Dr Denis Yip was appointed by the Hong Kong SAR government as the Commissioner for Belt and Road and assumed office on 24 June 2019. He aspires to lead the Belt and Road Office under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau to promote connections with the relevant sectors in taking forward Hong Kong’s full participation in the Belt and Road Initiative.
Dr Yip had worked in Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, San Francisco, Shanghai and Tokyo, and served at senior positions in a number of large enterprises. Dr Yip holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from University of California, Berkeley. He also holds an MBA degree from Golden Gate University and completed Doctor of Business Administration degree in University of Management and Technology. From 2017 to early 2019, he served as President and Director of the Digital China Holdings Company and the Fujian Start Group respectively to steer the development of the enterprises.
Dr Yip had been the Senior Vice President and the President of Greater China of EMC Corporation since July 2006, and the Senior Vice President and President of Greater China of Dell Technologies Inc. since 2016. From 1991 to 2006, Dr Yip held a variety of senior management positions, including the Vice President of the Asia Pacific Storage Division in the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).