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Sir Chung-Kong Chow when being interviewed by the media.

Sir Chung-Kong Chow (ŚĎ®śĚĺŚīó born 9 September 1950) is the Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation. He was appointed this position on December 1, 2003.

He was formerly chief executive officer of Brambles Industries PLC, a global support services company with dual listings in the United Kingdom and Australia, before resigning on 25 September 2003 after being blamed by shareholders at the AGM the year before for making mistakes.[1][2] From 1997 to 2001, Sir Chung-kong was chief executive of GKN PLC, a leading engineering company based in the United Kingdom and before that he spent 20 years with the BOC Group PLC and was appointed a director of its board and chief executive of its Gases Division in 1993.

Sir Chung-kong is a chartered engineer. He holds BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin‚ÄďMadison and the University of California respectively. He also holds an MBA degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and was a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree by the University of Bath.

Sir Chung-kong was knighted in the United Kingdom in 2000 for his contribution to industry. [3] He is currently member of the Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and as the Council's representative to serve on the Board of Trustees of its Shaw College. He is also a member of the general committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Sir Chung-kong was a non-executive director of Standard Chartered plc. He is now the non-executive chairman of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited.

The Hong Kong media once described Chow as one of the most powerful Chinese men in the western world.[4]

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References

  1. ^ Chow peers into his tea leaves - The Sydney Morning Herald
  2. ^ Brambles to say ciao to Sir CK - The Sydney Morning Herald
  3. ^ Official announcement knighthood. The London Gazette. 30 December 1999.
  4. ^ Macalister, Terry. "Brambles' embattled chief quits", The Guardian, September 26, 2003.
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