Past Awardees

Past Awardees

Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong

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YIAH 2022
Ricky

Dr Chiu Yin-to, Ricky

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, PHASE Scientific International Limited

Dr Chiu is a visionary scientist, entrepreneur, and industrialist. A rarity in the biotech field, he believes that in order for technologies to change the world, they must be used and commercialized so that the entire global community benefits. It is because of this belief that he is committed to leveraging the strengths of his upstream R&D efforts to support downstream development and manufacturing of disruptive products, giving a new meaning for what a successful industrialist can achieve.

Dr Chiu always goes above and beyond what he can accomplish, looking for innovative solutions to help with the world’s pressing health challenges. He developed a proprietary sample preparation technology while pursuing his Ph.D. in bioengineering at UCLA in the United States, which can concentrate target molecules by 10 to 100 times, making diagnostic tests easier, accessible, faster, more accurate and affordable. 

 

The power of Dr Chiu’s technology has been showcased in the battle against COVID-19. During the outbreak in early 2020, he believed that diagnostics could help combat the pandemic, with his technology the right tool to do so. The desire to help the world spurred him to lead his team at PHASE Scientific to create a series of highly accurate diagnostic products, including the INDICAID COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test - a “Made by Hong Kong” success story.

 

The INDICAID COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test is first product of its kind in the Greater China region to obtain the US FDA emergency use authorization. The test also received global recognition from the world’s leading regulatory institutions. Highly accurate and effective for large scale population screening, it is an essential diagnostic tool to help limit the spread of COVID-19 disease.

 

In view of the surging COVID-19 cases in early 2022, Dr Chiu dramatically increased the production capacity of the INDICAID COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test by five-fold in less than two months to meet the world’s urgent needs. The “Made by Hong Kong” diagnostic tests have been exported to more than 30 countries to combat virus spread, demonstrating that they are of exceptional quality and can be just as influential as products manufactured by multinational companies in resolving global health crises.

 

Dr Chiu is dedicated to the advancement of Hong Kong’s industrial development. With manufacturing facilities operating in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, he utilizes Hong Kong's robust business environment, free markets, good quality assurance and control, as well as professional management talent while combining with Mainland China’s mass production capabilities and raw materials supply chains to optimize the outcomes of his “Made by Hong Kong” innovations.

 

Later this year, PHASE Scientific will be among the first tenants to move into the newly opened Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMC) in order to accelerate the research-to-industry process and improve its downstream manufacturing operations. By partnering with AMC, Dr Chiu has realized his promise of promoting the revival of local industries through the application of advanced manufacturing technologies. 

 

It is Dr Chiu's vision to transform Hong Kong into an international innovation hub. Using his extensive network within the government, biotech, and medical sectors in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the United States, he will help nurture the next generation of biotech talent and foster the maturation of Hong Kong‘s biotech ecosystem. Also, he will continue to lead the PHASE Scientific team in innovating  smart and efficient manufacturing processes for the development of its medical diagnostic products, aiming to set a new gold standard for diagnostic quality, as well as to bring to life products that are innovated, designed, and manufactured in Hong Kong to benefit the world.

Judges’ Comments:
- Exemplary market acumen, develop novel diagnostic tools for cancer and infectious diseases with proprietary technologies

- Excellent achievement in biotechnology, 

transforming R&D achievements for the benefit of the global community

Dr Chiu is a visionary scientist, entrepreneur, and industrialist. A rarity in the biotech field, he believes that in order for technologies to change the world, they must be used and commercialized so that the entire global community benefits. It is because of this belief that he is committed to leveraging the strengths of his upstream R&D efforts to support downstream development and manufacturing of disruptive products, giving a new meaning for what a successful industrialist can achieve.

Dr Chiu always goes above and beyond what he can accomplish, looking for innovative solutions to help with the world’s pressing health challenges. He developed a proprietary sample preparation technology while pursuing his Ph.D. in bioengineering at UCLA in the United States, which can concentrate target molecules by 10 to 100 times, making diagnostic tests easier, accessible, faster, more accurate and affordable. 

 

The power of Dr Chiu’s technology has been showcased in the battle against COVID-19. During the outbreak in early 2020, he believed that diagnostics could help combat the pandemic, with his technology the right tool to do so. The desire to help the world spurred him to lead his team at PHASE Scientific to create a series of highly accurate diagnostic products, including the INDICAID COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test - a “Made by Hong Kong” success story.

 

The INDICAID COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test is first product of its kind in the Greater China region to obtain the US FDA emergency use authorization. The test also received global recognition from the world’s leading regulatory institutions. Highly accurate and effective for large scale population screening, it is an essential diagnostic tool to help limit the spread of COVID-19 disease.

 

In view of the surging COVID-19 cases in early 2022, Dr Chiu dramatically increased the production capacity of the INDICAID COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test by five-fold in less than two months to meet the world’s urgent needs. The “Made by Hong Kong” diagnostic tests have been exported to more than 30 countries to combat virus spread, demonstrating that they are of exceptional quality and can be just as influential as products manufactured by multinational companies in resolving global health crises.

 

Dr Chiu is dedicated to the advancement of Hong Kong’s industrial development. With manufacturing facilities operating in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, he utilizes Hong Kong's robust business environment, free markets, good quality assurance and control, as well as professional management talent while combining with Mainland China’s mass production capabilities and raw materials supply chains to optimize the outcomes of his “Made by Hong Kong” innovations.

