Past Awardees

Past Awardees

Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong

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YIAH 2021
1. Ronald Chan

Dr Chan Yik-long, Ronald

Chairman & Executive Director of Modern Dental Group Limited

Dr Ronald Chan is the Chairman and Executive Director of Modern Dental Group Limited. He is primarily responsible for the strategic planning, operations, sales and marketing of the Southeast Asian business of the Group and is the CEO of the Group’s clear aligner business. He is a graduate of The University of Manchester (MSc in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry), Edinburgh Business School (Heriot-Watt University) (MBA with Distinction), The University of Hong Kong (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) and University of Calgary (BSc in Biological Science with Distinction). His passion for the dental industry has driven him to not only become an actively practicing dentist in Hong Kong but also a part-time clinical lecturer at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital and the University of Hong Kong.

Dr Ronald Chan is the Chairman and Executive Director of Modern Dental Group Limited. He is primarily responsible for the strategic planning, operations, sales and marketing of the Southeast Asian business of the Group and is the CEO of the Group’s clear aligner business. He is a graduate of The University of Manchester (MSc in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry), Edinburgh Business School (Heriot-Watt University) (MBA with Distinction), The University of Hong Kong (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) and University of Calgary (BSc in Biological Science with Distinction). His passion for the dental industry has driven him to not only become an actively practicing dentist in Hong Kong but also a part-time clinical lecturer at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital and the University of Hong Kong.

Modern Dental Group was founded in Hong Kong and has grown from a small local workshop to a global group of companies and is the largest provider of dental prostheses globally, covering 20 countries and 30,000 dentists worldwide, including Europe, North America, Greater China and Australia.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty to the operational environment, Dr Chan strongly believes that the Group should continue to invest and commit to provide state-of-the-art digital solutions to the dental community. Since late January 2020, the pandemic resulted in lockdowns in various periods across the world with dentists’ working hours reduced and in turn, allowed them more time to attend online educational programs. Dr Chan took advantage of this golden promotion opportunity to initiate and deliver various online educational programs, promoting the idea of ‘Digital Workflow’ on a global basis which has accelerated the business of the Group. Notwithstanding the challenging environment, the Group finished in a stronger position and achieved record high operating results with a profit from core operations increased of 402% to HK$450 million for the 12-month period ended 30 June 2021. Being the frontrunner in providing comprehensive digital solutions, ranging from aesthetical prosthetic solutions to intraoral scanners and clear aligners, the Group is perfectly positioned to capture the multiple opportunities arising from the digitalisation taking place within the dental industry.

Being a practicing dentist, Dr Chan devotes himself to bring world-class dental technology and offerings to dentists and patients in Hong Kong. In 2019, the Group entered into a joint venture - Peak Dental Solutions, with the Straumann Group, a global leader in implant and aesthetic dentistry. The combined customer base enabled the joint venture to capture vast cross-selling opportunities. Beyond this, it collaborates deeply with Modern Dental Laboratory, a subsidiary of the Group, to develop and provide educational programs using the Center of Dental Education, which was developed in 2020, with association of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), a global association of professionals in the field of implant dentistry.


As a second-generation entrepreneur, Dr Chan aims to uphold the principle of sustainable long-term development of the Group and consistently strives to break into new markets. With detailed observation in market trends and business acumen, he spearheaded the Group to set up the research and development centre for clear aligners in Hong Kong and brought world-class experts to join the R&D centre since 2018. The Group successfully launched TrioClear™ in 2020 and is ready to attack the clear aligner market, which in 2019 already had a global spending of US$2.2 billion with year-on-year demand growing at a double-digit rate.

 

Judges' Comments:
- Exemplary market acumen by getting first-hand information from patients
- Transforming the dental industry and incorporating the latest technology in product solutions

Dr Ronald Chan is the Chairman and Executive Director of Modern Dental Group Limited. He is primarily responsible for the strategic planning, operations, sales and marketing of the Southeast Asian business of the Group and is the CEO of the Group’s clear aligner business. He is a graduate of The University of Manchester (MSc in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry), Edinburgh Business School (Heriot-Watt University) (MBA with Distinction), The University of Hong Kong (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) and University of Calgary (BSc in Biological Science with Distinction). His passion for the dental industry has driven him to not only become an actively practicing dentist in Hong Kong but also a part-time clinical lecturer at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital and the University of Hong Kong.

Dr Ronald Chan is the Chairman and Executive Director of Modern Dental Group Limited. He is primarily responsible for the strategic planning, operations, sales and marketing of the Southeast Asian business of the Group and is the CEO of the Group’s clear aligner business. He is a graduate of The University of Manchester (MSc in Restorative Aesthetic Dentistry), Edinburgh Business School (Heriot-Watt University) (MBA with Distinction), The University of Hong Kong (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) and University of Calgary (BSc in Biological Science with Distinction). His passion for the dental industry has driven him to not only become an actively practicing dentist in Hong Kong but also a part-time clinical lecturer at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital and the University of Hong Kong.

Modern Dental Group was founded in Hong Kong and has grown from a small local workshop to a global group of companies and is the largest provider of dental prostheses globally, covering 20 countries and 30,000 dentists worldwide, including Europe, North America, Greater China and Australia.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty to the operational environment, Dr Chan strongly believes that the Group should continue to invest and commit to provide state-of-the-art digital solutions to the dental community. Since late January 2020, the pandemic resulted in lockdowns in various periods across the world with dentists’ working hours reduced and in turn, allowed them more time to attend online educational programs. Dr Chan took advantage of this golden promotion opportunity to initiate and deliver various online educational programs, promoting the idea of ‘Digital Workflow’ on a global basis which has accelerated the business of the Group. Notwithstanding the challenging environment, the Group finished in a stronger position and achieved record high operating results with a profit from core operations increased of 402% to HK$450 million for the 12-month period ended 30 June 2021. Being the frontrunner in providing comprehensive digital solutions, ranging from aesthetical prosthetic solutions to intraoral scanners and clear aligners, the Group is perfectly positioned to capture the multiple opportunities arising from the digitalisation taking place within the dental industry.

Being a practicing dentist, Dr Chan devotes himself to bring world-class dental technology and offerings to dentists and patients in Hong Kong. In 2019, the Group entered into a joint venture - Peak Dental Solutions, with the Straumann Group, a global leader in implant and aesthetic dentistry. The combined customer base enabled the joint venture to capture vast cross-selling opportunities. Beyond this, it collaborates deeply with Modern Dental Laboratory, a subsidiary of the Group, to develop and provide educational programs using the Center of Dental Education, which was developed in 2020, with association of the International Team for Implantology (ITI), a global association of professionals in the field of implant dentistry.


