Hong Wa Poon

Hong Wa Poon

Join Forces with Merck!
General Business • General Engineer
Shanghai, China
  • Business Strategy
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneur
  • Innovative Thinking
  • Management Consulting
  • Portfolio Management
Merck China Innovation Hub

Accelerator Lead @Merck China Innovation Hub • Employee

Oct '19 - Present (7 months)

Amazing things Hong Wa's made
- Strategy realization of the newly established China Innovation Hubs in Shanghai and Guangdong
- Accelerator Lead (Team responsibility of 5 and budget responsibility of 1M€ per year): Planning, driving and implementing startup-corporate projects through focused and 3-month structured program with 6 participating startups, scope is to explore new markets,technologies and business modells, find solutions to complement our existing portfolio and investment opportunities
- Since 2016 managed 10 intakes from HQ and China with 70+ Startups
- Design online/offline ideation formats to feed project pipeline to build new business for Merck and accelerate business in China targeting Academia and external startups
- Run 1 internal program leading to 6 MVPs, 2 Hackathons, 2 Virtual Challenges
- Regular interaction with top management in China incl. Country Council, Innovation Committee and Strategy review cycles
- Lead China Diversity & Inclusion workstream for Women in Leadership
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Management Science and Engineering Aug 2013 - Jun 2016