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Appointment of Hong Kong, China's representative to ABAC

     The Government today (June 15) announced that the Chief Executive has appointed Dr Jonathan Choi as Hong Kong, China's representative to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC). Dr Choi will replace outgoing representative Mr He Guangbei.

     "We are grateful to Dr Choi for agreeing to represent Hong Kong, China in ABAC. I am sure his wealth of business experience will inject further impetus into the work of ABAC," the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, said.

     Mr So also expressed appreciation for the wise counsel and contributions by Mr He during his tenure.

     ABAC was established in 1996 as a permanent business advisory body to provide advice to APEC on business sector priorities. Hong Kong, China has appointed three representatives and two alternate representatives to ABAC. Currently, Mr Anthony Nightingale and Dr Allan Zeman are the other two representatives. Mr Douglas Woo and Dr Adrian Cheng are the alternate representatives.

     Mr Anthony Nightingale is a Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited.

     Dr Allan Zeman is the Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group.

     Dr Jonathan Choi is the Chairman of Sun Wah Group.

     Mr Douglas Woo is the Chairman and Managing Director of Wheelock and Company Limited.

     Dr Adrian Cheng is the Executive Vice-Chairman and Joint General Manager of New World Development Company Limited.

     The outgoing Mr He Guangbei was the former Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited.

Ends/Monday, June 15, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:03


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