Ming-Wai Lau, GBS JP

Ming-Wai Lau is the Chairman of the Foundation, responsible for chairing Board of Directors meetings effectively and working with Management on agenda and follow up initiatives.

Mr. Lau is currently the Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited, a prominent property development and investment company in Hong Kong. He is also very active in community and public service. Mr. Lau is the Vice Chairman of the Youth Development Commission, Deputy Chairman of the Ocean Park Corporation, and Vice Chairman of Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre. In addition, he is an honorary trustee of Peking University, member of the Sichuan Committee of Chinese People’s Consultative Committee in Mainland China, co-opted member of the Community Care Task Force and Social Engagement Task Force, council member of the City University of Hong Kong, and member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the HKSAR. For Mr. Lau’s outstanding public service, he was awarded a Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) in 2011, and a Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) in the 2017 Honours List.  He is also a Justice of the Peace.

Mr. Lau holds an LLB from King’s College, an LLM from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a Ph.D in law from King’s College. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a registered attorney and counsellor-at-law in the State of New York.