The mission of IFFO is to facilitate investments and financing of sustainable infrastructure and green development by working together with a cluster of key stakeholders through:
In May 2019, the HKMA announced the setup of the Centre for Green Finance (CGF) under IFFO. The objectives are to promote both Hong Kong as the hub for green finance in Asia and the importance of sustainability within infrastructure investment and financing.
Dr Victor K Fung is Group Chairman of the Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based multinational which comprises major subsidiaries in trading, logistics, distribution and retailing. They include publicly-listed Li & Fung Limited, Global Brands Group Holding Limited, Convenience Retail Asia Limited and Trinity Limited. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong, a multi-disciplinary think-tank co-established with the Fung Global Institute in 2015.
Dr Fung is an independent non-executive Director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Hong Kong), and Koc Holding A.S. (Turkey). He is also Chairman of the Asia Advisory Board of Prudential Financial, Inc (USA). In addition, he served as Chairman of the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2010.
Dr Fung holds a number of civic and professional appointments. He is a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an economic advisor to the People’s Government of Nanjing, a member of the Economic Development Commission of the Hong Kong Government, and the Chairman of the Steering Committee on the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dr Fung holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Doctorate in Business Economics from Harvard University. He was a professor at Harvard Business School for four years before returning to Hong Kong in 1976.
John G. Rice is vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Global Growth Organization. In November 2010, the GE Board of Directors named Rice to lead the company’s global operations based in Hong Kong.
Rice began his GE career in 1978 and has held several leadership positions based both in the United States and in other global markets including Hong Kong, Singapore, and Canada. Immediately prior to his current role, he served as vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure; from 2005-2007 as vice chairman of GE’s industrial and infrastructure businesses; from 2000-2005 as president and CEO of GE Energy; and from 1997-2000 as president & CEO of GE Transportation.
Rice holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and remains on their Board of Trustees today. He is also a trustee of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves on several other boards including the International Advisory Board of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation in Atlanta.
Mr Edmond Lau is responsible for external affairs, monetary management and research. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Economics and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Hong Kong. Mr Lau joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer in 1986. He joined the HKMA in 1997 as Division Head (Banking Development) and had been involved in banking reform and the establishment of the Deposit Protection Scheme. He also served as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Executive of the HKMA in 2004 after a one-year secondment to the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau. Mr Lau was promoted as Executive Director (Strategy and Risk) in 2005. He assumed the post of Executive Director (Monetary Management) from 2007 to 2013 when he resigned from the HKMA to pursue further study and, thereafter, take up a leadership role in an NGO. Mr Lau joined HKMC Annuity Limited as Chief Executive Officer in 2017, and has been on secondment to the HKMA since 1 October 2019. He was appointed as a Deputy Chief Executive of the HKMA on 1 April 2021.
Darryl Chan has been appointed as the Executive Director (External) of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) since August 2019 with responsibilities for promoting Hong Kong's international financial centre development, RMB business, and policies at international forums to advance financial stability. Prior to joining the HKMA in April 2013 as Executive Director (Corporate Services), Mr Chan was an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong SAR Government and had worked in different policy bureaux and departments on policy formulation and administration.
Rami Hayek joined the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in June 2020 as Senior Advisor in the External Department. In this role, Mr Hayek helps drive the HKMA’s initiatives and efforts to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness as an international financial center. Prior to joining the HKMA, Mr Hayek spent 6 years at HSBC as Managing Director, Head of Institutional Client Group in Asia Pacific. He was a member of the Global Banking & Markets Asia Pacific Management Committees. Mr Hayek joined HSBC from UBS where he was Head of Client Coverage Asia Pacific and was a member of the UBS Asia Pacific Management Committee. He joined UBS from Credit Suisse Asset Management where he was the Head of Distribution for Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. Mr Hayek brings more than thirty years of combined experience in capital markets, asset & wealth management. He has a track record in emerging & developed markets, client & product management as well as in business development. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2007, Mr Hayek worked in London for Deutsche Bank, Barclays Bank and Bankers Trust. Mr Hayek has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (finance and economics) from the American University of Beirut and is fluent in English, French and Arabic.
Infrastructure Financing Facilitation Office
|Address||:||55th floor, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong|
|Telephone||:||(852) 2878 8222|
|Fax||:||(852) 2878 2010|