Guest Speaker: Dr. Agnes Tai - Director of Great Glory Investment Corporation Date: 23 January 2024 Time: 2:00pm Duration: 30 mins (with Q&A) Mode: Zoom Language: Cantonese Speaker's Bio: Agnes is Director of Great Glory Investment Corporation and Senior Advisor of iPartners Holdings Ltd, both family offices.
She is a Governing Board member of Climate Governance Initiative (established by the World Economic Forum in 2019) and Steering Committee member of Climate Governance Initiative Hong Kong Chapter, an Expert Review Panel member for the MTR Corporation sustainability reports since 2014, a Council member, Publishing Board of Magazine member and a Deputy Chair of the training committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD), an Advisory Board member of Asia Climate Forum, faculty of Competent Boards, CSIA and FITC, lecturer of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, board member of Hope of the City, advisory council/committee member of GARP (HK) and FarmacyHK.
She holds a Climate Designation certificate from Competent Boards, a Sustainability and Climate Risk certificate and a Financial Risk Manager certificate from Global Association of Risk Professionals, an ESG Investing certificate from CFA UK, a CAIA certificate from Chartered Alternative Investment Association, and a Palladium Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard certificate. She was a Responsible Officer in regulated activities 4 and 9 licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Her board and senior executives training in English, Cantonese and Putonghua spans all 5 continents.
In her 43 years of serving the financial community in China, Hong Kong SAR, the USA and Australia, she has established and managed asset management/investment companies, consultancy practices, and new business units within major financial institutions, including co-Founding Peregrine Asset Management (Hong Kong) in the early 1990’s. She held senior roles at Bank of America, Citicorp, Westpac Banking Corporation, Mingly Corporation, Shanghai AJ Trust and Investment Company, Cupola Capital Limited, Booz & Company, Yaozhi Asset Management International, Arta TechFin Corporation, BlueOnion, Bai Xian Asia Institute, Habitat for Humanity, Centreon Technology, and Great Glory Strategies. She was a board member of various non-profits organizations.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Demen Cheung - Deputy General Manager at Hong Kong and Yaumati Ferry Company (Group of Hong Kong Ferry) Date: 27 October 2023 Time: 4:00pm Duration: 30 mins (with Q&A) Mode: Zoom Language: Cantonese Speaker's Bio: Mr. Demen K. W. CHEUNG More than 20 years of experience in the field of Road and Sea Transportation and Logistics Management in Hong Kong and Mainland China, overseeing the areas of project management, operations, planning, scheduling, analyzing, rationalization, career planning and development, etc Current Position: 1. Deputy General Manager at Hong Kong and Yaumati Ferry Company (Group of Hong Kong Ferry) 2. Director of Public Relations, Head of Emergency Ferry & Head of Insurance at Hong Kong & Kowloon Motor Boats & Tug Boats Association (MBTA) 3. Chartered Member & Transport Policy Committee at The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK) 4. Course Adviser at Hong Kong Sea School 5. The 3rd Vice Chairman and Honorary President at the Sea Safety Ambassador Scheme Honorary Presidents Council 6. Disciplinary Panel for Authorized Surveyors Committee Member at Marine Department, HKSAR 7. Member of Transportation and Support Services Industry Consultative Networks at Employees Retraining Board (ERB)
Guest Speaker: Prof. Sophia Chan, GBS, JP - Professor in Nursing of the University of Hong Kong Date: 26 September 2023 Time: 3:00pm Duration: 30 mins (with Q&A) Mode: Zoom Language: Cantonese
Speaker's Bio: Professor Sophia Chan is currently Professor in Nursing and Senior Advisor to the President’s Office at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Chan was appointed by the HK SAR Government to be Under Secretary for Food and Health (USFH) from 2012-2017, and Secretary for Food and Health (SFH) from 2017-2022. She was the first nurse in Hong Kong appointed in this ministerial position. She has led the Food and Health (FHB) in making remarkable contribution in the formulation and implementation of various major policies on health, food and environmental hygiene and agriculture and fisheries. During her tenure as SFH, not only has she been fighting the COVID-19 pandemic over 2.5 years, she has also made exemplary efforts and policy initiatives in protecting and promoting the health of the population through major policy initiatives such as embarking on a new journey in primary health care by developing District Health Centres (DHCs) in all 18 districts in Hong Kong, laying a strong foundation of developing the first Chinese Medicine Hospital, opening the first Children Hospital, and launched the Hong Kong Cancer Strategy 2019, and banned E-cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products in Hong Kong, just to name a few. Before the Government appointment, Professor Chan was the Head of Department of Nursing Studies/School of Nursing of HKU from 2002 to 2011 and an Assistant Dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of HKU from 2001 to 2012. Professor Chan was trained in and practised general and paediatric nursing in Hong Kong and London. She got her Master of Education from the University of Manchester, Master of Public Health from the Harvard University School of Public Health, and her Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Peter Yan, JP - Chief Executive Officer of Cyberport Date: 21 August 2023 Time: 11:00am Duration: 30 mins (with Q&A) Mode: Zoom Language: Cantonese
Speaker's Bio: Mr. Yan is an industry leader with more than 38 years of experience in the innovation and technology industry. As the CEO of Cyberport, Mr. Yan leads the digital technology flagship focusing on talent cultivation, industry development, and the integration of new and traditional economies. Prior to joining Cyberport, Mr. Yan was the Executive Director and CEO of SUNeVision. Mr. Yan had also held various senior management positions in large consulting and IT services companies including Accenture, Tradelink and Computer and Technologies.
