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Chow Chung-kong

Sir Chung-Kong Chow

Sir Chung-kong Chow FREng [1] (周松崗 born 9 September 1950), also known as Chow Chung-kong and C.K. Chow, is the chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, which owns the Hong Kong stock exchange, and is a former chief executive officer of the MTR Corporation.

He was formerly chief executive officer of Brambles Industries PLC, a global support services company with dual listings in the United Kingdom and Australia, before resigning on 25 September 2003 after being blamed by shareholders at the AGM the year before for making mistakes.[2][3] From 1997 to 2001, Sir Chow was chief executive of GKN PLC, a leading engineering company based in the United Kingdom and before that he spent 20 years with the BOC Group PLC and was appointed a director of its board and chief executive of its Gases Division in 1993.

Chow is a chartered engineer. He holds BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of California respectively. He also holds an MBA degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and was a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree by the University of Bath in 2001.

Chow was knighted in the United Kingdom in 2000 for his contribution to industry.[4] He is a member of the Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and as the Council's representative to serve on the Board of Trustees of its Shaw College.

He is also a member of the general committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Chow was a non-executive director of Standard Chartered plc and until the end of 2010 was non-executive chairman of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong).[5]

He was appointed chairman of HKEx in April 2012 and as a Fellow[6] at the Royal Academy of Engineering[7] in 2001.

The Hong Kong media once described Chow as one of the most powerful Chinese men in the western world.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "List of Fellows". 
  2. ^ Chow peers into his tea leaves - The Sydney Morning Herald
  3. ^ Brambles to say ciao to Sir CK - The Sydney Morning Herald
  4. ^ Official announcement knighthood. The London Gazette. 30 December 1999.
  5. ^ Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited Appoints Katherine Tsang as New Chairperson, SCB press release, 10 January 2011
  6. ^ "List of Fellows". 
  7. ^ "List of Fellows". 
  8. ^ Macalister, Terry. "Brambles' embattled chief quits", The Guardian, September 26, 2003.
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Andrew Liao
Non-official member of the Executive Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Non-official member of the Executive Council
Succeeded by
Lai Tung-kwok
Secretary for Security
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