HERALD WEEKLY ISSUE 593: 7 December2011

Honorary Advisers appointed
Hon Teina Bishop Minister of Tourism, Marine Resources and Education is pleased to announce the appointment of 2 Honorary Advisers to Asia and China following his recent trip to China. “I am delighted to acquire the services of these high profile men who had no hesitation in accepting their appointments when approached,” said Minister Bishop.
Samuel Chou, a Hong Kong based businessman who commutes daily to China humbly accepted his appointment and stated he was honored and privileged to be given this status. Samuel is President of the Luen Thai Fisheries Co, one of the largest in the world. His extensive business interests also include; apparel, clothing, bags, real estate, airlines, shipping, electronics, consumables, fuel and logistics. He is a highly respected businessman throughout Asia and in particular China and his advisory services and expertise to the Minister on Marine Resources and Pearl Authority matters will be extremely valuable.
Mr Steven Wong is NZ based and a very successful business entrepreneur in his own right. Through his own business interests and networks, he has established an extensive link with many high profile companies throughout NZ and Asia. He holds many positions on business, trade and economic boards and Associations throughout Asia and NZ and is a serving Justice of the Peace in Auckland NZ. He is the owner and Managing Director of Fresherfoods chain based in Auckland. He will provide advice to the Minister on Tourism and Education issues involving Asia.
“It is important to establish this link with China through accredited people such as these 2 gentlemen because of their credibility, knowledge, experience and internal links with Asia and China. Their advice and contributions will be of immense value as they have already shown in their particular portfolio areas. They will become my eyes and ears when dealing with matters beyond our scope that relates to Asia and China,” said Minister Bishop. Their appointments are for a period of 3 years.

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