Kong Association Ltd, a member of Pacific Basin Economic Council and a director of three Ju Ching Chu Schools in Hong Kong.

In Malaysia, TanSri Dato’ David CHIU was awarded an honorary award which carried the title “Dato” and a more senior honorary title of “Tan Sri” by His Majesty,King of Malaysia in 1997 and 2005 respectively. He was also awarded the WCEF Lifetime Achievement Awards by Asian Strategy& Leadership Institute in 2013.


Ms Anna Lin, JP, FCILT
Ms Anna Lin, JP, FCILT

Ms Anna Lin has over 30 years of senior management in strategy formulation, business planning execution and pioneering innovative industry platforms. In her current capacity as CEO of GS1 Hong Kong, she leads the organization to establish platforms, ecosystems and programmes to drive industry adoption of global supply chain standards, practices and technologies for enhanced business efficiency, digital commerce and IoT development.

Ms Lin attains Chartered Fellow (FCILT), granted by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in 2018, recognising her achievement and contribution to the industries in Hong Kong.

In fostering a collaborative ecosystem, Ms Lin holds a number of appointments in both government and industry organizations as well as regional organisations, including:

Member of GS1 Global Management Board and CEO Advisory Council
Vice-chairman of Subcommittee on Infrastructure and Promotion, Hong Kong Logistics Development Council, HKSAR
Member of HKTDC Logistics Services Advisory Committee
Chairman of Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics Advisory Committee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chairman of Supply Chain Special Interest Group, Smart City Consortium, Hong Kong
Member of Hong Kong-Taiwan Business Cooperation Committee
Advisor of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation
Member of Management Advisory Board, OpenCertHub
Member of APEC Committees on Trade & Investment and Policy Partnership on Food Security
Member of Advisory Board of School of Business, University of Birmingham
Director of Board of Hong Kong Foundation, University of Birmingham

Ms Lin is a native of Hong Kong. She holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of Birmingham United Kingdom.

Mr. Peter Burnett OBE BBS
Mr. Peter Burnett OBE BBS

Managing Director
Standard Chartered Bank

Peter is currently a senior managing director at Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong and the immediate past chair of the British Chamber of Commerce. He was Chairman of the British Chamber since his election in June 2018.

Prior to Standard Chartered Bank, Peter was with UBS for 24 years in various senior roles including Head of Asian Equity Capital Markets, Head of Asian Investment Banking, Chief Executive of UBS Middle East and most recently Chairman of Global Capital Markets, Asia.

Peter is a member of the Hong Kong Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales; a member

of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association; a past chairman of the

“One Belt, One Road” Committee for the Hong Kong Association of Banks, and a member of the Hong Kong International

Arbitration Centre Belt & Road Advisory Committee. He also is involved at the ABAC – Asia Pacific Business Advisory Council representing Hong Kong SAR.

Peter, who is a Hong Kong Permanent Resident, is married with three daughters all of whom were born in Hong Kong. He

was born in Kolkota, India.

Mr. Lester Garson Huang
Mr. Lester Garson Huang

He joined P.C. Woo & Co a leading law Firm in Hong Kong in 1983 as an articled clerk. Since admission as a partner of the Firm in 1991, he has been a managing partner, and oversees the Probate and Trust Practice and leads the Education Section. Mr. Huang has a rich background in supporting and contributing to Society through his multiple public service roles throughout his career.

He continues to work closely with major banks and providers of fiduciary services. In his professional practice Mr. Huang offers in-depth advice on estate planning for succession, creditor and spousal risk protection, and asset preservation. His experience in planning extends from small single parent estates to very large estates of very high net worth individuals, whose personal and business interests cover multi-jurisdictions, and involve regulators in several industrial sectors.

Mr. Huang was admitted to the Roll of Honour of The Law Society of Hong Kong in 2021.

Mr. Huang took up a position of Steward in the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 2020. The Club operates a unique integrated business model of world class racing, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contributions.

Mr. Huang receives frequent invitations to speak on leadership, youth development and on education and we are delighted to welcome him to the PBEC family.

