Mr Raymond Chu
has over ten years commercial experience encompassing various fields including IT, banking, healthcare and the Chinese medicine investment and retail industries.
B.Eng.(Hon) degree (Computer Engineering) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
MBA degree (Finance) at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
also obtained an exchange student award to study in the University of Washington, Seattle
Prior to taking up his present position, Mr Chu had spent several years in Calyon (formerly Credit Lyonnais Merchant Bank), one of the biggest European investment banks, as Assistant Vice President working on China infrastructure project financing and advisory.
During that time, he
had actively involved in advising and arranging a US$ 75 million project financing for a French-Japanese consortium to construct the first water plant project developed through the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) mode in China (the transaction had been voted as "Project Financing Deal of the Year 1999" by Asiamoney and FIA).
has also developed vast experience in IPO, direct investment, business planning and development, as well as contract negotiations through engaging in various projects in different companies, including Hutchison Whampoa (China) Limited, where he
played a key role in developing a number of Chinese medicine investments and joint ventures in Shanghai and the UK, which include, among others, establishment of the first wholly foreign owned Chinese medicine R&D center in Shanghai.
Mr Chu had also worked as Chief Business Development Officer of a local herbal based health food and beverage retail chain, where he had successfully negotiated and completed a business transaction with Coca Cola including the sale of the retail chain bottle drink business and establishment of an alliance with Coca Cola on health drink R&D and brand cooperation.
Mr Chu is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analyst and the CFA Institute in the US.
Mr. Chu currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Industry Liaison Committee of the Licensing Executive Society China Hong Kong Sub-Chapter.
As part of the executive management team, Mr Chu works closely with the Executive Director on formulating business strategies and plans for HKJCICM; and is in charge of business planning and developments of the institute.