 

Later this year, PHASE Scientific will be among the first tenants to move into the newly opened Advanced Manufacturing Centre (AMC) in order to accelerate the research-to-industry process and improve its downstream manufacturing operations. By partnering with AMC, Dr Chiu has realized his promise of promoting the revival of local industries through the application of advanced manufacturing technologies. 

 

It is Dr Chiu's vision to transform Hong Kong into an international innovation hub. Using his extensive network within the government, biotech, and medical sectors in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the United States, he will help nurture the next generation of biotech talent and foster the maturation of Hong Kong‘s biotech ecosystem. Also, he will continue to lead the PHASE Scientific team in innovating  smart and efficient manufacturing processes for the development of its medical diagnostic products, aiming to set a new gold standard for diagnostic quality, as well as to bring to life products that are innovated, designed, and manufactured in Hong Kong to benefit the world.

Judges’ Comments:
- Exemplary market acumen, develop novel diagnostic tools for cancer and infectious diseases with proprietary technologies

- Excellent achievement in biotechnology, 

transforming R&D achievements for the benefit of the global community

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YIAH 2022
Eric Kwong

Mr Kwong Hoi-fung, Eric

Managing Director, AluHouse International Trading Company Limited

Mr Eric Kwong, founder and managing director of AluHouse Co., Ltd. (“AluHouse”), is responsible for AluHouse’s strategic planning and operational management.

Mr Eric Kwong, founder and managing director of AluHouse Co., Ltd. (“AluHouse”), is responsible for AluHouse’s strategic planning and operational management.

 

Graduated from the University of Southern California in 2004, Mr Kwong soon joined the family business as the director of Asia Aluminum Group, where he gained rich experience in aluminum manufacturing and management of the company. In 2014, he established AluHouse Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong and set up a factory in Zhaoqing. AluHouse very quickly became an integral part of the Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) manufacturing industry and succeeded as one of the top suppliers of MiC components in the Hong Kong market.

 

Mr Kwong has made significant contributions to the business development and corporate transformation of AluHouse. In just seven years, he led the company to expand from a MiC business segment focusing only on low-rise aluminum structures to become the first diversified business company in the Greater Bay Area with a large-scale production capacity that incorporates three different materials for its MiC structures. Now AluHouse not only produces high-rise aluminum structure MiC, but also produces high-rise steel and concrete structure MiC, as well as aluminum alloy pedestrian bridges, aluminum home furnishings, and aluminum scaffolding.

 

The MiC products supplied by AluHouse are highly regarded by the HKSAR government and renown construction contractors. Some of the AluHouse projects that have been completed and are under construction in Hong Kong include Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre Phase 1A, 2, 4, 5 & 6, Kai Tak the Cruise Terminal Community Isolation Centre, Au Pui Wan Primary School, Shek Wu Hui Water Purification Site Office, as well as the Hong Kong largest transitional housing projects at Kong Ha Wai, Luen Yan Street, Tsuen Wan, and Hung Shui Kiu.  Other innovative projects include a few long-span all-aluminum alloy pedestrian bridges in Zhuhai, Zhaoqing, and Foshan.  Despite the pandemic and in the midst of global uncertainty and challenges, AluHouse has maintained a net profit growth against the odds.

 

Mr Kwong continuously keeps a close watch on the development trends and market opportunities of the construction industry in Hong Kong.  He aims to help the Hong Kong government alleviate the housing shortage problem through the innovative products and technologies developed by AluHouse.  He led the team to develop a technology center and invested in the addition of automated production lines that build a complete production chain of aluminum, steel, and concrete MiC modules from in-depth research and design, prefabrication and assembly, packaging, and transportation, to on-site installation. The current annual production capacity of MiC modules developed by the company has expanded to over 100,000 units (about 1.6 million square meters) and the production cycle has been shortened to 10-15 days/unit.

 

Mr Kwong places great importance on scientific corporate governance and leading the company to a sustainable development path. AluHouse has been awarded the Hong Kong Sustainable Development Enterprise Award, the Hong Kong Quality Management Award, and the Hong Kong Sustainable Building Award. He was personally awarded the Hong Kong Sustainability Leadership Award for four consecutive years. As a young entrepreneur, he is keen to maintain interaction within the industry through different platforms. He constantly invites relevant personnel from the construction industry, university institutions, academic organizations, and government agencies in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to visit the factory in Zhaoqing to explore opportunities.

 

Mr Kwong is also committed to cultivating the new generation of management talents and technical personnel. He has long recruited young professionals from the Greater Bay Area to join AluHouse and encouraged the young generation to engage in the MiC industry through activities such as the establishment of scholarships and joint research and development between colleges and enterprises. He also actively supports and encourages employees to participate in the Caring Company and its volunteering activities. He has sponsored the Hong Kong Handicapped Golf Club, Mother's Choice, Foodlink, St. James's Settlement and other charities, serving the community.

 

Looking forward, Mr Kwong will continue the same approach of providing a more efficient, more environmental friendly, and better way of life for society through sustainable materials and innovative construction technology. This commitment to a strong corporate vision and mission continues to drive the company to innovate, develop, and maintain a leading technological position within the industry.

Judges’ Comments:
- Visionary, full grasp of the market development trend and bring in new perspectives to the construction industry

- Captured opportunities arising from Greater Bay area for business growth

Mr Eric Kwong, founder and managing director of AluHouse Co., Ltd. (“AluHouse”), is responsible for AluHouse’s strategic planning and operational management.

Mr Eric Kwong, founder and managing director of AluHouse Co., Ltd. (“AluHouse”), is responsible for AluHouse’s strategic planning and operational management.

