Harbour Crossings 3 June 2016

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Diversity List triumphs; New chairman for Cyberport named; HKU’s long-awaited pro-vice-chancellor appointed.


George Lam named new chairman of Cyberport

Dr George Lam (林家禮) was appointed chairman of the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (HKCMCL)’s board of directors from 5 June , 2016, to 31 March , 2018.

Lam is a member of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health and the Court of the City University of Hong Kong. He has also served as a member of the Task Force on Industry Facilitation under the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, the Assessment Panel of the Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme under the Innovation and Technology Fund, the New Business Committee of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council and the Legal Aid Services Council.

Meanwhile, general manager and chief executive of the Far East Holdings International, Mr Duncan Chiu (邱達根), is also appointed to the board of directors (HKCMCL). Chiu also chairs the Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council.

 

HKU gets a new pro-vice-chancellor – at last

The University of Hong Kong Council has approved its selection committee’s nomination on Prof Terry Au Kit-fong (區潔芳) as pro-vice-chancellor.

Au is a Psychology professor and a member of the selection committee who herself nominated Johannes Chan to take up the post and was named temporary pro-vice-chancellor after the appointment of Chan was rejected.

 

Government brings Diversity List candidate on board

Mr Vijay Harilela, Consultant at Ashoka Investments Limited and Alternate Director of Harilela Hotels Limited, has joined the Committee on the Promotion of Racial Harmony.

Harilela was one of the 16 candidates shortlisted in the Zubin Foundation’s Race for ‘Opportunity: Diversity List 2016’ published in March 2016. The list was an attempt to promote minority voices on government advisory panels.

Other new members appointed to committee includes Ms Mimi Cheung Yee-may (張漪薇), Mr Derek Hung Chiu-wah (孔昭華), Mr Akil Khan and Ms Rigam Rai.

 

New District Officer for Kowloon City assumes office

Mr Franco Kwok Wai-fan (郭偉勳) assumed the post of district officer of Kowloon City on 30 May to replace Mr William Tsui (徐耀良).

Kwok joined the Administrative Service in 1996 and was the Assistant Director of Home Affairs before taking up the new post.