Non-Executive Chairman, MTR Corporation
MTR boss Rex Auyeung brings an illustrious business pedigree to the role
Rex Auyeung has been the non-executive chairman of the transport and property giant the MTR Corporation since 2019. He was appointed with a remit to overhaul the organisation’s culture after a period when it experienced challenges on several fronts. The company, majority owned by the Hong Kong government but also publicly traded, operates Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway and other urban transit systems in locations including Beijing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, London, Stockholm, Sydney and Melbourne, and is also a major Hong Kong property developer and landlord.
Auyeung brings four decades of business experience to the job: until 2017, he was Asia chairman of investment management and insurance giant the Principal Financial Group, and is also well known as the former council chairman of Lingnan University. He is also the vice chairman and a non-executive director of C-MER Eye Care, and a non-executive director of China Construction Bank. He is an observer of the Independent Police Complaints Council Observers Scheme, a director of the Securities and Futures Commission’s Investor and Financial Education Council, and a board member of NGO Food Angel; he was formerly a non-executive director of HSBC Provident Fund Trustee, Standard Life, and Sompo Insurance China. He is also a JP.
Did You Know?
The MTR is Hong Kong’s most popular transportation system, with more than five million passenger trips every weekday.