Mr. Hugh Chow was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of ASTRI on January 15th, 2018. A veteran of nearly 25 years in the technology landscape, Mr. Chow has extensive experience in executive and engineering management, holding senior roles in private and public companies.
A Hong Kong native, Mr. Chow started his professional career in Canada in 1993 having gained rich international experience in North America and in Greater China. Mr. Chow has leadership strength, vast experience, and a track record in general management, covering finance, operations and R&D roles in start-ups and large organisations in the technology sector.
Having served in a number of senior engineering and management positions for several years, he co-founded ViXS Systems Inc. in 2001 where he served as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Interim President, and CEO. He led the expansion of ViXS into the US, Europe, and Asia, including the establishment of an R&D centre in Hong Kong Science Park in 2007, and took the company public in 2013. In late 2016, he co-founded Pool Global Partners Inc., a venture capital investment firm specializing in artificial intelligence, big data, and digital health, where he served as the Managing Partner.
Mr. Chow is an inventor of more than 10 US patents. He attained the Hong Kong Canada Business Achievement Award in 2014 and the ACCE International Business Entrepreneur Award in 2007.
Mr. Chow holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado in the United States. Mr. Chow is also a Transport Canada licensed pilot, a marathoner, and an Ironman triathlete.