Prof. Patrick C.P. HO

Prof. Patrick C.P. HO

HO Chi Ping Patrick, was born in Hong Kong, and educated in USA for 16 years. He possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Doctor of Medicine Degree. Trained in eye surgery with special expertise in retinal surgery, he was a fellow at Harvard Medical School. He returned to Hong Kong in 1984 to teach eye surgery at the Hong Kong Chinese University as Professor of Ophthalmology.

Since 1993, he has been a member of the 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th (National) Chinese People's Political Consultative Committee, and in 1995, he was appointed a member of the Preparatory Committee of the first Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. He was the vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Policy Research Institute. In 1997, he became a member of the HKSAR Urban Council. In 2002, he joined the second term HKSAR Government as a Cabinet Member and the Secretary for Home Affairs with a policy portfolio ranging from district administration, human rights, arts and culture, sports and recreation, youth and religious matters, gaming and charities, to overall liaison with the civil society. He retired from his cabinet post on 1 July 2007.

Prof. Ho is the deputy chairman and secretary general of China Energy Fund Committee, a think-tank registered and anchored in Hong Kong, devoted to public diplomacy, with special emphasis on energy and culture. It is a charitable non-governmental organization with special consultative status from the United Nations Social and Economic Council.


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