Other Principal Positions he holds:

Chairman, Council of the City University of Hong Kong
Steward, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Member, Public Service Commission
Chairman, Social Welfare Advisory Committee
Ex-officio Member, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
Director, The Friends of Beida (Hong Kong) Limited

Datuk Adam Yee
Datuk Adam Yee

Managing Director & CEO
Powerwell International Sdn. Bhd.

Datuk Adam Yee is the Managing Director & CEO of Powerwell International Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary company of Powerwell Holdings Berhad.

With Adam at the helm of Powerwell from 2022, his appointment was expected to accelerate the company’s success in the Industry & Energy sectors as well as its businesses abroad. Since his onboarding, Adam has set the sustainable growth vision for the group named ‘Vision 2028’ – for the next 5 years focusing on operational excellence, profitability growth, innovation & sustainability.

Backed by a strong track record spanning over 25 years of innovation success and experience, Datuk Adam Yee was previously the President & CEO of Siemens Malaysia. During his tenure at Siemens, he was the Head of Digital Industries in Malaysia, overseeing the market strategy and business development on top of implementing various frameworks to improve the company’s sales and market approach. It was then that he began accumulating many years of working experience in engineering and technical environments, leadership, P&L, business transformation and became a well-known thought leader in topics related to Industry 4.0 & sustainability. In 2021, Adam was conferred the Top 50 Impact Lifetime Achievement Awards Business Excellence by KSI Strategic Institute for Asia Pacific, awarded by T.Y.T Tun Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam, Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Melaka.

Datuk Adam holds a Degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of the West of Scotland (UWS). He is a member of the Board for the Malaysian German Chamber of Commerce (MGCC), a member for Construction and Development for Malaysia China Business Councils (MCBC) and a member of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC).

Ms. Mary Simpson
Ms. Mary Simpson

Director, International Member Engagement

Mary has been a senior leader in event management, marcomms, and business development for over 20 years.

Originally from Australia and now based in Hong Kong since 2011, she has a proven track record in successfully leading large-scale events, high-profile marketing campaigns, and complex business development initiatives for professional services and member-based organisations.

As a member of ICAEW’s International Leadership Team, she oversees Australasia, Hong Kong, North America, South America, and the Caribbean and leads teams based in Hong Kong and the UK. Mary is responsible for building strategic engagement with financial industry leaders and regional stakeholders, driving growth and retention in membership, developing and implementing corporate communications plans, and event management.

Mary is also active within the Hong Kong business community and is a co-opted member of the British Chamber of Commerce Board. Previously, as Director of Events and Sponsorship for the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham), Mary grew AmCham’s annual event offering from 250 to 400+ programs and worked closely with AmCham’s Board of Governors, committee leadership, members, HKSAR Government officials, US Government officials, trade associations and key stakeholders

Mr. Sebastian Man
Mr. Sebastian Man

Chairman & CEO – Chung Mei International Holdings

Sebastian Man is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chung Mei International Holdings Limited. Chung Mei is a manufacturer of domestic kitchen electrics and air treatment products. It manufactures small household electrical appliances on an OEM/ODM basis for major international brands round the world. The manufacturing facilities are in Dongguan, China.

Sebastian is also very active in community services. He was a director of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. He was a charter member and the first (1996) President of the Lions Club, Metropolitan Chapter in HK. He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He is the Hong Kong City Chair of Chief Executive Organization (“CEO”). He was a member of HK Trade Development Council Electronics/Electrical Appliances Industries Advisory Committee. He is a Standing Vice President of the Hong Kong Electrical Appliances Manufacturers Association. He is an Excom member of Pearl River Delta Council, Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He is also a member of Vision 2047 Foundation and a founding member of HK Professionals and Senior Executives Association. He is also a council member of The Better Hong Kong Foundation. He is a member of the court of The University of Hong Kong.

