Dr. Olivia GU currently serves as the President of the UI Alumni Association Hong Kong Chapter. She is an Assistant Professor in Finance at HKU. She obtained her Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Her areas of interest include Asset Pricing, Investments, Innovation, Venture Capital, FinTech, and Corporate Finance. She has published a number of articles in top academic journals. She belongs to several Finance associations such as the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the European Finance Association, and the Financial Management Association. She was awarded the Trefftzs Award for Outstanding Research at the Western Finance Association meetings. She enjoys reading, oil painting, dancing, skiing, boxing, and karaoke.
Tracy graduated from the Business School of UIUC majoring accounting and finance. She is a native of Hong Kong and Shenzhen. She has studied in Canada and the United States and brings an intimate cultural knowledge of both China and North America. Her strengths are within the financial (equity) sector. She has worked on hedge funds and private equity. She helps companies improve their operations, branding and financial structures.
She is also very actively involved in alumni networks and charity organizations. After she returned to Hong Kong, she has continued to organize alumni social events while managing an organization of 1000+ alumni since 2014. Through her efforts, more and more alumni are connecting with each other creating more opportunities for alumni to advance their careers and network.
Octavian graduated from the UIUC in 2009 from the College of Liberal Arts Studies.
Working in the education industry, Octavian’s responsibilities include designing and providing education programs to the public schools and Universities in Hong Kong and China. He serves on the American Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Education Affairs Committee with a vision of promoting and developing the education industry in the region.
Octavian was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.
Communication Director and Treasurer
Adrian Aw graduated from UIUC with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (2002) and a Master of Accounting Sciences (2003). He had worked in Chicago, Shanghai, and New York since graduating from UI and relocated back to Hong Kong in 2014.
Adrian is currently a director at Cantor Fitzgerald with a focus on Power, Energy & Infrastructure M&As and finance. Adrian was involved in HKSA during his 4 years in UIUC and would like to continue contributing to and strengthening the UI alumni community in Hong Kong. He was a VP for UI Alumni Association HK Chapter from 2014 to 2016, Treasurer from 2016 till now, and Communication Director since 2018.