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.

Organizations[edit]

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]

Awards[edit]

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

Death[edit]

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

References[edit]

Police appointments
Preceded by
Li Kwan-ha
Commissioner of Police of Hong Kong
1994–2001
Succeeded by
Tsang Yam-pui