Innovations & Technology Theatre

The EV Journey for Hong Kong: Moving People & Products

Day 1 : 16:10 – 17:05

Electric vehicles have gained immense popularity in recent years, not just as a sustainable mode of transportation, but also as a way to reduce air pollution and promote cleaner living. Hong Kong has been at the forefront of this electric vehicle revolution, with its government and citizens showing a strong commitment to reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable transportation.  

Today, we have brought together a panel of experts who will share their insights and experiences on the EV journey in Hong Kong. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to electric vehicles, the impact on the environment and society, and the latest technological advancements that are driving this change.  


  • What are the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to electric vehicles in Hong Kong? 
  • How does the transition to electric vehicles impact the environment and society in Hong Kong?  
  • What are some of the latest technological advancements that are driving the transition to electric vehicles in Hong Kong?  

Post-Event Actions 

  • Sharing the insights and outcomes of the panel discussion with relevant stakeholders, such as government officials, industry leaders, and community groups, to promote awareness and drive action towards sustainable transportation. 


Irene Chu

Partner, ESG Advisory Head of New Economy Hong Kong (SAR)

Irene leads ESG reporting and assurance for KPMG in Hong Kong and advises listed and private companies on sustainability and climate strategy.

Irene has experience across a range of sustainability advisory services including but not limited to sustainability reporting, materiality assessment, stakeholder engagement, corporate sustainability framework, key performance indicators (KPIs) and targets setting (including SBTs), corporate ESG capability maturity assessments, ESG due diligence, sustainability ratings, decarbonisation and data pre-assurance.

Stephen Cheung

Head of Digital Energy & Smart Solutions

Stephen Cheung is the Head of Digital Energy & Smart Solutions of Schneider Electric Hong Kong. He is responsible for the business development in Hong Kong and Macau, overseeing projects such as smart energy management, energy efficiency and electric vehicle charging solutions. With years of experience in the energy management field, Stephen is a proven expert who has played an instrumental role in several large-scale government and commercial projects at Schneider Electric.

Stephen joined Schneider Electric in the year 2002 as Sales Engineer and with his sheer hard work and dedication has come through the ranks. He is widely regarded for his proven analytical and problem-solving skills and his ability to identify talent, build large culturally diverse teams and capitalize on opportunities. Stephen has pursued a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

Estyn Chung

General Manager

Estyn Chung is the General Manager of Uber for Hong Kong, overseeing local operations and is responsible for growing the business in Hong Kong. Estyn believes that efficient point to point mobility coupled with technology and innovation is not only beneficial to riders in Hong Kong, but is also an integral step to fulfilling Hong Kong’s smart city ambition.

Estyn led the launch of Uber Taxi in Hong Kong and the acquisition of HK Taxi to build what is now the #1 Taxi business for Uber globally. He hopes to reinvigorate the industry by providing more income opportunities for drivers and bringing a better experience to Hongkongers.

Prior to Uber, Estyn spent over a decade in Investment Banking in Asia and Australia with UBS, a Swiss Bank. He then went on to become a Co-Founder and CEO of CANOPY, a career platform for millennials headquartered in Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

Anna Engblom

Managing Director

Anna joined the Volvo AB business in September 2003 and has advanced to the position of leadership. She has been the managing director of Volvo Trucks in Southeast Asia and Japan since January 2022. She has a track record of 21 years as a successful business head, aggressively increasing sales and boosting profitability in several global markets for the Volvo business. She has demonstrated leadership skills and a solid understanding of the industry.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

As an organisation, Volvo Trucks has a sustainability position of ‘Population growth, urbanization, digitalization and a continuously expanding middle class are trends leading to an increased need of sustainable transport.

Stanely Pong


Stanley Kit Pong is the Chairman and Founder of Hong Kong Battery Recycling Centre, the first waste battery recycling plant located at EcoPark, Tuen Mun.
His metallurgical experience derived from working for over four decades as a Director of Shiu Wing Steel Limited, the only steel manufacturing plant in Hong Kong.


Anthony Yan

Senior Staff Scientist

The current Senior Staff Scientist at China Everbirght Green Technology Innovation Research Institute(subsidiary of China Everbright Environment Group Limited), responsible for leading the R&D activities in the field of photovoltaic and energy storage.

With a PhD in Materials Science from City University of Hong Kong, Anthony has 10+ years of experience in R&D. He also holds a 6 Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Intellectual Property Manager certification. Since 2016, Anthony has been actively involved in the development of lithium-ion battery recycling technology, which has provided him with a deep understanding of the policies and trends in the Chinese lithium-ion battery industry.

China Everbright Environment Group Limited has grown into the largest environmental enterprise in China, a leading player in Asia’s environmental protection industry, the world’s largest waste-to-energy investor and operator, and a world-renowned environment group.

My Sustainability Goals for 2023:

We are aims to achieve significant milestones in Li battery recycling for Hong Kong. The objectives include enhancing collection infrastructure, increasing public awareness, and implementing efficient recycling processes.

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