Jack So

It is part of the Trade Development Council's mandate to promote re-exports

I refer to Jake van der Kamp's column ('Support our local exporters? But we've exported 'em all', February 12).

He said that the Trade Development Council 'was set up to promote goods made in Hong Kong, full stop'.

Wednesday, 22 February, 2012, 12:00am


It is unfair to describe TDC as 'fat and lazy'

I really would not mind my former colleague (at Sun Hung Kai Securities) Jake van der Kamp having a regular dig at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, if he would at least get his facts right ('What, exactly, is left for the Trade Development Council to develop?' April 14).

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Moove over plebs - big wigs agree to join cattle class

Times are tough, with many companies cutting back staff. But some local executives and government officials are showing sense by economising on their travels.

6 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Jack So to take mainland role at Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse will announce today the appointment of Jack So Chak-kwong, a former deputy chairman of PCCW, as vice-chairman for greater China, sources said yesterday.

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em

Business heavyweight Jack So Chak-kwong will spearhead Hong Kong's efforts to fight off competition from Macau for convention business as chairman of the Trade Development Council.

SCMP, Sept 4

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Jack So to head TDC and lead expo fight

Former MTR and PCCW chief fronts trade agency

Business heavyweight Jack So Chak-kwong will spearhead Hong Kong's efforts to fight off competition from Macau for convention business as chairman of the Trade Development Council.

His appointment, to a two-year term, was announced yesterday. He takes over from Peter Woo Kwong-ching on October 1.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Jack So denies leaving PCCW over results

Jack So Chak-kwong, the former deputy chairman of PCCW, denied yesterday his resignation was because of the company's poor operating performance.

Mr So's resignation, effective on April 30, had been linked to the fact that PCCW failed to meet the internal business target for last year.

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

Ex-PCCW deputy to head new film council

Outgoing deputy PCCW chief Jack So Chak-kwong has been appointed to head a new body tasked with finding ways to help revive the ailing local film industry. Mr So's appointment as chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council came a day after he pocketed HK$103 million from selling off part of his PCCW shareholding.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Thursday Think-Tank

Five things we're all wondering about1Trees outside Citibank Tower severely cropped as cutting the crowns supposedly prevents weakening ... it's the same reason PCCW gave for axing its managing director Jack So Chak-kwong. 2Worry that fraudulent jewellers may put off mainland tourists ... because if they want fake stuff, they can just buy that at home.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Jack So won't quit PCCW amid talk Richard Li wants him out

PCCW chairman Richard Li Tzar-kai wants deputy chairman and managing director Jack So Chak-kwong to quit, according to a source close to the tycoon, who added that Mr So's discretionary bonus for last year was cut by 65 per cent by the company's remuneration committee.

However, Mr So insisted he was not resigning.

28 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

Top dollar for top talent at PCCW not top secret thanks to filings

While many people will undoubtedly be happy to see Richard Li Tzar-kai depart PCCW, this may not include those whom he employed in senior posts. He has always paid top dollar for top talent, as a glimpse at the executive contracts on file with the US Securities and Exchange Commission will attest.

14 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Lai See


Life with PCCW is much more fun with Prince Richard back on the stage to host his annual results press conference.

It has been quite some time since chairman Richard Li Tzar-kai came out to face the music. Yesterday's rare outing was probably due to a profitable year.

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Events diary

Today, HK: French Chamber of Commerce and Industry seminar: 'Hong Kong strengths and weaknesses in 2025'. Speaker: PCCW deputy chairman and group managing director Jack So Chak-kwong. Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

Monday, March 27, HK: Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies luncheon: 'One size fits all? An expert's view on corporate governance'. Four Seasons Hotel.

24 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


I refer to your news report headlined, 'Airport bus scheme to cover for MTR delay', where reference was made to the MTR Corporation chairman Jack So Chak-kwong (South China Morning Post, September 30).

3 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

So flushed by streak of bad luck

It hasn't been a good month for MTR chairman Jack So Chak-kwong.

After the outcry over his system's eight breakdowns, So recently found himself in an even more embarrassing situation during the ground-breaking ceremony for the new airport station at Tai Kok Tsui attended by the press and business tycoons.

28 Jul 1996 - 12:00am