Appointment of Under Secretary and Political Assistants (with photos)

     The Chief Executive's Office announced today (September 22) that the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, has, on the recommendations of the Appointment Committee, appointed one Under Secretary and two Political Assistants of the fifth term of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

     The newly appointed Under Secretary and Political Assistants are the Under Secretary for Transport and Housing, Dr Raymond So Wai-man; the Political Assistant to the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Kenneth Ng King-tsun; and the Political Assistant to the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Henry Fung Hing-lai.
     Dr So and Mr Ng will assume office on September 25 while Mr Fung will assume office on October 9.

     The Chief Executive has appointed 12 Under Secretaries and 12 Political Assistants so far. The Government will announce the appointment of the remaining Political Assistants separately.
     Following are biographical notes on the new appointees:
Dr Raymond So Wai-man
     Aged 52. Before joining the Government, Dr So is the Dean of Continuing Education at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Prior to that, he worked at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hang Seng Management College with responsibility for teaching, research and academic administration. Dr So previously took up various public service appointments, including membership of different committees of the Hong Kong Housing Authority from 2007 to 2017.
Mr Kenneth Ng King-tsun
     Aged 33. Before joining the Government, Mr Ng was a Principal Reporter in the Division of News and Information Services of Television Broadcasts Limited, covering mainly political news. He holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Government and Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Science degree in International Development from the University of Bristol, the United Kingdom (UK).
Mr Henry Fung Hing-lai
     Aged 30. Before joining the Government, Mr Fung is an Assistant Manager with the Hong Kong Tourism Board. He previously worked in the advertising field, focusing on communication and branding strategies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol, the UK.

Ends/Friday, September 22, 2017
Issued at HKT 15:07