The Council

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Chairman

Mr. Charles Lee Yeh-kwong

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Vice Chairman

Professor Chack-Fan LEE

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Vice Chairman

Professor Yuk-Shan Wong

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Vice Chairman

Dr. Silas Yang Siu-Shun

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Ex-officio Member

Mrs. Eva Cheng Li Kam-Fun, JP

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Council Member

Ms. Connie Wong Wai-Ching

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Council Member

Dr. Simon Hoey Lee

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Council Member

Dr. Elvin Lee Ka-Kui

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Council Member

Ms. Doris Luey

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Council Member

Mr. Ma Siu-leung

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Council Member

Mr. Adriel Chan

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Council Member

Mr. Thomas Tso Man-tai

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Council Member

Mr. Stanley Choi Tak-Shing

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Council Member

Dr. Winnie Tang Shuk-Ming

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Council Member

Mrs. Stella Lau Kun Lai-Kuen

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Council Member

Mr. Kenneth Fok Kai-Kong

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Council Member

Ms. Maria Tam Wai-Chu

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Council Member

Mr. David Pong Chun-Yee

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Chairman

Mr. Charles Lee Yeh-kwong

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Mr. Charles Yeh Kwong Lee was born in Shanghai in 1936, and was educated and brought up in Hong Kong.

After graduating from the University of London with a Master's degree in law, Mr. Lee became a qualified solicitor in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.  He is one of the founders of the solicitors' firm of Woo, Kwan, Lee & Lo, a major law firm in Hong Kong.  He is also a qualified accountant, and a chartered secretary.

From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Lee was a member of the Council of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and became its Chairman 1992 to 1994.  From 1999 to April 2006 he was Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, which is the holding company of the Hong Kong Stock and Futures Exchanges and their associated clearing companies.

His many public appointments include:-

  • Secretary to The Companies Law Revision Committee from 1968 to 1973, leading to the enactment of the Securities Ordinance and substantial amendments to theCompanies Ordinance;
  • Member of the Governor's Business Council from 1992-1997;
  • Hong Kong Affairs Adviser from 1993 to 1997; Member of the Court of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1995 to 2002;
  • Member of The Selection Committee of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China in 1996;
  • Member of the Equal Opportunities Commission of Hong Kong from 1996 to 2003;
  • Member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from 1997 to 2002 and from October 2005 to June 2012;
  • Member of the Council of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology since 1998 and again as Honorary Member since 2004.;
  • Chairman of the Council of the Open University of Hong Kong from 1998 to 2003, and 2004 to June 2009.  In November 2013, appointed as Pro-Chancellor of the University.
  • Chairman of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority from 1998 to 2007. 
  • Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited from 1999 to 2006.
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Arts Festival Society Limited from September 2003 to September 2012;
  • Chairperson of Hong Kong – Taiwan Economic and Cultural
  • Co-operation and Promotion Council from April 2010 to November 2015.
  • Chairman of Audit Profession Reform Advisory Group  of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since May 2010.
  • Election member of  the 12th  Selection Committee of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by The National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China in June 2012;
  • Governor of Board of Governors of Our Hong Kong Foundation since September 2015.

Mr. Lee was made a Non-Official Justice of the Peace (JP) in 1993, and an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1994.  In 2000, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS), and the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa (by UST);  and in 2001 he was also awarded the degree of Doctor of Business Administration (by HKPU).   In 2003 (by OUHK) and 2005 (by HKU),  he was again awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa.   In 2006 he was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM).

He participates actively in community service, assuming Chairmanship of the Campaign Committee of the The Community Chest of Hong Kong from 1995 to 1997, and Executive Committee Chairman of the Chest from 1997 to 1998.  From 2002 to June 2003 he was the First Vice President and Executive Committee Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chest,  currently he remains as:-

i) Vice Patron &

ii) Campaign Committee Co-Chairman

Mr. Lee is married with a daughter and a son, and his hobbies are boating and scuba diving.

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Vice Chairman

Professor Chack-Fan LEE

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Professor Lee graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering in 1968, and a Master degree in 1970. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 1972, in the field of geotechnical engineering.  He taught at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, before starting a long career with Ontario Hydro in Canada, where he worked on a variety of projects that included water resources management, hydropower and nuclear power.  He joined the University of Hong Kong in 1994 as a professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, and successively as chair professor of geotechnical engineering, pro-vice-chancellor (vice-president) and director of the School of Professional and Continuing Education.  He is now the President of the Chu Hai College of Higher Education.

