International Alumni Achievement Award

International Alumni Achievement Award

The School of Accounting and Finance created the International Alumni Achievement Award to commemorate the 10th anniversary of presenting the SAF Alumni Awards.  This award recognizes a remarkable international alumnus, who has distinguished themselves with world-class projects on a global scale through their professional experiences, community involvement and consistent support of the University of Waterloo.

Mr. Calvin Choi, BA/Chartered Accountancy '01 | Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, AMTD Group & Founder and Chairman of AMTD Foundation

Calvin Choi

Calvin Choi is the Chairman and CEO of AMTD Group, and the Founder and Chair­man of AMTD Foundation. He is a seasoned banker with over 20 years of experience in investment banking, international capital markets, and professional auditing sectors. In 2019, Calvin was named “Asia FinTech Leader” by the Singapore Fintech Association. In 2017, Calvin was selected as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. He was also selected by the Institutional Investor magazine as one of the global ‘‘Fintech Finance 35’’ in 2016.

Calvin currently serves as the chairman and CEO of AMTD international (NYSE.HKIB). He also serves as a board director of Bank of Qingdao Co., Ltd. (SEHK: 3866 and SZSE: 002948) and the director of ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN), which was founded by World Bank, Monetary Authority of Singapore, and ASEAN Bankers Association. Calvin is also appointed as the Vice Chairman of Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, Honourable President of Hong Kong Army Cadets Association, and Vice President of Hong Kong Federation of Professions.

Calvin is the Founder and Chairman of “Regional Banks+ Strategic Cooperation Al­liance”, an association which was initiated by Calvin, with a number of leading Hong Kong-listed regional banks of China as members, including Bank of Qingdao, Guang­zhou Rural Commercial Bank, Jiangxi Bank and Zhongyuan Bank; and the Founder and Chairman of “Greater Bay Young Entrepreneurs Association”, an organisation comprising a group of leading and innovative enterprises in the Greater Bay Area.

Before joining AMTD Group, Calvin was formerly a Managing Director at the Invest­ment Banking Division and a member of the Global Family Office Committee of UBS Asia. He also served as the China Chief Specialist, Asia Strategic Alliance under the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of Citigroup.

Calvin is currently a certified bank auditor and a certified public accountant in the United States.