“Expanding to a regional and international level was a challenge. We had to adapt to different cultures, learn new business cultures, and inspect political, economic and sociological factors in every area in which we had investments. These challenges help to shape me as a leader who made people my top priority,” says the Hong Kong-born graduate of the University of Toronto, and MBA holder.
“An important key to success for me was learning how to integrate traditional Chinese and western cultures. I spent a long time in the West, which has contributed to my logical thinking and flexibility in cultural adaptation. Meanwhile, my family background is rich in Chinese moral concepts, where it looks at employees as family members. Modern enterprises are not just a simple combination of capital and wisdom, but also a perfect combination of morality, reasonable judgment and humanity. The two sides of cultural combination, my experience stemming from my family’s business, and my strong conscience has contributed to my success in the business,” says the erstwhile young leader, who names his father as his greatest role model.
“I continue to adhere to his motto ‘Responsibility creates value, mission inspires endeavor’ while working, and place responsibility as my priority in every aspect of my life, especially in our business, in order to create value for our customers, shareholders, and employees. Courage is also something we need in the business area, because we have to consider advantages and disadvantages when evaluating each opportunity,” Hang shares.
He also notes that the world is becoming more sophisticated, due to rapid technological innovations. The opening doors of mergers and acquisitions have also connected different countries with massive cultural shifts. “An inspirational leader is one who is open-minded and ready to share, and who can obtain innovative ideas from the team to achieve business objectives,” he states.