Mr. Allen HA, MH
Allen Ha is a business consultant in the hospitality and business tourism sector. He was previously the CEO of AsiaWorld-Expo Management (AWEM). Under the inspired leadership of Allen Ha, AWEM reached top international ranking in the highly competitive EXPOtainment industry. Allen, who acted as Chief Executive Officer from 2007-2018, spearheaded AWE’s rapid rise. With a diverse range of track records, the company was awarded among the Top Three “Best Convention/Exhibition Centre in Asia Pacific” winners for five consecutive years since 2011, and among the top-listing “Best Venue Team in Asia Pacific” since the category has been introduced, by the latest CEI Asia Industry Awards. AWE, now regarded as one of the world’s leading MICE EXPOtainment venues, achieved impressive double-digit percentage business growth for six consecutive years during Allen's tenure. In 2018 Allen became an independent business consultant after the company was successfully sold to a new investor.
Allen was appointed by the Government as a member of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee (LanDAC) and Chairman of the Public Relations and Promotion Sub-Committee of LanDAC from 2014-2020. He also served as a member of the Economic Development Commission Working Group on Convention and Exhibition Industries and Tourism, Founding Chairman of Lantau Development Alliance and Convenor of Aero-Bridgehead Economy Employers Network. Allen, being active in promoting collaboration between Hong Kong and Zhuhai, was appointed in 2015 as the distinguished member of Zhuhai CPPCC.
As a father of two sons, Allen is interested in the holistic development of the next generation and is especially devoted to promoting the upward mobility of young people in Lantau. He is the founder of DADsNetwork (dadsnetwork.org), which promotes active fathering for a healthy society and member of the Organising Committee 2015/16 Family-Friendly Employers Award Scheme.