Lunch with Antony Leung, Chairman of Greater China, Blackstone Group (HK) Ltd and former Financial Secretary of HKSAR
Mr. Leung oversees all of Blackstone's businesses in Asia, including private equity, real estate and corporate advisory. He is based in Hong Kong. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Leung was the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong from 2001 to 2003. Prior to his appointment as Hong Kong's Financial Secretary, Mr. Leung had 28 years of financial services experience. He was the Chairman of Asia for JP Morgan Chase based in Hong Kong. Before that he worked for Citigroup in Hong Kong, Singapore, Manila and New York for 23 years in various positions including Country Corporate Officer for China and Hong Kong, Regional Treasurer, Division Head of Investment Banking for North Asia, South West Asia and Head of Private Banking for Asia. In public service, other than his tenure as Financial Secretary, he has been a non-official member of the Executive Council in Hong Kong, Chairman of Education Commission, Chairman of University Grants Committee, member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, board member of the Airport Authority, Hong Kong Futures Exchange, the Community Chest, member of the Preparatory Committee of Hong Kong Special Administration Region, Election Committee, and a Hong Kong Affairs Advisor. He is currently independent director of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, vice chairman of the China Bluestar Group, and chairman of Heifer International in Hong Kong. His past directorship included independent director of China Mobile (HK) Limited, American International Assurance Co. Ltd, member of international advisory board of China Development Bank and European Advisory Group. Mr. Leung graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1973, and attended Harvard Business School's Program for Management Development and Advanced Management Program. For his public service in Hong Kong, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star and an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He was conferred an honorary Doctor of Law by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.