Morningside Salon Discussion
Leadership Thoughts from Board Directors
Tuesday, March 29
Have you been contemplating how today’s complex geopolitical environment and economic pressures will play out in the near future or in the longer run? What are the key challenges and opportunities shaping boardroom agendas for 2022 given the dilemma board directors are faced with?
CUAAHK cordially invites you to our next Morningside Salon discussion, with Mr. Ian Stone, Independent Non-Executive Director of Tencent Holdings, and Mr. Michael Wu, Chairman and Managing Director of Hong Kong Maxim’s Group. The two board directors will discuss their insights on brand and culture, investment culture, crisis management as well as thoughts on our changing business environments.
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Schedule: 6:20pm – 8:00pm
6:20pm - Registration
6:30pm - Discussion
7:15pm - Q&A
8:00pm - Conclusion
Location: Zoom (Zoom link will be sent to registered guests within 24 hours of the event)
Moderator: Danny Lee
Event Contact: Sean Lee
PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE CONDUCTED UNDER CHATHAM HOUSE RULES.
Mr. Ian Stone
Mr. Ian Stone has been an Independent Non-Executive Director to Tencent Holdings since 2004 – an internet ecosystem applications, services and investment company listed in Hong Kong. Since 2018, he has been an Advisor to the Planet N Group of companies on tech investing in Asia and the MENA regions. He has also been Director and joint-owner of Pontis Partners Ltd, a telecom and tech advisory consulting company, since 2003. Between October 2018 and October 2021, he was an Independent Non-Executive Director to OSN (Panther Media Group), a Pay TV and Streaming media business in the MENA region. Between 1990 and 2010, he was a former CEO to various Hong Kong based Mobile and Wirelesss companies including CSL, Pacific Link, SmarTone, SUNDAY, UK Broadband, PCCW Global as well as to SITC in Saudi Arabia. He worked in various roles for the global satellite and cable company, Cable and Wireless, between 1970 and 1977.
Mr. Michael Wu
Mr. Michael Wu is the Chairman and Managing Director of Hong Kong Maxim’s Group, which operates a diversified food and beverage service comprising Chinese, Asian and European restaurants, quick service restaurants, bakery shops, institutional catering, Japanese chain restaurants and coffee shops in Hong Kong & Macau regions, Mainland China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and The Philippines.
The Group is now Hong Kong’s leading food and beverage chain operating over 1,800 outlets , with a team over 34,000 staff personnel serving more than 600,000 people every day.
Mr. Wu is also a director of Hang Seng Bank Ltd., Hongkong Land Holdings Ltd., Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd. and The Community Chest of Hong Kong. He holds a 1992 Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University. He has received awards including Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 China - Country (Hong Kong/Macau) award & Category (Service) award and DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2008 in the Executive Category.