Previous Judges

Judges 2015

CECILIA WANG

Director of Bullet Films Productions

Ms. Cecilia Wang is an artiste manager, producer, mother of two and manager of her action superstar husband, Mr. Donnie Yen.

Born in Hong Kong, Wang moved to South America at the age of 2. Her first language was Spanish. Her parents are of Shanghainese decent and have always taught her the traditions of her origins.

Since 2004, Ms. Wang has managed Donnie Yen’s career. In 2009, Ms. Wang became the Director of Bullet Films Productions, an artiste management company, managing actors, talents, models, action teams for the entertainment business and charity events. In 2013, Ms. Wang and Mr. Yen established their own film production company called Super Hero Films, which produces commercials, short films and international films.

Ms. Wang has a journalism background and is regularly seen in HK and Worldwide prestigious red carpet events. She is actively involved in many charities and co-founded www.Go.Asia, a platform which promotes different charities and volunteer work.

 

FLORENCE HUI SBS, JP

Under Secretary for Home Affairs of the HKSAR

Florence Hui SBS, JP is currently Under Secretary for Home Affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.  The key policy areas covered by the bureau include culture and sports, district administration, youth development and social enterprises.

Prior to joining the government, Florence was Head of Business Planning and Development for North Asia of Standard Chartered PLC, responsible for strategy development and corporate governance.  Before Standard Chartered, she was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, advising international and regional corporations on market entry and growth strategy, organisational restructuring and process reengineering.

While at the bank, Florence served the banking industry as Secretary for the Hong Kong Association of Banks in 2007 and was Part-Time Member of Government’s Central Policy Unit in 2008.

Florence graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Cambridge University in the UK.  She further completed executive programmes at Harvard Business School and Tsinghua University.Her interests include reading,travel, the arts and green living.  She is married with two daughters.

 

PROFESSOR JOHN LEONG, SBS, OBE, JP

Chairman of the HK Hospital Authority

Professor Leong is currently Chairman of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, President Emeritus of the Open University of Hong Kong, Emeritus Professor of the University of Hong Kong and Honorary Professor in its Department of Orthopaedics& Traumatology, and Biochemistry.

As an internationally renowned clinician-scientist specialising in spinal and pediatric orthopaedics, he was President of the Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie (SICOT) from 2002-2005. In 2001, he was elected an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the first clinician in Hong Kong to receive the honour.

He also holds roles as Chairman of the Consultation Panel of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; Chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations and Member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption, Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). He is also a member of the International Commission of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the United States.

 

ROSE LEE, JP

Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of Hang Seng Bank

Ms Rose Lee holds the positions of Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of Hang Seng Bank, as well as Chairman of Hang Seng Bank (China), Hang Seng Life and Hang Seng Insurance Company.

She also serves as Chairman of the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee of Hang Seng Indexes and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation. She is also a Director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and an independent non-executive Director of Swire Pacific and Hutchison Whampoa.

Ms Lee currently holds several other important positions in both the Financial and Educational fields including: Board Member for The Community Chest of Hong Kong; Advisory Committee of the University of Hong Kong; Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hang Seng Management College; Member of the Court of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Member of the Financial Services Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council  andVice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

 

PETER BENNETT

Founder, The Peter Bennett Foundation

Mr. Bennett was born in Hong Kong and moved to the UK during his secondary education.
Mr. Bennett read Economics at Churchill College, Cambridge, where he received his Bachelor and Masters degrees.

From 1978 to 1995, he worked at Chase Manhattan Bank and JP Morgan in Commodity Finance, Derivatives and Mortgage Backed Securities, in both London and New York.  He was Head of JP Morgan’s US Derivatives Business and Mortgage Backed Securities Business.

From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Bennett helped to establish and build Gottex Fund Management, a Fund of Funds business. Since retiring from Gottex in March 2009, he has worked part time as a consultant and director for several Hedge Funds.

