Chris Lo

Director, Los Angeles Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

As Director, Los Angeles of the HKTDC, Chris is responsible for facilitating enterprises and traders in the United States to invest, trade and do business in Asia, particularly in China, through partnership with Hong Kong business community. His portfolio covers the HKTDC’s trade programmes and operations in the West Coast of the United States.

Chris joined the HKTDC in 2000 and has proven experience in directing trade and investment promotion for various prioritized manufacturing sectors, financial services, tech commercialization, infrastructure investment as well as real estate-related services. He was posted to the HKTDC Paris Office from 2005-07 as Marketing Manager. Prior to his current role, Chris led HKTDC’s promotion of Hong Kong’s creative industries including design, advertising and marketing services, and was actively engaged in capacity building programme for Chinese mainland enterprises to upgrade and transform.

Chris also worked for the United Nations, the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Tourism Board specializing in trade development, city branding and development.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chris earned a master degree in public affairs (MPA) from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a master degree in e-business from Curtin University Australia. He is an amateur trail-runner, cyclist and an enthusiast in art and wine.