The Power List 2018
President, Hong Kong C-Mer International Eye Care Group Limited, Honorary Director of the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC) of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China; Director of ZOC’s State Key Laboratory; Secretary-General and CEO of both the APAO and the APVRS
Dennis has been described as a “visionary leader, physician scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist.” His contributions to the literature (>800 publications) and education (membership of >10 editorial boards; leadership roles in many ophthalmic societies) are great. Dennis has served the National People’s Congress of China as a Congressman since 2008.
After building up the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong to a world-renowned eye institute, he moved on in 2012 to establish “CMER Eye Care,” which was listed on the HK Stock Exchange in January 2018 and currently has a market capitalization of more than US$1.4 billion. He is passionate about eliminating cataract blindness in China and instrumental in establishing two major charity projects in China, “Lifeline Express” and “Project Vision.”
His awards include: “Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World”, “Hong Kong Humanity Award”, “World Economic Forum’s 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow”, “ICO Best AP Clinical Teacher”, “APACRS Educator Award”, “AAO’s Senior Achievement Award”, “Jose Rizal Medal” (APAO’s Highest Achievement & Contribution Award), and he was invited to give the “De Ocampo Lecture,” the APAO’s Highest Academic Achievement Award.