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Sir Rogerio Hyndman "Roger" Lobo, CBE, JP (b. 15 September 1923) is a businessman of Portuguese and Scottish descent and has been an active philanthropist and politician in Hong Kong.

Lobo has been a member of the Urban Council, Executive Council and Legislative Council. He is famous for his Lobo Motion in Legislative Council of Hong Kong during the negotiation of the future of Hong Kong between United Kingdom and PRC in early 1980s.



Rogerio Lobo's father moved from Portuguese Timor to Macau between late 19th century and early 20th century. He settled in Macau and married Branca Hyndman, the great granddaughter of Scottish sea captain Henry Hyndman, served in the British East India Company at Singapore and settled in Macau at the beginning of the 19th century.


He married Margaret Mary Choa; they have five sons and five daughters.

Early life

He studied in the Lyceum in Macau and La Salle College in Hong Kong. After his study, Rogerio Lobo joined his father's business in 1945.

Political life

Lobo was appointed as a member of Urban Council on 1 April 1965. He has been a member of Executive Council between 1967 and 1985, Legislative Council between 1972 and 1985 (the Senior Unofficial Member between 1980 to 1985) and Urban Council between 1965 and 1978.

On 14 March 1984, in his famous Lobo Motion,

This Council deems it essential that any proposals for the future of Hong Kong should be debated in this Council before any final agreement is reached.

Other public services

Lobo has participated in many public services in Hong Kong. He has been long participating in Civil Aid Service and became her commissioner in 1977. He was appointed as the head of Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority from 1989 to 1997.


Lobo was appointed OBE in 1972 , the CBE in 1978, and knighted in 1984. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa from the University of Hong Kong in 1982.

External links


  • Urban Council, Urban Council Annaul Report, 1974


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