Sir C. K. Chow
Sir C. K. Chow is the Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation Limited, Hong Kong.
Before he joined MTR Corporation, Sir C. K. was Chief Executive Officer of Brambles Industries PLC, a global support services company with dual listings in the UK and Australia. From 1997 to 2001, he was Chief Executive of GKN PLC, a leading engineering company based in the UK. Before that, Sir C. K. spent 20 years with the BOC Group (formerly known as British Oxygen) where he held various positions in Hong Kong, Japan, USA and the UK. He was Chief Executive of BOC’s Gases Division and Managing Director of the BOC Group PLC from 1993 to 1996.
Sir C. K. is a Chartered Engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science degree in the same field from the University of California. He holds a MBA degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and is 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.
In 2000, Sir C. K. was knighted in the United Kingdom for his contribution to industry. In 2001, he was elected “International Executive of the Year” by the Academy of International Management. In 2006, Sir C. K. was named the Executive of the Year in the DHL/SCMP Business Awards and he also received a Director of the Year Award from the Hong Kong Institute of Directors in the same year. Also Sir C. K. was rated “the Best CEO in Hong Kong” by FinanceAsia Magazine in its Annual Poll for the years 2009 and 2010.
Sir C. K. is the non-executive Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. He is an independent non-executive Director of Anglo American plc and AIA Group Limited. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and a Council Member of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Member of the Board of the Community Chest of Hong Kong. Sir C. K. is also a member of the Commission on Strategic Development, the Standing Committee on Directorate Salaries & Conditions of Service, the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service, as well as the Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the Executive Council and the Legislature, and Officials under the Political Appointment System of the HKSAR Government. Sir C. K. is a member of the Standing Committee of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.