Joe Tsai is a co-founder and executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group, a global Internet technology company based in China. His career at Alibaba spans over 20 years, during which he was the company’s chief financial officer and oversaw strategic investments. He is a founding member of Alibaba Partnership.
Tsai is Governor of the Brooklyn Nets (NBA) and New York Liberty (WNBA), and is Chairman of the teams’ home arena Barclays Center. He owns the San Diego Seals, a professional indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League and has investments in the Premier Lacrosse League and Los Angeles FC of Major League Soccer.
Through the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation, Tsai and his wife Clara Wu Tsai are active philanthropists supporting initiatives in education, research, criminal justice reform, the arts and, most recently, humanitarian relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tsai is also a founding board member of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), a new non-profit to advocate for Asian Americans and provide much-needed funding and resources to AAPI organizations.
Prior to founding Alibaba Group, Tsai was a private equity investor with Investor AB of Sweden’s Wallenberg family. He is a graduate of Yale College (BA ’86) and Yale Law School (JD ’90), and practiced tax law as an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York from 1990 to 1993.
Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, FCPA (Aust.) is the Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group, a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Area, one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist and entertainment districts.
Lan Kwai Fong Group in recent years, has expanded to various cities in China which include Chengdu, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Dr. Zeman is also the owner of Paradise Properties Group, a property developer in Thailand which includes the award-winning Andara Resort in Phuket. Dr Zeman also has a joint venture with Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited (PCPD) in Phang Nag which is luxury resort, villa development called the Aquella.
Dr. Zeman serves as a director of the "Star" Ferry Company, Limited. He is also the Non-Executive Director of Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited and is an independent non-executive director of Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) and Fosun Tourism Group, all of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Dr. Zeman is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Wynn Macau Limited, a prominent gaming operator in the US and Macau.
Having lived in Hong Kong for over 50 years, Dr. Zeman has been very involved in government services as well as community activities. Besides having been the Chairman of Hong Kong Ocean Park, a major theme park in Hong Kong, from July 2003 to June 2014 and its Honorary Advisor from 2014 July to 2022 June, Dr. Zeman was a member of the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, and the chairman of its Performing Arts Committee from 2008 to 2016 and is now the Honorary Advisor and the Chairman of its Commercial Letting Panel. Dr. Zeman was a Board Member of the Airport Authority of Hong Kong from 2015 – 2022 June. During that time, we have seen the completion of the 3rd runway of the HK international Airport.
In September 2014, Dr. Zeman was invited by former HKSAR Chief Executive Mr. CH Tung to be a Governor to his Our Hong Kong Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting the long-term and overall interests of Hong Kong.
Dr. Zeman is a member of the Board of Governors of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Dr Zeman is also a board director of The Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund launched by the Alibaba Group. Dr. Zeman also serves as a Board Member of the Clinical Governance Committee of the Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital.
In 2001, Dr. Zeman was appointed as a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2004 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2011. In 2008, Dr. Zeman was awarded Business-Person of the Year by the Hong Kong Business Award.
In 2008, Dr Zeman renounced his Canadian citizenship and became a Chinese citizen. Dr Zeman received a home-return permit card and a Hong Kong SAR passport.
Dr Zeman received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from University of Western Ontario, Canada. In 2012, Dr. Zeman was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees of Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong and University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong. In 2019, Dr Zeman was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees of Business Administration from Open University of Hong Kong, now known as the Hong Kong Metropolitan University. Dr Zeman was awarded as the Honorary Member of the CPA Australia in February 2016.
Bernard Charnwut Chan is a Hong Kong deputy to the National People’s Congress of The People’s Republic of China and the previous Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council (2017-2022). He is a former non-official member of Hong Kong’s Executive Council (2004-09 and 2012-2022) and former member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (1998-2008) representing the insurance industry.
A graduate of Pomona College in California, he is the Chairman & President of the publicly-listed Asia Financial Holdings and Chairman of Asia Insurance. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong – Thailand Business Council and an advisor to Bangkok Bank (China) Co. Ltd. He sits on the boards of several local and overseas companies in financial services and is a director of Bumrungrad Hospital Public Company in Thailand.
Bernard has a long record of public service, including as Chairperson of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. A patron of the arts, he is Chairman M Plus Museum Ltd. and Tai Kwun Culture & Arts Co. Ltd. He is also a Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Chronicles Institute and Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of Our Hong Kong Foundation.
Past positions include Council Chair of Lingnan University, Chairman of the Hong Kong Palace Museum Ltd., Chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Revitalisation of Historic Buildings and Chairman of the two Standing Committees on Disciplined Services and Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service.