He has published over 270 journal papers and 16 books, and has served as technical advisor to the World Bank, the United Nations Development Plan, the Asian Development Bank, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Canadian International Development Agency over the years.  He has also participated in the feasibility and design reviews of numerous water resources management, hydropower, nuclear power, bridge and other major infrastructure projects in China.  He was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Science in 2001, and an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2003.

For volunteer and community services, he has served as the President of the Fuhui Charitable Foundation since 2003.  The Foundation has donated towards the completion of some 360 schools and hospitals in the mountainous areas of Western China.  It also supports about 2000 students of universities and teacher training colleges in such areas annually, through scholarships and bursaries.  He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture; the Jao Tsung-I Academy Management Board; Director of the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole; member of the Commission on Strategic Development; etc.  He previously served as the Chairman of the Council of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust; the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee and the Veterinary Surgeons Board and was a member of the Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Culture and Heritage Commission.

He was appointed a Justice-of-the Peace in 2003 and awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star and the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2005 and 2013 respectively.  He was also a recipient of the K. Y. Lo Medal of the Engineering Institute of Canada in 2001; Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in 2005; Gold Medal of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in 2008; Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012; as well as honorary doctor of science degrees from the University of Western Ontario (2006), Plymouth University (2012), Edinburgh Napier University (2012) and the University of Macau (2014).

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Vice Chairman

Professor Yuk-Shan Wong

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Professor Yuk-Shan Wong is Chairman of Research Grants Council & Emeritus President of OUHK.  Brought up and educated in Hong Kong, Professor Wong later obtained his PhD in Plant Biochemistry on Dean’s Honor List from McGill University of Canada in 1979. He was admitted as Fellow of Royal Society of Biology in the United Kingdom in 2006 and Fellow of Hong Kong Institution of Science in 2009.

Prior to joining the Open University of Hong Kong, Professor Wong has been involved in various teaching, research and administrative work at a number of universities. Professor Wong was conferred as a Medical Research Council Fellow of Canada at the University of Toronto in 1979. Upon his return to Hong Kong in 1980, he joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and subsequently in 1985, the Chinese University of Hong Kong until 1988. In 1990, Professor Wong became one of the founding faculty members of the newly established Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he was actively involved in setting up the curriculum and designing the new laboratory facilities of the institution. At HKUST, Professor Wong had directed numerous active research programmes in environmental biotechnology and in 1997, he was promoted to Associate Vice-President for Research and Development. He was then appointed as Vice-President for Institutional Advancement and Chair Professor of Biological Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong in 1998. In 2006, Professor Wong rejoined the HKUST as the Vice-President for Administration and Business to oversee the financial, personnel and infrastructural development of the university. During this period of time, Professor Wong has played a leading role in the design and construction work of some 10 buildings both on and off-campus to facilitate the rapid development of HKUST. He was also the project leader of a large-scale Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project which encompassed three major administrative information systems, namely student administration, finance and human resources.

Professor Wong’s research interests lie mainly in the areas of environmental biotechnology, plant biochemistry and mangrove conservation/utilization. He has pioneered a long-term collaborative research program on mangrove ecosystems in Hong Kong, which was participated by some 20 leading scientists from the provinces of Guangdong and Fujian. Professor Wong also initiated the founding of the Futian-CityU Mangrove Research and Development Center in Shenzhen in 2003. 

Professor Wong has published or co-authored over 170 international journal articles, 8 books, and has supervised over 20 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. Professor Wong has been appointed honorary/guest professor in a number of universities in China, including Nanjing University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Dr Sun Yat-Sen University, Xiamen University and Fujian Normal University. He was also a member of the Committee of Plant Molecular Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and an advisor of the National Marine Open Laboratory at Xiamen University.  He was editor of three scientific journals.

In addition to scientific research, Professor Wong has been heavily involved in the policy-making of basic education and the development of local higher education system over the years. He had served as the Chairman of the Curriculum Development Council and a member of the Education Commission between 2001-07. He was a member of the University Grants Committee between 2005-11 and a member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications from 2003 to 2007. Professor Wong is also actively contributing to many other public services. He was the Chairman of Wetland Advisory Committee between1998-04, Deputy Chairman of Advisory Council on the Environment between 2001-08, and the Chairman of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong between 2010-13. Professor Wong served as the Chairman of the Consumer Council for 6 years (2013-2018).

