2023 Judging Panel
The Award Judging Panel comprises distinguished personalities in the securities and investment markets and the area of corporate governance. They are:
Dr. CHOW Wing Kin, Anthony was born in Hong Kong and is a solicitor admitted to practise in Hong Kong and England & Wales. He is currently the Senior Consultant of the law firm Guantao & Chow Solicitors and Notaries. On returning to Hong Kong from England in the late 70s, he joined the law firm Baker & McKenzie as an associate. In 1982, he established his own law practice Anthony W. K. Chow & Co which has since evolved to become Guantao and Chow. His principal areas of practice include corporate and commercial, civil litigation, property and trust.
Dr. Chow is also a China-Appointed Attesting Officer.
Dr. Chow was the President of the Law Society of Hong Kong, the governing body of solicitors, for the period between 1997 and 2000. During his presidency, he devoted much time to the development of the Hong Kong legal profession in Mainland China.
Dr. Chow has also served the Hong Kong community in a number of ways over the last 20 years. He has previously served as:
|(a) Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club;|
|(b) Chairman of Process Review Panel for the Financial Reporting Council;|
|(c) Chairman of Process Review Panel for the Securities and Futures Commission;|
|(d) Vice-Chairman of the Estate Agents Authority of Hong Kong;|
|(e) Vice-Chairman of Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions;|
|(f) Member of the Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong;|
|(g) Member of the Legal Aid Services Council of Hong Kong;|
|(h) Member of the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee of Hong Kong;|
|(i) Member of Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee;|
|(j) Council Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Education;|
|(k) Chairman of The Hong Kong Canadian International School;|
|(l) Deputy Chairman of The Hong Kong Academy for Performance Arts;|
|(m) Member of The Exchange Fund Advisory Committee and The EFAC Governance Sub-Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority;|
|(n) Member of Advisory Body under Part 10A of the Arbitration Ordinance (Cap.609);|
Currently, he serves as:
|(a) Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference;|
|(b) Honorary Steward and Honorary Voting Member of The Hong Kong Jockey Club;|
|(c) Member of Board of Stewards of The Education University of Hong Kong Foundation;|
|(d) Member of The Hong Kong Canadian International School;|
|(e) Founder, Director & Honorary Secretary of The Hong Kong Coalition of Professional Services Limited.|
Dr. Chow was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1998 and awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Government of HKSAR in 2003.
He was admitted to Honorary Fellowship of The Hong Kong Institute of Education in March 2010, Honorary Fellowship of King’s College London in 2013, Roll of Honour of The Law Society of Hong Kong in 2015, Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa of The Open University of Hong Kong in 2018 and Doctor of Laws honoris causa of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2021.
Dr. Chow serves and he served on the board of directors of a number of publicly listed companies in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Professor Aristotelis Stouraitis is Professor of Finance and Head of the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences and Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy at Hong Kong Baptist University. He was previously with City University of Hong Kong during 2000-2010.
He holds Bachelor’s degrees in economics, accounting and finance from the American College of Greece, MSc in management from INSEAD (France), and PhD in finance from Imperial College London (United Kingdom).
His research interests are in corporate finance, with emphasis on corporate restructuring and corporate governance. His research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Review of Finance, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and other international academic journals. He has made presentations in conferences organized by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Harvard Business School, the European Finance Association, the Asian Finance Association, and in more than 30 other international academic conferences worldwide. His research or commentary has been quoted in media outlets in North and South America, Europe, and Hong Kong, including Bloomberg, The Economist magazine, and the leading German financial daily newspaper, Handelsblatt.
Peter is an assurance partner of Ernst & Young (“EY”) Hong Kong, specializing in the technology, media and entertainment, and telecommunications (“TMT”) industries. He has over 25 years of professional experience in providing assurance and advisory services to clients in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other Asia-Pacific regions. He is EY Hong Kong’s TMT Assurance Leader.
Peter actively supports entrepreners and startups based in Hong Kong. He is a nomination champion of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) China awards program. Peter has involved in various TMT, initial public offering, startup and growth markets related activities.
Peter has substantial experience in leading and coordinating the audits of publicly-traded companies and large multinational corporations. He has involved in a wide range of assurance engagements, including those in connection with initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring.