 

Graduated from the University of Southern California in 2004, Mr Kwong soon joined the family business as the director of Asia Aluminum Group, where he gained rich experience in aluminum manufacturing and management of the company. In 2014, he established AluHouse Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong and set up a factory in Zhaoqing. AluHouse very quickly became an integral part of the Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) manufacturing industry and succeeded as one of the top suppliers of MiC components in the Hong Kong market.

 

Mr Kwong has made significant contributions to the business development and corporate transformation of AluHouse. In just seven years, he led the company to expand from a MiC business segment focusing only on low-rise aluminum structures to become the first diversified business company in the Greater Bay Area with a large-scale production capacity that incorporates three different materials for its MiC structures. Now AluHouse not only produces high-rise aluminum structure MiC, but also produces high-rise steel and concrete structure MiC, as well as aluminum alloy pedestrian bridges, aluminum home furnishings, and aluminum scaffolding.

 

The MiC products supplied by AluHouse are highly regarded by the HKSAR government and renown construction contractors. Some of the AluHouse projects that have been completed and are under construction in Hong Kong include Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre Phase 1A, 2, 4, 5 & 6, Kai Tak the Cruise Terminal Community Isolation Centre, Au Pui Wan Primary School, Shek Wu Hui Water Purification Site Office, as well as the Hong Kong largest transitional housing projects at Kong Ha Wai, Luen Yan Street, Tsuen Wan, and Hung Shui Kiu.  Other innovative projects include a few long-span all-aluminum alloy pedestrian bridges in Zhuhai, Zhaoqing, and Foshan.  Despite the pandemic and in the midst of global uncertainty and challenges, AluHouse has maintained a net profit growth against the odds.

 

Mr Kwong continuously keeps a close watch on the development trends and market opportunities of the construction industry in Hong Kong.  He aims to help the Hong Kong government alleviate the housing shortage problem through the innovative products and technologies developed by AluHouse.  He led the team to develop a technology center and invested in the addition of automated production lines that build a complete production chain of aluminum, steel, and concrete MiC modules from in-depth research and design, prefabrication and assembly, packaging, and transportation, to on-site installation. The current annual production capacity of MiC modules developed by the company has expanded to over 100,000 units (about 1.6 million square meters) and the production cycle has been shortened to 10-15 days/unit.

 

Mr Kwong places great importance on scientific corporate governance and leading the company to a sustainable development path. AluHouse has been awarded the Hong Kong Sustainable Development Enterprise Award, the Hong Kong Quality Management Award, and the Hong Kong Sustainable Building Award. He was personally awarded the Hong Kong Sustainability Leadership Award for four consecutive years. As a young entrepreneur, he is keen to maintain interaction within the industry through different platforms. He constantly invites relevant personnel from the construction industry, university institutions, academic organizations, and government agencies in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to visit the factory in Zhaoqing to explore opportunities.

 

Mr Kwong is also committed to cultivating the new generation of management talents and technical personnel. He has long recruited young professionals from the Greater Bay Area to join AluHouse and encouraged the young generation to engage in the MiC industry through activities such as the establishment of scholarships and joint research and development between colleges and enterprises. He also actively supports and encourages employees to participate in the Caring Company and its volunteering activities. He has sponsored the Hong Kong Handicapped Golf Club, Mother's Choice, Foodlink, St. James's Settlement and other charities, serving the community.

 

Looking forward, Mr Kwong will continue the same approach of providing a more efficient, more environmental friendly, and better way of life for society through sustainable materials and innovative construction technology. This commitment to a strong corporate vision and mission continues to drive the company to innovate, develop, and maintain a leading technological position within the industry.

Judges’ Comments:
- Visionary, full grasp of the market development trend and bring in new perspectives to the construction industry

- Captured opportunities arising from Greater Bay area for business growth

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YIAH 2022
Nicholas

Mr Lai Yui-man, Nicholas

General Manager (Southern China), Pro-Technic Machinery Ltd

Mr Nicholas Lai read law at Macquarie University.  He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree from Macquarie University, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Sydney.  Nicholas was an exchange student at Gonville & Caius College at the University of Cambridge, he recently completed his Master of Business Administration at the University of Hong Kong and is currently a Doctor of Business Administration candidate at the City University of Hong Kong.  Nicholas is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and has been admitted as a solicitor since 2014.

Mr Nicholas Lai read law at Macquarie University.  He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree from Macquarie University, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Sydney.  Nicholas was an exchange student at Gonville & Caius College at the University of Cambridge, he recently completed his Master of Business Administration at the University of Hong Kong and is currently a Doctor of Business Administration candidate at the City University of Hong Kong.  Nicholas is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and has been admitted as a solicitor since 2014.

 

Following a career as a commercial lawyer in Australia, Nicholas joined the Pro-Technic family business, firstly as Executive Assistant to Managing Director and was later appointed as General Manager (Southern China).

 

Pro-Technic Machinery Limited was established in 1977.  The company now has more than twenty offices across major cities in China and is regarded as a reputable manufacturing solutions provider.  Pro-Technic has longstanding partnerships with various renowned machinery manufacturers, importing advanced machinery such as Brother CNC machines, Star Swiss-type lathes, GOM 3D optical metrology devices, Shibaura nano processing systems, Nakamura-Tome multi-tasking machines, Seibu wire EDMs and many other machines well appreciated by manufacturers across the globe.  Pro-Technic has also built a reputation as an automation integrator and smart manufacturing purveyor specialising in turnkey solutions, serving clients such as BYD, Volkswagen, Tesla, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

 

Under Nicholas’ leadership, Pro-Technic’s automation and smart manufacturing businesses have flourished to new heights.  In 2019, Pro-Technic was awarded the Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Equipment and Machinery Design Award for its in-house developed nine-axis automatic polishing center. 

