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Message from the Chairman

H. Chin Chou was re-elected Chairman of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association at this year’s AGM held on September 6, 2019. He brings to the role of chairman more than 20 years of investment experience across a wide spectrum of industries.

Dear Members and Friends,

As Chairman of the HKVCA, it is both my duty and great privilege to provide this message highlighting the amazing work undertaken by the HKVCA over this past year.

Our members consist of a wide range of private equity and venture capital practitioners and, according to the latest industry data, include the top 9 out of the 10 largest private equity firms in the world by capital raised over the last five years. With the largest membership base of all comparable industry associations in Asia, the HKVCA is a powerful representative of, and advocate for, the private capital markets in Hong Kong, Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region.

In the past year the HKVCA has organized an active program of conferences and events, including a series of masterclasses and luncheon talks addressing a variety of topical issues. The Association’s training and professional development activities continued to grow in both number and breadth and remain among the most important services we offer our membership. We have also provided extensive social and business networking opportunities and have supported more than 50 events organized by fellow private equity and venture capital industry associations, as well as firms in the industry.

Whenever an issue becomes a concern for our members and requires us to proactively address it, the Association will act to create a new committee to determine the HKVCA’s view and advocate on our members’ behalf. In the 2018-19 year, two new committees were formed, namely the Women Committee and Private Credit Committee.

Through our continual lobbying of several government and other entities, we aim to participate in shaping the ways in which our industry is regulated and taxed. Armed with expertise and input from members, the Association continued its efforts during the year to strengthen our relationships with various policy makers and to develop ongoing channels of communication with them.

I would be remiss were I to fail to acknowledge the many members and partners who have worked closely with the HKVCA staff to help make this year’s events a success and they deserve our sincere appreciation. Our outstanding Board of Directors has given much of its time and energy toward making the Association the invaluable asset it has become to its members, and for that I am truly grateful.
It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your Chairman. I sincerely hope that our members are proud of how our Association has grown and developed this year, and I encourage our members to join us in helping make the HKVCA the region’s leading professional association representing our industry.

H. Chin Chou
Chairman, Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Asia Limited