CEO & Co-founder, Ola Tech
Ola Tech https://ola.tech is a leading marketplace to provide affordable, sustainable smartphones with quality and warranty in Southeast Asia, starting in HK. Our mission is to give every ph(one) a second chance. We have sold over 20,000 devices with 10,000 satisfied customers, about a quarter of them to social enterprise, since we launched in August 2000. On top of it, we help reduce 400 tons of carbon and eliminate 4 tons of e-waste.
We are based at InnoCentre and are a Hong Kong and Science Park partner. Also, we receive
grants from the recycling fund and pre-seed investments from Mucker Capital, a VC based in
Peter is also a member of the Channel Islands Rotary Club. Every month he volunteers to help the youth and elders across those in need in the Hong Kong community.
Peter joined BLW because it is an excellent platform for ideas and collaborations on social and climate change innovations.
Founder and Solution Head of ESPAY.HK
Jacqueline is the Founder and Solution Head of ESPAY.HK, an E-Commerce (Service & Payment) platform, provided multi-functional online services beginning from 2010. We have been covering School Fee collections for ESF Group of 26 schools, School Lunch Pre-order service for international schools in both Hong Kong and China. As well as shops, bazaars, chain stores, cafes, charities, events, associations, and enterprises both in online or offline payment.
Merchants on ESPAY.HK manages its own services and all transactions are paid to the merchant’s account directly. The platform is safe, secure, risk-free and there are no delays and no PCI to be concerned with.
ESPAY.HK also works as a community platform connecting different kinds of social services such as donations, free system support, free training, and free events.
Jacqueline has over 26 years of experience in IT Solutions for China Mobile, China Telecom, Ping An Insurance & Sinopec, etc,
Jacqueline is a specialist in Business Management, Optimisations, and Payment.
We are willing to share and connect more enterprises and organizations to build their own powerful online system and all-in-one management platform.
Grow your business & make it green with us.
“I was introduced to BLW through Vicky Chan, the executive director of Chip In. I am grateful to become a BLW member, I look forward to connect, learn, and grow with such experienced professionals and specialists. Thanks, Vicky, Dennis & all.”
Co-founder & Director of Strategic Partnership, Wada Bento
Kenny has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing and was a Sales Associate Director in an international company before co-founding Wada Bento. He holds an MBA degree (City University of Hong Kong) and completed the Global Branding Program in Imperial College London.
Wada Bento (www.wadabento.com) is a decentralized foodservice platform helping foodservice operators expand sales channels extensively to customers’ doorsteps. We enable foodservice operators to expand sales channels from restaurants to the lobbies of office buildings, schools, and hospitals, using patented Hot-chain Bento Robot technology. For end-users, they can enjoy hot and fresh gourmet Bentos in just 17 seconds through our Bento Robots. The technology has been verified by our 180,000 Bentos sold and has been deployed for Hong Kong’s top chain restaurant.
We are impressed by BLW’s passion for co-creating values for the community. Wada Bento is
keen to expand food service together with the BLW partners.
Founder, Eco-Park Holdings Ltd
We design, manufacture and supply Oxo-biodegradable disposable paper cups, paper bowls, paper boxes, and utensils (oxidized, then biodegraded with soil).
We use 100% bamboo paper, water-ink / soybean ink, and Oxo-Biodegradable coating (patented by us).
Certifications received include:
-EU food grade
Our clients include Starbucks, Pacific Coffee, Pret A Manger, Delifrance, Cafe de Coral, HKCEC, Regal Hotel Group, Nana Hotel Group, Sino Group, Wynn Hotel Group (just to name a few). For more information, please visit us at www.eco-parkholdings.com
BLW is an excellent platform for business leaders as it not only focuses on business but also focuses on ESG.
Chief Storyteller at Spotknight
With burning passion in public speaking since young, Yuki founded Spotknight, a professional emceeing & public speaking company.
We create an extraordinary experience for our clients in multiple languages and with 1000+ event hosting experience. Long term clients include HKTDC, banking and financial institutions.
Yuki is also the communication tutor at 6 universities in HK. She and her team travel around the world to empower people with confidence in speaking and hopefully create a professional industry for the generations to come. Her signature program includes ” speak like TED ” & “storytelling “.
