Ms Maisie Ho
Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
As Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, Ms Maisie Ho represents the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in fostering economic ties between Hong Kong and 31 states in the eastern part of the United States.
Ms Ho joined the HKSAR Government in 2007. She started as the Assistant District Officer of Tai Po district, one of Hong Kong’s 18 administrative districts, where she gained firsthand experience in district administration and public services. She subsequently joined the Labour and Welfare Bureau, specializing in policies on women’s rights. In this capacity, she represented the HKSAR at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women from 2009 to 2010.
In 2011, Ms Ho joined the Security Bureau to oversee matters relating to immigration control as well as birth, death and marriages registrations. She was then appointed as the Assistant Private Secretary to the Chief Executive of the HKSAR from 2015 to 2019, during which she had managed the external liaison affairs for the Chief Executive.
In February 2019, Ms Ho joined the Health Bureau (formerly known as the Food and Health Bureau) overseeing policy development in the crucial area of primary healthcare. During her tenure, she introduced the Primary Healthcare Blueprint, an important strategic document that set the future direction for Hong Kong’s primary healthcare development. She had also spearheaded the public consultation on tobacco control strategies of the next phase with a view to further bring down the smoking prevalence of Hong Kong.
Ms Ho received her Bachelor of Social Science degree in Government and Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005. To further her career advancement, she underwent a special training on the Global City in World Affairs Program at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2011.