Professor Wong is currently a Hong Kong Deputy for the National People’s Congress of China, the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service, the Chairman of Steering Committee of New Engergy Transport Fund and Member of Civil Service Training Advisory Board.  He also served as a member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee under the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress since 2008. Professor Wong is now the Chairman of Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.  He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Society of Hong Kong Scholars and the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Hong Kong Scholars Program.

He was also appointed Justice of the Peace (JP) and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) and Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS)- in 2001, 2004 and 2018 respectively. 

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Vice Chairman

Dr. Silas Yang Siu-Shun

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Dr Silas Yang Siu-shun is a Chartered Accountant with more than 37 years of experiences in the field of Audit and Accounting.  Dr Yang graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1978 and has served a number of positions for one of the “Big Four” auditing firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), including as Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC Hong Kong, the Executive Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC China and Hong Kong, one of the five members of the Global Network Leadership Team of PwC and the PwC Asia Pacific Chairman.  He retired from PwC in 2015.  Dr Yang is currently serving as an Independent Non-Executive Director for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited and Tencent Holdings Limited.

Dr Yang has also been actively involved in the community.  He is a Member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong, a Vice Patron of The Community Chest, a Member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority and a Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club.  He has previously served as a Board Member and the Audit Committee Chairman of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (previously the Hang Seng Management College), and was the Deputy Council Chairman of The Open University of Hong Kong.

Dr Yang is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.  He was awarded Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa from The Open University of Hong Kong in November 2019.

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Ex-officio Member

Mrs. Eva Cheng Li Kam-Fun, JP

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Mrs Eva Cheng Li Kam-Fun is President of Our Hong Kong Foundation. Born and educated in Hong Kong, she holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and an MBA from The University of Hong Kong, and an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from The Open University of Hong Kong.

Mrs Cheng was Executive Vice President of Amway Corporation and Regional CEO of Amway Greater China & Southeast Asia. She has also served as an independent non-executive director on the boards of various multinational corporations. She was twice named “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes magazine in 2008 and 2009 and “China’s 25 Most Influential Businesswomen” by Fortune magazine (Chinese edition). Under her stewardship, Amway China was among the “Top 100 Foreign-Invested Companies in China” for seven consecutive years; it was also named one of “The Most Influential Multinational Corporations in China” five times by China Business Network (CBN).

Mrs Cheng is an active participant in public and community service. Under her leadership, Amway China initiated a range of nationwide community activities focused on children’s welfare and environmental sustainability, earning multiple accolades including a three-time recipient of the China Charity Award — the highest honor bestowed by the Chinese Government — and a four-time honoree on the list of “The Most Responsible Enterprise.” Mrs Cheng is Founding Chair of Amway Charity Foundation, established as the first non-public foundation by a multinational corporation and under the direct supervision of the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs in China.

Her previous roles in community service include: Executive Committee Member of the All-China Women’s Federation (2008-2018); Board Member of the China Children & Teenagers’ Fund (2014-2019); Member of the Guangdong Provincial Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (2003-2018); Council Member of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (2014-2019) ; Council Member of the Open University of Hong Kong (2003-2010); President of Hong Kong Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association (2002-2006); Member of Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee (2005-2011); Member of the Hopkins-Nanjing Council of Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies (2001-2008); Board Member of the Hong Kong Arts Centre (1996-2001); President of the Direct Selling Association of Hong Kong (1990-1993, 1996); President of Zonta Club of Kowloon (1983-1984).  

Mrs Cheng is currently an independent non-executive director of the Swiss Exchange-listed Nestle S.A. and a non-executive director of the Shanghai-listed Haier Smart Home Company Limited. In addition, her present community service roles include Deputy Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Coalition, Council Member of the Chinese Association of Hong Kong & Macao Studies, Honorary President of the All-China Women’s Federation, Honorary President of the Hong Kong Federation of Women, Permanent Honorary Committee Member of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Court Member of the Open University of Hong Kong, and Member of the Xiqu Centre Advisory Panel of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

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Council Member

Ms. Connie Wong Wai-Ching

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Ms Wong Wai Ching Connie graduated from The University of Manchester, UK, with a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Management in 1985 and received a Master’s degree from the same university in 1986.  Since 1993, Ms Wong has joined her family business, its scope covering Investment, retailing, hotels and comprehensive projects.  Ms Wong is now the Managing Director of Wong Sun Hing Limited.

