THE PEOPLE

DR. BEN LI

Founder & Chairman of Urban Village

BACKGROUND

Dr. Ben Li is one of Asia’s most influential and youngest entrepreneurs with over 15 years of global business experience. Dr. Li studied law in the UK and he is also a Certified Chartered Accountant in Hong Kong.

After graduation, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the “Big 4” global professional consulting firms, for over five years, with extensive experience in tax, accounting and business advisory in Southeast Asia.

He is the Founder & Chairman of Urban Village, the largest Hong Kong-standard condominium project in Cambodia and Factory Phnom Penh, the biggest creative art hub in Southeast Asia, providing co-working space, art exhibition studios, catering & entertainment services and more.

He is also a CFO of Goldfame Group, a multinational conglomerate and a leading global top five knitwear manufacturer. Goldfame has been the largest factory operator in Cambodia since 1996, producing for major brands such as Zara, Uniqlo, Marks & Spencer, Superdry, C&A, etc. To date, the Group has invested in various sectors, including garment, forestry, insurance, printing, microfinance, furniture and real estate.

BACKGROUND

Ms. Catherine Chan is one of the leading female entrepreneurs from Hong Kong. Graduated from LSE. She is a Hong Kong Certified Accountant and the winner of the 3rd Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Award.

Ms. Catherine is currently the Director of Goldfame Group, a Hong Kong-based conglomerate, investing in various industries across Asia and Europe, including Spain, Hong Kong, China and Cambodia, where she also holds multiple key management positions. Entering Cambodia in 1996, Goldfame Group is now investing in different sectors in the country, including garment and furniture manufacturing, property development, microfinance and insurance.

Ms. Catherine is also the Founder and Executive Director of Urban Hub Cambodia.

MS. CATHERINE CHAN

Founder & Executive Director of Urban Village