Rex Pak-Kuen Auyeung

Chairman, MTR

Dr Auyeung joined the Board of MTR Corporation as a Non-executive Director on 7 March 2019 and has become the Non-executive Chairman since 1 July 2019.

Dr Auyeung is an independent non-executive director of China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited and C-MER Eye Care Holdings Limited. He has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry in Canada and Hong Kong. Before his retirement in June 2017, Dr Auyeung was Chairman – Asia of the Principal Financial Group Inc. (‘PFG’), a Fortune 500 company, responsible for PFG’s overall businesses in Asia. During his time with PFG, Dr Auyeung represented PFG and its member companies across Asia in building and expanding PFG’s relationship with clients, joint venture partners and strategic investors, and assisting in business development across all products lines of PFG.

Dr Auyeung also actively serves the public sector and is currently an observer of the Independent Police Complaints Council Observers Scheme, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Investor and Financial Education Council under the Securities and Futures Commission. In addition, he is a board member of Bo Charity Foundation (Food Angel) and a convenor of the Advisory Committee of the Jockey Club Community eHealth Care Project.

Dr Auyeung was previously an independent non-executive director of HSBC Provident Fund Trustee (Hong Kong) Limited, Standard Life (Asia) Limited and Sompo Insurance China Co., Ltd., the chairman of Hong Kong Strategy for Financial Literacy Sub-committee on Stakeholder Coordination and Collaboration, a member of the Independent Review Committee on Hong Kong’s Franchised Bus Service, the chairman of the Council of Lingnan University and the Senior Strategy and Business Advisor at Athenex Inc., a company listed on NASDAQ in the United States of America.

Dr Auyeung holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Urban and Regional Planning) Honours Degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the City University of Hong Kong in 2013 and conferred a Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by Lingnan University in 2020. Dr Auyeung was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2018.

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