Founder & Director, Whing Resilience Success Coaching
Imagine inspiring your team, speaking your truth, or sharing your ideas in front of thousands with Confidence, Charisma, and Ease? For too many, unfortunately, they never got the support or training to help them say a big, fat juicy ‘SURE!’. Their voices or messages are ‘blocked & robbed’ by doubts, anxiety, and tension.
After spending 3 decades motivating hundreds of thousands of children, professional singers, and teams across 4 continents, former opera coach-pianist, musical producer, and program director Shirley has heard that voice too many times. She founded Whing Resilience Success Coaching in 2021 to help children and professional women ‘own their confidence & own their tomorrow’.
Her courses aim at boosting multiple intelligences. They include America’s most comprehensive EQ and Social Intelligence profiling, theatrical speech and singing, and confident interview& interaction skills. On the other hand, having survived childhood trauma, PTSD, bullying, and depression, this Canfield Success Principles Trainer is extremely passionate in identifying clients’ limiting beliefs and roadblocks. She designs workshops to transform them with Law of Attraction transformation tools.
Joining BLW, Shirley’s intention:
Since 2019, I have been actively advocating mental health and female empowerment in numerous global summits, representing Hong Kong in global women’s business networks, and contributing to Amazon bestselling books. I believe education is key, and it takes the power of WE to raise mental health awareness. I am both humbled and thrilled in joining BLW’s extensive network of givers and impact makers. I can’t wait to learn from everyone and see how I can contribute to both the local chapter and the BLW world at large.
Partner, Current Management CPA Ltd
William trained with Ernst & Young in the United Kingdom to become a Chartered Accountant in 2010. He returned to Hong Kong in 2011 to pick up his family business, an auditing firm. The firm provides accounting and auditing services to private companies, as well as helping clients navigate Tax Investigations, SFC Licensed Corporations audits, and Internal Controls for Listco. William also provides the United Kingdom Tax related services, including pre-immigration advisory. The firm promotes a learning culture, in both technical and soft skills, with the aim to develop its trainees into the next generation of accountants.
“I was thrilled by the ingenuity of social entrepreneurs at BLW, who used their commercial expertise to help local communities and the environment. I hope to learn these skills from other members to give young people in Hong Kong more opportunities.”
Director, HLS Consultancy Ltd
Ranson, together with his team, serves as a trusted advisor to SMB and entrepreneurs focusing on Government funding applications, new business ecosystem setup, and personal wealth management. In the past thirteen years, Ranson had assisted various principals to do M&A, set up and had operated new businesses, conducted important due diligence, and achieved funding or investment targets in Hong Kong SAR and Mainland China.
Apart from his consultancy work, Ranson has been active in social responsibilities. He has been a mentor for startups, social enterprises, and individual university graduates. He enjoys watching movies and has been organizing private screenings of movies with inspirational themes on a regular basis.
“BLW is a cross-cultural community with elites from various industries. The business leaders here have a common desire to create social impact. BLW is the best platform for me to execute the integration of charitable behaviors and consumer behaviors, which l believe is one of the most substantial ways to create social impact. Thank you again to Dennis for introducing BLW to me. I am looking forward to making some changes to our society with our joint efforts.”
CEO and Founder, Diamond Cab (HK) Ltd
Doris founded this private enterprise to offer point-to-point transportation services for wheelchair users. Up to Jun 2019, we have 3 barrier-free taxis or 1 barrier-free hire car that allow wheelchair users to board directly and provide a legal and safe transportation means for wheelchair users and their caregivers. Up to Mar 2019, we have successfully completed over 150,000 barrier-free trips
Apart from developing barrier-free transportation, the Diamond Cab team is dedicated to changing the barrier-free culture with different social innovations. One of the initiatives is called Diamond Leisure starting from 2014, with the financial support of charity sponsorship, we collaborate with the privately-owned elderly homes and organize weekly barrier-free evening outings for the elders who are suffering from loneliness.
Doris was awarded the Young Social Entrepreneur Award 2011, Capital Leaders of Excellence 2011, Finalist (Asia Pacific) of Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards 2013, and The Purpose Economy Asia 100 respectively. Diamond Cab is the Highly Commended International Social Enterprise of the Year at UK Social Enterprise Awards 2012, The Fifth of My Favorite Best Five Social Enterprises in 2013, The 5th HK Outstanding Citizenship Bronze Award, and Hong Kong Winner of Chivas The Venture, one of the 20 global finalists.
BLW is the only community I know of with business owners or senior executive members who have a strong passion for their business as well as making a social impact. I hope this blended value community can contribute to a much better Hong Kong in the future.
