Society hails contributions to community
Members of the corporate community who have made significant contributions to society as a whole, as well as in the areas of business and administration, are given recognition by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's business school during the Beta Gamma Sigma chapter's annual member induction ceremony.
This year's honorees are Liu Jinbao, vice-chairman of the Bank of China; Chan Tze-ching, country corporate officer for Citibank Hong Kong; and Peter Woo Kwong-ching, chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
Dr Liu Jinbao is vice-chairman of Bank of China (BOC), vice-chairman and chief executive of Bank of China (Hong Kong) and chairman of Nanyang Commercial Bank.
Dr Liu is a non-executive director of, among other companies, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Hong Kong Interbank Clearing, Hong Kong Note Printing and the Airport Authority Hong Kong.
In serving the business/financial sector, Dr Liu is chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks and Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association.
To name some of his public duties, Dr Liu is a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, Land Fund Advisory Committee and Commission on Strategic Development of the Hong Kong government.
Dr Liu also was a winner of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World in 1994.
Chan Tze-ching, as country corporate officer for Citibank Hong Kong, is responsible for maintaining an overview of Citigroup's extensive franchise in the SAR.
Mr Chan is a vice-president and fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers and honorary chairman of the Hong Kong Bankers Club.
He sits on the board and executive committee of the Hong Kong Community Chest. He is also its investment sub-committee chairman and campaign committee co-chairman.
He is a member of the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee. He is a council member of the Employers' Federation of Hong Kong, an investment sub-committee member of the Beat Drugs Fund, a corporate advisory council member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute and is on the advisory committee on human resources development in the SAR government's financial services sector.
Peter Woo Kwong-ching was appointed chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) on October 1, 2000.
In this capacity, Mr Woo presides over a 19-member council comprising representatives of Hong Kong's major business and economic associations, and government officials.
The council plans and supervises the HKTDC's global operations, services and promotional activities through a network of more than 40 offices. In Hong Kong, the council oversees the operation of one of the SAR's most important business landmark, the Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Mr Woo is chairman of Wheelock & Co and Wharf (Holdings) and former chairman of both the Hospital Authority and the council of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the government in 1998.