Andy AnnCEO, YAS Digital

Andy Ann is an award-winning serial entrepreneur – the Founder and Chairman of NDN Group, a digital conglomerate focusing on data, mobile and media technologies. Andy also founded Klarity Analytics, a big data analytic engine; Hot Mob, a leading mobile data company; and, a China Luxury wedding media platform. He also pioneered one of the first blockchain companies in the region, NOIZChain, and recently, Andy has started YAS Digital Limited (YAS), a leading ground-breaking microinsurance platform for Asia. 

Andy actively contributes to the business startup community – he is well known for discovering and mentoring high-potential entrepreneurs, he has been actively involved in multiple local and Silicon Valley incubators including Google EYE, Founders Institution, Entrepreneur Organization and more.  He is one of the founding members at the TEDx conferences, focusing on inviting inspirational speakers in areas of NGO, Social Enterprise and Philanthropy, to uncover new ideas to make the community a better place for all. Andy also co-founded GoImpact Capital Partners, an ecosystem to fast-track ESG and Social Impact Investment for making a difference in the world.

In addition, he was awarded as Young Entrepreneur Winner of DHL and SCMP as well as EO Piaget in 2008 and 2013 respectively. In 2014, he was nominated as the top 50 most influential businessmen in China by Leader’s Talk and in 2021, he was nominated as the 300 Most Powerful People in Hong Kong by Gafencu. He is also on the Executive Committee of One Foundation Hong Kong, Hong Kong Management Association, Belt & Road Committee of Trade Development Council, Hong Kong Management Association, and the President of The Chinese University EMBA Alumni Association.

Andy graduates from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Economics and Psychology. He also holds an EMBA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.