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      OUHK to confer Honorary University Fellowships on three distinguished leaders 28/09/2018
       
     
    The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) will award Honorary University Fellowships to three distinguished leaders on 2 November (Friday) in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective fields and exceptional contributions to the University and society.

    The fellowship recipients are: Prof. Andrew Chan Chi-fai, Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing, and Mrs Joanna Li Lau Lai-hing. The conferment ceremony will be held at the Jockey Club Auditorium at the OUHK Jockey Club Campus.

    Profiles of the three recipients are as follows:
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    Prof. Andrew Chan Chi-fai, SBS, JP

     

    Prof. Andrew Chan Chi-fai, SBS, JP

    Prof. Andrew Chan Chi-fai is Head of Shaw College and Co-Director of the Executive MBA Programme of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is an expert in strategic marketing, cross-cultural marketing and China marketing as well as a professional business negotiator.

    Prof. Chan graduated with a BBA from CUHK in 1977. He obtained his MBA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and CUHK in 1979 and 1993 respectively. Prof. Chan had worked for Bank of America and IBM World Trade Corporation before starting his teaching career. He excels in teaching and was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award in 2001 and 2009 by CUHK.

    Since 2003, Prof. Chan has hosted the Talking to CEOs and New Thinking in Management programmes broadcast by Radio Television Hong Kong. Leaders from various sectors and professions are invited to share their management philosophies and success stories to help the public broaden their horizons and strengthen their competitiveness. He also organized management courses, forums and seminars for local, mainland China and multinational enterprises.

    With ample experience in college affairs and strong community network, Prof. Chan was appointed Head of Shaw College in July 2010. Besides dedicating himself to facilitating student education and college activities, he would also like to see students realize the college slogan ‘Excellence with a soul, leadership with a heart’.

    Apart from his teaching and professional work, Prof. Chan has devoted much time and efforts to public and community service. He served as Chairman of the Consumer Council from 1999 to 2005 and made tremendous contribution to the promotion of consumer protection. He was Chairman of the Deposit Protection Board from 2004 to 2010, the Monetary Authority Process Review Committee from 2010 to 2016 and the Chinese Medicine Council from 2011 to 2017.

    Between 2000 and 2016, Prof. Chan also served for various periods of time as a member of the Investor Education Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission, the Tourism Board, the Electoral Affairs Commission, and the Council of the Education University of Hong Kong.

    Currently, he is a member of the Chinese Medicine Development Committee, Social Enterprise Advisory Committee and Task Force for Review on Enhancement of Lump Sum Grant Subvention System. He is also a Council member of both Hang Seng Management College and Tung Wah College, and an advisor of the Quality Tourism Services Association.

    Prof. Chan has been very supportive of the OUHK’s Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration in the past decades in the capacity of External Examiner, Programme Advisor, and Programme Review and Validation Committee member.

    As an enthusiast for Cantonese opera, he often sings on campus or for the public. His interest in it began when he was studying in the US, during which the Cantonese opera played in Chinatown helped him cope with his homesickness. He later learnt from a Cantonese opera master and continued to polish his skills. Prof. Chan is Chairman of the Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee and a member of the Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee.

    His distinguished public and community service led to his appointment as a Justice of the Peace in 2005 and the award of the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2007 by the Hong Kong SAR Government.
     


    Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing

     

    Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing

    Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing is the Managing Director of Assurance of BDO Limited. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

    Mr Chan graduated from the City University of London in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance, and was awarded a Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia in 1994.

    Mr Chan had operated his own accounting firm before merging it with Horwath & Co. in 1996. He had since been working at Horwath Hong Kong CPA Limited and rose to the positions of Asia Pacific Regional Director of Horwath International and Managing Director of Horwath Hong Kong. In 2009 the firm merged into BDO Limited and Mr Chan became the Managing Director of Assurance in the merged firm. Mr Chan has also been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Corporation Limited since 2005.

    A highly respected practitioner in the industry, Mr Chan has actively participated in and contributed greatly to accounting standards setting and governance activities both in Hong Kong and at international level. He was the President of the HKICPA in 2014 and the Chair of the Asian-Oceanian Standard-Setters Group between 2013 and 2014. Mr Chan was also appointed as a member of the Auditing Team of the Beijing 2008 Olympics Organization Committee in 2003. He is now a member of the Audit Profession Reform Working Group of the HKICPA and an Honorary Advisor to the Financial Reporting Council.

