Anita Li

Head of Digital & Channels Commercial Banking, Hong Kong
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Anita Li is the Head of Digital & Channels, Commercial Banking, Hong Kong for The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.

Ms Li has been with HSBC for more than 20 years and has gained a wealth of experience in commercial banking and management in Asia Pacific. Prior to her appointment to this current position in Oct 2015, she was Regional Head of Credit Services, Asia Pacific, leading a team of credit operational specialists across 21 markets in the region. She also held the role of Regional Head of Commercial Banking Transformation, Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for executing and implementing transformation initiatives globally and in individual markets.

Ms Li has a broad range of experience from technology, transformation, operations to business strategy and management gained from her different prior positions. In her current role, she has successfully led a number of digital initiatives that enable the Bank to deliver simpler, faster and better experience to commercial banking customers. The Hong Kong Digital Commercialisation team has also expanded under her leadership, demonstrating strengthened capability with banking platforms and product launches. Additionally, she has also implemented various innovation projects and third party partnerships to support the business strategy of commercial banking.

Chibo Tang

Gobi Partners

Chibo has been investing in early stage companies in the technology and media sectors in China for over a decade. He is head of Gobi Partners Hong Kong office and manages the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, for which Gobi is the General Partner. He has led investments in numerous companies including Airwallex, Welab, Urban Revivo, DayDayCook, Aqumon, and Sandbox VR. Chibo has been recognized in the industry as Venture Capitalist of the Year in Hong Kong in 2017, Global Top 25 Rising Star, and Top 10 Emerging Leader by the Global Corporate Venturing and Innovation Forum in 2019 and 2020, respectively.

David Wu

Senior Manager - Venture Investment (Macro Fund)

David is Senior Manager of Cyberport Macro Fund that focuses on early stage investments across digital sectors in fintech, insurtech, big data, and smart living. David has led CMF’s investments into multiple HK startups. David serves as Vice President of Techpacific Capital and Softech Investment Management Company. Prior to that, David served as a Manager of Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. He was educated at the University of Hong Kong with a graduate degree of Master of Finance and attended California State University – East Bay for his undergraduate degree.

Dennis Wong

Corporate and International Business Director
Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited

Dennis Wong, Corporate and International Business Director of Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited, is a key driver of the company’s business development in the corporate and global markets.

Mr Wong joined Hutchison in 2009 steering the growth of the premium corporate segment of Hutchison’s mobile business. He was Chairman of the Conexus Corporate Sales Working Group from 2012 to 2014 and represented Hutchison in the Vodafone Global Enterprise strategic alliance, leading corporate business collaborations between Vodafone Global Enterprise and related Conexus members.

Mr Wong plays crucial roles in strategic planning and has rich experience in driving the development of mobile and fixed-line network businesses. He has more than 23 years of experience in the telecoms industry and the ICT sector. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Johnny Chan

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Johnny Chan Kok Chung was a co-founder of Techpacific Capital Limited which became Crosby Capital Limited in 2002. The Crosby Group activities comprise of management of venture and private equity funds, financial advisory and wealth management.

Mr. Chan is also the Chief Investment Officer of Softech, the manager of the Hong Kong Government Applied Research Fund (since 2000).

He was Chairman of the HK Venture Capital and Private Equity Association during the period 2007 – 2011. He currently acts as the President of the HKVCA and concurrently, as the Secretary General of the Asia Venture Capital and Private Equity Council (AVCPEC) which he co-founded with 9 other Asian associations in 2011.

He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the HKSAR Government Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB). He is also a member of the HKTDC Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee and served on the HKTDC Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee from 2010-2016.

He is the Director of Repton School in Hong Kong overseeing the development in the Greater China and Asia region. He is a member of the Choate Rosemary Hall School Parent Council in the US since 2013 and was a member of the Development Board of Chinese International School from 2006-2015. He is a director of the Make a Difference Institute. Mr. Chan is an Independent Non-Executive Director of The13 Holdings Limited as well as of CNQC International Holdings.

Kenny Ho

Head of Investment, Southeast Asia and India
Alibaba Group

Kenny heads up Alibaba’s Southeast Asia and India investment team, and was formerly Chief of Staff of the Executive Vice Chairman’s office. The portfolio companies that he oversees include Tokopedia in Indonesia as well as Paytm, BigBasket and Expressbees in India. Since joining Alibaba in 2010, Kenny has also been involved in a number of corporate finance and M&A transactions including the $7.6bn share repurchase from Yahoo and related financing in 2012, and Alibaba’s $25bn IPO on the NYSE in 2014. Prior to joining Alibaba, Kenny worked in investment banking for a number of years. Kenny holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Korey Lee

Vice President, Data
South China Morning Post

Korey Lee joined the South China Morning Post in March, 2017 to spearhead the data operations of the century-old news organization.

Before joining the SCMP, Korey was Vice President of Analytics at KeyMe, a New York-based hardware startup that leverages computer vision technology and machine learning to provide an automated and seamless key duplication experience for customers across the US. Previously, he was co-founder and CIO of SumAll, a connected data platform for over 500,000 businesses worldwide. Prior to this, he led the business intelligence and analytics teams at AppNexus and Squarespace. Korey has also worked in various capacities at Google, including revenue strategy, sales finance, payment operations, and business analytics. He was previously with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in venture capital tax and audit.

Korey holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration and a B.S. degree in Economics from University of California Berkeley.

Marissa Wong

Associate Director - Investments and Ventures, Innovation
CLP Holdings Limited

Marissa Wong leads the investments and ventures portfolio for CLP Group Innovation. Marissa has a background as a lawyer and joined the CLP Group in 2012 as in-house counsel, starting at EnergyAustralia then with CLP Power Hong Kong, and is now a senior member of the Innovation team which is responsible for CLP’s acquisitions and strategic innovation investments. Marissa has been involved in many of CLP’s investment, partnership and commercial activities both in Hong Kong and internationally. Prior to joining CLP, Marissa spent 8 years working at the largest telecommunications provider in Australia as in-house counsel and regulatory advisor, and also held a tax accountant role at Deloitte.