As a second-generation entrepreneur, Dr Chan aims to uphold the principle of sustainable long-term development of the Group and consistently strives to break into new markets. With detailed observation in market trends and business acumen, he spearheaded the Group to set up the research and development centre for clear aligners in Hong Kong and brought world-class experts to join the R&D centre since 2018. The Group successfully launched TrioClear™ in 2020 and is ready to attack the clear aligner market, which in 2019 already had a global spending of US$2.2 billion with year-on-year demand growing at a double-digit rate.

 

Judges' Comments:
- Exemplary market acumen by getting first-hand information from patients
- Transforming the dental industry and incorporating the latest technology in product solutions

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YIAH 2021
2. Philip Cho

Mr Cho Kai-dyi, Philip

Director of Chun Fung Construction Limited

Mr Philip Cho as the Director of Chun Fung Construction Limited (“Chun Fung”), was graduated from the University of Auckland with Bachelor degree (Hons) in Civil Engineering and Master degree (Hons) in Engineering Studies. After graduation, he joined a local construction company and gained operational management skills for running large projects. This experience laid a solid foundation for him to implement strategies and operation philosophy.

Mr Philip Cho as the Director of Chun Fung Construction Limited (“Chun Fung”), was graduated from the University of Auckland with Bachelor degree (Hons) in Civil Engineering and Master degree (Hons) in Engineering Studies. After graduation, he joined a local construction company and gained operational management skills for running large projects. This experience laid a solid foundation for him to implement strategies and operation philosophy.

 

In 2006, Mr Cho joined Chun Fung whom was responsible for operation management. He has been the Managing Director of the company since 2010 and has implemented strategic planning, optimised operational efficiency and sustainable development. Mr Cho is a lifelong learner, he never stops upgrading himself. He obtained his master’s degree of Business Administration from the University of New South Wales, became a Registered of General Building Contractors Authorised Signatory from Building Department, and the member of Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers in 2011, 2015 and 2019 respectively. With these professional qualifications, the business has grown much bigger under Mr Cho’s leadership over the past 15 years.

 

Mr Cho has successfully upgraded, transformed and expanded the business from small size alterations and additions works to large scale residential and club house fitting out, aluminum cladding works, glass balustrade, and aluminum window works. He established numerous well known projects. For example, 23 towers of interior fitting out and external aluminum cladding works in Double Cove, refurnish music hall, church and library for Diocesan Boys’ School, fitting out works for education building and sports center in the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, HKSH eastern medical center and Emperor cinemas. Mr Cho seizes the opportunities in the Greater Bay Area and becomes one of the pioneers who is qualified with the practice filing certificate of Hong Kong-Macau Construction and Engineering Professional and Institutions in Qianhai and Hengqin. He is now expanding his business and planning to open a branch at Qianhai area. Mr Cho has organised a team to develop Modular Integrated Construction project (MiC). Meanwhile, he guided the company to utilise technologies to monitor site safety and quality, hence improving operational efficiency and competitiveness. Mr Cho is passionate on nurturing young management talents. He has devised an appraisal system to encourage junior staff to develop their future career. Mr Cho believes a young management team could bring the company aggressiveness and innovations. Therefore, over 80% of the staff are young professionals under the age of 45, while 70% of which were trained in-house.

 

The company’s growth is associated with the development of the industry. Mr Cho actively exchanges views on new technology and market intelligence with the industry. He serves the positions of Vice Chairman of Industry Group 2 of Federation of Hong Kong Industries (Hong Kong Building Materials & Construction Industries Council), the committee member of Minor Works Contractor’s Registration Committee, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association Limited and Vice Chairman of the Association of Plastering Sub-contractors, etc and mentor of the CUHK Mentorship program from 2016-2020. In addition, Mr Cho is devoted to increase interactions between Hong Kong and Mainland China. He is the Vice Chairman of the Mainland Affairs Committee of Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He also supported HKIA cross-strait architectural design symposium and awards in 2013 and 2015. Mr Cho is committed to contributing in voluntary works and creating a caring culture. He constantly strives for excellence, honesty and customer oriented. He is willing to share things he knows, convey positive attitude and encourage the youth to take part in the industry, so as to promote the sustainable development of Hong Kong industry.

 

Judges’ Comments:

- Visionary and bringing in new perspectives to the construction industry

- Committed to supporting youth to join the industry

Mr Philip Cho as the Director of Chun Fung Construction Limited (“Chun Fung”), was graduated from the University of Auckland with Bachelor degree (Hons) in Civil Engineering and Master degree (Hons) in Engineering Studies. After graduation, he joined a local construction company and gained operational management skills for running large projects. This experience laid a solid foundation for him to implement strategies and operation philosophy.

Mr Philip Cho as the Director of Chun Fung Construction Limited (“Chun Fung”), was graduated from the University of Auckland with Bachelor degree (Hons) in Civil Engineering and Master degree (Hons) in Engineering Studies. After graduation, he joined a local construction company and gained operational management skills for running large projects. This experience laid a solid foundation for him to implement strategies and operation philosophy.

 

In 2006, Mr Cho joined Chun Fung whom was responsible for operation management. He has been the Managing Director of the company since 2010 and has implemented strategic planning, optimised operational efficiency and sustainable development. Mr Cho is a lifelong learner, he never stops upgrading himself. He obtained his master’s degree of Business Administration from the University of New South Wales, became a Registered of General Building Contractors Authorised Signatory from Building Department, and the member of Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers in 2011, 2015 and 2019 respectively. With these professional qualifications, the business has grown much bigger under Mr Cho’s leadership over the past 15 years.