Ms Wong has, over the years, devoted untiring efforts in public and community services. She is currently serving as Committee member of The National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Deputy Director of The National Committee of the Chinese People’ Political Consultative Conference – Proposals, Standing Committee of The All China Women’s Federation, Committee of Trade and Industry Advisory Board, Committee of Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Advisory Committee (BEDAC), President of Kowloon Federation of Associations, Vice Chairperson of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Deputy Secretary General of Hong Kong Coalition, Chairperson of Presidium of Friend of Hong Kong Association Development Foundation, Honorary Chairperson of Hong Kong Poverty Alleviation Association Ltd, Standing Chairperson of Hong Kong Volunteers, Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, Deputy Chairman of Hong Kong Volunteers Federation, among others.

In recognition of Ms Wong’s distinguished public and community services, Ms Wong has just been awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2021, she was appointed Justice of the Peace in 2009, and awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2013 by the HKSAR Government.

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Council Member

Dr. Simon Hoey Lee

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清華大學憲法學博士, 專攻基本法研究。曾出版《基本法起草過程概覽》、《基本法案例彙編》一,二冊、《以法達治》、《行政長官產生辦法考》、《一國兩制下的香港法治和管治研究》、《數字香港·回歸20年》、《國安法,廿三條,安全與自由?》、《從世界工廠到世界工程師——新時代下中國的一帶一路倡議》等專著。

李博士曾到貴州省工作,擔任息烽縣政府縣長助理,分管教育局、司法局、法制辦、政研室、衛生局等部門的工作。華潤集團戰略管理部總監、戰略研究中心港澳及海外研究室主任,專責海外投資。曾任團結香港基金副總幹事,從事研究工作。李博士現為華潤集團粵港澳大灣區辦公室主任兼秘書長、華潤資本董事總經理、基本法研究院首席專家。

李博士並擔任特區政府基本法推廣督導委員會教師及學生工作組召集人、特區政府教育局價值教育常務委員會主席、課程發展議會成員、通識課程委員會委員、國務院參事室「香港參與一帶一路」課題組金融及法律組召集人、曾任哈佛大學法學院PIFS顧問和香港大學法學院訪問學者等公共服務。

李博士因基本法研究和教育工作成就突出,於2016年獲特區政府頒授榮譽勳章(M.H.)、於2017年獲選為香港十大傑出青年、於2019年獲特區政府頒授太平紳士(J.P.)。

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Dr. Elvin Lee Ka-Kui

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Dr. Elvin Ka Kui LEE , BBS, JP

Dr. Elvin Lee Ka Kui, JP, is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Publishing Federation. As the Vice President of the Sino United Publishing (Holdings) Limited, Dr. Lee oversees the company’s publishing business. He is also the Managing Director of the Commercial Press (Hong Kong) Company Limited and the chairman of various publishers under the Sino United Publishing (Holdings) Limited.

Prior to his current post as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Publishing Federation, Dr. Lee was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Publishing Professionals Society and the Hong Kong Reprographic Rights Licensing Society and has been advocating of the professionalization and expansion of the publishing industry. As the Chairman of ‘Soaring Creativity’ between 2011 and 2015, he helped set up the ‘Hong Kong Pavilion’ in overseas book fairs, including the Frankfurt Book Fair, Beijing International Book Fair, London Book Fair, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Taipei International Book Exhibition and South China Book Festival, to encourage foreign cooperation and exchanges in the publishing industry and showcase the creative achievements of Hong Kong’s publishing industry. The Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards, which has been held since 2016, is the first professional publisher award that promotes the professionalization of the publishing industry. In the same year, he organized the first ‘Territory-wide Reading Survey’ to understand the reading habits in Hong Kong and give suggestions on fostering a reading culture. Since 2018, Dr. Lee has been facilitating the cooperation between the publishing industry and the Education Bureau and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in promoting reading. In 2020, he organized the Next Writer Publication Funding Scheme, which was launched to encourage young people to realize their publishing dreams and to fund publications that can connect the world. The ‘Read Together’ online platform was launched in the same year with the Sports, Culture and Performing Arts fields to support students’ learning and encourage the public to read amid the coronavirus outbreak. In 2022, Dr. Lee proposed the designation of World Book Day on 23 April as the‘Hong Kong Reading Day’, and received the support of nearly 300 celebrities and over 80 organizations. More than 100 reading and cultural activities were held under the ‘12 Hours of Reading for Pleasure’ campaign.

