Jack So

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Mr Jack So Chak-kwong

Jack So Chak-kwong (simplified Chinese: 苏泽光; traditional Chinese: 蘇澤光) was born on 12 February, 1945 in the Republic of China. He is the first and current Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

So was born in Guangzhou Republic of China on 12 February 1945.[3] He emigrated out of the People's Republic of China, and moved to Hong Kong when he was 12 years old.[3] He went to La Salle College and eventually the University of Hong Kong.[3]


So began his career with the Hong Kong Government. He then joined the private sector in 1978 and held various posts in stockbroking, banking and property development.

He served as Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council from 1985 to 1992, and the Chairman since 2007.[4]

So was the Chairman and Chief Executive of the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Limited in 1995. He was Deputy Chairman and Group Managing Director of PCCW from 2003 to 2007.

He assumed the Chairmanship of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) on 1 October 2007.[4] In this capacity, he presides over a 19-member Council comprising representatives of Hong Kong's major commerce and industry organisations and government officials. The Council plans and supervises the TDC's global operations, services and promotional activities through an office network covering more than 40 cities.

In October 2007 he was also appointed by the HKSAR Government as Chairman of the Film Development Council and Member of the Commission on Strategic Development.[4]

So is an advisor to the China Netcom Group. He is also a non-executive Director of American International Assurance Company Limited, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. He also sits on a number of other committees, including The University of Hong Kong Council and the Hong Kong - United States Business Council.

In 2008 he was appointed as a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.[4][5]