The Hon. Sir David K.P. Li

Chairman & Chief Executive, The Bank of East Asia

Cambridge affiliations

  • MA Economics and Law, Selwyn College (1961)
  • LLD, Selwyn College (1993)

Professional history

Dr Li has been a prime mover in the development of Hong Kong’s financial infrastructure for over 40 years. He represented the Finance Constituency in the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1985 to 2012. He is a director of a number of prominent public listed companies.

Society & charity work

Dr Li is a strong supporter of educational causes. He is Pro-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, and is also the Founder and Chairman of the Friends of Cambridge University in Hong Kong and the Prince Philip Scholarship Scheme.

He is Chairman of Cambridge Judge Business School’s China Advisory Committee, and a Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong S.H. Ho College Advisory Board.

Among his many commitments to registered charities, Dr Li is Chairman of the Salvation Army Hong Kong and Macau Command Advisory Board, and Chairman of St James’ Settlement.

Sir David K.P. Li