HKSTP names board for HK-SZ I&T Park

HKSTP names board for HK-SZ I&T Park Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) has incorporated a new wholly-owned subsidiary to oversee the new Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park project.

Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park Limited (HK−SZ I&T) will take command of the construction, operations, maintenance and management of the new park.

HKSTP has also announced the new 10-member board of the new subsidiary, comprising 10 members with diverse backgrounds ranging from academia, public services and the business sector.

The new board will be chaired by permanent secretary for innovation and technology Cheuk Wing-hing. Inaugural members include Fook Tin Group managing director Johnny Chai Yat Chiu, PwC partner Choi Chor Ching, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology president Fan Jianping and HKUST professor for electrical and electronic engineering Li Zexiang.

Rounding out the board are Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research chief architect Meng Jianmin, academy of Sciences of Hong Kong founding president professor Tsui Lap Chee, Shenzhen Investment Holdings deputy general manager Wang Yuwen, Henderson Land Development Company general manager for construction Billy Wong Wing Hoo and Chinese Academy of Sciences academician professor Wu Yundong.

“It is extremely encouraging to see the establishment of the Park which is going to have a profound impact on fostering the development of the innovation and technology ecosystem. We have undertaken extensive groundwork on setting up the subsidiary company,” HKSTP CEO Albert Wong said.

“The new Park will be about four times the current size of Hong Kong Science Park. We envision that I&T professionals and research institutions from around the world will converge at the new Park for more vigorous exchange of knowledge and ideas and collaborate closely with Hong Kong and Shenzhen enterprises to capitalize on enormous opportunities in the Mainland and global market.” 

Last month, HKSTP appointed former HKSAR secretary of development Eric Ma as a consultant for the new project to oversee the strategic planning and design the master layout blueprint for the HK-SZ I&T park.