Mr. Leslie TANG, JP Commissioner for Census and Statistics of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China 

Mr. Tang began his career as a Statistician in the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong Government in 1981.  He was appointed to the position of Commissioner for Census and Statistics in May 2014.  Mr. Tang has extensive knowledge and experience in official statistics, specialising in a wide spectrum of subjects, including national accounts, balance of payments, external trade, price statistics, statistical standards and statistical co-ordination

In different stages of his career, Mr. Tang participated actively in international and regional meetings on official statistics, contributing to various major statistical initiatives and developments globally and regionally.  Mr. Tang also played a pivotal role in strategic design and development of statistical systems locally, with major focus on enhancing service provision to meet data user requirements and expectations 

Mr. Tang has made relentless efforts in promoting statistical literacy in Hong Kong over the past many years.  He was the President of the Hong Kong Statistical Society during 2007-2012.  During his term, Mr. Tang actively promoted statistical literacy through organising a wide range of activities including exhibitions, public seminars and statistical competitions.  Besides, Mr. Tang was a key member of the Local Organising Committee of the 59th World Statistics Congress of the International Statistical Institute which was held in Hong Kong in August 2013. He provided strategic leadership and direction in the overall planning and organisation of this global event.