Michael Zhu

Managing Partner
Gobi Partners China

Joined Gobi in 2003, Mr. Zhu has a professional experience of more than 16 years in venture capital industry, focusing on domains including deep technology, IoT, Enterprise SAAS, cloud service, innovative financial service, etc. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Automation from Donghua University in Shanghai.Respectively in 2012, 2015 and 2018, Mr. Zhu, as the leading Partner, established Gobi Ying Zhi RMB Fund, Gobi Zhi Ying RMB Fund and Gobi Qiling RMB Fund, and raised RMB 1.25 billion in total. In 2016, Mr. Zhu took part in the fundraising and led the management of Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund worth HK$ 1 billion.Mr. Zhu serves on the board of directors in multiple portfolio companies, he leads and contributes to a variety of projects including Airwallex, GoGoVan, WaveOptics, Teambition, Cloudwise, CheZhiBao, PICOOC, StayCloud, etc. He is also the mentor of IBM Smart Camp – a global competition for entrepreneurs. Mr. Zhu was selected by 36Kr as China’s Top 100 Venture Capitalists of 2019 and by Forbes as one of the Top 100 Chinese Venture Capitalists in 2018 & 2019.

Philip Law

Lead Partner

Philip Law is the Lead Partner of Deloitte's Technology, Media and Telecom Industry in Hong Kong. He has over 18 years of audit and advisory experience to address clients' most complex business challenges. Philip is also leading Deloitte's Global Technology Fast Program in Hong Kong, which is one of the most objective rankings for the technology and new economy industries, created to recognize the effort and dedication of the fastest-growing technology and new economy companies.

Philip has in depth experience in the area of capital market, investment fund operations, reorganizations, strategic merger & acquisitions and tax advisory. He also has rich experience in advising early stage companies. He clienteles include various innovative and technology companies.

Personally, he cares about sustainability and has completed a postgraduate program in Institute for Sustainability Leadership of University of Cambridge.

Qven Wong

Senior Manager - Venture Investment (Macro Fund)

QVEN Wong is responsible for the Cybeport Investment Fund. He is active in start-up ecosystem in mainland and Hong Kong. He has been working in start-ups, incubator and fund. He is experienced in the investment in Hong Kong and overseas start-ups to access China market.

He has brought start-ups and tech giant from China to HK to go global. QVEN is currently overviewing the Cyberport Macro Fund which co-invest in potential start-up projects.

Raymond Wong

Head of Investment
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)

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.

Susanna Wong

YATA Limited

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 2019, 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 14 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.

Thomas G. Tsao

Founding and Managing Partner
Gobi Partners

Thomas G. Tsao co-founded Gobi Partners in 2002. With over US$1.1 billion in AUM, Gobi has raised 11 funds to date, invested in over 200 startups, and grown to nine offices across China, Japan, Hong Kong and ASEAN. Gobi’s regional platform supports entrepreneurs from the early to growth stages in the innovation and technology sectors. In China, Tom and his partners were first-round investors into Airwallex, Brite Semiconductor (strategic investment from SMIC), Camera360, Dianwoda (acquired by Cainiao), Kr Space, Madhouse (acquired by BlueFocus), Opzoon (acquired by Harbin Gong Da), Teambition (acquired by Alibaba), Tuniu (NASDAQ:TOUR), UR (acquired by HLA) and Yoyi Digital. He was named to the Forbes List of “China’s Top VCs” from 2013-2015 and 2017.For two years, Tom served as the CEO of DMG (acquired by VisionChina), the largest operator of passenger information systems and digital media networks inside China’s subways. At DMG, Tom was the executive producer for the company’s award-winning A Sunny Day, Dancing Without You, and A Starry Night programs, the world’s first series of subway soap operas sponsored respectively by Starbucks, Nine West and the MDA of Singapore.Tom leads the team that manages the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, which has invested into companies like DayDayCook, GoGoVan and WeLab. Tom also helped build out Gobi’s investment team in Southeast Asia, which has invested in over 50 companies including Carsome, CiB (acquired by AsiaSoft), DeClout (SGX:5UZ), Hermo (acquired by iStyle), and Mainspring (strategic investment from ByteDance). Tom is now building Gobi’s TaqwaTech investment practice focused on innovative startups serving Muslim communities.Tom graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in Economics and was the inspiration for Seinfeld’s Movie Phone episode. In 2006, he founded SEO China, a non-profit organization, which has provided more than 180 internships for underserved college students. He also serves as Chairman of the Presidential Scholars Foundation, which cultivates, connects and celebrates U.S. Presidential Scholars (161 of the nation’s top high school seniors who are selected annually and honored by the White House).

Tony Tung

Gobi Partners

Tony joined Gobi’s Hong Kong office in 2016 and currently focuses on the startup eco-system in the city. He helps to manage the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund (AHKEF) and covers high potential startups within the Pearl River Delta technology ecosystem. He has led investments in numerous companies including WeLab, Aqumon, Qupital, AutoX, SandboxVR, Prenetics, OneDegree, Pickupp, Efinix and Lynk.Tony accumulated extensive experience in growing high-tech businesses from his two startups related to financial technology (FinTech) and big data for fashion. He was in charge of the overall product roadmap and management, business development, operation, technical infrastructure design & implementation, user experience design as well as fund raising of the companies. Tony received his B.Eng. in Computer Engineering and B.B.A. in Financial Engineering from the double degree programme in The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Allie Cheung

Innovation Lab

Allie currently works at HKEX Innovation Lab, and is responsible for delivering and investing in creative business models to strengthen and grow the group’s core competencies. She has previously worked at a Shenzhen-based family office to invest in and develop onshore and cross-border business opportunities. Prior to that at UBS Hong Kong, she looked at private capital fundraising and investments in the U.S. and APAC technology space. Allie received her Bachelor's degree at UC Berkeley and is actively involved in the Hong Kong alumni chapter.

Austin R. Bryan

Senior Director – Innovation
CLP Holdings Limited

Austin R. Bryan joined CLP Holdings in May 2016 as Senior Director – Innovation, leading the company’s innovation & ventures strategy in the face of challenges presented by digital disruption. He is also a Director of various subsidiary companies of the CLP Group. Austin has been a pioneer of new services and value creation in the digital media sector for the past 10 years and 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, in which 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.

Ben Lim

Managing Partner, NEXEA

Ben Lim is the Managing Partner at NEXEA, an early Startup Accelerator, Angel Network and Venture Capital. NEXEA has invested in more than 35 Startups across Southeast Asia and is known for creating value in their investments. NEXEA is backed by experienced entrepreneurs who have done their M&As and IPOs or are CEOs of publicly listed companies. More importantly, they want to give back to the next wave of entrepreneurs.

Ben founded NEXEA together with a few partners and has since managed the deal flow and investments into Startups. He also ran 3 Accelerator programs with Watchtower & Friends and Sunway iLabs and a few other corporate partners like AWS, Google Cloud, IBM, Microsoft Cloud and Digital Ocean.

