Dr. William LO, JP
Dr. William Wing-Yan LO, JP is currently the Chairman of Captcha Media Ltd, a digital marketing & strategy agency, as well as that of a new retail advisory platform, OtoO Academy Limited & Strategenes Limited, a financial & strategy advisory firm in HK.
Dr Lo is a well known and experienced consumer brand advocate and retail executive in the Greater China Region. He was the Vice Chairman of I.T Limited, one of the largest multi-brand fashion retailers, as well as Kidsland the largest children/toy retailer, in the region. Over the last 15 years Dr Lo has helped more than 200 brands, including Lego, Bandai, LOL Surprise, Tamara TOMY from toys and Balenciaga, Acne Studios, Comme Des Garçons, Maison Magiela etc from fashion, globally to distribute and retail in this region and have opened cumulatively more than 3000 point-of-sales.
Dr Lo is a Founding Governor of the Charles K Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease as well as The Independent Schools Foundation Academy. He has also been the Chairman of Junior Achievement Hong Kong since 2013. Dr Lo started his business career at McKinsey & Company and had subsequently held various top management posts at HK Telecom, Cable & Wireless plc, Citibank, WPP plc, China Unicom, I.T Limited, South China Media Group and Kidsland Int’l Holdings Ltd. Dr. Lo obtained a MPhil degree in Molecular Pharmacology and a PhD degree in Genetic Engineering/Neuroscience, both from Cambridge University, UK. In 1996, he was selected as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the Davos-based renowned global organization World Economic Forum. In 2000, he was selected as one of the top 25 Asia’s Digital Elites by the Asia Week magazine. Dr. Lo has held numerous Government appointments during his career and is currently a member of the Cyberport Advisory Panel and a Member of the Hospital Governing Committee of HK Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. He was a board member of the Broadcasting Authority as well as the ASTRI and the Science Park. He was also a founding member of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong’s Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) Listing Committee. In 1999, Dr Lo was appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) of HKSAR Government for his contribution to the city of Hong Kong. During the period 2003-2016, Dr Lo was a Committee Member of Shantou People’s Political Consultative Conference. Dr Lo serves as an independent non-executive director on the board of a number of publicly listed companies in HK, including Television Broadcasts Ltd (SEHK: 511), CSI Properties Ltd (SEHK:497), SITC Int’l Ltd (SEHK:13308), JingRui Holdings Ltd (SEHK:1862) and Brightoil Petroleum Holdings Limited (HKSE:0933). He is also an independent non-executive director of the New York Stock Exchange listed Nam Tai Property, Inc. (NYSE:NTP). Recently, Dr Lo has also been tasked by the United Nations ESCAP to lead a task force for the Sustainable Business Network’s to look at financial inclusion leveraging Fintech in the region.