Former MTR Corp chief executive Lincoln Leong takes a selfie with legislator Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung in 2017. The government asked Leong to fall on his sword after a string of MTR scandals but still paid him HK$11.8 million for 2018. Photo: Edward Wong Former MTR Corp chief executive Lincoln Leong takes a selfie with legislator Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung in 2017. The government asked Leong to fall on his sword after a string of MTR scandals but still paid him HK$11.8 million for 2018. Photo: Edward Wong
Former MTR Corp chief executive Lincoln Leong takes a selfie with legislator Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung in 2017. The government asked Leong to fall on his sword after a string of MTR scandals but still paid him HK$11.8 million for 2018. Photo: Edward Wong
Richard Harris
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Richard Harris

If the MTR can pay big bucks, why aren’t we getting the best top management?

  • MTR CEOs don’t come cheap, but Hong Kong doesn’t seem to be getting its money’s worth of leadership. Amid scandals, the MTR Corp has also been chasing new projects around the world and neglecting its duty of public service at home

Former MTR Corp chief executive Lincoln Leong takes a selfie with legislator Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung in 2017. The government asked Leong to fall on his sword after a string of MTR scandals but still paid him HK$11.8 million for 2018. Photo: Edward Wong Former MTR Corp chief executive Lincoln Leong takes a selfie with legislator Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung in 2017. The government asked Leong to fall on his sword after a string of MTR scandals but still paid him HK$11.8 million for 2018. Photo: Edward Wong
Former MTR Corp chief executive Lincoln Leong takes a selfie with legislator Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung in 2017. The government asked Leong to fall on his sword after a string of MTR scandals but still paid him HK$11.8 million for 2018. Photo: Edward Wong
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Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Richard has pioneered Asian investment management at senior levels for companies such as JP Morgan, Citi, BNY Mellon and several start-ups. He has 40 years of experience in a full range of investment and capital markets activities. He is CEO of Port Shelter Investment Management.