Dr. Lee has held duties in various government departments, including the Dissemination and Promotion Sub-committee of Quality Education Fund, Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence Steering Committee, Steering Committee on Strategic Development of Information Technology in Education, CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee, Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee, the Development and Culture Working Group of Chinese Temples Committee, and Employees Retraining Board. He has also worked in the advisory committees of various universities and affiliated colleges.

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Ms. Doris Luey

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Co-founder of Caring for Children Foundation & Healthy Hong Kong

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Mr. Ma Siu-leung

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A veteran educator with experience since 1969, Mr. Ma Siu-leung served consecutively as Principal of several Government Secondary Schools before he was promoted to be Principal Education Officer in 1999 to implement the Hong Kong 5-Year Strategy for IT in Education. In 2000, he launched the “Hong Kong Education City” flagship website under the Education Bureau and incorporated it in 2002 as “Hong Kong Education City Limited”, which turned out to be one of the most successful government ventures. Since 2004, Mr. Ma assumed the post of CEO of Fung Kai Public School and led Fung Kai Innovative School to be one of the 12 Microsoft World Wide Innovative Schools in 2007. He was named as Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Education in 2016.In 2018, he retired as CEO and assumed the position of Senior Advisor of Fung Kai Public School.

His past and present community services include: Member of the Assessment Panel of the Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living, Advisory Committee member on Innovation and Technology; Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation; Member of the Ethics Committee of the Medical Council of Hong Kong, Council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Education; Board member of the Hong Kong Education City Limited; Member of the Board of Trustees of Chung Chi College, CUHK; Steering Committee member of the Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged of the Social Welfare Department; Vice Chairman of the HK Council of Smoking and Health; Committee Member of the Academy of Chinese Studies; Steering Committee Member of Hang Lung Mathematics Awards; Member of Trustees of The Police Children's Education Trust and the Police Education and Welfare Trust; Member of Discipline Panel of the Social Workers Registration Board, etc.

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Mr. Adriel Chan

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Adriel Chan is Vice Chair of Hang Lung Group and Hang Lung Properties. His direct responsibilities include project design, management, construction, and costing, as well as group sustainability.

He joined Hang Lung in 2010 in Shanghai, and has held roles in finance, leasing, and project management. He moved back to Hong Kong in 2012, and was appointed to the board as an Executive Director in 2016, before becoming Vice Chair in 2020.

Adriel also serves in a number of external capacities: he is a Vice President and Executive Committee member of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s main real estate industry body, and is a Court member of the University of Hong Kong. He is also an Overseers of Morningside College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and sits on the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) Business School Advisory Council. He is a Council Member of Academy of Chinese Studies, a member organization of the Our Hong Kong Foundation.

He regularly presents at industry conferences such as MIPIM, Urban Land Institute, Guandian, and the International Council of Shopping Centers, and has also spoken for JP Morgan, the University of Southern California (USC), Asia Society, LinkedIn, and others.

Adriel holds an EMBA jointly awarded by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the HKUST, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from USC.

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Mr. Thomas Tso Man-tai

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Mr. Tso joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer after his graduation from HKU in 1975. Throughout his 37 years of civil service career, Mr. Tso served in various posts including the Director of Community Relations of the ICAC; Deputy Director of Regional Services; Deputy Head of the Central Policy Unit; Deputy Secretary for the Civil Service and Deputy Secretary for Planning and Lands.  

He also got postings outside Hong Kong, first in 1995 when he was sent by the Government to Singapore to set up the first Economic and Trade Office representing Hong Kong in the ASEAN Region. In 2006, Mr. Tso was appointed Director of the HKSARG Beijing Office.  He held the position until his retirement in 2012, upon when he was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in recognition of his contribution to the civil service.