 

Nicholas also propelled Pro-Technic’s wholly-owned subsidiary Grandlead to successfully apply for various patents and software copyrights and in 2020 Grandlead was recognised as a High and New Technology Enterprise in recognition for the contribution to industrial technological advancements in China.

 

Nicholas is an advocator of industrial 4.0 and digital transformation.  He facilitated the company’s development and adoption of PTApp, a real time sales and services management tool and PTMES, a software visualising real time production statuses of factory machinery.  Nicholas commercialised the PTMES concept which became an awardee of HKU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub iDendron’s SEED Programme.

 

In 2022, Pro-Technic signed an agreement with the Hong Kong Industrial Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Centre to develop a vision system that utilises AI technologies to detect surface defects on die-casting workpieces, greatly improving the overall accuracy and efficiency of the inspection process that is traditionally manual.

 

Outside of Pro-Technic, Nicholas is an advisor of CareHK Limited, a manufacturer of surgical face masks in Hong Kong and a Q-Mark recipient.  Nicholas was involved in the set up of the company, coordinating the development and installation of the automation production lines.  CareHK was able to supply face masks to the Hong Kong public within 50 days of company set up in March 2020.

 

Due to Nicholas’ expertise in industrial digital transformation, he has been invited to become a member of Hong Kong Productivity Council’s Professional Production of SCS and RPL Clusters for The Manufacturing Technology (Tooling, Metals and Plastics) – Industrial 4.0 Steering and Subject Matter Expert Committee and Qualifications Framework’s Specification of Competency Standards Drafting Subcommittee.  He also contributes regularly at forums and seminars for the industries and students.

 

Nicholas serves as a member of the Advisory Committee on the HKSAR Recycling Fund.  Within the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Nicholas is the convener of Member Relations & Youth Committee of Hong Kong Automation Technology Council and is an executive committee member of the Hong Kong Metal and Machinery Council, FHKI Committee on Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility and Young Executive Council. 


Judges’ Comments:

- An advocate for industrial automation and re-industrialization

- Pragmatic, leading company expansion under sluggish market condition

Mr Nicholas Lai read law at Macquarie University.  He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree from Macquarie University, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Sydney.  Nicholas was an exchange student at Gonville & Caius College at the University of Cambridge, he recently completed his Master of Business Administration at the University of Hong Kong and is currently a Doctor of Business Administration candidate at the City University of Hong Kong.  Nicholas is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and has been admitted as a solicitor since 2014.

Mr Nicholas Lai read law at Macquarie University.  He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree from Macquarie University, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Sydney.  Nicholas was an exchange student at Gonville & Caius College at the University of Cambridge, he recently completed his Master of Business Administration at the University of Hong Kong and is currently a Doctor of Business Administration candidate at the City University of Hong Kong.  Nicholas is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and has been admitted as a solicitor since 2014.

 

Following a career as a commercial lawyer in Australia, Nicholas joined the Pro-Technic family business, firstly as Executive Assistant to Managing Director and was later appointed as General Manager (Southern China).

 

Pro-Technic Machinery Limited was established in 1977.  The company now has more than twenty offices across major cities in China and is regarded as a reputable manufacturing solutions provider.  Pro-Technic has longstanding partnerships with various renowned machinery manufacturers, importing advanced machinery such as Brother CNC machines, Star Swiss-type lathes, GOM 3D optical metrology devices, Shibaura nano processing systems, Nakamura-Tome multi-tasking machines, Seibu wire EDMs and many other machines well appreciated by manufacturers across the globe.  Pro-Technic has also built a reputation as an automation integrator and smart manufacturing purveyor specialising in turnkey solutions, serving clients such as BYD, Volkswagen, Tesla, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

 

Under Nicholas’ leadership, Pro-Technic’s automation and smart manufacturing businesses have flourished to new heights.  In 2019, Pro-Technic was awarded the Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Equipment and Machinery Design Award for its in-house developed nine-axis automatic polishing center. 

 

Nicholas also propelled Pro-Technic’s wholly-owned subsidiary Grandlead to successfully apply for various patents and software copyrights and in 2020 Grandlead was recognised as a High and New Technology Enterprise in recognition for the contribution to industrial technological advancements in China.

 

Nicholas is an advocator of industrial 4.0 and digital transformation.  He facilitated the company’s development and adoption of PTApp, a real time sales and services management tool and PTMES, a software visualising real time production statuses of factory machinery.  Nicholas commercialised the PTMES concept which became an awardee of HKU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Hub iDendron’s SEED Programme.

 

In 2022, Pro-Technic signed an agreement with the Hong Kong Industrial Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Centre to develop a vision system that utilises AI technologies to detect surface defects on die-casting workpieces, greatly improving the overall accuracy and efficiency of the inspection process that is traditionally manual.

 

Outside of Pro-Technic, Nicholas is an advisor of CareHK Limited, a manufacturer of surgical face masks in Hong Kong and a Q-Mark recipient.  Nicholas was involved in the set up of the company, coordinating the development and installation of the automation production lines.  CareHK was able to supply face masks to the Hong Kong public within 50 days of company set up in March 2020.

 

Due to Nicholas’ expertise in industrial digital transformation, he has been invited to become a member of Hong Kong Productivity Council’s Professional Production of SCS and RPL Clusters for The Manufacturing Technology (Tooling, Metals and Plastics) – Industrial 4.0 Steering and Subject Matter Expert Committee and Qualifications Framework’s Specification of Competency Standards Drafting Subcommittee.  He also contributes regularly at forums and seminars for the industries and students.