Ben has deep experience in validating Startups from MVP to investability, as well as fundraising for Startups. He has advised over 1000 Startups in fundraising and the fundamentals of a Startup over the years.

Chibo Tang

Gobi Partners

Chibo has been investing in early stage companies in the technology and media sectors in China for over a decade. He is head of the Hong Kong office and manages the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, for which Gobi is the General Partner. He has led investments in numerous companies including Airwallex, Welab, Urban Revivo, DayDayCook, Aqumon, and Sandbox VR. He has been recognized in the industry as Venture Capitalist of the Year in Hong Kong in 2017, and as a Global Top 25 Rising Star by the Global Corporate Venturing and Innovation Forum in 2019.

Chibo started his career as a strategy consultant with Monitor Group, working on projects across the ASEAN and MENA regions. He also spent time 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 College. He served on the Board of the Harvard Club of Shanghai for over 6 years, and still travels frequently between Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Chon Tang

Founding Partner, UC Berkeley Skydeck Fund

Chon Tang is the former founding partner of quant hedge fund firm Junzi Capital Engineering, and successful angel investor with a love for all things entrepreneurial. He has now proudly launched the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund in support of UC Berkeley's premier accelerator, and looks to help build Berkeley into a global nexus for entrepreneurship. UC Berkeley BS EECS '98, MIT SM EECS '00.

Chris Stori

Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, Cisco Meraki

Chris is the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Cisco Meraki. Chris joined Cisco with the Meraki acquisition in 2012 and became VP, COO in 2014.

Chris oversees the overall operations teams, strategy and analytics, channel and customer enablement, business operations, business systems, IT & facilities, and is responsible for maintaining Meraki’s overall operations and profitability. Chris scaled teams and processes at Meraki to support its rapid growth. Under Chris’s leadership Meraki has realized sales growth of ~25x while headcount has grown by only seven times. Chris and the leadership team have globalized the Meraki portfolio, bringing simplified IT to more than 190 countries around the world while adding an average of more than 200 new customers a day.

Prior to joining Cisco, Chris worked at McKinsey & Company where he led projects helping U.S. companies enter developing international markets, deploying clean technologies and renewable energy, and on climate change. Prior to his tenure at McKinsey he was a practicing engineer leading the planning, design, and construction of public infrastructure projects.

Chris holds a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in environmental engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

David Beer

Commercial Director of Fintech Alliance

David is working with the UK Government-backed FinTech Alliance. Helping to drive innovation and prosperity across the FinTech ecosystem by giving companies access to market, capital, talent, skills, regulation & policy, services, tools, intelligence, insights and the latest news that can drive change in their business. Peer to peer engagement at the highest level.

For the past fifteen years, David has worked and supported innovation and digital transformation – allowing companies to create new business models in the technology, FinTech, financial services, energy, sustainability and infrastructure. He has worked with companies of all sizes through the varying stages of their business evolution at a tactical and strategic level.

Duncan White

Head of Small Business Banking Portfolio Managed at HSBC UK

Duncan has led an international career in financial services spanning nearly 30 years and 8 Countries across Asia, North America, the Middle East and Europe. He has undertaken many roles, primarily in Commercial Banking but extending to Private Banking, Operations, Learning & Development and Retail Banking.

In his current role with HSBC UK, Duncan leads a team of Business Specialists who deliver exceptional customer service to a large, nationwide portfolio of SME businesses through our retail branches, and our telephony centres.

Throughout his career, Duncan has demonstrated passion for entrepreneurship, innovation and people and his current role is the perfect marriage of these elements.

Duncan is an alumnus of Loughborough University where he read Banking and Finance. He is married with two teenage sons and, in his spare time, enjoys cycling, golf (and other sports), reading and travelling.

Edith Yeung

Managing Partner, Proof of Capital

Edith Yeung is the managing partner at Proof of Capital, the creator of the China Internet Report and Advisor at 500 Startups. She invests in blockchain and AI startups, including Stellar, Nebulas, Solana, Oasis Labs, Hooked, DayDayCook, Silk Labs (acquired by Apple), Fleksy (acquired by Pinterest), Human (acquired by Mapbox), AISense, Penrose, Cryworks, Piper, Apptopia, Palantir and many more.

Before 500, Edith is the GM of Dolphin Browser, a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. Edith also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, Oracle, AMS, AT&T Wireless and Autodesk. You can also find some of her work on SCMP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CBS , NPR, Techcrunch, Next Web, Mashable, Read Write Web, TechinAsia, etc. She frequently speaks on China & Silicon Valley investment landscape.

Elain Lockman

Co-Founder & Director, Ata Plus

Elain Lockman is the Co-Founder and Director in Ata Plus, a Malaysian licensed Equity, Crowdfunding platform. Upbeat and optimistic, she believes nothing isimpossible and all challenges are just another form of opportunities. This proves to be the fuel in her 23-year career in the areas of management, business strategy, human resource, business development, relationship management, marketing and corporate communications. She has served notable organisations, namely Petronas, MDeC, Malaysia Debt Ventures, DiGi Telecommunications and Packet One Networks. She currently sits on the Board of Western Union Payments Malaysia and was the Chairman of Western Union Internal Audit Committee, while being actively involved in the start-up community, advising entrepreneurs in funding, strategy and operations.

Elain is also the President of the Registered Digital Markets Association Malaysia. She is instrumental in establishing Ata Plus’ partnerships, deal screening and operations framework. In March 2019, she was presented the BERG 2019 Women Icons Malaysia as a recognition for her contribution, achievements and leadership in Fintech. Elain graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc in Actuarial Science and MSc in Operational Research.

Elke Kornalijnslijper

Commercial Manager
New Energy, Group Operation, CLP Holding Limited

Ellis Odynn

Executive Director & Chief AI Officer, Digital Finance Institute

Ellis Odynn champions the title of Canada’s first Chief AI Officer. Ellis is the Executive Director and Chief AI Officer of the Digital Finance Institute (DFI), a global technology think tank. In this capacity, she heads the Institute’s key initiatives — from building partnerships, supporting innovation development, growing the Canadian FinTech & AI communities, and managing international affairs.

