Victor Chu is chairman of First Eastern Investment Group, a leading Hong Kong-based international investment firm and pioneer of private equity investments in China. He is co-chair of the World Economic Forum's International Business Council, and he was a foundation board member of the forum from 2003 to 2015. He is also chairman of the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council. Chu earlier served as director and council member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, member of the Hong Kong Takeovers and Mergers Panel, advisory committee member of the Securities and Futures Commission and part-time member of the Hong Kong government's Central Policy Unit. Chu was awarded the 2011 Global Economy Prize by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. He holds a law degree from University College London, where he is now an honorary fellow.