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Appointments to Economic Development Commission and Working Groups

     The Government announced today (January 16) that the Chief Executive (CE) has re-appointed members and appointed new members respectively to the Economic Development Commission (the Commission) and its four Working Groups, namely (i) the Working Group on Transportation; (ii) the Working Group on Convention and Exhibition Industries and Tourism; (iii) the Working Group on Manufacturing Industries, Innovative Technology, and Cultural and Creative Industries; and (iv) the Working Group on Professional Services, for a period of two years with effect from January 17, 2015. The respective membership is as follows:

The Commission

Chairman
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Chief Executive

Non-official Members (22)
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Dr Ba Shusong
Professor Leonard Cheng Kwok-hon
Dr Raymond Ch'ien Kuo-fung
Dr Jonathan Choi Koon-shum (Member of Working Group on Manufacturing Industries, Innovative Technology, and Cultural and Creative Industries)
Mr Chow Chung-kong (Convenor of Working Group on Transportation)
Dr Fu Yuning
Dr Victor Fung Kwok-king
Mr Stanley Lau Chin-ho
Mr Lau Ping-cheung (Convenor of Working Group on Professional Services)
Mr Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen
Dr Eddy Li Sau-hung*
Mr Andrew Liao Cheung-sing (Member of Working Group on Manufacturing Industries, Innovative Technology, and Cultural and Creative Industries)
Dr Christina Liu
Mr Victor Lo Chung-wing (Convenor of Working Group on Manufacturing Industries, Innovative Technology, and Cultural and Creative Industries)
Dr Lui Ming-wah
Ir Dr Derrick Pang Yat-bond*
Mr Jack So Chak-kwong (Convenor of Working Group on Convention and Exhibition Industries and Tourism, and Member of Working Group on Transportation with effect from June 1, 2015)
Mr Alan Tung Lieh-sing (Member of Working Group on Transportation)
Mr Peter Wong Tung-shun
Dr David Wong Yau-kar
Mr George Yeo Yong-boon
Dr Allan Zeman (Member of Working Group on Convention and Exhibition Industries and Tourism)

Ex-officio Members
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Financial Secretary
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
Secretary for Development
Secretary for Transport and Housing

Working Group on Transportation

Convenor
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Mr Chow Chung-kong

Non-official Members (12)
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Mr David Cheng Fu-kwok
Ms Agnes Choi Heung-kwan
Mr Victor Chu Lap-lik
Mr Peter Cremers
Mr Adam Kwok Kai-fai*
Dr Law Cheung-kwok
Dr Kelvin Leung Kai-yuen
Mr John Robert Slosar
Mr Jack So Chak-kwong* (with effect from June 1, 2015 on Mr So's assumption of chairmanship of the Airport Authority Hong Kong)
Mr Alan Tung Lieh-sing
Mr Philip Yang Liang-yee
Mr Dewey Yee

Ex-officio Member
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Secretary for Transport and Housing


Working Group on Convention and Exhibition Industries and Tourism

Convenor
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Mr Jack So Chak-kwong

Non-official Members (16)
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Mr Victor Chan Kok-wai
Mr Michael Chiay
Mr Stanley Chu Yu-lun
Mr Michael Roland Anton Duck
Ms Margaret Fong Shun-man
Ms Maureen Fung Sau-yim
Mr Allen Ha Wing-on
Mr Javed Iqbal Khan*
Mrs Monica Lee-Mller
Ms Lanny Leung Kong-lan
Mr Lo Yuk-sui
Mr Po Lap-wai
Mr Michael Wu Siu-ieng
Mr Freddy Yip Hing-ning
Mr Yu Pang-chun
Dr Allan Zeman

Ex-officio Member
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Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development

Working Group on Manufacturing Industries, Innovative Technology, and Cultural and Creative Industries

Convenor
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Mr Victor Lo Chung-wing

Non-official Members (16)
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Mr Charles Nicholas Brooke
Professor Philip Chan Ching-ho
Ms Karen Chan Ka-yin
Dr Clement Chen Cheng-jen
Ir Daniel Cheng Man-chung
Dr Jonathan Choi Koon-shum
Dr Roy Chung Chi-ping
Mr Crucindo Hung Cho-sing
Mr Ko Chi-sum
Mr Freeman Lau Siu-hong
Mr Maurice Lee Wai-man*
Dr Humphrey Leung Kwong-wai
Mr Andrew Liao Cheung-sing
Mr William Lim Ooi-lee
Mr Irons Sze Wing-wai
Mr Eric Yim Chi-ming

Ex-officio Member
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Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development

Working Group on Professional Services

Convenor
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Mr Lau Ping-cheung

Non-official Members (7)
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Ir Dr Andrew Chan Ka-ching
Mr Stephen Lai Yuk-fai
Mr Nelson Lam Chi-yuen
Mr Dominic Lam Kwong-ki
Dr Sigmund Leung Sai-man
Ms Elaine Lo Yuen-man
Dr Maurice Ngai Wai-fung

Ex-officio Member
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Secretary for Development

* new appointments

     A Government spokesman said, "We are confident that the new members would inject new insights for promoting the economic development of Hong Kong. We would also like to express our gratitude to Mr He Guangbei and Mr Antony Nigel Tyler who will retire from the Commission; Mr Daniel Cheung Wai-hung and Ms May Yeung Yuen-yi who will retire from the Working Group on Convention and Exhibition Industries and Tourism; Mr Kevin Ching Sau-hong, Dr Peter Lau Kwok-kuen and Mr Ma Huateng who will retire from the Working Group on Manufacturing Industries, Innovative Technology, and Cultural and Creative Industries; and Professor Dennis Lam Shun-chiu who will retire from the Working Group on Professional Services, on completing their current terms of appointment today (January 16), for their invaluable support and contribution to the Commission and the three Working Groups."

     The Commission was established by the CE on January 17, 2013. Its terms of reference are to provide visionary direction and advice to the Government on the overall strategy and policy to broaden Hong Kong's economic base and to enhance Hong Kong's economic growth and development; and, in particular, to explore and identify growth sectors or clusters of sectors which present opportunities for Hong Kong's further economic growth, and recommend possible policy and other support for these industries. Chaired by the CE, the Commission is underpinned by four working groups to study in an in-depth manner four industry clusters, namely, transportation; convention and exhibition industries and tourism; manufacturing industries, innovative technology, and cultural and creative industries; and professional services.

Ends/Friday, January 16, 2015
Issued at HKT 12:00