    In addition to his professional undertakings and achievements, Mr Chan has served in a number of public interest bodies over the years. He was the Chairman and a Board Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Mr Chan is currently a Council member of the Consumer Council and the Chair of its Publicity and Community Relations Committee. He is also a member of the Process Review Panel for the Securities and Futures Commission, Audit Committee of the Western Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Independent Police Complaints Council and Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel of the Judiciary Administration.

    Mr Chan has been very supportive of education development, sharing his substantial professional knowledge and experience to nurture the next generation. He now serves as Director of the UNSW Hong Kong Foundation Board, Chairman of the Departmental Advisory Committee for the Department of Accountancy at City University of Hong Kong, an external advisor of the Department of Accountancy and Law at Hong Kong Baptist University, and an advisor of the Department of Business Administration of Caritas Institute of Higher Education. In addition, BDO Limited has offered many internship places to Year 3 accounting students of the OUHK’s Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration for years.
     

    Mrs Joanna Li Lau Lai-hing
    Mrs Joanna Li Lau Lai-hing

    Mrs Joanna Li Lau Lai-hing has a remarkable legal career spanning 31 years and is a partner of King and Company in Hong Kong. She was a member of the OUHK Council from June 2010 to June 2018.

    Having obtained her degree in law from a UK university in 1983, followed by one vigorous year at the Guildford College of Law also in the UK, Mrs Li was admitted and enrolled as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in 1986. She was qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and Australia (Northern Territory) in 1990, and admitted as a solicitor in Singapore in 1995. Before joining King and Company in 1987, Mrs Li had worked at other major local law firms. She has been a partner at King and Company since 1990. Mrs Li is also a Civil Celebrant of Marriages.

    Mrs Li has solid experience in commercial, litigation, matrimonial, regulatory, compulsory purchases of properties and real estate work. Her areas of expertise include dealing with and providing comprehensive advice on mergers and acquisitions of businesses and corporations, and commercial transactions relating to retail business, telecommunications industry and trading of containers.

    Beyond the legal sphere, Mrs Li has been actively involved in community work, particularly in the area of women’s welfare where she has an excellent track record. She was a member of the Women’s Commission from 2005 to 2011 and served as a Co-convenor of its Working Group on Empowerment. During her term, she participated in writing the Commission’s first report on women’s safety entitled ‘Women’s Safety in Hong Kong: Eliminating Domestic Violence’ and a supplement entitled ‘Eliminating Domestic Violence – An Update and the Next Step’. She was also a member of the Steering Committee of the Commission’s Capacity Building Mileage Programme (CBMP) co-developed with the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education of the OUHK and Commercial Radio (now with Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited).

    The CBMP is designed to encourage women of different backgrounds and educational levels to pursue life-long learning and self-development, and it offers a wide range of tailor-made and barrier-free learning programmes. Courses are taught mainly through radio broadcasts, face-to-face instruction and e-learning. The CBMP was first launched in 2004 and its enrolment figure has now exceeded 100,000.

    In addition, Mrs Li has served Hong Kong Mediation Centre, a non-profit organization which aims to promote and develop the use of mediation as an alternative resolution for disputes to the community at large. She was its Council member, Chairperson of its Committee for the Education and Course Development of Mediation (from 2003 to 2006) and one of its Vice-Presidents (from 2004 to 2006). Mrs Li was a course instructor for mediation courses run and organized by the Centre together with certain government bodies, universities and various institutes of professionals such as social workers, engineers and surveyors.

    Mrs Li also sat on a number of advisory committees for various durations from 2006 to 2018, including the Lotteries Fund Advisory Committee of the Social Welfare Department, the Board of Directors of the Surviving Spouses' and Children's Pensions Scheme, and the Disciplinary Committee Panel and Investigation Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mrs Li has been a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Social Workers Registration Board since 2005, and the Lump Sum Grant Independent Complaints Handling Committee of the Social Welfare Department since 2013.

    During Mrs Li’s eight years of service at the OUHK Council, she had been a member of the Audit Committee, Human Resources Committee and Sheung Shing Street Campus Development Steering Committee for different periods of time. Mrs Li also took up the positions of Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee (from July 2015 to June 2018) and Main Tender Board (from June 2014 to June 2018).
     

    About the OUHK:

    Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has developed into a full-fledged university providing high quality and flexible university education at various levels to secondary school graduates and working adults. As a dynamic and innovative university, the OUHK currently offers about 220 programmes to nearly 10,000 full-time students and about 9,500 part-time students. Our mission is to advance learning, knowledge and research that meet students’ learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes.

    OUHK comprises five Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) provides lifelong learning opportunities by offering full-time sub-degree programmes, community learning and professional programmes.