 

Mr Cho has successfully upgraded, transformed and expanded the business from small size alterations and additions works to large scale residential and club house fitting out, aluminum cladding works, glass balustrade, and aluminum window works. He established numerous well known projects. For example, 23 towers of interior fitting out and external aluminum cladding works in Double Cove, refurnish music hall, church and library for Diocesan Boys’ School, fitting out works for education building and sports center in the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, HKSH eastern medical center and Emperor cinemas. Mr Cho seizes the opportunities in the Greater Bay Area and becomes one of the pioneers who is qualified with the practice filing certificate of Hong Kong-Macau Construction and Engineering Professional and Institutions in Qianhai and Hengqin. He is now expanding his business and planning to open a branch at Qianhai area. Mr Cho has organised a team to develop Modular Integrated Construction project (MiC). Meanwhile, he guided the company to utilise technologies to monitor site safety and quality, hence improving operational efficiency and competitiveness. Mr Cho is passionate on nurturing young management talents. He has devised an appraisal system to encourage junior staff to develop their future career. Mr Cho believes a young management team could bring the company aggressiveness and innovations. Therefore, over 80% of the staff are young professionals under the age of 45, while 70% of which were trained in-house.

 

The company’s growth is associated with the development of the industry. Mr Cho actively exchanges views on new technology and market intelligence with the industry. He serves the positions of Vice Chairman of Industry Group 2 of Federation of Hong Kong Industries (Hong Kong Building Materials & Construction Industries Council), the committee member of Minor Works Contractor’s Registration Committee, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association Limited and Vice Chairman of the Association of Plastering Sub-contractors, etc and mentor of the CUHK Mentorship program from 2016-2020. In addition, Mr Cho is devoted to increase interactions between Hong Kong and Mainland China. He is the Vice Chairman of the Mainland Affairs Committee of Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He also supported HKIA cross-strait architectural design symposium and awards in 2013 and 2015. Mr Cho is committed to contributing in voluntary works and creating a caring culture. He constantly strives for excellence, honesty and customer oriented. He is willing to share things he knows, convey positive attitude and encourage the youth to take part in the industry, so as to promote the sustainable development of Hong Kong industry.

 

Judges’ Comments:

- Visionary and bringing in new perspectives to the construction industry

- Committed to supporting youth to join the industry

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YIAH 2021
3. Louisa Kwok

Ms Kwok Ching-yan, Louisa

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of Kwonnie Electrical Products Limited

Kwonnie Electrical Products Ltd (“Kwonnie”) is an internationally recognised home appliances manufacturer specialising in electrical rechargeable floor vacuum cleaner and air cleaning products. Ms Louisa Kwok joined Kwonnie in 2007 via an affiliated company, she quickly acclimatised to her surrounding and promptly gained an in-depth understanding of production management and sales, finance and IT. She consequently formulated effective strategy that would transform the company from an OEM manufacturer to a strategic partner of global conglomerates. She is primarily responsible for expanding the overall management capabilities of the Group’s business operations, developing business opportunities, and overseeing R&D activities.

Kwonnie Electrical Products Ltd (“Kwonnie”) is an internationally recognised home appliances manufacturer specialising in electrical rechargeable floor vacuum cleaner and air cleaning products. Ms Louisa Kwok joined Kwonnie in 2007 via an affiliated company, she quickly acclimatised to her surrounding and promptly gained an in-depth understanding of production management and sales, finance and IT. She consequently formulated effective strategy that would transform the company from an OEM manufacturer to a strategic partner of global conglomerates. She is primarily responsible for expanding the overall management capabilities of the Group’s business operations, developing business opportunities, and overseeing R&D activities.

 

Prior to 2016, Kwonnie predominantly served regional customers. In line with the transition from supplier to strategic partner, Ms Kwok spearheaded to strengthen the company’s product testing capabilities, and this included acquiring the same equipment as used by its business partners. As a result, Kwonnie can now conduct the majority of product pre-testing in-house, thus relieving customers from such tasks while at the same time benefiting from an important competitive advantage.

 

With the all-encompassing development strategies and innovative ideas brought into the production process, the manufacturing process has been thoroughly revamped, which in turn has brought Kwonnie to the Industry 4.0 age. As part of the revamp effort, automation machinery/equipment, world-class enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and manufacturing execution system (MES) were adopted in all factories.

 

Leveraging the improved production efficiency and global customer portfolio, more than half of the Group's production lines can operate 24 hours a day, making Kwonnie as one of the few companies in the industry with such around-the-clock production capability. In the span of three years (2017-2020), revenue and profit have doubled, thus proving that the automation drive has greatly improved overall production efficiency during the period.

 

In view of geopolitical uncertainties, with Ms Kwok’s foresight and detail-mindedness, she had plans in place to set up production bases overseas well before the Sino-US trade war, Kwonnie was thus able to quickly leverage its production facilities in Thailand to assist customers tackle tariff-related issues, which in turn enhanced the company’s competitiveness and created new opportunities. In helping create the “China plus one” decentralised production model, Ms Kwok can therefore be credited with not only increasing the resilience of Kwonnie to geopolitical instability and trade tensions, but also in addressing the constantly changing production needs of its international partners.

 

Ms Kwok believes that nurturing the young generation is of upmost importance to both industrial development and social progress. This belief is reflected by her efforts with The City University of HK (CityU). Besides providing students with internship programs at Kwonnie, she actively participates in the CityU Mentorship Program, serving as a mentor for multiple departments. In addition, the company supports the CityU “CAReer Launch Scheme” 2.0 – CARLS 2.0, which provides matching funds for employers who offer full-time work opportunities to CityU graduates. Ms Kwok trusts that more young people will be receptive to opportunities available from the industrial sector, thus helping to rejuvenate its image, nurture HK’s young talent, and ultimately, promote sustainable industrial development.

 

Ms Kwok believes that in view of the stable performance of the rechargeable floor vacuum cleaner and air cleaning business segments, greater resources can be devoted to developing new product categories. Certainly, in her sight is the elderly segment given the rapid growth of the aging population worldwide. Hence, alongside plans for further R&D investment, the company will upgrade its production facilities to meet the requirements for manufacturing well-being-related products.

 

Judges' Comments:

- Down-to-earth, turned around the company which once in difficult times

- Passionate about developing young talents

Kwonnie Electrical Products Ltd (“Kwonnie”) is an internationally recognised home appliances manufacturer specialising in electrical rechargeable floor vacuum cleaner and air cleaning products. Ms Louisa Kwok joined Kwonnie in 2007 via an affiliated company, she quickly acclimatised to her surrounding and promptly gained an in-depth understanding of production management and sales, finance and IT. She consequently formulated effective strategy that would transform the company from an OEM manufacturer to a strategic partner of global conglomerates. She is primarily responsible for expanding the overall management capabilities of the Group’s business operations, developing business opportunities, and overseeing R&D activities.

