series one

TYCOON TALK & THE NEXT GENERATION

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Episode 1: Gordon Wu

As founder and chairman of Hopewell Holdings Ltd, Sir Gordon Wu is a true visionary. Growing up as the son of a taxi driver in a crammed Wan Chai tenement, Sir Gordon went on to graduate from Princeton University. He is best known for his commitment to developing China’s vast infrastructure system in the Pearl River Delta.

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Episode 2: Bruce Rockowitz​

Bruce Rockowitz has served as Group President and CEO of Li & Fung Ltd since 2004. A tennis pro turned business tycoon, Bruce made his initial fortune by joining forces with Allan Zeman in 1981, with whom he then co-founded Colby International Ltd in 1986 – a buying agent for some of the world’s biggest retailers. Bruce is also co-founder and Chairman of The Pure Group, a fitness and lifestyle group now operating across five cities worldwide.  He is married to iconic Asian pop star Coco Lee.

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Episode 3: Jim Thompson

Jim founded the Crown Worldwide Group in 1965, with just US$ 1,000. Crown is now the world’s largest privately-held international relocations company, serving over 10,000 corporate clients in almost 60 different countries!

At the age of 74, Jim still serves as Crown’s Chairman and the episode will look at his desire to continue to expand the company into other areas such as wine storage and fine art transportation.

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Episode 4: Ken Chu

As Chairman and CEO of Mission Hills Group, Dr. Ken Chu is known across China as ‘Mr Golf’ and is consistently ranked as one of the most powerful people in the industry. After graduating from Canada, Ken joined his father’s company in 1995 and has since set about establishing the world’s largest golf club and spa resort, Mission Hills Shenzhen and Mission Hills Haikou. With major sporting and showbiz celebrities such as Yao Ming, Tiger Woods and Andy Garcia attending over 100 international tournaments at Mission Hills, Ken is now investing heavily in leisure tourism and currently has three new projects opening this year, worth an estimated RMB 12 billion

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Episode 5: Allan Zeman

Allan Zeman is the chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group and a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong area, which includes the modern venue hub, California Tower. Zeman is also the owner of Paradise Properties Group, the Thailand-based developer behind the award-winning Andara Resort in Phuket.

Episode 6: Michael Tien

Businessman turned politician Hon. Michael Tien is a Harvard Business School graduate who made his initial fortune in the retail industry. Founding the G2000 Group in 1980, Michael has seen his high-street brands G2000 and U2 expand to a total of 70 outlets across Hong Kong, and more than 700 others throughout the world. Besides his on-going duties as Chairman of G2000 Group, Michael is also Deputy Chairman of New People’s Party, where he throws himself in to local politics and community issues.

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Episode 7: Philip Ma

Development Ltd., Philip Ma divides his time between running Hong Kong’s only remaining family-run bank, and indulging in his ultimate passion for racing cars including racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and also investing in Team Hong Kong Racing. Having joined his father’s company in 1986, Philip has led Tai Sang Bank Ltd. through the Asian Financial Crisis, SARS, and the 2008 recession. He is married to Winnie Chin, 1981 runner up of Miss Hong Kong Pageant

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Episode 8: Frances Lui

Development Ltd., Philip Ma divides his time between running Hong Kong’s only remaining family-run bank, and indulging in his ultimate passion for racing cars including racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and also investing in Team Hong Kong Racing. Having joined his father’s company in 1986, Philip has led Tai Sang Bank Ltd. through the Asian Financial Crisis, SARS, and the 2008 recession. He is married to Winnie Chin, 1981 runner up of Miss Hong Kong Pageant