Since retirement, Mr. Tso has been devoting time to voluntary work.  He sits on the Executive Committee of the HKU Alumni Association, the Council of Centennial College set up by HKU, the Board of the Friends of Dun Huang (HK)(香港敦煌之友), the Board of the Association of China Trend Studies(中國國情研習促進會), as well as the Council of the Academy of Chinese Studies(中國文化研究院).  

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Council Member

Mr. Stanley Choi Tak-Shing

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Mr. Stanley Choi JP
MBA, LLB, BCom, CPA

Mr. Choi Tak Shing, Stanley, JP, graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He also obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. Mr. Choi is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CPA Australia. Mr. Choi is currently Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Capital Planning Limited and Chief Operating Officer of Wofoo Social Enterprises.

Mr. Choi spares no effort in participating in public affairs. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Committee on the Promotion of Civic Education and the Deputy Chairman of the Joint Committee on Student Finance of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He also serves as members of Quality Education Fund, Town Planning Board and Basic Law Promotion Steering Committee, and adjudicator of the Registration of Persons Tribunal.  Mr. Choi is also avid on the development in China as he is a Standing Committee Member of Ningxia Hui People's Political Consultative Conference and All-China Youth Federation of the People’s Republic of China.

Mr. Choi has had a lifelong passion about the development of youth and education. He is currently Supervisor of a primary school , manager of two primary and two secondary schools in Hong Kong. He is also appointed as member of the Council of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Mr. Choi currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Committee of Youth Activities in Hong Kong and Joint Committee for the Promotional of The Basic Law of Hong Kong, and consultant of the Hong Kong United Youth Association.

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Council Member

Dr. Winnie Tang Shuk-Ming

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Dr Winnie Tang, JP, is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Engineering (Department of Computer Science), the Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Geography) and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She is a local IT entrepreneur from Hong Kong, and has over 20 years of experience in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry.

Dr Tang is the Founder and Chairman of Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited, which is an international office of Esri, specialising in geographic information system (GIS) technology. Esri is among the top 50 software companies in the world. She is also the Founder and Honorary President of the Smart City Consortium.

In addition to the GIS profession, Dr Tang is passionate when participating in many government and non-governmental organizations. She has been working hard to unite professionals from all walks of life, she has established a number of non-governmental organizations to promote innovative technology and social development, including the Smart City Consortium, Conservation E3 Foundation, eHealth Consortium, and Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN).

Over the years, she has been actively advocating the use of technology and sharing her views on the ICT industry, eHealth, environmental conservation, entrepreneurships and the smart city through her services in government and non-government organisations in Hong Kong.

As a renowned columnist and keynote speaker, Dr Tang has been invited to share her views and promote technological and social developments at conferences, seminars and workshops organised by international organisations, such as the World Bank Group, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Asian Productivity Organization (APO).Dr Tang has published 14 Chinese and English books and over 600 research papers, newspaper articles and journals. Her Chinese book, Surfing the IT World, published in 2016, won the publishing award (the category of Commerce and Management) in the first Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2017.

Dr Tang has paid close attention to the ICT industry, eHealth, environmental protection, startups and the smart city, she has contributed actively to these professional areas.

During the SARS outbreak in 2003, Dr Tang voluntarily led her team to draw the "SARS Global Map", showing the latest situational updates of the virus spread, which allowed medical staff worldwide to reference the data and help control the epidemic. Dr Tang founded the eHealth Consortium in 2005 to connect the medical community and the ICT industry, so that they could cooperate closely and promote the implementation of the electronic health record sharing system to improve medical services. In 2007, she helped to set up the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) to promote the application of the electronic health record system and improve the medical services and management of health systems in Asia. After making several submissions to the government, the "Electronic Health Record Sharing System" was officially launched in Hong Kong in 2016.

To further give back to the Hong Kong society, Dr Tang has promoted health, education and environmental conservation to the public since 2011. She took the lead in using GIS and Web 2.0 technology to develop and establish the "Treeprint 2.0" mobile application and online platform. This is a new initiative combining three elements: a crowdsourcing platform, the internet and a mobile application for smartphone users to download for free. By doing so, people can share the idea of caring for trees and convey the message of environmental conservation. In the same year, a charity group "Conservation E3 Foundation" was established to promote the concepts of conservation, the environment and energy to the public through e-channels.

