Business and thought leader Barbara Meynert has executive expertise across a broad range of sectors. She has enjoyed an international career in merchant banking, commercial and regulatory institutions, and holds directorships in the corporate and non-profit sectors in Asia and Europe. She is actively engaged in disruptive technologies that are transforming business and society in the digital era.
Barbara Meynert is Senior Advisor to the Fung Group and has been a long-time director and advisor to the Li and Fung Group and a number of their subsidiary companies. She serves on the Executive Council of the UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network with a focus on the digital economy. She is a member of the FinTech Advisory Council of the Astana International Financial Centre, the Hong Kong Cyberport Advisory Panel, and the Victor and William Fung Foundation Board. She is a Vice-Chair of the Hong Kong-Asean Economic Cooperation Foundation and Adjunct Professor at the University of Hong Kong.
She played a crucial role as a director and advisor in the establishment of both the Hong Kong Airport Authority and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Before that, she served in executive roles in the international merchant banking industry. She was Managing Director of Barclays Investment Bank BZW in Hong Kong and Asia following her position as Chief Executive of Kredietbank’s Asia-Pacific operations.
Barbara Meynert holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA from the University of Hong Kong.