20 Facts About Antony Leung


Antony Leung received his secondary education in Ying Wa College and holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, majoring in economics and statistics, from The University of Hong Kong.


Antony Leung completed Harvard Business School's Programme in Management Development in 1982 and the six-week Advanced Management Programme in 1999.


Antony Leung received an honorary Doctor of Laws at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1998.


Antony Leung started his banking career as a currency trader and spent 23 years with Citicorp where he took up regional management positions in investment, corporate and private banking in Hong Kong, New York, Singapore and Manila.


Antony Leung rose to senior management positions at big international banks in Hong Kong.


Antony Leung joined Chase Manhattan Corporation in 1996, where he rose to the rank of Asia-Pacific chairman.


Antony Leung was an unofficial member of the Executive Council and was responsible for Education Reform when he was the Chairman of Education Commission.


Antony Leung became Financial Secretary government post on 1 May 2001.


Antony Leung claimed that it was necessary to balance the budget as quickly as possible so as to maintain the stability of the economy.


Antony Leung suggested expenditure cuts in different sectors, including university funding.


Henry Tang, who became Financial Secretary after Antony Leung, said in a TV interview on 29 October 2008 that the contracts between the government and AmCham were signed when Antony Leung was still in office.


Antony Leung came under severe criticism in January 2003 when he bought a HK$790,000 Lexus LS 430, just weeks before he raised the tax on new vehicles in his March budget.


Antony Leung denied that he was trying to avoid the new tax, which would have cost him an additional HK$180,000.


However, unlike other members of the Executive Council, Antony Leung had failed to disclose the purchase to the council.


Antony Leung's resignation came just hours after Secretary for Security Regina Ip said she was stepping down, for personal reasons.


Antony Leung served as the chairman of Blackstone Group's Asian office in Hong Kong.


Antony Leung continues to serve as a senior adviser to Blackstone and a member of its international advisory board.


Antony Leung has served as chairman at Nan Fung Group, the Hong Kong-based property and finance conglomerate, since February 2014.


Antony Leung is currently the chairman and co-founder of New Frontier Group, an investment holding company with activities in healthcare, education and internet business.


Antony Leung is actively involved in charities, serving as chairman of the board of directors of Heifer International's Hong Kong branch.