Cannan Lee, 43

Clients can reach the Bank of China financial adviser around the clock. Often he’s still sitting in the office at midnight. Pretty stressful! No wonder he regards his leisure time—recharging his batteries on spontaneous drives or immersing himself in the world of beautiful design—as sacrosanct. His placid and charming air quickly makes it apparent—Lee is very self-assured.

Owen Young (copy) & Robert Fischer (photo)

“I could hardly wait to be old enough to take the driving test. Back then, I didn’t care what car I drove—just as long as I was behind the wheel. That’s until a friend lent me his Audi and I couldn’t get the car out of my head!” Banker Cannan Lee lets his hand rest thoughtfully on the door handle of the Audi S5 Cabriolet. Lee has booked the sports car from Audi on demand to fetch his wife from the airport. She grew up in Canada and works in the international fashion industry. “Her job is also tough. And she, too, loves driving,” says Lee.

“When we first found out about Audi on demand, we thought it was a joke. The service just seemed too perfectly tailored to our lifestyle. Suddenly we have the most varied Audi models at our fingertips and can choose depending on mood, destination and needs—whether it’s a shopping trip or occasional drive just for the fun of it.” Lee hops into the Audi S5 Cabriolet and laughs. “What more could you ask for? It’s a sunny day, I have a sporty car and my wife will no doubt be in an excellent mood when she gets to take the wheel at the airport.” Whether Lee uses a car for professional or recreational purposes, he believes it should reflect the driver’s mindset—which in his case, for instance, is best defined as “reliability in style.” It’s also what he appreciates about the Audi on demand service and regards as a basic requirement in Hong Kong’s tough competitive environment. “Transactions on the financial market have gotten faster, which has increased the pressure. My friends often debate staying here or going abroad. My mind is made up. I grew up here and I plan to grow old here. Which means that I’m partly responsible not only for ensuring Hong Kong’s place in the world but also improving it.”

Audi S5 Cabriolet fuel consumption combined (in l/100 km): 8.0–7.9. CO₂ emissions (in g/km): 181–179. Where stated in ranges, fuel consumption, CO₂ emissions and efficiency classes depend on tires/wheels used.

Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the guide “Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars”, which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (