Judges (MEMSI 2019)

Chris Chan

Senior Manager, Incubation Programme, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

Chris is involved in the account management and development for startup companies in the incubation programme of HKSTP and committed to growing the Hong Kong innovation and technology eco-system.  She has over 15 years of experience in the Semiconductors and Consumer Electronics industry.  Chris is skilled in project management, sourcing strategy and business development with extensive experience in China and the US market.

Cecilia Ho

Head of Business Development, Non-Property Portfolio Businesses Department, Sun Hung Kai Properties

Cecilia Ho is responsible for driving strategic and operational projects for the various non-property business units of Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP).  She also works on new business initiatives for the company.  She has been with SHKP since May 2018.

Before joining SHKP, Ms Ho worked for International Paper (IP), a multinational company focusing on pulp and paper packaging and related products, from late 2004 to early 2018.  Her first role with IP was to be responsible for their strategic planning and business development in Asia.  One of her first projects was to develop, negotiate, and complete a joint venture investment.  In early 2008, she was relocated from Shanghai, China to Memphis, TN, USA to manage IP’s pulp business which had sales all over the world.  She became an officer of IP in December 2009.  In May 2011, she was named the President, IP Asia.  Based in Shanghai, she was responsible for IP’s businesses in Asia excluding India.  She held that role till she left IP.        

Before joining International Paper, Ms Ho worked for Bain & Company, a global strategic management consulting firm.  She started at their Hong Kong office in 1993, but had experience working in multiple offices including London, Beijing, and Seoul.

Ms Ho is a Hong Kong Chinese.  She has an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate business administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. 

Seon Hwang

Brand Strategy Director, vivo

Seon is the Brand Strategy Director of vivo smartphone. He is a strong business development professional with a MBA focused in General Management from CEIBS. Seon has a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry and consumer electronics industry. He is skilled in Brand Strategy, Product Strategy, Marketing Management, and International Business.

Yi-Chun Lu

Associate Professor, CUHK

Prof. Yi-Chun Lu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She received her B.S. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 2007 and her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. Dr. Lu’s research interest centers on developing efficient materials and devices for clean energy storage and conversion. Her current research projects include Electrode and electrolyte design for high-energy metal-air and metal sulfur batteries; Redox-active components and solution chemistry for redox-flow batteries. Electrocatalysts and electrode design for low-temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers; and Mechanistic understanding of interfacial phenomena governing electrochemical energy conversion and storage processes. She was the recipient of the Hong Kong SAR Research Grants Council Early Career Award (2014), Young Researcher Award (2016), University Education Award (2016), and Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award (2014).

Sui Yang Phang

Managing Partner, Nest

Sui is Managing Partner at Nest, a group that helps corporates to adopt new technology and foster innovation, by working with startups.
He is passionate about helping corporates to embrace agility and helping startups to scale. Sui has 15 years of experience providing bespoke solutions to conglomerates, MNCs and governments, including 11 years at Citigroup, where he led award-winning deals.
He holds a Masters in International Business and a LLB Bachelor of Laws.

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