Board of Directors
Mr. Hugh Chow
Currently the Chief Executive Officer of ventureLAB, Executive Director at The ESG Consortium and a Partner at Radiant Tech Ventures, Mr Chow is also a Special Advisor of Kumshing Group, Chairman of MICAS Group, Chairman of The Apple Tree Preschool and Learning Centres, and Chairman of Hong Kong Technologies Advancement Group.
He also serves on the Management Committee of the Smart Traffic Fund, the Traffic Advisory Committee, the Road Safety Research Council, and the Enterprise Support Scheme Assessment Panel for the Hong Kong Government, and on the Our Hong Kong Foundation as Advisor as well as the Jarvis Consulting Group as Advisory Board Chair.
In 2018, Mr Chow was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), a world leading government funded applied research institute nearly 500 full-time researchers, and was Guest of Honour at the 88th Congregation for the Faculty of Engineering of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2020.
Mr Chow has 12 international patents as an inventor and engineering executive at ATI Technologies Inc from 1993 to 2000. He subsequently co-founded ViXS Systems Inc. in 2001 and took it public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2013, having culminated over 500 international patents, 8 R&D centres worldwide. Mr Chow also won 8 consecutive Deloitte Fast 50, ACCE International Business Award 2007, and Hong Kong Canada Business Achievement 2014. In 2016, Mr Chow co-founded Pool Global Partners and launched 2 cross-border venture funds on deep-tech, sustainability and ESG.
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.