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Event Recap | HKANC AGM 2023: Journey to the 40th Anniversary!

HKANC this past Wednesday (12/13) held our 2023 Annual General Meeting and announced the elected Board of Directors for the coming 2023. More than 40 members and guests attended the meeting and celebrated the end of the year with a delicious dinner and laughters!

HKANC 2023 Chair - Brian Rowbotham welcomed our Board of directors, executive committee members, members, and guests for their presence and announced the Board election result. Mr. Rowbotham also shared his recent trip to Hong Kong, and highlights at the 24th Hong Kong Forum.

With the majority votes for the candidates, HKANC wants to extend a warm welcome to the following newly elected directors,

  • Pauline Chu, Managing Director - Wealth Management, UBS Financial Services Inc.

  • Yvonne Fu, CPA, MST Partner of International Tax, LEAD International Group

  • Kevin Fung, VP – Sr. Wealth Relationship Manager, HSBC Bank N.A.

  • Jay Li, Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC 

HKANC Board of Directors (2024 - 2026)

Meet Slate of Officers effective on January 1, 2024

  1. Chair, Brian Rowbotham, CPA, Consultant, RCO Global Consultaing LLC

  2. Co- Vice-Chair, Angela Cheung, President, Pillar Capital Group

  3. Co-Vice Chair, Margaret Wong, President & CEO, McWong International

  4. Treasurer, Yvonne Fu, CPA, MST Partner of International Tax, LEAD International Group

  5. Secretary, Anne Mak, Founder, Polaris Advisory

HKANC: Now and Future

Brian Rowbotham continued to talk about the 2024 planning. He invited everyone to join the effort and support our 40th Anniversary Gala on March 16, 2024, at the Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco.

2024 has been an fruitful year for HKANC, with a series of online and in-person programs. Online events featured various trending topics, including economy out look and tax and estate planning. We also had a great turn out at the signature 39th Anniversary Gala held at Ritz Carlton San Francisco with 300 attendees.

Besides the virtual platform, HKANC in-person events were well attended by members and guests, including the panel discussion in Hong Kong opportuniteis, real estate market updates. HKANC was also pleased to welcome overseas guests, including Dr. Rosanna Wong. In the summer, we hosted the signature Golf Fundraising event for talented students in Northern California. In addition, website and social media platforms are frequently updated with valuable resources and tools and featured events collaborating with different organizations, including APACCSF and APAFSS.

Here are a few key statistics (updated on Dec 15):

  • HKANC hosted/co-hosted two virtual events and ten in-person events with over 600 attendees!

  • We have more than 200 Corporate members & Individual members in 2023.

  • More than 100 guests participated in the 2022 Golf Fundraising Tournament and raised over $450,000 since the scholarship program's inception and awarded $15,000 to five deserving students.

Looking forward to 2024, HKANC will continue to offer programs and events that align with our mission, fostering closer economic, cultural, and academic ties between Hong Kong and Northern California and facilitating business opportunities for individuals and corporations interested in Greater China and its neighboring region.

To stay connected with HKANC, please visit our website at for the latest updates. Also, join or renew your membership to support the Association. Once again, we thank our Board of Directors, members, partner organizations, and friends for your continued support! We welcome all newly joined directors and appreciate the tremendous effort from 2023 Officers and Directors! Thank you for your leadership and support, more importantly, for bringing expertise, connections, and partnership to the Association.

We Appreciate You!


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