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Mr Vincent HS Lo, GBM, GBS, JP
Chairman
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
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Mr Vincent HS Lo assumed Chairmanship of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in June 2015. He is the founder and Chairman of the Shui On Group, which is principally engaged in property development, construction and construction materials with interests in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland.

In addition to his business capacity, Mr Lo has been active in community services. Prior to his previous position as Chairman of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, he had participated in the preparatory work of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). He is currently a Director of the Boao Forum for Asia, President of the Council for the Promotion & Development of Yangtze and Honorary Life President of the Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong.

Mr Lo was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) in 1998 and appointed Justice of the Peace in 1999 by the Government of the HKSAR. Other accolades include “Businessman of the Year” at the Hong Kong Business Awards in 2001, “Director of the Year Award” from The Hong Kong Institute of Directors in 2002, as well as Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French government in 2005. In 2009, Mr Lo was named “China Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the China Real Estate Sector by global consultancy Ernst & Young. He was also given an “Honorary Citizen” of Shanghai in 1999 and Foshan in 2011. In 2012, the 4th World Chinese Economic Forum honoured Mr Lo with the “Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership” in the Property Sector. He was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM) in 2017 by the HKSAR government.
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The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS
The Chief Executive
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
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Mrs Carrie Lam joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in August 1980 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006. She became a Principal Official on July 1, 2007 when she was appointed Secretary for Development. She was appointed Chief Secretary for Administration on July 1, 2012.

Mrs Lam has served the public for more than 36 years in 20 public service positions including Director of Social Welfare, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands), Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Secretary for Development and Chief Secretary for Administration.

Mrs Lam was elected as the Fifth-Term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on March 26, 2017, and was officially appointed to this position by the Central People’s Government on March 31, 2017 to assume office on July 1, 2017.

Mrs Lam is married and has two sons.
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Mr Koki Ando
President and Representative Director, CEO
Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.
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Born in Osaka in 1947, Ando graduated from Keio University's Faculty of Business and Commerce in 1971. In 1972, he started his career at Nissin (U.S.A.) Co., Inc., and joined Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. in 1973. In the following years, Ando was involved in developing Yakisoba U.F.O., Donbei, Rao and Spa-O. He was appointed as president of Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. in 1985. He served as captain of the "Noodle Research Team" and led a study trip through Central Asia, Bhutan, and Italy in 1990. In 1997, he won the Advertiser of the Year award at the Cannes-Lion International Advertising Festival for a TV commercial series for Cup Noodles, titled "Hungry?" In 2005, Ando was decorated by the Japanese government with the order of Medal of Honor with Blue Ribbon for his contributions to public service. Since 2006, he has served as a member of the board of trustees at Keio University. In 2007, He was appointed as chairman of the board of the Ando Foundation, as well as chairman of the World Instant Noodles Association (WINA). In 2008, he took the position of CEO and representative director of Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd. He currently holds positions as director of the Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN), chairman of the Japan Association for the World Food Programme, member of the board of Councillors, Japan Association of Athletics Federations.
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Mr Oscar Chow
Non-Executive Director
Chevalier International Holdings Limited

Managing Director
Polaris Holdings Limited
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Oscar Chow is a Non-Executive Director of Chevalier International Holdings Limited. He is also a Managing Director of Polaris Holdings Limited, an investment holding and management company that he founded in October 2015. Oscar was educated in Hong Kong, Canada and the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Master of Engineering. In 1997, he returned to Hong Kong to engage in finance and had worked in the corporate finance division of BNP Prime Peregrine and subsequently worked as an Associate Underwriter of Centre Solutions (Asia), a subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services, before he joined his family business, Chevalier, in 2000. Between 2004 and 2015, Oscar served as an Executive Director of Chevalier responsible for various business units and he is currently investing through Polaris in the region including Japan.

In May 2018, Oscar Chow was appointed as the Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Bahrain in HKSAR. He is a General Committee Member of both the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong. He is also Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Bahrain Business Association, a Shanghai Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and a Court Member of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a council member of Hong Kong Tennis Association and the Steering Committee Chairman of the Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open since 2015.
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Mr Victor Chu
Chairman
First Eastern Investment Group
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Victor Chu was born in Canton, China and came to Hong Kong at the age of four. He received his early education in Hong Kong and England, and took his law degree at University College London where he is now a honorary fellow.

