Duncan is the President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council (HKITJC), the Chairman of Lai Yuen Company Limited and the Managing Director of Radiant Venture Capital Limited. He graduated from Pepperdine University in the United States with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Over the years, he has been enthusiastic about participating in IT, cultural and entertainment related investment projects and also social affairs.
For the last 20 years, Duncan has been actively engaged in the IT sector and has invested in technology corporations and start-ups in Greater China, North America and Israel. A number of them have been listed on the stock exchanges in Hong Kong and overseas. In 2014, he co- founded Radiant Venture Capital which mainly invests in early-stage tech startups and now has more than 30 technology startup investments in its portfolio.
As the President of HKITJC, Duncan also regularly participates in and organises technology and entrepreneurship exchanges and sharing activities and frequently serves as mentor of startup companies. Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship development in Hong Kong, making recommendations and suggestions on the government’s IT policies and promoting China-Hong Kong integration are HKITJC’s main advocacies.
Duncan also participates in several other roles regarding the establishment of the Greater Bay Area. In March of 2018, Duncan was appointed as Chief Representative of Hengqin Free Trade Zone (Hong Kong) Representative Office. In July of the same year, HKITJC and One Country Two Systems Research Institute jointly composed a research report on the innovation and technology development of the Greater Bay Area and explored the role and opportunity for Hong Kong. There were more than a hundred proposals and suggestions for innovation and technology policy and strategic development of the Greater Bay Area.
In addition, HKITJC has organised various events over the years. In 2017, it hosted “Delegation of the Hong Kong Leaders in Innovation and Technology Sectors” in Beijing with the aim for encouraging exchanges, improving understanding of Mainland’s IT development and strengthening communication within the industry.
Since 2015, HKITJC jointly organised the “Hong Kong ICT Mission” with Hong Kong Trade Development Council and had visited United States, Israel, Japan and the United Kingdom to have industrial exchanges and collaborative explorations at different levels between technology industry players. Moreover, Duncan has held the “Hong Kong International Entrepreneurs Festival” and has become its co-chairman for three consecutive years since 2015.
In order to link up technology venture funds and investors in Hong Kong, Duncan was invited to be Chairman of Cyberport Investors Network (CIN) Steering Group. This group promotes the establishment of a professional platform of the venture funds and supports the development and funding need for science and technology related enterprises.
In the cultural and creative industries, Duncan has also made various investments. He reactivated the classic brand “Lai Yuen” by launching “Lai Yuen Super Summer 2015” at Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Event Space. With the theme of “Original, Hong Kong Local, Be Creative”, in 70-day of operations, the event received 1.2 million visitors. In 2016, Duncan continued to lead his team in delivering fun by launching “Lai Yuen Super Summer 2016”. In December of the same year, Lai Yuen brought its footprint out of Hong Kong for the first time. It hosted “Good Goods 2016 Guangzhou Expo” and determined to spread the happiness and local characteristics of Hong Kong to other cities. In 2017, Lai Yuen explored the catering business by opening “Lai Yuen Restaurant”. In 2019, another catering brand “Cuisine 1949” was established.
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