Kenneth Chen

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Kenneth Chen Wei On 陳維安
SBS
Kenneth Chen 2012.jpg
Kenneth Chen 2012
Secretary General of the Secretariat of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Incumbent
Assumed office
29 September 2012
Preceded by Pauline Ng Man Wah
Undersecretary for Education
In office
24 July 2008 - 30 June 2012
Succeeded by Kevin Yeung Yun-hung
Personal details
Born Hong Kong
Nationality Chinese (Hong Kong)
Alma mater Princeton University
Harvard University
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Diocesan Boys' School

Kenneth Chen Wei-on, SBS is the current Secretary General of the Secretariat of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. He was appointed as the Undersecretary for education in 2008.

Education[edit]

Chen attended Diocesan Boys' School from 1977 to 1982,[1] and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Career[edit]

He joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club in 2000 and was its director of Racecourse Business when he left. He served as a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit between 1998 and 2000 and a Member of the Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications between 2002 and 2008.[2]

Undersecretary[edit]

In 2008, he was nominated Undersecretary for the Education Bureau under the Political Appointments System.[2] He chaired a working group to study the development of e-learning resources in Hong Kong. A report was published in October 2009.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "拔萃校友報師恩 給好校長一個家 DBS alumni show teacher gratitude -gifts headmaster a home". Apple Daily (in Chinese) (Hong Kong). 2 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Info.gov.hk. "Info.gov.hk." CE appoints Under Secretaries (with photos). Retrieved on 21 June 2008.
  3. ^ "SED welcomes submission of textbooks and e-learning resources report". Info.gov.hk. 22 October 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2012.