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William Lo, Board Mentor, Criticaleye
William Lo
Board Mentor

William is currently the Chair of Captcha Media Ltd, a digital marketing and strategy agency; OtoO Academy Limited; and Strategenes Limited.

A founding governor of the Charles K Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease as well as The Independent Schools Foundation Academy (one of the most well-known independent schools in Hong Kong), he has also been Chair of Junior Achievement Hong Kong since 2013.

Alongside these roles, William serves as an independent Non-executive Director on the Board of a number of publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, including Television Broadcasts Ltd, CSI Properties Ltd, SITC International Ltd, JingRui Holdings Ltd, Hsin Chong Group Holdings Limited and Brightoil Petroleum Holdings Limited. He is also an independent NED of Nam Tai Property, Inc (listed on NYSE). 

William's business career started at McKinsey & Company before holding various top management posts at HK Telecom, Cable & Wireless plc, Citibank, WPP plc, China Unicom, I.T Limited, South China Media Group and Kidsland International Holdings Ltd. He is renowned for being the founder of Netvigator, the largest internet business in Hong Kong, as well as iTV (the predecessor of NowTV), the first interactive and on-demand TV service in the world.

William obtained a MPhil degree in Molecular Pharmacology and a PhD degree in Genetic Engineering/Neuroscience, both from Cambridge University. In 1996, he was selected as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum and was selected as one of the top 25 Asia’s Digital Elites by the Asia Week magazine in 2000.

William has held numerous government appointments during his career and is currently a member of the Cyberport Advisory Panel and a Member of the Hospital Governing Committee of HK Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. He was a Board member of the Broadcasting Authority as well as the ASTRI and the Science Park and a founding member of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong’s Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) Listing Committee.

In 1999, William was appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) of HKSAR Government for his contribution to the city of Hong Kong. During the period 2003-2016, William was a Committee Member of Shantou People’s Political Consultative Conference.