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KO Chia

Director at Grace Financial


Mr. K O Chia is Director of Grace Financial Ltd., a Hong Kong family office. He brings 30-plus years of diverse experience as U.S.-Asia venture capitalist, hi-tech entrepreneur and hi-tech corporate executive in Asia, Europe and U.S.

He also serves as the President of Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (HKVCA); Advisory Member, School of Continuing Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Board of Versitech, University of Hong Kong technology transfer company. Previously he had served as Chairman of Advisory Committee, College of International Education at Hong Kong Baptist University; and Committee Member of HKSAR government’s Community Investment & Inclusion Fund (CIIF) to seed social capital projects for community revival.

His current passion is in social impact investments where he attempts to bring together the venture capital discipline, entrepreneurial approach to projects for double bottom line, community sustainability and to alleviate systemic poverty.

He holds an MBA from Strathclyde Business School, Scotland; DipMS from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland and BEng (Hons) Electronics Engineering from Sheffield University, England.  He is also a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Directors; and is a GlobalScot.  

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