Board of Directors & Senior Advisors

New Frontier and our companies have access to deep domain knowledge and network through a group of highly respected board members, senior advisors and consultants. These individuals have strong strategic connection with New Frontier and the industries we operate in. We work closely with our advisers to generate new business opportunities and improve our existing operations.

Board of Directors

Dr. Leong Che Hung, Edward, GBM, JP
Dr. Leong Che Hung, Edward, GBM, JP

Edward Leong Che-hung, 79, is a director nominee. Dr. Leong is one of the most respected medical professionals and public health administrators in Asia, having actively engaged in public services and has engaged in various influential public roles during his career. He was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, representing the medical constituency from 1988 to 2000. In 2002, Dr. Leong was appointed as the chairman of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority where he was involved in drawing up the blueprint for Hospital Authority, taking special responsibility for Medical Service Development. Subsequently, Dr. Leong served as a non-official member of the Executive Council HKSAR from 2005 to 2012. He was chairman of the Hong Kong University Council until 2015 and spearheaded the commissioning of The University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen Hospital in Shenzhen during his term. Dr. Leong also served as the chairman of the Standard Working Hours Committee. His other former public positions include the Chairman of the Elderly Commission HKSAR, Chairman of Hong Kong AIDS Foundation and the Elder Academy Development Foundation. Dr. Leong was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2001 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2010.

Dr. Leong is a medical doctor in private practice specializing in urology. After graduating from the University of Hong Kong in 1962, Dr. Leong worked in the Department of Surgery in Hong Kong University for 16 years. In addition to training medical students, Dr. Leong also conducted cutting-edge research in his specialist fields of urology. His major research contributions include experiments and the human use of the stomach for bladder replacement and urinary diversion. Dr. Leong was appointed Hunterian Professor by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1975. He was the first Hong Kong-born Chinese doctor to have received this accolade.

Dr. Leong’s qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive network and deep knowledge in the healthcare and education industries and his significant management experience in both the public and private sectors.

Director Nominee of New Frontier Corporation

Mr. Ma Si-hang, Frederick
Mr. Ma Si-hang, Frederick GBM, JP

Frederick Ma Si-hang, 66, is a director nominee. Professor Ma is the non-executive chairman of the MTR Corporation. He is currently an independent non-executive director of FWD Group and a director of Husky Energy Inc. Professor Ma was previously an independent non-executive director of Agricultural Bank of China Limited, Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited and China Resources Land Limited, and also a non-executive director of China Mobile Communications Corporation and COFCO Corporation. He was a member of Managing Board at Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation and a director of Airport Authority Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited.

Professor Ma has extensive experience in the banking and financial sectors. He started his career at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1973 and returned to Chase Manhattan as Asia-Pacific Managing Director and Area Director of Global Private Bank in 1998. Following the merger of Chase Manhattan and JP Morgan in 2001, Professor Ma was appointed by JP Morgan Private Bank as Asia-Pacific Chief Executive. In 2001, he joined Pacific Century Cyberworks (PCCW) Limited as an Executive Director and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2002.

Professor Ma was previously the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government from 2002 to 2007. Professor Ma held the position of the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR Government from 2007 to 2008. He is currently a non-official member of the HKSAR Government Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, a member of the International Advisory Council of China Investment Corporation and the Global Advisory Council of Bank of America. Professor Ma was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star medal in 2009 and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2010.

Besides his corporate and government positions, Professor Ma has also taken various roles in multiple universities in Asia. In 2008, Professor Ma took up an honorary professorship at the School of Economics and Finance at the University of Hong Kong. In August 2013, he was also appointed an Honorary Professor of Business Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Council Chairman of The Education University of Hong Kong.

Professor Ma’s qualifications to serve our board of directors include his over 40 years of public and private sector experience, his deep and extensive financial sector experience his experience as a board member and executive officer of some of the biggest Asian public companies in a variety of industries.

Director Nominee of New Frontier Corporation

Group Senior Advisors

Dr. Ho Da I, David
Prof. Ho Da I, David, M.D.

David D. Ho, M.D. is the founding Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, as well as the Irene Diamond Professor at The Rockefeller University. He has been at the forefront of AIDS research since the beginning of the epidemic. His elegant studies in the mid 1990’s unveiled the dynamic nature of HIV replication in vivo and revolutionized our basic understanding of this horrific disease. This knowledge led Dr. Ho to champion combination antiretroviral therapy that resulted in unprecedented control of HIV in patients since 1996. AIDS mortality in richer nations has declined dramatically, and a massive international effort is now underway to bring such life-saving treatment to millions in the developing world. To date over 10 million patients have benefitted from combination antiretroviral therapy. Dr. Ho has been a major driving force behind this major medical breakthrough in what is arguably the worst plague in human history. For his accomplishments, Dr. Ho has been recognized in multiple ways, including fourteen honorary doctorates and election to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences). He was named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year in 1996, and was the recipient of a Presidential Medal from Bill Clinton in 2001.

