Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, GBS, JP (Chinese: 林健鋒; Cantonese Yale: Lam Gihn Fūng; born 23 October 1951 in Hong Kong) is a non-official member of the Executive Council (Exco) and member of the Legislative Council (Legco), representing the Commercial (First) functional constituency. He is currently the vice-chairman of the pro-business pro-Beijing Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA).
Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung
|Non-official Member of the Executive Council|
|Assumed office |
17 October 2012
|Appointed by||Leung Chun-ying|
|Member of the Legislative Council|
|Assumed office |
1 October 2004
|Preceded by||James Tien|
|Born||23 October 1951|
British Hong Kong
|Political party||Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong|
|Liberal Party (quit 2008)|
|Alma mater||St. Joseph's College|
Tufts University (BSME)
He is managing director of Forward Winsome Industries, a toy manufacturer. He is also a General committee member of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.
In the 2004 Legislative Council election, he represented the Liberal Party to run in the Commercial (First) functional constituency whose electors were the members of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, as incumbent James Tien, chairman of the Liberal Party, ran for direct election in the New Territories East. Lam has since held the seat.
As a long-term member of the Liberal Party, he was nominated to be party chairman following the resignation of James Tien after the latter's defeat in the 2008 Legislative Council election in September 2008.
In October 2012 after the Legislative Council election, Lam co-founded the pro-business Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA) and became vice-chairman. On 17 October 2012, he was appointed non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.
On 18 June 2015, Lam famously orchestrated the departure of the majority of the pro-Beijing Legislative Councillors from the legislative chamber just moments before votes were to be cast on the long-awaited Beijing-ordered Chief Executive election reform legislation which they intended to support. The legislation was voted down, 28 to 8. The few voting for were present only because Lam had failed to communicate the walkout to them effectively, and thereby contributed to the quorum required for the ballot to take place. Lam apologised and also fought back tears. In a WhatsApp message circulated among pro-Beijing allies, Lam described Thursday as "the saddest day" of his 11 years in Legco. "I have learnt a very painful lesson," he said.
- "Jeffrey Lam website".
- "Lawmaker Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung has licence suspended for dangerous driving". South China Morning Post. 21 March 2014.
- South China Morning Post 18 June 2015
- Cheung, Tony; Lai, Ying-kit; Lam, Jeffie (20 June 2015). "Bickering escalates in pro-Beijing camp over bungled Legco vote on Hong Kong political reform". South China Morning Post.
- Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce press release
- "Forward Winsome Industries Ltd". fowind.com.
|Legislative Council of Hong Kong|
| Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Commercial
|Order of precedence|
Secretary for the Environment
| Hong Kong order of precedence
Non-official member of the Executive Council
Secretary for Innovation and Technology