Managing partner, MCL Financial Group
The art collector tirelessly supports some of Hong Kong's leading cultural institutions
One of Hong Kong’s most enthusiastic art collectors, Evan Chow has also thrown himself headlong into the promotion of art and tirelessly supported some of its leading institutions. That includes his role as a governor of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, which celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2022.
A member of the Li family, which founded the Bank of East Asia, he began his collecting journey in 2013 and has since amassed one of Hong Kong’s most impressive collections. It features about 200 works, many of which fill his Sai Kung weekend home, with a focus on geometric abstraction and the work of local Hong Kong artists. He is also a trustee of the New Museum in New York; and a member of the Asia Pacific Committee the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the founding patrons group at M+, the advisory board of the Taipei Dangdai Art Fair and the Art Jakarta 2019 board of patrons.
In his professional life, he established and is managing director of family office CEG Capital; and is the managing partner of boutique financial services institution MCL Financial Group, which has interests in areas including real estate, consumer and education. He is on the boards of organisations including production company Icicle Group, fashion group Evisu, real estate fund management firm APIL, education provider Monkey Tree International and F&B company Imagiro Concepts. He is also involved with non-profit organisations including the InspiringHK Sports Foundation and the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children.
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When not ruling the roost in the financial sector, he retreats to his art-filled sanctuary in Sai Kung for the weekends.