Mr. Ip is an international banking and real estate executive with more than 30 years of experience at Citigroup, First National Bank of Chicago, Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City, San Francisco and Hong Kong. His expertise encompasses corporate banking, real estate finance, risk management, transaction banking and wealth management. He was appointed Senior Credit Officer/Real Estate Specialist of Citigroup in 1990, Real Estate Head and North Asia Real Estate Head of Citibank during 1987 to 1992 and Managing Director of Citigroup in 2003. Mr. Ip was Asia Investment Finance Head of Citigroup Global Wealth Management from 2006 to 2007 and a Managing Director of Investments at Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) from 2008 to 2011.
Mr. Ip is an Independent Non-Executive Director of New World Development Company Limited, Power Assets Holdings Limited, Lifestyle International Holdings Limited, Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings, and Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited - as Manager of Hong Kong listed Champion Real Estate Investment Trust. He is an Advisor of the Finance and Strategic Planning Committee of Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited, Manager of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust. He was previously Independent Non-Executive Director of Hopewell Holdings Limited, Hopewell Highway Infrastructure, New World China Land, TOM Group Limited and AEON Credit Service (Asia). Mr Ip was CEO of Langham Hospitality Investments Limited until April 1, 2019. Mr Ip has been appointed as a Member of the Science and Technology Council, Macau SAR from June 1, 2023 to 31 May, 2025.
Mr. Ip is an Adjunct Professor of City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The University of Hong Kong, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong; an Adjunct Distinguished Professor in Practice of University of Macau; a Court Member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and City University of Hong Kong; a Senior Advisor to the President and a Special Advisor to the Dean of Business and Management, an Advisory Council Board Member and a Chairman of Career Development Advisory Council of School of Business and Management, an Honorary Advisor of School of Humanities and Social Science, an Industrial Advisory Committee Member of School of Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and an Honorary Advisor of WEMP Foundation (W-Wellness; E- Emotional Quotient; M-Mental Health & P- Parenting).
Mr Ip. was a Council Member of HKUST (2016-2022); Council Member of Lingnan University (2009-2015); a Council Member of Cornell University (2010-2013); a Member on Board of Governor of Technological & Higher Education Institute (2011-2020); and a trustee of the Board of Trustees of Washington University in St. Louis (2017-2021).
Mr. Ip holds a Bachelor of Science degree at Washington University in St. Louis (summa cum laude) and Master of Science degrees at Cornell University and Carnegie-Mellon University. He is an Honorary Fellow of Vocational Training Council, an Honorary Fellow of City University of Hong Kong, and an Honorary Fellow of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology..