Eddie Hui

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Eddie Hui Ki-on, GBS, CBE, QPM (simplified Chinese: 许淇安; traditional Chinese: 許淇安; pinyin: Xǔ Qí'ān, 10 October 1943 – 3 May 2009) was the last Commissioner of the Royal Hong Kong Police from 1994–1997, and the first Commissioner of Hong Kong Police from 1 July 1997 to 1 January 2001. Li Kwan-ha ran the force before him. Hui was the second Chinese to lead the force.[1]

Born in Hong Kong into a large wealthy family, Hui joined the HKP as Probationary Inspector in 1963 and became Senior Assistant Commissioner in 1989 and Deputy Commissioner (Operations) in 1993. He later became a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Clearings Ltd.[2]

Past police commissioner Lee Ming-Kwai is related to Eddie Hui through marriage to one of his first cousins.


Eddie Hui was on the main board for many organizations. These include being the vice president of the Hong Kong Football Association, the executive director for K Wah International Holdings Ltd and an independent non-executive director for RoadShow Holdings Ltd. Similar to many in his father's family, Eddie Hui was a voting member of the prestigious Hong Kong Jockey Club. [3] [4]


Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Gold Bauhinia Star.[5]


Eddie Hui Ki-on died from liver cancer on 3 May 2009, aged 65.[1]


Police appointments
Preceded by
Li Kwan-ha
Commissioner of Police of Hong Kong
Succeeded by
Tsang Yam-pui