 

Nicholas serves as a member of the Advisory Committee on the HKSAR Recycling Fund.  Within the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Nicholas is the convener of Member Relations & Youth Committee of Hong Kong Automation Technology Council and is an executive committee member of the Hong Kong Metal and Machinery Council, FHKI Committee on Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility and Young Executive Council. 


Judges’ Comments:

- An advocate for industrial automation and re-industrialization

- Pragmatic, leading company expansion under sluggish market condition

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YIAH 2022
Will Lam

Mr Lam Gee-yu, Will

CEO & Managing Director, High Fashion International Limited

Mr Will Lam is the CEO of High Fashion Group. The Group has been pushing for digital transformation of the garment industry, with sustainability and environmental protection at the center of the evolution. In these ten years, High Fashion has devoted itself into breakthroughs of product development and production management, and the upgrade of the industry as a whole. In particular, the group supports the research and development of new material, and seeks to substitute traditional ones with innovative and sustainable products, driving the green revolution and leading the sustainable initiatives of the fashion industry.

Mr Will Lam is the CEO of High Fashion Group. The Group has been pushing for digital transformation of the garment industry, with sustainability and environmental protection at the center of the evolution. In these ten years, High Fashion has devoted itself into breakthroughs of product development and production management, and the upgrade of the industry as a whole. In particular, the group supports the research and development of new material, and seeks to substitute traditional ones with innovative and sustainable products, driving the green revolution and leading the sustainable initiatives of the fashion industry.

 

High Fashion Group spares no effort to promote environmental sustainability within the whole industry. It leads a range of innovative green projects which focus on developing new fabric technology and new green materials. For example, using natural fibres from plants to develop different new biodegradable fabrics, reducing carbon emissions in the manufacturing process. This has brought a more environmental friendly and skin friendly source of raw material to the garment industry, realizing the concept of “sustainable fashion”. High Fashion also aspires to improve the functionality of these green products in order to strive for a total transformation of the industry. Other than the sustainable products, the group also strives for improvement and breakthroughs in the production process in relations to environmental protection. High Fashion is awarded by the provincial government the Green & Low-Carbon Factory Recognition. Its Natural Dye Project uses different parts of plant to develop natural dyeing agents, solving the long-standing issues of color variety limitation and dye wastewater pollution. Also, High Fashion’s unique “Aqua Print” technique reduces water consumption in textile processing, bringing a new green solution to the traditional clothing and fabric industry.

 

High Fashion’s vision is to connect the industry standard in China to the global one. The group has obtained various qualifications such as the National High-tech Enterprise Certificate, the Enterprise Technology Center and the Enterprise Research Institute Honor. High Fashion has participated in the making and amendment of many national and industry standards, contributing to the overall development of the national garment industry. Also, the group has established a garment testing laboratory that has passed the onsite audit conducted by the Chinese government. The laboratory is certified to provide tests on international standards on products, services and production processes.

 

The group also advocates the technological enhancement and digitalization in supply chain management. Since 2019, High Fashion has invested in the construction of smart factories, and has been recognized as the ‘Zhejiang Province Smart Factory (Digital Workshop)’ and ‘The Future Factory Digital Workshop in Hangzhou’. By building a green and intelligent supply chain, High Fashion has become the industry model that is recognized by the provincial government, and promoted the deliberation of intelligent manufacturing that contributes to the digital transformation of the industry.

 

Mr Lam cares about the community and actively gives back to the society. In order to foster the development of the industry, he established WL District (WLD) to support and incubate emerging technology industries, collaborate with different scientific research institutions, media and start-up companies. WL District provides support on environmental protection, entrepreneurship, education, technology, design and financial needs. The WLD project also promotes the concepts of Internet, big data, shared economy, and the development of new economies such as influencer platforms. WL District has built a cross-functional ecosystem for the fashion world and this is one of the ways that High Fashion contributes back to the garment industry with its forty years of heritage and experience.

 

The group also established High Fashion Womenswear Institute to cultivate a new generation of talents for the industry. The institute provides professional apparel-related trainings and courses about new Internet+ concept and sustainability. It has played a significate role in talent cultivation and technological industrial innovation, speeding up digitalization and transformation of the industry. Mr Lam is also a director of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), where he has provided professional advice and support to the innovative green R&D projects to promote the sustainable development of the apparel industry.

 

Judges’ Comments:

-Pioneer in adopting environment and sustainability development in garment and textiles industry

-Devoted in business transformation and industry sustainable development

Mr Will Lam is the CEO of High Fashion Group. The Group has been pushing for digital transformation of the garment industry, with sustainability and environmental protection at the center of the evolution. In these ten years, High Fashion has devoted itself into breakthroughs of product development and production management, and the upgrade of the industry as a whole. In particular, the group supports the research and development of new material, and seeks to substitute traditional ones with innovative and sustainable products, driving the green revolution and leading the sustainable initiatives of the fashion industry.

Mr Will Lam is the CEO of High Fashion Group. The Group has been pushing for digital transformation of the garment industry, with sustainability and environmental protection at the center of the evolution. In these ten years, High Fashion has devoted itself into breakthroughs of product development and production management, and the upgrade of the industry as a whole. In particular, the group supports the research and development of new material, and seeks to substitute traditional ones with innovative and sustainable products, driving the green revolution and leading the sustainable initiatives of the fashion industry.

