Vice-president of Fok Ying Tung Group; Vice-chairman of the HKFA, Fok Ying Tung Group; Hong Kong Football Association
Fok Ying Tung Group's vice president continues his family's tradition of public service through sport
When Eric Fok was elected as a director on the board of the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) in 2015, he was only 32 years old, making him then the youngest member of the board. In 2019 he began a second term as director, and was additionally elected to serve as a vice-chairman of the board alongside Matthew Wong. In the same year, Fok was also named a member of the Asian Football Confederation executive committee.
Service in the HKFA is almost family tradition: Eric’s grandfather, legendary businessman and political figure Henry Fok, was president of the HKFA from 1970 to 1997, and was succeeded in the position by Eric’s father, Timothy Fok, who still holds the post today.
Eric Fok is the vice-president of the family-run Fok Ying Tung Group. He is also a standing committee member of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; the chairman of the Hong Kong Guangdong Youth Association; and vice-chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Community Organizations, of the Hong Kong United Youth Association, and of the Guangzhou Youth Federation.
Eric is the second son of Timothy Fok and Loletta Chu-Lo. He has an older brother, Kenneth, who is vice-president of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong; and a younger brother, Jeremy.
Did You Know?
As a child, Eric Fok attended the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, where Lee Lai-shan won gold in windsurfing, Hong Kong’s first Olympic medal.