Dr. Hon graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Biomedical Science prior to completing a Ph.D. in Psychiatry at Hughes Hall College at the University of Cambridge. He also holds postgraduate qualifications from the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University and from Harvard University, as well as being a guest professor at a number of well-known universities in Asia.
Previously a private banker with ABN AMRO Bank, Dr. Hon gained expertise in financial planning, lending, portfolio management, tax structuring and trust formation, which led him to form The Global Group. Today, the company has offices in the UK, Hong Kong and China.
Dr. Hon has always had an interest in the arts, particularly film and television, as both a benefactor and investor. He was Executive Producer of the China and Hong Kong box office hit, “Protégé”, starring Andy Lau and Daniel Wu, and of the George W. Bush biopic “W”, directed by Oliver Stone. Dr. Hon was the Associate Producer of “Una Noche” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and subsequently won the Award for Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography.
Politically, Dr. Hon holds official positions with four governments. He is the Honorary Consul for Grenada in Hong Kong as well as the country’s Ambassador-at-Large. He is also a member of the Heilongjiang Provincial Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). In Hong Kong, Dr. Hon is a long-standing member of the New People’s Party (NPP), since it was established in 2011, and he was appointed as a Vice Chairman of the party in January 2019. In July 2015, Dr. Hon was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China for his dedicated community service. His philanthropic work is well documented and he serves on the committees of numerous international charities.
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Michael is a senior regulator who, amongst other things, was a member of the team that formed the single financial services regulator (now the FCA). After retiring from the London Stock Exchange he set up a small discreet consultancy and advisory service relating to all aspects of corporate and financial services both domestically and internationally. As a Non-Executive Director, Michael not only ensures corporate governance compliance, but also industry best practice.