Hong Kong, March 19, 2018 – Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (“Cyberport”) today announced the appointment of Mr Peter Yan as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following a global search, succeeding Mr Herman Lam who would leave the position in late March 2018.
Chairman of Cyberport Dr. Lee George Lam, says “We are very pleased to have Mr. Yan joining us. He is passionate about serving Hong Kong and has the outstanding executive management skills and rich digital technology industry experience to lead Cyberport. Since the establishment of the Innovation and Technology Bureau in late 2015, the Government has been striving to build a better innovation and technology ecosystem. The allocation of $300 million to Cyberport, as announced in the Budget Speech last month, is yet another initiative to this end. The Board is confident that Mr. Yan will lead Cyberport to realise its vision as the key driver of the digital technology industry to create economic impact for Hong Kong.”
Mr Peter Yan has 32 years of experience in the information technology industry and is a fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society. Prior to joining Cyberport, Mr. Yan was the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of SUNeVision Holdings Limited; and had held various senior management positions in large consulting and information technology services companies including Accenture, Tradelink Electronic Commerce Limited, and Computer And Technologies Holding Limited. Mr. Yan has been active in public services especially in the areas of talent development and digital technology industry development, serving as advisors to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong, as well as serving on the Board of Cyberport from 2011 to 2017. Mr. Yan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and received Executive Education for Global Leadership from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Peter Yan said, “I am greatly honoured to have the opportunity to lead Hong Kong’s digital technology flagship. It is important for us to facilitate local companies to work with leading global players to accelerate innovation and industry development as well as talent development. We ought to nurture our youth and equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills, not only to enriching the talent pool for the industry but also to creating more opportunities and career choices for the young generation through digital innovation. I am grateful to the Board of Directors in entrusting this important role to me. I shall work closely with the Board, colleagues and stakeholders to take Cyberport to new heights.”
Mr. Yan will commence duty on April 3.