Ellis has fully immersed herself in the tech world. Ellis is the Producer and Co-host of the Let’s Tech Podcast, the Founder and Executive Producer of Canada FinTech Week, a financial technology festival, the Executive Producer of Canada’s annual FinTech & AI Awards, and the host of both North America’s global Artificial Intelligence forum the AI World Forum and Canada’s National FinTech conference, FinTech Canada. Ellis Odynn is a prominent figure in the global FinTech and AI ecosystem. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has spoken at the Financial Action Task Force on financial crime risks of FinTech, at APEC on law and AI, and at ACAMS on FinTech issues and financial crime, among others.

When she isn’t uniting the AI industry, Ellis dedicates her time to running a charitable organization that brings education, security and inclusion to refugee girls in Africa and the Middle East.

Eric Van der Kleij

CEO of Frontier Network; C4DR.com

Eric is Chief Executive of one of London’s leading Blockchain, AI Sustainability and Fintech hubs - FrontierNetwork.com where the team have a strong focus on helping U.K. tech companies learn how to partner and sustainably expand to China, and vice-versa.

Eric is Chairman of security company Keybox.co - helping solve the worlds data breaches, and British built distributed ledger technology Activeledger.io. He is well known as a pioneering Fintech and Blockchain entrepreneur and having created some of the most influential ecosystems and hubs in the industry such as Level39 in Canary Wharf, and the Tech City (now Tech Nation) initiative for the U.K. Government (DIT/No10).

Eric also serves as a volunteer on Tech London Advocates Advisory Board.

Feiyan Zhang

Vice President Investment
Alibaba Group

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Gilbert Wong

VP of AGTech Holdings Limited

Gilbert Wong is VP of AGTech Holdings Limited, an integrated technology company engaged in the lottery and mobile games market. As member of the Alibaba Group, AGTech is the exclusive lottery platform of Alibaba and Ant Financial Group.

Presently responsible for investments & external relations, Gilbert has been serving in the gaming and lottery industry for over 15 years, in addition to consultancy collaborations with major operators & regulators throughout Asia.

Gilbert is passionate about sports & technology, and is currently based in Hong Kong where AGTech is publicly listed.

Hui Liu

Executive Director
Green Pine Capital Partners

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Iris Liang

Director and Regional Manager, Eastern China
Business Banking Commercial Banking
HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited

Ms Iris Liang, Director and Regional Manager, Eastern China, Business Banking Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited.

Iris is currently in charge of business with small and medium enterprises in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Fujian. Iris joined HSBC in 2003, in the past 15 years, she had rich experience in managing different segment customers and was Country Head of Receivables Finance for HSBC China before her current role.

Iris graduated from Fudan University, with Economics Master Degree.

Jaff Lau

Innovative Business & Ecosystem Partnership
HSBC Commercial Banking

Jaff has more than 17 years of commercial banking experience in various areas including strategy implementation, product development, cross-border collaboration and client coverage. Currently Director of Innovative Business & Growth, his team drives the Commercial Banking’s ecosystem strategy. One of his key objectives is to drive the bank’s proactive engagement with the innovation & technology ecosystem builders, with an ultimate goal to help aspiring entrepreneurs and startups to realize their hopes and dreams by offering them with the right banking and beyond banking solutions at the right time.

Jaff is currently a committee member of the International Affairs Committee of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He graduated from Imperial College of London with a MEng degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Jaggie (Chen) Zhu

Ex-Director of AI Innovation and Strategic Investment, Bytedance

Jaggie Zhu almost ost recently led investment and the development of artificial-intelligence innovations at Bytedance, a $75B AI company backed by Soft Bank Vision fund, Sequoia and KKR. The company provides recommendation system backed social media globally through apps such as TikTok (which has absorbed Musical.ly) and Toutiao. She previously worked at Blue Lake Capital, the $600M venture arm as a part of Hillhouse Capital Group ecosystem, where she focused on new AI ventures and marketplace innovation. Before that, she and three Stanford alumni co-founded a e-commerce startup making secondhand cars shopping easier. Jaggie started her career at Procter & Gamble as a product manager, leading the Gillette Mach3 business in Greater China and achieving record market share. Her investments range from the leading self-driving AI technology to the marketplace in the U.S. , including Momenta.ai, 17zuoye, Doumi.com and so on. She‘s now a sloan fellow at Stanford.

Jake Deutsch

Manager, Innovation Lead, Dspace, Deloitte

Jake Deutsch is an Innovation Lead at DSpace, Deloitte Canada’s corporate innovation lab that is focused on solving business problems with emerging technology. Responsible for managing the project pipeline at DSpace, Jake frames problems, assesses the desirability, viability, and feasibility of new ideas while coaching stakeholders on lean startup and human-centred design methodologies. Jake holds a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship, & Technology from the University of Waterloo.

Jamaludin Bujang

Managing Director, Gobi Partners

Jamaludin Bujang has 18 years of corporate experience in the private sector and 5 years of experience in the public sector. He was appointed as the CEO and Board Member of Malaysia Venture Capital Management Bhd. (MAVCAP) on 1 Nov 2011. He worked with 2 foreign-based finance institutions for a cumulative period of 3 years and spent 13 years in Malaysia's leading investment bank, with extensive exposure to investment banking, particularly in equity research, asset and investment evaluation, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. Senior management expertise gained from leading a support division (in finance, legal, corporate communications & planning, CT and administration) has sharpened his technical and public relations skills. His tenure in a leading investment bank saw his participation in formulating and implementing sound investment strategies and initiatives.

Prior to joining MAVCAP, Jamaludin was the Director Investment Division Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) where he led the Evaluation & Nurturing and the Monitoring & Compliance departments. He was responsible for corporate topline KPIs as well as achieving targets for dealflow, portfolio performance, CSR and others. He was tasked to evaluate investment proposals from various sectors of the economy. During his tenure in MTDC, he initiated and executed the implementation of investment database system.

Jamaludin graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Economics) from Wichita State University, Kansas, United States and a Masters degree in Business Law (Executive) from International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur.

Janet Lin

Head of Customer Engagement Technology, Loblaw Technology

Heading Loblaw’s Customer Engagement Technology, Janet’s leadership are invaluable in delivering Loblaw’s digital technology transformation strategy. Over the past years, she has led teams that successfully launched or enhanced some of Canada’s most innovative programs to support Loblaw Company’s commitment to Live Life Well.

