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York Liao, MBE, SBS, JP (born ca. 1948) is a Chinese-born Hong Kong government official and businessman, who is or has been:

  • a Managing Director of Winbridge Company Limited, a private investment and consultancy company
  • an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Group Ltd (since October 2003)
  • a Non-Executive Director of Armitage Technologies Holding Ltd (since February 2002)
  • a cofounder (along with Dr C C Chang and Mr James Lee) of Varitronix International Ltd in 1978, one of the first manufacturers of LCD.[1]


  • City Polytechnic (now City University) Council
  • University of Science and Technology Council
  • University Grants Committee (the overseeing body appointed by the government for the funding of tertiary education in Hong Kong)
  • Industrial and Technology Development Council
  • Hong Kong Industrial Technology Center, government-sponsored incubation center
  • California Institute of Technology ("Caltech") Board of Trustees (since 1998)[2]


Born in China and raised in Hong Kong, Liao came to the United States to attend Caltech, where he earned a BS in physics in 1967. He continued his studies in applied physics at Harvard University, and was awarded an MA (1968) and a Ph.D (1973).[3]

Personal lifeEdit

York Liao is married and has three children. His sister is Dr. Sarah Liao.[2]


  1. ^ Profile,; accessed 20 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b Profile,; accessed 20 October 2014.
  3. ^ Profile,; accessed 20 October 2014.