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  OUHK to confer Honorary University Fellowships 15/10/2013

The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) will award Honorary University Fellowships to Mr Tony Kwok Man-wai, Dr Susie Lum Shun-sui, Mr Freddie Wong Kin-yip and Mr Xu Zibing in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective fields and exceptional contributions to the University and society on Friday, 1 November 2013.

Mr. Tong Kwok

Mr. Tong Kwok




Mr Tony Kwok Man-wai, SBS, IDS

Mr Tony Kwok Man-wai has devoted himself unstintingly to the community throughout an illustrious career spanning more than 38 years in the anti-corruption field.

He completed his secondary education and, through extra-mural studies, obtained his Diploma in Management Studies and Master of Business Administration degree from the then Hong Kong Polytechnic and the City University of Hong Kong, respectively.

Mr Kwok joined the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) shortly after its inception in 1975, after serving as an Inspector in the Hong Kong Customs Department. During the following 27 years, he played an increasingly senior role in the fight against corruption in Hong Kong, helping to transform it from one of the world’s most corrupt cities into one of its cleanest.

In 1996, he was promoted to Deputy Commissioner and Head of Operations, becoming the first local officer to lead the ICAC's Operations Department, and he played a key role in ensuring Hong Kong remained clean after the change of sovereignty. In recognition of his contributions to its success, the Chief Executive awarded Mr Kwok the Hong Kong ICAC Medal for Distinguished Service in 1998 and the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2002.

Since retiring from the ICAC in 2002, Mr Kwok has been active as an international anti-corruption consultant. He has been invited to visit and provide professional anti-corruption consultancy services, deliver lectures and conduct anti-corruption seminars and workshops in more than 25 countries, as well as 13 provinces in China.

He has also taken up a number of anti-corruption projects with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, European Union, British Council, Australian Government Overseas Aid Programme, the United States Agency for International Development, the Asia Foundation and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. He has also assisted a number of countries in setting up national anti-corruption agencies.

Mr Kwok has shared his extensive experience as an Honorary Advisor of LiPACE since 2008. He has also proved to be a popular role model for its students through his work as a speaker at its seminar series.
Dr. Susie Lum

Dr. Susie Lum

Dr Susie Lum Shun-sui

Dr Susie Lum Shun-sui has made illustrious contributions to the nursing profession and to nursing education in Hong Kong over the past 30 years, and she is one of our foremost experts on this subject. She has also been a stalwart supporter of the OUHK in many different respects.

Dr Lum obtained her nursing administration qualification and Master of Business Administration degree from the Royal College of Nursing and the University of Hull in the UK, respectively. She has also been awarded an honorary degree as a Doctor of Nursing by La Trobe University, Australia, and she is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in Australia.

Dr Lum has been devoted to serving the public through nursing for more than 43 years. She was the Chief Manager (Nursing) of the Hong Kong Hospital Authority from 1994 until 2008. She has also taken up numerous other roles in community organizations, including membership of the Elderly Commission, and she is now the Director and Consultant of Salubrity Health Assessment and Resources Enterprise Company Limited.

Moreover, Dr Lum shares her extensive knowledge of nursing education through her positions as an Adjunct Professor or Associate Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the University of Hong Kong, and she advises a number of professional nursing associations and unions. She is the Founding President of the Provisional Hong Kong Academy of Nursing, which was established in 2011.

The International Committee of the Red Cross awarded Dr Lum the 44th Florence Nightingale Medal in May 2013, the most prestigious international award in the nursing profession. The President of China, Mr Xi Jinping, presented the medal to Dr Lum during a ceremony in Beijing in August.

Dr Lum has generously contributed her professional expertise to the OUHK. She was a member of the University Council from 2007 until 2013, as well as a member of the Sponsorship and Development Fund Committee, of the Chung Hau Street Campus Steering Committee, and the Chair of the Human Resources Committee. In addition, her valuable input has been instrumental in the development of the OUHK's nursing programmes.

Mr. Freddie Wong

Mr. Freddie Wong
Mr Freddie Wong Kin-yip

Mr Freddie Wong Kin-yip is the Founder and Chairman of Midland Holdings Limited. He is also the Chairman and a Permanent Director of Midland Charitable Foundation Limited. Mr Wong holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The International Management Centre, Buckingham, UK. He possesses four decades of experience in real estate agency business in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas. In 2012, Midland Holdings Limited received the Gold Bauhinia Award 2012 – The Most Valuable Investment Listed Company.

To share his experience and expertise in the real estate business and profession, Mr Wong has been serving various associations and committees in Hong Kong and mainland China. He is currently the Vice President of the Association of Hong Kong Professionals. Previously, he was a Member of the Estate Agents Authority, a part-time Member of the Central Policy Unit of the HKSAR Government, and also a Member of the Shenzhen Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

As a visionary entrepreneur, Mr Wong is committed to strengthening professionalism of the real estate industry and providing training for the practitioners. In 2011, Midland Holdings Limited and LiPACE of the OUHK co-organized a 'Midland Real Estate Professional Development Project' with a series of public education programmes themed on real property market and business in Hong Kong and mainland China. The Project highlight was the launch of a Diploma in Real Estate Management programme and a Certificate in Real Estate Management programme which were the first ever diploma and certificate programmes tailor-made for local practitioners with the objective of giving them a better understanding of the industry by both theoretical framework and case studies.

Mr Wong is also passionate about the development of higher education in Hong Kong. In 2011, a generous donation of $2 million was received from Midland Charitable Foundation in support of the OUHK’s general educational development.
Mr. Xu Zibing

Mr. Xu Zibing


Mr Xu Zibing

Mr Xu Zibing is the former Director of the Education and Training Centre (the Centre) for Officials and Entrepreneurs of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the State Council. The Centre, which is a unit directly under SASAC, takes responsibility for the education and training of state-owned enterprise management personnel and the SASAC officials. Specifically, it specializes in providing training for leaders, senior executives and experts of the state-owned enterprises at central and regional levels.

During his tenure, Mr Xu actively supported the collaboration between the Education and Training Centre for Officials and Entrepreneurs and the OUHK. In 2008, a four-year agreement was signed to co-host a two-year online Master's degree in Business Administration programme for senior executives of state-owned enterprises. It was the University's first ever online training programme partnered with mainland China, with the aim of providing students with both conventional theories and practical skills in business. Courses on strategic management, economic principles and practices, corporate finance, human resources management, market management, and information system management and strategy were offered.

In 2009, the online MBA programme was launched with the first cohort of nearly 150 students who were mainly managerial staff in state-owned enterprises. The class commencement ceremony was held at the SASAC office in Beijing in April 2009. To date, close to 300 students have enrolled in the programme. With close partnership between the Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration which excels in providing professional training in business and administration and the SASAC which possesses enormous resources and extensive network, the programme has succeeded in equipping students with up-to-date knowledge and skills to contribute to the development of the mainland’s economy and innovation of state-owned enterprises.

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