Mr. Tong has been the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company since 19 June 2018. He completed his Management & Technology Dual-Degree Program with honors, with Bachelor of Science in Economics (in Finance) from Wharton School, and Bachelor of Science in Engineering (in Electrical Engineering) from School of Engineering and Applied Science, both from University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Tong has over 20 years of business management and operations experience across different industries. He is a dynamic leader with broad exposure and has spearheaded growth initiatives in his different roles. Before joining the Group, he was the chief operating officer of Maxim’s group, responsible for the group’s overall growth and execution of Asian expansion strategy, managing information technologies and digital initiatives, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this, he was the chief executive officer of Pacific Coffee Company, driving the growth of the chain in Hong Kong and China. Mr. Tong also has rich experience in high-tech as well. He was for a number of years a senior director at CSMC Technologies Corporation (now known as China Resources Microelectronics Limited), a leading Chinese semiconductor company (subsequently acquired by China Resources group), responsible for international sales and business development.
Mr. Tong is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), in both China Pearl River Delta (PRD) Chapter and Guangzhou Chapter.