Austin R. Bryan joined CLP Holdings in May 2016 as Senior Director – Innovation, leading the Group’s efforts to develop innovative business models and build collaborative partnerships as decarbonisation and digitalisation open up new opportunities in the global energy market. A proven pioneer of new services and value creation in the digital media sector, Austin is a globally-recognised leader in transforming business activities in the financial and telecommunications sectors.
His experience spans the creation of the first direct banking activities in Germany in the early 1990s, the introduction of virtual customer service platforms for American Express and creation of the first 3G multi-media mobile network in Australia with “3 Mobile”. Most recently he was Vice President of Strategic Innovation at Singtel Optus, where he led the acquisition of major digital media projects and created a US$1 billion digital media business developing and implementing new digital products and services.
Brian A. Wong is a Chinese American entrepreneur, investor and author. He was the first American and only the fifty-second employee to join Alibaba Group, where he contributed to the company’s early globalization efforts and served as Jack Ma’s special assistant for international affairs.
During his sixteen year tenure, Brian founded Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI) and was the founder and executive director of the Alibaba Global Leadership Academy. He remains an adviser to the AGI team and is the author of The Tao of Alibaba, published under Hachette imprint Public Affairs. Brian is also founder and chairman of RADII, a digital media company. Prior to working at Alibaba, Brian served as special assistant to San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. and an executive at the McGraw-Hill Companies.
Brian has been featured as a speaker at international conferences such as the the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos, the B20 Summit, and UNCTAD's Ecommerce Week. He has also been quoted or featured by media such as Bloomberg, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and BBC. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College, a Master’s certificate from the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for US and China Studies and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Brian is China Fellow with the Aspen Institute, was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a member of the Committee of 100. He is a native of Palo Alto, CA and lives in Shanghai, China.
Daniel Chan was appointed as the Head of Greater Bay Area at HSBC in Mar 2021. He leads the GBA office, which oversees all strategy related activities and aims to capture opportunities brought by the Area’s economic growth and policy measures.
With more than 30 years of banking experience, Mr. Chan’s career spans across sales and marketing, commercial lending, product management, business strategy and development.
He has held senior management positions at HSBC Hong Kong, China and Singapore, leading the business through periods of change to achieve sustainable growth.
Prior to his current role, he was Head of Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong at HSBC. He was responsible for driving initiatives that support and empower entrepreneurs through digital and innovative solutions, ecosystem partnerships and connections to new business opportunities. He has led the digital transformation journey for Business Banking in recent years, delivering a customer-centric, simpler, faster and better digital banking experience to startups and SMEs in Hong Kong. Under his leadership, HSBC Business Banking has achieved multiple firsts in the market including award-winning digital and innovation solutions to enhance customer experience and brand profile.
Edith Yeung is a general partner at Race Capital and author and creator of the China Internet Report, an annual report on China technology trends widely popular among investors and corporate executives and Silicon.news - weekly briefing on Silicon Valley funding, merger, and acquisition news.
She has invested in over 50 startups including Lightyear/Stellar (valued $1.2B), Silk Labs (acquired by Apple), Chirp (acquired by Apple), Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), Solana, Oasis Labs, Nebulas, Hooked, DayDayCook, AISense, and many more.
Prior to Race Capital, Edith was a partner at 500 Startups, the world's most active early-stage fund and incubator invested in Twilio, Credit Karma, Grab, and 2000 more companies. Before 500, Edith was the general manager at Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless and Autodesk.
She frequently speaks on China and Silicon Valley technology and investment landscape. She is also a frequent guest lecturer at Berkeley and Stanford and commentator on BBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, SCMP, Techcrunch, etc.
Vice President of Alibaba Group, Head of Corporate Finance. Gloria participated in the group's capital market activities including: Alibaba's Hong Kong listing, bond issuances, syndicate loans, as well as major subsidiaries’ financing projects, such as for local service business, Cainiao, Alihealth, etc.