In 2015, Dr Tang's company worked with Hong Kong Education City to provide free GlS software to all primary and secondary school students in Hong Kong. This free e-learning program called "Map in Learning", launched a pilot project to various primary and secondary schools at the end of 2015, and received positive responses. By mid-2016, it was officially launched with support from the Education Bureau, and aimed to enhance the problem-solving skills of young people. So far, more than 220 schools have participated in the program and over 1,700 teachers and students attended relevant events and trainings. The software helps students to use spatial data to connect to an electronic map, which displays the causes of a problem in a hierarchical manner, thereby enabling students to discover different solutions. The program inspires diverse thinking in young people and cultivates more creative talent for Hong Kong.

In addition, Dr Tang has set up many scholarships and startup funds, including Tang Chui Wai Hing Project Prize at HKU, Winnie S M Tang Scholarship in Applied Artificial Intelligence at HKU, and Dr Winnie S M Tang-PolyU Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship Scholarship at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, etc, aiming to unlock the potential of young entrepreneurs’ to serve the community.

In 2016, Dr Tang connected professionals from a broad cross-section of society to establish the Smart City Consortium (SCC). This group aims to provide professional advice and suggestions for building a smart city in Hong Kong. It also seeks to encourage cooperation with stakeholders around the world in creating a suitable ecosystem to promote Hong Kong’s innovation and sustainable economic development. Since the establishment of the SCC, it has submitted several proposals to the government, and many of the recommendations have been adopted by the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong. In February 2020, Dr Tang initiated the expert volunteers from the SCC to work with the Development Bureau and the Lands Department for the development of the first Interactive Map Dashboard about the latest situation of COVID-19 in Hong Kong. This dashboard provides the public with a one-stop location for up-to-date information on the COVID-19 epidemic. The project was completed in just three days, as a result of the joint effort from multiple policy bureaux and departments, demonstrating an effective case of cooperation between officials and citizens.

Dr. Tang believes that smart city starts with smart planning. With her professional knowledge and extensive experience in smart city and spatial analytics, she has been appointed by the government to participate in a number of advisory works related to urban planning and new development areas of Hong Kong in recent years, including member of Common Spatial Data Advisory Committee, member of the Expert Advisory Panel for the Study Related to the Artificial Islands in the Central Waters and member of the fifth term of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee. She is also the current Honorary Fellow of HKU’s Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning.

Dr Tang has been serving many government and non-governmental organizations to encourage the social and technological developments. Some of her current major appointments include:

- Member, Education Commission, Education Bureau, The Government of HKSAR

- Member, The Fourth-term Commission on Poverty Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force, Innovation and Technology Bureau, The Government of HKSAR

- Honorary Advisor, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

- Advisor, Our Hong Kong Foundation

- Founder & Honorary President, Smart City Consortium

- Board Member of Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN)

In recognition of Dr Tang's work, she has been awarded the Honorary Fellow by Lingnan University in 2020, the Distinguished Alumni by the Faculty of Science, HKU in 2009, the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in 2006, the Women of Influence – Young Achiever of the Year Award by the American Chamber of Commerce in 2004 and the Ten Outstanding Young Digi Persons Selection in 2001.

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Council Member

Mrs. Stella Lau Kun Lai-Kuen

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Graduating from Diocesan Girls’ School (Hong Kong), Mrs Stella Lau was educated at University of Waterloo in Canada, where she read Sociology.  She spent the first 10 years of her working life as a Community Relations Officer at the Independent Commission Against Corruption and then as a language instructor at the Ministry of Defense (UK) Chinese Language School.  On returning to Hong Kong in 1990, she joined the staff of Diocesan Girls’ School, her alma mater, to teach Psychology, became the Counselling Mistress in 1993, Deputy Headmistress in 1994 and has been the Headmistress since 1999.

Mrs. Lau is currently the Board Chairman of the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation, a member of the Sports Commission, the Kai Tak Multi-Purpose Sports Complex Task Force, the Research Ethics Committee (Kowloon Central / Kowloon East) of the Hospital Authority, the Selection Panel of Jardine Foundation Scholarship, the Careers Advisory Board (the University of Hong Kong) and others.

