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Appointments to Board of Directors of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation

     The Government today (June 19) announced that the Financial Secretary has appointed a new member to the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC), and re-appointed five incumbent members.

     Professor Wong Wing-shing has been appointed as a new board member of the HKSTPC for a period of two years from July 1, 2015.

     Mr Raymond Cheng, Professor Paul Tam, Miss Nisa Leung, Ms Winnie Yeung and Professor Albert Yu have been re-appointed as board members of the HKSTPC for a period of two years with effect from the same date.

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, said, "With the guidance of the Board of Directors, the corporation completed a review of the utilisation and long-term development direction of Hong Kong Science Park and its industrial estates last year, and has formulated a new development strategy. We are confident that the Board of Directors, with their impressive experience and knowledge, will help the corporation further enhance Hong Kong's position as a regional centre for innovation and technology."

     The term of an incumbent board member, Professor Kenneth Young, will expire on June 30 this year.

     "In the past six years, Professor Young has provided valuable contributions to steering the corporation in pursuing its public mission. The achievements of the corporation are due in no small part to his guidance and wise counsel," Mr So said.

      The HKSTPC, which began operation on May 7, 2001, manages the Hong Kong Science Park, three industrial estates and the InnoCentre, and supports innovation and technology development in Hong Kong. It provides a comprehensive range of services to cater for the needs of industry at various stages, including nurturing technology start-ups through the incubation programme, providing premises and services in the Science Park for applied research and development activities, and providing developed land in the industrial estates for production.

Ends/Friday, June 19, 2015

Issued at HKT 12:00