The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s government announced on Thursday the appointment of Denis Yip Shing-fai as the Commissioner for Belt and Road following an open recruitment exercise, according to a press release issued by the government on the same day. Yip will assume office next Monday.

On Yip’s appointment, Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law said, “Mr. Yip possesses extensive business management experience and international exposure.

I am confident that he will lead the Belt and Road Office and promote connections with relevant sectors in taking forward Hong Kong’s full participation in the Belt and Road Initiative.”

Yip has worked in Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, San Francisco, Shanghai and Tokyo, and served in senior positions in a number of large enterprises.

He started his career in IBM in 1991. He was the global Senior Vice President and President, Greater China of EMC from 2006 to 2017, and participated in formulating and setting strategic promotion plans whilst leading the team in developing the Greater China market.

From 2017 to early 2019, he served as President and Director of the Digital China Holdings Company and the Fujian Start Group respectively. He steered the development of the enterprises and established their business footholds.