Biography

Mr Kwok has been an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Economics & Finance, University of Hong Kong since November 2008. He was the Government Economist for the Hong Kong SAR Government (2004 – 2008) and the Regional Chief Economist of Standard Chartered Bank for East Asia (1991 – 2004).

Mr Kwok has served on numerous committees and boards in Hong Kong, covering areas such as town planning, land & housing, trade & industry, regional economic cooperation, technology & research, education & training, civil aviation, port and maritime services, transportation and environment. He is now a member of the Competition Commission and the Chairman of its Enforcement Committee that enforces the Competition Ordinance, investigates anti-competitive market conduct and promotes fair competition in Hong Kong. He also serves on the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, the Aviation Development and Three Runway System Advisory Committee, and the Government Scholarship Fund Steering Committee and Investment Committee. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd. and of Sunevision Holdings Ltd.

Mr Kwok was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 1999 and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2003 by the Hong Kong SAR government, in recognition of his long and dedicated public service. He also received a HKU Faculty of Social Sciences “40 Under 40 Distinguished Alumni Award” in 2007.

Mr Kwok got his B Soc Sc degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1976, a M Phil (Econ) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1984 and a M Soc Sc in Public Administration from the University of Hong Kong in 1986.