Senior appointment (with photo)

     The Government announced today (July 5) the appointment of Mr Victor Lam Wai-kiu as Government Chief Information Officer following an open-cum-in-service recruitment exercise. Mr Lam will take up the appointment on July 6, 2018 to succeed Mr Allen Yeung Tak-bun, who has departed upon completion of agreement.

     Concerning Mr Lam's appointment, the Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, said, "Mr Lam possesses sound professional skills, broad experience and proven management abilities. I have every confidence that Mr Lam will take a proactive role in championing the development of information and communications technology, smart city and e-government in Hong Kong. I also trust that colleagues of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) will continue to give of their best under Mr Lam's leadership to meet the challenges ahead."

     Mr Law thanked Mr Yeung for his dedicated service to the OGCIO in the past three years, particularly for his contributions to the formulation of the Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint.

     Brief biographical notes on Mr Yeung and Mr Lam are set out below:

Mr Allen Yeung Tak-bun

     Mr Yeung was appointed as the Government Chief Information Officer from July 2, 2015 to July 1, 2018. He was the Chief Corporate Development Officer of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation prior to joining the Government.

Mr Victor Lam Wai-kiu

     Mr Lam joined the Government as an Analyst/Programmer II in August 1985. He rose to the ranks of Chief Systems Manager in April 2004, Assistant Director of Information Technology Services in October 2007 and Deputy Director of Information Technology Services in October 2011.

Ends/Thursday, July 5, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:00