Dr Denis Yip
Dr Denis Yip has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ASTRI, effective in October 2021. He is a veteran with over 30 years of extensive leadership experience in both the public and private sectors, covering management, strategy, operation, research and development as well as marketing.
Dr Yip had worked in Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, San Francisco, Shanghai and Tokyo, and served at senior positions in a number of large enterprises. He served as the Commissioner for Belt and Road of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Hong Kong SAR government, since June 2019.
From 2017 to early 2019, Dr Yip served as President and Director of the Digital China Holdings Company and the Fujian Start Group respectively. He steered the development of the enterprises and established their business footholds. He had been the Senior Vice President and the President of Greater China of EMC Corporation since July 2006, and the Senior Vice President and President of Greater China of Dell Technologies Inc. since 2016. He was responsible for the overall business operations in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan during the period. From 1991 to 2006, Dr Yip held a variety of senior management positions in the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), including as the Vice President of the Asia Pacific Storage Division.
Over the years, Dr Yip has actively contributed to the development of innovation and technology, as well as the nurturing of talents in Hong Kong. Notably, he serves as an Honorary Founding Technology Advisor of the Greater Bay Area Carbon Neutrality Association, Council Member of Hong Kong Computer Society, and Chairman of the Innovation and Technology Committee of the China Hong Kong Economic Trading International Association. He is also an advisor for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Information & Communications Technology Services Advisory Committee and Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee. Recognising the importance of education, Dr Yip also serves as a member of the Graduate School Advisory Committee of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Advisory Committee for the MSc in Finance (Fintech & Financial Analytics) program at Hong Kong Baptist University, and the Advisory Committee of the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the University of Science and Technology.
Dr Yip holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from University of California, Berkeley. He also holds an MBA degree from Golden Gate University and Doctor of Business Administration degree in University of Management and Technology.