Board of Directors

  • Mrs Sophie LEUNG Lau Yau Fun, GBS, JP.

    "I firmly believe ES is for everyone. In this competitive world, we must be ready to take on new challenges every day and still find our own fulfillment and satisfaction. ES leads us in that direction"

    Biography ><

    A resident of the Hong Kong SAR, Mrs Sophie Leung had been a Member of the Legislative Council of HKSAR from 1996 to 2012, representing the textile and garment industry, and has been a Deputy of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China since 2003.

     

    A director since the 1970s of a number of large textile conglomerates in Hong Kong with businesses extending globally, she and her husband, Brian Leung, founded Seattle Pacific Industries, a privately held company, which manufactures, markets and distributes casual wear under their own fashion labels such as “Union Bay” and “Sergio Valente” in the United States, with annual sales of over US$200 million.  Casual wear bearing fashion labels owned by Seattle Pacific Industries are sold in over 3,000 outlets in the United States, including major high-end department stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and JC Penney.

     

    Mrs Leung is also a member of several key government and non-government organizations and institutes that support and enhance the development of the textile and garment industry in Hong Kong and Southern China.  Mrs Leung was appointed as a member of the Steering Committee on the Development of Fashion Industry, a high-level strategic committee established in 2002 by the HKSAR Secretary of Commerce Industry and Technology.  For many years, she has been a member of and played an active role on the Textiles Advisory Board chaired by the HKSAR Secretary for Trade and Industry and has been a Director of the Textile Council since its establishment in 1991.

     

    Mrs Leung has always focused on corporate governance. She co-founded the Hong Kong Institute of Directors in 1997 to nurture directorship for the top management of companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  She founded ECE Illinois Brian and Sophie Leung Lectureship and launched the Corporate Governance Conference in Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in 2007 to cultivate the corporate governance concept for entrepreneurs and top managers from major corporations in China. With the joint effort of the University of Illinois in the United States and prominent universities in China, a series of Corporate Governance Conferences and related activities were held in 2011 for the development and betterment of China enterprises.

     

    She is widely recognised for her public service contributions to the development and implementation of the health care system in Hong Kong.  Mrs. Leung has been a founding member of the Hospital Authority until 2002.  She served on a number of its constituent committees and was a trustee of the Hospital Authority Charitable Foundation.  She was the Chairman of its Regional Advisory Committees for the New Territories and Hong Kong in the late 1990s.

     

    Mrs Sophie Leung’s deep commitment to help improve the health care provisions and services to all sectors in the community is reflected in her chairmanship in the governing committees and management boards of major hospitals such as Queen Mary Hospital, Castle Peak Hospital, Tsan Yuk Hospital, Yan Chai Hospital, Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital and the prestigious, privately funded Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. While serving as the Chairperson of Yan Chai Hospital, she found that there was space for improvement in the management skills of hospitals. She contributed her efforts in launching many government transformation initiatives in the major hospitals.

     

    She is also the founder and chairman of the Young Entrepreneurs Development Council, a non-profit organization that seeks to cultivate entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen, governance and leadership qualities and skills in Hong Kong, particularly among young people.  Its work is assisted by a wide spectrum of membership drawn from the commercial sector, the public sector, professionals, academics,  and high school and university students.

     

    She was appointed by the HKSAR Government as the founding Chairperson of the Women’s Commission in early 2001.  Under Mrs. Leung’s leadership, the Commission sets its aim to promote the well-being and interests of women in Hong Kong.  She is well connected to major women’s organizations overseas, which helps reinforce Hong Kong’s position as a world-class city. Various charitable, religious, social service and educational organisations benefit from her advice as well, including the Chi Lin Elderly Service and Chi Lin Trust Fund for the Aged, Hong Kong Baptist University, and the University of Hong Kong Foundation for Educational Development and Research. She was Vice-Chairman of the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Hong Kong. She initiated the “Change for Good” program on Cathay Pacific Airways, the first ever on international flights.

