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Head, Investment Promotion, Investment Promotion Unit of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco

(An office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government)

(Salary: USD13,311 to USD15,530 per month)

Entry Requirements

(a) A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Administration, Economics or similar subject. A higher degree would be an advantage;
(b) Minimum ten years of international sales and/or business development experience, preferably in foreign direct investment promotion or economic development, at a managerial position;
(c) Excellent presentation and communication skills in English;
(d) Broad knowledge of the business environment of the western US and Hong Kong. Relevant working experience in the western US region is important. Experience of living and/or doing business in Hong Kong would be an asset; and
(e) Eligible to take up employment in the US.

* The selected candidate with more than ten years of relevant experience may be appointed at a higher salary.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in San Francisco, the Head, Investment Promotion will be responsible for attracting companies to set up or expand in Hong Kong by engaging in investment promotion activities, visits to companies and providing practical assistance to potential investors in the western US region, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. Travel within the region is required.

Term of Appointment

Two and a half years’ contract term, starting in May 2017.


(a) Medical and dental insurance coverage (insurance premium to be shared by employer and employee on a 85:15 basis);
(b) vacation leave; and
(c) 10% end-of-contract gratuity, to be paid upon satisfactory completion of the employment contract.


Please complete an application form which can be downloaded from and send application form by mail to the Office Manager at 130 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, U.S.A.

Applications should reach the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco by postal mail on or before 30 November, 2016.

Candidates who are shortlisted for a selection interview will receive an invitation in due course. All applicants, including those who are not residing in San Francisco, should make their own arrangements to attend the selection interview, if invited, at their own expense. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of application. If a candidate is shortlisted for a selection interview, original copies of certificates and transcripts of education, record of previous employment and written reference letters must be provided.


Any enquiries concerning the post should be sent to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco by post or by e-mail to

General Notes

(a) This is not a post on the civil service establishment. The candidate appointed is not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. He/she will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.
(b) The terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.
(c) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. Applicants with a disability are considered on equal terms with other applicants. If an applicant with disability is found suitable for employment, she/he will be given an appropriate degree of preference for appointment over other applicants.

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