Andrew Leung

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The Honourable
Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen
GBS, JP
梁君彥
Leung Kwan-yuen Andrew.JPG
Chairman of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 October 2012
Preceded by New party
Member of the Legislative Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 October 2004
Preceded by Kenneth Ting
Constituency Industrial (First)
Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries
In office
2003–2004
Preceded by Victor Lo
Succeeded by Kenneth Ting
Personal details
Born (1951-02-24) 24 February 1951 (age 64)
Hong Kong
Political party Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong
Economic Synergy
Other political
affiliations
Liberal Party (quit in 2008)
Spouse(s) Susana Cheong Suk-hing
Children Clarence Leung Wang-ching
Alma mater Leeds University (BSc)
Occupation Merchant

Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, GBS, JP (Chinese: 梁君彥; born 24 February 1951, Hong Kong) is the member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (Legco), representing the Industrial (First) functional constituency. Since October 2012, he is the chairman of the pro-business Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA), the second largest party in the legislature.

Early life and education[edit]

Leung was born on 24 February 1951 to a business family who run a textile factory, the Sun Hing knitting company. He was educated in the Leeds University and joined his father's family. In 1970, he set up the Sun Hing Knitting Factory in Kwai Chung and became the chairman of the company.[1]

Public service career[edit]

Leung joined the Hong Kong Woollen & Synthetic Knitting Manufacturers' Association, the chamber of commerce of the manufacturing companies, in which he has later became the honorary president in 1997. He has been the Chairman and Honorary Chairman of the Textile Council of Hong Kong and the member, Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He stepped down in 2004 after he was elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and became the Honorary Chairman.

He has been the committee member of both Textile and Clothing Industry Training Board in the 1980s, and became a member of Vocational Training Council (VTC) board of directors in 1998, he was then appointed as the chairman of VTC from 2006 to 2012.[2] He has also held many positions including Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (2003–2009), council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (2010–2016), a member of the Economic Development Commission (2013–2017), the Deputy Chairman of the Business Facilitation Advisory Committee (2012–2016), a Non-executive Director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (2009–2015) and a Director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited.[3]

He was awarded Justice of the Peace in 1996 and Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to the textile industry in 1997.[4]

Legislative Councillor[edit]

In the 2004 Legislative Council election, he replaced Kenneth Ting Woo-shou to be elected uncontestedly to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong through the Industrial (First) functional constituency which was elected by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, representing the Liberal Party.

Leung split apart from the Liberal Party in October 2008 with Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung and Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun after the defeat of the party in the 2008 Legislative Council election in September and the resignation of Chairman James Tien Pei-chun. In June 2009, the three legislators formed the Economic Synergy which later co-founded the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) in 2012 which Leung became the founding Chairman of the new party.

Leung was also the committee member of 11th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He received the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) and the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) in 2004 and 2010 respectively.[2]

On the debate over the 2014–15 Hong Kong electoral reform for the universal suffrage of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Leung opposed to the Occupy Central with Love and Peace campaign by the pan-democracy camp, appealed to the “silent majority” to oppose “Occupy protest”. Leung said the campaign would threaten the rule of law and social stability, while hurting Hong Kong’s business environment.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "從商再從政 梁君彥要務實做事". Apple Daily. 22 September 2004. 
  2. ^ a b "Speaker Bio - Member, Hong Kong Legislative Council Industrial (First) Functional Constituency Mr. Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen". Youth Forum (Hong Kong). 
  3. ^ "Member, Chairperson of Staff Committee - The Hon Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen, GBS, JP". Competition Commission. 
  4. ^ Apparel International: The Journal of the Clothing and Footwear Institute, Volume 28. The Institute. 1997. 
  5. ^ Chan, Kahon (14 August 2014). "More businesses unite to oppose ‘Occupy Central’". China Daily. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Victor Lo
Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries
2003–2004
Succeeded by
Kenneth Ting
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Kenneth Ting
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Industrial (First)
2004–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Joseph Lee
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Wong Ting-kwong
Member of the Legislative Council