Charles K. Kao Auditorium, Science Park E Ave, Science Park
Cherry Chan is Person-in-charge of The Mills, a landmark revitalization project from Nan Fung Group. Scheduled for completion in 2018, it is a celebration of Hong Kong's industrial legacy and a step towards a future of applied creativity and innovation.
The Mills is comprised of 3 building blocks: techstyle startup incubator The Mills Fabrica, the non-profit art and cultural institution MILL6 Foundation, and the experiential retail destination The Mills Shopfloor.
Cherry has 15 years of experience in the fashion industry and was also a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. She received her M.B.A. from INSEAD and holds an A.B. (cum laude) in East Asian Studies from Harvard University.
Chibo Tang joined Gobi in 2009. He is based in Shanghai, and currently focuses on the consumer, sports, and media sectors in China. In Hong Kong, he helps to manage the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, and travels frequently to meet with various startups related to the Alibaba ecosystem.
Chibo has accumulated extensive experience in professional services, local startups, and Fortune 500 companies. He started his career as a strategy consultant with Monitor Group, where he worked across ASEAN and MENA. He also gained valuable operations experience at DMG (a Gobi portfolio company), where he was VP-Corporate Development, and at Robert Bosch, where he was Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy in Asia Pacific.
Chibo received his B.A. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard University. He currently serves on the Board of the Harvard Club of Shanghai.
Dr Toa Charm, DBA MA, BSc, MHKCS, CBIP, joined Cyberport Hong Kong as the Chief Public Mission Officer in June 2016. As the CPMO of Cyberport, Dr Charm reports to the CEO of Cyberport and serves as a strategic partner in developing strategies and related initiatives to deliver Cyberport’s public mission.
With more than 25 years of leadership and extensive experience in FinTech, big data, business intelligence, and enterprise solutions, Dr Charm brings with him a wealth of experience from private consultancy, public administration, and academic sectors. He has built strong connections with the tech industry and served on a number of advisory boards of universities, start-up communities, NGOs, and other trade organisations including Hong Kong Computer Society, Tung Wah Hospital Group, City University of Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He is the EXCO member and Vice President (Innovation and Technology Application) of Hong Kong Computer Society, Founder and Chairperson of Business Intelligence and Big Data, and Founder and Chairperson of FinTech SIG of Hong Kong Computer Society. Dr Charm also served at widely-recognised tech industry players, such as being the associate partner of IBM Global Business Services Greater China, general manager of Oracle, general manager of Kingdee, and regional head of BI Competence Centre for HSBC Asia Pacific.
Raymond Wong, Head of Investment, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), manages the HKSTP Corporate Venture Fund and investment & business support teams. He has extensive financial services experience in capital investment, portfolio management, mergers and acquisition as well as strategic investment across different sectors in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to HKSTP, Raymond was the Principal in HPEF Capital Partners which is an ex-HSBC private equity firm. Previously, he had software development experience at IBM Laboratory in Toronto, Canada.
Raymond obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science (Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing) from University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Columbia Business School, New York.
Edwin is the CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel. He is also on Faculty at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he teaches supply chain operations.
Until April 2010 Edwin was the SVP COO of Wal-Mart Global Procurement. Prior to Wal-Mart Edwin managed a consulting group that has done work for companies on supply chain, manufacturing, and product design. The practice also did work for non-profit organizations and charities. Edwin co-founded the Consortium For Operational Excellence in Greater China (COER GC). The Consortium is sponsored by the Wharton School and Tsinghua University.
Edwin had a career as senior executive with several US consumer goods and retail companies. He was the Managing Director of Payless Shoesource International, Donna Karan International, and Country Road Australia. He also worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
Edwin serves on multiple industry and educational boards. He advises several other social enterprises.
Edwin is the 2011 recipient of the Production and Operations Management Society’s Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award, and is on the Debrett’s Hong Kong 100 as one of the most influential people in Technology and Digital sector.
Mr. Chow first joined CLP Power in 1980. After working in the State Electricity Commission of Victoria in Australia in the late 80’s and early 90’s, he rejoined CLP Power in 1992. Since then, he has held various senior management positions within CLP Power including Director of Marketing and Customer Services and Director of Power Systems before taking up the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2013. He retired from the position of Chief Operating Officer in 2016 and is now Senior Advisor - Strategy of CLP Power and a Director of Smart Charge (HK) Limited.
Priscilla Ng is the Head of Customer Franchise for Citibank Global Consumer Banking. In this new role, she oversees Marketing, Digital Banking, Client Experience, Decision Management, and Business Learning & Development functions for the Bank. Priscilla is responsible for managing all these functions in order to grow the franchise by developing customer management strategy for different customer segments and creating the best- in-class client experience at different touch points and channels based on clients’ needs.
Prior to her current position, she was the Head of Customer Segment and Mortgage responsible for the management and formulation of client centric proposition for the bank’s retail customer segments in Hong Kong. The whole client spectrum covers the high-net-worth individual, affluent, emerging affluent, international personal banking and SME segment. She was also responsible for the development and growth of the bank’s mortgage business.
Priscilla joined Citibank in 2001 and since then has held various positions in the bank. Priscilla was appointed Country Marketing Director in 2011, responsible for the bank’s overall marketing and branding strategies, as well as the marketing and business development of all consumer banking segments, leading the expansion of Citibank’s retail presence in Hong Kong, and revamping the value proposition of the bank’s offerings.
Priscilla graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, majoring in Economics.