ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • FRANCESCA VERSACE

    An Italian designer, born and raised in Milan. Daughter of Versace CEO Santo Versace, and niece of Donatella and the late Gianni Versace, she spent her childhood surrounded by her family, inspiring art, fascinating people and endless opportunities to travel the world.
    She moved to London to pursue a degree in fashion design at Central St Martins School, the world leading centre for art and design education.
    The discipline she learned combined with her natural free-spiritedness resulted in her label, f.e.v., a line of luxury handbags, launched in January 2016 during Paris Fashion Week.
    Before launching her own label, Francesca has collaborated with prestigious brands of fashion, design and lifestyle, among them Bric’s, Range Rover, Peroni.
    Francesca actively supports philanthropic activities like Operation Smile Italia and has collaborated with charity projects & foundations such as Matches Fashion for Future Dreams Ladies Lunch 2016, Rede Asta, Innocence in Danger, Womanity, International Women’s Day, Amfar Milano and Convivio.

    FRANCESCA VERSACE
  • DR. ALAN ZEMAN

    Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, is the Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group, a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Area, one of Hong Kong’s popular tourist attractions and entertainment districts. Lan Kwai Fong Group in recent years, has expanded to various cities in China which include Chengdu, Haikou, Wuxi and Shanghai. Lan Kwai Fong Chengdu was opened in 2008 and Lan Kwai Fong Wuxi is expected to be opened in 2018. The Shanghai Dream Center project is a joint venture between Lan Kwai Fong Group, China Media Capital in China and DreamWorks Animations in the United States. It is a world-class cultural, entertainment lifestyle complex. Its GFA is over 400,000 square meters. Dr. Zeman is also the owner of Paradise Properties Group, a property developer in Thailand which includes Andara Resort in Phuket.
    Dr. Zeman serves as an independent non-executive director of Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, Global Brands Group and Television Broadcasts Limited (“TVB”), all of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Dr. Zeman is also the Board of Director and Vice Chairman of Wynn Macau Limited, a prominent gaming operator in the US and Macau. Dr. Zeman is a director of the “Star” Ferry Company, Limited.
    Having lived in Hong Kong for over 40 years, Dr. Zeman has been very involved in government services as well as community activities. He was the Chairman of Ocean Park from 2003 to 2014 and is now the Park’s Honorary Advisor. During his tenor at Ocean Park, Dr. Zeman managed to raise visitor numbers despite the opening of rival Hong Kong Disneyland, making the park more attractive and, remarkably, the park generated record profits. A 2007 article in Forbes magazine, referred to Zeman as “Hong Kong’s Mouse Killer” because of the success that Ocean Park enjoys.
    Dr. Zeman serves as a member of the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, and is the Chairman of its Performing Arts Committee. He is also the appointed member of the Economic Development Commission of Hong Kong, a member of the General Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. In 2015 January, Dr Zeman was appointed by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government to be a Representative of Hong Kong China to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). In June 2015, Dr. Zeman was appointed as a Board Member of the Airport Authority of Hong Kong. In September 2014, Dr. Zeman was invited by former HKSAR Chief Executive Mr. CH Tung, as a Special Advisor to his Our Hong Kong Foundation, which dedicated to promoting the long-term and overall interests of HK.
    Dr. Zeman is also a member of the Board of Governors of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, a member of the Asian Advisory Board of the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario and is the Vice Patron of the Hong Kong Community Chest.
    In 2001, Dr. Zeman was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2004 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2011. In 2008, Dr Zeman was awarded Business Person of the Year by Hong Kong Business Award. Dr Zeman is a holder of Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from The University of Western Ontario, Canada. In 2012, he was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees of Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong and University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong..

    DR. ALAN ZEMAN
  • WILLIAM ZECKENDORF

    • Co-Chairman, Terra Holdings
    • Co-Chairman of Zeckendorf Realty

    Mr. William Lie Zeckendorf is an Owner and Co-Chairman of Terra Holdings, LLC, the parent company of both Brown Harris Stevens LLC and Halstead Property, LLC. These two brokerages are comprised of over 2,000 real estate brokers working in four states. Mr. Zeckendorf has been in the Real Estate business for over 25 years and has focused on real estate development and acquisitions, as well as the purchase and management of real estate service companies. Mr. Zeckendorf is also an Owner, Founder and Co-Chairman of Zeckendorf Realty LLC, with his brother, Arthur W. Zeckendorf. Zeckendorf Development, LLC developed 15 Central Park West, one of the most significant and prestigious developments in the world, 50 United Nations Plaza, 18 Gramercy Park South, 43-story 515 Park Avenue, and 520 Park Avenue is currently under construction.
    Will Zeckendorf is a graduate of Tufts University and The Harvard Business School..

