People: MTR Corp Ltd (0066.HK)
20 Aug 2014
Ch'ien, Kuo Fung
Dr. Ch'ien Kuo-fung (Raymond), Ph.D., CBE, is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of MTR Corporation Ltd since July 2003. He has been a Member of the Board since 1998. He is chairman of China.com Inc., chairman and an independent non-executive director of Hang Seng Bank Limited and a non-executive director of UGL Limited (from September 4, 2012). He is an independent non-executive director of each of Convenience Retail Asia Limited, The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, Swiss Re Ltd and China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited. Dr. Ch'ien also serves on the boards of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Limited. He is a member of the Economic Development Commission of the Hong Kong SAR Government (from January 17, 2013). In addition, Dr. Ch'ien is a member of the Standing Committee of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the honorary president and past chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He was a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, then under British Administration, from 1992 to 1997, and a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong SAR from 1 July 1997 to June 2002. Dr. Ch'ien was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1993. He was made a Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1994 and awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star medal in 1999. In 2008, Dr. Ch'ien was conferred the honour of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole of France. He received a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and became a Trustee of the University in 2006. Dr. Ch'ien was a non-executive director of Inchcape plc., a Hong Kong member of APEC Business Advisory Council, nonexecutive chairman of HSBC Private Equity (Asia) Limited, chairman of CDC Corporation, a director of CDC Software Corporation, and chairman of the Hong Kong/European Union Business Cooperation Committee.
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