 

High Fashion Group spares no effort to promote environmental sustainability within the whole industry. It leads a range of innovative green projects which focus on developing new fabric technology and new green materials. For example, using natural fibres from plants to develop different new biodegradable fabrics, reducing carbon emissions in the manufacturing process. This has brought a more environmental friendly and skin friendly source of raw material to the garment industry, realizing the concept of “sustainable fashion”. High Fashion also aspires to improve the functionality of these green products in order to strive for a total transformation of the industry. Other than the sustainable products, the group also strives for improvement and breakthroughs in the production process in relations to environmental protection. High Fashion is awarded by the provincial government the Green & Low-Carbon Factory Recognition. Its Natural Dye Project uses different parts of plant to develop natural dyeing agents, solving the long-standing issues of color variety limitation and dye wastewater pollution. Also, High Fashion’s unique “Aqua Print” technique reduces water consumption in textile processing, bringing a new green solution to the traditional clothing and fabric industry.

 

High Fashion’s vision is to connect the industry standard in China to the global one. The group has obtained various qualifications such as the National High-tech Enterprise Certificate, the Enterprise Technology Center and the Enterprise Research Institute Honor. High Fashion has participated in the making and amendment of many national and industry standards, contributing to the overall development of the national garment industry. Also, the group has established a garment testing laboratory that has passed the onsite audit conducted by the Chinese government. The laboratory is certified to provide tests on international standards on products, services and production processes.

 

The group also advocates the technological enhancement and digitalization in supply chain management. Since 2019, High Fashion has invested in the construction of smart factories, and has been recognized as the ‘Zhejiang Province Smart Factory (Digital Workshop)’ and ‘The Future Factory Digital Workshop in Hangzhou’. By building a green and intelligent supply chain, High Fashion has become the industry model that is recognized by the provincial government, and promoted the deliberation of intelligent manufacturing that contributes to the digital transformation of the industry.

 

Mr Lam cares about the community and actively gives back to the society. In order to foster the development of the industry, he established WL District (WLD) to support and incubate emerging technology industries, collaborate with different scientific research institutions, media and start-up companies. WL District provides support on environmental protection, entrepreneurship, education, technology, design and financial needs. The WLD project also promotes the concepts of Internet, big data, shared economy, and the development of new economies such as influencer platforms. WL District has built a cross-functional ecosystem for the fashion world and this is one of the ways that High Fashion contributes back to the garment industry with its forty years of heritage and experience.

 

The group also established High Fashion Womenswear Institute to cultivate a new generation of talents for the industry. The institute provides professional apparel-related trainings and courses about new Internet+ concept and sustainability. It has played a significate role in talent cultivation and technological industrial innovation, speeding up digitalization and transformation of the industry. Mr Lam is also a director of The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), where he has provided professional advice and support to the innovative green R&D projects to promote the sustainable development of the apparel industry.

 

Judges’ Comments:

-Pioneer in adopting environment and sustainability development in garment and textiles industry

-Devoted in business transformation and industry sustainable development

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YIAH 2022
Evan

Mr Tse Siu-ngan, Evan

Chief Executive Officer, United Creation Optical Company Ltd

Evan Tse, the current CEO of United Creation Optical Co., Ltd (“UCO”) and the company's shareholder, is an outstanding young generation of Hong Kong optical frame. An outstanding entrepreneur, UCO was established in 2001, and Mr Tse immediately joined the company's services, starting from product development. Sent to different jobs in directly involved companies, including product design, brand building to corporate management, after more than 20 years. Efforts have led the company to develop from a Hong Kong funded small enterprise to an international group in Hong Kong and the Mainland China. The business model has grown from independent. From Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) to Own Design Manufacturing (ODM), expanding to operating authorized brand product wholesale, creating own brand products wholesale and retail industries.

Evan Tse, the current CEO of United Creation Optical Co., Ltd (“UCO”) and the company's shareholder, is an outstanding young generation of Hong Kong optical frame. An outstanding entrepreneur, UCO was established in 2001, and Mr Tse immediately joined the company's services, starting from product development. Sent to different jobs in directly involved companies, including product design, brand building to corporate management, after more than 20 years. Efforts have led the company to develop from a Hong Kong funded small enterprise to an international group in Hong Kong and the Mainland China. The business model has grown from independent. From Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) to Own Design Manufacturing (ODM), expanding to operating authorized brand product wholesale, creating own brand products wholesale and retail industries.

 

The global business environment and changing consumption patterns, UCO is committed to promoting the sustainable development of the environment and society In 2022, the factory will be moved from Dongguan to Yingtan, Jiangxi Province to open a new factory. With intelligent production lines and mechanical equipment, it can be greatly shorten the production period, reduce labor costs and increase output value.

In addition to the popularity of the concept of environmental protection, UCO is the first optical frame manufacturer in Midland China to obtain the "ISCC PLUS" certification. Allows us to offer frames made from certified recycled acetate. In addition, we also take acetate from BIOBASED and BIODEGRADED for eyewear.

 

To obtaining famous eyewear brands, UCO has exclusively authorized Evisu frames to distribute in Southeast Asia, and established its own brand "TiDOU", focusing on brand building, design, product development, manufacturing and global distribution. In addition to obtaining global patents, it has won design awards in Japan and Germany in 2020 and 2022.

 

Mr Tse joined the Hong Kong Eyewear Designer Club in 2016 and was elected as the Vice-Chairman, dedicated to the development of the industry association word to support the Hong Kong Manufacturers Association Ltd (“HKOMA”) in successfully applying for the ‘Creative Intelligence’ of the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2018 ‘Excellent Scheme’ to promote Hong Kong’s excellent eyewear design ,to enhance the innovative image of product design in the Hong Kong eyewear industry. As the Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Eyewear Designer Club, in cooperation with the HKOMA, launched the first special eyewear design- Hong Kong Feelings series. Based on the development of Hong Kong folk art since the 1970s design there and win the 2021 Hong Kong Design Award.

