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HKTDC Mourns Passing of Eric Tai
Deputy Executive Director Remembered

Eric Tai,
Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC

30 April 2009 - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is today mourning the passing of Deputy Executive Director Eric Tai, who died on 29 April following an illness. He was 59.

"Eric brought a fresh and creative approach to our management team," said HKTDC Executive Director Fred Lam. "He was an inspiration to all who worked with him. Our thoughts are with his family at this time."

Mr Tai joined the HKTDC on 4 June 2007. He led the Council's rebranding initiative, and made significant contributions to its online marketplace and publication business. He also oversaw the HKTDC's Creative, Corporate Communication, and Media & Public Affairs departments.

Before he joined the HKTDC, Mr Tai served in the banking industry overseas and in Hong Kong and held various senior positions including Chief Manager, Marketing (ANZ Banking Group, Melbourne, Australia) and Head of Personal Banking, Asia Pacific and Head of Strategic Alliance, Asia Pacific (HSBC).

From the end of 2002 to the end of 2006, he was the CEO of Octopus Cards Ltd. He also worked as an independent consultant, primarily based in Beijing.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, he graduated from the Australian National University with a degree in Economics. Mr Tai was a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Association.

Mr Tai is survived by his wife and daughter.

Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Media and Public Affairs Department:
William Cheung Tel: (852) 2584 4294 Email: william.cheung@hktdc.org

About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 in the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, www.hktdc.com


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