Victor Chu

Victor Chu

Victor Chu received his early education in Hong Kong and England and practiced law in the field of corporate, commercial and securities with special emphasis on China. He became a pioneer of private equity and regional investment transactions in China and was Deputy Secretary-General of the International Bar Association (IBA) from 1995 to 2000.

Board Mandates

Mr Chu is Chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm.

Over the last 25 years, he has served as Director and Council Member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel, Advisory Committee Member of the Securities and Futures Commission, and part-time member of Hong Kong Government’s Central Policy Unit.

Mr Chu was a Foundation Board Member of the World Economic Forum from 2003 to 2015 and currently co-chairs the Forum’s International Business Council.  He is Chairman of the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council and a Member of the Hong Kong-Japan Business Cooperation Committee.

He was Non-Executive Director on the board of Zurich Insurance Group AG from 2008 until 2014.

Mr Chu has served on the Governing Council of University College London and the Foreign Affairs University of China.  He is a Trustee of Asia House in London and Hong Kong.

His other civic associations include service on advisory boards of Chatham House, Yale University, the Oxford Martin School and the Atlantic Council of the USA.


Mr Chu was awarded the 2011 Global Economy Prize by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

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