Commissioner for Belt and Road

Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
Hong Kong (HK)
HK$260,600 per month
17 Aug 2018
17 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

(Non-Civil Service Vacancy)

Commerce and Economic Development Bureau
Commissioner for Belt and Road

The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) is inviting applications for the position of Commissioner for Belt and Road (CBR).


CBR is required to lead the Belt and Road Office under CEDB in taking forward the work of Hong Kong on the Belt and Road Initiative (B&RI).

In particular, CBR is mainly responsible for:

(a) Formulating overall strategy and spearheading policy in taking forward Hong Kong’s participation under the B&RI, and providing strategic advice to the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development;

(b) Providing dedicated overview of the Government’s strategies and initiatives under the B&RI, and co-ordinating at a key position within the Government on Belt and Road work;

(c) Acting as the Government’s focal point of contact with the Mainland/overseas authorities and relevant business/professional sectors of Hong Kong in pursuit of the B&RI;

(d) Promoting Government-to-Government and Government-to-Business
connections and establishing strategic platforms with relevant stakeholders to capitalise on the opportunities brought by the B&RI;

(e) Leading the Belt and Road Office to draw up policy proposals and measures in support of Hong Kong’s participation in the B&RI; and

(f) Promoting and enhancing connections with the community and representing Hong Kong in the Mainland and the international arena on matters relating to the B&RI.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should possess:

(a) At least extensive administrative and managerial experience in senior positions, preferably with large public or private organisations;

(b) A Bachelor or post-graduate degree from a Hong Kong university or equivalent;

(c) An international perspective, strong business sense, solid commercial experience, high capability to interact with interlocutors in the business and professional fields as well as counterparts in the Government. Experience of dealing with international organisations/institutes or large Mainland enterprises would be an advantage;

(d) Strong leadership and management capabilities as well as good interpersonal and communication skills to mobilise various sectors of the community in pursuit of the B&RI while maintaining a dedicated overview of Hong Kong’s participation in the B&RI; and

(e) Strong command of written and spoken English, written Chinese and spoken Cantonese. Proficiency in Putonghua would be an advantage.

Persons who are not permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) may also apply but will be appointed only when no suitable and qualified candidates who are permanent residents of the HKSAR are available.

Terms of Appointment

The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service agreement terms for three years. Renewal of agreement will be subject to the discretion of the Government.


CBR will receive a basic salary of HK$260,600 per month. In addition, he/she will be entitled to housing benefits, vacation leave with leave passage allowance, and other benefits commensurate with a position of comparable seniority subject to meeting the eligibility criteria as stipulated in the regulations relating to the provision of such benefits.

The appointee will be subject to the provisions of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance (Cap. 485) and will be required to make an employee’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme. Upon satisfactory completion of the three-year agreement, the appointee will be eligible for an end-of-agreement gratuity which, when added together with the Government’s contribution to the MPF scheme, equals 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the agreement period.

The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.

How to Apply

A letter of application setting out in detail why the applicant considers himself/herself suitable for the position, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to Spencer Stuart & Associates (HK) Ltd., Suite 1701-04, 17/F, Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong or by email thru clicking on Apply on or before 17 September 2018 (according to the postmark). Applicants should clearly mark “Application for the position of Commissioner for Belt and Road” on the envelope. Applications which are incomplete or late will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about four to eight weeks from the closing date of application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. For enquiries, please call (852) 2514 7716.

General Notes

(a) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirements irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.

(b) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. The candidate appointed is not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. He/She is not a civil servant and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.

(c) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting bureau may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the selection interview.

(d) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview without being subject to any shortlisting criteria.

(e) Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with CEDB’s personal data privacy protection policy, a copy of which is available on our website

(f) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should attach copies of their official transcripts and certificates to their applications.

(g) The non-civil service vacancy information contained in this advertisement is also available on the GovHK on the internet at