Dr. Eugene CHAN, SBS, BBS, JP
Dr. Eugene Kin-Keung Chan is the President of the Association of Hong Kong Professionals and Past Presidents of the Australian Doctors and Dentists Association of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Dental Association. He is also the Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation and the Vice President of the Hong Kong Association for Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China.
Over the years, Dr Chan has been appointed by the HKSAR Government in various Advisory and Statutory Bodies. He started as a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit and later a member of the Commission on Strategic Development.
On the public service front, he was a former part-time member of the Central Policy Unit of the Government of Hong Kong in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and a former non official member of Commission on Strategic Development (Committee on Social Development and Quality of Life) from 2005 to 2007. In 2007, he was elected as the tenth session committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Guangdong Province. In 2010, he was appointed as the member of the Board of Advisors of Radio Television Hong Kong and a member of the Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee where later in 2013 appointed as the Convenor of Overseas Working Group. In 2011, he was elected the Chairman of the Association of Hong Kong Professionals. In 2013, he was appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee of School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University, a member of Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations of Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), a member of Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) and a member of the Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions. He was appointed as a member of the Town Planning Board in April 2014 and a member of the Quality Education Fund Steering Committee in January 2015. In 2016, he has been elected the President of the Association of Hong Kong Professionals, and was appointed the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Radio Television Hong Kong. In 2019, he was appointed as a Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Hong Kong Community Network, a Council Member of City University of Hong Kong, a member of Witness Protection Review Board (Police) and a member of Environmental Campaign Committee. In 2020, he was appointed as a Member of Hong Kong Housing Authority Subsidised Housing Committee and a member of Action Committee Against Narcotics.
On the mainland front, he was appointed as a member of the Guangdong Committee of the People’s Political Consultative Conference in 2008. In 2017, he was appointed as a Executive Director of the Shenzhen Overseas Friendship Association and a Member of the Counsellors’ Office of the State Council Working Group on “Hong Kong’s Participation in the Belt and Road Initiative”. In 2019, he was appointed as a Director of China Overseas Friendship Association and in 2021, he was appointed as a Part-time Researcher of Jinan University "One Country, Two Systems" and the Institute of Basic Law and the Vice President of the Association of China Trend Studies (HK).
Dr. Eugene Chan is a frequent columnist of several major printed media in Hong Kong. Dr. Chan has published his first book “專業建言” in July 2016. He also co-authored and published “香港：傘裡傘外博弈”, “一帶一路－香港再起飛的最後機會？”, “十三五規劃－香港的定位與挑戰”, “血色旺角前世今生”, “我們是香港真本土”, “回歸20年－香港浴火重生”, “香港超越內耗” and “香港拒絕傲慢與偏見” from 2015 to 2019. He was also a host of the weekly show Sunday Spotlight, a television programme on current affairs, of the Television Broadcasts Limited from 2016-2017. In 2021, he is host of a new health awareness television show at Television Broadcasts Limited “健康有因” & currently anchor host for weekly English current affairs program “Straight Talk”.
He was selected as an awardee of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2004, appointed by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as a Justice of the Peace in 2011 and was awarded a Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2016 for his meritorious public & community service, particularly his contributions in youth development and the promotion of the Basic Law. In 2021, he is awarded Silver Bauhinia Star in recognition of his remarkable contribution to the public service over the years, ranging from security, broadcasting, education to youth development. Dr. Chan’s devoted service and strong sense of commitment in serving the Independent Police Complaints Council and various security-related advisory and statutory bodies has earned him recognition among stakeholders. During his tenure as the Chairman of the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) Board of Advisors, Dr. Chan led the Board to render constructive and invaluable advice on the services of the RTHK in meeting its public purposes and mission.