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Philip CHEN Nan-Lok



Philip CHEN Nan-Lok​​

Hang Lung Properties Limited, Hong Kong





Mr Philip Chen Nan-Lok is Managing Director of Hang Lung Group and Hang Lung Properties Limited.

Prior to joining Hang Lung in July 2010, Philip had been with the Swire Group for thirty-three years. He had been Chairman of John Swire & Sons (China) Limited, Chief Executive of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines, Executive Director of Swire Pacific Limited and John Swire & Sons (Hong Kong) Limited.

Over the years, in Hong Kong as well as overseas, Philip has been actively involved in various trade and community activities in government, Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), education, universities, tourism, aviation, logistics, theme parks, charities etc. To list a few, he was a Member of the Committee on Governance and Political Development of the Commission on Strategic Development, the Committee on Review of Post-Service Outside Work for Directorate Civil Servants, the Tourism Strategy Group, the Aviation Development Advisory Committee and the Committee on Logistics Service Development of the Hong Kong Port and Maritime Board. He served on various committees of the ICAC and chaired the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee. He was a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong Tourism Board and Chairman of the Joint Council of Travel Industry. He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Bahrain Business Association. He served as a Member of the University Grants Committee and the first Chairman of the University Grants Committee Quality Assurance Council. He was a Member of the Advisory Council of Stanford Graduate School of Business too. He chaired the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines as well as the Board of Airline Representatives Hong Kong, and was on the Board of Governors of International Air Transport Association. He was a Non Executive Director of Hongkong International Theme Parks (Hong Kong Disneyland), and during the time he was Chairman of the Ocean Park, he turned it from a money losing concern to a leading and profitable theme park.

Amongst his current appointments, he is an Executive Committee Member of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, Member of the Taiwan/Hong Kong Business Co-operation Committee, Member of the Hong Kong-Japan Business Co-operation Committee, an Investment Promotion Ambassador of Invest Hong Kong and Honorary President of the Hong Kong Association of China Travel Organisers Limited etc.

Philip is a Standing Committee Member of the Hong Kong Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Founder and Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Beijing and Director of the China Overseas Friendship Association. He is a Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and Vice Patron of the Hong Kong Community Chest.

He is a Member of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School Advisory Council, Adjunct Professor and Member of the Advisory Committee on Hotel and Tourism Management of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Advisory Board Member of the Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has also been appointed Visiting Professor of the Institute of Management by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and Visiting Professor of Wong Sam Hang China America Education Management College of Yunnan University.

Philip has published seven bestsellers of travel stories in Hong Kong, two of which have also been published in Mainland China and Taiwan. The royalties from the book sales have been donated to two charities. His research on the “Great Cities Theory” has also been published as “Great Cities of the World” by the University of Hong Kong in 2010.

In 2001, the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology named him Honouree of the Beta Gamma Sigma and in 2004, made him an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration. In 2010, he was bestowed Honorary Member of Eta Sigma Delta Chapter by The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Philip has been admitted to Honorary University Fellowship of the University of Hong Kong in 2013. He was also awarded a Fellowship by the Royal Aeronautical Society of the UK in 1997, a Fellowship by the Hong Kong Management Association in 2004 and Distinguished Alumni Fellowship by University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education in 2009.

In 2000, the Hong Kong Government appointed Philip as Justice of the Peace, and awarded him the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2002. He was further awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2012. He was bestowed the distinction of Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by the French Government in 2009.​

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