At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Hong Kong based CEO’ operating in the Social space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO and Founder of Outblaze
Yat Siu is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Outblaze a messaging communications company that services over 40 million users today based out of Hong Kong. Yat has previously worked for Atari Germany, served as Director and Head of East Coast Operations for Lexicor, established Hong Kong Cybercity (the first free web page and e-mail provider in Asia, later renamed Freenation), as well as AT&T Solutions System Integration practice. He has been named a Global Leader of Tomorrow and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. It has been reported that Yat Siu sold Outblaze messaging to IBM to become Lotus iNotes. Yat is also responsible FON’s operations in China.
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About Animoca Brands, Outblaze, Outblaze: Outblaze develops and provides various digital media products and services.
CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)
Albert Wong is the CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP).
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About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP): HKSTP is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders
Chairman and Group CEO of NexChange
Entrepreneur, VC, blockchain and fintech influencer with decades of investment experience for hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, asset management and VC firms. Also CEO of Arrakis Ventures, Co-Founder of tokenScale, a blockchain accelerator and Co-Founder and Director of the Blockchain Center of Hong Kong. Formerly, the CIO of Shanghai’s largest based asset management firm. JP Morgan principal investments to heading equity within asset management. A pioneer in managing technology portfolios on behalf of SAC Capital, Rothschilds and Montgomery. Funded many star companies to include Netscape, Yahoo and Eidos (Tomb Raider).
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About Aravis Ventures, NexChange: NexChange is an innovation and media platform, specialising in Blockchain, Fintech, AI, Healthtech and Smart Cities.
Founder, CEO and President of Borqs Technologies
Pat Sek Yuen Chan, is the founder and Chairman of the board of directors of Borqs, and since 2007 he has served as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Chan has over 20 years of experience in the mobile network communications sector. Prior to founding Borqs, Mr. Chan served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the infrastructure business unit of UTStarcom Inc., a telecommunications equipment company, from 2000 to 2007. Earlier, Mr. Chan was an engineering manager in Motorola responsible for the development of the GPRS switching. Mr. Chan is an established entrepreneur and has received many awards, including the “High-Caliber Talent from Overseas Award” from the PRC government, and“2012 Beijing Entrepreneur of the Year”from Silicon Dragon. Mr. Chan received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Toronto and his master’s degree in computer science from the University of British Columbia.
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About Borqs Technologies: Borqs Technologies is a high-tech company providing intelligent terminal software and end-to-end service platforms.
Founder & CEO of HYPEBEAST
Kevin Ma, the founder and CEO of Hypebeast, has been labelled as one of the top influencers in streetwear culture as well as a leading digital media entrepreneur. Throughout the expansion of Hypebeast, Kevin has cemented his position on an international level with streetwear and high fashion brands, developing strong relationships with Nike, adidas, Porsche, Supreme, Master Card, Apple, Hennessy, Dior and more. Starting off as a sneaker website before transitioning into the most relevant and reliable source for fashion news, Kevin Ma has transformed Hypebeast by ways of his creative, innovative and experimental spirit. In 2011, he launched an e-commerce store HBX with the aim of bridging the gap for readers to purchase products, thus resulting in a tremendous business growth through buying, merchandising, logistic and marketing strategies with some of the world’s most prestigious brands like Raf Simons and Thom Browne being stocked. And it didn’t stop there. Kevin’s ambition for Hypebeast expanded further with the creation of Hypebeast print during the same year, exploring and leading content direction, creative direction and logistics which has led to the magazine being stocked in high-profile establishments such as Ace Hotel and Colette. Always on the move and striving to achieve more by experimenting and creating new products, Kevin also rapidly developing the creative agency services under Hypebeast Limited, boasting clients that include the likes of Apple, adidas, Porsche and Dior. Adding to his list of professional achievements, Kevin’s entrepreneurial zeal spurred him to list Hypebeast Limited’s IPO on Hong Kong’s stock exchange at the start of 2016, opening the doors to a bright future for his employees and the various cultures that he contributes to.
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About HYPEBEAST: Hypebeast is an online platform for editorially-driven commerce and news that provides information about designs and fashions.
Founder and Group CEO of TNG FinTech Group
Alex Kong is the Founder and Chairman of TNG FinTech Group, which offers the next generation financial services to the 1.2 billion unbanked population in Asia through its various e-wallet platforms under the Global E-Wallet Alliance, including TNG Wallet, PhiliPurse, INDompet, XIN Wallet and others. In Alex’s leadership, TNG Wallet has recorded rapid development in both user base and transaction volumes, with transactions exceeding USD1 billion in the first two years of launch. Alex’s vision and mission is to provide financial inclusion to the unbanked populations around the world.
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About TNG FinTech Group, TNG Wallet: TNG Fintech Group is an investment holding company focused on impact investment in companies that provides financial and digital inclusion.
Chief Executive Officer of China Post Cross Border eCommerce Ltd
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About : A hub for oversea brand to enter the China market and an O2O social commerce platforms
CEO of 6Waves
Arthur is the CEO of 6waves, a leading mobile games publisher. He was awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year and selected by HSBC as business leader in HK.
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About 6Waves: 6waves is a publisher of independent games on social networks and mobile platforms.
Co-Founder and CEO of Get
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About Get: Get is an online platform that teaches young people how to manage money.
Co-Founder & CEO of Rocco
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About Rocco: Rocco is an AI-powered social media marketing assistant.
