Deputy Executive Director
Patrick Lau

Deputy Executive Director

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Dr Patrick Lau has been Deputy Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) since 2019. In this role, Dr Lau helps create opportunities and facilitates deals for Hong Kong businesses. His portfolio covers the promotion of Hong Kong’s service sectors, merchandise trade and innovation, as well as the HKTDC’s external relations, corporate communications and marketing and its network of 50 offices worldwide.

Dr Lau has diverse experience in executive management, business development, commercial law, funds and investment banking, covering a range of sectors including property, telecom, infrastructure, technology and life sciences, among others.

From 2001 to 2014, Dr Lau was based in Hong Kong where he worked as a lawyer at international law firms Baker McKenzie and Skadden Arps, and later became an investment banker at UBS AG and China Construction Bank (CCB) International where he held progressively senior posts until becoming Managing Director, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and Assistant Head of Investment Bank. Between 2015 and 2018, Dr Lau was the CEO of a digital infrastructure company, Director of Investments at the Malaysian Government's sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, and Board Director and Investment Committee Member of venture and private equity fund Xeraya Capital.

Dr Lau has successfully handled numerous commercial transactions, joint ventures, restructurings and capital market exercises, and is recognised as a seasoned banker, investor and dealmaker in the region. He has deep knowledge of Hong Kong, Mainland China and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) markets and has also worked with many clients and parties from Europe, the Americas and Middle East.

Dr Lau graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Laws with first-class honours from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where he attended medical school and law school concurrently. He has been admitted as an advocate or solicitor in Hong Kong, Australia, England, Wales and Malaysia. He was Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Economics of Monash University and part-time Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Hong Kong.

劉會平先生自 2019 年出任香港貿易發展局副總裁,專責為港商創造機遇、促成交易。他主管拓展香港服務業、商品貿易及創新、以及貿發局對外事務、傳訊及推廣事務、和該局全球50個內地及海外辦事處。


2001至2014年,劉先生在香港工作,先任職國際律師事務所Baker McKenzie和Skadden Arps,其後轉型為投資銀行家,先後加入瑞銀以及建銀國際,位至董事總經理兼收購合併主管及投資銀行助理主管。 2015至2018年,他出任一家數碼基建公司的行政總裁、馬來西亞政府主權財富基金Khazanah Nasional的投資總監,以及風險投資和私募基金Xeraya Capital的董事和投資委員會成員。