Dr Kevin Lau Chung-hang

Dr Kevin Lau Chung-hang

Personal Profile

Dr Kevin Lau was born in Hong Kong and received his early education locally and in Canada. He read medicine and completed his radiology residency training at the University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists UK, Hong Kong College of Radiologists and Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. More recently, he earned his Master's in Public Health and Master's in Public Administration, both from The University of Hong Kong.
Dr Lau is an active member of several governmental bodies. Besides serving the Commission of Poverty and the SIE Fund Task Force, he is a Non-Official Member of the Women's Commission, a Steering Committee Member of the Child Development Fund, a Member of the Criminal And Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Board, a Member of Committee on Promotion of Breastfeeding, a Member of Board of Governance of HK Adventist Hospital Foundation and a Member of the Industry Training Advisory Committee (Elderly Care Services).
As the Chairman of Make-A-Wish Hong Kong, a foundation established in 1989 for granting wishes to children with critical illness in Hong Kong and Macau, Dr Lau says he has learnt a lot of valuable things like life philosophy from children with illness. On entrepreneurship, his advice to young entrepreneurs is to take bold steps in starting a business amid chances of failures as young people are full of innovative ideas and time is always on their side.

Expectation towards Social Innovation and the SIE Fund

"I find the old Chinese saying about doctors that 'brilliant ones heal nations; mediocre ones heal people; least capable ones heal sickness' very inspiring. As a doctor, I always try to look into social problems from a holistic viewpoint.
While 'social innovation' in Hong Kong is in the development stage, I hope the SIE Fund would continue to serve as a good platform for young people, connecting stakeholders and collaborating with different sectors to implement innovative ideas that address social needs, such as housing and an ageing population."
 
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