Janet Pau is the Executive Director of the Asia Business Council. Previously, she was the Director of The Economist Group’s Corporate Network in Hong Kong, the Program Director of the Asia Business Council, and Manager at the Global Business Policy Council at consulting firm Kearney in Washington D.C. Janet’s publications include Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation and Building Energy Efficiency: Why Green Buildings are Key to Asia’s Future (Chinese edition). She has written and spoken extensively in her role at The Economist Group, published articles in the South China Morning Post and Fortune China, and written book chapters and spoken regularly on issues including trade and investment, economic competitiveness, inclusive growth, and technology and the future of work in Asia. Janet received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and psychology with distinction from Yale University and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Sonja Cheung serves as the Editorial Director at the Asia Business Council. Her journalism background spans over a decade at institutions The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires and Bloomberg News. She worked both as a reporter and editor specializing in finance. She has been situated in London, Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. She holds a BA (Hons) in Classics from University College London, and a Master’s in Chinese Studies from SOAS University of London.
Gabriel Huang is responsible for research and member initiatives at the Asia Business Council. Prior to joining the Council, he was actively engaged in the retail and luxury business between China and Europe as a marketing manager.
Gabriel received a Master of Laws degree and a full scholarship from the University of Hong Kong. While pursuing his degree, he was also active in the nonprofit and charity sectors in the Greater China region. He co-designed a fundraising strategy for Teach For Taiwan, a non-profit organization dedicated to solving educational inequity and creating equal educational opportunities for children in Taiwan.
Amy Lee supports the Council’s executive director and handles all administration work. She has been working in administration and HR related field and has years of experience in supporting senior management. She has a broad working experience in different private sectors including trading, accounting, electronics, advertising and architectural.
While pursuing a career in broadcast journalism, first in Singapore, then Hong Kong, Susan adapted skills acquired as a producer of television and radio current affairs documentaries and music and talk shows to actively pursue her interests in the technical arts of professional theatre. She subsequently transitioned to meetings and events. Susan has undertaken projects for corporate clients around the region, including an Asian tour with 3M-DisneyFest as Show/Stage/House Manager; Project Coordinator for the Hong Kong Handover Ceremony; Show Manager for the Fortune Global Forum, Shanghai 1999 and Hong Kong 2001; and Event Consultant for CEO Beijing Family University 2008. Some of her corporate clients include YPO/YPO Gold; NZ Embassy and NZTE in Beijing.
Ming has over 20 years of experience in management and logistics. She has a strong production background with leading independent global brand communications agencies. Ming has worked on a broad variety of large-scale events, exhibitions and conferences, ranging from the Beijing Olympics and the Shanghai Expo (Australian Pavilion) to the Michelin Challenge Bibendum and Harvard Business School Alumni throughout the Asia Pacific region, working alongside international clients to achieve high production values.
Louisa has over 25 years’ experience in office administration and recruitment and over 15 years of experience in event management, including hotel logistics, registration, client services, and project management for custom events. Currently she is senior manager at Triple-i Associates, where she works as part of the team for event-related consulting, content development and other consulting assignments. She has worked for BusinessWeek Events/DNMstrategies across the region and with the organizing team for leadership events such as YPO’s Insights ASEAN Summit, Gateway Partners Investors Forums, Asia Business Council Forums, among others. She also worked with the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) to implement and support its corporate activities. She has a bachelors’ degree in Commerce, Management and Marketing from Curtin University of Technology, Australia.
David G. McIntyre is an award-winning photographer originally from Los Angeles, California. He has lived in Hong Kong since 1995, and lived in Moscow and Beijing previously. During his career as a photojournalist, he has worked for many of the world’s leading publications and companies, which has taken him throughout the world including Russia, China, Korea, and Hong Kong. He has had the privilege of photographing numerous historic figures and events as well as multiple Olympic Games. David and his family are also active in NGO work with International Care Ministries in the Philippines, along with both Mother’s Choice and Crossroads in Hong Kong.