Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP
Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, is the Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group, a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Area, one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist and entertainment districts. The new California Tower at the heart of Lan Kwai Fong which features cues to the Group’s flair for design and attracted the top leisure brands that will take the district to new heights. Dr. Zeman is also the Chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Association. Lan Kwai Fong Group in recent years, has expanded to various cities in China which include Chengdu, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Lan Kwai Fong Chengdu was opened in 2009. Dr. Zeman is also the owner of Paradise Properties Group, a property developer in Thailand which includes the award winning Andara Resort in Phuket.
Dr. Zeman serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, Global Brands Group, Television Broadcasts Limited (“TVB”), Fosun Tourism Group and is the Non-Executive Director of Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, all of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Dr. Zeman is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Wynn Macau Limited, a prominent gaming operator in the US and Macau. Dr. Zeman is a director of the “Star” Ferry Company, Limited.
Having lived in Hong Kong for over 45 years, Dr. Zeman has been very involved in government services as well as community activities. He was the Chairman of Ocean Park from 2003 to 2014 and is now the Park’s Honorary Advisor. During his tenor at Ocean Park, Dr. Zeman managed to raise visitor numbers despite the opening of rival Hong Kong Disneyland, making the park more attractive and generating record profits. A 2007 article in Forbes magazine, referred to Zeman as "Hong Kong's Mouse Killer" because of the success that Ocean Park enjoyed.
Dr. Zeman was a member of the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority from 2008 - 2016. He is now an honorary advisor.
Dr. Zeman is a Board of Directors of the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund a Board Member of Hong Kong Airport Authority.
In March 2018, Dr. Zeman is appointed by the HKSAR Chief Executive as a member of the HKSAR Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development. Dr. Zeman is also a member of the Human Resources Planning Commission (HRPC) and a Representative of Hong Kong China to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).
Dr. Zeman is also a member of the Board of Governors of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Vice Patron of the Hong Kong Community Chest.
In 2001, Dr. Zeman was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong.
In 2008, Dr Zeman was awarded Business Person of the Year by the Hong Kong Business Awards.
Dr. Zeman was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2004 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2011.
Dr Zeman is a holder of an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from The University of Western Ontario, Canada. In 2012, he was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees of Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong and University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong. In 2019, Dr. Zeman was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees of Business Administration from The Open University of Hong Kong.
Dr Zeman also is a holder of Chinese Nationality since 2008.