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Appointment of Hong Kong Productivity Council Chairman

     The Government today (June 12) announced that the Chief Executive has appointed Mr Stanley Lau Chin-ho to succeed Dr Clement Chen Cheng-jen as Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) for two years starting from July 1, 2015.

     A veteran industrialist, Mr Lau is currently the Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He has a long record of public and community service in the industry and labour sectors, including as the Chairman of the Vetting Committee of the General Support Programme under the Innovation and Technology Fund and as a member of the Economic Development Commission, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Labour Advisory Board.

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, welcomed the appointment of Mr Lau as the new Chairman of the HKPC. He said that the HKPC would benefit from Mr Lau's strong industrial background and experience in public service.

     Mr So also thanked the outgoing Chairman, Dr Chen, for his exemplary service as the HKPC Chairman since July 2009. Under his capable leadership, the HKPC has made significant improvements in strengthening its support for the local industries, in particular small and medium enterprises.

     "Dr Chen led the HKPC to become the industries' most preferred productivity partner. During his term, the HKPC has strengthened its corporate governance and expanded its services to bring innovative solutions and new technologies to the local industries to help them move up the value chain and grasp new market opportunities. We are most grateful to Dr Chen for his strategic guidance and counsel," Mr So said.

     The HKPC was established in 1967 to promote increased productivity in Hong Kong. Its role is to provide integrated support to innovative and growth-oriented Hong Kong firms across the value chain. The HKPC's main sectoral focus is Hong Kong's manufacturing and related service activities, while its main geographical focus is Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. The HKPC provides its clients with a diverse range of support services in product development, consultancy, training and technology transfer.

     The membership of the Council with effect from July 1, 2015, is as follows:

Non-Official Members:
Mr Stanley Lau Chin-ho (Chairman)
Mr Victor Ng Chi-keung (Deputy Chairman)
Mr Albert Au Siu-cheung
Professor John Chai Yat-chiu
Ir Daniel Cheng Man-chung
Mr Felix Chow Bok-hin
Miss Lam Kam-yi
Dr Delman Lee
Mr Leung Kwong-chuen
Mr Leung Yam-shing
Professor Helen Meng Mei-ling
Dr David Ng Tai-chiu
Dr Dennis Ng Wang-pun
Mrs Katherine Ngan Ng Yu-ying
Mr Sin Kai-ming
Ms Marilyn Tang Yin-lee
Mr Patrick Wong Chi-kwong
Dr Jack Yeung Chung-kit

      Official Members:
Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Technology)
Commissioner for Innovation and Technology
Director-General of Trade and Industry
Government Economist
Deputy Commissioner for Labour

Ends/Friday, June 12, 2015
Issued at HKT 12:00