Before joining Alibaba, Gloria was the Partner Managing Director of CICC, providing service to SOE clients in FIG and telecommunication sectors, as well as growth enterprises in the fields of technology and consumption. As a valuation expert, Gloria provided consulting services to regulatory authorities such as the Ministry of Finance and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.
Gloria obtained a master's degree in accounting from Tsinghua University.
Hera Siu is the former CEO of Cisco Greater China, having retired in September 2020. Drawing from her more than 30 years of management experience, Hera shaped Cisco’s regional strategy and accelerated its growth in Greater China. She was instrumental in strengthening and innovating the business by providing the sales team with the right operational controls, staffing structure and technology.
Prior to Cisco, Hera held executive positions at major IT companies in both Asia and North America. Hera has a profound understanding of outcome-based solutions and emerging business models. She possesses a strong background in international business and an in-depth understanding of the challenges posed by Greater China’s dynamic business environment.
Hera serves as a non-executive Board member for the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and she is an industry advisor for both AInnovations and Advent. She completed her board assignments in SITA and ASTRI.
Reputed for her professional leadership and constant aspiration to inspire, Hera was selected for both the Annual Leaders of the Chinese Information Industry (2011) and the 50 Most Powerful Women, Fortune Global the same year.
Jennifer Tan is the Chief Executive of Alipay Financial Services (HK) Limited and the Executive Vice President – Strategy Development and Government Affairs, GBA of Ant Group.
She is a highly respected accounting professional and Fintech leader who has taken on senior management roles for over two decades. Before joining the Ant Group, she gained extensive senior management experience with various Fortune 500 multinational corporations and global conglomerates. In 2016, she saw the potential of developing e-wallet services in Hong Kong and initiated discussions about a possible joint venture with the Ant Group. This was not only a bold move out of her own comfort zone but also one that would significantly impact Hong Kong’s Fintech industry.
Jennifer is an acclaimed visionary and leader in her organization, her industry, and the accounting profession. In 2021, she was one of the winners of the Outstanding Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Award and was named by the Fintech Magazine as one of Fintech’s Top 100 Leaders in a global league table. In 2019, she was named ACCA Advocate of the Year, both for Hong Kong and Greater China, and she has been elected as the Chairlady of ACCA Hong Kong for 2021/22.
Jennifer is active in voluntary community services especially with regard to the development of young people. She has been serving various universities in Hong Kong as a chairman or member of the Advisory Committees. She is a frequent speaker to students in Hong Kong and Chinese mainland, helping the next generation to better prepare for future challenges and understand the career opportunities in Fintech.
Mr. Kenny Koo has been Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH or the Company) since August 2018.
Since the boom of the mobile internet, he has spearheaded pioneering mobile projects for the Company with world-leading tech giants such as Apple, Facebook, WhatsApp, Microsoft and Google. Mr Koo is instrumental in driving new business strategies and collaborating with different service providers to bring in new technology as the Company is developing artificial intelligence, block chain, cloud computing, big data, edge computing and IoT solutions. Mr Koo introduced the theme of “5G.One World” to drive Hong Kong’s 5G and smart city development. He has led the team to enter Web 3.0 and the Metaverse and to develop NFT projects, expanding new businesses and establishing an ecosystem for a new digital Internet economy.
Mr Koo attaches great importance to talent training in the telecoms sector. He introduced both Management Trainee and Graduate Trainee Programme in the Company, with the aim to groom the next generation of leaders. By serving as a mentor in the mentorship programmes organised by the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, City University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Mr Koo takes on a hands-on approach in sharing his expertise with students and providing guidance to start-ups. He is also a committee member in different organisations including the School of Business Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Baptist University and the Business Discipline Advisory Board of The Vocational Training Council.
