EMPOWERING GLOBAL SHARING ECONOMY WITH BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY
Mr Lai is a practicing professor of computing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, having served as the interim vice president of administration in 2015. He is a Distinguished Fellow, a Member of the advisory council, and past president of the Hong Kong Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
Mr. Lai was the Chief Information Officer of the Hong Kong SAR government from January 2012 to January 2015. He was the Head of Information Technology and CIO at the MTR Corporation Ltd. from 1999 to 2011 where he led various business transformation initiatives. He held senior IT managerial positions at the Hong Kong Jockey Club in Hong Kong and Australia between 1978 and 1999, and played a key role in HKJC’s computerization journey.
Mr Lai contributed significantly in promoting the development and application of IT in Hong Kong. He held many positions in public service and educational institutions. In recognition of his contributions to the development and promotion of IT, Mr. Lai was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) in 2004 and appointed Justice of the Peace in 2001.
Mr. Le Couédic has over 19 years of professional consulting experience and has been based in Hong Kong for the last 15 years. During this time, Mr. Le Couédic helps clients solve issues related to strategy, organization, operations, mergers & acquisitions, and private equity.
Prior to joining Roland Berger, Mr. Le Couédic was a Partner and Managing Director of the Boston Consulting Group in their Financial Institutions Practice, and also led that firm’s organization practice in Greater China.
In addition, Mr. Le Couédic also served as the Head of the Corporate Banking for Asia and headed their Hong Kong and Taipei offices. Prior to this, Mr. Le Couédic was a consultant at A. T. Kearney in its New York and Hong Kong offices. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and an MS (Ingénieur) from Institut National Agronomique.
Dr. Lo is also active in public service. He has served as the President of Hong Kong Association for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China in 2013. He was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce in 2013. Dr. Lo was also nominated for the Honourary Life Chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong in 2016. He obtained an honorary doctorate degree in philosophy from Armstrong University in the United States in 2006 and an honorary Doctor of Management from Lincoln University in 2013.
Mr. Lee is currently the Honourary Consul for Fiji Islands in Hong Kong.