Her successes as an innovative digital technology leader include:

  • PC Optimum, Canada’s largest and most trusted loyalty program offering subscribers points and custom offers. PC Optimum was recently honoured by Brand Spark.
  • Loblaw’s innovative, Digital Identity Platform supporting one third of the Canadian population with access to 26 different sites with one single login. Recipient of Innovation Award from Oracle Open World in the fall.
  • Loblaw Payment portfolio that includes best Retail Reward President’s Choice Mastercard, Loblaw Gift Card and third-party Gift Cards.
  • Loblaw CRM Platform that manages customer profiles and is leveraging the most innovative Artificial Intelligence technology to deepen relationships with customers.
  • Loblaw digital marketing, content and media business.
  • Loblaw PC Insider Subscription service that offers customer life style enhancement experiences.

Despite a challenging and exciting portfolio, Janet carves out time to support the Loblaw Technology gender parity strategy, include:

Loblaw Women in Technology (WIT) and Loblaw Cooperate Women’s leadership committee.

Jeff Brown

Head of Retail Business Banking, HSBC Bank Canada

With almost 20 years of financial services experience, much of it in the SME sector, Jeff Brown is currently the Head of Retail Business Banking at HSBC Bank Canada. In this role, Jeff oversees the development and execution of HSBC’s Small Business strategy. Prior to joining HSBC, Jeff was Vice President of Retail Banking at Meridian Credit Union, where he led a very successful branch expansion strategy in the GTA. Jeff graduated with his MBA from Laurier, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Financial Planner designations.

Jeff Lam

Chief Operating Officer
Innovation Lab

Chief Operating Officer at Innovation Lab, HKEX Jeff is the Chief Operating Officer of Innovation Lab at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and is responsible for the effective management of the Lab, including people and financial strategy, governance and operations. Jeff also leads initiatives to build innovation culture within HKEX. Prior to joining HKEX, Jeff has held various positions in Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Barclays Capital.

Jeff holds a BSc degree in Statistics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a Certified Financial Risk Manager and a Certified Internal Auditor.

Joseph Fung

Managing Partner, Saltagen Ventures

Joseph, based in Hong Kong and Canada, he works at the crossroads of business execution and strategic development both as an investor and operator since 2002. He is the Managing Partner of Saltagen Ventures (a corporate partner of CDL-West), managing a portfolio of USD 400MM+ on education, media, finance, property development and technology investment.

He actively focuses on bringing in the public policy support from Canada and Hong Kong to help start ups successfully expand growth opportunities on an international level. A notable responsibility includes the role of Special Advisor of Hong Kong (ABLAC) for the Asia Pacific Foundation, a think tank that directly advises Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Joseph is also the faculty advisor of the University of British Columbia, along with being a committee board member of China’s Maritime Silk Road trade initiative.

Prior to leading Saltagen Ventures, Joseph served at Citigroup Alternative Investments and at Morgan Stanley in the buy-side divisions. Thereafter, he drove the expansion of Hong Kong’s largest quad-play media company, PCCW Media, in developing their overseas content acquisition and broadcasting departments.

Keke Zhang

Shenzhen-Hong Kong Association for the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Cooperation

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Kelly L Mohritz

International Business Banking Senior Executive, HSBC Commercial Banking USA

Kelly L Mohritz is an International Business Banking Senior Executive for HSBC Commercial Banking USA, where she supports small to mid-size businesses ($5-50 million). Mohritz has over 20 years of experience working with businesses in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

She began her career in Chicago as a consultant with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting in 1998. She later joined KPMG as a Senior Consultant in 2002 and went on to serve as a Manager in the company’s US and UK offices.

Mohritz joined Barclays in 2007 in the Global Leader Programme and entered into management in 2009 as Co-Head of Small Business Banking Kenya, later named Head of Business Development, UK & Ireland Origination. In 2014 she founded The Purple Artichoke, a catering business in London after attending Le Cordon Bleu.

In 2015, Mohritz joined HSBC as Regional Director of Small Businesses in London, UK. She returned to the United States in 2017 to begin her current role. Kelly received her MBA from London Business School. She is based out of Los Angeles.

Kenny Man

Head of International Investment
Ant Financial

Kenny Man is currently the Head of International Investment, Senior Director for Ant Financial. He has more than 20 years of extensive management consulting, operational and investment experience from a wide range of business and e-commerce companies. He rejoined Ant Financial in 2015 and begin to ramp up the globalization strategy by investing or establish partnership in Paytm (India), Ascend Money (Thailand), Dana (Indonesia), GCash (Philippines), Alipay HK (Hong Kong), TNGd (Malaysia), Gcash (Bangladesh), Kakao Pay (Korea), Eyesverify (US) etc.

Prior to that, Kenny is a Senior Investment Director at Vision Knight Capital, a USD 800mn asset under management private equity firm. He has led the 91.com project from deal execution, supporting the Company’s listing and finally sold the company to Baidu for USD 1.9 billion (at that time were the largest internet M&A in China). He has also been leading the 500.com deal which supports the Company to list in the NYSE.

Prior to Vision Knight Capital, Kenny was the Director of Alibaba.com Investment & Acquisition team. He built the international M&A team; while completing multiple deals during his tenure, he did the first overseas acquisition deal for Alibaba and the first acquisition for Alipay. His deal included Vendio, Auctiva, and Singlefeed in US and Oncard Payments in China. He also worked in the Corporate Finance team in Alibaba Group prior to joining the investment team, deeply involved in the Alibaba.com IPO deal. Prior to Alibaba, Kenny was the Bottling Operations Planning Manager, assisting the COO of Pepsi China on strategic and operational planning and was the Market Development Manager, overseeing the restaurant market in Hong Kong & Macau. Before Pepsi, Kenny worked in Mckinsey & Company in the Corporate Finance & Strategy Practice, advising MNCs on their China growth strategy and potential synergies on M&A.

Kenny received an Executive MBA, Joint Degree program in the Kellogg School of Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in University of British Columbia.

Kenny Tan

General Manager
Alibaba Cloud Malaysia

Kenny Tan is currently General Manager at Alibaba Cloud Malaysia. With over ten years of management experience, he plays a fundamental role in driving digital transformation for key clients in various industry verticals such as aviation, government, enterprise and the financial sector. Tan has a deep passion for the Cloud Computing, big data and AI, and is enthusiastic about using the technology to empower governments and businesses for greater productivity and operational efficiencies.

Previously working in IBM, Kenny is a veteran of the technology industry with a proven track record in driving business success for both enterprise and start-ups. His recent projects include developing ecosystems, enhancing cloud security and solutions for businesses and bringing innovative big data and machine learning technologies to ASEAN.

Kenny graduated from Deakin University with a degree in Computer Science / Information Technology.

