Mr Kenneth Mak assumed the post of Director-General of Trade and Industry in July 2012. In that capacity, he heads the Trade and Industry Department and is responsible for fostering Hong Kong’s international trade relations, implementing trade policies and agreements, as well as supporting Hong Kong’s industries and small and medium enterprises.
Since joining the Hong Kong Civil Service in 1986, Mr Mak has served in various bureau and departments. He was Deputy Secretary for Trade and Industry from 2000 to 2003, Deputy Director of Housing from 2003 to 2007, and Private Secretary to the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from 2007 to 2010. He was Permanent Secretary, Chief Executive's Office from 2010 to 2012.
Mr Mak was born and educated in Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He subsequently obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.