In 2012, the Peter Bennett Foundation was established to address issues surrounding poverty alleviation in Hong Kong and Asia. In addition to making direct donations, the Foundation believes that by establishing an active dialogue and partnership with corporate and government organisations, NGOs and charities, it can better support social entrepreneurs and ventures that find solutions to social issues.  Mr. Bennett believes in a hands on approach to philanthropy, applying his experience in the worlds of business and finance to achieve sustainable change. By emphasising business metrics of accountability, efficiency and scalability, the Foundation seeks to be a catalyst for nurturing and developing promising charities, nonprofit enterprises and social entrepreneurs.

Mr. Bennett is married and has five children, and regards Hong Kong as his home and permanent residence.

Judges 2014


Mr. Chua Hoi-wai

Chief Executive
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Mr. Chua Hoi Wai is the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), which represents more than 400 non-governmental social services organisations. Before assuming this position, he was in charge of its policy advocacy agenda and researches on poverty and social development. He set up the HKCSS – HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre in 2008 to provide capacity building, joint marketing and an exchange platform for local social enterprises.

Mr. Chua has participated in a number of advisory or statutory bodies of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He is currently a member of the Commission on Poverty and chairs its Special Needs Group Task Force, and an Associate Member of the Central Policy Unit. He was also a member of the Environmental and Conservation Fund Committee, the Committee for Promotion of Civic Education, and Liquor Licensing Board.

Mr. Chua is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong in Mechanical Engineering. He studied Master of Social Work in University of Illinois at Chicago and is now a social worker by profession. He was the President of the Hong Kong Social Workers Association (2004 – 2008), and also Founding Director of Dialogue-in-the-Dark Hong Kong.
___________________________________________________________


Dr. Edward Leong Che-hung, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP

Dr the Honourable Leong Che Hung is a member of the Executive Council, Chairperson of the Council on Human Reproductive Technology, and Chairman of the Elderly Commission of the Government of Hong Kong.

Dr Leong is a private medical practitioner and represented the Medical Functional Constituency as a Legislative Councillor for twelve years, from 1988 to 2000. He was involved in drawing up the blueprint for the Hospital Authority and was its Chairman from 2002 to 2004. Dr Leong played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and was its President from 2000 to 2004. He is an Honorary Professor of Surgery at HKU, a Member of the Council of HKU and an Honorary University Fellow of HKU. Dr Leong was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1993. He was awarded an OBE in 1991 and a Gold Bauhinia Star in 2001.

(The above information of Dr. Leong is copied from: http://www4.hku.hk/hongrads/index.php/archive/graduate_detail/270)

___________________________________________________________

 Ms Elsie Leung, GBM, JP

Deputy Director, Hong Kong Basic Law Committee
Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of PRC

Currently, Leung is the Vice Director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee, one of the Governors of the China-United States Exchange Foundation Ltd, and a Council Member of the Hong Kong Society of Notaries. She has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees by several notable universities around the globe including The Warwick University of England (2005). She was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in July 2002 for her distinguished public service. She has also been a Justice of the Peace, Hong Kong since 1981.

___________________________________________________________


Mr. Peter Bennett

Founder, The Peter Bennett Foundation

The Peter Bennett Foundation engages family members and like-minded associates to address issues surrounding poverty alleviation and environmental concerns in Hong Kong and Asia. In addition to making direct donations, the Foundation believes that by establishing an active dialogue and partnership with corporate and government organizations, NGOs and charities, it can better support ventures that find solutions to social issues.

Peter Bennett, who established the Foundation, believes in a hands-on approach to philanthropy; he applies his experience in the worlds of business and finance to achieve efficient and sustainable change. By emphasizing business metrics of accountability and scalability, he seeks to identify and support promising non-profit enterprises.

___________________________________________________________

 

Mr. Richard Samuel Elman

Founder & Chairman, Noble Group Limited

Richard Samuel Elman arrived in Asia from England in the mid-1960s, subsequently spending 10 years with Phibro as Regional Director of their Asia operations, including two years as a main Board Director.