    WILLIAM ZECKENDORF
  • SYDNEY PICASSO

    Sydney Picasso has been writing about modern and contemporary art, archaeology and style for many years. She is the co-author, notably, with Claude Francois Baudez, of Lost Cities of the Maya, Gallimard, 1986. She also wrote “Picasso, as if I were a Signature” Hachette, 1996, and “The Invention of Paradise”: The Photographs of Paul-Emile Miot (2008) Edition Daniel Blau. For many years she wrote in French Vogue on contemporary art, as well as in Contemporaine, Art Press, and has contributed many essays such as in” The Muse: Francesco Clemente, and “Picasso, A Contemporary Dialogue”, Andy Warhol, “The Polo Paintings” (Editions Thaddaeus Ropac), Ombres Portees, Porteurs d’Ombres: Three Mexican Artists (Centre Culturel du Mexique, Paris) She co-translated John Russell’s “Francis Bacon”, and recently, “Bite” by Fabrice Hergott, in Cained and Abled: The Chapman Brothers. Recently a text on Oceanic Fish Hooks, ” A Small Philosophy of Ones” in Fish Hooks of the South Pacific, Editions Hirmer 2012, “From Silverpoint to Silver Screen” in Andy Warhol Drawings 1950s, Hirmer 2013, and “Body of Proof” in Su Xiaobai, Hong Kong, 2014. She recently curated an exhibition of contemporary international sculpture “Night Fishing” at TEFAF in Maastricht: March 2015.She was Adjunct Director of the Musee d’Art and Histoire in Meudon, and a member of URA 5 CNRS, and RCP 394 Recherches sur les Societes Amerindiennes, et sur l’Art Rupestre. and was a Research assistant at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). She was President of la Societe du Jeu de Paume(1997-2004) and Administrator of the Fondation Daniel and Florence Guerlain, and is presently a board member of the Amis du Festival d’Automne de Paris and was awarded Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 1999.

    SYDNEY PICASSO
  • HARRY MACKLOWE

    Mr. Harry Macklowe is the Chairman Emeritus of Macklowe Properties, Inc. and its Founder since 1960. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at the firm. Mr. Macklowe is an Independent Director of Global Technology Industries Inc. since March 2006. His board membership and affiliations include: Israel Bonds, Dia Foundation for the Arts, The Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, American Friends of the Israel Museum, and The Real Estate Board of New York. He is a significant modern and contemporary art collector.
    He is responsible for 432 Park Avenue, one of the most prestigious residential condominiums in the United States.

    HARRY MACKLOWE
  • ADRIAN CHENG

    • Executive Vice-chairman and Joint General Manager, New World Development Co. Ltd.
    • Executive Director, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited.
    • Founder, K11 Concepts Limited

    Adrian Cheng is a graduate of Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) honours degree in East Asian Studies. He joined New World Group in 2006. As the visionary art entrepreneur behind New World Group and Chow Tai Fook, he uses innovation, art and culture to create new family businesses.
    In his CEO capacity, Adrian oversees the daily operations of the New World Group and has revamped the brand and its businesses by introducing and implementing new strategies, policies and corporate culture such as “The Artisanal Movement”.
    As an Executive Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, he is in charge of strategy, branding, marketing, e-commerce and VIP programme. He has injected his creative concepts into the 85-year-old, 2,200-stores jewellery brand and introduced the high jewellery collections (e.g. ‘Reflections of Siem’ in 2014), which showcased the exceptional craftsmanship and creativity of Chow Tai Fook.
    The art pioneer has successfully created a new hybrid model combining art and commerce and introduced the new museum retail concept – K11, building high-end lifestyle art malls, offices and residences in Greater China. The flagship K11 Art Malls were launched in Hong Kong and Shanghai in December 2009 and June 2013 respectively. By 2021, a total of 19 K11 projects will be created across Greater China, providing a total gross floor area of 1.6 million sq. m.
    Adrian also founded the K11 Art Foundation, the first registered non-profit organisation in China to incubate emerging contemporary Chinese artists and curators and to promote public art education. It provides art education for the masses through different forms and channels, including exhibitions, artist seminars, forums and K11 Art Village which started in 2010, etc.
    In March 2012, Adrian was honoured with the title of “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum and in October, he was also selected as one of the 2012 Fortune “40 Under 40” global business stars by Fortune magazine. In 2014, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and an Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University. He is Vice-chairman of the All-China Youth Federation and the Youth Federation of the Central State-owned Enterprises, and Committee Member of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He is ranked among the ArtReview Power 100 list in 2014 and 2015. He is Board Member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and member of the Interim Acquisition and M+ Museum Committees. He also sits on various committees and boards of international museums such as the Royal Academy of Arts, Centre Pompidou and TATE Modern.

    ADRIAN CHENG