Group Vice President, Unitek International Group Limited
Unitek is a leader in IT connectivity accessories, Connect, Convert and Extend Technologies. We develop human-friendly products to help everyone be their best since 2006, serve multi-level customers including enterprises, governments, schools, and end-users in more than 60 countries around the world. Human-friendly means being user-friendly, eco-friendly, partner-friendly… Friendly in our relationships, our products. We try our best to build products to cover the many dimensions of human experience, and we strive to make the world more friendly each day.
With the help of BLW’s caring value and strong network, Unitek will learn and grow better to be more human-friendly.
Executive Director of The Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong)
Hellen is presently the Executive Director of The Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong) since 2019. A graduate of Edith Cowan University with a Degree in Hospitality Management.
Hellen has over 20 years of Hospitality Experience. She had extensive experience with hotel openings, she held senior level positions in Sales & Marketing and Food & Beverage divisions.
Hellen also volunteers actively in Singapore Association Hong Kong and is chairperson for Singapore International School Hong Kong Parent Teachers Association. She is highly resourceful, is approachable and has a pleasant attitude and a desire and commitment to making a positive mark in the Singapore Community in Hong Kong.
I joined BLW as the Chamber has collaborated with BLW on events. I am also looking forward to networking with other members of BLW to share experiences and ideas.
Managing Director and Founder of Pan Asia Tech Limited
We are a Fintech solutions company with major business areas in systems integration, systems development, mobile application development, and UX/UI designs for companies’ logos, mobile applications, and websites. One of Pan Asia Tech’s high profile projects is integrating Jetco’s Cardless Withdrawal System for Ping An OneConnect Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (“PAObank”). We are also the sole vendor for PAObank’s Mobile Banking vendor, responsible for changes and maintaining their Retail and SME mobile applications.
We specialize in mobile applications development with the use of Flutter. Flutter is an open-source UI software development kit created by Google. It is used to develop applications for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, Windows, Google Fuchsia, and the web from a single codebase.
Dicky has extensive experience in startups and has demonstrated a history of working in the Information Technology & Services industry. I am equipped with analytical skills, sales, presentations, networking, product development, and business development.
Dicky graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused in Operations Management from HKUST Business School.
I have chosen to be part of the BLW Community because I was inspired by Dennis’s efforts in sharing his experience and providing assistance to members of the community to achieve their goals and giving back to the society at the same time.
Managing Director of A.Plus International Corporation Limited
Gary Lim is presently the Managing Director and one of the founders of A.Plus International Corporation Limited. He was part of the management team which oversaw the successful listing of the A.Plus Group Holdings Limited on the Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) in April 2016. The company successfully migrated to the Mainboard of the HKEx in January 2019.
Prior to this he was the Assistant General Manager at Toppan Vite Limited where he was recognized as one the top performing sales professionals. Mr Lim has been in the financial printing industry for the last 21 years and has lived and worked in Singapore, Beijing and Hong Kong.
He sits on the board of directors as an Independent Non-executive Director at ZACD Group Limited, a Singapore based real estate fund management company listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the HKEx where he provides independent advice to the board.
He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in July 1999 and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the United States of America, in March 2008. He is on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Hong Kong.
He actively contributes his time to the Singaporean community here in HK. He sits on the committee of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce (HK) and is active in the Singapore Association as well.
Besides work, he is an avid guitarist, is active in watersports and loves to cook. He is always on the lookout for good investment opportunities and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Managing Director of Hauzen Services Limited/Managing Partner of Hauzen LLP
Basil Hwang is the Managing Director of Hauzen Services Limited, a corporate services provider specializing in Hong Kong listed companies, and the Managing Partner of Hauzen LLP, a financial regulatory law firm. He is a specialist in financial markets regulation, disputes and investigations, as well as contentious and complex transactions. He represents public companies, licensed intermediaries and investors.
Basil is recognized by clients for his business insight and pragmatic advice, his familiarity with regulations in Hong Kong and business practices in Greater China, and his ability to successfully deliver on clients’ objectives.
Prior to founding Hauzen LLP, he was the founder and Managing Partner of a US law firm for seven years, an executive director in charge of managing a Hong Kong Mainboard-listed company, and general counsel and independent director at other companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Basil is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, as a solicitor in England and Wales, and as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore.
