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  OUHK to confer Honorary University Fellowships 22/10/2014

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) will award Honorary University Fellowships to Dr Simon Ho Shek-on, Mr Peter Hung Hak-hip, Ms Edith Shih, Ms Katie Shu Sui-pui and Mr Matthew Wong Leung-pak in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective fields and exceptional contributions to the University and society on Sunday, 16 November 2014.

Dr. Simon Ho

Dr Simon Ho Shek-on




Dr Simon Ho Shek-on

Dr Simon Ho Shek-on is the Founder and Managing Director of Talent Wealth Group Limited, which provides services including company setting, investment and infrastructure project planning, management and financing. He has more than forty years of experience in the fields of entrepreneurship, engineering, project management and industrial engineering consultancy in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Dr Ho obtained his degrees of Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from the University of Hong Kong and received his Doctor of Engineering from Warwick University, UK. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Dr Ho is a registered professional engineer in Hong Kong and chartered engineer in the UK. He has been actively participating in and making significant contributions to various engineering institutions and professional bodies. Currently he is a Board Member of the Guangdong-Hong Kong Association for the Promotion of Technology Enterprise (HK) Limited. Since 2000, he has been a Council Member of Chongqing-Hong Kong Council for the Advancement of Economic Development. Besides, he has served as President of Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology, and Chairman, Committee Member and Council Member of different divisions of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). He was also a Member of the Selection Committee for the First Government of the HKSAR and a Member of the Selection Assembly of the 9th to 12th National People’s Congress of the HKSAR.

Since 1982, Dr Ho has enthusiastically contributed his expertise to the advancement of higher education in Hong Kong and the UK. He acted as a Course Advisor for the then Hong Kong Polytechnic and City Polytechnic in the course of upgrading into universities. He has served as a Course Assessor for the British Council of National Academic Award, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, HKIE and the British Institution of Engineering and Technology for more than three decades, as well as Industrial Advisor of engineering doctorate courses of universities for more than ten years. Dr Ho is also a long-standing Member of the Advisory Peer Group of the School of Science and Technology of the OUHK.

Mr Peter Hung

Mr Peter Hung Hak-hip

Mr Peter Hung Hak-hip is the Chairman of Hop Hing Group of Companies. The Group is engaged in food processing, distribution, and retail businesses in Hong Kong and mainland China including a major vertically integrated oil processing, packing and distribution company. It also operates fast food and supermarket outlets in the Greater China region.

Mr Hung is a chartered accountant, a visionary entrepreneur, and an active contributor to the food industry in Hong Kong. He is currently the President of the Hong Kong Food Council and was a Member of the Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene. Mr Hung has an impressive record in public services as well. He was a former President of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong and is currently its Permanent Honorary President and the Life Honorary President of Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in China - Guangdong. He also served as a Member

of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council, Competition Policy Review Committee and Hong Kong/Japan Business Co-operation Committee.

Mr Hung has been a staunch supporter of education development in Hong Kong. He is the Honorary Life President of the Youth Arch Foundation, which organizes the annual ‘Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award’ and ‘Youth Arch Student Improvement Award’ for commending secondary school students with excellent performance or impressive improvements. He is also the Chairman of the Lion & Globe Educational Trust.

In 2012, the Youth Arch Foundation generously donated $2.5 million to the University to establish the ‘Youth Arch – OUHK Improvement Scholarship’, with an aim of encouraging recipients of an improvement award conferred by the Foundation, the Globe Education Fund or other schools and institutions to further their studies at the OUHK.

Ms Edith Shih
Ms Edith Shih

Ms Edith Shih is Head Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Hutchison Whampoa Limited. She heads a team of over 280 lawyers and 60 company secretarial executives stationed in more than 20 countries, overseeing all legal, regulatory and corporate secretarial affairs of the group. She also acts as Director and Company Secretary of a number of Hutchison group companies including listed companies in Hong Kong, London, Singapore and Australia.

Ms Shih holds a Bachelor’s and a Master degree from the University of the Philippines, as well as two Master degrees from Columbia University, New York. She is qualified to practise law in Hong Kong, England and Wales and Victoria, Australia. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS).

Ms Shih has devoted herself unstintingly to her profession and established an illustrious career in the field. She received the first Hong Kong In-house Lawyer of the Year Award of Asian Legal Business in 2006, the first Asian Woman in Business Law Award of the Legal Media Group in 2011 and General Counsel of the Year (Asia-Pacific Counsel Awards) of International Law Offices in 2014.