In 1986 Mr. Elman founded Noble Group. Since that time he has overseen its development from an Asian based bulk commodity trading company into one of the key players in the global seaborne trade in metals and ores, energy and agricultural products. The company was listed on the Singapore Exchange in 1997 and today has 35,000 shareholders globally, with the group having a presence across five continents with over 15,000 employees, embracing 70 nationalities.

Today, Mr. Elman, in his role as Chairman, retains responsibility for managing the strategic issues facing the Company while ensuring the continued creation of shareholder value.

In 2013 Noble Group was ranked #76 on the Fortune Global 500 listing.

__________________________________________________________

Judges 2013

 

Ms Pauline Ng
Formerly Secretary General of the Legislative Council Secretariat

Formerly Secretary General of the Legislative Council Secretariat, Ms Pauline Ng had served in the Government
and in the Legislative Council for a total of 40 years before she retired in 2012. She was also the mastermind in the planning of the purpose-built Legislative Council Complex at Tamar and coordinated the relocation of the Legislative Council to the new Complex in September 2011. While serving in the Government, Ms Ng held key positions in several departments in Human Resources management as well as Training and Development. Ms Ng received the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Government/Public Service in 1999, and was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2012.

Ms. Ng has always been actively involved in community service. She has taken up important roles in a number of charitable organisations and foundations, such as the Zonta Club of Hong Kong, the Rotary Club of Happy Valley and the Hong Kong Quality Management Association. She is currently an independent Governor on the English Schools Foundation Board. Ms. Ng is a Fellow of The
Hong Kong Institute of Directors and has a Professional Diploma in Company Direction.

 

Mr. Peter Bennett

Founder, The Peter Bennett Foundation

The Peter Bennett Foundation engages family members and like-minded associates to address issues surrounding poverty alleviation and environmental concerns in Hong Kong and Asia. In addition to making direct donations, the Foundation believes that by establishing an active dialogue and partnership with corporate and government organizations, NGOs and charities, it can better support ventures that find solutions to social issues.

Peter Bennett, who established the Foundation, believes in a hands-on approach to philanthropy; he applies his experience in the worlds of business and finance to achieve efficient and sustainable change. By emphasizing business metrics of accountability and scalability, he seeks to identify and support promising non-profit enterprises

 

Mr. Richard Samuel Elman
Founder & Chairman, Noble Group Limited

Richard Samuel Elman arrived in Asia from England in the mid-1960s, subsequently spending 10 years with Phibro as Regional Director of their Asia operations, including two years as a main Board Director.

In 1986 Mr. Elman founded Noble Group. Since that time he has overseen its development from an Asian based bulk commodity trading company into one of the key players in the global seaborne trade in metals and ores, energy and agricultural products. The company was listed on the Singapore Exchange in 1997 and today has 35,000 shareholders globally, with the group having a presence across five continents with over 15,000 employees, embracing 70 nationalities.

Today, Mr. Elman, in his role as Chairman, retains responsibility for managing the strategic issues facing the Company while ensuring the continued creation of shareholder value.

In 2013 Noble Group was ranked #76 on the Fortune Global 500 listing.

Past Rotary International Director Mr. Sushil Gupta
Chairman & Managing Director, Asian Hotels (West) Limited

Sushil Gupta belongs to a renowned family of Amritsar, which took active part in the freedom struggle of India. He is a hotelier by profession, and has been actively involved in the hospitality industry in India for over three decades. Sushil Gupta has been a Rotarian since 1977, where he served Rotary Club of Delhi Midwest as President and his Rotary District 3010 as District Governor. He represented South Asia on the Board of Rotary International from 2003 to 2005 and has served on various Committees of Rotary International and Rotary Foundation.