    OUHK website: www.ouhk.edu.hk

     
       
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    Press Release 

     
      OUHK to confer Honorary University Fellowships on three distinguished leaders 28/09/2018
       
     
    The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) will award Honorary University Fellowships to three distinguished leaders on 2 November (Friday) in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective fields and exceptional contributions to the University and society.

    The fellowship recipients are: Prof. Andrew Chan Chi-fai, Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing, and Mrs Joanna Li Lau Lai-hing. The conferment ceremony will be held at the Jockey Club Auditorium at the OUHK Jockey Club Campus.

    Profiles of the three recipients are as follows:
    Picture content


    Prof. Andrew Chan Chi-fai, SBS, JP

     

    Prof. Andrew Chan Chi-fai, SBS, JP

    Prof. Andrew Chan Chi-fai is Head of Shaw College and Co-Director of the Executive MBA Programme of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is an expert in strategic marketing, cross-cultural marketing and China marketing as well as a professional business negotiator.

    Prof. Chan graduated with a BBA from CUHK in 1977. He obtained his MBA and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and CUHK in 1979 and 1993 respectively. Prof. Chan had worked for Bank of America and IBM World Trade Corporation before starting his teaching career. He excels in teaching and was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award in 2001 and 2009 by CUHK.

    Since 2003, Prof. Chan has hosted the Talking to CEOs and New Thinking in Management programmes broadcast by Radio Television Hong Kong. Leaders from various sectors and professions are invited to share their management philosophies and success stories to help the public broaden their horizons and strengthen their competitiveness. He also organized management courses, forums and seminars for local, mainland China and multinational enterprises.

    With ample experience in college affairs and strong community network, Prof. Chan was appointed Head of Shaw College in July 2010. Besides dedicating himself to facilitating student education and college activities, he would also like to see students realize the college slogan ‘Excellence with a soul, leadership with a heart’.

    Apart from his teaching and professional work, Prof. Chan has devoted much time and efforts to public and community service. He served as Chairman of the Consumer Council from 1999 to 2005 and made tremendous contribution to the promotion of consumer protection. He was Chairman of the Deposit Protection Board from 2004 to 2010, the Monetary Authority Process Review Committee from 2010 to 2016 and the Chinese Medicine Council from 2011 to 2017.

    Between 2000 and 2016, Prof. Chan also served for various periods of time as a member of the Investor Education Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission, the Tourism Board, the Electoral Affairs Commission, and the Council of the Education University of Hong Kong.

    Currently, he is a member of the Chinese Medicine Development Committee, Social Enterprise Advisory Committee and Task Force for Review on Enhancement of Lump Sum Grant Subvention System. He is also a Council member of both Hang Seng Management College and Tung Wah College, and an advisor of the Quality Tourism Services Association.

    Prof. Chan has been very supportive of the OUHK’s Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration in the past decades in the capacity of External Examiner, Programme Advisor, and Programme Review and Validation Committee member.

    As an enthusiast for Cantonese opera, he often sings on campus or for the public. His interest in it began when he was studying in the US, during which the Cantonese opera played in Chinatown helped him cope with his homesickness. He later learnt from a Cantonese opera master and continued to polish his skills. Prof. Chan is Chairman of the Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee and a member of the Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee.

    His distinguished public and community service led to his appointment as a Justice of the Peace in 2005 and the award of the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2007 by the Hong Kong SAR Government.
     


    Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing

     

    Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing

    Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing is the Managing Director of Assurance of BDO Limited. He is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

    Mr Chan graduated from the City University of London in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance, and was awarded a Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia in 1994.

    Mr Chan had operated his own accounting firm before merging it with Horwath & Co. in 1996. He had since been working at Horwath Hong Kong CPA Limited and rose to the positions of Asia Pacific Regional Director of Horwath International and Managing Director of Horwath Hong Kong. In 2009 the firm merged into BDO Limited and Mr Chan became the Managing Director of Assurance in the merged firm. Mr Chan has also been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Corporation Limited since 2005.

    A highly respected practitioner in the industry, Mr Chan has actively participated in and contributed greatly to accounting standards setting and governance activities both in Hong Kong and at international level. He was the President of the HKICPA in 2014 and the Chair of the Asian-Oceanian Standard-Setters Group between 2013 and 2014. Mr Chan was also appointed as a member of the Auditing Team of the Beijing 2008 Olympics Organization Committee in 2003. He is now a member of the Audit Profession Reform Working Group of the HKICPA and an Honorary Advisor to the Financial Reporting Council.

