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Known as "Mr Potato Chips" (薯片叔叔), meet the former Financial Secretary who has served Hong Kong for over three decades
Born and raised in Hong Kong, John emigrated to the United States when he was a Form II student at La Salle College. He continued his education at Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Upon graduation, he studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to complete master degrees in Bilingual Education at Boston State College and in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. He worked in the Boston Public Schools as a teacher and in curriculum development.
John returned to work as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government in 1982. He took up a number of posts relating to commerce and finance. After reunification, he was appointed as Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Secretary for Planning and Lands, Secretary for Commerce, Innovation and Technology, Director of the Chief Executive’s Office and in 2007, Financial Secretary where he served until 2017. He ran for the post of Chief Executive and lost.
John is married with two grown children and three young grand-children.
All volunteer hours must be completed during 1 March 2018 to 15 August 2018.
Dinner will be held at WeWork Wachai at 7:15pm on 23 August 2018.
Cost per person is HK$150 (Full-time students aged 25 or below)/ HK$250 (General Participants) to support the running costs of our charity and our mission to make volunteerism mainstream.
WeWork (https://www.wework.com/) is a global network of workspaces where companies and people grow together. We transform buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and connection. More than just the best place to work, though, this is a movement toward humanizing work. We believe that CEOs can help each other, offices can use the comforts of home, and we can all look forward to Monday if we find real meaning in what we do.
Dinner with John Tsang (23 Aug)
Dinner will be held at WeWork Wanchai at 7:15pm on 23 August.