CEO and Founder
BLW was founded and launched by Dennis in September 2017. Over the years, Dennis has established a remarkable network of senior executives and business owner contacts covering many parts of the world.
Dennis has held leadership positions in blue chip multinational corporations, including Singapore Telecommunications, IBM, Hewlett Packard and DataCard Corporation. He also was a Director at one of the largest executive search and recruitment firms in North America.
In 2010, Dennis took on the role of CEO and co-founder of Executives’ Global Network (Hong Kong), a business platform for senior executives to learn and share wisdom, experience and knowledge. Between 2010 to 2016, Dennis also had the demanding role of chairing several confidential business forums for CEO groups.
A graduate from Western University in Canada with an Honors Degree, Dennis was awarded a gold medal for the highest standing in his faculty.
LAM Yen Chin is a German-trained naval architect who had lived and worked in Germany and the United States.
He has nearly forty years of working experience in both public and private sector. Currently, he is Director of Surbana Jurong Global Academy.
After graduation in 1981, Yen Chin held various technical and operational appointments in the Singapore Navy before moving to the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) where he served as Director of Washington DC Office. Subsequently, he was Head of International Affairs at the National Science and Technology Board.
In 1996, he joined the private sector and worked for German and Italian firms, Germanischer Lloyd (now part of DNV GL) and RINA. In between, he was also the Executive Director of Maritime Institute @ Nanyang Technological University.
He also obtained a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from National University of Singapore and a MBA from Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. With his years of working experience in diverse sectors, Yen Chin hopes to connect business leaders from all walks of life to promote positive societal change. It is beneficial to develop a community of like-minded business leaders who care.
Dr. Chow Pok Yu, Augustine is currently the Chairman of Harmony Asset Management Limited.
Dr. Chow’s qualifications include a MSc from London Business School, and several doctorate degrees from University of South Australia and City University of Hong Kong.
A specialist in mergers and acquisitions, strategic management and turnaround operations, Dr Chow has over 25 years of experience in managing listed companies in manufacturing, marketing and financial services. He has overseen the IPOs of more than 30 companies in Hong Kong, China, and abroad.
Dr. Chow is the Director of Celsion Corporation (AMEX: CLN) and Director of Medifocus Inc. (TSXV-MFS, OTC-MDFZF).
Mr. Chan Chi On, Derek is the founder and chairman of Halcyon Capital Limited and Halcyon Securities Limited, which is engaged in corporate finance and securities businesses in Hong Kong respectively.
Mr. Chan graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences (majoring in Economics) and from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology with a Master degree in Business Administration.
He has worked for the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (“SEHK”) for more than 7 years and has been executive director of Haitong International Securities Group Limited (formerly Taifook Securities Group Limited) and head of its corporate finance division for 16 years. He is an independent non-executive director of Yuexiu REIT Asset Management Limited, Longfor Properties Co. Limited and China Conch Venture Holdings Limited, all of which are listed on the SEHK. Mr Chan is a member of the Investment Committee of the Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Services Centre.
He is also a co-author of a book on listing procedures and securities rules and regulations in Hong Kong. Mr. Chan has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Andy joined the Hong Kong Christian Service as a school social worker after he graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in mid 80s. Andy pursued his master degree in 1988 in Columbia University in New York City.
He worked briefly in foster care and family counselling service before he joined the Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong as Assistant Director in 1991. In 1999, Andy joined the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong ( SRACP ) and became its Chief Executive in 2005. SRACP is the only government subvented NGO in Hong Kong providing comprehensive support to prison inmates and ex-offenders.
Andy retired from SRACP in September 2019, but is still active in community services. He is the founding member, council member and the convener of Social Enterprise Endorsement Scheme ( SEE Mark ) of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises Limited (HKGCSE).
Presently, he is also the chairman of Advisory Committee of the Social Work Department of Hong Kong Baptist University, adviser of the Office of the Ombudsman, Hong Kong, member of the Post-Release Supervision Board, as well as the Observer of the Independent Police Complaints Council.
Richard is an experienced and seasoned banking and investment professional. He started his career in commercial lending, and extended into investment banking initially with credit research and then in special situation investment and debt restructuring in the nineties. He took on business development role and established extensive relationship with sovereign wealth funds, commercial banks, insurance companies, alternative asset managers including hedge funds, private equity funds, and debt / mezzanine funds. Today, he continued to advise his relationships with regards to their expansion and acquisition strategy with his wealth of knowledge and contacts in the region. He also assisted his other relationships with regards to their acquisition and funding needs in real estate investment and resources investment. His last position was CEO and co-founder of Q Fund Management – a specialist in fundamental equity investment in China.
Richard is passionate in community work especially with youths and in education. He served as a core member of the firm Philanthropy Committee. He is currently giving his time to mentoring university students and young entrepreneurs. He also participates in venture circle to assist businesses that are financially minded and socially conscious.
Richard is bilingual in English and Mandarin; and has residency status in Hong Kong and Singapore. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Oregon in computer science in 1986, and a MBA degree from New York University Stern School of Business in 1994. He was awarded a Doctoral degree from the City University of Hong Kong in Social Impact Investments in 2018.
He enjoys reading, traveling, hiking during his free time. He and his wife live in Hong Kong with their four children.
Mr. Yeo Hiok Keat is the General Manager of Project Dignity, an award-winning social enterprise headquartered in Singapore that specialises in a range of unique experiences including cooking classes and community-focused events. Combining innovative business solutions with empowerment, the street food industry was transformed through Dignity Kitchen™, Asia’s first social enterprise food court run by differently abled and disadvantaged.
As a founding member of Project Dignity, Hiok Keat ventured into the unknown with a passion to empower the disabled and disadvantaged. He believes that every individual can achieve his potential and seeks to give individuals with disabilities and disadvantages more than a fair chance to do so.
He oversees the development of an innovative training programme, and many successful job placements for Person with Disabilities (PWD) and disadvantaged persons.
He has worked with diverse group of special needs including Person with Disabilities, Person with Mental Illness and the socially excluded. Hiok Keat and his team are sensitive to the needs of their trainees, and creative in their solutions for workplace challenges. These special traits not only commanded respect from them but also increases their effectiveness in the training of these trainees and their employers.
Prior to Project Dignity, Hiok Keat was involved in the fund management of the Local Enterprise and Association Development (LEAD) Programme for a local industry association.
In 2008, together with 4 associates, they developed the first E-learning training platform on the trading of financial instruments.