Basil has chosen to be part of BLW as a way to give back to the business community in Hong Kong and Singapore.
CEO of Fortnynja
Jenna specialises in regulated tech as a Fintech & Innovation expert. She is also named as one of the Top 14 Fintech Influencer in Malaysia, 40 under 40 – Prestige Malaysia & Top 100 Women in Fintech (Global), Jenna has experience in Entrepreneurship experience & has been sharing her experience as a Speaker (Global) (Eg: Silicon Valley).Jenna was from the Fintech team in MDEC (Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation), building the fintech ecosystem in Malaysia working with experts, regulators, financial institutions, accelerator, investors, startups/scaleups and academic institutions. She was an Advocate and Solicitor (Partner) previously with experience of running a law firm such as in the fields of corporate, litigation, human rights and family law.
Jenna is the Co-founder and CEO for FortNynja. FortNynja is a cybersecurity company (having presence in Australia, Hong Kong & Malaysia) which also tackles the talent drought issue in cybersecurity and fintech by launching programmes such as E-Fintech School.
Jenna was the Regtech Chair and committee member for Fintech Association of Malaysia. She also holds the position as a Strategist for Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and is also a co-author for the Legaltechbook and Regtech Book.
Making ideas into action within a community that thrive and creates impact with the principles of diversity, sustainability and inclusivity
CEO & Founder, Ariaa Company Limited
Amy is a digital entrepreneur with over 10 years of dedicated experience in Technology & Business Operation.
With an EMBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she was a Risk analyst at Citibank Hong Kong before becoming the co-founding COO of AQ Talent Lab, a career development mobile app with blockchain infrastructure.
Having extensive experience in digital content such as mobile games, short-form videos, and live-stream events, Amy is passionate about bridging the gap between technological leapfrog and traditional business practices. In 2020, Amy has founded Ariaa Company Limited, a digital content and partnership consultancy in Hong Kong.
Ariaa focuses on helping businesses with a tailored, sustainable digital solution that drives growth amidst the ever-changing global business environment. In contrast with digital agencies, Ariaa serves with a business owner’s perspective and provides a sustainable digital promotion and partnership model that aligns with the brand’s long term business objectives. Beyond social media and digital marketing, Ariaa uniquely provides partnership consultancy to help brands accelerate their growth (Both in terms of customer engagement and business conversions).
Being a dedicated Rotarian and an Alumni of the Chinese university EMBA program, I appreciate that there is no shortage of business networks and communities in Hong Kong. However, it is most rewarding when one comes across a community that focuses on personal growth as well as giving back. The theme of conducting business while giving back to society is a recurring one in my career so far and is exactly what attracts me to the BLW community.
CEO & Founder, Keplar Limited
Po is a senior executive with over 30 years’ leadership experience as a CFO in the UK and latterly Hong Kong. He has worked in both listed and unlisted multinational billion-dollar companies with extensive business and commercial experience in Advertising, Events, Marketing, Loyalty, Travel, Technology, e-Commerce, Airport lounges (Priority Pass) and the Sports industry.
In his last company, The Collinson Group, in June 2018 it was listed in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 as one of the fastest-growing companies and also finished second in the list of top five companies with the highest volume of international sales, with more than £521 million in 2017.
Currently, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of a start-up company, Keplar Limited, that utilises Blockchain Technology to solve accounting problems. It is a new journey, and he is looking forward to the challenge.
I joined BLW to collaborate and network with fellow liked minded members to share ideas and further good work.
High Performance Lifestyle Zeitgeist, Corporate Trainer & Transformation Coach.
A passionate NASM certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Specialist with a keen interest in optimizing his mind & body connection through various psychological and physiological biohacking routines. His intention is to empower everyone to live an optimized, balanced and purposeful life.
His Mission: Always aim to deliver an adequate balance of motivation, rewards and fun in any training workshop so as to create sustainable lifestyle changes for his clients.
He specializes in
- Stress management through Sleep Optimization
- Balance Nutrition workshop for weight loss & de-stress
- Preparation of one’s working environment for effective performance
His Passionate Sports: Triathlon, Endurance Sports (Running & Biking)
Think & Act Strategic Co.,Ltd.
Think & Act Strategic has been in toy industry since 1998 and concentrate in wooden toy sector on OEM & ODM manufacturing since 2002.
With a vision of caring children by developing good design and quality wooden toys. We developed a specific quality control system and proudly stated as the first and unique one. This not only strengthen our product reliability but also our trust on customers and consumers.