     

    Mrs Sophie Leung was educated in the United States, and is married with three children.

    “Deeds to meet needs” - the motto of Mrs Sophie Leung

  • Ms Nisa Leung

    Biography ><

    Nisa Leung is a Managing Partner of Qiming Ventures leading its health care investments. Qiming manages USD 1.3 Billion and is one of the most active funds in China. It has won numerous awards including most recently TOP 50 GP with the most investment potential in China at Top Capital Summit in 2012, Top 10 China Foreign VC Funds by Zero2IPO and Top 10 Bio/Healthcare VC/PE Firm in China in 2012 and Top 10 Value-added Service VC/PE firms of the year 2012.

     

    Prior to joining Qiming, Ms Leung was co-founder of Biomedic Holdings with operations and investments in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and health care services in China including Novamed Pharmaceuticals Inc (acquired by SciClone NASDAQ: SCLN), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on oncology and central nervous system and U-Systems Inc (acquired by GE Healthcare). Nisa was Venture Partner of PacRim Ventures in Menlo Park, and was previously with Softbank/Mobius Venture Capital.

     

    Nisa currently sits on the board of Gan & Lee Pharmaceutical, Crown Bioscience, Novast Pharmaceuticals, Nurotron, Venus MedTech, Origene Technologies, Goodwill Information Technology, Berry Genomics, Aeonmed Medical (observer), Biomedic Holdings and related companies. Nisa also represented Qiming on other health care investments including Alltech Medical, CITIC Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Shanghai Pharmaceutical HKSE: 02607) and Guokang.

     

    Nisa earned her MBA from StanfordGraduate School of Business and a BS from Cornell University. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Hotchkiss School, is member of Cornell Life Sciences Advisory Board, director of Young Entrepreneur Development Council and director of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

     

  • Mr Joey Fan

     

    Biography ><

    Mr Joey Fan has been a director of YDC for over 10 years. He spearheaded the creation and development of the YDC SCP program.

     

    Joey has had over 20 years’ experience in technology and innovation role.  His expertise is in real-time data delivery and transactions in the financial sector.

     

    In 1997, Mr Fan co-founded QuotePower International Limited, a real-time stock quote and multi-market trading platform provider. He remained as Executive Director of QuotePower after its acquisition by ABC Communications in 2000, a Hong Kong main board listed technology company.

     

    Prior to starting QuotePower, Joey headed the Client Systems Engineering unit at Dow Jones Telerate, where he led a team of consultants to deploy trading room systems for major financial institutions in Asia Pacific.

     

    Mr Fan holds a B.S. degree and a Master of Engineering degree both from Cornell University.

  • Mr David Yau

    Biography ><

    Mr David YAU Po-wing is a retired Executive Director of the Hong Kong Jockey Club.  He was also appointed as both the Secretary of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust; and directed the Club's corporate and public affairs and charities allocations, international and China affairs, its audit and legal departments, as well as the management of the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course.  During his 28 years' service with the Club, he has been involved in the construction and establishment of the Sha Tin Racecourse, the Ocean Park, the University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Park, the Academy for the Performing Arts, the Penfold Park, the Hong Kong Sports Institue, the Happy Valley Racecourse Redevelopment, the establishment of Off-course and Telephone Betting, and numerous other community and charitable projects funded by the Club.  He retired from the Club in 2001.

    Mr Yau graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a B.A.(Hons.) degree in Economics in 1967.  In 1994 he undertook an Advanced Executive Program study at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University in Chicago, USA.

    Prior to working for the Jockey Club, he has worked for the Hong Kong Government, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Australian Commission.

    Although based in Hong Kong, he travelled extensively around the world representing the Jockey Club in international conferences and meetings, and especially providing advice and consultancy to Chinese Government Organizations in the setting up of both lotteries administration and racing/equestrian facilities and management in China.

