Mr. Henry TANG
Mr. Henry Tang is currently a Standing Committee Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC); the Chairman of Shanghai Tang Junyuan Education Foundation; and the Chairman of Federation of HK Jiangsu Community Organizations. Before being the Chief Secretary from 2007 to 2011, Mr. Tang had served as Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology and Financial Secretary of the HKSAR.
Mr. Tang was a member of Executive Council from 1997 to 2011. He was also a member of the Legislative Council and Provisional Legislative Council from 1991 to 1998. He had also served on various government boards and public bodies, including but not limited to the Trade Development Council, Town Planning Board, University Grants Committee and the Council of the City University of Hong Kong.
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. Before he joined the government in 2002, Mr. Tang was an outstanding industrialist. 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 was awarded GBM (Grand Bauhinia Medal) in 2009; GBS (Gold Bauhinia Star) in 2000 and JP (Justice of the Peace) in 1991. He was named Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1993 and won the Young Industrialist of Hong Kong award in 1989.