2019 was my 30 years anniversary in toy industry.
Lucky me, the longer I am here, I feel younger !
I strongly believe life-long learning and I never give up.
Five years ago, I obtained MBA degree and my honorable Doctorate !
I believe good attitude and care are key elements of success. Care of your working team, partners and customers is important to form a long-lasting collaboration unit.
Education and IT lead our future !
I am very happy to set my goal to participate on education by developing wooden toys as tools and system for children growth, elderly assistance and family harmony.
“Being impressed by BLW members who are not restricted to local residents. Member and guest from different sectors/countries who exchange their business view and focus on helping others to move on their goal. This platform can help to extend “Think Globally and Act Locally” marketing strategy!”
Founder & CEO
Kellog is the Founder and CEO of TIPS Dollar, a FinTech start-up focused on Wealth Tech and Invest Tech. His extensive experience in building financial trading systems and monitoring markets has motivated him to start this company, to educate young investors with the correct mentality in saving and investing, as well as making investing “simple, fair, and transparent.”
“BLW is a community that shares the same vision, to contribute to the society through business, not through transactions, but by connecting like-minded people of different backgrounds, to share experiences, ideas, and respect, to each other.”
Thrive Hong Kong Charitable Ltd.
Polly started off as a senior HR leader for international leading firms with experience in 10+ industries.
She had felt in love with children education charity services and entrepreneurships in her second and third careers.
In her latest journey, she is setting up a new children education charity called Thrive Hong Kong Charitable Ltd.
Thrive Hong Kong envisions to inspire and empower under-resourced children and youths in Hong Kong to embrace life with enhanced self-confidence, a positive mind-set and a giving back attitude.
Leveraging her prior charity experience of empowering 500+ needy children during 2009 to 2017, together with 5 young ambassadors (alumni from our previous charity), some long term International volunteers and many giving minded corporate and individuals, Polly and Lilian Sze, her charity partner believe, together we will be able to empower even more children and youths to shine in the future.
To provide financial sustainability and operational sustainability for Thrive Hong Kong, we also operate a Social Enterprise called Thrive Ltd to help caring corporates to design and project-lead their CSR workshops for Social impact & Enhanced Employee experience.
Please feel free to contact Lilian or me to share your wonderful giving back ideas.
“BLW stands out as an excellent senior executive Learning & Networking community. On day One, I was already learning a lot of useful and interesting business ideas on doing business with Good from renowned speakers. I am also impressed with the high quality of the members who are sincere, friendly and have a strong giving back mindset. As a new member, we already benefited from immediate business support and advice from a few of our existing members. Let me take this opportunity to thank Benson Lau to have introduced BLW to me and Dennis Tang to have accepted me as part of the BLW family. Thanks!”
Nixon Peabody CWL
I have practiced law for 30+ years in three different jurisdictions, New York, California, and Hong Kong. In addition, I have also co-founded a technology company. In my practice, I serve as a trusted adviser to entrepreneurs and investors focusing in the technology space. I try to help clients find solutions that are useful and practical while achieving their needs.
Co-founder and Managing-Director Asia-Pacific
I am an innovator. In the greater China area, I operate www.cookhouselabs.com which solves the toughest problems of financial institutions thru collaboration between creative youth/young entrepreneurs , business subject matter experts , and our Lean Innovation Impactathon process facilitators. We organize events and experiential learning that bring our global community closer together to make social impact and business impact. We have proprietary IP in investment, insurance and finance tech space that help our community members and collaborators to make real impact. In brief, I have: (1) launched the hedging module for North America’s top actuarial software platform; (2) developed Canada’s only equity-based-guarantee investment fund offered with life insurance; (3) researched and built the first-of-its-kind eco-friendly and sustainable residential home in Canada; (4) co-founded Canada’s only mutual risk sharing platform (besure) for the underserved/underbanked; (5) co-created the first dog-lovers community APP (Patzo in Germany) to use mutual risk sharing IP; (6) created a health & wellness APP (You2.0 in Canada) …. Finally, I was born in Trinidad & Tobago, the smallest nation to ever qualify for the FIFA soccer world cup finals. I have lived in 4 different continents. I currently work in Toronto, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. My wife was born and raised in Guangzhou. 3 of my 4 grandparents were born in the same birthplace as Sun Yat Sen. My first visit ever to China was in 2015. So, I only speak English. In China our company brand name is “Elite”. Our Instagram is: elite.team.mates
“I got connected with BLW through Benson Lau, the founder of Zencode. I immediately found common interest with Dennis Tang through his knowledge of actuarial science and our shared vision for making social impact. I am pleased to say that I have found BLW members are open to new ideas and always willing to help.”
