Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development

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Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region

Secretary for the Commerce and Economic Development
商務及經濟發展局局長
Hong Kong SAR Regional Emblem.svg
Edward Yau.jpg
Incumbent
Edward Yau

since 1 July 2017
Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
Style The Honourable
Appointer Central People's Government
nomination by Chief Executive
Inaugural holder Stephen Ip
Secretary for Economic Services
Frederick Ma
Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development
Formation 1 July 1997
1 July 2007
Website CEDB
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
Traditional Chinese 商務及經濟發展局局長

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development heads the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Hong Kong Government. The Secretary is responsible for promoting commerce and the economic development of Hong Kong. The position was created in 2007 by merging the previous portfolios of the Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology and the Secretary for Economic Development and Labour.

List of office holders[edit]

Secretaries for Economic Services, 1973–1997[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Governor Ref
1 No image.svg Derek Jones
鍾信
November 1973 September 1976 Sir Murray MacLehose
(1971–1982)
2 No image.svg David Jeaffreson
謝法新
September 1976 September 1982
Sir Edward Youde
(1982–1986)
3 No image.svg Piers Jacobs
翟克誠
September 1982 12 January 1986 [1]
4 No image.svg John Francis Yaxley
易誠禮
27 January 1986 8 March 1987 [2][3]
5 Anson Chan 20051219.jpg Anson Chan
陳方安生
23 March 1987 April 1993 Sir David Wilson
(1987–1992)
[4]
Chris Patten
(1992–1997)
6 No image.svg Gordon Siu
蕭炯柱
1993 1996
7 No image.svg Stephen Ip
葉澍堃
June 1996 30 June 1997

Secretaries for Economic Services, 1997–2002[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 No image.svg Stephen Ip Shu-kwan
葉澍堃
1 July 1997 30 June 2000 2 years, 365 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
1
2 No image.svg Sandra Birch Lee Suk-yee
李淑儀
1 July 2000 30 June 2002 1 year, 364 days

Secretaries for Economic Development and Labour, 2002–2007[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 No image.svg Stephen Ip Shu-kwan
葉澍堃
1 July 2002 30 June 2007 4 years, 364 days Tung Chee-hwa
(1997–2005)
2
Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
2

Secretaries for Commerce and Economic Development, 2007–present[edit]

Political party:   Nonpartisan   Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB)

Portrait Name Term of office Duration Chief Executive Term Ref
1 Frederick Ma.JPG Frederick Ma Si-hang
馬時亨
1 July 2007 11 July 2008 1 year, 10 days Donald Tsang
(2005–2012)
3
2 Rita Lau.jpg Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan
劉吳惠蘭
12 July 2008 13 April 2011 2 years, 275 days
3 Gregory So (cropped).jpg Gregory So Kam-leung
蘇錦樑
28 June 2011 30 June 2017 6 years, 2 days
Leung Chun-ying
(2012–present)
4
4 Edward Yau.jpg Edward Yau Tang-wah
邱騰華
1 July 2017 Incumbent 1 year, 14 days Carrie Lam
(2017–present)
5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "G.N. 178 of 1986". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 129: p.258, 313. 
  2. ^ "G.N. 348 of 1986". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 129: p.486. 31 January 1986. 
  3. ^ "G.N. 798 of 1987". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 130: p.1191, 1233. 13 March 1987. 
  4. ^ "G.N. 955 of 1987". Hong Kong Government Gazette. 132: p.1373, 1480. 10 March 1989. 

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