Former Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, HKSAR
Greg So has many years of experience in international engagements, representing Hong Kong’s trade interests at international fora such as WTO and APEC. From 2011 to 2017, Mr So served as secretary for Commerce and Economic Development for the Government of HKSAR. He was responsible for various policy matters including Hong Kong's external commercial relations, trade, inward investment promotion, intellectual property protection, industry and business support, tourism, consumer protection, competition, information technology, telecommunications, broadcasting, film-related issues, creative industries, and development of innovation and technology.
From 1975 to 1988, Mr So lived in Canada where he received his law and MBA degrees. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Government in 2008, Mr So had practiced as a corporate commercial lawyer for over 20 years. He also served as vice-chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, board member of Hong Kong Hospital Authority, council member of Lingnan University, member of Commission on Strategic Development, and member of the District Council of Wong Tai Sin District.
Currently, Mr So is a consultant to the law practice he co-founded and also serves as independent non-executive director of Aviva Hong Kong and China Overseas Property Holdings Limited.