Ivy Wong is the Chair of Baker McKenzie’s Capital Markets Practice Group in Asia Pacific and serves on the Global Capital Markets Steering Committee. Ivy is a Hong Kong, English and New York qualified partner based in Hong Kong. Her practice focuses on IPOs, securities offerings, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, compliance and general corporate work. She has led many unprecedented and high-profile securities offerings and cross-border transactions, including many successful listings that are first of its kind on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and multiple landmark and innovative deals that won industry awards.
Ivy has extensive expertise in handling international clients and resolving issues arising from different regulatory regimes. Her clients include many reputable listed companies, multinational corporates and conglomerates, financial institutions and fund houses.
Ivy was shortlisted for Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards from 2019 to 2021, and is named one of the leading Capital Markets practitioners in Hong Kong. She has been quoted and interviewed by international media and journals including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and Reuters.
She also serves as the Hong Kong lead partner of Baker McKenzie’s BakerWomen Committee and is a member of the Firm’s Junior Lawyer Committee.
Nelly is a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan and the Head of Hong Kong IPO and Corporate Finance Group, responsible for Hong Kong IPO execution and communication with the Stock Exchange in the Asia Pacific region. She has over 20 years of experience in public and private financing in the capital market. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2010, Nelly worked in China Investment Banking of UBS and Deutsche Bank for many years. Nelly is also a Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong and the US with extensive experience in the Corporate Finance team in PwC Hong Kong and Beijing.
Nelly is highly recognized by clients and market practitioners. She has led numerous landmark capital market transactions, covering high-profile clients in mainland China, Hong Kong and other Asia Pacific regions. She has rich experience in IPO execution, advised a large number of Hong Kong listings of state-owned enterprises (SOE), multinational corporations, new economy companies and industry-leading companies. In recent years, Nelly executed the unprecedented secondary listings and dual primary listings of Greater China issuers, steering the market trend of homecoming listings in Hong Kong.
Nelly is also a pioneer in the Hong Kong capital market. She has been invited as guest speaker to various industry forums and interviewed by multiple Hong Kong media. With her keen industry insights and rich market experience, Nelly serves as an important bridge of communication among corporates, investors and the regulators, and she has been promoting reforms to enhancing the Hong Kong listing regime.
Dr Tung is the Director & Head of Policy Research for the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC). He leads the team responsible for conducting policy research and industry surveys for the formulation of proposals to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and financial regulators.
Prior to joining the FSDC, Dr Tung was the Director of Capital Markets Policy for CFA Institute, covering research areas related to capital market structures (e.g. corporate governance, regulatory environment) in the Asia Pacific region. Before that, he was the Senior Economist for the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, where he oversaw its macroeconomic research, as well as labour- and international trade-related policy research functions. He also served as an economist and a research analyst for banks, a trade credit insurer and a Hong Kong-based think-tank.
Dr Tung holds a doctoral degree in organisational leadership from Northeastern University in Boston. He received a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree, both in Economics, from the University of Hong Kong and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, respectively.
In his personal capacity, Dr Tung sits on the Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and is the Convenor of its Media Publicity and Community Research Sub-Committee. He also sits on the Editorial Board of FinanceAsia.
Mr Anthony Cheung specializes in Green & Sustainable Investment, ESG Investing and Climate Governance in Asia. Anthony is the Managing Director, Head of ESG at Polymer Capital Management and he has served various asset management roles in London, Singapore and Hong Kong including Gartmore, Pictet and BNP Paribas. Mr. Cheung is a Visiting Fellow of Sustainability & Capital Markets at University of Hamburg. He was the first in Asia who attained the Certified ESG Analyst (CESGA®) designation and was awarded Regional ESG Leader Award by Insights and Mandate (I&M) in 2019.
Mr. Cheung actively advocates sustainability governance best practice. He currently serves as Supervisory Board member of the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), and Steering Committee member of the World Economic Forum Climate Governance Initiative (CGI) Hong Kong. With his deep ESG expertise, coupled with his experience serving in various industry positions and board directorships, Mr. Cheung works closely with financial industry and asset owners to promote ESG best practices and initiatives in Asia.