Dr. Johnny Hon MH, Ph.D. (Cantab)
Dr. Hon is Executive Chairman of Gate Ventures and brings diverse expertise, spanning different sectors and geographical areas.
Dr. Hon graduated from King’s College London with a degree in Biomedical Science. He also completed a Ph.D. in Psychiatry at Hughes Hall College at the University of Cambridge and holds postgraduate qualifications from the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University and from Harvard University as well as being a guest professor at a number of well-known universities in Asia.
Dr. Hon has always had an interest in the Arts – particularly film and television – sometimes as a benefactor and sometimes investor. He was Executive Producer of the China and Hong Kong box office hit “Protégé”, starring Andy Lau and Daniel Wu, and of the George W. Bush biopic “W”, directed by Oliver Stone. “Una Noche”, a film in which Dr. Hon acted as an Associate Producer, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and went on to win the Award for Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography.
Dr. Hon has also acted as Executive Producer for a number of successful TV series. These include “Da Ren Wu” (2006-07), one of the most successful TV drama series of its time in China, and “As Time Goes By” (2007-08), another Chinese television screen success.
Dr. Hon has extensive business experience. As a private banker with ABN AMRO Bank, he gained expertise in financial planning, lending, portfolio management, tax structuring and trust formation. These skills enabled him to form, and become Chairman of, The Global Group of Companies with offices in London, Hong Kong and China.
Politically, Dr. Hon holds official positions with four Governments and is Ambassador-at-Large for Grenada. He is a member of the Heilongjiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and in July 2015, was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People¹s Republic of China for his dedicated community service.
His charitable work is well documented and he serves on committees of numerous international charities.