Mr. Koo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
Mr. Liu Binxing (Leo Liu) has more than 15 years of practical experience in cloud computing, AI, and globalizing the ICT industry. Currently, Leo is the general manager of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence in Hong Kong, the Macau region, and the Philippines. He is responsible for leading the team to build up the cloud computing, AI, and network infrastructure, which provides global customers from different industries comprehensive solutions in cloud services such as IaaS, PaaS, AI, security, IoT, etc.
Moreover, Mr. Liu Binxing brings the “Sustainable Innovation Platform” concept to the globe,making Alibaba Cloud one of the largest publiccloud providers in the region in a short time. Atthe same time, Leo is committed to constructing cloud ecology and business innovation, providing entrepreneurs with technical and financial support to accelerate digitalization in the market.
Besides, he is actively promoting cloud computing and AI in social education. He constantly shares his leadership thoughts with the market, in a column called "Alibaba Cloud Journal" in the Hong Kong Economic Times. Also, Leo is acting as the Director and VP of Executive Council member in Greater Bay Area 5G Industry Alliance, VP of the Greater Bay Area Fintech Promotion Association, Council Members of the Hong Kong Computer Society, Council member of The Institute of Big Data Governance, IT Management Committee member of the Hong Kong Management Association, and ICT Service Advisory Committee member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council.Leo graduated from Tongji University, Shanghai, and has a master's degree from Loughborough University and an EMBA master's degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Michael Yao is a Senior Vice President of Alibaba Group. Michael works closely with senior management in executing the Group’s globalization strategy and is also responsible for Alibaba Group's corporate finance, International mergers and acquisitions and treasury activities and actively represents the Group in investor relations activities. Michael also works closely with brands, associations and rights holders to protect their intellectual property rights on our platforms.
He joined the Group in 2012. Michael has nearly 30 years' experience in strategic advisory and capital markets having worked in the United States and Hong Kong where he has been based since 1993.
Prior to joining Alibaba, he was the co-head of the Hong Kong office for Rothschild in Asia. Previously, Michael was a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs where he spent 13 years in both New York and Hong Kong. He also founded a boutique advisory firm based in Hong Kong providing strategic advisory and mergers and acquisitions advice to mid-cap corporates.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics, cum laude, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Simon Loong is the Founder and Group CEO of WeLab, a leading pan-Asian fintech company and one of the most important digital native brands in financial services in Asia with over 50 million individual users and over 700 enterprise customers in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Indonesia. The financial holding company operates one of the largest digital consumer finance businesses in Asia, a pan-Asia digital bank and a leading B2B fintech enterprise solutions business.
Simon is a pioneer in driving fintech development and financial inclusion in Asia. He is a strong believer and passionate about innovating the financial services industry with technology. He serves on key committees in both public and private sectors to drive the proliferation of the fintech ecosystem. He has received numerous awards in recognizing his achievement, including "CEO of the Year" by Capital CEO, “Innovation Leadership Achievement in Hong Kong” by The Asian Banker, “Asia’s Most Influential” by Tatler Asia, and “Vice Chancellor’s Achievement Awards” by The University of Sydney. He was also named as “one of the 20 people shaping Hong Kong’s future” in the next 20 years by a leading Chinese media outlet.
Simon has 25 years of fintech and banking experience. Prior to founding WeLab in 2013, he spent 15 years in the retail banking divisions of Citibank and Standard Chartered. Simon has a master’s degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business and is a Fellow of Certified Public Accountant (Australia).
Susanna Wong graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and holds a Master degree from Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris and MBA degree from INSEAD. She is the CEO of YATA Limited and the Director of Planning and Operations of the Non-property Portfolio Businesses Department of Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. From 2016 to 2020, she successfully led the team to expand branch network from 7 to 12.
Prior to joining SHKP, Susanna was the Director of an international strategic management consulting firm focusing on retail and consumer goods industry. She has worked on a wide range of projects with different types of retailers in the Greater China region, Southeast Asia and Europe when she worked at McKinsey & Co and OC&C Strategy Consultants. In addition to her 16 years in strategy management consulting, she has also worked at ChinaCare Limited, managing multiple joint venture healthcare businesses in China, the Airport Authority Hong Kong and Nestle China.
