Head of CreateHK appointed
The Government today (October 27) announced the appointment of Mr Victor Tsang Chiu-hok as the Head of Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) following the completion of an open recruitment exercise. Mr Tsang will assume office on November 1.
The Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Creative Industries), Miss Eliza Lee, said, "Mr Tsang has extensive experience of working in the creative industries, particularly in the design sector. He has sound professional skills and proven management abilities, and a strong background in talent-nurturing for creative industries.
"I am confident that Mr Tsang will be able to lead CreateHK to help further the development of the creative industries in Hong Kong," she added.
Following are brief biographical notes on Mr Tsang:
Aged 55, Mr Victor Tsang Chiu-hok has pursued a career in creative industries for over 30 years.
As the Executive Director of PMQ, he played an important role in the revitalisation of the heritage site into a vibrant creative hub. PMQ is one of Hong Kong's tourist attractions where visitors can get a taste of the cultural and creative diversity of the city.
Mr Tsang was the Principal of the Hong Kong Design Institute from 2007 to 2011. During this period, he oversaw the setting up of the institute and its internationalisation process through partnerships with overseas universities and memberships in international design associations.
Before joining the Vocational Training Council as the head of department responsible for developing new courses for film, animation, digital entertainment and creative media in 1995, Mr Tsang was the Vice President (Operations) of two Hong Kong publicly listed printing groups.
Mr Tsang graduated from the University of Hong Kong with an MBA degree in 1992 and a BSc(Hons) degree in industrial engineering in 1985.
Ends/Friday, October 27, 2017
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The Head of Create Hong Kong, Mr Victor Tsang Chiu-hok.