Park Hyatt Shenzhen
Peter Hildebrand was appointed as General Manager of Park Hyatt Shenzhen in October 2018 and has since conducted the Grand Opening on July 29, 2019. Peter began his hospitality career at Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove on Queensland’s Hope Island in 1989. His career progressed with assignments at Hyatt Regency and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong and later Grand Hyatt Shanghai as Director of Marketing. In 2006, he was appointed Hotel Manager at Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai. In 2010, Peter became General Manager at The Westin Fuzhou Minjiang in Fujian Province and prior to his current role, he was General Manager at W Hong Kong since 2011.
“I joined BLW both because I liked the idea of creating useful business connections through social interaction with business leaders who don’t see profits as their sole raison d’etre. I had belonged to a business networking organization run by Dennis previously and I have faith in his integrity and believed his vision for BLW could be realized. Since joining I have not been disappointed and through BLW have met and established connections with a good number of business decision-makers who are relevant to my business and have been able to assist numerous times. The fact that this has been possible through an organization whose underlying mission is to contribute to the underprivileged makes it a much more satisfying and meaningful network than any I have participated in before.”
Anthony Lau Photography
Anthony Lau is an award-winning photographer based in Hong Kong, and is also a seasoned six-sigma business improvement black-belt with more than 20 years of experience in soft-skill training and project management.
In 2019, Anthony become a full-time photographer, providing personal coaching in photography, leading expedition into exotic locations and collaborating with world’s leading brands for various kind of corporate activities. His lists of major clients including AIA, Asus, Genting Group, Smartone and Sony.
“Contributing back to the society, Networking, Developing Business”
AFS Intercultural Exchanges
AFS Hong Kong is a non-profit that delivers 1-year immersive overseas exchange programs to teenagers from all socioeconomic backgrounds and all tiers of secondary schools. In this challenging 1-year exchange, our students live with unpaid voluntary host families, study at reputable local secondary schools, and receive regular support and orientations from AFS volunteers. In addition to fostering language and cultural knowledge, the AFS program empowers students to develop empathy, confidence, and real-world problem solving skills. AFS Hong Kong is part of the global AFS network, which has a 100+ year history of youth service with a mission to create a more just and peaceful world.
“We hope to collaborate with business leaders to impact even more teenagers and families in Hong Kong.”
Franklin is the managing director of Reanda Lau & Au Yeung (HK) CPA Ltd, ranked No 13 in HK per 2018 survey conducted by International Accounting Bulletin. He is also CEO of Reanda International, a network of firms providing audit, tax, advisory and legal support, based in Beijing, ranked 20th internationally with 40 country/ territory members worldwide in 2019, comprises of 15 members in Asia, 2 from Australia and Oceania, 1from Middle East, 7 from Africa, 14 from Europe and 1 from South America. Franklin is the life member of BLW, he has 2 kids, enjoys tennis, photography and singing in his leisure.
“BLW is amazing! Labeling BLW as a business club or association will just diminish the real meaning of joining it. Members of BLW are elites from diverse industries with very different cultural backgrounds and disciplines. this is an international community where business leaders in here are encouraged to share their knowledge and vision and most importantly care for each other and contribute to the society as our common goals. My hearty thanks to Dennis for bringing me in.”
Chairman, CEO & Executive Director
KNT Holdings Limited
I, the Chairman, CEO and Executive Director of KNT Holdings Limited (public listed on the Main Board of SEHK under stock code 1025), am primarily responsible for the Group’s overall strategic planning, corporate management and business development.
I commenced my business in 1993 by incorporating KNT Limited. To meet the business expansion, I established a factory HYG in Dongguan, China in 1993 . Knowing the business and customers’ needs, I have gained more customers’ recognition and market shares, and lead KNT going public in Hong Kong on February 2019.
“BLW is an excellent platform for business leaders from various sectors. As a Founding Member of BLW, I have got strong network from the BLW platform. It allows me to interact with other senior executives, entrepreneurs and young talented members from different sectors. Their thoughts and opinions inspire me a lot and I benefit a great deal from sharing experiences with them.”
