About usAdvisory Committee

 
 

Johnny Kwan

Johnny Kwan studied in Imperial College London from 1975 to 1979, and obtained his MSC.(Eng) in Technology & Development, DIC Diploma in Social & Economic Studies and BSC (Hon.) in Chemical Engineering; a veteran in the chemical Industry for 35 years working in ExxonMobil and BASF. He joined BASF in 1996 and was appointed as Chairman of BASF Greater China in 2004. In 2015, after his retirement from BASF, he founded ‘Bee Associates’ with the main focus to serve local industry to attain sustainable solutions.

Over the last decade, he was dedicated to promote sustainability in China’s chemical industry and a wider community through various business networks. He had served as Board Member of China Business Council for Sustainable Development (CBCSD), Chairman of Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM), Chairman of China GoldenBee CSR Council, Member of National Energy Policy Experts Committee, Vice Chairman of the ‘China Chemical Industry News’ Council, Board Member of the East China University of Science and Technology, Vice Chairman of Shanghai Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (SAEFI). He was honored with the ‘Outstanding entrepreneurs’ by China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, the ‘Magnolia Awards’ by the Shanghai Municipal Government.

Dr. Peter Wong

Dr. Wong earned a Bachelor of Engineering Physics at McMaster U. Hamilton, Canada, where he did research in biomedical applications in nuclear physics. He subsequently obtained a Doctor of Medicine and Neurology specialty qualification in Canada, with research fellowships of 1 year each at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, U. California at San Diego, then finally Children's Hosp. of Harvard U., Boston, before joining the U. of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine where he works full time. He was honorary visiting professor at Shanghai Medical College of Fudan U., and Consulting Professor at Jichi Medical U. Japan. He was awarded Canada’s Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for his work in epilepsy as Past President of Epilepsy Canada. Dr. Wong is interested in EEG (brain waves), particularly the significance of EEG findings at various age groups and their medical implications. He had been a visiting teacher at Guangzhou Women’s and Children’s Medical Center in Guangzhou for many years. He had been previously involved with cardiac pacemaker technology research, and has been exploring the feasibility of rechargeable battery technology for cardiac and neural pacemaker applications. With GRST he intends to play a role in exploring new applications in the biomedical and engineering fields.

Dr. K.K. Chan

Dr Chan is the Founder and CEO of Nature Elements Capital which is a leading private equity fund investing in cleantech and renewable energy in Asia.

Piror to establishing Nature Elements Capital, Dr Chan was Managing Director & Head of Investments- Greater China, Climate Change Capital (an investment firm managing over US$1.5 billion assets). He was responsible for all investment activities in carbon emission credits under the Clean Development Mechanism and environmental projects in Greater China.

Dr Chan was Managing Director of CLP Renewables, China Light and Power (CLP; a leading power company in Asia). He was responsible for building and managing the clean energy and cleantech portfolio of CLP in Asia Pacific (particularly China, India and Australia). He was also responsible for all corporate finance activities of CLP in mainland China, including project financing, merger & acquisition, and project restructuring of energy assets. His achievements at CLP included winning the prestigious “Corporate Developer of the Year” by Euromoney and Ernst & Young in the “Global Renewable Energy Awards 2006”.

As a leading expert in the industry, Dr Chan is frequently invited to chair or speak in major conferences, and interviewed by media.

Dr Chan started his career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston and NatWest Markets, focusing on corporate finance, equity and debt capital markets, and advisory.

Dr Chan has a BA (First Class Honours) in Electrical & Information Science, PhD in Electronic Engineering (thesis on thin-film semiconductor technology), both from Cambridge University. He has also obtained a Bachelor of Laws from London University and an EMBA from Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Lewis Lo

Mr Lo graduated in State University New York at Buffalo with Electronics & Computer Engineering in 1985. Riding on the major growing trend of semiconductor and their application in computing & consumer electronics in 80’, Mr Lo co-founded Vector Electronics Co. Ltd, being a semiconductor application solutions provider; and also successfully transferred Japanese (Panasonic) CD ROM drive manufacturing technology into China to become the first CD ROM & Video CD manufacturer in China. Vector was then merged with Taiwan team to formed GMI Technology Inc. in order to expand the semiconductor s applications design & solutions business to Asia market; Mr. Lo then successfully managed the company to IPO in Taiwan Stock Exchange in 2010.

With the strong connection of computing & electronics fields in Asia, especially in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan & Japan, Mr. Lo also co-founded Vision Technology Ltd., which was one the leading computer & electronics products distributor in Hong Kong & China, and exporting from China to overseas market.

Alex Yeung

Mr. Yeung Sau Hung, Alex, was appointed as a non-executive director of GRST Investment (BVI) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the GRST Group in November 2016. He then became a non-executive director and Vice Chairman of the holding company in Mid-2018. His main responsibilities are the formulation of the corporate strategies and facing investors.