Previously, Mrs. Lau also rendered her service to various organizations.  She served on the Council of the City University of Hong Kong (2001-2007), the Committee on Performing Arts (2004-2010), the Broadcasting Authority (2005-2009), the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education Limited (2007-2010), the University Grants Committee (2008-2013), the ICAC Complaints Committee (2008-2013), the Council for Sustainable Development (2011-2017), and the Sir Jack Cater Scholarship Fund Selection Committee as well as the Family Council.  Mrs. Lau also served as the Chairperson of the Women’s Commission of the HKSAR Government for six years till early 2018.  

She was appointed the Justice of the Peace in 2006 and made Honorary Fellow of the City University of Hong Kong in 2010, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2017.  She was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR Government in 2017.

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Council Member

Mr. Kenneth Fok Kai-Kong

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Mr. Kenneth Fok Kai Kong, JP

Mr. Kenneth Fok, a LegCo Member, a National Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, holds a Bachelor Degree of Economics and Management from Oxford University and upon returning to Hong Kong, he joined the family business and is currently the Vice President of the Fok Ying Tung Group, overseeing the group’s investments in Hong Kong as well as in Mainland, China.

Mr. Fok actively participates in community service, especially in youth service, sports, culture and art development. He was appointed to serve on various government advisory and statutory bodies in Hong Kong, Mainland China and internationally.

Mr. Fok is currently the Chairman of the Committee of Youth Activities in Hong Kong, the Standing Committee Member of the All- China Youth Federation, a Member of the Youth Development Commission, HKSAR Government, the Executive Vice Chairman of Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, the Standing Committee Member of Youth Committee of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, the Honorary Chairman of The Y.Elites Association, the Vice-Chairman of Tianjin Youth Federation and a Trustee of the China Oxford Scholarship Fund.

Mr. Fok also supports the development of sports and is currently the Vice Chairman of Elite Sports Committee and Ex-Officio Member of Sports Commission of Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR Government, the Vice President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, the President of the Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong, China, the Director of Hong Kong Sports Institute, a Committee Member of International Relations Committee of Olympic Council of Asia, the President of Asian Electronic Sports Federation and a Member of International Experts Committee For Global Active City Asian Standard.

Mr. Fok is enthusiastic in culture and art development and is currently a member of Hong Kong Art Development Council, adviser of the Association of Chinese Culture of Hong Kong, adviser of Hong Kong Culture and Art Promotion Association and the Chairman of Culture Action.

Mr. Fok is also a Tianjin Municipal Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a Trustee of the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong. Mr. Fok was appointed as a Part-time Member of Central Policy Unit, HKSAR in 2008 and 2009.

Mr. Fok was presented a Youth Leader Award by JCI Harbour in 2008 and one of the Ten Outstanding Young Cantonese Persons in the World in 2013. He is appointed Justice of the Peace by the HKSAR Government with effect from 1 July 2016 in recognition of his continued devotion and distinguished contribution to our society.

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Council Member

Ms. Maria Tam Wai-Chu

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Miss Maria Tam Wai Chu, GBM, GBS, J.P., 

She was educated at London University. She qualified as a barrister-at-law at Gray’s Inn, London and practiced in Hong Kong. 

She was the Councilor of the Executive Council, The Legislative Council, the Urban Council as well as the District Board.  She was a member of the Preparatory Committee for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (P.R.C.), Hong Kong Affairs Advisor (P.R.C.) and the Basic Law Drafting Committee.  She was a deputy to the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China and member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee.

She is the Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee of the NPC.  She is also a member of various community services organizations. 
 

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Council Member

Mr. David Pong Chun-Yee

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Mr. David Chun-Yee PONG, JP

After graduating from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1991, Mr Pong returned to Hong Kong to work for his family business, Shiu Wing Steel Limited.

Mr Pong has served on numerous Government committees and non-profit organizations. He was a Council member of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts from 2005 to 2010. Mr Pong also served as member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Arts Centre from 2006 to 2012, as well as Board member of the Asia Art Archive from 2005 to 2010. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art; and served on the M+ Committee & Board from 2009 to 2022. Mr Pong was made an Honorary Fellow of the HKAPA in 2012 and Lingnan University in 2020. Overseas, Mr Pong was a trustee of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco from 2003 to 2017.

He is currently a member of the Board of Tai Kwun Cultural & Arts Co Ltd and also member of LCSD's Museum Advisory Commitee. Mr Pong is a keen collector of contemporary Chinese ink art. In 2003, he co-founded the Ink Society and now serves as the Chairman. The Ink Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of art inspired by the Chinese ink tradition.

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