Screen ID:SC-JVE-S-003 (2023)

Job Number:46723 Department:Commerce and Economic Development Bureau Job Title:Director-General of Investment PromotionSalary:Directorate Pay Scale Point 6 (from HK$271,800 to HK$279,850) per month Entry Requirements:Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at the time of appointment and should possess by the application deadline –

(a) a minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience in marketing, business development, or investment and trade promotion including at least five years in a senior management capacity;
(b) a Bachelor or post-graduate degree from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent;
(c) strong leadership and management capabilities, good communication and public speaking skills;
(d) an international perspective with a good understanding of the Mainland and Hong Kong business environment, Hong Kong’s unique role and contributions to the national policies, strong business sense and solid commercial knowledge, and proven track record of working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders;
(e)a good command of both written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) and English; and
(f) a pass result in the Basic Law and National Security Law Test (BLNST) (see note below).

Note:All applicants for civil service jobs will be assessed on their knowledge of the Basic Law and the National Security Law. A pass result in the BLNST is an entry requirement for all civil service jobs. Only those candidates who have passed the BLNST will be considered for appointment. For candidates who have not taken the relevant BLNST or have not attained a pass result in the relevant BLNST at the time of application, they may still apply for the post and arrangements will be made for them to take the BLNST during the recruitment process. Duties:Director-General of Investment Promotion (DGIP) is required to lead and manage Invest Hong Kong in achieving its mission. His/Her main duties include –

(a)advising the Government on the development of policies and strategies on inward investment promotion;
(b)developing and keeping under review the action programme for attracting inward direct investment and defining performance targets for the programme;
(c)leading the department to implement the agreed strategy and action programme, including co-ordinating the efforts of relevant government bodies and ensuring close liaison with non-government bodies involved in inward investment promotion;
(d)identifying and advising on measures to strengthen Hong Kong’s competitiveness and attractiveness as a prime investment location;
(e)representing the Government of the HKSAR in inward investment promotion in and outside Hong Kong;
(f)calling regularly on target companies and organising and participating in local and non-local inward investment promotion activities; and
(g)overall management of the department.

Terms of Appointment:The successful candidate will be appointed on civil service agreement terms for three years, which is renewable at the Government’s discretion. Fringe BenefitsThe appointee will be entitled to housing benefits (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria), vacation leave with leave passage allowance commensurate with a position of such seniority, and medical and dental benefits.

The appointee will be subject to the provisions of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance (Cap. 485) and will be required to make an employee’s contribution to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme. Upon satisfactory completion of the three-year agreement, he/she will be eligible for an end-of-agreement gratuity which, when added together with the Government’s contribution to the MPF scheme, equals 15% of his/her total basic salary of the DGIP post drawn during the agreement period.

General Notes:(a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.
(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.
(c) Civil service vacancies are posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates selected for these vacancies will be appointed on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service and will become civil servants on appointment.
(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(e) The information on the maximum pay point is for reference only and may be subject to changes.
(f) Fringe benefits include paid leave, medical and dental benefits, and where appropriate, assistance in housing.
(g) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend recruitment examination and/or interview.
(h) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview/written examination without being subject to further shortlisting. Applicants who have declared disabilities found suitable for appointment may be given an appropriate degree of preference over other applicants whose suitability for appointment is considered comparable to that of the former. The Government policy and other related measures on employment of persons with disabilities are set out in the booklet “Employ People Based on Their Abilities – Application for Government Jobs by Persons with Disabilities” which is available for reference on the Civil Service Bureau's website at under “Administration of the Civil Service – Appointments”.
(i) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by mail to the below contact address.
(j) Towards the application deadline, our on-line system would likely be overloaded due to large volume of applications. To ensure timely completion of your on-line application, it is advisable to submit the application as early as possible. How to apply:Applications should be made in the prescribed application form (G.F. 340) which can be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website ( or obtained from Home Affairs Enquiry Centres of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or Job Centres of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. A duly completed application form should be submitted with (a) a job application letter setting out in detail why the applicant considers himself/herself suitable for the post, and (b) a full curriculum vitae setting out details of academic qualifications and relevant work experience to support that the entry requirements have been met. Submission of copies of the relevant qualification documents are not required at this stage of application.

Applicants may send the application documents –

(a)by post, by courier or by hand to Egon Zehnder International Limited, Suite 4106-4108, 41/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong by the application deadline. Please mark clearly “Application for DGIP post” on the envelope. Applicants should ensure that the correct address is clearly printed or written on the envelope and sufficient postage is affixed before posting so as to avoid unsuccessful delivery of application. Any underpaid mail items will be returned or disposed of by the Hongkong Post where appropriate. The postmark date will be regarded as the submission date of the application by post; or
(b)by email to the designated email account ( by the application deadline. Please mark “Application for DGIP post” as the subject of the email.

Applications submitted by fax, or which are not made in the prescribed form (G.F. 340), incomplete (including without the required documents) or late will not be considered. Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about six to eight weeks from the closing date of application. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. As invitations or requests for supplementary information will be sent to candidates by email, candidates should provide an accurate email address in the prescribed form and are responsible for checking their emails.

Contact Address:Personnel Registry, Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, 23/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong Enquiry Telephone:(852) 2918 7630 Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy):04/05/2023 18:00:00 Newspaper(s) Advertised and Date(s):Ming Pao (7/4, 12/4 & 14/4)
South China Morning Post (8/4 & 15/4) Web Site of Department:
Application via Internet: Application through Email
Advertising Date06/04/2023


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