Chief Executive Officer Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Before joining the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) in 2020, George S K Leung was advisor to the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC). He was also a member of the bank’s Hong Kong Executive Committee and other senior management committees. Prior to this appointment in 2005, he was chief economist, Greater China region, a post he held since 2000. Mr Leung joined HSBC as senior economist in 1994 and was appointed head of the economic research department in 1996. Before joining the HSBC, Mr Leung was CFO of a large manufacturing company and a senior policy officer in the Australian public sector for many years. He taught in several tertiary institutions as lecturer in economics after graduation. With a long record of public service, Mr Leung is a renowned business economist and an influential public policy commentator in the region. He obtained his Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Toronto, Canada in 1984. He also holds a MBS degree from the University of Hong Kong.
Cheng Yan Chee
Acting Managing Director and Executive Director Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority Cheng Yan Chee joined the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) in April 2013 as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer and Executive Director. Cheng oversees the corporate and external affairs of the MPFA as well as services for MPF scheme members. He was appointed as Acting Managing Director of the MPFA with effect from 10 June 2021. Cheng was a member of the Administrative Service of the HKSAR Government from 1986 to 2013, serving as Administrative Officer up to Deputy Secretary in various government bureaux and departments responsible for home affairs, financial services, trade and industry, education, information technology services, housing and social welfare.
CEO and Co-founder 9GAG Ray Chan is the CEO and co-founder of 9GAG, a global multi-platform community for viral content and interests. Founded in 2008, 9GAG’s mission is to make the world happier. 9GAG has a global audience of 200 million, with followers across Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Chan graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a degree in law.
Co-Chairperson, Remuneration Committee HKIHRM Senna Cheung is a well-rounded HR leader with over two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, including the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Securities and Futures Commission, AXA Insurance Group, and Towngas. Currently working as the Chief Consultant of Positive Motion Consulting, she provides various services to clients including coaching, training, HR projects, and consulting. Cheung obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hong Kong (major in english and minor in psychology) and an MBA degree from the University of Strathclyde. She is passionate about coaching, mentoring, and people development. As an accredited Associate Certified Coach of the International Coach Federation, she coaches in corporations, universities, and non-profit organisations. Cheung is also an accredited assessor of psychometric tests, including the Hogan assessment and Occupational Personality Questionnaire.
Chief Commercial Officer Bowtie Life Insurance Company Limited Gabriel Kung is the Chief Commercial Officer of Bowtie, Hong Kong’s leading virtual life insurer. Kung is responsible for bringing to life the organisation’s vision and commercial strategy, as well as driving continued growth. Considering himself a change agent, Kung is passionate about revolutionising the practices within the insurance sector. He is the key driver of Bowtie’s platform and cross-industry digital partnership business. Kung was previously the Director of Digital Commerce at FWD and led the change through creating the first online life insurance platform in Hong Kong, as well as implementing multiple InsurTech initiatives in telematics, digital wallet, big data, and business automation across SEA markets. He is the Fellow, Life Management Institute and holds a Master in e-commerce from the University of Hong Kong and a BBA Finance and Information System from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Executive Council Member HKIHRM The Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications, Asia at Informa Markets, Andy Luk is responsible for the group’s HR across Asia. With over 20 years of experience in the HR industry, Luk has worked for a number of renowned organisations, including Procter & Gamble and China Light & Power. With extensive work experience across different business units and the diverse workforce in Hong Kong, China, and Asia, he is active in contributing to the HR professional community in the region. Luk was the Co-Chairman of the 2016 Annual Conference organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of Hong Kong.
Principal Career Consulting Hong Kong Mercer Brian is one of the business leaders in Mercer Hong Kong. With more than 10 years of HR consulting and analytics experience in the industry, he demonstrates his expertise as a practice leader in the human capital management field. Over the years, Brian has provided insights and advice to hundreds of organisations, from local boutiques to multinational companies, on market trends, best practices for company fit, performance management, company policies, and programme, etc. With his passion and focus around rewards and career management for key talents, Brian has been helping companies improve retention and design successful career pathways for performing employees. Other than Mercer, Brian has also worked in Aon (McLagan) and Willis Towers Watson. He develops his knowledge and expertise from multiple leading HR advisory firms. These experiences have broadened his exposure in various industries, including finance, high-tech, consumer goods, real estate, legal, etc. Currently, Brian's team has a client base of over 500 multinational companies, for which they provide consulting services in organisational structure, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee experience, and talent assessment. Brian holds an Honor Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Business Administration from the University of Waterloo, Canada.
Director, Head of Professional Resources Solutions and Client Services BDO Portia Tang is the Director and Head of Professional Resources Solutions and Client Services of BDO in Hong Kong. She is known as an innovative thought leader in the industry, possessing over 20 years of experience in advising clients from private and public listed companies, as well as multinational corporations in a variety of industries, including financial institutions, retail, manufacturing and servicing companies on talent acquisition and management, business outsourcing, process re-engineering, etc. In recent years, Tang has focused on introducing the concepts of the gig economy, talent sharing as well as reskilling and upskilling to work towards a future perfect team solution model for businesses to stay relevant and competitive in the shifting market environment. Tang is a fellow member of the Chartered Accountants ANZ and a Hong Kong Certified public accountant. She was the chairlady (2017) and committee member (2011-2019) of the Chartered Accountants ANZ.
Assistant Head of Products & Technology ESG Matters Philbert Tong leads the product and technology team of ESG Matters. A passionate proponent of sustainability and the ESG movement, Tong is a Future-Fit Business Benchmark Certified Professional and seeks to integrate technology elements into sustainability to work towards a future-fit society. With a diverse global background and extensive experience in creating sustainability-related training courses, Tong heads the development of ESG Matters' various ESG business process outsourcing service solutions and has hosted and presented at multiple ESG-related events, including Hong Kong FinTech Week, the Technical Webinar on Innovative Drone Detection Technology, and the HKIE’s webinar “Advancement in Electric Charging Infrastructure and Technologies”.
Stephen Tong, CFA
Client Portfolio Manager Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions Team Stephen Tong is a client portfolio manager for Franklin Templeton Investment Solutions team. He focuses on designing and managing multi-asset portfolios engineered to meet specific client objectives by leveraging Franklin Templeton’s global investment capabilities. Tong joined Franklin Templeton in 2018 and has 10 years of financial experience. Before joining the company, he was a senior investment consultant with Willis Towers Watson, where he advised institutional clients in Asia on investment strategy, portfolio construction, and manager selection. Prior to his tenure at Willis Towers Watson, Tong was an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.