Co-Founder and CSO at Zencode
Co-Producer of Failcon Hong Kong
Committee Member of Hong Kong Startup Support Group
Committee Member of Social Contribution at Business Leaders Who Care
Benson Lau is a Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Zencode, where he has helped grow Zencode from humble beginnings to 4 offices in Asia with over 80 staff for the last five years. He has extensive experience in developing web & mobile applications and Artificial Neural Networks with offshore teams. His recent activities for Zencode include investing in startups through “Code For Equity” program, facilitating Silicon Valley’s Failcon event in Hong Kong to foster innovation, fundraising for startups, engaging and growing the first decentralised startup community in Hong Kong (~1,000 members) and driving social impact through technology.
Benson is a tech consultant for investment offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, to validate technology, especially in AI and applications. Benson is frequently invited to speak on the future of AI and how it will shape our economies by different organisations in Hong Kong.
Benson serves on the committee for Hong Kong Startup Support Group and committee for Business Leaders Who Care. Benson also supports charities and social enterprises through pro-bono IT consulting and subsidised development services. He originally hails from Singapore and Sydney, Australia. Benson is interested in amateur racing and books from Bill Gates’s reading list.
B.Bus: summa cum laude University of Technology, Sydney 2010
DBS, AON, GIC, Telstra, Toyota, ST-Engineering, NTUC Fairprice, NUS, NUS Duke, NTU, L’Oreal, McDonald’s, Expedia, Charles & Keith and HPB… to name a few.
“I have found BLW to be a community of business leaders in Asia and beyond who share common values that help build trust and respect not on a transactional level, but on a deep respect level. Having a socially conscious mindset that goes beyond the dollars and cents. This is a stark contrast to other networking groups I have been a part of and the bonds formed here are not forced but desired.”
Partner and head of client servicing
Shadow leads the client servicing team at Stepworks to deliver on brief, on time, on budget, for global and local clients. With over a decade of band building experience, Shadow is often called upon by leaders in international and local businesses as a trusted advisor on brand-related matters. More at stepworks.co
Partner and Design Director
With almost two decades of design leadership experience, Michelle has lead effective brand development and communications projects for dozens of local and global organisations in the sectors of finance, healthcare, hospitality, and more. Check out stepworks.co to see how her and her team’s work have moved businesses forward.
Partner and Design Director
Eric’s enthusiasm and demanding standards for effective design solutions is contagious. Evidence of he and his team’s design thinking and reductionist approach to design can be seen across the city of Hong Kong in the brand identities of HK Tramways, Maxim’s Chinese Cuisine, CancerFund. A picture speaks a thousand words, check out stepworks.co for more.
Senior Partner ACT – Asia Corporate Training
Experienced team leader with a demonstrated history of business success through people. Skilled in Hospitality, Luxury Goods, Food & Beverage, Budgeting, Business Strategy and Operations Management. Strong entrepreneurship professional with long corporate business experience.
ACT has been a leading Experiential Learning company in the field of training and development for the last 15 years. We address behavioural change through experiential learning. We believe and respect that every organization is different, hence a need for different solutions to address organizational challenges.
“I joined BLW because the events are designed to allow for interaction not only with NGOs, exploring opportunities for creating a positive social impact but also
to link up with like-minded business leaders, for potential cooperation and partnership.”
CEO – Luxon Data Holdings Pte. Ltd.
A provider and integrator of customized enterprise solution platforms for business analytics with utilizing Auto ID,RFID,Vision,IoT,VR,Robot and Mobility technologies to meet customer needs for data management and action intelligence. A variety of sales and service in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China,HK and Taiwan.
“Good spirit of organization.”
Group CEO at E-Services Group (ESG)
Founder of the firm whose purpose is to create positive change through Wholehearted Brand Building. See how Stephen and his team creates valuable competitive advantages for their clients at stepworks.co. Stephen also serves on the board of Viva Hong Kong, a charity helping change the lives of vulnerable children around the world.
“My colleagues and I have enjoyed being a member of the BLW community of positive, ambitious, socially responsible leaders, from a wide range of businesses and the social sector. The community is generous in sharing knowledge and professional connections when appropriate.”
