CEO Comments
Saying a Final Farewell

After more than eight years, I will step down as CEO of HKGCC at the end of this month. It has been a tremendous honour and privilege to serve the largest, most dynamic and most influential chamber in town. I have had the honour to work for and learn from captains of the largest conglomerates down to inspirational and passionate SMEs. 

Working for such a vibrant membership is one of the key reasons why my time in the CEO’s chair has been so interesting and rewarding.

In particular, I would like to thank the Chairmen, General Committee members and Committee leadership that I have served over the years. The experience and expertise of these business leaders ensures that your Chamber is up-to-date with all the latest industry developments and opportunities in Hong Kong and around the world.  

I am truly thankful to end my tour with Dr Aron Harilela who has worked incredibly hard for members during the past two years, and more importantly with strategic foresight in steering the ship.

I would also like to think that I have made a small contribution to the continued success of the Chamber. Policy work is at the heart of what we do, to ensure that the “Voice of Business” is heard by the Government so that they can hone the business environment. 

We have achieved some worthy successes over the years, but it is a process that demands our constant attention and energy. 

A strong Chamber is essential to ensure that the business community’s voice is heard, and this is perhaps even more important during difficult times. At a time of societal upheaval and serious health scares, getting our messages across will require a great deal of intellectual honesty, courage and expertise drawn from our diverse and talented membership. 

I have no doubt that the Chamber will continue to do things that set us apart from our counterparts, and help Hong Kong get through current difficulties to emerge stronger and leaner.  

Finally, I would like to thank you all again for providing your support, encouragement and expertise, and sincerely hope you will afford the same courtesy to my successor. 

Shirley Yuen