Kenny shares Jack Ma’s "30-30-30" vision that, within the next 30 years, young people below 30 years old and small businesses with less than 30 people will be critical to the world.

Kshitiji Karundia

Senior Director
Ant Financial

Kshitij Karundia (KK) is a senior director in Ant Financial’s investment team. As part of his mandate, he is also the co-founder and managing partner of BAce Capital, an early stage venture capital firm, focussed on emerging markets, primarily India and SE

Prior to his current role, KK was the head of Alibaba’s strategic investment responsible for SEA and India. He led Alibaba’s investment in Bigbasket, XpressBees, Lazada, Tokopedia, and Paytm.

Prior to joining Alibaba, KK was a banker with institutions such as Citi, Rothschild, and Goldman Sachs and was part of the banking team that led the US IPO of Alibaba in 2014 and the HK IPO of Alibaba’s B2B business in 2007.

Kwee Bee Chok

Intres Capital Partners
Managing Director
Teak Capital

Kwee Bee Chok is a Partner in Intres Capital Partners. She is also the Managing Director of Teak Capital Sdn Bhd, a venture capital management company. Prior to that, she was with Walden International, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm, overseeing the operations and investments of Walden International and BI Walden in Malaysia. Before becoming a VC, she was Head of Corporate Finance at AmInvestment Bank.

Kwee Bee is currently a member of the Malaysian Venture Capital Development Council (MVCDC) which was formed under the auspices of the Securities Commission; a non executive Board member of the Audit Oversight Board, a non executive Board member of Hong Leong Bank Berhad and a Management Committee Member of MVCA. She also sits on the board of several portfolio companies. Currently, she represents ADIF on the board of Maideasy and Easyparcel.

Kwee Bee was also a past Chairman of the Malaysian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (MVCA). She enjoys working with entrepreneurs and is passionate about helping them to realize their vision of building successful companies.

Lan Yang

Business Development Manager of Alibaba Cloud Europe

Lan Yang have more than 10 years of experience in the internet industry in China and experience of Cloud, Big Data, AI sectors of sales, marketing, innovation and networks.

Lan worked for Alibaba Cloud after 3 years for Alibaba group strategy development department. Right now, she is building a new business at UK and Nordic region for Alibaba Cloud. Before that, she worked in domestic China for 10 years, focus on government affairs for Alibaba group and KA business development for Alibaba cloud

Lan started the career after obtained the degree in Renmin University of China,have particular experience in the fields of: developing business in China, customer relationship management, digital transformation for retail and ecommerce.

Ling Lorechne

Chief Commercialization Officer, Asia Managing Director, Waterloo Commercialization Office, University of Waterloo

Mrs. Ling Loerchner is working at the University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada as the Chief Commercialization Officer, Asia Managing Director. She is responsible for the international research collaboration, innovation management, entrepreneurship and commercialization with focus in Asian market. She is responsible to create spin-off companies from UW technology portfolio, and help the spin-off companies seeking for venture capital and angel investment. In recent years, she initiated and created 3 early stage investment funds, with the collaboration with several Asia VC firms, institutes and high-tech parks. She serves as one of the Investment Committee members for these venture investment funds. She has been served as board member on several UW spin-off companies. Mrs. Loerchner is an active annual conference program committee member of Association of University Technology Management (AUTM), and a member of Licensing Executive Society (LES). She is the AUTM Canada Committee member and the Chair of Training and Professional Development subcommittee. For the last 3 years, she has been invited to be one of the judge panelists for Shenzhen Business competitions, Shanghai Business Competitions and LES business Plan Competition. She has been frequently invited as panel discussion moderator and keynote speaker for the international technology transfer, entrepreneurship education and early stage Venture Investment topics.

Before her academic innovation leadership role, she had an over 15 year’s career in industry of information technology management and product development. Mrs. Loerchner also spent several years in Silicon Valley, California working for Cisco Systems and start-ups, and helped start-up companies fund raising from VC communities. Mrs. Loerchner is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and served as Director of Professional Development at the PMI local chapter.

In addition to her responsibilities at UW, Mrs. Loerchner also teaches in the School of Business at local University and College. Mrs. Loerchner has been served as the Senior Adviser for the Mayor of the City of Waterloo and in charge of the city's Innovation management and Asia strategy.

Mrs. Loerchner received a Certificate of VC Business training at the NVCA and Stanford Law School, and the VC Academy Certificate issued by NVCA and UC Berkeley Law School. She has a BEng degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, an MSc degree from University of Waterloo and an MBA from Laurier University.

Lukas Petrikas

Managing Director and Head of Innovation Lab

Lukas is Managing Director and Head of Innovation Lab of HKEX, where he looks for creative business models and disruptive technology innovations that can deliver value and open new opportunities for HKEX. During his career, he has been involved in many of the initiatives that have broken new ground for Hong Kong's markets, including the acquisition of London Metal Exchange; Shanghai & Shenzhen Stock Connect; China Bond Connect; and the 2018's listing reform. Prior to HKEX, Lukas was an investment banker at Rothschild London and Hong Kong.

Meredith Shao

Senior Vice President, Business Banking
Innovation and High-tech Team Head
HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited Shenzhen Branch

Michael Chan

Head of International Issuer Services

Michael Chan is Senior Vice President of the Global Issuer Services of HKEX who heads the international issuer marketing efforts. Michael is mainly focused on market development work promoting the Hong Kong listing platform and origination work attracting international and biotechnology companies to list in Hong Kong. In addition to leading the marketing efforts globally and working closely with prospects and constituents, Michael often speaks and serves as panelist and keynote speaker at major conferences and events locally and internationally. Prior to his current role, Michael has worked at the Listing Division of HKEX for 8 years covering areas of compliance, corporate governance, regulatory and IPO-related matters.

Prior to joining HKEX, Michael has worked at various financial institutions in corporate finance and business development. Michael has more than 18 years of experience in financial services and regulatory work.

Michael Zhu

Managing Partner of Gobi Partners

Mr. Zhu Lin has a professional experience of more than 16 years in venture capital industry, focusing on domains including deep technology,IoT, Enterprise SAAS, cloud service, innovative financial service, etc. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Automation from Donghua University in Shanghai.

Respectively in 2012 and 2015, Mr. Zhu Lin, as the leading partner, established Gobi Ying Zhi Fund and Gobi RMB Fund, and raised RMB 750 million. In 2016, Mr. Zhu Lin took part in the fundraising and led the management of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund worth HK$ 1 billion.

