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Marjorie Yang

Chairman, Esquel Group

Marjorie Yang has been Chairman of Esquel Group since 1995.

As a strong believer in sustainable development and environmental conservation, Marjorie is a member of the High Level Steering Committee of UN Global Compact Action Platform on “Sustainable Infrastructure for the Belt and Road Initiative to accelerate the SDGs” and  the Advisory Council of China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED).

She is the appointed representative of Hong Kong, China to APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), and a member of Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, a high-level body to advise the Chief Executive on Hong Kong’s future development and strategies for driving innovation. She also serves as Chairman of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council (SIBAC), with the purpose of providing advice to the Mayor of Seoul.

Marjorie is dedicated to promoting education and innovative technologies. She is the Co-chairman of the advisory board of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Chairperson of the Steering Committee of CoolThink@JC, which is created and funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. She also serves as a member of various advisory boards including Harvard University, Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Tsinghua University’s School of Economics & Management and Guilin Tourism University.

Marjorie is an Independent Non-executive Director for Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Limited, and a Director of Serai Limited, HSBC’s digital venture for global trade.

She served as a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference from 2003 to 2018, and was the Chairman of the Council of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for six years until 2015.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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