 

Mr Tse's hard work in serving the industry was elected as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Eyewear Designer Club in 2019. At the same time. He was elected by the Hong Kong optical industry last year as the HKOMA the 22nd President of the Association. He was the youngest President of the HKOMA. A Hong Kong-Shenzhen seminar will be held in 2022 to promote the HKOMA and strengthen exchanges with domestic suppliers, in line with the country's development direction for the Greater Bay Area.

 

Mr Tse also actively participates in corporate social responsibility work, including abiding by business ethics, production safety, occupational health, and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of workers. Mr. Tse drives his corporate group and the industry to fulfill corporate social responsibility, not only contributing to economic development, but also aiming to improve the quality of life of employees and their families, the local community as a whole, and society.

Judges’ Comments:

- Leading company’s transformation through outstanding leadership and business acumen

- Demonstrated deep industry knowledge and drive for industry development

Evan Tse, the current CEO of United Creation Optical Co., Ltd (“UCO”) and the company's shareholder, is an outstanding young generation of Hong Kong optical frame. An outstanding entrepreneur, UCO was established in 2001, and Mr Tse immediately joined the company's services, starting from product development. Sent to different jobs in directly involved companies, including product design, brand building to corporate management, after more than 20 years. Efforts have led the company to develop from a Hong Kong funded small enterprise to an international group in Hong Kong and the Mainland China. The business model has grown from independent. From Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) to Own Design Manufacturing (ODM), expanding to operating authorized brand product wholesale, creating own brand products wholesale and retail industries.

Evan Tse, the current CEO of United Creation Optical Co., Ltd (“UCO”) and the company's shareholder, is an outstanding young generation of Hong Kong optical frame. An outstanding entrepreneur, UCO was established in 2001, and Mr Tse immediately joined the company's services, starting from product development. Sent to different jobs in directly involved companies, including product design, brand building to corporate management, after more than 20 years. Efforts have led the company to develop from a Hong Kong funded small enterprise to an international group in Hong Kong and the Mainland China. The business model has grown from independent. From Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) to Own Design Manufacturing (ODM), expanding to operating authorized brand product wholesale, creating own brand products wholesale and retail industries.

 

The global business environment and changing consumption patterns, UCO is committed to promoting the sustainable development of the environment and society In 2022, the factory will be moved from Dongguan to Yingtan, Jiangxi Province to open a new factory. With intelligent production lines and mechanical equipment, it can be greatly shorten the production period, reduce labor costs and increase output value.

In addition to the popularity of the concept of environmental protection, UCO is the first optical frame manufacturer in Midland China to obtain the "ISCC PLUS" certification. Allows us to offer frames made from certified recycled acetate. In addition, we also take acetate from BIOBASED and BIODEGRADED for eyewear.

 

To obtaining famous eyewear brands, UCO has exclusively authorized Evisu frames to distribute in Southeast Asia, and established its own brand "TiDOU", focusing on brand building, design, product development, manufacturing and global distribution. In addition to obtaining global patents, it has won design awards in Japan and Germany in 2020 and 2022.

 

Mr Tse joined the Hong Kong Eyewear Designer Club in 2016 and was elected as the Vice-Chairman, dedicated to the development of the industry association word to support the Hong Kong Manufacturers Association Ltd (“HKOMA”) in successfully applying for the ‘Creative Intelligence’ of the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2018 ‘Excellent Scheme’ to promote Hong Kong’s excellent eyewear design ,to enhance the innovative image of product design in the Hong Kong eyewear industry. As the Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Eyewear Designer Club, in cooperation with the HKOMA, launched the first special eyewear design- Hong Kong Feelings series. Based on the development of Hong Kong folk art since the 1970s design there and win the 2021 Hong Kong Design Award.

 

Mr Tse's hard work in serving the industry was elected as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Eyewear Designer Club in 2019. At the same time. He was elected by the Hong Kong optical industry last year as the HKOMA the 22nd President of the Association. He was the youngest President of the HKOMA. A Hong Kong-Shenzhen seminar will be held in 2022 to promote the HKOMA and strengthen exchanges with domestic suppliers, in line with the country's development direction for the Greater Bay Area.

 

Mr Tse also actively participates in corporate social responsibility work, including abiding by business ethics, production safety, occupational health, and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of workers. Mr. Tse drives his corporate group and the industry to fulfill corporate social responsibility, not only contributing to economic development, but also aiming to improve the quality of life of employees and their families, the local community as a whole, and society.

Judges’ Comments:

- Leading company’s transformation through outstanding leadership and business acumen

- Demonstrated deep industry knowledge and drive for industry development

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YIAH 2022
Rex Wong

Mr Wong Siu-han, Rex, JP

Chief Executive Officer, Kum Shing Group Limited

Kum Shing Group (KS) is a leading energy and infrastructure specialist company. Founded in 1963 it is wholly owned by the reputable Wong Family and managed by Chief Executive, Mr. Rex Wong, JP.

Kum Shing Group (KS) is a leading energy and infrastructure specialist company. Founded in 1963 it is wholly owned by the reputable Wong Family and managed by Chief Executive, Mr. Rex Wong, JP.

 

Rex’s knowledge in architectural profession has laid a solid foundation for his successes. He received The Columbia University's GSAPP - honors award for Excellence in Design.  He is a registered architect in the State of Florida, USA. In Hong Kong, Rex led the American Institute of Architects (Hong Kong chapter) as its President 2017, and served its board (volunteered) for six years.

