Mr. Chia Pun-Kok, Herbert, has joined the Group in April 2021 and has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company and a member of the nomination committee and the audit committee of the Company.

Mr. Chia is a Venture Partner of Sequoia Capital China. He has over ten years of practical experience in big data strategy and application with unique insights into the future trends of e-commerce. He joined Alibaba in August 2010 and served as the Vice President of Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd. and the President of Data Committee. During his tenure with Alibaba, the data team of Alibaba was awarded “China Excellent IT Team” in the “Excellent Chinese CIO” selection in 2014, and Mr. Herbert Chia was also rated as “China Top 10 Most Influential Big Data Entrepreneurs” by the State Information Center of China in 2017.

Mr. Chia has been making significant contributions in helping to bring China’s big data industry to a new level. He is a member of Big Data Advisory Group of Beijing Government, Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Board of Director of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and a non-official member of the Governance Committee of Hong Kong Growth Portfolio. He has also actively promoted Hong Kong, China to become the big data pilot city in The China Great Bay Area and The Belt and Road.

Mr. Chia is the Adjunct Professor of the School of Management of Zhejiang University and the Alibaba Business School. He is also the author of various best-selling books including The Big Data and The Nature of Big Data. He holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree from Tsinghua University and an EMBA degree from the Institut Européen d’ Administration des Affaires (INSEAD). 

Mr. Chia had served as an independent non-executive director of a Hong Kong publicly listed company, Tianjin Binhai Teda Logistics (Group) Corporation Limited from May 2017 to June 2018.