The Bank of East Asia

About BEA

Prof. Arthur LI Kwok-cheung






GBM, GBS, MA, MD, M.B.B.Chir (Cantab), DSc (Hon), DLitt (Hon), Hon DSc (Med), LLD (Hon), Hon Doc (Soka), Hon Doc (KNUA), FRCS (Eng & Edin), FRACS, Hon FACS, Hon FRCS (Glasg & I), Hon FRSM, Hon FPCS, Hon FCSHK, Hon FRCP (Lond), JP

Deputy Chairman, Non-executive Director, Member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee


Professor Li, aged 78, was a Director of the Bank (1995 – 2002) and was re-appointed a Director in 2008 and was appointed a Deputy Chairman in 2009.

Professor Li is a Member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) (he was also a Member from 2002 to June 2007 and from July 2012 to June 2017). He also serves as a Member of the Committee for the Basic Law of the HKSAR under the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. Professor Li was a Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (1998 – 2018).

Professor Li is an Independent Non-executive Director of Shangri-La Asia Limited (listed in Hong Kong) and a Non-executive Director of Greater Bay Airlines Company Limited. He was an Independent Non-executive Director of Nature Home Holding Company Limited (listing in Hong Kong withdrawn on 19th October, 2021).

Professor Li was the Secretary for Education and Manpower of the Government of HKSAR (2002 – June 2007). Before these appointments, he was the Vice Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1996 – 2002) and was the Chairman of Department of Surgery and the Dean of Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was also the Chairman of the Council of the University of Hong Kong.

Professor Li had held many important positions in various social service organisations, medical associations, and educational bodies, including the Education Commission, Committee on Science and Technology, the Hospital Authority, the Hong Kong Medical Council, the University Grants Committee, the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong, and the United Christian Medical Services Board. He was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, and Vice President of the Association of University Presidents of China. He was a Hong Kong Affairs Adviser to China.

Professor Li is the brother of Dr. the Hon. Sir David Li Kwok-po, the cousin of Mr. Aubrey Li Kwok-sing and Mr. Stephen Charles Li Kwok-sze, and the uncle of Mr. Adrian David Li Man-kiu and Mr. Brian David Li Man-bun.