 

Since joining KS over 15 years ago, Rex’s profession pivots to general management focusing on great quality management. In 2013, under his leadership, KS was honored by the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) with a top prize of quality award. It is among the most prestigious accolades in professional management and an unprecedented recognition of a company in the infrastructure sector.

 

KS continued raising quality standards and benchmarks. Rex served (volunteered) the HKMA’s board of examiners for Quality Award (2016-2018). He sits on the panel of judges for the Awards, demonstrating his dedication to the course.

 

Rex’s commitment to serve the industries and community is witnessed throughout his extensive involvement in public services. As a reputable leader he has strengthened community and consensus, enhancing KS’s role as a client-focused, solution-oriented, highly reliable partner. KS is five times gold winner of the government’s Contractors Award. 

 

In our community Rex leads KS to improve livelihood of citizens. KS is official engineering consultant to OXFAM (charitable NGO), and improved operational efficiency and response to needs. KS played a key role in restoring normality for thousands of Hong Kong residents after the damages caused by Super Typhoon Mangkhut in 2018.

 

With substantial emphasis on building smarter more sustainable city, Rex leads KS to pioneer numerous new initiatives in GBA and Belt and Road; carbon neutrality through business practices, services, consultancy advice and ecosystem collaboration.

 

In ESG and digitalization best practices, impact is seen in Rex’s expansive service in the Hong Kong Construction Association – as executive committee member, honorary secretary, and Chairman of Health and Safety Committee and Environmental Committee.

 

As a strong supporter of Construction Industry Council, Rex drives the construction digitalization roadmap. He also serves government's common spatial data advisory committee. He promotes digitalization to enhance safety and operational efficiency. Through elevating professional standards and image to attract and retain talent to the industry.

 

In summary, KS has been a leader in development, operations and maintenance of energy infrastructure for nearly six decades, backed by quality management, technical expertise, experience and innovation. Its coverage of customized and specialist services to power utilities, transportation and public sector. Clients include CLP Power, HK Electric, MTR Corporation, Airport Authority, and the government’s Highways Department, and Drainage Services Department.

 

KS invests substantially to integrate technology and design with its core business. Under Rex’s leadership, KS actively explores opportunities to expand through its consulting and investment arm, and in projects for infrastructure development. 

Judges’ Comments:

- Focus on quality assurance, set new benchmark to raise the quality standard in the construction industry.

- Devoted to support local start-up community and nurture younger generation

Kum Shing Group (KS) is a leading energy and infrastructure specialist company. Founded in 1963 it is wholly owned by the reputable Wong Family and managed by Chief Executive, Mr. Rex Wong, JP.

Kum Shing Group (KS) is a leading energy and infrastructure specialist company. Founded in 1963 it is wholly owned by the reputable Wong Family and managed by Chief Executive, Mr. Rex Wong, JP.

 

Rex’s knowledge in architectural profession has laid a solid foundation for his successes. He received The Columbia University's GSAPP - honors award for Excellence in Design.  He is a registered architect in the State of Florida, USA. In Hong Kong, Rex led the American Institute of Architects (Hong Kong chapter) as its President 2017, and served its board (volunteered) for six years.

 

Since joining KS over 15 years ago, Rex’s profession pivots to general management focusing on great quality management. In 2013, under his leadership, KS was honored by the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) with a top prize of quality award. It is among the most prestigious accolades in professional management and an unprecedented recognition of a company in the infrastructure sector.

 

KS continued raising quality standards and benchmarks. Rex served (volunteered) the HKMA’s board of examiners for Quality Award (2016-2018). He sits on the panel of judges for the Awards, demonstrating his dedication to the course.

 

Rex’s commitment to serve the industries and community is witnessed throughout his extensive involvement in public services. As a reputable leader he has strengthened community and consensus, enhancing KS’s role as a client-focused, solution-oriented, highly reliable partner. KS is five times gold winner of the government’s Contractors Award. 

 

In our community Rex leads KS to improve livelihood of citizens. KS is official engineering consultant to OXFAM (charitable NGO), and improved operational efficiency and response to needs. KS played a key role in restoring normality for thousands of Hong Kong residents after the damages caused by Super Typhoon Mangkhut in 2018.

 

With substantial emphasis on building smarter more sustainable city, Rex leads KS to pioneer numerous new initiatives in GBA and Belt and Road; carbon neutrality through business practices, services, consultancy advice and ecosystem collaboration.

 

In ESG and digitalization best practices, impact is seen in Rex’s expansive service in the Hong Kong Construction Association – as executive committee member, honorary secretary, and Chairman of Health and Safety Committee and Environmental Committee.

 

As a strong supporter of Construction Industry Council, Rex drives the construction digitalization roadmap. He also serves government's common spatial data advisory committee. He promotes digitalization to enhance safety and operational efficiency. Through elevating professional standards and image to attract and retain talent to the industry.

 

In summary, KS has been a leader in development, operations and maintenance of energy infrastructure for nearly six decades, backed by quality management, technical expertise, experience and innovation. Its coverage of customized and specialist services to power utilities, transportation and public sector. Clients include CLP Power, HK Electric, MTR Corporation, Airport Authority, and the government’s Highways Department, and Drainage Services Department.

 

KS invests substantially to integrate technology and design with its core business. Under Rex’s leadership, KS actively explores opportunities to expand through its consulting and investment arm, and in projects for infrastructure development. 

Judges’ Comments:

- Focus on quality assurance, set new benchmark to raise the quality standard in the construction industry.

- Devoted to support local start-up community and nurture younger generation

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