Dr Darwin Chen, SBS

Dr Darwin Chen, SBS

Dr Darwin Chen, SBS
Honorary Chairman, Habitat for Humanity China

Darwin Chen was responsible for the establishment of several professional arts companies and museums while serving as Director of Cultural Services of the Hong Kong Government in the 70′s and 80’s. He subsequently served as Commissioner for Television and Entertainment Licensing, Deputy Secretary for Constitutional.

Affairs, Commissioner of Labour and Director of Buildings and Lands. He was former Chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and currently serves as Vice President of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association.

Dr. Chen serves on the board of many charitable organizations in Hong Kong and Mainland China as well as international non-profit bodies, including Plan International (Hong Kong), Amity Foundation, Bright China Foundation, Hong Kong Christian Service, and St. Christopher’s Home.  He is also Senior Advisor to the School of Professional and Continuing Education and council member of the Centennial College of the University of Hong Kong.

Awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences (honoris causa) by the University of Hong Kong, Chen is also an Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government in recognition of his community service. He also received the award of All China Outstanding Philanthropic Worker from the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the Chinese Government.