HONG KONG, June 19, 2019 – Ngong Ping 360 is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Andy Lau as Managing Director, effective 1 July 2019.
In 2005, before Ngong Ping 360 opened, Andy had already joined the Company. In the past dozen years he has been overseeing the cable car business, retail and leasing at Ngong Ping Village. During his tenure, Andy has expanded the Company’s overseas and mainland markets and seized burgeoning e-commerce opportunities, helping the Company to maintain ideal guest numbers. Andy has been promoted several times over the years, and last December he was promoted from Head of Commerce to Acting Managing Director.
Ms Jeny Yeung, Chairlady of Ngong Ping 360, said, “We are pleased to appoint Mr Andy Lau, who has been part of our team since the very beginning, as Managing Director of Ngong Ping 360. In the past dozen years, Andy has been engaged in business planning, expansion and operations. He is not only familiar with our undertakings and our culture, but also on good terms with our peers. The past six months have borne witness to his outstanding leadership. Andy will surely enable our team to seize opportunities and build Ngong Ping 360 into a world-class scenic spot, providing our guests with one of the world’s 10 most amazing cable car rides”.
Mr Lau said, “I am very honoured to have earned the Board’s trust. In the capacity of Managing Director, I will work closer with our team and constantly add new elements to Ngong Ping 360. I hope the Company will remain in the good graces of local and international guests and cement its status as a must-visit attraction in Hong Kong.”
Andy obtained a double degree in Public Administration and Law from De Montfort University and the University of London. He has 24 years of management experience in sales, marketing and tourism. Prior to joining Ngong Ping 360 in July 2005, he worked in sales and marketing at Sun Hung Kai Properties and Swire Properties Ltd.
About Ngong Ping 360
As an important tourist attraction located on Lantau Island in Hong Kong, Ngong Ping 360 offers an exciting opportunity for guests to experience a unique natural and cultural experience. The Ngong Ping Cable Car stretches 5.7 km from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping. Guests can visit the Chinese architecturally designed Ngong Ping Village, where they can enjoy a wide range of dining, shopping and entertainment options and culturally themed attractions, including VR 360, Motion 360 and Walking with Buddha.
The Ngong Ping Cable Car is a rare example of a bi-cable gondola circulating lift system, and is the longest aerial cable car system of its kind in Asia. It offers a visually spectacular 25- minute journey with panoramic views of the flora and fauna of North Lantau Country Park, Tung Chung Bay and the Hong Kong International Airport.
The Ngong Ping cable car experience and the itinerary of the Tai O culture tour, along with the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery, ranked second in the “Top 10 Experiences in Asia” category of the Travellers’ Choice Awards for Experiences announced by the world- renowned travel website TripAdvisor in 2018. Ngong Ping 360 also ranked among TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Experiences in the World” and received its “Certificate of Excellence 2018”. In 2017, Ngong Ping 360 was recognised as one of “The world’s 10 best cable cars” by USA Today. It was also selected as amongst “10 of the world’s best cable car rides” by CNN.com in the USA in 2015. In 2014, the Company received the CILT Award 2013 – Enterprise Award presented by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK). It was also selected as one of the “Cable cars: 10 amazing rides around the world” by The Daily Telegraph in the UK.