Lam Woon-kwong

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The Honourable
Lam Woon-kwong
林煥光
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Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 July 2012
Appointed by Leung Chun-ying
Preceded by Ronald Arculli
Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission
In office
13 January 2010 – 31 March 2013
Preceded by Raymond Tang
Succeeded by York Chow
Director of the Chief Executive's Office
In office
1 July 2002 – 6 January 2005
Succeeded by John Tsang
Secretary for Home Affairs
In office
10 July 2000 – 30 June 2002
Preceded by David Lan
Succeeded by Patrick Ho
Secretary for the Civil Service
In office
February 1996 – 1 August 2000
Preceded by Michael Sze
Succeeded by Joseph Wong
Director of Education
In office
1994–1996
Preceded by Dominic WONG
Succeeded by Helen YU
Personal details
Alma mater Wellington College
Queen's College
University of Hong Kong

Eden LAM Woon-kwong (simplified Chinese: 林焕光; traditional Chinese: 林煥光; pinyin: Lín Huànguāng, GBS, JP (born ca. 1951) is a Hong Kong politician. He is currently Convenor of the Executive Council and was previously the Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission.

In government[edit]

Lam served as Director of Education, Secretary for the Civil Service and was Secretary for Home Affairs from July 2000 to June 2002.

Then from July 2002 to January 2005 he was Director of the Chief Executive's Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for Tung Chee Hwa.[1]

He became Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission in February 2010. In July 2012, upon his appointment as Convenor of the Executive Council for the new Chief Executive, CY Leung, despite public concern at a possible conflict of interest, he retained his position as Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission.[2]

Other activities[edit]

For the 2008 Olympic Games, he was Chief Executive Officer of Olympic Equestrian Events (Hong Kong).[2] He is a governor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society.[2]

Education[edit]

Lam graduated from the Social Sciences Faculty of the University of Hong Kong. He has two masters degrees: in Public Administration from Harvard University and in Buddhist Studies from the University of Hong Kong.[3]

Awards[edit]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Sze
Secretary for the Civil Service
1996–2000
Succeeded by
Joseph Wong
Preceded by
David Lan
Secretary for Home Affairs
2000–2002
Succeeded by
Patrick Ho
Preceded by
Urban Council and Regional Council
Preceded by
Ronald Arculli
Convenor of the Executive Council
2012–present
Incumbent
Government offices
Preceded by
Dominic Wong
Director of Education
1994–1996
Succeeded by
Helen Yu
New creation Director of the Chief Executive's Office
2002–2005
Succeeded by
John Tsang
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Jasper Tsang
President of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Convenor of the Executive Council
Succeeded by
Cheng Yiu-tong
Non-official member of the Executive Council