PROFILE

PROFILE

I joined Hang Seng Bank as a trainee back in 1974. After 31 years of effort, I left as the Assistant General Manager and Head of Insurance in May 2005. I grew together with Hang Seng Bank, and also witnessed the change of Hong Kong.

A new chapter of my career began in June 2005. I became the Chief Executive of the Munich Reinsurance Company Hong Kong Branch, the first local Chief Executive since the establishment of the branch in 1962. Like my fellow citizens, Hong Kong is my home. I am thankful for the many precious opportunities Hong Kong has offered me to grow and progress in my career. Therefore, since 1995, I have been actively serving the insurance industry and public bodies, starting a journey of serving Hong Kong.

To further serve the society, I stood for the 2008 Legislative Council election to represent the Insurance Constituency with a view to speaking for the industry as well as Hong Kong at large. I was fortunate enough to be elected and became a legislator, which began my political journey. In 2012, 2016 and 2021, I was successfully reelected for the Legislative Council elections.

Many people may ask: What is the most important investment in life? I would say health. Also, one would gradually realize the significance of health investment when he aged. Sadly, many people before the age of 50 would give up their health in exchange for more money, yet after age 50, spend all they have earned to regain their health.

As a result, I am concerned about the health of our fellow citizens besides paying attention to my health and that of my family members. Therefore, in my work with LegCo, I particularly pay attention to the health issues of our citizens. That includes championing health screening for everyone, fighting for better air quality, arguing for a better private health-care system, and supporting plans for health insurance. Like before, I will continue to pay attention to health issues of our citizens.

You may ask: What is the most valuable asset in life? I think the answer is family. The society is composed of tens of thousands of families. In order to have stable developments for our society, the first thing we must do is to ensure harmonious family relationships. To have a happy society, we first have to have happy families. In view of this, my political philosophy puts emphasis on the family. Regrettably, these days in Hong Kong, the family faces tremendous pressure. Parents have a hectic and burdensome life working, worrying about living conditions as well as the education of their children. They also worry about the advancement opportunities of their children once they are grown. Not only that, they worry about their children being addicted to playing video games and not sleeping at night. Although I have a happy family, I nevertheless experience the above-mentioned pressures. I know the importance of solving family problems. Therefore, making every family in the community happy has become my personal political ambition.

In LegCo, I have put forward a motion called “Promote a New Occupational Culture Campaign for Work-Life Balance.” By that I hoped to promote efforts by employers and the Government to cultivate a working environment which took into account family life. These included promoting flexible working hours and providing more support services for families. Although the Government has not fully accepted my proposal, they have promoted – Family-friendly Policy in Hong Kong. This marked a great leap forward. I hope that in the future, Hong Kongers will really achieve work-life balance.

My background is in banking and Insurance. It goes without saying that financial issues are what I am particularly concerned about. In recent years, the competitiveness of Hong Kong has shown obvious signs of contracting. The territory’s economic developments have stalled, while our competitors look at us like a tiger glaring at its prey. Hong Kong is in an unenviable situation. What is, however, most worrisome is that many people have not detected these risks. Instead, they immersed themselves in expanding themselves. The result is that Hong Kong could not concentrate its efforts on economic development. Under the new system of the patriots administering Hong Kong, I will actively promote Hong Kong to perform its function as an international financial center.

Lastly, I want to point out that, I have enriched my knowledge and global perspective along with my social network from my experience in public services while contributing to the well-being of the community. I look forward to helping more young people taking up public duties and volunteering to serve Hong Kong and the Nation as well as to enrich their lives.

BIOGRAPHY
Well Link Insurance Group Holdings Limited Chief Executive & Executive DirectorJun 2019-Sep 2022
Well Link Insurance Group Holdings Limited Senior Advisor Feb 2019- May 2019
Bank of East Asia Independent Non-Executive Director2017-2019
Member of the Munich Re China Advisory Board2009-2016
Chief Executive of Munich Reinsurance Company-Hong Kong Branch2005-2009
Director, Hang Seng Life Limited1995-2005
Director & General Manager, Hang Seng Insurance Company Limited1999-2005
Assistant General Manager and Head of the Insurance Group, Hang Seng Bank Ltd1999-2005
Deputy General Manager, Hang Seng Insurance Company Limited1993-1999
PRESENT POSITIONS & PUBLIC OFFICE
Non-Official Member of the Executive Council of the HKSARJul 2022-NOW
Member of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR Oct 2008-NOW
Honours and Non-official Justices of the Peace Selection CommitteeJan 2023-NOW
Member of Committee of the Presidium of the HKSAR of the 14th National People's CongressDec 2022-NOW
Advisory Committee, The Employees' Compensation Insurance Residual Scheme Bureau2006-NOW
Member, Election Committee1998-NOW
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Chartered Insurer, The Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom1992-NOW
HONOURS
Gold Bauhinia StarJul 2017
Bronze Bauhinia StarJul 2012
Justice of the PeaceJul 2005
INSURANCE & OTHER PUBLIC SERVICES
Vice-Chairman, Independent Police Complaints Council2013-2018
Non-Official Member, Commission on Strategic Development2013-2017
Member, Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA)2011-2013
Member, Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council2010-2013
INED Director, Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation2007-2015
Convenor, Reinsurers’ Forum, Hong Kong Federation of Insurers2006-2008
Member, Working Group on Healthcare Financing of HMDAC2005-2011
Member, Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee2005-2011
Member, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Advisory Committee2005-2011
Chairman, Hong Kong Federation of Insurers2004-2005
Member of the Advisory Committee on Travel Agents2003-2009
General Committee Member, Insurance Claims Complaints Bureau2003-2005
Chairman, Employees Compensation Insurer Insolvency Bureau2003-2005
Member , Insurance Advisory Committee2002-2016
Member, Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board2002-2008
Chief Delegate, East Asian Insurance Congress2002
Chairman, General Insurance Council2001-2002
Member, Administrative Appeals Board, HKSAR2000-2006
Council Member, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre1999-2005
Chairman, Chinese Insurance Association of Hong Kong1998-2000
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