Mr Fred Lam is the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the statutory organisation responsible for promoting and developing Hong Kong's external trade.
Mr Lam heads an international team whose mission is to create and facilitate opportunities in international trade for Hong Kong-based companies. The HKTDC, with its network of more than 40 offices in key business centres, is the global marketing arm of Hong Kong's small and medium-sized enterprises. The HKTDC also markets Hong Kong internationally as the global platform for business in China and the Asia-Pacific.
Since joining the HKTDC in 1986, Mr Lam has held key Directorate posts and spearheaded many promotional initiatives working closely with leaders of industry and service sector associations. Mr Lam served as a Deputy Executive Director from 1993 until April 2004 and then took up the position of Executive Director in May that year.
Mr Lam has served on several government advisory bodies, and is a member of the following:
- Financial Services Development Council
- Hong Kong Film Development Council
- Hong Kong Logistics Development Council
- International Business Committee
- Economic and Employment Council
- Aviation Development Advisory Committee
- Steering Committee on Innovation and Technology
- Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Design Centre
- Consultative Committee on Economic and Trade Cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland
In 2007, Mr Lam was named “Director of the Year” by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors under the category of statutory and non-profit-distributing organisations. In 2011, he was given the Peace through Commerce Medal from the United States Government in recognition of his leadership role in boosting US exports to, and through, Hong Kong.
Born (1958) and raised in Hong Kong, Mr Lam graduated with a BSc. Engineering (Hons) in Computing Science from the Imperial College of Science and Technology at the University of London. In 1999, he completed the Stanford Executive Programme at Stanford University.
Mr Lam is a Justice of the Peace. He is married with two sons.