Henry Tang Date of birth: 1952 Birthplace: Jiangsu Wuxi Hong Kong Financial Secretary Title: Director School: University of Michigan ? August 2003, Mr Tang was appointed as Hong Kong Financial Secretary, the third of its main duty is closely related bureaux, financial supervision, financial, economic, trade and employment policy formulation and the context of implementation. He is also responsible for the preparation and publication of the Government Budget. He also served as Chairman of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, together with the other members of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. After taking office, Mr Henry Tang, said his priority is to improve our economy. To emphasize that although Hong Kong is facing severe economic difficulties, but should not be lost sight of the unique strengths and a very good economic fundamentals. By strengthening our close cooperation with the Mainland economy, Hong Kong must be improved. He said, with community- level dialogue, to better understand their expectations and needs, with an open, pragmatic and enterprising attitude, brainstorming, development of more effective measures to address challenges in our economy. Will do our best to work more closely with the community to work together to overcome current economic difficulties, the establishment of a prosperous, harmonious and caring society. Mr Tang has held many public offices over the years, a remarkable achievement. Since 1997 as a member of the Executive Council, and has worked in from 1991 to 1998 served as the Legislative Council for seven years. Prior to his tenure as Financial Secretary, a former Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau. Before joining the Government, Mr Tang was a leading industrialist. In 1989 he received the Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong, in 1993, selected by the World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow. 1995 to 2001 he served as Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, and was a member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Hong Kong SAR in 2000, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star. Mr Tang held by the University of Michigan Bachelor of Arts degree awarded by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University awarded honorary Doctor of Business Administration and City University of Hong Kong awarded honorary doctor of laws.