John Leung, Director of Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office

Mr Leung has been appointed the Director of the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office since 7 December 2011, serving to promote economic and trade cooperation as well as cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Taiwan. Mr Leung is also a Director of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Economic and Cultural Cooperation and Promotion Council (ECCPC).

Mr Leung joined the Hong Kong Government in 1987. He had served in various policy bureaux and departments, working mainly in policy areas including constitutional affairs, district administration, and trade and financial services. Before taking up his current post, Mr Leung was Deputy Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services), being responsible for policy making and legislation in such areas as company, trust, bankruptcy and accounting.

Mr Leung received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree (major in history) and a Master of Philosophy Degree (major in politics) from the University of Hong Kong. He had also attended courses at Oxford University, Tsinghua University (Beijing) and INSEAD. He is married with a son and a daughter.