2022 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 S.B.S. J.P.
Guantao & Chow Solicitors and Notaries
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
Head & Professor, Department of Finance and Decision Sciences Director,
Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University
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.
Dr. Au King Lun, MH
Financial Services Development Council
Dr AU is Executive Director of Financial Services Development Council (FSDC). Prior to joining the FSDC, he was President of Value Partners Group Limited. Dr Au also served as CEO of Eastspring Investments (Hong Kong) Limited and CEO of BOCHK Asset Management Limited. He also held various senior management positions at other financial institutions including Baring, GMO and HSBC Global Asset Management.
Dr AU was named CEO of the Year in Hong Kong by Asia Asset Management in 2012 and 2014. He was awarded the Medal of Honour by the HKSAR Government in 2008 for his valuable contributions to the securities and asset management industry. He was also the Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI) from 2006 to 2008 and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association in 2004/2005.
Dr AU is currently serving as a Council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Public Accountants, an Index Advisory Committee Member of China Securities Index Co., Limited and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong among other public services.
Dr AU is a CFA Charterholder and a Senior Fellow of HKSI. He received his BA in Physics from the University of Oxford and PhD in Theoretical Practicle Physics from the University of Durham.
Ms. Ivy Lai
Reed Smith Richards Butler
Ivy has been a partner of Richards Butler since 2001 (the firm merged with Reed Smith in 2008). Ivy qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1995 and England and Wales in 2008. She mainly practises in corporate finance and general commercial matters including initial public offerings and listings of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, secondary offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture transactions and general corporate compliance issues. Ivy is experienced in dealing with PRC related matters and cross-border transactiona. She was appointed by the Ministy of Justice of the PRC as a China-Appointed Attesting Officer in April 2009. In light of the experience gained from handling client work as well as from her role as a member of the executive committee of Reed Smith (from 2018 to present), Ivy is well versed in corporate governance issues.
Mr. Peter Chan
TMT Assurance Leader
Ernst & Young, Hong Kong
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.
Ms. Helen Zee
Former Vice Chairperson
The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies
Helen has more than 25 years experience in investment banking. She has been actively involved in the financial industry as well as in various government, community and social services.
She was former Vice Chairperson of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies from 2019-2020 and former General Committee Member from 2013-2020. She is Chairman of the Investment Committee and board member of Hong Kong Protection Deposit Board (HKMA). In the fintech arena, she has been a member of Hong Kong Cyberport Advisory Panel since its inception.
She is a Member of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Advisory Committee and a Member of Securities & Futures Commission Process Review Panel. She is a former member of HKEx Listing Committee and GEM Listing Committee (2013-2019) and member of Securities & Futures Tribunal (2014-2021).
She is a Member of University Grants Committee. She is former member of HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (2014 -2018); and Steering Committee and member of HK Self Financing Post- secondary Scholarship Education Fund (2014 – 2018). She was Member of investment committee of Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund, Home Affairs Bureau (2017 – 2019).
She is a Member of Estates Agents Authority.
She is an accountant by training and is member of AICPA. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley.
Ms. Ivy Wong
Partner, Hong Kong
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.
Ms. Nelly Szu Chia Pai
Head of Hong Kong IPO and Corporate Finance Group
Nelly Pai is Managing Director and Head of Hong Kong IPO and Corporate Finance Group, responsible for HK IPO execution and HKEX communication in the Asia Pacific region. She has extensive experience in public and private financing in capital market. Prior to joining JP Morgan in 2010, Nelly worked in China Investment Banking of UBS and DB for many years.
She is also a certified public accountant in Hong Kong and the US with years of experience in the Corporate Finance team in PwC Hong Kong and Beijing.