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Message from the Chairwoman

Rebecca Xu was elected Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association at this year's AGM held on September 1, 2021. She brings to the role of chairman more than 20 years of investment experience across a wide spectrum of industries.

Dear Members and Friends,

It is both a pleasure and an honor to address you as the new Chairwoman of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HKVCA). I feel truly privileged to serve in this position and to continue the great work of the HKVCA.
My message to you must begin by acknowledging the accomplishments and hard work of our outgoing Chairman, Chin Chou, and of the entire Board of Directors. Under Chin’s leadership, and indeed that of Eric Mason, David Pierce, Johnny Chan and Conrad Tsang who served before him, the HKVCA has grown considerably in terms of membership, has substantially increased the beneficial impact for its members, and is now in better all-around shape than it has ever been. I take the baton proudly and shall do my very best to continue this remarkable trend, endeavoring to lift the Association to even greater heights.

I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our newly elected board directors, Danny Lee, Queenie Ho and Tony Zhang. We will be working closely with the entire elected Board, continuing to build on our standing as a leading industry association representing the growing number of players in the Asia-Pacific private capital markets.

As an organization we are committed to furthering the progress of the last few years. With a membership of over 480 firms, we remain dedicated to growing and expanding the diversity of our member base, not only in Hong Kong, but across Asia Pacific and worldwide.

We will continue working to support and protect the interests of the private equity and venture capital community, providing a value-added networking environment as well as an effective platform for engaging and advising the government on behalf of our industry. In this way I believe we can continue to positively impact the region’s evolving regulatory and business environment, help attract more GPs and LPs to set up in Hong Kong, and contribute to the future prosperity of Hong Kong.

Finally, no discussion of our remarkable success and the growing confidence we all have in the work of the HKVCA would be complete without mentioning Joanne and her amazing team. Since coming on board, Joanne has energized, organized, and revitalized this organization. I know I speak on behalf of the entire Board when I say thank you to Joanne and her team.

The primary goal of the HKVCA in the years ahead will be to continue to demonstrate its leadership position as a regional industry association. In the meantime, I encourage you to reach out either to myself or my colleagues with your ideas and suggestions on how to make the Association even better.

All the best,

Rebecca Xu
Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Asia Alternatives Advisor Hong Kong