MERRILL LYNCH - Sam Poon
Then Head of Asia debt capital markets, Hong Kong
Now Executive chairman, UniCredit Asia Pacific Region, Hong Kong Chairman EdExchange Honorary treasurer, English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong.
Sam Poon has come a long way since he started his career as an office equipment marketing executive for Jardine Matheson. After joining Merrill Lynch in 1987, he returned to his native Hong Kong in 1998 and rapidly rose through the ranks to become one of its three co-heads of Asia-Pacific investment banking.
Retirement of a sort beckoned in early 2005 when, with characteristic fervour, he threw himself into life as an educator. Education has rivaled...