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Prof. Dominic Chan founded Decisive Consulting Limited, a management consulting firm, and co-founded Dark Horse Investment that focuses on early stage technology investment. Worked as a consultant with the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, Dominic was also the former co-CEO of a-connect (China), a professional consulting staffing firm and China general manager of Englishtown.com (an EF Group company) providing online language training service. As a serial entrepreneur, he has been involved in technology companies in the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) application, integrated communication, mobile device applications, e-commerce solution and e-learning areas.
Dominic is a frequent speaker at conferences, business seminars and university lectures. He is also a corporate trainer, executive coach and visiting lecturer. He is the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for mathematics presented by Queen Elizabeth II. Dominic studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, graduated with BA, MA and PhD (Digital Signal Processing) degrees. Dominic is the author of the book “My Cambridge Days”. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and speaks basic French and Japanese.
Dominic is also an Associate Professor in Practice, Dept of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, and the Associate Director, EMBA.
Sam Powpaka – Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, CUHK
Prof. Kevin AU co-founded the CUHK Center for Entrepreneurship and serves as the current Director. He is also Director of the Centre for Family Business. His research interests are international management, entrepreneurship, family business, and social network. He has published dozens of academic articles, teaching cases, and book chapters, and served on the editorial boards of several academic journals. He has provided consulting and training for the government and business corporations. His clients include the Central Policy Unit, Hong Kong Cyberport, and a number of business startups and family businesses in Hong Kong.
Besides research and consulting, he serves as a director for the Hong Kong Business Angel Network Ltd.(HKBAN), Family Firm Institute (USA), and International Study of Entrepreneurship Education Outcomes (ISSEO). He is an active angel investor on a few startups. In the capacity as Chairman of the Successful Trans-generational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project of the Asia Pacific Consortium, he worked with dozens of schools in Asia and Babson College to promote family business research in the region. In the public domain, he is currently member of the Social Enterprise Advisory Committee and the Social Innovation and Enterprise Task Force, a sub-committee of the Commission for Poverty.
Peter Mok – Head, HKSTP Incubation Programs