Hong Kong ABAC Members


The Leader of each APEC member economy can appoint three representatives from the business community to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). Terms of appointment vary economy by economy, but in Hong Kong each member serves an initial term of two years, subject to renewal by the HKSAR government.

The current HK ABAC representatives are Dr. Jonathan Choi (Sun Wah Group), Dr. Allan Zeman (Lan Kwai Fong Group), Mr Anthony Nightingale (Jardine Matheson), Mr. Adrian Cheng (New World Development Co. Ltd.) and  Mr Douglas Woo (Wheelock Properties (HK) Limited).*


Dr. Jonathan Choi (Biography) is the Chairman of the Hong Kong based Sun Wah Group, the Toronto-listed Sunwah International Limited and the Hong Kong listed Sun Wah Kingsway Capital Group. 

Dr Choi's dedication and contribution to his coutnry and society is evident in the wide range of public positions he holds. These include: Deputy Director of the Committee for Education, Science, Culture, Health and Sports of CPPCC P.R.C.; Council Member of the Economic Development Committee of HKSAR; Chairman of the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee of HKSAR; Permanent Honoray President of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce; Standing Committee Member of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce; Economic Advisor to the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Executive Director of the China Overseas Friendship Association; Chairman of the Hong Kong-Japan Business Cooperation Committee; Chairman of Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce; Founding Chairman of Hong Kong- Korea Business Council; Honorary  Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for Korea; Chairman of the China Hong Kong-Israel Technology Cooperation and Promition Centre, and Chairman of the US-China Centre for Research on Educational Excellence of the Michigan State University. 


Dr. Allan Zeman (Biography)  is the Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group, a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong, one of Hong Kong’s popular tourist attractions and entertainment districts. He is also an Independent No-Executive Director of Pacific Century Premium Development Ltd, Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, a Board Member of the Star Ferry Company Limited. He is also a member of the General Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Governors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a member of the Asian Advisory Board of the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario.

Mr Anthony Nightingale (Biography), Managing Director of Jardine Matheson, has served as HK’s representative to ABAC since 2005. He currently chairs ABAC’s Connectivity Working Group. He is also leading a joint Hong Kong-Philippine initiative to build awareness of the distinctiveness and importance of Services in our economies, and to build a strategy for Services liberalisation in the region. His areas of priority interest while in ABAC have been focused on trade and investment facilitation and liberalisation.

Mr Adrian Cheng, Executive Director and Joint General Manager of New World Development Company Limited, was appointed as Hong Kong's alternate representative to ABAC until the end of 2015.

Mr Douglas Woo (Biography), Chairman and Managing Director of Wheelock & Company Limited, was appointed as Hong Kong's alternate representative to ABAC until the end of 2014.



* The Hong Kong ABAC members are supported by HK ABAC staffer Mr Henry Lau (Trade & Industry Department, HKSAR Government).



  Past Hong Kong ABAC Members (by alphabetical order)   Serving Period

Dr Raymond Ch’ien Kuo-fung

(Chairman, CDC Corporation/MTR Corporation Limited)




Dr Victor K Fung

(Group Chairman, Li & Fung Group of Companies)




Mr James Hughes-Hallett

(Chairman, John Swire & Sons Ltd)




Mr Richard Li

(Chairman & Chief Executive, Pacific Century Group)

2009 - 2014

Mr Victor Lo Chung-wing

(Chairman & Chief Executive, Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Ltd)




Mr. Vincent H. S. Lo

(Chairman, Shui On Group)


2010 - 2014

Mr Helmut Sohmen

(Chairman, BW Group Limited)




Mr Chee Chen Tung

(Chairman & CEO, Orient Overseas (Int’l) Ltd)




Mr Peter Kwong-Ching Woo

(Chairman, Wheelock & Co. Ltd./The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd)




Mr Gordon Wu Ying-Sheung

(Chairman, Hopewell Holdings Ltd)