Mr. Zhu Lin serves in the board of directors in multiple portfolio companies, and gets involved in and leads a variety of projects including Airwallex, GoGoVan, WaveOptics, Teambition, Cloudwise, PICOOC, CloudCare, etc. He is also the mentor of IBM Smart Camp - global competition for entrepreneurs, and International Youth Entrepreneurship Competition (China). Mr. Zhu Lin was selected by Forbes as one of the TOP 100 Chinese venture capitalists in 2018.

Mohan Markandaier

Managing Partner, Good News Ventures

Mohan Markandaier is a serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits. He co-founded his first company Pulse Voice in 1996, where as the CEO, his focus was on Sales and Marketing with responsibility for overall strategic vision and growth of the company.

Currently, as the Managing Partner at Good News Ventures, Mohan is actively involved in providing capital and mentorship to early and mid-stage companies in the high growth technology space. He also serves on the Board of Directors for York Angel Investors. Mohan graduated from University of Toronto with a degree in Engineering.

Norm Malloch

Director, Innovation Lab Programs, Deloitte

Norm leads the Deloitte DSpace Innovation Labs in Waterloo Region. The labs create digital prototypes that are used to identify and validate new product and service value propositions now possible because of emerging technologies such as blockchain, machine learning, and IoT. The labs challenge partners and clients to think differently about innovation, the problems they are trying to solve, and value creation in this new economic environment.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Norm worked as mentor at the Laurier LaunchPad Program and co-founded two technology companies. As a founder, he was responsible for leading teams through early stage technology product development, customer development, and fundraising, resulting in viable and sustainable businesses. Norm is a graduate of the computer engineering program at the University of Waterloo and holds an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is passionate about creating and growing new product ventures.

Ozan Isinak

President, Keiretsu Forum Canada

Ozan is an active investors and serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of international experience within the angel investment, venture capital and private equity sectors. Based out of Silicon Valley during the first dotcom boom in the 1990’s, Ozan worked closely with Fortune 1000 companies in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Toronto, Hamburg, Stockholm, London and Istanbul. Ozan later acted as General Partner in various angel investment and private equity practices.

He is currently the President of Keiretsu Forum Canada, the world’s largest angel investment network operating on four continents. The global network specializes in syndication of deals and invested over $84 million USD into 180 early stage companies in 2018 alone.

Ozan also holds a Partner position in Trendwell Ventures Inc., a Toronto based boutique M&A practice. He actively participates in portfolio investment decisions and helps technology enabled companies scale through hands-on management toward exit transactions.

Ozan received his MBA in Finance from the University of San Francisco – McLaren School of Business in 1998 and holds a double major in Economics & Political Science from the University of Western Ontario (1994). He speaks English, Turkish and French.

Polly Lee

Audit & Assurance Partner
Deloitte China

Polly is the Technology, Media and Telecom Industry Leader of Southern China Region of Deloitte China. Polly has actively involved in a number of Hong Kong and state-owned enterprises listings in different stock exchanges in the United States of America, Canada and Hong Kong, including a state-owned enterprise in telecommunication industry. She has extensive experience serving clients with multiple locations and monitoring regional coordination.

Polly is a Member of Professional Development Committee and Member of Registration and Practising Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”). She is a member of Zonta Club of Hong Kong and a full member of Association of Women Accountants of Hong Kong to help to advance the status of women in Hong Kong through services and advocacy, and to raise the interest of woman accountants in the accountancy profession and in business.

Rajesh Geetakrishnan

Head of Product, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad

Rajesh Geetakrishnan is currently the Head of Product, Global Liquidity and Cash Management for HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad. He brings along with him, more than 20 years of banking experience across retail and corporate banking.

Rajesh has held leadership roles with HSBC group since 2014 and has worked across three different markets in Asia.

In his current role with HSBC Malaysia since 2016, he has driven business strategy and delivery of number of new age digital cash management technology across all segments, from startups, SMEs to conglomerates and Financial Institutions. Apart from enhancing HSBC’s digital capability and cash management proposition, he consciously strives to leave a mark amongst budding bankers and his peers by sharing his banking experience, expertise and knowledge.

An avid cricket enthusiast, he is actively playing competitive cricket in Malaysia and has even dabbled into coaching and administration during his pastime.

Razif Abdul Aziz

Acting Group CEO
Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd

Razif Abdul Aziz is a senior executive with over 23 years of experience in a variety of roles ranging from business development, corporate, legal & regulatory affairs, communications and sales & marketing in various sectors such as defense, construction, FMCG, telecoms & broadcast, biotechnology and Government.

Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle) is Malaysia’s premier early stage start-up influencer and funder. Established in 2003, Cradle has helped fund over 800 Malaysian tech start-ups and holds the highest commercialisation rate amongst Government grant funding programmes in the country. Some of the notable companies Cradle has funded include the likes of MyTeksi (now known as GRAB) and iMoney.

Sai Kit Ng

CEO, Captii Ventures

Sai Kit Ng is the Chief Executive of Captii Ventures, a venture capital company that he helped set up in late 2014. Captii Ventures is now a multistage investor in technology companies in Southeast Asia with portfolio companies in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.

Besides heading venture investment activities, Sai Kit has also been involved in M&A, investments and corporate restructuring activities, as well as leading a digital and mobile advertising business within the Captii Group. He has also held audit, financial advisory and corporate finance roles in PwC, CIMB and other corporations across various industries including manufacturing, property development, financial advisory, food services, utility services and investment banking.

He is a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK.

Shawn Dehpanah

EVP, Corporate Innovation & Investment (APAC), Plug and Play Tech Center

Shawn Dehpanah is Vice President of corporate partnership & Innovation at Plug and Play. Mr. Dehpanah is highly accomplished, agile Market Strategy Executive and take-charge leader who quickly overcomes profit and growth challenges with over 25 years experience by leveraging entrepreneurial drive and market acumen for success in new market ventures and tech firms. He started his career in Silicon Valley as a software engineer before transitioning to sales, marketing, and business development roles at both startups and firmly established multinational companies (e.g. Samsung Semiconductor, Hitachi, Panasonic, Alta Vista, etc.) With more than 10 years of overseas working experience, he has a strong understanding of technology & innovation ecosystems in Asia Pacific, EMEA, and South America regions. Mr. Dehpanah received his bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science from University of California, San Jose.

