Joe Tsai is a co-founder and chairman of Alibaba Group and has served on its board of directors since its inception in 1999. He has served as Alibaba’s chief financial officer and head of strategic investments and more recently as the company’s executive vice chairman. He is chairman of Alibaba’s logistics subsidiary, Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, and is a board member of the company’s financial services affiliate Ant Group.
Tsai is chairman of sports and entertainment company BSE Global, which owns the Brooklyn Nets, New York Liberty and the teams’ home arena Barclays Center. He owns two professional indoor lacrosse teams in the National Lacrosse League, the San Diego Seals and Las Vegas Desert Dogs. Tsai is an investor 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 are active philanthropists supporting initiatives in education, research, social justice, economic mobility, the arts and humanitarian relief. Tsai is a founding board member of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), a non-profit that provides resources to Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to combat hate and discrimination and support AAPI advocacy, prosperity and representation.
Tsai is a member of the J.P. Morgan International Council, EXOR Partners Council, and International Advisory Council of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is a trustee of The Lawrenceville School.
Prior to Alibaba Group, Tsai was a private equity investor in Asia for Investor AB of Sweden’s Wallenberg family. He practiced tax law as an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York. He is a graduate of Yale College (BA ’86) and Yale Law School (JD ’90).
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 and the GBA area. Dr. Zeman is also the owner of Paradise Properties Group, a property developer in Thailand which includes the award-winning Andara Resort and Villas in Phuket, a luxury golf resort and villa development called the Aquella and the condominium development named Sudara.
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 and the Chairman of its Business Development Committee from 2015 to 2022 June. During that time, we have seen the completion of the 3rd runway of the HK international Airport and an upgrade of the retails space of the HK intercontinental Airport.
Dr Zeman is appointed as a member of the HKSAR Chief Executive Council of Advisors. The Council is a high-level advisory body to advise the Chief Executive on the strategic development of Hong Kong, leveraging on opportunities from national and global developments.
Dr Zeman is a member of the HKSAR Human Resources Planning Commission which is chaired by the Chief Secretary of HK. It is aimed to consolidate resources and efforts of the Government and various sectors to examine, review and co-ordinate policies and measures on human resources in a holistic manner.
Dr Zeman is appointed as a member of the Task Force on Promoting and Branding Hong Kong in January 2023. The Task Force is led by Financial Secretary Paul Chan. It will advise the Government on the overall strategy of promoting Hong Kong's advantages, and on the promotional plans and activities that will take place overseas and in the Mainland.
Dr. Zeman is appointed as a member of the Culture Commission aims at advising the HKSAR government on policy, strategy and initiative for HK’s art, cultural and creative industries development.
Dr. Zeman was invited by former HKSAR Chief Executive Mr. CH Tung to be a Governor to 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. Dr Zeman was awarded as the Honorary Member of the CPA Australia in February 2016.
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.
In 2022, Dr Zeman was awarded Honorary Fellowship by Social Enterprise Research Academy (SERA) in recognized of Dr Zeman’s distinguished contributions to global sustainable development.
A graduate of Pomona College in California, Bernard Charnwut Chan is the Chairman and 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. He is 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 of M Plus Museum Ltd. and Tai Kwun Culture & Arts Co. Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Chronicles Institute and Chairman of Our Hong Kong Foundation.
He was a Hong Kong Deputy to the National People’s Congress of The People’s Republic of China (2008-2023) 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.
Other past positions including 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.
Ms. Cindy Chow is currently the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund (AEF). AEF was founded in 2015 with the mission of helping Hong Kong-based entrepreneurs and young people realize their dreams and visions for their businesses and communities. To fulfil this mission, AEF invests into startups and initiates various activities to bolster innovation and entrepreneurship in the community.
Cindy joined Alibaba Group in 2007 and has worked in the financial control and planning capacity, most recently as the Senior Director of International Finance. Before joining Alibaba Group, Cindy worked in a number of Hong Kong listed companies, specializing in financing, management reporting and planning.
Cindy is keen to contribute to the community by serving as:
Cindy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong. She is also a certified public accountant.