Mr. Chong Chan Yau is the President of the Hong Kong Blind Union, Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Joint Council for People with Disabilities, Consultant of the Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong and Chairman of Carbon Care Asia. He is currently promoting social enterprises and civil society.
Mr. Chong has served as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government, Executive Director of Oxfam Hong Kong, and Director of the HKU Student Development of the Centre for Development and Resources for Students.
Mr. Chong received one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Awards in 1991, an MBE in 1995, the Poverty Alleviation Award from the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation in 2004, one of the Leader of the Year Awards 2011 (Community/Public Affairs Category) from the Sing Tao News Corporation and the University of Hong Kong Honorary University Fellowships in 2012.
Mr. Chong graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English Studies and Psychology. He later obtained a Master Degree in Information System from the London School of Economics and Political Science.