Tung Chee-hwa, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shanghai. Tung was born in 1937 and graduated from the University of Liverpool.
Tung spent most of his career as a successful businessman in Hong Kong. He began as an employee of General Electric and rose to become chairman of Orient Overseas Container Lines. During his career, he was involved in Hong Kong's trade promotion organizations. In 1992, he became a member of the Hong Kong Executive Council. Tung was actively involved in the Hong Kong transition and was named chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government in 1996.
Tung is a Vice Chairman of the 11th CPPCC National Committee.