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On Biz Leader Podcast we catch up with CEO’s and heads of global organisations to get a sneak peek into what contributes to the success of their businesses.






30. Roger Staeheli | Nespresso Hong Kong

Coffee machines now allow aficionados to enjoy the perfect cup right at home and at work. In the fifth episode of Biz Leader - Season 2, we are brewing with Roger Staeheli, country manager of Nespresso Hong Kong. Tune in for more stories behind the coffee beans.

Duration: 00:31:07

29. Fat cats getting fatter?

CEOs make truckloads of money and the gap between the incomes of top executives and regular workers is growing at an alarming rate. On the fourth episode of Biz Leader - Season 2, we explore what’s happening at the top and bottom of the pay pyramid. Reference: https:/ [...]

Duration: 00:12:22

28. Tom Chan Pak-lam | Success Finance Group

On the third episode of Biz Leader Season 2, we caught up with the CEO of Success Finance Group, Tom Chan Pak-lam. Tune in as he takes us through the business landscape of the investment group, and explains why they have an edge when it comes to helping clients seek public listings. Plus, lots on the hotly-debated IPO regulation in the city.

Duration: 00:11:04

27. Magnus Renfrew | Founder of the ARTHQ / Group

On the second episode of Biz Leader-Season 2, we caught up with Magnus Renfrew, a cultural entrepreneur in Hong Kong. He tells us how he got Art HK and Art Basel off the ground, and his early days in the art fair scene. Tune in to listen to his thoughts on why Hong Kong shouldn’t miss the opportunity to assert itself as a global hub for art and creativity.

Duration: 00:16:52

26. Jonathan Choi Koon-shum | The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to our brand new Biz Leader Season 2! In the first episode, Chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Jonathan Choi Koon-shum explains how Hong Kong becomes a promoter of globalization and about where Hong Kong should be heading in the future. Tune in to hear his take on the city’s development strategies.

Duration: 00:20:07

Pansy Ho | Shun Tak Holdings Limited

MGM China executive director and head of Shun Tak Pansy Ho talks about tourism, the Pearl River Delta economy and about being a woman in leadership in the final episode of Biz Leader season one. Tune in to hear Ho share her take on the region and gaming related sector over the past and next 20 years.

Duration: 00:23:47

Jonathan Choi | Sunwah Group

With 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty on the horizon we talk with Jonathan Choi about the importance of the Hong Kong and mainland China business relationship. Jonathan not only leads a successful business venture, but is also is an influential member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Duration: 00:13:35

Vivek Pathak | International Financial Corporation

From a career in the sciences to banking that benefits the developing world, Vivek Pathak the Director for East Asia & Pacific of International Financial Corporation shares the inside processes of the IFC as well as his rules of being a great leader.

Duration: 00:21:23

Paul Li | Simmons & Simmons

Boutique law firm Simmons and Simmons’ Head of Asia Paul Li successfully parlayed an internship, and art history degree, into a 28-year career navigating cross border quandaries and irate regulators for money makers riding Asia’s decades’ of growth. Listen as Li takes us through his rise from aspiring artist to consigliere to Asia-focused private bankers and asset managers.

Duration: 00:20:25

Mark Brown | Imperial Pacific International

Donald Trump’s protege Mark Brown is opening a US$ 7.1 billion resort and casino on the small US Island of Saipan. Hear Brown explain this exclusive 40 year monopoly license which has few restrictions.

Duration: 00:25:53

Dr. Winnie Tang | Esri China (HK) Ltd.

Dr. Winnie Tang’s love for maps has lead her to a career in the 4th largest privately-owned software company in the world. Dr. Tang explains the huge and dynamic world of geographic information systems and how this digital mapping is making our cities ‘Smart’ and shaping our everyday lives.

Duration: 00:20:08

Robert Warman | Langham Hospitality Group

Langham Hospitality Group CEO Robert Warman shares his hotelier’s role in shaping luxury hotel experiences over its 152-year old legacy as the premier lodge of choice.

Duration: 00:20:31

Bruce Fetter | St John Knits

Bruce Fetter helms venerated US-fashion house St Johns Knits. The 55-year-old company embarks on its’ greatest venture as it delves into the China market. Fetter talks about the Irvine, California clothier’s core values in an age of globalised supply chains, points of sales and markets.

Duration: 00:14:33

Thomas Flohr | VistaJet

Thomas Flohr has changed the rules of private air travel after decades in high finance and holds claim to the world’s most extensive network of private aircraft which you can take for US$16,000 an hour. Tune into this week’s episode to get a birds’ eye view of Flohr’s stratagem and ride the hot seat as Flohr talks about how his business model stands out globally. Listen to the full podcast at or find us on iTunes/Stitcher/Ximalaya

Duration: 00:15:36

Joe Ngai | McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company has a 91 year reputation for taking businesses to the next level or in some cases to their demise. Never the less it is a sought out place to work and thrive. Joe Ngai, Director and Managing Partner for McKinsey in Hong Kong lets us know what it takes. Move up or get out!

Duration: 00:15:43

Nicholas Brooke | Professional Property Services

Investing in the right property can be daunting, one of the reason you would seek advice from a chartered surveyor such as Nicholas Brooke, chairman for Professional Property Services. From property guru for royalty in the middle east to the development of Swire Properties in Hong Kong. Hear his approach to successful property investments.

Duration: 00:16:30

Yat Siu | Outblaze

This week we talk GAMES with the CEO of Outblaze and Animoca. With hundreds of apps and millions of monthly downloads Yet Siu gives an inside look to what makes a successful game and how he built a business around it.

Duration: 00:26:11

David Udell | Hyatt Hotels

David Udell Group President for Asia Pacific of Hyatt Hotels gives us a look into the unique world of Hyatt hospitality. Their approach to capture an audience through emotional and personal connection has been a key strategy to a successful market.

Duration: 00:16:39

Douglas Young | G.O.D.

Douglas Young the hand of god, or rather Hong Kong’s G.O.D. - part Bed Bath and Beyond, part designers dream den, with an aesthetic flair akin to a Wong Kar-wai film. Young talks to Biz Leader about the tribulations in touting this quintessentially Hong Kong brand and on their overseas expansion plans.

Duration: 00:17:18

Weber Lo | Citi Bank

Weber Lo, Hong Kong’s Citi Country Officer and CEO talks with us about the banking industry in Hong Kong and how Citi bank stands globally. He also gives personal advice about working in the industry and how to excel in your career.

Duration: 00:19:36

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