He has been conferred honorary degrees from Lingnan University, City University of Hong Kong, Open University of Hong Kong and Savannah College of Art and Design. He is also a Trustee Emeritus of Pomona College.
Bernard was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2002, and Commander (3rd Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand in 2004. In 2006, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government, and in 2020 he received Hong Kong’s highest honor, the Grand Bauhinia Medal.
Ms Sabrina W. Fung is the Group Managing Director of Fung Retailing Group and the CEO of Asia Retail Company Limited, a business unit within the Fung Group focused on serving and growing international brands in Asia.
Currently, Ms Fung is the Investment Director of Fung Investment Management Limited. She started working in the family business since 2000 as Investment Manager at the private investment arm of Fung Group running the family’s investments. Prior to joining the Fung Group, Ms. Fung worked for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co in New York and later held the position of Assistant Manager at its Hong Kong office until 1999. Ms Fung is experienced in the retail industry and also held positions in marketing and public relations for Salvatore Ferragamo Asia, merchandising and sourcing for Li & Fung (Trading) Limited and wholesale branding for Li & Fung USA. In 2017, Ms Fung was named in the Business of Fashion 500, and Women’s Wear Daily 10 of Tomorrow.
In Hong Kong, Ms Fung is on the Advisory Panel of IBM Collaborative Innovative Program, the Advisory Committee of the Tanoto Center for Asian Family Business and Entrepreneurship Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), the University Court of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Executive Committee of the International Advisory Council of the Faculty of Business and Economics of HKU, the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council and the Hong Kong-France Business Council respectively. Ms Fung was a member of the Mainland Business Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
Internationally, Ms Fung is a member of the McLaren Advisory Group, Harvard Global Advisory Council, the Board of Trustees of The Carnegie Hall Corporation in New York. In addition, Ms Fung is the Co-Chair of Asia Council of St Paul’s School in New Hampshire, US, and previously served on its Board of Trustees.
Ms Fung graduated from Harvard University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1993.
Mr. Savio Kwan was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Alibaba Group from 2001 to 2003 and served as Chief People Officer for the year 2004 before stepping down from full-time executive duties and was formerly the Independent Non Executive Director at Alibaba.com since 2008, the listed B2B unit of Alibaba Group, until the company has been privatized in June 2012. During his time at Alibaba, Mr. Kwan saw the company transformed from an internet start-up with just over 150 staffs burning close to US$2M per month into one of the world’s biggest B2B Company with over 2,500 staffs generating over US$5M surplus cash per month.
Mr. Kwan, has 30 years of global management experience, including seventeen years at General Electric and four years as the Managing Director of the China operations of BTR plc, a UK-based Fortune 500 company. Mr. Kwan also served as a board member of the Asia Pacific Advisory Board of York International, a leading global air conditioning system provider and a unit of Johnson Control listed in the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Kwan's career includes 17 years of high-level management at General Electric Medical Systems where he had responsibilities for sales, marketing, operations, business development, and establishment of joint venture companies in Asia. Among his accomplishments at GE, Mr. Kwan grew the China Medical business from zero revenues to US$70 million revenues in less than 4 years.
At BTR, Mr. Kwan was Managing Director for the China operations of 8 manufacturing subsidiaries with some US$150M sales which he built through merger and acquisitions in the space of under three years.
Savio has been a member of the Governing Body of the London Business School since December 2018.
In 2005 Mr. Kwan co-founded A & K Consulting with Malcolm Au and serves in the capacity of Partner and CEO. He is also a Visiting Executive Professor of Henley Business School, a unit of Reading University in the UK. He also won the Alumni Achievement Award of the London Business School in 2011.
In January 2014, Mr. Kwan joined the main board of British American Tobacco Group as Non Executive Director.
Mr. Kwan was born in Hong Kong and is a UK national. He pursued an undergraduate diploma at Cambridgeshire College of Technology and received Master of Science degrees from both the London Business School and Loughborough University in the UK.
Cindy Chow has been the Executive Director of the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund since 2015. Before assuming her current role, Cindy joined Alibaba Group in 2007 as the Senior Director of International Finance, focusing on financial control and planning capacity. Before joining Alibaba Group, Cindy worked at a number of Hong Kong-listed companies, specialising in financing, management reporting and planning. Cindy holds a Master of Business Administration and is a certified public accountant. She is a non-official member of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation, and volunteers for various organisations dedicated to youth development. Through different initiatives launched by the Fund and in her own capacity, Cindy aspires to help Hong Kong’s entrepreneurs and young people realise their dreams in a vibrant world city.