Dr Johnny Hon is a successful Hong Kong businessman, tech entrepreneur and a pre-eminent figure in the UK horse racing world, disrupting the sport to help it innovate and thrive.
Dr Hon has a talent for choosing, nurturing and enabling winners. His courage to take a calculated risk on an outsider using sports analytics has propelled his success at the Global Group Racing operation, which he has built at the Albert House Stables in Newmarket. This same talent, combined with Johnny's innovative and unconventional approach to business, is at the root of his success as a venture capitalist and founder of the Global Group.
Johnny has a vision for maintaining and enhancing the prestige, competitiveness and sustainability of British racing through his own input and by introducing international owners. With new ideas and a more diverse ownership, he believes that British racing can maintain its global lead with a new generation of fans and owners. Success lies in embracing disruptive innovation – and Johnny believes that with his global business perspective and credibility in the sport, he can be a catalyst for change.
In recent years, Johnny has focused his investment and business development on the technologies of blockchain, AI and augmented intelligence. The tech sector is an apex for the convergence of globalisation and economic competition.
Johnny is an entrepreneur in philanthropy who has pursued success in business as a route to giving back. He has served in senior management and advisory positions for 10 major charities and has funded scholarships, set up numerous foundations and donated to myriad charitable projects. Increasingly, Johnny seeks to do more in helping local causes and communities in his adopted second home of East Anglia as an employer, an investor and a philanthropist.