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This list showcases the top Hong Kong based CEO’ operating in the Impact Investing 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 – Internet Listed Assets of MIH
Charles Searle is the Chief Executive Officer of Internet Listed Assets at NASPERS. Charles joined the Naspers group in 1998 in Hong Kong where he held the position of Chief Investment Officer for the group’s Internet Division. Charles has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and Internet industries. Prior to joining the Naspers group companies, Charles held various corporate finance positions at Cable & Wireless plc and Hong Kong Telecom. Prior to joining Cable & Wireless plc, Charles was a Senior Corporate Finance Manager at Deloitte & Touche in London and Sydney. Currently, Charles serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at Tencent Holdings since June 2001 and at number of companies that are subsidiaries of or associated companies with Naspers Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Company. Charles is also a Member of the Board of Directors at Mail.ru Group Limited that is listed on London Stock Exchange. Charles graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1987 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (1992).
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About MIH: A Naspers Company, MIH, Myriad International Holdings B.V., is the offshore investment arm/holding company of the Naspers Group.
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.
Founder, Chief Executive Officer of CITIC Capital Holdings
Graduate, MIT. Formerly with: Greenwich Capital Markets; Bank of Tokyo; Merrill Lynch. 2000, Exec. Dir., CITIC Group CITIC Pacific and Pres., CITIC Pacific Comms; 2002, founded and currently, Chairman and CEO, CITIC Capital. Member, 11th and 12th Nat’l Cttee, CPPCC. Founding Member and Vice-Chair: Beijing Private Eq. Assoc.; Tianjin Private Eq. Assoc. Exec. Cttee Member, Board of Governors, and former Chair, China Venture Capital and Private Equity Assoc. Vice-Chair, Center for China & Globalization. Board Member: Emerging Markets Private Equity Assoc.; Foundation Board, Young Global Leaders, World Economic Forum.
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About CITIC Capital Holdings: CITIC Capital Holdings is an alternative investment management and advisory company headquartered in China.
Managing Director & CEO of Happiness Capital
Eric Ng is a CEO & Managing Director at Happiness Capital company.
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About Happiness Capital: Happiness Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in startups that aim to improve the world’s happiness.
Pollyanna Lee Yuet Wah
Chief Executive Officer of Kingston Financial Group
Dr. Chu Yuet Wah is the co-founder of the Group, she has over 20 years of experience in financial services industry. Mrs. Chu has also been appointed as the Permanent Honorary President and Vice Chairman of The Institute of Securities Dealers, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Securities Professionals Association. Moreover, she is a Member of National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Vice President of Belt and Road General Chamber of Commerce, Permanent Member of the Friends of Hong Kong Association, the Founder and Permanent Honorary Chairman of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, Chairman (2015–16) and Advisory Board Member (2016–17) of Po Leung Kuk, Standing Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Guangdong Community Organisations, Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Dongguan Associations, Permanent Honorary Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Zhuhai Community, Chairman of Aplichau Promotion of Tourism Association, Chairman of The Aplichau KaiFong Welfare Association, Honorary President of Hong Kong Army Cadets Association, Honorary President of Hong Kong New Arrivals Services Foundation Limited and Director of Sun Yat-Sen University Advisory Board. She earned an Honorary Ph.D. degree in Business Management from York University, the United States and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science of Management from Golden Gate University, the United States.
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About Kingston Financial Group: Kingston Financial Group provides financial services including securities trading, futures trading, corporate finance, and asset management.