    Mr Yau has always been active in community service, having served in the boards of the Community Chest of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Sports Development Board, the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, the Hong Kong Sports Institute and various other organizations while he worked for the Jockey Club. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Hong Kong North. After his retirement from the Club he devotes himself entirely to working as a Volunteer in various Non-Government Organizations and community services.

    Mr Yau is Vice-Patron of the Hong Kong Community Chest and has served as Vice-Chairman of its Admissions, Budgets and Allocation Committee.  He served as the Chairman of Chung Ying Theatre and is currently Honorary Advisor to a number of NGO's and actively involved in the following organizations committed to rehabilitation, youths, and elderly work:

    Chairman of The Hong Kong Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation: a registered charitable organization engaged in the public education of arthritis and rheumatic diseases and providing financial, rehabilitation and psycho-social support to patients with these diseases to help improve their quality of life.

    Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation;

    Vice Chairman and Chairman of Community Support Services Management Committee of SAHK (formerly the Spastics Association of Hong Kong);

    Assistant Supervisor of the B M Kotewall Memorial School, the Ko Fook Iu Memorial School and the Jockey Club Elaine Field School;

    Hon Secretary of The Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong;

    Hospital Governing Committee Member of the Murray MacLehose Rehabilitation Hospital

    Tender Board Member of the Hong Kong West Cluster of Hospitals;

    Board Member of The Young Entrepreneurs Development Council, the Hong Kong Playgrounds Association, and The Society for the Aged and

    Trustee of the Hong Kong Neuroscience Trust

    Mr Yau became a Director of The Young Entrepreneurs Development Council in 2009.

  • Ms Helen Chen

    Biography ><

    Ms Helen Chen is currently Head of Strategic Development, Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Helen Chen has had diverse careers in Finance, Consulting, High Education and NGO, straddling across Japan, Hong Kong and China.  She obtained a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Economics and Oriental Studies from Barnard College in 1987, and a Master of International Affairs degree majoring in East Asia Area Specialization from School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University in 1988.   She has been a Committee Member of the Columbia University Alumni Association in Hong Kong since 1993, and has recently completed the 2012-2014 term as President.

    Helen began her career as the first foreign professional woman at the headquarters of The Mitsubishi Trust in Tokyo. Currently Helen is Head of Strategic Development at Asia Society Hong Kong Center.  Previously Helen was a Consultant at HKUST Business School in Hong Kong, where she provided bespoke career coaching to MBA students, and strengthened the School’s connectivity with global business community.  Other Finance related experiences included Senior Vice President, Head of Business Management – Asia at Coutts & Co, Ltd. in Hong Kong.   Prior to Coutts Helen was a Director at UBS Global Asset Management in Hong Kong, where she formulated strategic initiatives in China and Asia.

    Besides Finance, Helen was an Executive Director at Russell Reynolds Associates in Tokyo, where she handled senior executive search assignments in Finance and Insurance industries.  Helen was also a Visiting Associate Professor at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy in Tokyo, where she built up the MBA Career Advisory function.

    Helen speaks English, Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese and Shanghai dialects).  She enjoys Omotesenke Japanese Tea Ceremony, and is fascinated by her hobbies of painting and Chinese calligraphy. 

  • Ms Macy Cheng

    Biography ><

    Ms Macy Cheng is currently working for a listed company as the Management Accounting Manager responsible for corporate financial management and control function.  Ms. Cheng was a financial planning & analytics manager at GE Capital Greater China, based out of Hong Kong.  Ms Cheng is an experienced finance professional with over 10 years of audit assurance, financial management and capital market experience in Asia, holding various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong, Beijing and General Electric. Ms. Cheng has lived and worked in various cities in Asia Pacific regions and Northern America.

    Ms Cheng holds a master degree in Buddhist Studies from University of Hong Kong and a degree of BBA Finance from City University of Hong Kong.  Ms Cheng was a member of the finalist teams of YDC E-Challenge Business Plan Competition in 2000.

    Ms Cheng has served as Director of the Young Entrepreneurs Development Council since 2010.