Mr. Yan is active in public services. He is a member of the Election Committee (the Technology and Innovation Subsector) and serves on the Council of the City University and the Hong Kong Metropolitan University. Mr. Yan is also a member of the HKSAR Northern Metropolis Advisory Committee, a member of the Human Capital Committee of the Financial Services Development Council, a member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, and various industry or professional organisations in the I&T sector. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Yan holds a BBA Degree from CUHK and was conferred the Honoree of the Year by the CUHK Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma in 2020. Mr. Yan is a Distinguished Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society and received Executive Education from the Harvard Business School.
Guest Speaker: Prof. Douglas So, BBS, JP - Founder and Director of F11 Foto Museum Date: 20 July 2023 Time: 4:00pm Duration: 30 mins (with Q&A) Mode: Zoom Language: Cantonese
Speaker's Bio: Professor Douglas So is the Founder and Director of the F11 Foto Museum in Hong Kong. He was formerly General Counsel, Company Secretary and Executive Director, Charities of The Hong Kong Jockey Club and Vice-President of The University of Hong Kong in charge of institutional advancement.
He is currently the Chairman of the Museum Advisory Committee, the Antiquities Advisory Board, and the M plus Collections Trust. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; Member of the Education Commission; and Adviser to Our Hong Kong Foundation and Hong Kong Architecture Centre, among other roles. He is passionate about and has a wealth of experience in the arts, culture and heritage conservation.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jacob Kam Chak-Pui, JP - Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation Host: Prof. Billy Ng of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader Date: 26 June 2023 Time: 3:00pm Duration: 30 mins (with Q&A) Mode: Zoom Language: Cantonese Speaker's Bio: Dr Kam joined the MTR Corporation Limited in 1995 and had held various management positions in the Operations, Projects and Mainland China and International Business Divisions. He was appointed as the CEO on 1 April 2019, and has been a Member of the Board since then.
As the CEO, Dr Kam is responsible for all performance of the Corporation and its group companies, both in and outside Hong Kong.
Dr Kam is a member of the Board / Governing Council / General Committee of various charitable and public organisations, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and the Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong.
Dr Kam qualified as a Chartered Engineer in the UK, a Chartered Fellow of CILT-HK and Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, and a Corporate Member of HKIE. He holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and PhD in Mechanical Engineering.
Dr Kam was appointed a Justice of the Peace and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Vocational Training Council, both in 2021.
Guest Speaker: Prof. Hon LAU Chi Pang, BBS, JP - Associate Vice President of Lingnan University and Professor of the Department of History Date: 9 June 2023 Time: 4:00pm Duration: 30 mins (with Q&A) Mode: Zoom Language: Cantonese
Speaker's Bio: Professor LAU Chi Pang is the Associate Vice President (Academic Affairs and External Relations) of Lingnan University, and Professor of the Department of History. He is concurrently Coordinator of the Hong Kong and South China Historical Research Programme.
Professor Lau completed his BA and MPhil degrees at the University of Hong Kong and received his PhD (History) degree from the University of Washington, Seattle. He joined Lingnan University’s General Education Division in 1993 and became a founding member of the Department of History in 2002. He has been teaching Chinese history and Hong Kong history for the department ever since.
Apart from research and education, Professor Lau has been actively engaging in promoting Hong Kong history to the general public. He contributes to newspaper columns and participates in radio and TV programmes on a regular basis. Recently he has completed the Jockey Club Hong Kong History Learning Programme with generous donation from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, compiling a comprehensive set of local history teaching kits for both primary and secondary school teachers and students.
Living up to the Lingnan motto “Education for Service”, Professor Lau has been sharing his professional knowledge with the wider public by earnestly taking part in community and cultural services. He is currently a member of the Legislative Council, and a member of the 14th CPPCC. He had served the Tuen Mun District Council, Heung Yee Kuk, Antiquities Advisory Board, Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings, Town Planning Board, History Museum Advisory Panel, Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation and Advisory Council on the Environment.
Guest Speaker: Prof. Alice Chiu, BBS, JP - Chairman, School Management Committee of Yan Chai Hospital Chiu Tsang Hok Wan Primary School Host: Dr. Rina Lai - Founder of SynergisED, Cambridge-trained Education Psychologist Date: 22 May 2023 Time: 11:00am Duration: 30 mins (with Q&A) Mode: Zoom Language: Cantonese
Speaker's Bio: Professor Alice Chiu Tsang Hok Wan, Hon. Doctor, BBS, JP, Co-Founder, Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation.
Prof Chiu is a world-famous philanthropist, scholar and entrepreneur with great integrity and social responsibility. She is the Director of Henyep Capital Group and Managing Director of Henyep (Chengdu) Enterprise Ltd. Meanwhile she is also the Chairperson of Operation Smile (Greater China Region), Co-Founder of Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation and Founding Chairman of Greater China Culture Global Association. With her many years of involvement in charity work, she was also the Founding Fund Raising Committee Chairman of Hong Kong AIDS Foundation, Director of Peking University Education Foundation, Standing Member of CPPCC Chengdu Committee and Standing Member of CPPCC Inner Mongolia Xilin Gol Committee. For the past 40 years, Prof Chiu has been dedicated to philanthropy. With her commitment to support and visit the charity projects in mainland China and overseas, Prof Chiu spends a significant amount of time travelling. She is tirelessly giving back to the community and the underprivileged despite adverse circumstances. Her selfless contributions to the needs of others are insurmountable. Not only did her action impact her family and friends, but also the global business community to participate in philanthropic projects in diverse formats, spreading kindness globally.