Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office Welcomes New Deputy Director-General
In May, Kenneth Chan joined the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office as Deputy Director-General. He takes over the post from Maurice Loo who returned to Hong Kong to work in the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau.
Mr. Chan was born in the Mainland of China and educated in Hong Kong. Upon graduation, he joined the Hong Kong Civil Service in 1997 as an Administrative Officer.
He began his career in the Economic Services Branch (later renamed the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau) before moving to the Home Affairs Department.
In 2001, Mr. Chan assumed the post of Assistant Secretary in the Health and Welfare Bureau (later renamed the Labour and Welfare Bureau). He was responsible for family and child policy issues in the Welfare Division, before joining the Health Division of the same Bureau (now known as the Food and Health Bureau), where he worked on the health related policies post SARS epidemic.
In early 2005, he took up the post of Assistant District Officer (Tuen Mun) in the Home Affairs Department and assisted in implementing the District Administration Scheme after attending an overseas training at the UC Beverley.
He then joined the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau from 2007 to 2011, where he was responsible for policies related to the development of asset management business, capital market, and financial cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland of China. As a Principal Assistant Secretary in the Bureau, he participated in formulating a number of regulatory reform initiatives after the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008.
In his current position, he is responsible for Hong Kong’s economic and trade relations with the United States, particularly multilateral and bilateral issues that affect both economies.
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