The Honourable Henry Tang Ying-yen, GBM, GBS, JP

    TANG Henry

    Mr. Henry Tang is a Standing Committee Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the Chairman of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA), the Chairman of Friends of Hong Kong Association, the President of The Légion d’Honneur Club Hong Kong Chapter Association and the Chairman of Shanghai Tang Junyuan Education Foundation.

    Mr. Tang is a graduate of the class of 1975, the University of Michigan, where he studied psychology.  He later returned to Hong Kong to help in the family’s business. Mr. Tang was an outstanding industrialist and won the Young Industrialist of Hong Kong award in 1989. He was named Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1993. He was the Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries from 1995 to 2001 and was also a General Committee member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mr Tang served as a Member of the Legislative Council and the Provisional Legislative Council of Hong Kong for seven years starting in 1991. He was also a member of Executive Council from 1997 to 2011. In 2002, he was appointed as Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology of the HKSAR Government. He was promoted to Financial Secretary in 2003 and was the Chief Secretary for Administration from 2007 to 2011.