Chairman of The Asia Foundation; Hyman Professor and Director of SAIS-China and China Studies at John Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies
David M. Lampton is Hyman Professor and Director of SAIS-China and China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, having also served as Dean of Faculty from 2004-2012. Formerly President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, he is the author of many books including, The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (University of California Press, 2008), with publications having appeared in: Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The American Political Science Review, The China Quarterly, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The South China Morning Post, and many other venues popular and academic in both the western world and in Chinese-speaking societies. He received his BA, MA, and PhD degrees from Stanford University. Dr. Lampton headed the China Studies programs at the American Enterprise Institute and at The Nixon Center (now The Center for National Interest), having previously worked at the National Academy of Sciences and having started his teaching career at Ohio State University. He has an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies, is an Honorary Senior Fellow of the American Studies Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was the inaugural winner of the Scalapino Prize in July 2010 awarded by the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and is a Gilman Scholar at Johns Hopkins. His newest book, Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, was published by University of California Press in January 2014. He consults with government, business, foundations, and is on the board of several non-governmental and educational organizations, including being chairman of The Asia Foundation. He currently is writing a book with two colleagues on China’s railway building efforts in Southeast Asia. He was a fireman at Stanford University in his undergraduate days and was in the enlisted and officer ranks of the US Army Reserve.
Vice President, Policy & Strategy at Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Dr. Joachim von Amsberg drives the strategic direction for the Bank, including its sectoral and country priorities, its investment strategy and programming, its economic analysis and research, and its operating budget. He oversees the Bank's environmental and social policies, other operational policies, and their implementation. He previously served in a number of progressively senior roles at the World Bank where he most recently held the position of Vice President, Development Finance where he was responsible for the replenishment and stewardship of the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest, and for trust fund and partnership operations.
Dr. von Amsberg holds a Ph.D. in Economic Policy Analysis and an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia. He also holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.
Founder and CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company
Dr. Edward Tse is founder and CEO, Gao Feng Advisory Company, formerly Chairman of Greater China for Booz & Company and Managing Partner, China for The Boston Consulting Group. With over 20 years of experience in management consulting and senior line management, he is widely known as “China’s leading global business strategist.” Dr. Tse has extensive experience in the definition and implementation of strategy, organizations and corporate transformation. He has assisted hundreds of corporations – both headquartered in China and outside of China – and public-sector organizations on all critical strategy and business issues related to China and China’s role in the world. His experience covers a broad range of industries and was/is on the board of three major Chinese state-owned enterprises. He has also consulted to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank as well as the Chinese government on policies, state-owned enterprise reform and competitiveness. Dr. Tse has published over 200 articles and four books including the award-winning The China Strategy (2010) and China’s Disruptors (2015). He received an SB and SM in Civil Engineering from MIT and a PhD and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.
President at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Professor Tony F Chan became the 3rd President of HKUST on 1 September 2009.
President Chan’s scientific background is in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University. President Chan taught at Yale University before joining UCLA as Professor of Mathematics in 1986. He was appointed Chair of the Department of Mathematics in 1997 and served as Dean of Physical Sciences from 2001 to 2006. From 2006 to 2009, President Chan was Assistant Director of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate at the US National Science Foundation (NSF).
President Chan is an elected member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), an elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and an elected fellow of both the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was one of the world’s most cited mathematicians.
President Chan is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, President’s Advisory Council of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna, International Advisory Board of Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Board of Trustees of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Russia, RIKEN Advisory Council (RAC) of Japan, and the United States Committee of 100. President Chan is also a Founding Member and Board Director of The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong, the President of the Hong Kong Institution of Science, a fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, and a member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industralisation of the Hong Kong Government. He was a member of the Selection Committee for the Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences in 2012 and 2013, and a member of the Advisory Committee on Innovation and Technology of the Hong Kong Government for 2015 to 2017. President Chan is the Chair of Nevanlinna Prize Committee for the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 (ICM 2018) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). He is an Honorary Doctor of the University of Strathclyde.
Chief Executive Officer, CLP Holdings Limited at CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd
Richard Lancaster is Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings, the parent company of the CLP Group.
Mr Lancaster has more than 30 years of experience in the power industry and in other industrial operations in Australia, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.
Prior to assuming the role of CEO in September 2013, he was Managing Director of CLP Power for three years, responsible for its electricity generation, transmission and distribution business and service to its customers in Hong Kong.
Mr Lancaster joined CLP in 1992 and has held a variety of managerial positions in CLP. His experience covers project management, power plant operations, commercial, finance, legal and corporate functions.
Besides serving in various subsidiary companies of the CLP Group as Director, Mr. Lancaster is the Chairman of Business Environment Council and a founding member of the Advisory Council of The Australian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong & Macau. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Management Association and a council member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and a member of its Climate and Energy Cluster Board. He is also chairman of the Hong Kong Membership Committee of the UN-accredited World Energy Council.
Earlier in his career, the electrical engineering graduate of the University of New South Wales worked in the electricity supply industry in his home country Australia and later in an international brewing company in the UK.
Managing Director, Hong Kong of Cushman & Wakefield
Mr John Siu is responsible for managing the Cushman & Wakefield Hong Kong Office which provides a full range of real estate transaction, consultancy and management services to their clients in the Hong Kong markets.
John has been working in the real estate industry for over 28 years with key focus on transaction advisory services. He has extensive experience in Tenant Representation & Strategies in the office, industrial and data centre markets in Hong Kong and Southern China; Landlord Advisory for Grade-A oce developments in Hong Kong; and Corporate Account Management in the Asia Pacific Region. He is a popular real estate professional who has been frequently interviewed by the Hong Kong media.
Before joining Cushman & Wakefield, John worked in Jones Lang Wootton for seven years and was responsible for landlord instructions, general office leasing and sales transactions.
Partner, Markets Strategy, National Head of U.S.-China Strategic Corridor at KPMG
Director/Partner (former Bloomberg TV Anchor) at Artemis Associates