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Herman Hu is the Chairman of Ryoden Development Ltd, a property development and direct investment company. Besides being a successful business, Herman has dedicated a substantial amount of his time to public service, serving on the board of over a dozen organization over the years. Herman played tennis growing up, and is credited for bringing international senior tennis to HK. He has been awarded multiple times for his service.

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𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬:

“𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑈𝑛𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑘𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑡𝑜𝑝 50 [𝑔𝑙𝑜𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦].”

► 𝐴𝑛 𝐸𝑛𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑎𝑗𝑜𝑟 𝑑𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑒𝑐ℎ𝑛𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑓𝑓 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑡’𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑓 𝑎 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑙𝑜𝑔𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑.

► 𝑂𝑛𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐼 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼 𝑏𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐼𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑆𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑜𝑟 𝑇𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝐻𝐾. 𝑂𝑢𝑟 𝑣𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑛 𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑠 𝑒𝑛𝑡ℎ𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑠 𝑑𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑙 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑠.

► 𝐶𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑈 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑣𝑒𝑦 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑠𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑙 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐻𝐾 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦… 𝑖𝑡 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑠𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑢𝑎𝑡𝑒.

► 𝑂𝑛𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑑𝑜 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑖𝑠 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝐻𝐾 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒. 𝐸𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝐻𝐾 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑡𝑜𝑝 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 88 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑦.

► 𝐻𝐾 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝐼𝑄 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑. 108 𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑔𝑒.

► 𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 ℎ𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 9000 𝑚𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑠. 𝑊𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑓𝑓𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑅𝑀𝐵 𝑠𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟. 𝐼𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑑𝑜 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑, 𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒.

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐞:

Herman Hu was born and raised in Hong Kong.  He graduated from UC Berkeley with a BSc in Comp. Sc. & Elec. Engineering in 1976.  Subsequently he returned to Hong Kong to join his father’s company, Ryoden Electrical Engineering Co Ltd. as a trainee engineer.  And eventually became Vice Chairman & Managing Director.  Herman led development of the Mitsubishi brand and products in Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia.  Mitsubishi products included elevators, escalators, home appliances, air conditioning plants, computers, telecommunication equipment, power generation plants, industrial automation systems, semi-conductors etc.  In 2004, he retired from the company after selling their share of the company to the Japanese partners.

Herman then got involved in real estate development and direct investments.  He is currently Chairman of Ryoden Development Co Ltd and Chairman of Arte Hong Kong Ltd.  Some of the direct investments include Arte, a Spanish fashion jewelry brand, King Parrott Group, 30 restaurants chain in Hong Kong.

Herman spends a large portion of his time in public and community service, mainly focused on education, sports and youth.  During 2012-18, he served as Council Chairman of the City University of Hong Kong.  He was Deputy of the 12th and 13th National Peoples’ Congress (2013-23); Vice Chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong; Vice President of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong; President of the Hong Kong Veteran Tennis Association; President of the Hong Kong Darts Federation; Honorary Patron of the Hong Kong Tennis Association; Life Vice President of the Asian Tennis Federation; Honorary President of the Hong Kong Cycling Association and Vice President of the Hong Kong Playground Association.  He is a Rotary member since 1979 and YPO since the 80s.  Herman received an Honorary Doctor degree in Social Science from CityU in 2018, and is an Adjunct Professor of Hang Seng University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  For his outstanding service, Herman was awarded JP, BBS and SBS in 2000, 2011 and 2017 respectively.

Herman has 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.  Both his sons have PhD degrees, one in psychology and the other in biomedical engineering.

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