Honorary Advisor

Dr. Kwok Kin Fun, Joseph
Dr. Kwok Kin Fun, Joseph

BBS, JP, PhD, RSW

Dr. Joseph Kwok, Registered Social Worker (RSW), Ph.D., Bronze Bauhinia Star, Justice of Peace, was a former Associate Professor of the City University of Hong Kong. Dr. Kwok has intensive and extensive involvement in disability movements at global, regional and local levels.

He is a member of RI Global Executive Committee, and Vice Chair of its Social Commission;the Vice Chair of the Asian Pacific Disability Forum. He had participated in international and regional activities related to the drafting, adoption and monitoring of the UN Asia and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons 1993-2012, A/P New Decade 2013-2022, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

In Hong Kong, he had served in the following positions in HKSAR Government Committees: Chairman of the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee, a member of the Women’s Commission, and a member of the Community Investment and Inclusion Fund. Dr. Kwok had served in following public bodies: Equal Opportunity Commission, Public Complaints Committee of Hospital Authority, the Governing Board of Kowloon Hospital and Eye Hospital, Admissions, Budgets and Allocation Committees of Community Chest. He is currently a Vice Chair of Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities, a Members of Voting Committee of Riding For the Disabled Association, Chairman of Fu Hong Society, and a member of Research Ethics Committee of Hospital Authority Kowloon Central and Kowloon East Clusters.

In 2006, Dr. Kwok received the Kazuo Itoga Memorial Award by the Shiga Prefecture Government of Japan in recognition of his contribution to disability work in both Hong Kong and the Region.

Honorary Advisor

Mrs. Kwok Yuen Wai Yee, Victoria, JP
Mrs. Kwok Yuen Wai Yee, Victoria, JP

M.Soc.Sc. (HKU), RSW, JP.

Mrs. Victoria Kwok, Registered Social Worker (RSW) and Justice of Peace, was former Social Services Director of The Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Command. She is a senior social worker and administrator of non-government organization. For many years, she intensively participated in and promoted the development of social welfare policy and planning, and services for elderly in Hong Kong. She had served in the following committees of the Hong Kong government: non-government organization representative to the Central Committee on Elderly Services, member of the Elderly Services Sub-committee in the drafting of 1991 White Paper on Social Welfare, non-government organization representative in annual reviews of Five Year Social Welfare Development Plans, member of Special Committee of Housing Authority on Elderly Housing.


She participated extensively in social welfare sector. In the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, she had served as Chairman of Elderly Division, member of the Executive Committee, member / Chairman of Committee on Agency Finance and Administration, etc. Since 1980s she was involved in planning and leading various exchanges between Hong Kong social welfare sector, and Ministry of Civil Affairs and National Aging Working Committee of Chinese Government, including regular mutual visits, social welfare development conferences, and personnel training. She served as Honorary Secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Association of Gerontology for 18 years. She was actively involved in interdisciplinary collaboration to continuously raise standards of elderly services. She serves on three committees of the Association’s Residential Aged Care Accreditation Scheme (RACAS): Advisory, Steering and Accreditation. For more than ten years she fully involves in RACAS’s development, implementation, review and updating of accreditation standards, quality enhancement, and development. RACAS gained the certification of International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) in 2008, and was the only Certification Scheme for RCHEs accredited by the Hong Kong Accreditation Service in 2014.

Honorary Advisor

Prof. Lee Tze Fan, Diana, JP
Prof. Lee Tze Fan, Diana, JP

RN, RM, RTN, PRD(HCE), MSc, PhD, FAAN

Professor Diana Lee is the Professor of Nursing at the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also the Director ofY.K. Pao Foundation Centre for Nursing Excellence in Chronic Illness Care and theDeputy Director of CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing. Professor Lee was the Former Chairman of the Nursing Council of Hong Kong and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
Professor Lee's research interests lie in the areas of elderly health care and chronic illness care. She has been honored with the 'Excellent Research Award' by the Food and Health Bureau in 2007. Her research efforts are focused on promoting health-related quality of life for older people and patients with chronic illness, as well as on evaluating new initiatives for improving elderly health care services. In particular, she has conducted various studies to promote the
quality of care in nursing homes. Recently, she is investigating end-of-life issues in nursing homes and in the community. She also led the territory-wide CADENZA training programme which was a HK$73.8 million funding programme to provide gerontological education and foster positive community attitudes towards aging.

Professor Lee is dedicated to community service and has served on many government boards and councils. In recognition of her contributions to the community, she was appointed Justice of the Peace by the HKSAR Government in 2016.

Honorary Advisor

Dr. Leong Che Hung, Edward, GBM, JP
Dr. Leong Che Hung, Edward, GBM, JP

GBM, GBS, OBE, JP

Dr. Leong is a surgeon in private practice. He is currently Chairman of Hong Kong AIDS Foundation.
Dr. Leong was an unofficial Member of the Executive Council of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from 2005 to 2012. He was also an elected member of the Legislative Council from 1988 to 2000. Dr. Leong has held many key posts in the public service sector, including Chairman of the Hospital Authority (2002-2004),Chairman of the Council on Human Reproductive Technology (2001-2010), Chairman of the Elderly Commission (2005-2011), Chairman of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Council(2009-2015), Chairman of ICAC Complaints Committee (2010-2015), Chairman of Elder Academy Development Foundation (2009-2017)and Chairman of the Committee on Standard Working Hours (2013-2017).
On the professional side, Dr. Leong is the Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Regent of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Dr.Leong was the Founding President of The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. He served as President of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine from 2000 to 2004.

