James Henry Lau Jr.
|Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury|
1 July 2017 – 22 April 2020
|Chief Executive||Carrie Lam|
|Preceded by||KC Chan|
|Succeeded by||Christopher Hui|
|Born||April 24, 1950|
|Alma mater||University of Waterloo (BMath)|
Lau graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics (Computer Science and Statistics) Honours Degree and a Master of Mathematics Degree in Computer Science.
He joined the Hong Kong government as an Administrative Officer (AO) in 1979 and was promoted through the ranks to AO Staff Grade C. He resigned in 1993 to join the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Between 1993 and 2004 he was the Head and Executive Director of various divisions of the HKMA.
In 2004, Lau was seconded to the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation as Chief Executive Officer until he retired in 2012. In 2013, he was appointed Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.
- "Two Under Secretaries appointed".
- "Government announces appointment and removal of Principal Officials (with photos)". Hong Kong Government. 20 April 2020.
- "New faces Carrie Lam has enlisted to help Hong Kong tackle coronavirus impact". South China Morning Post. 20 April 2020.
| Under Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
| Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury