Dr. Frank Tong
Dr. Frank Tong currently is a Managing Partner of QBN Capital. He has long and extensive professional experiences ranging from scientific research, technology development, product design, manufacturing, marketing, corporate management, mergers and acquisitions, to venture capital. Frank has also been senior executives in many institutions, including HSBC, ASTRI, Hisense, Archcom Technology, and SAE Magnetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of TDK. He also served as a senior advisor to many enterprises and academia alike, including ASTRI, Lucent Technologies, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, University Grant Committee, and engineering faculty of several universities in Hong Kong.
After Frank graduated with his PhD from Columbia University in 1987 (his doctoral thesis was completed at the MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory), he immediately joined IBM Research Division at Yorktown Heights, working in the field of optoelectronics and optical networking. In 1996, he became a professor at the Department of Information Engineering of The Chinese of Hong Kong. During this period, he led a technology project at ASTRI which was successfully acquired by SAE in 2004. Since after, he was the head of the optical business unit at TDK. He then joined Hisense/Archcom in 2013 and led a successful acquisition of a laser company. In 2014, he joined ASTRI as the CEO and spearheaded the technology development and ecosystem building in fintech space. Three years later, Frank joined HSBC as the Global Head of Innovation and Strategic Investment. Frank has long-time cross-cultural working experiences in North America, Europe and Mainland China. He is also the chairman of the Tong's Charity Foundation.