Throne advisory board
As Chairman and Founder of the Crown Worldwide Group, James E. Thompson has led the Crown Group to be the largest private company in the field of international relocations, records management, and fine arts transportation around the world. Mr. Thompson founded the company 52 years ago in Japan and has since grown the business into a truly global brand with a focus on quality logistics properties and transportation services. The Crown Group employs over 5,200 employees in more than 80 countries and is an established brand across the globe.
Mr. Thompson was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Government in 2003, the second highest honor. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2015 and DHL/SCMP Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. A well respected international business leader and household name in Hong Kong, he has over 52 years experience in the logistics industry and has successfully built one of the world’s most respected logistics brands during his lifetime.
Green Tech and Sustainability Advisor
Dr. George You Zhou holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. He has 20 years experience of research and development, engineering design and project management in fortune 500 companies from various industries including aerospace, energy & Indusial Internet of Things (IoT) in both East Asia and North America. He was the key technical contributor for several of the latest aircraft platform system designs including Boeing 787, Airbus A380 and Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter F35; and has won the Technical Achievement Award and Outstanding Engineer Award. He actively promotes Smart-Operating-System concepts for future IoT applications.
As Managing Director of Crown Worldwide Group, Greater China, Billy Wong is responsible for Crown’s operations for five of the company’s brands : Crown Relocations, Crown World Mobility, Crown Records Management, and Crown Wine Cellars, covering the Greater China region and Mongolia. He manages over 700 employees across 20 cities in the region and his businesses under management contribute significantly to the company’s profits. Mr. Wong first arrived on the worldwide transportation scene to work for a shipping company in 1972. During his 38 year tenure with the Crown Group starting in 1979, Mr. Wong has closely worked with Crown’s Executive Board to develop 7 high quality logistics properties in the region and has spent his career building Crown into a market leading brand in the Greater China region.
Mr. JD Lee holds a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law School. He has 32 years experiences of legal, management and advisory work experience from various industries including law service, merchant banking, investment banking, private equity and a hedge fund in both North America and East Asia. Mr. JD Lee first arrived on the legal scene to work for a US law firm in 1985. He has held a variety of senior positions including Managing Director of Hansol Capital, Vice President of Citigroup HK office, and CEO of China Healthcare Holdings. His latest position is advisor of a new York based private equity and buyout firm.