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Mr Chow Kwen-lim

Chairman and President of Chow Sang Sang Holdings International Limited, Mr Chow Kwen-lim is a leader in the Hong Kong jewellery industry. Emphasizing product innovation and diversification, his company is the first local company to take advantage of the opportunities created by the opening up of China to expand its business on the mainland.  Mr Chow has also held important positions in local trade organizations and contributed significantly to the development of the jewellery industry of Hong Kong.  In recognition of his remarkable contributions, he was awarded the outstanding achievement award.

Mr Chow has been very active in the promotion of community service, in particular the development of trade and education in Hong Kong and on the mainland.  He is a long-time and active member of the Community Chest, Po Leung Kuk, Caritas Hong Kong and the Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society.  In his capacity as Shamshuipo District Board member and president of numerous district and kai fong associations, Mr Chow has made significant contributions to district development.  Because of his active role in district affairs, he was invited to serve as a Hong Kong District Affairs Adviser, and made a Justice of the Peace and a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Mr Chow also devotes a lot of time to promoting economic and educational developments in mainland China, particularly in his home town of Shunde. He is a delegate of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Shunde in Guangdong Province and is an Honorary Citizen of Shunde, Foshan and Chengle.  He is also Honorary Professor and a Member of the University Council of Fudan University in Shanghai.

Mr Chow is also concerned with the advancement of local education.  He is member of the Board of Trustees of New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  Over the years, Mr Chow has made generous donation towards student affairs, construction of student hostel, setting up scholarships for mainland students in the University and supporting the College language education programme.  He is also a Voting Member of The University of Hong Kong Foundation of Educational Development and Research.