KC Chan

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Professor the Honourable
K C Chan
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
In office
1 July 2007 – 30 June 2017
Chief Executive Donald Tsang
Leung Chun-ying
Preceded by Frederick Ma
Succeeded by James Lau
Dean of Business and Management, HKUST
In office
Preceded by Chan Yuk-shee
Succeeded by Leonard Cheng
Personal details
Born (1957-02-10) 10 February 1957 (age 60)
Alma mater King's College, Hong Kong
Wesleyan University
University of Chicago
KC Chan
Traditional Chinese 陳家強
Simplified Chinese 陈家强

Ceajer Chan Ka-keung (Traditional Chinese: 陳家強) GBS JP (born 1957),[1] also referred to as KC Chan, is the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury in the Government of Hong Kong. He is also the ex officio chairman of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, and an ex officio member of the Hong Kong International Theme Parks board of directors.


He holds a bachelor degree in economics awarded by Wesleyan University, followed by an MBA and a PhD in Finance from the University of Chicago.


Chan taught for nine years at Max M. Fisher College of Business in Ohio State University.[2] In 1993 he was named Dean of Business/Management and Professor of Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Before joining the government, Chan held a number of public service positions including chairman of the Consumer Council and director of the Hong Kong Futures Exchange.[3] He was also a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee.[4]

He joined the government on 1 July 2007 when he was appointed as the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury by Donald Tsang.

List of publications[edit]

  • Chan, K.C., Karolyi, G.A. & Stulz, R.M., "Global financial markets and the risk premium on U.S. equity", Journal of Financial Economics 32 (2), 1992, pp. 137–167
  • Chan, K.C., Chen, N. & Hsieh, D.A., "An exploratory investigation of the firm size effect", Journal of Financial Economics 14 (3), 1985, pp. 451–47


  1. ^ Full name and year of birth information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ Chan, Ceajer K.; Stulz, René M, (1986). Risk and the Economy: A Finance Perspective. Ohio State University. 
  3. ^ http://www.cdeclips.com/en/hongkong/HK%27s_advantage_as_a_financial_center/fullstory_68238.html page5
  4. ^ Committee on Economic Development and Economic Cooperation with the Mainland

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Chan Yuk-shee
Dean of Business and Management, HKUST
Succeeded by
Leonard Cheng
Political offices
Preceded by
Andrew Chan
Chairman of Hong Kong Consumer Council
Succeeded by
Anthony Cheung
Preceded by
Frederick Ma
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
Succeeded by
James Lau
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Anthony Cheung
Secretary for Transport and Housing
Hong Kong order of precedence
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
Succeeded by
Anna Wu
Non-official member of the Executive Council