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Gilford Law


HK Economic and Trade Office in London

Mr Gilford Law assumed the post of Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London on 25 August 2021. He is responsible for promoting Hong Kong's bilateral relations with the United Kingdom and eight other countries, namely Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Russia and Sweden.

Gilford joined the Administrative Service in 1997. He has since served in various bureaux and departments, including the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo), the Home Affairs Bureau, the Chief Secretary for Administration's Private Office and the Kwun Tong District Office. In his previous capacity as the Principal Assistant Secretary in the Food and Health Bureau, he oversaw the policies related to municipal services including public markets, environmental hygiene, pest control and burial, as well as established the home quarantine regime in Hong Kong in a bid to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gilford holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University.

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