Kwonnie Electrical Products Ltd (“Kwonnie”) is an internationally recognised home appliances manufacturer specialising in electrical rechargeable floor vacuum cleaner and air cleaning products. Ms Louisa Kwok joined Kwonnie in 2007 via an affiliated company, she quickly acclimatised to her surrounding and promptly gained an in-depth understanding of production management and sales, finance and IT. She consequently formulated effective strategy that would transform the company from an OEM manufacturer to a strategic partner of global conglomerates. She is primarily responsible for expanding the overall management capabilities of the Group’s business operations, developing business opportunities, and overseeing R&D activities.

 

Prior to 2016, Kwonnie predominantly served regional customers. In line with the transition from supplier to strategic partner, Ms Kwok spearheaded to strengthen the company’s product testing capabilities, and this included acquiring the same equipment as used by its business partners. As a result, Kwonnie can now conduct the majority of product pre-testing in-house, thus relieving customers from such tasks while at the same time benefiting from an important competitive advantage.

 

With the all-encompassing development strategies and innovative ideas brought into the production process, the manufacturing process has been thoroughly revamped, which in turn has brought Kwonnie to the Industry 4.0 age. As part of the revamp effort, automation machinery/equipment, world-class enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and manufacturing execution system (MES) were adopted in all factories.

 

Leveraging the improved production efficiency and global customer portfolio, more than half of the Group's production lines can operate 24 hours a day, making Kwonnie as one of the few companies in the industry with such around-the-clock production capability. In the span of three years (2017-2020), revenue and profit have doubled, thus proving that the automation drive has greatly improved overall production efficiency during the period.

 

In view of geopolitical uncertainties, with Ms Kwok’s foresight and detail-mindedness, she had plans in place to set up production bases overseas well before the Sino-US trade war, Kwonnie was thus able to quickly leverage its production facilities in Thailand to assist customers tackle tariff-related issues, which in turn enhanced the company’s competitiveness and created new opportunities. In helping create the “China plus one” decentralised production model, Ms Kwok can therefore be credited with not only increasing the resilience of Kwonnie to geopolitical instability and trade tensions, but also in addressing the constantly changing production needs of its international partners.

 

Ms Kwok believes that nurturing the young generation is of upmost importance to both industrial development and social progress. This belief is reflected by her efforts with The City University of HK (CityU). Besides providing students with internship programs at Kwonnie, she actively participates in the CityU Mentorship Program, serving as a mentor for multiple departments. In addition, the company supports the CityU “CAReer Launch Scheme” 2.0 – CARLS 2.0, which provides matching funds for employers who offer full-time work opportunities to CityU graduates. Ms Kwok trusts that more young people will be receptive to opportunities available from the industrial sector, thus helping to rejuvenate its image, nurture HK’s young talent, and ultimately, promote sustainable industrial development.

 

Ms Kwok believes that in view of the stable performance of the rechargeable floor vacuum cleaner and air cleaning business segments, greater resources can be devoted to developing new product categories. Certainly, in her sight is the elderly segment given the rapid growth of the aging population worldwide. Hence, alongside plans for further R&D investment, the company will upgrade its production facilities to meet the requirements for manufacturing well-being-related products.

 

Judges' Comments:

- Down-to-earth, turned around the company which once in difficult times

- Passionate about developing young talents

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YIAH 2021
4. Lawrence Lam

Mr Lam Chi-bun, Lawrence

Vice President of Fuman Group Company Limited

Mr Lam studied Economics and Finance at the University of Hong Kong. After graduation, he joined the Fuman Group, which at that time had two electronic toy manufacturing plants in Fuzhou, with main markets in Japan, China and around Asia.

 

Mr Lam is taking charge of the Group's operation and management, striving to improve the standard of toy production and uphold the quality culture of the Hong Kong industry. In 2010, he set up a professional tooling team to provide one-stop service from mould making to production and packaging.

Mr Lam studied Economics and Finance at the University of Hong Kong. After graduation, he joined the Fuman Group, which at that time had two electronic toy manufacturing plants in Fuzhou, with main markets in Japan, China and around Asia.

 

Mr Lam is taking charge of the Group's operation and management, striving to improve the standard of toy production and uphold the quality culture of the Hong Kong industry. In 2010, he set up a professional tooling team to provide one-stop service from mould making to production and packaging.

 

A few years later, Mr Lam targeted the high-end collectors’ toy market and acquired a factory in Shenzhen to focus on the production of high-end collector toys. In addition, automated machinery has been gradually introduced into the plants to greatly enhance production efficiency and stability. The Fuzhou and Shenzhen plants are now responsible for the production of plastic electronic toys and high-end collector toys respectively.

 

As Hong Kong has been moving towards Industry 4.0, Mr Lam set up a new product development department three years ago to directly transform customers' ideas and concepts into commercialisable product prototypes. Combined with the existing businesses, the industry chain has been completed with service ranging from development and design, mould making, product production to packaging and delivery, which is well recognised by customers.

 

Looking ahead, as China continues to develop and improve its living standards, Mr Lam is particularly optimistic about the potential of the China market and has been creating customised toys for the domestic market since 2019. In addition, to sustain the Group's growth, Mr Lam has started to collaborate with tertiary institutions in recent years to provide internship training opportunities for engineering and technical students, so that students who wish to join the industrial sector can gain a better understanding of the industry, and the Group can directly employ the graduates to achieve a win-win situation for both parties.

 

The Shenzhen and Fuzhou plants are also continuously upgrading their processes and exchanging technology development, with the Fuzhou plant bringing its experience in electronic engineering to the Shenzhen plant as it continues to improve its product sophistication. In the future, Mr Lam plans to combine the technical strengths of both factories to further enhance the movability, playability, and collectability of the products in line with the market needs.

 

As a young industrialist, Mr Lam will continue to maintain his attitude of "professionalism, perseverance, market insight and adaptability" to lead the Group on a wider, broader and more far-reaching journey.

 

Judges' Comments: 

- Bringing a new perspective to and enhancing value of the toy industry

- Promoting sustainability in product development

Mr Lam studied Economics and Finance at the University of Hong Kong. After graduation, he joined the Fuman Group, which at that time had two electronic toy manufacturing plants in Fuzhou, with main markets in Japan, China and around Asia.

 

Mr Lam is taking charge of the Group's operation and management, striving to improve the standard of toy production and uphold the quality culture of the Hong Kong industry. In 2010, he set up a professional tooling team to provide one-stop service from mould making to production and packaging.

