1 May 2004
An unusual day for Fred Lam, TDC's New Executive Director
It was an unusual day for Fred Lam, who took up his new position as the Executive Director of Trade Development Council (TDC) today.
On his first day in office, he spent half of the day on the road returning from an official trip to western Guangdong. He was going together with the Chief Secretary Donald Tsang and over 100 Hong Kong businessmen, exploring new opportunities for Hong Kong's business sector in Zhangjiang and Yangjiang.
He then rushed to check on the Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, just in time before the fair concluded another good year on the last day of the show. A total of around 56,000 buyers visited the four-day fair from April 28 to May 1.
Mr. Lam said: "As the global marketing arm and service hub for Hong Kong-based manufacturers, traders and service exporters, I am keenly aware of the pressure on TDC to stay ahead and stay relevant in a fast-changing world."
Mr. Lam, 45, joined TDC in 1986 and has been a deputy executive director since 1993.
The Executive Director is TDC's chief executive, heading an international team and a network of more than 40 offices in key business centres around the world. He reports to a 19-member Council comprised of representatives of leading Hong Kong business chambers, individual business leaders, and senior government officials.
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