So named TDC chairman

Exec also chair at Hong Kong FDC

HONG KONG — Jack So Chak-kwong, chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council, has been appointed chairman of the territory’s Trade Development Council.

TDC is the government-backed promotion org which organizes numerous trade shows and conventions in Hong Kong including FilMart and Entertainment Expo.

Earlier this year So was appointed chairman of the FDC, the body set up to administer the $38 million of new coin injected by the government into the HK movie sector (Variety, April 15, 2007).

According to sources at the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau So’s appointment at the TDC will not affect his FDC role.

So was recently MD and deputy chairman at telecoms to Internet TV group PCCW and was previously executive director of the TDC between 1982 and 1995.

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