Mr Lam studied Economics and Finance at the University of Hong Kong. After graduation, he joined the Fuman Group, which at that time had two electronic toy manufacturing plants in Fuzhou, with main markets in Japan, China and around Asia.

 

Mr Lam is taking charge of the Group's operation and management, striving to improve the standard of toy production and uphold the quality culture of the Hong Kong industry. In 2010, he set up a professional tooling team to provide one-stop service from mould making to production and packaging.

 

A few years later, Mr Lam targeted the high-end collectors’ toy market and acquired a factory in Shenzhen to focus on the production of high-end collector toys. In addition, automated machinery has been gradually introduced into the plants to greatly enhance production efficiency and stability. The Fuzhou and Shenzhen plants are now responsible for the production of plastic electronic toys and high-end collector toys respectively.

 

As Hong Kong has been moving towards Industry 4.0, Mr Lam set up a new product development department three years ago to directly transform customers' ideas and concepts into commercialisable product prototypes. Combined with the existing businesses, the industry chain has been completed with service ranging from development and design, mould making, product production to packaging and delivery, which is well recognised by customers.

 

Looking ahead, as China continues to develop and improve its living standards, Mr Lam is particularly optimistic about the potential of the China market and has been creating customised toys for the domestic market since 2019. In addition, to sustain the Group's growth, Mr Lam has started to collaborate with tertiary institutions in recent years to provide internship training opportunities for engineering and technical students, so that students who wish to join the industrial sector can gain a better understanding of the industry, and the Group can directly employ the graduates to achieve a win-win situation for both parties.

 

The Shenzhen and Fuzhou plants are also continuously upgrading their processes and exchanging technology development, with the Fuzhou plant bringing its experience in electronic engineering to the Shenzhen plant as it continues to improve its product sophistication. In the future, Mr Lam plans to combine the technical strengths of both factories to further enhance the movability, playability, and collectability of the products in line with the market needs.

 

As a young industrialist, Mr Lam will continue to maintain his attitude of "professionalism, perseverance, market insight and adaptability" to lead the Group on a wider, broader and more far-reaching journey.

 

Judges' Comments: 

- Bringing a new perspective to and enhancing value of the toy industry

- Promoting sustainability in product development

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YIAH 2021
5. Jackson Lin_R1

Mr Lin Jin, Jackson

Director of Skyworth Group Limited

Mr Jackson Lin graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor degree in applied science. Prior to joining Skyworth Group Limited in 2011, Mr Lin worked as a sales manager of MediaTek Inc from November 2009 to October 2011 and served as a system development engineer of Realtek Semiconductor Corp from September 2007 to September 2009. Mr Lin is currently the Director in multiple subsidiaries of Skyworth, including Skyworth Group Limited (00751.HK), Shenzhen Coocaa Network Technology Company Limited (“Coocaa Technology”) and Skyworth Digital Co Ltd (000810.SZ). Apart from Skyworth, he is also the Director of Skywell New Energy Automobile Group Co Ltd (“Skywell”) and a number of their respective subsidiaries.

Mr Jackson Lin graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor degree in applied science. Prior to joining Skyworth Group Limited in 2011, Mr Lin worked as a sales manager of MediaTek Inc from November 2009 to October 2011 and served as a system development engineer of Realtek Semiconductor Corp from September 2007 to September 2009. Mr Lin is currently the Director in multiple subsidiaries of Skyworth, including Skyworth Group Limited (00751.HK), Shenzhen Coocaa Network Technology Company Limited (“Coocaa Technology”) and Skyworth Digital Co Ltd (000810.SZ). Apart from Skyworth, he is also the Director of Skywell New Energy Automobile Group Co Ltd (“Skywell”) and a number of their respective subsidiaries.

 

As an entrepreneur and a board member, Mr Lin is responsible for the research and introduction of cutting-edge technologies, overall coordination of technology pre-research, application and implementation of technology projects initiated by government, commercialisation of scientific and research findings, IPR management and industry-university-research collaboration of Skywell. He has successively undertaken numerous R&D tasks for national and provincial science and technology projects, all of which have been completed successfully.

 

In the multimedia market, as a Director of Coocaa Technology, Mr Lin facilitated the in-depth integration of traditional TV and IT to form “Internet + TV” business model and comprehensively upgrade the products and industrial layout of color TV. With display terminals distributed entirely by color TV industry, OTT TV as a new development model featuring content “terminal + service” has emerged with a boost in value-added internet TV services such as large-screen content services and large-screen advertising, etc., offering users with diversified, personalised and precise services.

 

Established in 2010 and focusing on the new energy market, Skywell features an integrated business scope covering R&D, manufacturing, sales and service of new energy vehicles and core components. In terms of product portfolio, Skywell launched multiple passenger vehicle models such as SUV and MPV with new energy passenger vehicles as its pivot and actively incorporated new energy trucks into the company’s product line. An intelligent system, namely Skylink was built to offer vehicle owners an all-round AI voice interaction experience, vehicle-home internet and convenient access and control of various eco- accessories. With its excellent quality and elegant appearance, Skywell’s new energy vehicles are now available in 42 countries including Germany and have been recognized by world’s leading companies. Apart from its core businesses, Skywell also extended to the upstream and downstream of the industrial chain with ambitious moves in hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The development of next-generation new energy vehicles has also become a key component in Skywell’s strategy towards the future.

 

Coocaa Technology received investments from iQIYI, Tencent and Baidu, hence thriving as a unicorn in OTT industry with an estimated value of nearly RMB10 billion.

 

While developing its own OTT service system, Coocaa Technology has also created external platforms and sought the integration, innovation and development of conventional radio and TV services and the internet industry through platform strategy. Key initiatives in DVB+OTT business restructuring including offering users with “integrated video on demand” video programs based on content classification and two-way interaction, as well as “association-based recommendation and intelligent recommendation” value-added video services based on user behavior monitoring and big data technology. These functions enabled in-depth integration of content association, interest association, user association, location association and data association, hence fostering a myriad of business model innovations in the context of dual network integration.

 

In terms of academic exchanges, Mr Lin represented the Company to initiate industry-university-research cooperation with numerous universities and research institutes including Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), Communication University of China, etc. He actively established joint laboratories, student associations and off-campus practice bases, and exchanges with high- and new-tech talents to promote application and commercialisation of research findings and achieved social and economic benefits.

