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. In addition, 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 on Poverty and the SIE Fund Task Force, he is a Non-Official Member of Industry Advisory Committee on General Business, Insurance Authority, a Non-Official Member of the Women's Commission, the Convenor of the Working Group on Collaboration of the Women's Commission, a Steering Committee Member of the Child Development Fund, a Member of the Community Care Fund Task Force, a Member of Criminal And Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Board, a Member of Committee on Promotion of Breastfeeding 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