Mr Clement Cheung Wan-ching, GBS, JP
Chief Executive Officer
Mr Clement Cheung has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Insurance Authority since 15 August 2018. Joining the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in 1983, he has been involved over the years with the formulation and implementation of policies governing areas such as healthcare services, public housing, multilateral trade, investment promotion, public works and financial regulation.
Recent positions that he occupied include Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore from 1998 to 2001 taking charge of ASEAN affairs and coping with impact of the Asian Financial Crisis; Deputy Secretary (Works) of the former Environment, Transport and Works Bureau from 2001 to 2006 overseeing the establishment of the Construction Industry Council and control of public works expenditure; and Commissioner of Insurance from 2006 to 2009 responsible for the prudential regulation of authorized insurers amidst the global financial crisis. During his tenure as Postmaster General from 2009 to 2011, Mr Cheung made dedicated efforts to spearhead corporate structuring and develop new businesses. He was appointed by the State Council as Commissioner of Customs and Excise in September 2011, assuming the role as head of a law enforcement agency to combat smuggling activities, investigate international drug syndicates, protect intellectual property rights and safeguard consumer interests.
He became Secretary for the Civil Service in July 2015 before leaving the civil service in mid-2017.