Tim Steinert has almost 30 years of experience as an international lawyer and manager working in greater China. He was General Counsel and Secretary of Alibaba Group Holding Limited from 2007-2020 and a member of the Alibaba Partnership.
He remains an honorary advisor of Alibaba. Before joining Alibaba, Mr. Steinert was A partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Hong Kong from 1999-2007. He began his career in corporate law as an associate at Coudert Brothers in Beijing, San Francisco and New York from 1989-1994, followed by a similar five-year position in Davis Polk & Wardwell’s New York and Hong Kong offices.
Mr. Steinert serves on the board of trustees of St. Paul’s School (Concord,N.H.), on the board of trustees of Princeton in Asia and on the Columbia University World Projects President’s Council. He previously served on the Listed Company Advisory Board of the New York Stock Exchange, the Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and the Singapore Infocom Media Development Authority Artificial Intelligence Governance Advisory Council. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on United States China Relations and the Hong Kong Academy of Finance.
Mr. Steinert graduated from Yale University with a B.A., cum laude, in history in 1983 and received a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in1989.
Venetia Lee joined Alipay, the world’s leading digital payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, in January 2017. She is currently the General Manager of Alipay Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Russia and Middle East, which she oversees the regions’ business development, operations and marketing activities.
Prior to joining Alipay, Venetia led the strategic business development effort for Apple Pay and successfully launched the business in Singapore and Hong Kong in 2016. She had extensive experience in payments, banking and internet industries, having held senior roles at DBS Bank, PayPal and eBay, driving Digital Banking and Mobile commerce initiatives.
Venetia received her Master degree from Stanford University and Bachelor’s degree from University of California at Berkeley.
Ms. Xu (Amy) Min, Lawyer, Former Chief Patent and Technology Counsel of Alibaba Group, Ms. Xu has been engaged in intellectual property and patent work for over 30 years and has helped companies develop intellectual property including patent/technology protection and business strategy.
Ms. Xu has a Bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from Fudan University, Master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Minnesota University, and J.D. from Williams Law School.
Ms. Xu has worked as an intellectual property patent lawyer and partner in several American law firms, and she is one of the founders of Internet/e-commerce patent/technology, trademark/brand and domain name dispute resolution/arbitration and authored on intellectual property related treaties and policy on IP issues in U.S. and China.
During her post in Alibaba Group, Amy and her team helped set up intellectual property policies to continuously drive innovation in technologies and businesses.
Yat Siu is a technology entrepreneur/investor based in Hong Kong. He is co-founder and chairman of Animoca Brands, a company focusing on leveraging popular brands, gamification, AI, blockchain, and mobile technology to make engaging apps ranging from games to fitness solutions.
Yat began his career at Atari Germany in 1990. In 1995 he moved to Hong Kong to establish Hong Kong Cybercity/Freenation, the first Asian free web page and email provider. In 1998, Yat set up Outblaze, an award-winning pioneer of multilingual white label web services. He sold Outblaze’s services business to IBM in 2009, and pivoted Outblaze to become a conglomerate specializing on cloud, AI, blockchain, and mobile software.
Yat is a director for TurnOut Ventures, a partnership between Outblaze and Turner Entertainment that brought to prominence the hugely popular emoticon character Tuzki. In 2017 he set up the Dalton Learning Lab, an afterschool lab environment that supplements Hong Kong students with skills not emphasized by the local education system, including divergent thinking and design thinking. He is the founder of ThinkBlaze, the research arm of Outblaze investigating socially meaningful issues in technology.
Yat has earned numerous accolades including Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the DHL/SCMP Awards.
A classically trained musician, Yat is a member of the advisory board of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and a director of the Asian Youth Orchestra.