Entrepreneur Of The Year China
Independent judging panel
All winners are chosen by the Independent Judging Panel which consists of well-respected leaders from the community and experts from the business and financial sectors. Among them, there are also previous awards winners. They themselves are being invited as judges due to their respective expertise and commitment to promote entrepreneurialism.
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited - Former Chief Executive
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 China - Judging Chairman
Mr. Paul Chow retired as the chief executive and director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Company Limited in mid-January 2010. Prior to this, he was the chief executive of HSBC Asset Management, Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) region from April 1997 to April 2003. Between October 1991 and January 1997, he was the chief executive of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, and between October 1989 and October 1991, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited.
After retirement, Mr. Chow continues to engage in a number of business and community activities. Currently, he is chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, an independent non-executive director of the Bank of China Limited, the treasurer and a member of the Council and Court of the University of Hong Kong, a member of the Steering Committee on Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government, a member of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Business Co-operation Committee of the HKSAR Government, a member of the Asian Advisory Council of AustralianSuper Pty. Ltd. and chairman of a charitable organization, Plan International Hong Kong Limited.
Cho Tak Wong
Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd. - Chairman
Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 - Winner
Mr. Cho Tak Wong is the Board Chairman of Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd, the winner of “Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year 2009”. Mr. Cho founded the Fuyao Glass in 1987 as Managing Director. He was named Vice Board Chairman and CEO when Fuyao was listed in the SSE in 1993. He has become the Board Chairman since 2006.
Currently, Mr. Cho is the Executive Vice Chairman of China Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs Association, Vice Chairman of China Glory Society, Fujian Committee of the CPPCC, Vice-Chairman of Fujian Province Federation of Industry and Commerce, Advisor of the Jilin Economic and Technical, Research Fellow of the Development Research Center of Fujian Provincial Government, Honorary President of Fujian Provincial Charity Federation, Honorary Vice President of the Red Cross Society of China (Fujian Branch) and Chairman of China Automobile Glass Association. Fuyao Glass was one of the first companies in Fujian province to be restructured and became a joint stock limited company. It was the first privately-owned company (POE) from Fujian being listed domestic stock exchange and also the first POE to introduce the independent director system. Fuyao Glass is now China’s No.1 and the World’s No. 2 automobile glass manufacturer.
J.P. Morgan Investment Banking - Vice Chairman, Asia and CEO, China
Mr. Fang joined J.P. Morgan in August 2001 as an investment banker in Hong Kong. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2003 and was appointed co-head of China Investment Banking in 2005 and CEO of J.P. Morgan China in early 2007. In Nov 2009, he was further appointed as Vice Chairman Asia Investment Banking. Leveraging J.P. Morgan’s extensive services platform, Mr. Fang and his colleagues have established J.P. Morgan as one of the most respected and influential investment banks in China with leadership in product capabilities, client franchise and team strength. Fang was most recently named as one of “China’s Top 30 Bankers” by Finance Asia, along with China’s Central Banker Zhou Xiaochuan and ICBC’s Chairman Jiang Jianqing.
Prior to J. P. Morgan, Mr. Fang was a Corporate Vice President at Beijing Enterprises Holdings, a HK listed China state-owned investment holding conglomerate, responsible for finance, legal and corporate communications. He was also seconded for one year as CEO to an affiliated start-up company. Mr. Fang started his career in 1993 with Merrill Lynch as an investment banking associate in New York and subsequently was transferred to its Hong Kong office.
In March 2008, Mr. Fang was appointed as a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”). Currently Fang also serves on CPPCC’s Subcommittee for Social and Legal Affairs. Fang has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University, USA.
Primavera Capital Group - Chairman
Dr. Hu is a Former Partner and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where he has served successively as Chief Economist, Head of Corporate Strategy, Co-Head of Investment Banking, and Chairman, Greater China.
He has been instrumental in building Goldman Sach’s franchise in the region and has led some of the largest and most significant landmark transactions in the firm’s history.
Dr. Hu is a respected economist and a trusted policy advisor to the Chinese government on financial & pension reform, SOE restructuring and macroeconomic policies. He sits on the Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Development Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. He is also the Co-Chair of the Nature Conservatory’s China Board, the Trustee of the Yale-China Association, an Advisor of the Stanford Center for International Development and the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business as well as an advisory committee member of the Harvard University. He has been a Co-director at the National Center for Economic Research and professor at Tsinghua University since 1996. He is a member of the editorial board for several academic journals and a columnist for China’s leading business magazines.
Dr. Hu holds a Master in Engineering Science from Tsinghua University, and a Master and PhD in Economics from Harvard University.
New Hope Group Co., Ltd. - Chairman
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007 China Country Winner
Mr. Liu Yonghao served two terms as a member of CPPCC Standing Committee and the Vice Chairman of All-China Federation Of Industry & Commerce. He is currently the Vice Director of the Economic Committee of CPPCC National Committee, Vice Chairman of China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd. and Chairman of New Hope Group Co., Ltd.
Mr. Liu Yonghao was commended as “Asian Star 2000” by Business Week. He has also received “2004 Asia-Pacific Most Creative Chinese Entrepreneurial Leaders Award” and the title of “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year – Country Winner, Mainland China Region ”. In 2010, he was elected as one of the 50 emerging market business leaders. He is one of the advocators and promoters of Guangcai Program in China’s poverty alleviation efforts. Successively, he has been awarded the titles of one of “Top Ten Figures in China’s Reform”, “Top Ten Private Entrepreneurs in China”, “China Top Ten Champions in Poverty Alleviation”, “National Model Workers”, “CCTV Economic Figures of the Year”, “CCTV Top Ten Figures Working for the Benefits of Agriculture, Rural Areas and Farmers” and “Top 30 Outstanding Figures in China’s 30 Years of Reform”.
City Telecom (H.K.) Ltd. - Co-founder and Chairman
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2010 China - Telecom Category Winner
Mr. Ricky Wong Wai-kay is the co-founder and chairman of City Telecom (H.K.) Limited. He is renowned for his typical HK spirit: grasp every opportunity and never give up, be innovative and believe in himself. He was voted amongst the world’s top 100 most influential people in the telecom industry in 2008 and 2010 by The Global Telecoms Business Magazine.
In 1992, Mr. Wong set up City Telecom which led to the subsequent collapse of monopoly in IDD market. In 2000, he set up Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited that has built an extensive fibre network and brought Hong Kong into the era of high speed fibre broadband. Recently, he engages in multimedia and TV business, leaping into a new business development.
Mr. Wong is enthusiastic in education. He is a trustee of the Board of Trustees of United College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and an Honorary Advisor of the IT Training and Development of the Vocational Training Council.
Mr. Wong holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Electronics (1985) and a Master Degree in Executive MBA Programme (2008), both from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Boyu Capital - Chairman
Ms. Mary Ma is Chairman of Boyu Capital since 2011. Prior to Boyu, Ms. Ma was a Partner of TPG Capital and co-Chairman of TPG China where she primarily focused on investments in the Greater China region. Before joining TPG, Ms. Ma was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lenovo Group. Ms. Ma still serves the Lenovo Board as Non-Executive Vice Chairman since 2007. She is also an independent director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and Non-Executive Director of Wumart Stores.
Ms. Ma has been appointed as a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong since 2009 and nominated for membership of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors since 2000. Ms. Ma worked for The Chinese Academy of Sciences before Lenovo.