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Robert Shum, CEO

Robert Shum was born and raised in Hong Kong and after graduating from the University of Southern California in 1986, where he received both his Masters Degree in Urban & Regional Planning and a Bachelor Degree in Architecture, he worked as a planner with Los Angeles-based Gruen Associates and The Keith Companies. After returning to Hong Kong in 1992, he continued to build up his career in property design, property development and its investments.

In 1992 he worked as Associate Director and Head of Corporate Affairs at C. Y. Leung & Company (subsequently renamed as DTZ Debenham Tie Leung Limited and has became the DTZ Group we well know today) for 7 years and was instrumental in its rapid growth. Between 1999–2001, Robert Shum was the Managing Director of Hsin Chong Land Limited, a medium sized Hong Kong property developer. He subsequently in 2001 founded Cypress Consultant International, a Hong Kong based architectural firm, and since then has grown the company into an integrated property and lifestyle group of companies by broadening its businesses to interior design, home automation and property investments. The Cypress Group has and continues to work with various European property funds to invest in and re-position Hong Kong and China located high-end luxury residential projects. Outside of Hong Kong, Cypress is now active in China, Singapore, and London and continues its expansion to areas such as the Middle East.

Robert Shum sits on the Board of Trustees for The United College / The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and is a Member of the Board of Directors and a Member of Disbursement Committee for the University of Hong Kong Foundation for Education Development and Research. He is also a member of the Board of Councilors for The School of Policy, Planning and Development of the University of Southern California, USA.

He is a patron and sponsor of The Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association, enhancing the ability of youngsters with Down syndrome to enjoy a healthier and improved life through participation in sports, also boosting their personal confidence and ability to enjoy competitive encounter. Recently he has also provided support and patronage to the Hong Chi Association of Hong Kong, an organization that is dedicated to helping the under privileged.

Internationally, he has been a keen supporter of Canine Partnership of the U.K., the British Red Cross. In arts and culture, Mr. Shum is a board member of Tate Modern’s Asian Acquisition Board. He is also a board member of MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America), an organization based in New York City that is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States.

Man Lam, Director

David Wu, Consultant

Danny Chan, COO



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