Over and above her personal accomplishments, Ms Shih has contributed to the industry by sharing her expertise and experience with the professional associations in the field. She has been the President of the HKICS since 2011 and a Council Member since 2006. She is also one of the two Vice Presidents of the ICSA and a Member of its Executive Committee since 2014. Being a stern proponent of good corporate governance, she has actively served a number of committees and panels in the Government, public sector, non-government organisations and universities.

Ms Shih has been very supportive to the development of the OUHK’s professional programmes. The HKICS has a long collaboration history with the OUHK. In 2005, the OUHK and the Institute jointly produced the first-ever TV series on corporate governance in Hong Kong. It also grants exemptions from the International Qualifying Scheme of the ICSA to the OUHK’s graduates of the Master of Corporate Governance programme.

Ms Katie Shu


Ms Katie Shu Sui-pui

Ms Kaite Shu Sui-pui is the founder and owner of Regal Fortune Limited. Established in 1997, the company specializes in property investment and management covering residences, offices, retail shops and car parks. Ms Shu is also the Settlor of Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust.

Ms Shu received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language and Translation from the OUHK in 2006 and a Master of Science degree in Hotel and Tourism Management from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2011.

Being a big-hearted supporter of charitable service, Ms Shu has made constant donations to various charitable organizations helping needy in Hong Kong and mainland China. She is also passionate about the development of higher education and has been contributing to universities in both places.

After graduating from the OUHK, Ms Shu remains strongly connected to her alma mater. Having been given the chance to fulfill her wish of getting university education, Ms Shu shares the same belief in the OUHK’s mission of providing a second chance to those who have previously missed the opportunity to pursue studies. In 2008, she donated $1 million in the name of Regal Fortune Limited for the development of the OUHK’s Campus Phase II project. This was one of the largest donations received by the University from students and alumni. In return, the University named one of the classrooms of the Phase II building (Kwok Tak Seng Building) Shu Chi Chong Hall after Ms Shu’s late father.

Ms Shu has also contributed to the OUHK's Student Assistance Fund, giving fiscal support and recognition of outstanding academic performance to her fellow schoolmates through bursaries and scholarships. Again her compassion and vision led her to generously donate another $1 million last year to establish the Regal Fortune Limited – Katie Shu Sui Pui Bursary for Working Fathers. Its purpose is to help working fathers who missed higher education to achieve their dream of obtaining a university degree and their perseverance in learning will inspire and set an example for their children.

Mr Matthew Wong


Mr Matthew Wong Leung-pak

Mr Matthew Wong Leung-pak is the Chairman of Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited, one of the largest non-franchised public bus operators in Hong Kong, mainly providing local and cross-boundary passenger transport services.

Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited was founded by Mr Wong’s late father, Mr Wong Kwoon-chung, in 1948. Mr Matthew Wong joined the company in early 1970’s and has accumulated extensive experience in the bus business. In addition to leading his company to growth and prosperity, Mr Wong has made profound contributions to the industry. In 1985, he initiated the collaboration with other local passenger transport operators to form the Public Omnibus Operators Association (POOA), with an aim of ensuring the continuous and stable growth of the local passenger transport service sector. He has been the Chairman of the Association since its establishment and under his leadership, the POOA has successfully reflected the needs and opinions of local bus operators to the Hong Kong Government and enhanced their rights.

Mr Wong has taken up various roles in public services. He has served as a Member of the Steering Committee of the Pilot Green Transport Fund of the Environmental Protection Department of the HKSAR since 2011 and acted as a Representative in the HKSAR Election Committee (Transport Subsector). He is also the Honorary President and Principal Patron for the Southern District Football Club, actively promoting football development in Hong Kong.

As an enthusiastic hiker, Mr Wong has been participating in Oxfam Trailwalker for many years. The fundraising event requires participants to complete the 100 km MacLehose Trail in 48 hours, which demands a high level of physical strength and endurance. Mr Wong’s perseverance and generosity are also reflected in his keen support for higher education and lifelong learning. Kwoon Chung Bus Holdings Limited generously donated $3 million to the University for the development of the OUHK Jubilee College. To encourage lifelong education and staff development, his company has joined the University’s Employer Support Study Scheme under which his employees will enjoy tuition fee discount when enrolling in courses offered by the University.


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