Jack SO Chak Kwong
Doctor of Social Sciences
Mr Jack So Chak Kwong is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Film Development Council.
After graduating from HKU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969, Mr So joined the civil service, and has served in the former Resettlement Department (now Housing Department), then during the early days of the ICAC, and subsequently as Executive Director of the HKTDC.
Mr So has also served in Sun Hung Kai Securities, as Chairman and Chief Executive of the Mass Transit Railway Corporation, and as Deputy Chairman and Group Managing Director of PCCW. He is a Member of the Commission on Strategic Development and a Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
At HKU, Mr So has been a member of Council, Chairman of the Impact Study Steering Committee for the 90th Anniversary, and Chairman of the Campus Development & Planning Committee. He was made an Honorary University Fellow in 2001.
In recognition of his contributions to academia and Hong Kong, the University has resolved to confer upon Mr Jack So Chak Kwong the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa.