Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC) has appointed Allen Ma as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding E Anthony Tan, who has held the position since April 2008.
Joining as CEO-designate on July 22 and taking office on August 1 , Ma believes technology plays a key role in fuelling Hong Kong’s economic transformation and will draw on his 30 years of industrial and business experience to increase the competitiveness of the city as a regional hub for science and technology innovation while building ever stronger collaboration with the Mainland.
His key focus will be to advance HKSTPC’s mission to provide world-class infrastructure and services and promote Hong Kong as a regional hub of innovation and technology.
“Since technology runs through my veins, I believe that the technology sector can bring huge economic benefits to Hong Kong. I’m a firm believer that technology can enable economic transformation, provide opportunities for future generations, and enhance the well-being of societies all over the world,” said Ma.
A 30-year technology industry veteran, he has held senior executive positions within the information and communications technology sector. His past roles include President, Asia Pacific at British Telecom plc, Vice President, Asia, of the Global Telecom Solutions Sector of Motorola, Inc., Executive Director of Hong Kong Telecommunications Limited, subsequently called Cable & Wireless HKT Limited and Managing Director of Hong Kong Telecom CSL Limited.