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Daniel R. Fung

Chairman, UNDP Peace & Development Foundation; former Vice Chair, Salzburg Global Seminar

Daniel R. Fung is the chairman and founding board member of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Peace and Development Foundation and senior counsel of the Hong Kong Bar, specializing in constitutional and human rights law and in commercial litigation. He has also served as chairman of the Broadcasting Authority. He is a director of the Hong Kong Securities & Future Commission, a member of the World Bank International Advisory Council on Law & Justice, and special advisor to the UNDP on corporate governance in China and on rule of law in Cambodia and Laos. In 1994, Dr. Fung became the first person of Chinese descent to serve as solicitor general of Hong Kong, a position he occupied for three years under British rule and for a further year as the first solicitor general of Hong Kong after reversion to China. He was responsible for the Government's legal policy and carried sub-portfolios including advising on the Basic Law and Hong Kong's constitutional development on reversion to Chinese sovereignty, overseeing law reform in Hong Kong as well as monitoring legal development in China. In 1998 and 1999, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and senior visiting fellow at Yale Law School. He was Distinguished Fulbright Scholar for Hong Kong for the Year 2000. He received both L.L.B. and L.L.M. degrees from University College London. Mr. Fung was vice chair of Salzburg Global's Board of Directors.