The Gift of Life initiative, which provides underprivileged youth and children heart surgeries, is one of Mr. Gupta’s main focuses as he chairs the project. He is also the Chairman of Rotary North West India Water Conservation Trust (RNWIWCT), which has made many rainwater harvesting structures for a million people in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. He is also the Chairman of the Gangotri Conservation Project, which aims to ‘clean & green’ the Gangotri Basin of River Ganges.

He was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India for Distinguished Service to the Tourism Industry and Social Work in 2007. This is the third highest civilian award in India.

 

Mr. T Brian Stevenson, SBS, JP
Chairman, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Mr. T Brian Stevenson was born in Scotland and holds a Law degree from Glasgow University, as well as a Masters Law degree from The University of Hong Kong. He was a partner of Ernst & Young from 1976 and Chairman of the Hong Kong and China practice area for approximately 20 years.

Mr. Stevenson has served as Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club since August 2010. He is a non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and of the MTR Corporation, and an advisor for Asia Pacific to British Telecom.

Mr. Stevenson has also served as a director of Ocean Park, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Securities and Future Commission, as a member of the Public Service Commission and Chairman of the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries.

_____________________________________________________________________________

Judges 2012

 

The Honourable Mr. Justice Mohan Bharwaney

Mohan Bharwaney has practiced as a barrister, arbitrator, and Senior Counsel in Hong Kong for over 30 years, specialising in personal injury litigation, medical negligence, and insurance related litigation.

He has been an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Professional Legal Education of the University of Hong Kong since 2009.   In 2012, he was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Hong Kong and soon after he was made the Judge in charge of the Personal Injury List.

Mohan is no stranger to public service. He has served on the Bar Council, the Legal Aid Services Council, the Inland Revenue Board of Review, the Barristers’ Disciplinary Tribunal, the Disciplinary Tribunal of Certified Public Accountants, and as Chairman of the Buildings Appeal Tribunal.  He is a member of the Free Legal Advice Scheme and a member of the Corporate and Employee Contribution Programme of the Community Chest.

Ms Elsie Leung, GBM, JP
Deputy Director, Hong Kong Basic Law Committee
Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of PRC

Currently, Leung is the Vice Director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee, one of the Governors of the China-United States Exchange Foundation Ltd, and a Council Member of the Hong Kong Society of Notaries.  She has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees by several notable universities around the globe including The Warwick University of England (2005).  She was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in July 2002 for her distinguished public service. She has also been a Justice of the Peace, Hong Kong since 1981.

 

Ms Mary Pandora Cheung

She participates actively in the community, and is the Education Support Ambassador (Volunteer) of Sowers Action, Vice-President of The Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association and the Member of the International Association of Art to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Her most notable awards include; Miss Hong Kong title, Ten Caring Stars of Hong Kong, Most Successful Women, Education Achievements Award, Hundred Outstanding Female Entrepreneurs in China and Outstanding Charitable Artist Award.

 

Professor Joseph J.Y. Sung

In 2011, Professor Sung was elected an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). He has published over 680 full scientific articles in leading journals, edited or authored more than 15 books, and also refereed for more than 15 prestigious journals.

His contributions to the advancement of medical sciences and academic development have been recognized with awards such as the Distinguished Award for Fighting SARS and Cheung Kong Achievement Award.

 

Richard Samuel Elman

In 1986 Mr. Elman founded Noble Group. Since that time he has overseen its development from an Asian based bulk commodity trading company into one of the key players in the global seaborne trade in metals and ores, energy and agricultural products.

The company was listed on the Singapore Exchange in 1997 and today has 25,000 shareholders globally, with the group having a presence in 37 countries across five continents with over 15,000 employees, embracing 68 nationalities.

Today, Mr. Elman retains responsibility for managing the strategic issues facing the Company while ensuring the continued creation of shareholder value.

In 2013 Noble Group was ranked #76 on the Fortune Global 500 listing.

 

Comments Off

Comments are closed.