 

Judges' Comments:

- Put great efforts in R&D

- Full grasp of the market development trend

Mr Jackson Lin graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor degree in applied science. Prior to joining Skyworth Group Limited in 2011, Mr Lin worked as a sales manager of MediaTek Inc from November 2009 to October 2011 and served as a system development engineer of Realtek Semiconductor Corp from September 2007 to September 2009. Mr Lin is currently the Director in multiple subsidiaries of Skyworth, including Skyworth Group Limited (00751.HK), Shenzhen Coocaa Network Technology Company Limited (“Coocaa Technology”) and Skyworth Digital Co Ltd (000810.SZ). Apart from Skyworth, he is also the Director of Skywell New Energy Automobile Group Co Ltd (“Skywell”) and a number of their respective subsidiaries.

Mr Jackson Lin graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor degree in applied science. Prior to joining Skyworth Group Limited in 2011, Mr Lin worked as a sales manager of MediaTek Inc from November 2009 to October 2011 and served as a system development engineer of Realtek Semiconductor Corp from September 2007 to September 2009. Mr Lin is currently the Director in multiple subsidiaries of Skyworth, including Skyworth Group Limited (00751.HK), Shenzhen Coocaa Network Technology Company Limited (“Coocaa Technology”) and Skyworth Digital Co Ltd (000810.SZ). Apart from Skyworth, he is also the Director of Skywell New Energy Automobile Group Co Ltd (“Skywell”) and a number of their respective subsidiaries.

 

As an entrepreneur and a board member, Mr Lin is responsible for the research and introduction of cutting-edge technologies, overall coordination of technology pre-research, application and implementation of technology projects initiated by government, commercialisation of scientific and research findings, IPR management and industry-university-research collaboration of Skywell. He has successively undertaken numerous R&D tasks for national and provincial science and technology projects, all of which have been completed successfully.

 

In the multimedia market, as a Director of Coocaa Technology, Mr Lin facilitated the in-depth integration of traditional TV and IT to form “Internet + TV” business model and comprehensively upgrade the products and industrial layout of color TV. With display terminals distributed entirely by color TV industry, OTT TV as a new development model featuring content “terminal + service” has emerged with a boost in value-added internet TV services such as large-screen content services and large-screen advertising, etc., offering users with diversified, personalised and precise services.

 

Established in 2010 and focusing on the new energy market, Skywell features an integrated business scope covering R&D, manufacturing, sales and service of new energy vehicles and core components. In terms of product portfolio, Skywell launched multiple passenger vehicle models such as SUV and MPV with new energy passenger vehicles as its pivot and actively incorporated new energy trucks into the company’s product line. An intelligent system, namely Skylink was built to offer vehicle owners an all-round AI voice interaction experience, vehicle-home internet and convenient access and control of various eco- accessories. With its excellent quality and elegant appearance, Skywell’s new energy vehicles are now available in 42 countries including Germany and have been recognized by world’s leading companies. Apart from its core businesses, Skywell also extended to the upstream and downstream of the industrial chain with ambitious moves in hydrogen-fueled vehicles. The development of next-generation new energy vehicles has also become a key component in Skywell’s strategy towards the future.

 

Coocaa Technology received investments from iQIYI, Tencent and Baidu, hence thriving as a unicorn in OTT industry with an estimated value of nearly RMB10 billion.

 

While developing its own OTT service system, Coocaa Technology has also created external platforms and sought the integration, innovation and development of conventional radio and TV services and the internet industry through platform strategy. Key initiatives in DVB+OTT business restructuring including offering users with “integrated video on demand” video programs based on content classification and two-way interaction, as well as “association-based recommendation and intelligent recommendation” value-added video services based on user behavior monitoring and big data technology. These functions enabled in-depth integration of content association, interest association, user association, location association and data association, hence fostering a myriad of business model innovations in the context of dual network integration.

 

In terms of academic exchanges, Mr Lin represented the Company to initiate industry-university-research cooperation with numerous universities and research institutes including Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), Communication University of China, etc. He actively established joint laboratories, student associations and off-campus practice bases, and exchanges with high- and new-tech talents to promote application and commercialisation of research findings and achieved social and economic benefits.

 

Judges' Comments:

- Put great efforts in R&D

- Full grasp of the market development trend

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YIAH 2021
6. Jim Liu

Mr Liu Zhuo-ming, Jim

Chief Executive Officer of L.K. Technology Holdings Limited

Mr Jim Liu graduated from Oregon State University, USA with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science. He joined the family-owned company LK Group in 2008 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2017. LK Technology Holdings Limited is a company listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is the world's largest manufacturer of die-casting machines and China’s major manufacturer of injection molding machines and CNC machining centers. At present, LK Group has 10 modern production bases distributed in Shenzhen, Zhongshan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kunshan, Fuxin, Taiwan and Italy, etc. It employs more than 3,800 employees worldwide to provide customers with high-quality products and services.

Mr Jim Liu graduated from Oregon State University, USA with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science. He joined the family-owned company LK Group in 2008 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2017. LK Technology Holdings Limited is a company listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is the world's largest manufacturer of die-casting machines and China’s major manufacturer of injection molding machines and CNC machining centers. At present, LK Group has 10 modern production bases distributed in Shenzhen, Zhongshan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kunshan, Fuxin, Taiwan and Italy, etc. It employs more than 3,800 employees worldwide to provide customers with high-quality products and services.

 

For more than ten years in the industry, Mr Liu led the Group to develop steadily with the corporate mission of "quality commitment, technological innovation" and "committed to customers’ success". He led LK Group to successfully acquire the world's top die-casting machine manufacturer “IDRA", and enabled the Group’s business to move towards internationalisation. At present, the die-casting machines, injection molding machines and CNC machining center equipment produced by the LK Group have been exported to the United States, Japan, Russia, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and other countries and regions, and more than 60 sales and service centers have been established worldwide, which provided high-quality products and services to world-renowned brands, including Tesla Motors, General Motors, Toyota Motor, BYD, Foxconn and Mattel Toys, etc.

 

Mr Liu has formulated a technology leadership strategy for the Group, and he has built a research and development team composed of more than 200 people. The Group's advanced equipment is widely used in various industries. Following the development of Industry 4.0, Mr Liu led the team to provide a full range of one-stop die-casting, injection molding and intelligent processing solutions to help customers upgrade and improve operational efficiency.