Sebastian was the Co-President of Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong from 2006 to 2008 and is now a director of the Association. In addition, Sebastian served on the Harvard Business School Alumni Board from 2012 to 2015. He serves on the Board of the Corporation Development Committee and the Innovation Node Hong Kong alumni advisory group of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is on the Board of Trustees of Cate School, USA.

Sebastian is an Honorary President of Man Clansmen Association. Since 1999, he has been a board member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Shenzhen-Baoan Committee and is also the Vice Chairman of the Return of Chinese Fellowship Association, Shenzhen-Baoan and is a Councilor of Hunan Youth Exchange Promotion Association Ltd.

He is an Executive Committee Member of the International Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong China Business Council (ICC). He is a member of HK Council of Volunteering (HKCOV), a committee member of Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS) and a committee member of HK, China Committee of United Nations Volunteers (UNV).

Sebastian holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering at MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Mr. Hendrick Sin
Mr. Hendrick Sin

Founding and Managing Partner of China Prosperty Capital Fund,
Vice Chairman,co-founder and executive director of CMGE Group Limited

Mr. Sin is the founding and managing partner of China Prosperity Capital Fund, a private equity investment company with a primary investment focus on PRC mobile internet businesses. Mr. Sin is also Vice Chairman, co-founder and executive director of CMGE Group Limited, the largest publisher and a leading developer of mobile games in China and a company listed on the NASDAQ market in United States from September 2012 to August 2015. Mr. Sin was a Director of Global Investment Banking of HSBC and also a member of the China management team. During his 12 years’ experience as an investment banker, Mr. Sin had advised on a wide range of notable IPO and M&A transactions involving projects in China/Hong Kong and throughout Asia. Mr. Sin has over 19 years of experience in management, finance and investment banking.

Mr. Sin received a Master’s degree in Engineering Economics and Operations Research from Stanford University, USA. He also holds three Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science/Mathematics, Economics and Industrial Management (with college honors) from Carnegie Mellon University. He serves on the board of trustees of Cushing Academy, MA, USA.Mr. Sin is a council member of the Internet Professional Association and a member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Thomas Wa Sun Wong
Thomas Wa Sun Wong
Chief Rep Latin America

Partner – CW CPA

Mr. Thomas Wong is one of the two co-founding partners of CW CPA, an international mid-sized professional accounting and advisory firm based in Hong Kong with also offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Shanghai of Mainland China as well as having a business desk in Barcelona, London and Bogotá. He looks after many areas of CW CPA, particularly the business development and strategies of the firm.

Developing overseas markets, especially Latin America and Spain, is always at the top of his agenda. In line with his devotion to the promotion of trade with China and Hong Kong and with the dynamism of the economic and diplomatic relations between China and Latin America, Thomas established a Latin American and Spanish business advisory unit back in 2006, which has now fully developed into the Latin Department in his firm exclusively serving the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking clients—a service model which still remains to be unique among accounting firms in Hong Kong.

With the increasing demand of professional advisory services from overseas, particularly from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries, Thomas and his team receive many delegations each year. In collaboration with the Latin and Spanish Consulates, chambers as well as trade and investment promotion agencies in Hong Kong and China, they often organize events to promote Hong Kong and China. Thomas and his team also regularly travel to Latin America, Spain and Portugal with the aim of continually gaining insight into the needs of these markets and seeking for new business opportunities.

Thomas serves as an Investment Promotion Ambassador of InvestHK, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Apart from his active involvement in promoting Hong Kong to overseas enterprises and also as an International Advisor of Guangzhou Municipal Board for International Investment, Thomas also leads his team to assist overseas enterprises to establish their physical presence in China, particularly the Greater Bay Area so as to capture the tremendous trade and investment opportunities there.


Ms. Satoko Yahata
Ms. Satoko Yahata
Chief Rep Japan

President – Core S. Ltd.

Satoko Yahata is the president of Core S Ltd., a Tokyo-based consulting firm that specializes in planning international business in art, food, culture, fashion and travel, as well as a media producer.

She is an ambassador for the Japan Tourism Agency, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and a committee member of METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) Luxury Travel Market,The Real Japan Ishikawa Project Committee, Special Advisor.

