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 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
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
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 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 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
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
|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