Meet The Gen.T Tribe


June 12, 2017 | BY Marianna Cerini

Introducing the panellists who selected this year's Generation T list


Last year's party: Antonia Li, Ruth Chao, Eleanor Lam and Feiping Chang (Photo: Callaghan Walsh/Hong Kong Tatler)

Last year Hong Kong Tatler’s inaugural Generation T  (Gen T) list cast a spotlight on 100 of the city’s brightest young innovators, creatives, connectors and disruptive talents under the age of 40.

See also: Take The Ultimate Generation T Quiz

This year we return—albeit with a much tighter list. The second edition of Gen T adds 50 of Hong Kong’s young game-changers to our list. Think exceptional business mavens, food alchemists, art gurus and tech geniuses, all under one definitive (Tatler) umbrella.

The selection process

To get down to our final 50, we sharpened our criteria and honed our requirements. Two key ones: to be a go-getter, and to have achieved tangible and extraordinary results. And, oh, do our picks display both.


Last year's party: Nick Troesdon, Harris Chan, Ivan Pun and Christopher Owen (Photo: Callaghan Walsh/Hong Kong Tatler)

The Tribe

It took a group of discerning individuals from different fields and backgrounds to decide which bright young minds should make our list this year. Among them were Tatler editors, but also members of what we call The Tribe: Gen T alumni and members of our 500 List with an eye for recognising talent. 

Scroll through the gallery below to take a closer look at the panellists:


The membership of this year’s Generation T will be revealed next month, though we’re throwing an exclusive party on June 23 to bring our class of 2017 together, the first of a series of Generation T events we’re planning. Stay tuned!

Follow us on Instagram @HongKongTatler for behind-the-scenes access to our exclusive reveal party.

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Yenn Wong

Singaporean force behind the JIA Group of restaurants and bars, including Duddell’s and Chachawan.

André Fu

Founder of design studio AFSO and is the architect behind The Upper House in Hong Kong.

Sean Lee-Davies

Filmmaker, artist and activist

Arthur Law

Co-founder, Vectr Ventures

Jonathan Cheung

Co-founder, Buzz Agency

William Zhao

Prominent in the art world; avid painter since childhood; independent curator and art collector.

Monique Burger

Artistic-minded Monique owns the Burger Collection of contemporary art.

Nicola Fan


Jamie Chiu

Co-founder, The Brightly Project

Kevin Mak

Architect, OMA