YSK1860 is a privately held company with investments in different countries and categories. YSK1860’s investment portfolio has covered a wide range of sectors from traditional construction, real estate, trading to environmental, internet etc. As the world evolves, we face different challenges and opportunities during different periods. YSK1860 capitalizes on trends and opportunities of our time with the aim to not only achieve capital growth but also provide a positive influence on society and the world. YSK1860 is a partner/client of Rothschild, UBS, Credit Suisse, and LGT on investment management.
The colonization of Hong Kong in the early nineteenth century led to many construction work to turn the small fishing village on a barren rock into a colonial city. Hong Kong was first built with a lot of labor work. Yuen On Shing also named Yuen Shek Sau (stone beauty) was a mason from China Xing Ning County who worked by the Victoria harbor. He establish Yuen Sau Kee in 1860 and opened its operation in Western in Hong Kong. Over the decades, the company was involved in a number of construction projects building roads, bridges and buildings in the city and contributing to the growing prosperity of Hong Kong.
After the first and second world wars, Hong Kong continued to face economic difficulties. Lack of food and supplies and inflation alike led the second generation Yuen family to expand into the new import and export sector, which brought many opportunities with the growth in export trading. And with the popularity of rattan furniture growing, the family manufactured rattan furniture for export to the European and North American markets. The third generation Yuen Family ventured into engineering and technology and started investing in China and building factories in the 1980s while China was still closed to foreign investments. These investments captured opportunities with the industrialization of China.
Now in the 21st century, with the growth of the banking and finance sector and Hong Kong becoming a financial centre in Asia, the fourth generation Yuen family extended to the financial investment and information technology sectors to capture growth opportunities in the new age whilst continuing to maintain its prudent and sound financial management principles brought down through the generations and enhanced through the engagement of professional investment advisors.
Sir Thomas Chan is a seasoned entrepreneur and businessman with over 20 years’ experience in property development, investments, merger and acquisition in the Hong Kong and China markets. Thomas was one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong in 1995. He was the Hong Kong affairs adviser of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong and the Honorary Executive Chairman of Tsing Hua University Association in Hong Kong. He was appointed Economic Consultant by the local governments of Lan Zhou, Zhang Jia Kou, Shi Jia Zhuang, Beijing Great Wall and Cheung Du. Thomas has an MBA and PhD in Business Administration.
Deborah has over 20 years' marketing experience in the finance and IT sector. Prior to founding ECrent, Deborah worked at HSBC for 12 years and had served in various executive management positions and was the Asia Pacific Head of Marketing at HSBC. Deborah also worked for various other finance and IT companies including the International Stock Exchange in London, BIS and Barclays Bank in London, MCI in Washington DC and AT&T Asia Pacific in Hong Kong.
Deborah graduated from Durham University in the UK with a degree in Engineering. She also has an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley in the US.