Born and raised in Hong Kong, Sebastian Man is the Chairman and CEO of Chung Mei International Holdings Limited, a company he acquired in 1990.
Chung Mei Industries Limited, under the flagship Chung Mei International Holdings Limited, is a manufacturer of domestic kitchen electrics and air treatment products in its facilities in Dongguan, China. It manufactures small household electrical appliances for major international brands like The Delonghi Group; Dimplex/SEB; Breville, Sunbeam and the likes. Over the years, Chung Mei has formed joint ventures with KOC Holdings, the largest industrial company in Turkey; The Vaillant Group, the largest water heater manufacturer in the world; SGL Italia srl, a subsidiary of N&W Global Vending SpA, the largest vending machine company in the world in manufacturing espresso machine.
Apart from business activities, Sebastian is involved in many community activities. He is particularly dedicated to education. He is on the Board of the MIT Corporation Development Committee and in the MIT HK Innovation Node Advisory Board. He served on the Harvard Business School Global Alumni Board from 2012 to 2015. He is on the board of the Harvard Business School Association of Hong Kong and was its Co-President from 2006 to 2008. He served 12 years as a trustee of his high school, Cate School, California, USA. He is a Court member of HKU and a Member of the Committee of Overseers of the Morningside College, Chinese University.
Sebastian is also very interested in international affairs and international trade matters. He is an Executive Committee Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Hong Kong China Business Council and an Excom member of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC). He is in Vision 2047 Foundation and a Council Member of The Better Hong Kong Foundation.
Sebastian is also interested in service activities. He is a member of HK Council of Volunteering (HKCOV), the Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS) and the HK, China Committee of United Nations Volunteers (UNV). He is a trustee of Outward Bound Trust of Hong Kong. He was a Director of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, the oldest and the largest charity organization in Hong Kong.
Sebastian has been active in the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) since 1996. He served on the international Board of The Chief Executive Organization (CEO) and is its Hong Kong Chair.
Sebastian is also active in his own industry. Sebastian was a member of HK Trade Development Council Electronics/Electrical Appliances Industries Advisory Committee. He was an Excom member of Pearl River Delta Council, Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He served on the Board of the HK Electrical Appliance Industries Association for quite a few years. He is a founding member of HK Professionals and Senior Executives Association.
Sebastian is an Honorary President of Man Clansmen Association. From 1999 to 2017, Sebastian was on the Board of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Shenzhen-Baoan Committee and is also the Vice Chairman of the Return of Chinese Fellowship Association, Shenzhen-Baoan for many years. He is also a Councilor of Hunan Youth Exchange Promotion Association Ltd.
Sebastian holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering at MIT and his MBA at Harvard Business School. He is married to Christina and has two children, Brandon and Alastair.