Dr. Hon graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Biomedical Science prior to completing a PhD in Psychiatry at Hughes Hall College at the University of Cambridge. He also holds an M.A. in Korean Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University, a Master of Buddhist Studies degree from the University of Hong Kong, completed the Owner/President Management (OPM) Program at Harvard Business School, and has accomplished further executive education courses in applied neuroscience, financial technology, blockchain and cryptocurrency at New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Hon is a guest professor at a number of well-known universities.
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 Global Group of Companies 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 the Executive Producer of the Hong Kong crime thriller, “Where the Wind Blows”, starring Tony Leung and Aaron Kwok, Executive Producer of the award-winning Hong Kong family drama, “Fagara”, starring Sammi Cheng and Megan Lai. He was also the 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, he was previously a member of the Central Committee of the New People’s Party (NPP) in Hong Kong and was involved from the time it was established by Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee GBS JP in 2011, he also held the role of Vice Chairman of the Party from January 2019 to June 2023. 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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