New Council members
Dr Gerald Siu Chi-shing is the Director of San Ho Enterprises Limited, Managing Director of Hong Kong Funeral Home and Director of Kowloon Funeral Parlour. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Whittier College in California. Over the decades, Dr Siu has played a significant role in promoting the development of Hong Kong’s funeral services industry and enhancing its level of professionalism. He also actively participates in community service and is currently, among other roles, Co-chairman of the Community Chest of Hong Kong’s Walks for Millions Organizing Committee (Hong Kong and Kowloon Walk), Chairman of the Honorary President Council of Eastern District Junior Police Call, Permanent Honorary President of the Women’s Welfare Club Western District, Hong Kong, and Director of the Rotary Club of Kowloon East. Dr Siu received a Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa, from the OUHK in recognition of his contributions to the community.
Mr Henry Tong Sau-chai is a Certified Management Accountant. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in the USA. After returning to Hong Kong, he became the Vice-President of Wong Hau Plastic Works and Trading Company Limited, a family-owned business producing toys and baby products, and is currently Vice-Chairman of the New Territories General Chamber of Commerce. Mr Tong has long been enthusiastically participating in health and community services, and in recent years has even become actively involved in education and elderly services. He is, among other roles, Vice Director of the Yuen Yuen Institute, Director of Operation Smile, a member of the Kwai Chung Hospital/Princess Margaret Hospital Governing Committee, and Chairman of the Education Bureau’s Committee on Home-School Co-operation. Mr Tong received a Medal of Honour from the HKSAR Government in recognition of his contributions.
Ir Prof. Alexander Wai Ping-kong is the Vice President (Research Development) of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chair Professor of Optical Communications. He is an active contributor to the field of optical fiber communications and optical networks, and has published over 160 articles in refereed international journals. Prof. Wai is currently a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences respectively. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Lightwave Technology and was an Associate Editor of Optics Express. Furthermore, he has been selected for addition to the ‘National Science and Technology Programmes Expert Database’ by the State Ministry of Science and Technology.
Other Council changes
This year, the University bid farewell to Prof. Philip Yeung Kwok-wing and thanked him for his many years of service. Prof. Yeung had been a member of the Council since 2004 until his retirement this September.