1. Jordan Abram
If you’ve wandered through the hallways at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, then you will no doubt have seen the doorway leading to Ronald Abram, one of Hong Kong’s top jewellers, whose salon has been a fixture in the hotel for decades.
Ronald Abram’s jewels have adorned the likes of celebrities, socialites and royals for generations, while the business has stayed in family hands, with Ronald now running the business alongside sons JJ and Tatler Scion Jordan.
2. Harris Chan
A fixture in Hong Kong shopping malls from Cityplaza to Harbour City to Festival Walk, Moiselle is a go-to stop for ladies with a penchant for feminine silhouettes that can go from day to evening, and since Scion Harris Chan joined the family business, the aesthetic has become even more current and coveted.
His bespoke service also means that many of high society’s chicest ladies have sported Moiselle to A-list soirees.
3. Josephine Chiu
The group’s name may be Dorsett Hospitality International, but its reach extends far beyond hotels that bear this name.
In Hong Kong, the group, which has Scion Josephine Chiu as its VP of procurement, includes a grand total of 11 hotels, from the side-by-side Cosmo Hotel in Wanchai to Lan Kwai Fong Hotel to Silka West Kowloon. World travellers will also recognise the company’s footprint in spots as far-flung as Australia and Austria.
4. Kingston Chu
A fan of fine watches? Then surely you’ve come across Sincere Watch, which is owned by the Kingston Financial Group, and is the Hong Kong distributor for luxury horological brands such as Franck Muller and de Grisogono.
Kingston Chu sits at the helm of Kingston Financial, which, besides watches, also has a lucrative finance business and is involved in the Macau gaming industry via ownership of Casa Real and Grandview hotels in Taipa.
5. Richie Eu
It may all be based on ancient wisdom, but traditional Chinese medicine is the hot new thing in wellness these days, and there’s no doubt whether you are a longtime believer or a newcomer to the benefits of TCM, you’ve seen or been a patron of the ubiquitous Eu Yan Sang shops that are all over Hong Kong.
Though launched in Singapore and Malaysia, the company has a presence in places such as the US, Canada and Australia, as well as its own clinic practice, and will no doubt continue to grow, under the direction of Hong Kong MD Richie Eu, a descendant of the founder Eu Kong Pai.
6. Loui Lim
Cruise liners from Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises often sit in Hong Kong’s harbour, so even if you haven’t boarded one of Genting Cruise Line’s luxury ships, you’ll be familiar with their sight.
The stylish and suave Loui Lim is in charge of the company’s new ship designs, so the next time one sails into port, take a peek, you’ll likely be seeing his influence. He’s also vice-president of leisure and hospitality for Genting Malaysia’s many resorts, which includes Resorts Worlds from Malaysia to Miami, as well as Birmingham and New York. As a brand, Genting also acquired Singaporean nightlife group Zouk in 2015 and more recently purchased the superyacht Equanimity.
7. Kristine Li
When it debuted, H Queen’s wasn’t just another office building in Central—a real arts and lifestyle hub, it’s filled with top galleries representing both local and international talent, as well as restaurants by globally renowned chefs and indigenous culinary powerhouses.
The passion project of Kristine Li, deputy general manager of Henderson Land Development isn’t merely a landlord either, it also hosts its own exhibitions, including the recent Exit Strategies, a boundary-breaking public-space vertical art walk that took place in the back staircase of the structure.
8. Victoria Tang-Owen
Tourists and locals alike love Shanghai Tang, one of Hong Kong’s most successful homegrown fashion and lifestyle brands, founded by the late David Tang and now owned by Chinese private-equity firm, which appointed Tang’s daughter, Victoria, as creative director just last year.
The brand’s updated take on Chinoiserie has long been popular with the fashion set, while its homewares are a sharp addition to any abode, and are present in the houses of luminaries across the globe. Tang also runs Thirty30 Creative with husband Christopher Owen, a design agency that creates stunning work for brands such as Tod’s and Dior Homme.
9. Joanna Lui-Hickox
If you haven’t visited Cha Bei, the lifestyle cafe in Galaxy Macau—one of Macau’s most Instagrammable destinations—then you’d be missing out on the first project of Joanna Lui-Hickox, who is Galaxy Entertainment Group’s head of portfolio (asset) management, lifestyle operations & curation.
10. Dee Poon
Do you own a cotton shirt? If so, there’s a somewhat high chance that it was manufactured by the Esquel Group, whose managing director of brands and distribution is Dee Poon.
The group not only owns the excellent buttoned-shirt boutique PYE in Central, but manufactures some 100 million cotton shirts in a year alone for customers you may just have heard of: Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein J.Crew, Nike… the list goes on.