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Appointments to Chief Executive's Council of Advisers
     The Government announced today (March 17) the establishment of the Chief Executive's Council of Advisers. The Council is chaired by the Chief Executive and consists of 34 members, with the participation of key government officials. The first term of the Council will take effect immediately and end on June 30, 2025.

     The Council is a high-level advisory body to advise the Chief Executive on the strategic development of Hong Kong, leveraging on opportunities from national and global developments. The formation of the Council is particularly timely and crucial, as Hong Kong is now on the path to resume normalcy after the pandemic, seeking to rekindle momentum to return to the international stage as the most effective gateway between the world and the country. 

     With its unique advantages and strengths under the "one country, two systems" principle and its strong fundamentals, the Government will spare no efforts in advancing Hong Kong's economic development and prosperity, tapping the enormous business potential arising from innovation and technology, and its further integration into the national development as well as deepening regional and global collaborations.

     Welcoming the Advisers on board, the Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, said, "Members of the Council are all distinguished and eminent leaders in their respective fields, and some of them are internationally renowned scholars or experts. They will certainly be in the best position to provide me with valuable insights and wise counsel to the benefit of the long-term strategic development of Hong Kong. The Council will be organised along three broad streams, namely economic advancement and sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship as well as regional and global collaborations to facilitate more focused and in-depth dialogues. I do look forward to working closely with them in the coming years."

     The membership of the Council is as follows:
Chief Executive
Members (in alphabetical order of surnames)
Economic advancement and sustainability
Mr Brian David Li Man-bun
Mr Victor Li Tzar-kuoi
Professor Frederick Ma Si-hang
Mr Robert Ng Chee-siong
Mr Andrew Sheng Len-tao
Mr Jack So Chak-kwong
Mr Henry Tang Ying-yen
Mr Jean-Pascal Tricoire
Mr Peter Woo Kwong-ching
Ms Marjorie Yang Mun-tak
Mr John Zhao
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Dr Sunny Chai Ngai-chiu
Mr Shing Chow Shing-yuk
Dr Fu Yuning
Professor Nancy Ip Yuk-yu
Dr Lee Kai-fu
Mr Shan Weijian
Professor Michael Spence
Ms Winnie Tam Wan-chi, SC
Professor Tang Xiaoou
Mr Joseph Tsai
Dr Allan Wong Chi-yun
Dr Allan Zeman

Regional and global collaborations
Mr Guy Bradley
Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan
Dr Jonathan Choi Koon-shum
Mr Victor Chu Lap-lik
Dr Victor Fung Kwok-king
Mr Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng
Mr Colm Kelleher
Dr Peter Lam Kin-ngok
Dr Edmund Tse Sze-wing
Mr Mark Tucker
Mr Andrew Tung Lieh-cheung
In attendance
Chief Secretary for Administration
Financial Secretary
Secretary for Justice
Director, Chief Executive's Office
Head, Chief Executive's Policy Unit
     Biographical notes on the members are in the annex.
Ends/Friday, March 17, 2023
Issued at HKT 10:30
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