His current involvements included joining Geely Automobile Holdings as an Independent Non-executive Director from June 2005. He is currently the CEO and Responsible Officer of Diamond Head Capital Asset Management, a hedge fund Company. Mr. Yeung entered the fund management and financial consultant profession after his retirement from the role of chief executive officer of DBS Vickers (Hong Kong) Limited, a wholly owned securities firm of DBS Bank. Mr. Yeung is a MBA graduate from the University of Southern California, and has a BS degree in Economics and Civil Engineering from the University of Texas and brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining DBS Vickers, Mr. Yeung was the deputy chairman of the management committee of a listed consumer electronics company for four years. Before that, he was the head of Greater China Equities and the managing director of Deutsche Securities, the wholly owned securities arm of Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong. During the period of 1986-1995, he was the head of non-Japan Asian equities for Swiss Bank Corporation, later known as UBS.

Mr. Yeung’s public services included his appointment as a member of the Central Policy Unit (think tank) of the Hong Kong Government in the early 1990’s. He was also appointed by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in 2007 as a member of Derivatives Market Consultative Panel.

Dr. Godwin Wong

With Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, Master's degree from U.C.L.A., and Master's and Doctorate from Harvard University, Professor Wong had been on the faculty of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley for twenty some years. He has focused his interest in graduate, undergraduate and executive programs in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Banking Management, Information Technology (IT/MIS), eBusiness, eCommerce, International Business Negotiation, Strategic Planning, and MultiCultural Management.

Currently on the Board of Directors of a London, U.K. company (with annual sales of 2.5 Billion British Pounds, 100 factories in 30 countries), he has also lectured to business executives in 20 countries around the world, and has been to Europe 100 times, Asia 90 times. He has been management consultant, and specialist/strategist to various organizations including banks, corporations, government agencies, consulting firms and private business enterprises. He has assisted multinational companies in the negotiation of businesses, in technology transfer, mergers and acquisitions. He has been appointed Chief Expert Advisor for Beijing HaiDian City Government of China, and in 2012+ Special Advisor/Consultant for WuXi 530 Program.

He has won various teaching recognition awards, and has supervised over 50 master’s theses. With eight books to his partial credits, some published articles are: “Strategic Planning in Pharmacy Operations,” and “Business Planning in Pharmacy Programs (3rd Edition, McGrawHill, 2012); “Merger of Investment Banking and Venture Capital” (2002), “Venture Capital: Catalyst for NETrepreneurs” (2001), and “Online Banking: Impact of Customers and Technologies on Competition” in E-Business Management (Springer-Verlag, 2001), “Information Technology (IT) Outsourcing: an Alternative to Reengineer Your IT”, (1997). “GUANXI: Tonic in the Buyer-Seller Relationship Quality and Customer Loyalty in China”, (2000); “Implementation of a Tactical Strategy in China by a German Company” in Change Management (Springer-Verlag, 1998).

Having been on the board of directors of a California bank of US$17 Billion, he had served on the boards of several California banks and NASDAQ companies. He was also appointed by U.S. Government agencies in the turnaround and the purchase and sale of financial institutions. He has also served on the boards of directors of other corporations, especially the high tech ventures in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, Shanghai and ShenZhen. Representing investment groups, he had run his own San Francisco management companies in real estate, consulting, and investment management with over 40 employees.

He has appeared in Jim Lehrer’s Newshour, and has been quoted/cited/interviewed in Fortune, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury, and other Asian news media. Born in China and grew up in Hong Kong, he speaks, reads and writes fluent Chinese in three dialects. When not circling around the world, he lives in San Francisco and plays piano and tennis.

DR. HARRY LEE (Joined in Aug 2019)

Dr. Harry Lee joined Textile Alliance Limited (TAL) in Hong Kong in 1973 and the garment division in 1979. Through restructuring in 1983, TAL’s garment division became an independent operation, TAL Apparel Limited, and Dr. Lee was appointed as the Managing Director (a title now referred to as CEO) of this new company. In 2012, Dr. Lee was appointed as Chairman. TAL Apparel employs over 26,000 employees, with factories in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Ethiopia, producing over 55 million pieces of apparel annually and supplying one out of every six men’s dress shirts sold in the U.S. market.

Dr. Lee is currently not involved in the day-to-day business of the company, but he is still leading the R&D team to pursue innovative ideas to weave technology into the garment business. Dr. Lee is also playing a consultant role in the company to offer advice whenever required.

Dr. Lee is actively involved in a number of trade organizations and public services in Hong Kong. He is the Honorary Chairman of Textile Council of Hong Kong Ltd. and the Hong Kong Garment Manufacturer’s Association. In addition, he was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles & Apparel Ltd (HKRITA) from Sept 2010 to Sept 2018, and is currently holding the position of the Advisor, Chairman Emeritus. Dr. Lee is also the Chairman of the Committee of Overseers of Lee Woo Sing College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as the Chairman of Tradelink Electronic Commerce Limited. Dr. Lee was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Textile Institute in May this year in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Dr. Lee was named in the Queen’s birthday honors list as an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 1996. He was appointed a Justice of Peace (JP) in 1997. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) at the Fourth Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR in 2001.

Dr. Harry Lee was educated in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, UK and a Doctorate degree from Brown University, U.S.A.