Mr. Daniel R. Fung

03_Mr. Daniel R. FungDaniel Fung has acquired over forty years’ legal practice at the bar with experience in both public and private sectors and in academia, was called to the English Bar in 1975 and the Hong Kong Bar in 1977, participated in the process of Hong Kong’s constitutional transition from British Crown Colony to a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China as a member of the Basic Law Consultative Committee from 1985 to 1990, was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990, was the first person of  Chinese extraction to serve as Solicitor General of Hong Kong (1994-98) doing so under the last British Governor Chris Patten and the first Chief Executive CH Tung, following which he took up successive appointments as Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School (1998-99), Senior Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School (1999), Distinguished Fulbright Scholar (2000), Chairman of the Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority (2002-8) and Visiting Professor of Law at respectively Sun Yat Sen University (2004-7), Peking University (2007-9) and Adjunct Professor of City University of Hong Kong (2005-2017).

A National Delegate since 2003 to the CPPCC, Mr Fung is concurrently Chairman of the Peace & Development Foundation being an official partner of the United Nations Development Program, Founding Chair of the Cambridge Global Conversations, President of the International Law Association (Hong Kong Chapter), Chairman of International Bridges to Justice, Vice-President of the Academy of Experts, Vice Chairman of the American Renewable Energy Institute, Senior Fellow and former Vice Chairman of the Salzburg Global Seminar and also serves as board members of East West Center and the China Law Society.  Mr Fung also serves as Chairman of Social Sciences Advisory Board of Lingnan University, Honorary Lecturer at Hong Kong University Department of Professional Legal Education, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK and an accredited expert to the World Economic Forum.

Mr. Fung has been honored by the United Nations for his contribution to China’s attainment of the UN Millennium Development Goals and by the Hong Kong Government for his contribution to Hong Kong’s constitutional development.