This year marks the 55th anniversary of the EY Greater China region. To celebrate the event, the gala dinner themed “Embracing our heritage and shaping the future” was held in Hong Kong on 5 May.
It’s our privilege to invite The Honorable John KC Lee, GBM, SBS, PDSM, PMSM, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), People’s Republic of China, to participate in the celebration dinner as the guest of honour, together with Wang Songmiao, Secretary General of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, 300 senior officials, eminent industry leaders and EY Greater China region Partners, to celebrate this significant milestone.
John KC Lee, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, says: “The theme of EY Greater China’s anniversary celebration ‘Embracing our heritage and shaping the future’, a very fitting description of not only the firm’s achievements throughout the years, but also the robust development of the business communities in Hong Kong and our motherland.
“With the country’s strong support in the National 14th Five-Year Plan, the HKSAR Government is forging ahead in consolidating our prevailing advantages as an international financial and commercial center while expediting the development of such thriving industries as innovation, fintech, and green finance that includes building on our strengths as the world’s largest offshore Renminbi center and our status as a prominent international assets and risk management center.
“Hong Kong’s professional services sector plays an important role in supporting the growth of our city. I am glad to note that EY has been proactive in supporting clients in digital strategies and innovation.
“A history of 55 years is as much a heritage as it is a door to remarkable opportunities. In closing, may I congratulate EY Greater China again on your resounding achievements and I wish you many prosperous years ahead.”
Jack Chan, EY China Chairman and Greater China Regional Managing Partner, says: “For 55 years, we have made unswerving efforts to contribute to the economic development of the Greater China region. By supporting regional advancement, upgrading industries, supporting national strategies such as the Greater Bay Area, the Belt and Road Initiative, transformation of SOEs, pioneering financial innovation and transitioning to a low carbon economy, we will continue to leverage our appropriate strengths to facilitate sustainable growth in the years ahead.
“We have maintained an unwavering ambition to the creation of long-term value and continuous innovation. This has helped EY teams provide the exceptional services for which they are known, promote entrepreneurship, positively impact the communities in which we operate, build trust in capital markets, and help enable EY clients to generate lasting value.”
The dinner was supported by Government officials and business executives from Hong Kong and mainland China. Sir CK Chow, GBM, GBS, JP, an independent non-executive representative of EY Global Governance Council says: “Accounting professionals can offer expertise which contribute to a better business world. They use a standardized language and principles to provide a comprehensive overview of an asset’s financial health and performance. The standardized presentations also enable sensible comparisons across different industries and geographies.
“In our specific case, they help with better navigation in connecting China and the world, bringing in overseas investors and facilitating outbound investments.”
Professional services and integrity
For over half a century, EY Greater China has established an enviable position as a trusted professional services provider and advisor to businesses in the region, promoting entrepreneurship and delivering seamless, innovative and exceptional multidisciplinary services. The Greater China teams have been accelerating the market advancement and development through business expansion and industry penetration. Through the relentless attention to top-notch talent development, ongoing commitment to innovation, social responsibility and long-term value creation, as well as continuous contributions to foster high quality and sustainable growth, EY teams are building a better working world for, and with, EY clients, people and society.
EY teams, with an advantageous international network and professional expertise, will continue to contribute to Hong Kong as an international financial center and a future international innovation and technology center, further integrating into the development of the country.
Jack Chan says, “This evening is a testament to our commitment to building lasting relationships and providing our clients with the highest quality professional services. It is through these relationships that we have been able to achieve success in the Greater China region over the past 55 years. We are grateful for your support and confidence in us, and we hope we continue to work closely together for a better future.”
Charitable donation of HKD550,000 to BGCA
Nurturing talent and taking up social responsibility remain an essential part of the EY purpose. EY Greater China teams are dedicated to support the community and have cultivated professionals with diverse talents, who are serving as the backbone of various industries.
EY , through Ernst & Young China Foundation Limited, donated HK$550,000 to the “Treasure Trove” of The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) to support children and youth of deprived groups in Hong Kong, helping to provide them with opportunities for balanced development and create a happy, healthy and fruitful life.
Jack Chan says: “We understand our vital role in nurturing the next generation of professionals. This has always been a long-term commitment for EY Greater China. As an expression of this commitment and a small way for us to give back to the community, I am incredibly pleased to announce a donation to BGCA as we commemorate our 55th anniversary.
“By investing in our people, we are not only building a stronger EY but also helping our clients drive their business success and support economic growth in Hong Kong and beyond.”
EY and BGCA co-organized the “Our Hong Kong．Our Future” art charity program and invited children and teenagers to create 300 artworks to portray the future of Hong Kong from their perspective, imagining the future of Hong Kong with unlimited creativity.
Innovative technology has been integrated with the children’s creativity, and 300 unique NFT charitable arts were presented to the guests at the dinner as a token of appreciation, sending the message of love and talent cultivation in an innovative way, and building a better future together.
Jack Chan says, “I hope this initiative demonstrates our commitment to innovation and environmental protection as we seek new and sustainable ways to engage with our clients and the wider community. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the guests who attended the event, together with EY, and have accomplished this good deed tonight and given us a truly momentous and meaningful 55th anniversary.”