Mr Allen Ma leads and manages Hong Kong Science Park, InnoCentre and three Industrial Estates that are entities within Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP). Allen believes technology plays a key role in fuelling Hong Kong's economic transformation. Hence, he is committed to providing world class infrastructure, technical and support services so as to increase the competitiveness of the city as a regional hub for science and technology innovation while building ever stronger collaboration with the Mainland.
Over the past 30 years, Allen has held senior executive positions with a number of multinational corporations in ICT sector. In his most recent role, Allen worked for British Telecom plc as President, Asia Pac where he led the team to rebuild BT's presence in the region to a profitable scale and strengthen its capability in serving the needs for networked-IT services of multinational corporations.
Prior to that, Allen worked for Motorola Inc. Global Telecom Solutions Sector as VP & General Manager of Asia, and for C&W Hong Kong Telecom in a number of senior executive positions. These include: Executive Director responsible for the multi-media arm rolling out city-wide broadband internet services and e-commerce applications; Managing Director for CSL mobile services; and Marketing Director for fixed network services, successfully defending Hong Kong Telecom’s market share during the first phase deregulation of the fixed line market.
Allen holds an MBA from the University of Toronto and is a fellow member of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. He is also a Certified Management Accountant of Canada.
Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.
Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.
Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long.
More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org.