 

Mr Liu adheres the Group’s mission of "committed to customers’ success". He has a keen sense of market and keeps up with the needs of times. He helped different manufacturing customers to realise their new product ideas and enhanced customers to succeed in their business. Under his leadership, the overall turnover of the Group has increased every year, and the overseas business sales has increased by more than 30% annually. With the development of automotive industry and 5G market, the demand for large-scale die-casting machines is increasing. Mr Liu led the Group to develop large-scale die-casting machines to meet market demand. In 2019, he successfully led the Group to develop the world’s first commercial “DCC5000 die-casting cell” and was awarded the "Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Equipment and Machinery Design Award". In same year, the Group invented a 6,000 ton large-scale die-casting machine with breakthrough technology of one-time molding of the automobile structural parts, and has become the preferred partner of Tesla Motors and participated in their integrated molding project, thus promoting the rapid development of the new energy automobile industry.

 

As Deputy Head of the Chinese Delegation of the International Standards Organisation Technical Committee on Foundry Machinery (ISO/TC306), Mr Liu actively participated in the formulation of international standards for die-casting machines, promoted the integration of Chinese die-casting machine manufacturing standards with the world, and enhanced the international influence and market competitiveness of Chinese die-casting equipment manufacturers.

 

Mr Liu successfully built up "LK" as a high-quality and excellent brand in the industry and LK has become a frequent winner of “Hong Kong Awards for Industries”. "LK" brand has successively been awarded "Hong Kong Top Brand Award", "Hong Kong Premier Brand Award" and "Hong Kong Top Brand Ten Year Achievement Award". The Group was conferred "ListCo Excellence Award 2018" and "Innovative Technology Achievement Award 2019."

 

Mr Liu is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Plastic Machinery Association, the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Foundry Association, the Member of Youth Committee of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong. He is keen on serving the industry and society by actively participating in the duties of chamber of commerce.

 

Judges' Comments:

- Continuous improving product offerings via R&D

- Demonstrated deep industry knowledge and drive for industry development

Mr Jim Liu graduated from Oregon State University, USA with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science. He joined the family-owned company LK Group in 2008 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2017. LK Technology Holdings Limited is a company listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is the world's largest manufacturer of die-casting machines and China’s major manufacturer of injection molding machines and CNC machining centers. At present, LK Group has 10 modern production bases distributed in Shenzhen, Zhongshan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kunshan, Fuxin, Taiwan and Italy, etc. It employs more than 3,800 employees worldwide to provide customers with high-quality products and services.

Mr Jim Liu graduated from Oregon State University, USA with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science. He joined the family-owned company LK Group in 2008 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2017. LK Technology Holdings Limited is a company listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It is the world's largest manufacturer of die-casting machines and China’s major manufacturer of injection molding machines and CNC machining centers. At present, LK Group has 10 modern production bases distributed in Shenzhen, Zhongshan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Kunshan, Fuxin, Taiwan and Italy, etc. It employs more than 3,800 employees worldwide to provide customers with high-quality products and services.

 

For more than ten years in the industry, Mr Liu led the Group to develop steadily with the corporate mission of "quality commitment, technological innovation" and "committed to customers’ success". He led LK Group to successfully acquire the world's top die-casting machine manufacturer “IDRA", and enabled the Group’s business to move towards internationalisation. At present, the die-casting machines, injection molding machines and CNC machining center equipment produced by the LK Group have been exported to the United States, Japan, Russia, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and other countries and regions, and more than 60 sales and service centers have been established worldwide, which provided high-quality products and services to world-renowned brands, including Tesla Motors, General Motors, Toyota Motor, BYD, Foxconn and Mattel Toys, etc.

 

Mr Liu has formulated a technology leadership strategy for the Group, and he has built a research and development team composed of more than 200 people. The Group's advanced equipment is widely used in various industries. Following the development of Industry 4.0, Mr Liu led the team to provide a full range of one-stop die-casting, injection molding and intelligent processing solutions to help customers upgrade and improve operational efficiency.

 

Mr Liu adheres the Group’s mission of "committed to customers’ success". He has a keen sense of market and keeps up with the needs of times. He helped different manufacturing customers to realise their new product ideas and enhanced customers to succeed in their business. Under his leadership, the overall turnover of the Group has increased every year, and the overseas business sales has increased by more than 30% annually. With the development of automotive industry and 5G market, the demand for large-scale die-casting machines is increasing. Mr Liu led the Group to develop large-scale die-casting machines to meet market demand. In 2019, he successfully led the Group to develop the world’s first commercial “DCC5000 die-casting cell” and was awarded the "Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Equipment and Machinery Design Award". In same year, the Group invented a 6,000 ton large-scale die-casting machine with breakthrough technology of one-time molding of the automobile structural parts, and has become the preferred partner of Tesla Motors and participated in their integrated molding project, thus promoting the rapid development of the new energy automobile industry.

 

As Deputy Head of the Chinese Delegation of the International Standards Organisation Technical Committee on Foundry Machinery (ISO/TC306), Mr Liu actively participated in the formulation of international standards for die-casting machines, promoted the integration of Chinese die-casting machine manufacturing standards with the world, and enhanced the international influence and market competitiveness of Chinese die-casting equipment manufacturers.

 

Mr Liu successfully built up "LK" as a high-quality and excellent brand in the industry and LK has become a frequent winner of “Hong Kong Awards for Industries”. "LK" brand has successively been awarded "Hong Kong Top Brand Award", "Hong Kong Premier Brand Award" and "Hong Kong Top Brand Ten Year Achievement Award". The Group was conferred "ListCo Excellence Award 2018" and "Innovative Technology Achievement Award 2019."

 

Mr Liu is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Plastic Machinery Association, the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Foundry Association, the Member of Youth Committee of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong. He is keen on serving the industry and society by actively participating in the duties of chamber of commerce.

 

Judges' Comments:

- Continuous improving product offerings via R&D

- Demonstrated deep industry knowledge and drive for industry development

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YIAH 2021
7. Maggie Tsoi

Ms Tsoi Tsz-shan, Maggie

General Manager of Kenta Enterprise Company Limited

Ms Maggie Tsoi was born and raised in Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia, with a Master degree in international business. Post graduation, Ms Tsoi joined Kenta Enterprise Co., Ltd (“Kenta”) in 2009 as a second-generation successor to the current company Chairman and Founder Mr Kevin Tsoi. Ms Tsoi is now studying her doctorate in Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Ms Maggie Tsoi was born and raised in Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia, with a Master degree in international business. Post graduation, Ms Tsoi joined Kenta Enterprise Co., Ltd (“Kenta”) in 2009 as a second-generation successor to the current company Chairman and Founder Mr Kevin Tsoi. Ms Tsoi is now studying her doctorate in Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

Since the foundation of Kenta in 1985, it has grown to become one of the market leaders in the field of precision plastic injection molding, servicing multi-national companies across all geographies of the globe. Instead of using the traditional low-tech mass production approach, Ms Tsoi drove Kenta to leverage its unique selling point - “Precision, Accuracy and Quality”. Kenta is now established as a supplier to the global automotive industry, with a recent trend towards the Electric Vehicle market.

