Gerald L. Chan
Gerald Chan is the co-founder of Morningside, a private investment group with venture capital , private equity and property investments.
Combining his training in science and experience in investments, Gerald has led the start-up of many biotechnology companies. His investments enabled many pioneering technologies in oncology including oncolytic viruses (Biovex, DNATrix), immuno-oncology (Aduro), novel cytotoxic agents (Nucana), modified tumor microenvironment (Vigeo) and novel targets for therapeutic intervention (CellCentric, K-Gen). Investments in the infectious disease area include novel antibiotics (MicuRx, Artugen), prophylactic vaccines (Matrivax) and antiviral small molecule drugs (Atea). Other investments cover the therapeutic areas of metabolic diseases (CVI, Alms), autoimmune diseases (Kezar), CNS disorders (Orthogonal, Pinteon, Cognito, Cognoa, Amylyx), and rare orphan diseases (Stealth, Apellis).
Gerald is a member of Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council, the Dean's Board of Advisors of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard China Fund . He chairs the Overseers Committee of the Morningside College of Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Innovation Advisory Committee of the Wellcome Trust in London.
Gerald received his BS and MS degrees in engineering from UCLA, his Master's degree in medical radiological physics and Doctor of Science degree in radiation biology from Harvard University. He did his post-doctoral training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Glasgow , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Scripps Research Institute and University of Massachusetts Boston have conferred on him honorary degrees. He was elected to an honorary fellowship at Wolfson College of Oxford University.
Leonie Ki GBS, SBS, JP
Ms Leonie Ki is Executive Director of New World Development Company Limited, Independent Non-Executive Director of Clear Media Limited, and Independent Non-Executive Director of Sa Sa International Holdings Limited. Ms Ki is a veteran advertising professional with over 40 years of experience in integrated communication and marketing services. She was the founder, partner and chairman/chief executive officer of Grey Hong Kong Advertising Limited and Grey China Advertising Limited. Ms Ki is committed to community and public services. She was the first Chief Executive of The Better Hong Kong Foundation, Council Member of UNICEF, Trustee of Ocean Park Conservation Fund. She is currently Honorary Secretary of Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation, Governor of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation, Executive Committee Member of Youth Outreach, Vice Chairman of the Musicus Society, Director of PMQ , Council Member of The University of Hong Kong, Advisory Board Member of Cheng Yu Tung School of Business at The University of Western Ontario, Canada, Vice-Chairman of Committee of Overseers of the Morningside College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ms Ki was conferred Honorary University Fellowship by both The University of Hong Kong and The Open University of Hong Kong, and Chapter Honoree Award by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. She also serves as Member of 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee since 2013 and Member of CPPCC Yunnan Provincial Committee since 2002.
Daniel Auerbach is the Senior Managing Director of Eight Roads Asia, the Asia Pacific Private Equity and Venture investing arm of FIL Limited (formerly Fidelity International Ltd), an affiliate of one of the World’s largest, independent, privately held money management firms. Mr. Auerbach has held this role since 1994, a significant component of his 30 years in Asia as an early pioneer and leader in the development of Asia’s Private Equity industry. Mr. Auerbach is associated with the establishment of some of the region’s most successful independent businesses in the areas of the internet, IT out-sourcing, software, media and bio-pharma among others. Mr. Auerbach is also a Trustee of Hong Kong’s WWF, (formally World Wildlife Fund) and a member of the Presidential Advisory Board of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Mr. Auerbach holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College (1980) and an M.B.A. from The Harvard Business School in Boston. Mr. Auerbach lives in Hong Kong.
Mr. Auerbach has held this role since 1994, a significant component of his 27 years in Asia as an early pioneer and leader in the development of Asia’s Private Equity industry. Mr. Auerbach is associated with the establishment of some of the region’s most successful independent businesses in the areas of the internet, IT out-sourcing, software, media and bio-pharma among others.
Mr. Auerbach is also a Trustee of Hong Kong’s WWF, (formally World Wildlife Fund) and a member of the Presidential Advisory Board of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Mr. Auerbach holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College (1980) and an M.B.A. from The Harvard Business School in Boston. Mr. Auerbach lives in Hong Kong.
Anthony Neoh, QC, SC is former Chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, former Chief Advisor of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and is a leading member of the Hong Kong Bar specialising in international litigation and arbitration and financial regulatory matters. He continues to serve on the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission and is an Independent Non-Executive Director of China Life Limited. He lectures frequently domestically and internationally on current issues of financial regulation and current legal issues in litigation and arbitration, and continues to teach in various universities both in China and abroad. He was Visiting Professor at many universities, including Peking, Tsinghua, Harvard Universities and currently is Dean's Visiting Professor of the Business Faculty at the National University of Singapore. His research interests are in Financial and Legal History and current issues of financial regulation
Jesús SEADE is the Associate Vice-President for Global Affairs and Professor in the School of Management and Economics at CUHK-Shenzhen (the vibrant new campus of CUHK in Shenzhen, China). He holds DPhil and BPhil degrees from Oxford University and Chemical Engineering (Summa cum Laude) from UNAM in Mexico. A Chair Professor at Warwick University, he was appointed Mexico’s Ambassador to GATT and to the Uruguay Round global negotiations that created the World Trade Organization (WTO), which he then served as founding Deputy Director-General for economic and global/external affairs. Following the 1997 Asian Financial Crises he joined the International Monetary Fund. taking charge of IMF policy formulation on three major crises (Brazil, Argentina and Turkey) and debt-relief for 16 high-debt African countries – and subsequently overseeing all IMF Transparency work with member countries as well as fiscal and trade technical assistance in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. He moved to Hong Kong as Chair Professor (2007-17) and Vice-President (2008-14) of Lingnan University, remaining active in teaching and research.
In January 2017 he started collaboration with CUHK-Shenzhen and moved formally to his current position in August 2017. Professor Seade is concurrently, in China, a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Shenzhen University and International Advisory Board Member at the Qianhai Institute of Innovative Research; and in Hong Kong, Professor Emeritus at Lingnan University; Vice-Chancellor of the Social Enterprise Research Institute; Honorary Professor at Asian College of Knowledge Management and Member of the Committee of Overseers of CUHK’s Morningside College.
Alex K Yasumoto
Dr. Alex K Yasumoto graduated from Seikei University, Tokyo with a bachelor degree in Economic & Political science. After engaging in property development in Tokyo for a long time, he expanded his family business to Hong Kong, Australia and Cambodia by opening offices there. In 2005, Dr. Yasumoto made a substantial donation to the Chinese University of Hong Kong to set up a scholarship foundation which enables students from different backgrounds to receive a commendable experience of studying abroad in their chosen fields.
In 2006, Dr. Yasumoto set up another foundation in his father’s name - the Kamenori Foundation, which aims to foster friendly relations and mutual understanding between the youths of Japan and other countries in Asia and Oceania through exchange programs. The Foundation is also committed to nurture future leaders who are expected to work as bridges among these countries.
In 2007, Dr. Yasumoto received an honorary doctorate degree in Social Science from the CUHK.