For Immediate Release
Peter Wong, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, has been elected Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) for the coming year, taking over from Aron Harilela, who retired from the chairmanship after serving for two years.
“I am honoured to be elected Chairman of HKGCC, and I would like to thank Aron for his great leadership over the past two years. This position comes with a huge responsibility, especially during this exceptionally challenging time. I look forward to using my experience to contribute to the city’s economic recovery and future growth, while further strengthening HKGCC’s role as the voice of business in Hong Kong,” he said.
Wong said that the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy was likely to make 2020 a difficult year for companies in Hong Kong, but he remains confident about the territory’s longer term prospects.
“Hong Kong is resilient, and the business community can best help policy makers navigate the road to recovery by making their voice heard. HKGCC will continue to present various proposals to the Government in support of Hong Kong’s economy and its role as a leading business and financial hub, and will also engage university students to give them a practical perspective on global economic trends and the opportunities they offer,” he added.
Outgoing Chairman Aron Harilela, Chairman and CEO of Hari Harilela Ltd, thanked HKGCC members for their support during his two-year term. He said HKGCC’s constructive proposals to the Government on improving the economy and safeguarding jobs had proved to be a lifeline for many businesses.
The election was held at the inaugural meeting of the new General Committee immediately after the HKGCC’s Annual General Meeting on the evening of 15 May. Leland Sun, Managing Director of Pan Asian Mortgage Co Ltd, was elected as Deputy Chairman.
Oscar Chow, Non-Executive Director of Chevalier International Holdings Ltd, and Victor Li, Chairman and Managing Director of CK Asset Holdings Ltd, were re-elected as Vice Chairmen.
At the Annual General Meeting, members elected a total of six members to fill the seats on the General Committee – the governing body of the Chamber – who were required to step down this year. All six of them were re-elected: Jennifer Chan, Oscar Chow, Allen Fung, Gao Yingxin, Aron Harilela and YK Pang.
Following is an updated list of the General Committee.
Chairman: Peter Wong
Deputy Chairman: Leland Sun
Vice Chairmen: Oscar Chow, Victor Li
LegCo Representative: Jeffrey K F Lam
General Committee Members:
Guy Bradley, Nicholas Brooke, Agnes Chan, Jennifer Chan, Allen Fung, Gao Yingxin, Aron Harilela, Stanley Hui, Benjamin Hung, Jacob Kam, Ronald Lee, David Lie, YK Pang, Neville S Shroff, Douglas Woo, Emil Yu, Yu Pang Chun, Edmond Yue, Betty Yuen and Allan Zeman.
Peter Wong’s bio is attached.
Photos can be downloaded from here.
Photo 1: The General Committee
Photo 2: The Chairman’s Committee
Photo 3: Peter Wong has been elected Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
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