    In addition to his professional undertakings and achievements, Mr Chan has served in a number of public interest bodies over the years. He was the Chairman and a Board Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Mr Chan is currently a Council member of the Consumer Council and the Chair of its Publicity and Community Relations Committee. He is also a member of the Process Review Panel for the Securities and Futures Commission, Audit Committee of the Western Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Independent Police Complaints Council and Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel of the Judiciary Administration.

    Mr Chan has been very supportive of education development, sharing his substantial professional knowledge and experience to nurture the next generation. He now serves as Director of the UNSW Hong Kong Foundation Board, Chairman of the Departmental Advisory Committee for the Department of Accountancy at City University of Hong Kong, an external advisor of the Department of Accountancy and Law at Hong Kong Baptist University, and an advisor of the Department of Business Administration of Caritas Institute of Higher Education. In addition, BDO Limited has offered many internship places to Year 3 accounting students of the OUHK’s Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration for years.
     

    Mrs Joanna Li Lau Lai-hing
    Mrs Joanna Li Lau Lai-hing

    Mrs Joanna Li Lau Lai-hing has a remarkable legal career spanning 31 years and is a partner of King and Company in Hong Kong. She was a member of the OUHK Council from June 2010 to June 2018.

    Having obtained her degree in law from a UK university in 1983, followed by one vigorous year at the Guildford College of Law also in the UK, Mrs Li was admitted and enrolled as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in 1986. She was qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and Australia (Northern Territory) in 1990, and admitted as a solicitor in Singapore in 1995. Before joining King and Company in 1987, Mrs Li had worked at other major local law firms. She has been a partner at King and Company since 1990. Mrs Li is also a Civil Celebrant of Marriages.

    Mrs Li has solid experience in commercial, litigation, matrimonial, regulatory, compulsory purchases of properties and real estate work. Her areas of expertise include dealing with and providing comprehensive advice on mergers and acquisitions of businesses and corporations, and commercial transactions relating to retail business, telecommunications industry and trading of containers.

    Beyond the legal sphere, Mrs Li has been actively involved in community work, particularly in the area of women’s welfare where she has an excellent track record. She was a member of the Women’s Commission from 2005 to 2011 and served as a Co-convenor of its Working Group on Empowerment. During her term, she participated in writing the Commission’s first report on women’s safety entitled ‘Women’s Safety in Hong Kong: Eliminating Domestic Violence’ and a supplement entitled ‘Eliminating Domestic Violence – An Update and the Next Step’. She was also a member of the Steering Committee of the Commission’s Capacity Building Mileage Programme (CBMP) co-developed with the Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education of the OUHK and Commercial Radio (now with Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited).

    The CBMP is designed to encourage women of different backgrounds and educational levels to pursue life-long learning and self-development, and it offers a wide range of tailor-made and barrier-free learning programmes. Courses are taught mainly through radio broadcasts, face-to-face instruction and e-learning. The CBMP was first launched in 2004 and its enrolment figure has now exceeded 100,000.

    In addition, Mrs Li has served Hong Kong Mediation Centre, a non-profit organization which aims to promote and develop the use of mediation as an alternative resolution for disputes to the community at large. She was its Council member, Chairperson of its Committee for the Education and Course Development of Mediation (from 2003 to 2006) and one of its Vice-Presidents (from 2004 to 2006). Mrs Li was a course instructor for mediation courses run and organized by the Centre together with certain government bodies, universities and various institutes of professionals such as social workers, engineers and surveyors.

    Mrs Li also sat on a number of advisory committees for various durations from 2006 to 2018, including the Lotteries Fund Advisory Committee of the Social Welfare Department, the Board of Directors of the Surviving Spouses' and Children's Pensions Scheme, and the Disciplinary Committee Panel and Investigation Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mrs Li has been a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel of the Social Workers Registration Board since 2005, and the Lump Sum Grant Independent Complaints Handling Committee of the Social Welfare Department since 2013.

    During Mrs Li’s eight years of service at the OUHK Council, she had been a member of the Audit Committee, Human Resources Committee and Sheung Shing Street Campus Development Steering Committee for different periods of time. Mrs Li also took up the positions of Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee (from July 2015 to June 2018) and Main Tender Board (from June 2014 to June 2018).
     

    About the OUHK:

    Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has developed into a full-fledged university providing high quality and flexible university education at various levels to secondary school graduates and working adults. As a dynamic and innovative university, the OUHK currently offers about 220 programmes to nearly 10,000 full-time students and about 9,500 part-time students. Our mission is to advance learning, knowledge and research that meet students’ learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes.

    OUHK comprises five Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) provides lifelong learning opportunities by offering full-time sub-degree programmes, community learning and professional programmes.

    OUHK website: www.ouhk.edu.hk

     
       
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