Ms. Yahata is official member of the Japan Association of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, is a board member of Metropolitan Opera.

She is also Officier (officer) of the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne and International Council for Museum Berggruen Berlin.

Ms. Yahata is a graduate of Seishin Joshi Gakuin (Sacred Heart College in Tokyo) and has studied at Le Menil in Switzerland and Grenoble University in France.

She is a member of international committee of Bal des Etoiles, Bal de l’Ete in France and a member of the Japan Hong Kong society. Also the Japan Travel Writer’s Organization and Art council of Tokyu Bunkamura in Japan.


Michael Walsh
Michael Walsh
Secretary General & CEO

PBEC, founded in 1967, is a membership organisation of CEOs and Business Leaders with a footprint that includes the 21 economies of APEC. PBEC remains the independent voice of sustainable business and trade in Asia Pacific.

Walsh was previously the Chief Executive of the award-winning Hong Kong based brokerage company Asia Jet & Chief Commercial Officer of Hongkong Jet and BAS Guernsey both commercial charter operators. Prior to that he was a Board Director of Jet Edge International in the USA and Air Charter Service PLC out of the UK and its subsidiaries in the USA, Russia, Dubai and HK. He has also previously worked and been commended for his service as a contractor for the United Nations – UNHAS division and for Dept of Foreign and International Development of the UK Government.

Michael has enjoyed a fruitful career in a variety of roles within the air transportation industry – Board member, Commercial Sales, Marketing, Public Affairs, Crisis Management, Humanitarian Relief, Events, Sponsorship and Communications in Hong Kong, across Asia, the UK and Europe, CIS, Middle East and USA.

His passion extends to youth engagement and philanthropy. He was the founder of a Educational Program called “Student Discovery”, which has hosted several thousand students from across the region over the past four years. Its mission, as part of his association with AsBAA, is to educate young people about the benefits of Business and General Aviation. Walsh also created an annual black-tie industry event that raised significant sums for the Orbis charity over the same period. He has continued to work with several Government agencies around the region to advocate for new, smart city and airport infrastructure.

Walsh is on the Board of Governors for AsBAA – Asian Business Aviation Association; he sits on the organizational committee for major events in Greater China. Walsh is an advisor to Frost & Sullivan and MAHB in Malaysia. He holds a master’s degree in Finance & Accounting and a MSc in Economics. He is a Part Qualified Management Accountant and a Graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Walsh is married with two children.


Adelena L. Chong, CFA
Adelena L. Chong, CFA
Chief Rep Malaysia

Partner at Paddee Connexions

Adelena is a Partner at Paddee Connexions, a global provider of consulting, coaching and advisory for board members and business owners.

She is an entrepreneur since 26 years of age. She is a Strategy Coach to public listed board members and business owners.

Adelena serves as director on boards, having first hand experience in business dealings, strategies and owners perspectives. She‘s sought after for her experience and advisory for financial, companies regulations, board conduct and dealings, corporate governance and risk, investor relations and business strategies.

Today, she serves board members in inner transformation, right brain development and visionary self image so directors lead more harmonious lives and become more valuable contributor to businesses and communities.

She served as Chair of Malaysian Institute of Accountants – Penang (the only lady chairperson to date), ACCA Malaysian Advisory Council (MAC), charity fundraisers. She also received Top 40 under 40 Le’Prestige Awards for her achievements.

She is one of the few Malaysian Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder, a global body for investment professionals, a Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and Associate Certified Coach with International Coach Federation.

She is a successful and dynamic woman leader, and a strategic thought leader. She is passionately involved in bringing awareness to help women board members adapt quickly and successfully in today’s boardrooms. She has a positive vibrant energy and a never-say-no attitude for taking up bigger meaningful challenges to equip women to be equal partners in the boardroom.

Lei Yu
Lei Yu

Passionate award winning leader who is committed to making the insurance industry in Asia Pacific a better place for customers and employees with empathy, innovation and technology.

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