Board of Directors

Mr. Hugh Chow

From 2018 to 2021, Mr Chow served as the CEO of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, largest publicly funded applied research institute in Hong Kong with 600 full-time researchers.

Mr Chow is currently a Partner of Radiant Tech Ventures, a Special Advisor of Kumshing Group, Chairman of MICAS Group, and Advisory Board Chair of Jarvis Consulting Group. He also serves on the Management Committee of the Smart Traffic Fund, the Traffic Advisory Committee, the Enterprise Support Scheme Assessment Panel for the Hong Kong Government, and on the Independent Vetting Committee of the Institute of Big Data Governance. An Advisor of the Our Hong Kong Foundation and Hong Kong Technology Advancement Group, Mr Chow is also an Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Internet of Things Alliance and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Economic and Trade Association.

As Guest of Honour at the 88th Congregation for the Faculty of Engineering of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2020, Mr Chow also serves on various Advisory Committees at University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

An inventor of 12 international patents, Mr Chow co-founded ViXS Systems Inc. in 2001 and expanded ViXS into 13 countries with 8 R&D centres. ViXS exported over $500M of semiconductor products, systems and licenses worldwide and eventually went public in 2013 on TSX. Mr Chow was also awarded 8 consecutive Deloitte Fast 50, ACCE International Business 2007, Hong Kong Canada Business Achievement 2014.

In 2016, Mr Chow co-founded Pool Global Partners and launched 2 venture funds in quantum, semiconductor, health, big data and other deep tech areas.

Holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado summa cum laude, and a Type 9 (Asset Management) License by the Hong Kong Securities and Future Commission, Mr Chow is also a Transport Canada licensed pilot, a marathoner and an Ironman triathlete.