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 and is Ambassador-at-Large for Grenada. He is a member of the Heilongjiang Provincial Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and in July 2015 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 charitable 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.
Jason is a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kongwith substantial experience in commercial and corporate M&A, corporate finance and litigation.
Jason has advised on numerous business matters involving Hong Kong listed companies (some of them with a China state-owned financial institution as their parent body), China listed infrastructure and property developers and high-net-worth individuals from both China and Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional commercial trades and transactions covering China, Hong Kong, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Jason is also a specialist in shareholders’ disputes and liquidation proceedings at a High Court level.
Jason obtained his double degree of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Kenneth is a qualified accountant and has worked at Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong. During that time, he gained extensive experience in audits, corporate M&A and finance in the financial services sector. Kenneth has also worked in property development as a financial controller and has developed significant expertise in financial reporting, fundraising and IPO preparation. Kenneth obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.