Bankee KWAN, JP
Chairman & Acting CEO
DBA(Hon), MBA, BBA, FFA, FHKSI, CPM(HK), FHKIM
Dr Kwan is responsible for devising the overall business strategy of the Group. Dr Kwan has extensive experience in corporate management, strategic planning, marketing management, financial advisory and banking. An MBA graduate from The Murdoch University of Perth, Australia and a BBA graduate from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr Kwan was also conferred an Honorary Doctorate degree in Business Administration. Dr Kwan is also a fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants, UK, the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing (HKIM). He is a Certified Professional Marketer (HK) of HKIM.
Dr Kwan is a firm believer in youth education and development. He is a John Harvard fellow of The Harvard University, US; a member of the Harvard University Asia Center Advisory Committee; a trustee of New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong; an honorary fellow of The Open University of Hong Kong; a member of the Court of City University of Hong Kong, an Adjunct Professor of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and an advisory professor and a honorary member of the Board of Trustees of Nanjing University. Dr Kwan is also an honorary advisor of several higher education institutions, including the LiPACE of The Open University of Hong Kong and the Academy of Oriental Studies of Peking University.
In addition to education, Dr Kwan is also active in serving the community. Currently, he is the deputy chairman of the Business Facilitation Advisory Committee (BFAC) and also the convenor of the Wholesale and Retail Task Force (WRTF) of BFAC; a non-executive director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA); a standing committee member and deputy convener (Hong Kong and Macao Members) of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Shanghai Committee; executive vice president of Hong Kong-Shanghai Economic Development Association; a member of the 5th Council of the China Overseas Friendship Association; a Justice of Peace (JP) of the HKSAR; a member of the Election Committee for the Fourth and the Fifth Term of the Chief Executive Election of the HKSAR; a director, honorary advisor and past chairman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association (HKRMA); a member of the Marketing Management Committee of the HKMA/TVB Awards for Marketing Excellence; a director of the Hong Kong Justice of Peace Association. Dr Kwan has also been a member of the Central Policy Unit of the Government of the HKSAR and an honorary advisor of the CEPA Business Opportunities Development Alliance.
In December 2009, Dr Kwan was named “Entrepreneur of the Year 2009” in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards as organised by Enterprise Asia, which recognised his outstanding entrepreneurial success and significant contributions to economic life and society. In April 2016, Dr Kwan was named “Man of the Year for Leadership in Asia” by IAIR, the world’s leading financial magazine. The annual IAIR Awards recognise outstanding professionals who actively promote excellences in innovation and sustainability. In August 2018, he was bestowed with the “World Outstanding Chinese Award” organised by World Chinese Business Investments Foundation, which recognised his great contribution to the global Chinese society. In December 2019, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong bestowed the “Junzi Entrepreneur Award” on Dr Kwan, recognising his continuous contribution to the society of Hong Kong.