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Jack So Chak Kwong, JP

Mr. Jack So Chak Kwong

Mr. Jack So Chak Kwong, assumed the Chairmanship of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) on 1 October 2007. The Council plans and supervises the HKTDC's global operations, services and promotional activities through an office network covering more than 40 cities.

Mr. So began his career with the Hong Kong Government and joined the private sector in 1978, having held various senior positions in stockbroking, banking and property development. He served as Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council from 1985 to 1992. He was Chairman and Chief Executive of the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Limited from 1995 to 2003. He then became Deputy Chairman and Group Managing Director of PCCW from 2003 to 2007. Mr. So also served on the Board of HSBC from 2000 to 2007.

Effective 2 January 2008, Mr. So became the Vice Chairman of Credit-Suisse (Greater China). He is also a non-executive Director of American International Assurance Company Limited and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited.

Mr. So was appointed by the HKSAR Government as Chairman of the Film Development Council and Member of the Commission on Strategic Development. He also sits on a number of other committees, including The University of Hong Kong Council and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Board of Governors.

Since 2008, Mr. So was appointed Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and he is also a member of the International Business Leader Advisory Council for the Mayor of Beijing.