CEO & Co-founder of 9GAG
Ray is the co-founder of 9GAG, one of the leading user generated content sites in the world, where he focuses on making a sustainable business out of humor. 9GAG is a Y Combinator and 500 Startups alumnus where Ray and his team spent a large amount of their time in Silicon Valley, learning from the best. Before founding 9GAG, Ray was working on Singboard, a web-meets-karaoke game. He was also a product manager at aNobii, an online reading community that was acquired by a new venture backed by HMV Group, Harper Collins, Penguin and Random House in 2010.
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About 9GAG: 9GAG.TV is a website that features user-generated videos under various categories.
Co-founder and CEO of Fair Employment Agency
Scott Stiles is a co-founder at Fair Employment Agency and Founder of Honest Jobs Holdings.
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About Fair Employment Agency, Honest Jobs Holdings: Fair Employment Agency is a recruitment agency that helps migrant workers from the Philippines to work in Hong Kong .
Founder/CEO & Director of One Earth Designs
Catlin Powers is co-founder and CEO of One Earth Designs. Catlin graduated from Wellesley College with a double major in chemistry and environmental studies before continuing on to graduate studies in environmental health at Harvard University. Her research has been recognized by the US National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She is also the recipient of the Marry White Peterson Prize for innovation in the biological sciences and the Camilla Chandler Frost Prize for contributions in the field of environmental studies. Catlin has been involved in establishing solar power, hydropower, and biomass gasification systems in India and has consulted on environmental remediation projects in the US and China. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Pentok Institute for the Empowerment of Rural Women. Outside of work, Catlin is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, plays the flute, and enjoys spending time outdoors. She also loves dancing, singing, and dressing up in goofy outfits.
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About One Earth Designs: One Earth Designs develops high-performance solar cookers that reduce fuel consumption and exposure to toxic stove pollution.
CEO and Co-Founder of BestShare
Justin is the co-founder and technology director of LavaMap.com. He is passionate about building a tech company that makes every decision from the user perspective while creating robust applications. Justin is a problem solver with exceptional learning abilities. He gets things done by providing deliverables that go beyond expectations. Before joining LavaMap.com, Justin was the lead programmer for a Climate Modeling project funded by the National Science Foundation and based at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University. Justin has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology at Columbia University. He also holds a master’s in Geographic Information Science from McGill University, Canada. Justin has two hobbies that he loves doing everyday: programming and shooting basketball to win as a team. Justin is keen to challenge himself with learning and experiencing new things. He is always trying something new, whether it be playing ukulele, singing like a popstar, horse riding, etc.
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About BestShare: BeatShare creates a culture of sharing and spread happiness through “Treats”.
Co-Founder and CEO of Tittle Light
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About Tittle Light: Tittle Light is a LED light cube that transforms any home environment with custom 3D animations by using iOS and android mobile apps.
Founder & CEO of Ado Studio
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About Ado Studio: Ado Studio is a fresh & creative web and photo studio based in Hong Kong.
Founder & CEO of KAYAC
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About Cookpad Japan, KAYAC, Pla-cole: KAYAC is a technology company focused on creative mobile games.
Co-founder, CEO of Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide
Anna pursues a balanced life in the aspects of physical, mental, social and spiritual, delivering her best in work and fully utilize her capabilities and potential; and continuing to learn, grow and share. Anna loves technology, new generation businesses and disruptive business models. She is a speaker at conferences, universities and TEDx, and PR partner/advisor for local and overseas startups, and leading companies. She is the Co-founder of Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide, an international platform of businesswomen, professional and corporate leaders. Anna is strong at strategic planning, stakeholders engagement, crisis management, project execution, market entry and growth, and cost effectiveness analysis. She worked for world’s leading communications agencies, O&M and Edelman, responsible for designing integrated communications and marketing strategies to promote global brands especially in Asia Pacific. Accounts include GSK, Pfizer, Novartis, Bayer, Starbucks, Wyndham Hotel Group, The Economist, ebay & BOC.
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About Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide: Female Entrepreneurs Worldwide (FEW) is a female-founders platform that offers business skills and connections to women.
Co-Founder and CEO of Freehunter
HKU Graduate Previously worked in Swire Group, Wheelock and Company, CBRE Clarion Freelance photographer, videographer, graphic designer
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About Freehunter: Online Marketplace to hire freelancers – we’re in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore!
Co-founder and CEO of Innopage Limited
Co-founder – Innopage Ltd. iOS / Android Apps Development
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About Innopage Limited: Innopage is a mobile applications developer specialized in iOS, Android, Bada, and Smart TV applications.
CEO of Maventus Group
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About Maventus Group: MavSocial is a complete social media management software solution for brands and agencies
Founder and CEO of Tourgether
Founder Of Tourgether
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About Tourgether: Tourgether is a global travel dating and social networking app for travelers to find a travel buddy
Founder & CEO of PerkPrices
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About PerkPrices: Digital loyalty and discovery platform that allows consumers to save money by earning Cashback.
Deputy Chairman & CEO of Invotech
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About Invotech: Invotech is a non-profit do-tank dedicated to promote and support positive changes in Hong Kong through innovation and technology.
Founder & CEO of FansWiFi
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About FansWiFi: FansWiFi is a WiFi hotspot system.
CEO & Co-founder of AntzKnow
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About AntzKnow: AntzKnow is the decentralised think tank that predicts the future.
Co-Founder & CEO of ADINTIME
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About ADINTIME: ADINTIME is a media buying company delivering media solutions at both national and international levels.
CEO of Catalyst Media Group
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About Catalyst Media Group: Catalyst Media Group is Hong Kong based company that acquires, creates and develops international and Asian sports properties.
CEO of Social Media Authority
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About Social Media Authority: Social Media Authority is a digital marketing consultancy, providing online advertising & social media management services.