Current Position(s)
- Chairman, Hong Kong AIDS Foundation
- Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Regent, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Past Position(s)
- Non-official Member, Executive Council, HKSARG
- Member, Legislative Council
- Chairman, Hospital Authority
- Chairman, Council on Human Reproductive Technology
- Chairman, Elderly Commission
- Chairman, HKU Council
- Chairman, ICAC Complaints Committee
- Chairman, Elder Academy Development Foundation
- Chairman, Committee on Standard Working Hours of Hong Kong
- Founding President, College of Surgeons of Hong Kong
- President, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Honorary Advisor

Dr. Leung Chi Tat, Antony

Honorary Advisor

Mr. Li Ho Kei, Hermes
Mr. Li Ho Kei, Hermes

Hermes Li is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Aspex Management, a Hong Kong based family office and investment company focused on Pan-Asian equities investing with a bottom-up fundamental investment approach.

Prior to founding Aspex Management in 2018, Mr. Li was an Executive Managing Director and Head of Asia Equities for Oz Management, one of the largest alternative asset managers globally. In his role, Mr. Li managed the OZ Asia Master Fund and oversaw Asia equities and private investments across the firm.

Prior to joining Oz Management in 2011, Mr. Li worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Hong Kong as an Executive Director in the FICC division managing a capital structure trading portfolio covering equities, convertible and high-yield investments.

Mr. Li is from Hong Kong and holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Honorary Advisor

Prof. Lo Chung Mau, BBS, JP

Honorary Advisor

Prof. Woo, Jean
Prof. Woo, Jean

Professor Jean Woo obtained her medical degree From Cambridge University in 1974, and joined the Medical Faculty of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1985, being responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate training in Geriatric Medicine. She is also Honorary Consultant of the Hospital Authority, being responsible for the development of acute, non-acute and community geriatric services in the NT East region between 1993 and 2010.
She is currently Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Henry G Leong Research Professor of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Director of the Jockey Club Institute of Aging at CUHK, the SH Ho Centre for Gerontology and Geriatrics, and the Centre for Nutritional Studies. She is actively engaged in pioneering novel models of community care of older people with the aid of technology, improving the quality of care at the end of life, strategies for healthy ageing, and healthcare training through empowerment.

Further details are available at:
http://www.mect.cuhk.edu.hk/people/jeanwoo.html
http://www.ioa.cuhk.edu.hk

 

Honorary Advisor

Mr. Wong, Gary
Mr. Wong, Gary

Gary has been in the equities business for over 24 years, covering hedge funds, proprietary trading desks and derivatives clients.

For the past six years he has worked on special situations investments involving CB and warrants. Gary has also been working with major PE firms and pension funds to source deals and bring about strategic alliances. Finally, he has been working on mezzanine debt related facilities for property companies. He is also active in advising startups across Asia.

Gary was previously a senior executive at UoB Kay Hian and Peregrine Brokerage focusing on equities strategy and trading.

Gary is a graduate of University of Southern California.

Senior Advisor

Dr. Willis Yau Sheung Mui, Carrie, SBS, MBE, JP
Dr. Willis Yau Sheung Mui, Carrie, SBS, MBE, JP

Mrs. Willis is a well-respected public administrator with a wealth of experience in education, youth services and manpower development, having served in various Government bureaus and departments, as well as public bodies in Hong Kong. She was the Executive Director of the Vocational Training Council (VTC) before her retirement in 2013.
Mrs Willis has served on numerous boards and committees in the public, commerce and industrial sectors. Currently she is the Chairman of the Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals; member of the Education Commission, the Standing Committee on Language Education and Research and various committees of the Vocational Training Council She is also a Governor on the board of the Canadian International School. She is a Justice of the Peace and was awarded SBS in 2009 and MBE in 1996.

Honorary Advisor

Prof. Yuen Kwok Yung, SBS, JP
Prof. Yuen Kwok Yung, SBS, JP

MBBS(HK), MD(HK), FRCS(Glas), FRCPath(UK), FRCP(Edin & Lond)
Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases
Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology
Co-Director, State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases
Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering

Professor Yuen is the Director of State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Service Director (Pathology) of Hong Kong West Cluster. He has discovered over 70 novel viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasitic species, many of which are named after HKU or Hong Kong. He played a key role in the discovery of the agent causing SARS, the SARS coronavirus and the animal reservoir, thus leading to measures that were crucial to containing the SARS outbreak. The HKSAR government has honoured his contributions with the award of a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2004. He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering (Basic Medicine) in 2007.
He is one of the world’s most highly cited researchers in the field of microbiology, as ranked by the Essential Science Indicator (ISI web), and has published more than 850 papers in international peer reviewed journals, with over 28,000 citations. His field of interest is novel microbes in emerging infectious disease outbreaks.

Honorary Advisor

Dr. Zhang Nai Zi

Honorary Advisor