Mr. Chee Hwa Tung is the Founding Chairman of the China-United States Exchange Foundation. He previously served as the first Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”), People's Republic of China from July 1997 to March 2005. Mr. Tung is currently Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, People’s Republic of China.
Mr. Tung has served in a number of public and advisory positions, including Member, Executive Council of Hong Kong (1992 - 1996); Honorary Consul of Monaco in Hong Kong (1982 - 1996); Member of the Eighth National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (1993 - 1996); Chairman, Hong Kong/United States Economic Co-operation Committee (1993 - 1996); Chairman, Council of the City University of Hong Kong (1995-1996); Member, Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace (1982-1996); International Councillor, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (1983 - 1997); Member, Advisory Council of the Institute for International Studies of Stanford University (1995 - 1997); and Member, International Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations (1995-1997).
Mr. Tung has also had a distinguished career in the private sector as Chairman from 1979 to 1996 of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, a publicly-listed company in Hong Kong.
Born in Shanghai, Mr. Tung studied in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, and graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree of Marine Engineering. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Law degree from the University of Liverpool; an Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr. Tung is also a Senior Fellow of Harvard University Asia Centre.