Victor L. L. Chu
Victor Lap Lik Chu was born in Canton, China, in 1957. He has been the chairman of the Hong Kong-based First Eastern Investment Group since 1988. It is one of the leading investment companies in China and is specialized in private equity investments, venture capital and the expansion stage of business development.
Victor Chu holds numerous positions. He is, for example, a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and co-chair of the forum’s International Business Council. Further, he has served as a trustee of the International Crisis Group (ICG) in Brussels and of the World Wildlife Fund in Hong Kong. He is a member of the Dean's Council of the Harvard Kennedy School and served on the Governing Councils of the Foreign Affairs University of China and of University College London. Also, he is the chairman of FE Securities Ltd. and First Eastern Investment Bank Ltd.
Previously, he has been a member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel (1988–1998) und of the Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (1992– 1997). He also has served as a part-time member of the Hong Kong Government’s Central Policy Unit (1993–1995 and 1997–1999).
Mr. Chu came to Hong Kong at the age of four. He received his early education in Hong Kong and England. He graduated from University College London with a L.L.B (Hons.) in 1979 and is licensed to practice law in England and Hong Kong. Since 1982, he has specialized in corporate, commercial, and securities law, particularly as regards China and regional investment agreements. He served as the deputy secretary-general of the International Bar Association (IBA) from 1995 to 2000 and as a director of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange from 1988 to 1991.
In 1985, he founded Victor Chu & Co., which is now one the leading law firms in Hong Kong. Mr. Chu was named the Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1998. He also acts as chairman of Asia House in Hong Kong and serves on the advisory boards of the Asia Foundation, Chatham House, International Chamber of Commerce, the Beijing Music Festival Foundation, the East Asia Institute of the University of Cambridge, the Oxford Martin School and the Atlantic Council of the USA.
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