Join us for an entrepreneurial day in Hong Kong. Learn how CEOs manage nation-wide businesses, transform business models, and embrace the new economy and emerging technologies.


Various Venues
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Event Details

Entrepreneurship has become one of the most popular fields of study at Chicago Booth. In response to great enthusiasm shown by students and alumni, a group of senior Booth entrepreneurs is excited to welcome you to their businesses to share their start-up and growth experiences.

The Booth Entrepreneurial Day in Hong Kong is co-hosted by Booth Alumni Relations, the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Hong Kong and the Chicago Booth Angels Network of Hong Kong.


  • CEO fireside chats with substantial interactive Q&A
  • Office and industrial facility visits
  • Networking lunch with a Booth entrepreneurial alumni panel

Location: Various in Hong Kong (transportation provided)
Cost: Free for Booth alumni and current students. Sponsored by Booth Alumni Relations
Limit: 30 alumni

Featured Alumni Entrepreneurs:

Jack Poon, '09 (AXP-08)
CEO & Co Founder,

Merlin Youming, Lu, '16 (AXP-15)
Chairman and CEO, RB & Manon Business Co.,Ltd

Franck Benhamou, '90
Serial Entrepreneur, Multiple Start-ups

King Leung, '99
CEO CLiX Limited and Managing Director Datatrade Limited


No Charge


Register Online

Deadline: 6/23/2018

Speaker Profiles

Jack Poon, '09 (AXP-08) (Speaker)
CEO & Co Founder, AtCipher

Jack Poon is the co-founder and CEO of AtCipher Inc., a Techstars and Accenture Fintech Innovation Lab Company that helps business to protect data in the cloud. Jack is a silicon valley veteran, and a serial entrepreneur with in-depth regional experience in business development, technology, corporate finance, and investment. AtCipher is Jack's third company.
Jack started his career with Intel Corporation designing the Pentium(TM) microprocessor in Silicon Valley, and over the last 20 years, he had acquired broad experiences with multi-nationals ranging from technology development, business development, investment, consulting, and corporate finance.
Jack holds 3 Masters Degrees; an MBA from Chicago Booth (high Honors), MSEM from Stanford University, MSEE from Caltech; and he obtained his BSEE from University of Washington (Summa Cum Laude). Jack is an affiliated member of CFA Institute and sole holder of 4 U.S. Patents. 

Merlin Youming, Lu, '16 (AXP-15) (Speaker)
Chairman and CEO, RB & Manon Business Co.,Ltd

Founded on July 1st, 1999, RB & Manon Business Co., Ltd. established a Joint Venture with UK-based Reckitt Benckiser (referred to as "RB"), one of the world's largest producers of household cleaning and personal care consumer goods in February 2011. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, it has 4 branches in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing and Chengdu, over 100 offices nationwide and a professional team of over 1000 employees.
It is the exclusive agent for the world's No. 1 sexual wellbeing brand "Durex", the world's No. 1 germ protection brand "Dettol", the world's No.1 dishwasher detergent brand "Finish", popular French depilatory brand "Veet", the world's No.1 foot care brand "Dr. Scholl" in Chinese mainland. It's also the sole agent for selling US leading VMS brand "Schiff" and No.1 Insect Repellent brand in Australia "Aerogard" through cross border E-commerce.
The company has achieved good sustainable growth by sticking to the philosophy of dedication and focus, the principle of altruism and later profit with sincerity, service, diligence, and harmony as its core values since founded over a decade ago. The brand "Durex" has achieved great success in China in over 10 years and set a good example for domestic marketing companies for personal care consumer goods.

Franck Benhamou, '90 (Speaker)
Serial Entrepreneur, Multiple Start-ups

Franck is a corporate executive turned entrepreneur after 17 years, including international General Management with SC Johnson. He is the Founder or Co-Founder, and promoter of various businesses all connected with new technologies and the consumer goods industry. This includes Niche Networks Limited / CISLink Limited / Eridium-Photonocs / Prestameitor España SL / Vapor Communications Inc. / LV Private Equity Holdings. Franck has sold prior businesses to an investment fund and private investors.

King Leung, '99 (Speaker)
CEO CLiX Limited and Managing Director Datatrade Limited

From an engineering and project management background, King spent 3 years with BearingPoint (now KPMG Consulting) before joining Booz & Co (now Strategy&) on graduating the part time MBA program. King then transformed Datatrade from a traditional direct marketing agency to a multiple award winning technology and data intelligence driven marketing company with international presence in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Manila, as well as being part of a global CRM/digital agency network over 10 years. King has officially spun off the CRM business unit to become CLiX, an 'Intelligence Driven Loyalty Marketing' company, now also award winning.


CK Han, '16 (AXP-15), Booth Alumni Relations