Escalating Your Career

The aim of this programme is to further develop skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis in the areas of cost and management accounting for associate members and, in the process, create an awareness of some current developments in the profession. 

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Dr. William Mau Wai Chen
Chief Financial Officer, Hui Lau Shan Food Manufacturing Co. Ltd

Dr. William Chen has 20 years financial management experience with local and global high-growth companies in food & beverage chain stores, manufacturing and distribution for FMCG and retailing sectors with operations in the Greater China & Asia Pacific region. He is currently a CFO for Hui Lau Shan Group, a dessert chain with over 200 stores in Hong Kong, PRC and Malaysia. Prior to this position, he provided financial leadership to top-level operating and management executives in KFC (HK), Lee Kum Kee, San Miguel and Chanel.

Dr. Chen earned his doctorate degree in Business Administration from Curtin University, Australia. He is a Certified Practising Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant in Australia, a Fellow Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Tax Adviser in Hong Kong, a Chartered Management Accountant in UK.

Dr. Chen has served as Specialist and Financial Expert for Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications and has also taught CMA Professional Program of The Institute of Certified Management Accountants.

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Vice Chairman
Dr. Ho Man Kai Anthony
Director, Harmony Asset Ltd

Dr. Ho Man Kai, Anthony is an independent non-­‐executive director of Harmony Asset Limited since September 2004, a public listed company in Hong Kong. He is the Chairman of the audit committee and remuneration committee and a member of disclosure committee and nomination committee. Mr Ho has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of civil engineering, building construction, industrial manufacturing, financial services and academic specializing in cost management, strategic management accounting, corporate finance and administration, and investment management. Dr. Ho received his Business Administration degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Master of Professional Accounting degree form The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Ph. D. from the Bulacan State University. Professionally, Dr. Ho is a Certified Member (CMA) of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, Australia, a Fellow Member of the Institute of Public Accountants, Australia, a Fellow Member of the Institute of Financial Accountants, United Kingdom, a Fellow Member of the Taxation Institute in Hong Kong and a Certified Tax Advisor in Hong Kong.

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Vice Chairman
Mr. Patrick Kwok
Head of Operations, Starbucks Hong Kong & Macau

As the Head of Operations of Starbucks , Mr. Patrick Kwok is currently leading the Operations with around 150 stores and the store development in the Hong Kong and Macau markets

Patrick has 20 years of experience in McDonald’s Hong Kong. As the Head of Brand Extension, he anchored the business development for McCafé, Dessert Centers and McDelivery. He managed to drive significant profitability in McCafé and pioneered a new trend in the coffee culture within the fast food industry. Prior to that position, he acted as the Director of Accounting and Finance. He was in charge of finance operations for 200 stores and over 100 business extensions. His remarkable contribution was recognized by McDonald’s Worldwide, and he was awarded the Presidents’ Award.

Patrick is an accounting professional and he is the member of CMA Australia , CPA Australia and HKICPA. He attained the MBA from University of Adelaide in Australia.

Over the last 10years, he has been part-time lecturer for the joint HKUSPACE / Curtin University Bachelor of Accounting degree.

Darron Sun


Vice Chairman
Mr. Sun Kin Kwok Darron
Senior Director, Manulife Financial

Mr. Sun Kin Kwok, Darron is the Senior Director of Manulife Financial. He is accountable for Manulife Asia IS audit among 11 regional territories in Asia including Hong Kong, Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Cambodia.  With over 20 years of experience in financial institutions, Darron worked in several domain areas such as IS audit, IT compliance, project management, information risk management, information systems security, systems development, etc.  Being a committee member of ISACA International, he is an active public speaker to promote IS audit to both academia and audit industry.  Mr Sun received both of his MBA and MSc degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and his Bachelor degree from Deakin University.

Paul Wu bio


Vice Chairman
Mr. Wu Loong Cheong Paul
Principal, Co-Founder – Ascent Partners Group Limited

Mr. Paul Wu is one of the founders of Ascent Partners Group Limited. He spearheads the business valuation and advisory service division to formulate marketing strategies, business development and operating plans, as well as establish and institutionalize business practices, standards and processes for the effectiveness and efficiency across the global operations of the Group. Mr. Wu is also the head of the analytical and risk management division which provides solutions and consultancy services to financial institutions and corporate clients in financial products and operations.

Prior to co-founding Ascent Partners, Mr. Wu has accumulated extensive leadership, management and global experiences in regions of North America and Asia Pacific, in particular, in the area of information technology and telecommunication. He had roles and responsibilities in various stages of the product life cycle, including development, deployment, maintenance, support and end-of-life, and involved in various acquisitions, and business process improvement initiatives. Mr. Wu graduated as a Master of Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is also a certified member of CMA (Australia).

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