Mark Michelson Chairman, Asia CEO Forum Hong Kong of IMA Asia Ltd Mark Michelson Chairman, Asia CEO Forum Hong Kong of IMA Asia Ltd
Mark Michelson is Chairman of the Asia CEO Forum for IMA Asia, which helps leaders of multinational companies in Asia Pacific to monitor and assess political, economic and commercial developments across the region -- and to integrate key insights into their operational and strategic business plans.
He also is Senior Counselor and member of the International Advisory Council at APCO Worldwide, which provides public affairs and strategic communications services in Asia-Pacific and globally, and established APCO’s first Asia office in 1997. From 2004 through 2008, Dr. Michelson was Associate Director-General for Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong, the department of the Hong Kong Government that assists overseas and Mainland Chinese companies to set up and expand their businesses in Hong Kong. Dr Michelson has spent over 35 years in the Asia/ Pacific region, mainly living in Hong Kong but also in Japan. He has served as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Country Club, and has been a member of three Hong Kong Government advisory committees. He currently chairs the Hong Kong Coalition for Services Industries Executive Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Dr Michelson earned his BA from Carleton College and a doctorate from the University of Illinois. He also attended Harvard University, the University of Tokyo and the New York University Graduate School of Business – and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Japan. He serves as an adjunct associate professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong -- and is Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong-America Center board and a member of the American Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees, the Public Affairs Asia advisory board and Vision 2047 Foundation. Richard Wong Professor of Economics at University of Hong Kong Richard Wong Professor of Economics at University of Hong Kong
Professor Y.C. Richard WONG, SBS, JP received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1981. He was Visiting Scholar at the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago in 1985 and at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University in 1989. He joined the School in September 1992, served as Director (1997-2000) of the School of Business, Dean (2001-04) and Acting Dean (2004-07) of the Faculty of Business and Economics, and Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (2004-2010, 2019-).
Professor Wong is founding Director of the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research (1987-) and the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy (1999-); a recipient of the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award for his work in advancing economic research on policy issues in Hong Kong; and principal investigator of the Area of Excellence Grant in economic policy and business strategy awarded by the University Grants Committee in 1999; Chairman of the Council of the Becker-Friedman Institute, University of Chicago (2015-). He had served on a number of public bodies, including, the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, Housing Authority, Industry and Technology Development Council, and University Grants Committee; and on the Central Policy Unit, Chief Executive’s Commission on Innovation and Technology, Commission on Strategic Development-Committee on Economic Development and Economic Cooperation with the Mainland, Council of Advisors on Innovation and Technology, Dental Council, Economic Advisory Committee, Hospital Authority, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (Hong Kong Committee), Land and Building Advisory Committee, Financial Secretary’s Services Promotion Strategy Group, Research Themes under the Research Endowment Fund Steering Committee, and Commission on Poverty Task Force on Social Security and Retirement Security. Professor Wong was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 1999 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in recognition of his contributions to education, housing, and industry and technology development. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2000. He has been Chairman of the Judging Panel of the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards since 2006. His current research focuses are public housing in Hong Kong, inequality and intergenerational mobility in Hong Kong, early childhood intervention, the political economy of laissez faire in Hong Kong, and regional economic development in China. His research on public housing studies the welfare effects of the government public housing strategy and recommends government to correct capital market imperfections in the mortgage loans market to help the public to purchase publicly provided for sale units. It also recommends the sale of existing public rental units to the sitting tenant and new financial arrangements for the unpaid premium on existing publicly provided for sale flats. The policy changes aims to improve efficiency and equity, restore the broken housing ladder, and promote social harmony and stability. He previously wrote a column for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and South China Morning Post. He maintains a blog at http://www.wangyujian.com/. Allan Zeman Chairman at Lan Kwai Fong Holdings Ltd Allan Zeman Chairman at Lan Kwai Fong Holdings Ltd
Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, is the founder and Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group, a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Area.
Dr. Zeman serves as 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), Global Brands Group Holding Limited 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 director of the "Star" Ferry Company, Limited, a board member of the Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund launched by Alibaba Group and abBoard Member of the Airport Authority of Hong Kong. Having lived in Hong Kong for over 45 years, Dr. Zeman has been very involved in government services. Dr. Zeman is a Vice Patron of Hong Kong Community Chest and was the Chairman of Hong Kong Ocean Park from July 2003 to June 2014 and is now an honorary advisor. Dr. Zeman is also a member of the General Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and is the representative of Hong Kong China to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council ("ABAC HK Members"). Dr. Zeman is a member of the board of Governors of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. A board of Governor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, an appointed member of the HKSAR Chief Executive's Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development and a member of the Human Resources Planning Commission (HRPC) chaired by the Chief Secretary for Administration. 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 2012, he was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees of Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong and University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong. Tara Joseph (Moderator) President at The American Chamber of Commerce in HK Tara Joseph (Moderator) President at The American Chamber of Commerce in HK
Tara Joseph has been president of AmCham Hong Kong since February 2017. She is charged with overall responsibility for leadership and operations of one of the most influential NGO business organizations in the Asia Pacific, with a mission to foster commerce among the United States, Hong Kong and mainland China. Tara has more than 15 years experience working in Asia, covering top economic and political stories as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. In her 22 years as journalist, she has reported on hundreds of the world’s most important and high profile news stories including Russia’s financial crisis, Myanmar’s emergence from virtual isolation, China's rise on the world stage and the Beijing Olympics to name a few. As a TV reporter and presenter she has interviewed Fortune 500 CEO’s and government officials across the globe. Earlier in her career, Tara was the editor and main presenter of Reuters Financial Television based in London, and covered emerging markets and G7 economic issues. Tara is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, and Smith College in the United States. She has twice served as President of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest press clubs.