  • Ms Helen Yuen

     

    Biography ><

    Ms Helen Yuen joined YDC activities when she studied Accountancy at the City University of Hong Kong. She has been committee member of various YDC programs since 2002 and has become a Director of YDC since 2011.

     

    Ms Yuen is a Certified Public Accountant.  She worked for Ernst & Young, an international accounting firm, providing auditing, business risk advisory and forensic accounting services for multi-national corporations for 10 years within Asia Pacific Regions. Afterwards, she worked as internal control department head in one of the top twenty non-profit organization in Hong Kong for 3 years.  Currently, Ms Yuen becomes a parent of a young child.  While raising the child, she is starting her business in the area of early childhood and parenting education (自然遊樂Nature Play in the City). She deeply believes that nature plays and child-led plays could ignite children's inner passion and inspirations, and could open up the unique potentials of every child.

     

    Ms Yuen is also a Director of the Accounting Development Foundation Limited since 2009 and joins hands with other professionals to develop the Accounting Resources Centre for members of the accounting industry.

  • Mr Roger Marshall

    Biography ><

    Mr Roger Marshall is Managing Director of Persimmon Capital Limited, an investment management and advisory firm that he founded in 1999 specialising in private equity and venture capital.

    Roger is an active investor and is developing a number of businesses in his area of focus – principally asset based businesses in food processing, leisure and healthcare. He is an executive director of Leisure Capital Group, a developer and manager of leisure and recreation facilities, principally in China, and Zhuge Liang Investments Limited, an investment vehicle in food concepts and food manufacturing.

    He was Chairman of Creative Food group, a fresh produce business in China, the sale of which was completed in 2008 to the Bakkavör Group ehf, an Icelandic group but principally UK based fresh produce group. He remains on the board of Bakkavör China Limited in an executive capacity.

    He is an independent non-executive director of Shanghai Dajiang Stock (Group) Co. Limited, a meat processing business listed in the Shanghai Stock Exchange. He sits on the investment committee of a prominent shipping family’s investment company.

    Roger has been based in Hong Kong since 1992. He was Managing Director of ABN AMRO Capital in Asia, the private equity investment management affiliate of ABN AMRO Bank from 1999 t0 2009. Previously, he was an Executive Director of the Crosby group, where he managed private equity funds in China and Thailand. He has sat on the investment committee of a number of funds investing in China and Thailand.

    Roger has been involved in private equity industry affairs for the last 10 years. He was Chairman (2002) and President (2003-2005) of the Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. He is also a Director of the Young Entrepreneurs Development Council, where he ran for a number of years the YDC E-Challenge, a business plan competition for university students in Hong Kong. He is also a Founder and board member of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network.

    Roger qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, London in 1977 and worked in senior financial management positions in the hospitality, transport and oil services industries before coming to Hong Kong.

    Mr Marshall has been a Director of the Hong Kong Young Entrepreneurs Development Council since 2002.

  • Mr Raymond Lo

    "We learn better from experience and role models. YDC provides our young people a chance to learn from the experiences of successful entrepreneurs and professionals."

    Biography ><

    Mr Lo has been a Director of the Young Entrepreneurs Development Council since 2002, and has helped organize and drive the YDC E-Challenge Program since 2000. Mr Lo has had more than 20 years of investment and management experience in the engineering, financial services and IT sectors, working for leading international private equity firms such as ABN AMRO Asia Capital and Advent International, as well as management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. 

    Mr Lo is currently a Managing Director, Project Management for China Region at Parsons Brinckerhoff, a major international engineering consultancy firm focused on the real estate and infrastructure sectors.  Mr Lo has lived and worked in the USA, Beijing and Hong Kong.   

     

     

open_quoteThe program supplements and fills the gaps in our regular course curriculum. Students not only learn about entrepreneurship from the program's workshops, but also get to know how the commercial world operates and realize what a real work place is like. Through exchanges with the CA, students boost approach their career with a positive attitude.close_quote

Principal Lee Ying Yee

Caritas Chong Yuet Ming Sec. School.