 

Kenta has also diversified its business into many other industries, including medical and smart appliances; Ms Tsoi developed and maintained good relationships with clients in these new industries by understanding their needs. A notable example of this is working with a listed Australian provider of diagnosis devices for disease detection which aims at slowing the spread of certain epidemics in third world countries.

 

Ms Tsoi led a group of specialists, technologists and consultants to build the blueprint of “Industry 4.0” for Kenta. Through investing in robotics, automation, implementing workshop digitalisation and data management, Ms Tsoi has identified solutions which improved Kenta’s connectivity, enhanced production efficiency and enriched its knowledge base.

 

Ms Tsoi implemented numerous support and process system upgrades to optimise activities such as order and supply chain control, warehouse and inventory management and financial governance. Kenta now has proven case studies that the use of technology can reduce overheads and production cycle time, resulting in more cost-effective solutions. Kenta currently holds 73 patents in innovative solutions.

 

With the shutdowns of factories and manufacturing plants in China due to COVID-19 in February 2019, Ms Tsoi designed and implemented the emergency operating procedures for returning to the workplace under the pandemic. These actions were thorough and utilised global best practice which allowed Kenta to be one of the first major employers to resume production in the region. Kenta was also featured in the press as an example of excellence and regarded as "the standard" by local authorities. During the pandemic, Ms Tsoi also assisted the health services to rapidly react to the situation by producing over 50,000 medical eye shields per day in only seven days, coping with the rocketing demand.

 

Ms Tsoi also actively involved in different associations for industry promotion. She is currently the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Mold & Die Council and member of the FHKI General Committee, as well as holding several senior positions in many other groups including the Hong Kong Auto Parts Industry Association & Dongguan Chang'an Foreign Business Association. For the past 12 years, Ms Tsoi has involved in more than 200 events to contribute to the industry.

 

From the environmental and carbon reduction perspective, Ms Tsoi has implemented several programmes including smart electricity usage system and new apparatuses to reduce energy consumption, so as to achieve energy saving and emission reduction. Ms Tsoi and Kenta are dedicated to promoting social responsibility. They have funded and set up more than 20 schools named “Kenta Hope Schools” in some of the poorest areas in mainland China, an elderly care home in Fujian and have supported more than 30 employees to gain their Bachelor degree.

 

Judges' Comments:

- Focused on efficiency and quality assurance

- Actively contributing to the society

Ms Maggie Tsoi was born and raised in Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia, with a Master degree in international business. Post graduation, Ms Tsoi joined Kenta Enterprise Co., Ltd (“Kenta”) in 2009 as a second-generation successor to the current company Chairman and Founder Mr Kevin Tsoi. Ms Tsoi is now studying her doctorate in Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Ms Maggie Tsoi was born and raised in Hong Kong and graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia, with a Master degree in international business. Post graduation, Ms Tsoi joined Kenta Enterprise Co., Ltd (“Kenta”) in 2009 as a second-generation successor to the current company Chairman and Founder Mr Kevin Tsoi. Ms Tsoi is now studying her doctorate in Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 

Since the foundation of Kenta in 1985, it has grown to become one of the market leaders in the field of precision plastic injection molding, servicing multi-national companies across all geographies of the globe. Instead of using the traditional low-tech mass production approach, Ms Tsoi drove Kenta to leverage its unique selling point - “Precision, Accuracy and Quality”. Kenta is now established as a supplier to the global automotive industry, with a recent trend towards the Electric Vehicle market.

 

Kenta has also diversified its business into many other industries, including medical and smart appliances; Ms Tsoi developed and maintained good relationships with clients in these new industries by understanding their needs. A notable example of this is working with a listed Australian provider of diagnosis devices for disease detection which aims at slowing the spread of certain epidemics in third world countries.

 

Ms Tsoi led a group of specialists, technologists and consultants to build the blueprint of “Industry 4.0” for Kenta. Through investing in robotics, automation, implementing workshop digitalisation and data management, Ms Tsoi has identified solutions which improved Kenta’s connectivity, enhanced production efficiency and enriched its knowledge base.

 

Ms Tsoi implemented numerous support and process system upgrades to optimise activities such as order and supply chain control, warehouse and inventory management and financial governance. Kenta now has proven case studies that the use of technology can reduce overheads and production cycle time, resulting in more cost-effective solutions. Kenta currently holds 73 patents in innovative solutions.

 

With the shutdowns of factories and manufacturing plants in China due to COVID-19 in February 2019, Ms Tsoi designed and implemented the emergency operating procedures for returning to the workplace under the pandemic. These actions were thorough and utilised global best practice which allowed Kenta to be one of the first major employers to resume production in the region. Kenta was also featured in the press as an example of excellence and regarded as "the standard" by local authorities. During the pandemic, Ms Tsoi also assisted the health services to rapidly react to the situation by producing over 50,000 medical eye shields per day in only seven days, coping with the rocketing demand.

 

Ms Tsoi also actively involved in different associations for industry promotion. She is currently the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Mold & Die Council and member of the FHKI General Committee, as well as holding several senior positions in many other groups including the Hong Kong Auto Parts Industry Association & Dongguan Chang'an Foreign Business Association. For the past 12 years, Ms Tsoi has involved in more than 200 events to contribute to the industry.

 

From the environmental and carbon reduction perspective, Ms Tsoi has implemented several programmes including smart electricity usage system and new apparatuses to reduce energy consumption, so as to achieve energy saving and emission reduction. Ms Tsoi and Kenta are dedicated to promoting social responsibility. They have funded and set up more than 20 schools named “Kenta Hope Schools” in some of the poorest areas in mainland China, an elderly care home in Fujian and have supported more than 30 employees to gain their Bachelor degree.

 

Judges' Comments:

- Focused on efficiency and quality assurance

- Actively contributing to the society

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