Shi Miao

SVP RM Team Head
HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited

Mr. Shi Miao has been employee of HSBC for 12 years, currently leads the Beijing Internal relationship manager team which under the commercial banking’s SME department. He’s team mainly focus on providing service for clients with cross-border business needs, i.e. international trade, international mergers and acquisitions, cross-border financing and trade re-structure. He has won numerous awards within the CBIRC and HSBC, and has extensive experience in international trade related business negotiations.

Silvia Chen

Head of China Issuer Services
Senior Vice President
Markets Division

Silvia Chen is currently the Head of China Issuer Services of the Markets Division at HKEX.

Silvia joined HKEX in 2018. Prior to joining HKEX, Ms. Chen was a Director at HSBC Global Banking and Capital Markets, working with Chinese enterprises on equity capital markets related matters in Hong Kong. She has led efforts at financing activities including IPO, share placement, and convertible bond issuance. She started her career at Merrill Lynch as an investment banking analyst, covering Retail and Consumer Products Sector.

Silvia received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

Susanne Chishti


Susanne Chishti is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe’s 1st Angel Network focused on fintech opportunities & Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, the leading fintech learning platform offering Innovation Workshops to C-level executives and online courses. She is also the Co-Editor of the Bestseller “The FINTECH Book” which has been translated into 10 languages and is sold across 107 countries, and The WealthTECH Book and The InsurTECH Book (published by WILEY in 2018).

Suzanne Cheng

Chief Financial Officer
Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited

Suzanne Cheng has been Chief Financial Officer of the Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited since 2012. She is a qualified accountant with membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms Cheng holds a Master of Science degree in Finance. She has more than 21 years of experience in accounting and finance for corporate and banking sectors.

Vikram Dhingra

Growth Investor of Unbound

Vikram is an investor at London-based growth stage (Series B onwards) venture firm, Unbound. Unbound provides long term capital to disruptive technology businesses across both developed and emerging markets. Vikram spends 100% of his time on fintech theme across both Europe and Asia.

Prior to this, Vikram spent 4 years at McKinsey & Company, where he served technology and telecom clients in South East and North Asia. He holds an M.B.A from University of Oxford and degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from University of Delhi.

Wing Hu

Gobi Partners China

Wing joined Gobi in 2011. He currently focuses on the cloud computing/enterprise services, O2O, car-related services, smart devices and mobile Internet sectors. Prior to joining Gobi, Wing had several years of experience with the Martec Group as a project manager. He has extensive experience and knowledge in fine chemicals, new materials and electric vehicles. He has also previously worked for several Global Fortune 500 companies including Dow, Henkel, DuPont, Honeywell and Corning. Wing holds a B.A. in Chemical Engineering from Shanghai Jiatong University in China.

Winnie Han

Senior Vice President, Global Issuer Services

Ms. Winnie Han is the Senior Vice President of Global Issuer Services in HKEX. Her key focus is on market development introducing and promoting the HKEX IPO platform to cooperates, investors and intermediary institutes.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Han has had over 10 years of experiences in China A-share investment banking coverage with UBS and Credit Suisse. She holds the A-share Sponsor Representatives Qualification and China CPA (non-practicing).

Ms. Han earned her Master’s degree from Peking University and Bachelor’s degree from Xiamen University.

Xu Panhua

Senior Investment Director
Alibaba Group

Mr. Xu Panhua is a senior investment director of Alibaba Group, in charge of strategic investments in new retail. He is a founding member of Hema. He led the investments into China's largest hypermarket Sunart (6808.HK), China's largest health check up center Meinian (002044.SZ), CITIC 21st Century which was later on renamed AliHealth (0241.HK) and injected Tmall Pharmary into AliHealth, China's leading courier YTO(600233.SH) etc.

Yiwen Liu

Shenzhen Sr Capital Management Co., Ltd.

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Zhen Hui

Associate Director, Captii Ventures

Zhen Hui, an Associate Director at Captii Ventures, identifies and processes investment deals across Southeast Asia, manages the fund’s portfolio companies, and supports the region’s tech eco-system at conferences and workshops. Prior to joining Captii Ventures, he worked as an analyst at a boutique investment bank specializing in project financing and financial advisory services.



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孟繁波,豐厚資本投資副總裁,畢業于上海交通大學。 曾任精業盛龍(臺灣精誠集團)CTO,中國O2O行業踐行者(店店通創始人 CTO),綠色建築產業電商平臺唯綠網創始人。 互聯網行業連續創業者,創業領域包括傳統產業互聯網+、B2B、O2O、互聯網金融。



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目前主要在真格基金負責企業服務、科技產業、區塊鏈相關產業投資;同時也是開源項目開發者及貢獻者, 在GitHub 社區擁有超高人氣,開源項目被納入斯坦福計算機講義課程案例,開源代碼覆蓋全球數十億台移動設備。曾參與投資 Cobo 錢包、Nervos、Conflux、Ontology、Cocos-Bcx 等項目早期投資。



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胡月(Steve Hu),合力投資副總裁,智慧科技產業經驗逾 10 年,專注人工智慧、先進製造、大資料等領域早期投資,期待與更多優秀的創業者一起創造未來。

Iris Liang

Director and Regional Manager, Eastern China
Business Banking Commercial Banking
HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited

Ms Iris Liang, Director and Regional Manager, Eastern China, Business Banking Commercial Banking, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited.

Iris is currently in charge of business with small and medium enterprises in Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Fujian. Iris joined HSBC in 2003, in the past 15 years, she had rich experience in managing different segment customers and was Country Head of Receivables Finance for HSBC China before her current role.

Iris graduated from Fudan University, with Economics Master Degree.



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投資經理 張翮霄 BV百度風投 投資經理




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許貽瑋先生重點關注的領域是:人工智慧相關的領先技術在ToB場景下的應用和區塊鏈的應用場景等。 在加入金沙江創投前,他曾在中信證券參與二級市場的投資和分析等業務。 他先後獲得清華大學蘇世民書院經濟管理專業碩士學位,美國伊利諾伊香檳大學環境工程和工程專案管理的學士學位。



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謝佳專注於企業軟件及服務領域的早期投資,2015年加入華創資本,研究驅動型投資人,覆蓋的領域包括SaaS / Cloud / AI / CyberSecurity / IoT / Blockchain / B2B Marketplace等。在華創資本負責推動並執行的投資案例包括:PingCAP、ONES、F-One、小滿科技、中睿天下、百觀科技、排列科技、Cloudwiz、JuiceData、Conflux等。在加入華創資本之前,他在微博及Rocket Internet等互聯網企業任高級產品經理,並作為早期創始團隊成員加入過兩家初創企業負責技術體系。



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