Managing Director, North Asia of BIPO
BIPO is a leading one-stop human resources provider in Asia Pacific, focused on providing organisations with innovative ways to manage complex end-to-end HR processes. Through our cloud and mobile-based Human Resources Management system as well as industry-leading solutions such as Payroll Outsourcing, Attendance Automation, HR Consulting, Recruitment & Business Process Outsourcing and Flexible Employee Management, we help companies transform their HR operations to and beyond their expectations, while achieving business goals related to cost and profitability.
Florence is the Managing Director, North Asia of BIPO. Her areas of specialty include organization transformation and helping organizations develop people management strategies to meet business needs.
Managing Director of Chip In
Vicky Chan, the founder of Chip In Fish & Chips, a Hong Kong local brand fish & chips shop and a social enterprise, established in 2012.
We use Fish & Chips to promote Quality Fast Food, bringing the importance of food safety, nutrition, eco-friendly and fair trade values to the public.
It is also a platform to enhance employment opportunities for people with disadvantages in the Food & Beverage industry.
Currently, two branches are operating in Sai Kung and Wan Chai. Franchise license is also available to the public, so that social impact can be maximised locally and globally through social franchising.
Managing Director of Dream Matcher
We are a professional advisory firm matching your growth dreams and accelerating performance the private equity way by connecting ideas, partners and resources. We target SMEs where they are less resourceful and at the inflection point of their growth and require assistance in different fronts to sustain expansion. We see ourselves as outsourced CEO, CFO, business development and strategist functions, all in one.
Director of Fenix Logistic Services Ltd
Fenix Logistics Services Limited is your one-stop logistics services provider. We aim to solve all logistics needs for our customer so they can focus on trading and selling, and we take care of the rest. We have been providing professional logistics solutions including storage, warehouse operation, local delivery, and custom clearance since 1994. In the urge of internet era, FLS has been able to adapt and provide e-commerce logistics services for e-shops. While it was difficult at first, we have now developed an efficient warehouse for e-commerce customers. We are also aggressive in expanding our services area, which now includes Shenzhen, China. Please feel free to contact if you have any questions regarding anything logistics.
“FLS care about the community but we don’t know how, BLW has shown us the way.”
Founder and CEO of V Cycle
Founded in October 2017, V Cycle is tackling Hong Kong’s environmental issues on two levels; ecological and social. By coupling them, we can empower the underprivileged and protect the natural world.
Our mission is to stop plastic from polluting our environment by educating companies, schools and the public on waste reduction. Plastic stays within the loop by recycling them into raw materials or contemporary products that everyone could use; businesses, individuals alike! We will create jobs in Hong Kong and provide care for the underprivileged living in poverty through waste collecting and recycling.
President of the HKGCSE Council
I am one of the founding members of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprise (GCSE). Since 2014, I become the chairperson of GCSE’s Committee on SE Endorsement Mark ( SEE Mark ), which is the only assessment scheme to certify SEs in Hong Kong. GCSE is one of the key SE platforms in Hong Kong established in 2009 to promote the development and sustainability of SE to resolve social problems and deliver social good through business operation. Apart from SEE Mark, GCSE partners with academic institutions to conduct researches on SEs, meets government officials and advocates for policy changes of to provide a nurturing environment for the development of SE. GCSE host conferences, conduct capacity building activities, pays visits to local and overseas SEs, as well as organize yearly outstanding award ceremony to boost morale of SE staffs.
Founder of thegoodcake
Karen Chu is the Founder of The Good Cake – a social bakery with a mission to alleviate elderly poverty in Hong Kong.
Managing Director of Astera Asia
Young Entrepreneur Membership
Originally from Canada, Hannah’s background is in business administration with a specialty in marketing/branding. She has built her career in Asia, first working for international advertising agencies in the corporate sector that exposed her to a diverse range of clients across different countries and cultures.
At Astera Asia, she is applying her experience in organizational development and marketing & communications to help those in non-profit organizations and small businesses. Her expertise has been found to be especially helpful in situations that require careful navigation of cross-cultural nuances.
The part of her job she enjoys most is in helping clients gain clarity in direction and empowering them to take the necessary next steps to move forward.
Her creativity is fuelled by crosswords, film festivals, and well-timed witty comments.
“The key to making social contributions that last is to do it in community. It is much too big a job for any one person, it must be done together. Astera Asia has joined BLW hoping to both strengthen our own efforts as well as being a strength to others who are running this same race. “
Executive Director of Voltra
VolTra is a registered charitable institution empowering people to take part in social innovation and glocal actions by connecting doers and dreamers, charities and businesses, local and global.