Sophie Leung

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Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun
Member of the Legislative Council
In office
1 July 1998 – 30 September 2012
Preceded by New parliament
Succeeded by Felix Chung
Constituency Textiles and Garment
In office
21 December 1996 – 30 June 1998
(Provisional Legislative Council)
Personal details
Born Lau Yau-fun
(1945-10-09) 9 October 1945 (age 71)
Nationality Chinese
Other political
Liberal Party (quit 2008)
Spouse(s) Brian Leung Hung-tak
Children Nisa Leung Wing-yu
Alma mater University of Illinois
Occupation Company director

Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun, OBE, GBS, JP (Chinese: 梁劉柔芬; born 9 October 1945, Macau) is a resident of the Hong Kong SAR, Mrs. Sophie Leung had been a Member of the Legislative Council of HKSAR from 1996 to 2012, representing the textile and garment industry, and has been a Deputy of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China since 2003.

She is a director since the 1970s of a number of large textile conglomerates in Hong Kong with businesses extending globally, she and her husband, Brian Leung Hung-tak zh:梁孔德, chairman of the Hong Kong Football Association.[1] She founded Seattle Pacific Industries, a privately held company, which manufactures, markets and distributes casual wear under their own fashion labels such as “Union Bay” and “Sergio Valente” in the United States, with annual sales of over US$200 million. Casual wear bearing fashion labels owned by Seattle Pacific Industries are sold in over 3,000 outlets in the United States, including major high-end department stores such as Macy’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and JC Penney.


  • HKSAR Deputy, 12th Of National People’s Congress, PRC (2013–17)
  • Councillor, Fourth Term of The Legislative Council of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (2008-2012)
  • Member of Finance Committee (2008-2012)
  • Chairman, Committee on Members' Interests, Legislative Council (2008-2012)
  • Member, Panel on Commerce and Industry, Legislative Council (2008-2012)
  • Member, Panel on Constitutional Affairs, Legislative Council (2008-2012)
  • Member of Panel on Development (2008-2012)
  • Member of Panel on Housing (2010-2012)
  • Member, Subcommittee on Parliamentary Liaison Subcommittee (2008-2012)

Personal life[edit]

Mrs. Sophie Leung was educated in the United States, and is married with three children.


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Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New parliament Member of Provisional Legislative Council
Replaced by Legislative Council
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Textiles and Garment
Succeeded by
Felix Chung
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Shelley Lee
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Succeeded by
Ho Sai-chu
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star