Mr Chu is Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm and a pioneer of private equity investments in China. He is a Co-Founder and Director of Peach Aviation in Japan, as well as a Board Member of Airbus SE.

Over the last 30 years, Victor Chu has at various times served as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel, Advisory Committee Member of the Securities and Futures Commission, and part-time member of Hong Kong Government’s Central Policy Unit. Mr Chu has also served as a Foundation Board Member of the World Economic Forum from 2003 to 2015 and currently co-chairs the Forum’s International Business Council. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council.

Victor Chu has served on the Governing Council of University College London and the Foreign Affairs University of China. He is a Trustee of Asia House in London and Hong Kong, as well as a member of the advisory boards of Chatham House, the Oxford Martin School and the Atlantic Council of the USA.

Mr Chu was awarded the 2011 Global Economy Prize by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
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Mr Kanetsugu Mike
Member of the Board of Directors
Deputy Chairman (Representative Corporate Executive)
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

President & CEO
MUFG Bank, Ltd.
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Mr. Mike began his career at The Mitsubishi Bank (now the Bank) in 1979. From 1987 to 1994, he was with the Bank’s London branch, working in international finance business and from 2000 performed a number of senior roles while based in New York. He later played a pivotal role in the successful merger to create MUFG and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in 2006. And in 2011, he was appointed managing director and chief executive of Corporate Services of the bank. In January 2014, he was appointed vice chairman of the Bangkok-based Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri), and played a key role in its successful integration with the bank Bangkok branch. He was appointed regional executive for the Americas at MUFG and the Bank, and executive chairman of the board at the Americas HD and the Bank (USA), in 2015. He also served as deputy president, group head of the Global Business Group of MUFG and Co-Chief executive officer of the Global Business Unit of the bank, positions he assumed in 2016. In June 2017, Mr. Mike was appointed director, representative corporate executive and deputy chairman of MUFG, as well as the president & CEO of the Bank.
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Expanding business to China and ASEAN
Expanding business to China and ASEAN
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Expanding business to China and ASEAN
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Mr Hiroyasu Koma
President / CEO
GLM Co., Ltd.
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Started as an entrepreneur by dispatching musicians as a business in university, Mr. Hiroyasu Koma founded Koma Enterprise which involved in marketing and business process outsourcing services for domestic and international electronics companies in 2000.

Mr Koma founded GLM Co., Ltd. in 2010. GLM built its first electric vehicle sport car “Tommykaira ZZ” using its self-developed electric vehicle platform. In 2015, GLM launched the production of electric vehicle as the only venture company in Japan. GLM announced its next generation electric vehicle concept car “GLM G4” at the Paris Motor Show in 2016. In 2017, GLM exchanged its shares with O LUXE HLD (Stock Code: 860) which is listed on Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and assumed the post of Executive Director of O LUXE HLD. The company changed its name from O LUXE HLD to We Solutions Limited to become focused in the provision of electric vehicle development solutions centered on GLM.
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Mr Kei Suzuki
Director and General Manager
Asia & Oceania Division, Ryohin Keikaku, Co. Ltd. (MUJI)
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Kei Suzuki is Director of Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. He currently serves as General Manager, Asia & Oceania Division (MUJI Shanghai Co., Ltd, MUJI Hong Kong Co., Ltd, MUJI Taiwan Co., Ltd, MUJI Korea Co., Ltd, MUJI (Singapore) Private Ltd.,MUJI (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd.,MUJI Retail (Thailand) Co.,Ltd., MUJI RETAIL (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD, MUJI PHILIPPINES CORP.,), and has previously served as General Manager of the Household Division, General Manager of HR division, General Manager of Regional Management-Europe, Overseas Operations Division. Prior to joining Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd., he worked at Seibu Department Stores, Ltd (presently, Sogo & Seibu Co., Ltd.).
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