The three fellowship recipients (from left): Prof. Andrew Chan Chi-fai, Mrs Joanna Li Lau Lai-hing, and Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing.
Principal Officers of the Open University of Hong Kong with the three fellowship recipients.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Michael Wong commended the three Honorary Fellowship recipients for their outstanding achievements in their respective professions. He also thanked them for their great support and valuable advice to the University over the years.
Three distinguished community leaders were conferred Honorary University Fellowships by The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) last Friday (2 November). The three recipients are Prof. Andrew Chan Chi-fai, Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing, and Mrs Joanna Li Lau Lai-hing. OUHK Pro-Chancellor Dr Charles Lee Yeh-kwong presided over the ceremony held at the University’s Jockey Club Campus.
Addressing the ceremony, Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong Yick-kam commended the three Honorary Fellowship recipients for their outstanding achievements in their respective professions, and lauded them for their active involvement in community work to make the world a better place. He said that their footprints would certainly inspire and enlighten the younger generation.
Mr Michael Wong also expressed his deepest gratitude to the recipients who have given great support and valuable advice to the University. "Over the last three decades, the OUHK has made a remarkable transformation from an open and distance learning institution to a full-fledged university. The OUHK has been able to achieve this because of the unstinting support from the Government, Council members, colleagues and friends from various sectors of the society during many critical stages of our development. Along the way, the OUHK has built up a unique brand which carries qualities such as efficiency, dynamism, innovative spirit, market-responsiveness and institutional management excellence. These strengths have made the OUHK unique and continued to draw aspiring new students to it every year," Mr Michael Wong said.
OUHK President Prof. Yuk-Shan Wong congratulated the three distinguished persons and thanked them sincerely for walking hand in hand with the University all along. Prof. Wong said, “In the past three decades, we have made great strides on all fronts including campus facilities, teaching and learning quality, student support services as well as research capability. We have also embraced changes proactively and faced up to all challenges with a ‘can-do’ spirit. As the OUHK will soon embark on a new decade of growth, please continue to lend us your support and let us ‘go further’ in making a difference to the lives of others through education.”
Brief profiles of the three distinguished leaders are as follows:
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. He is a renowned expert in strategic marketing, cross-cultural marketing and China marketing as well as a professional business negotiator. 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.
Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing is the Managing Director of Assurance of BDO Limited and the former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A highly respected practitioner in the industry, Mr Chan has contributed greatly to accounting standards setting and governance activities both in Hong Kong and at international level. BDO Limited has offered many internship places to Year 3 accounting students of the OUHK’s Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration over the years.
Mrs Joanna Li Lau Lai-hing has a remarkable career as a solicitor and is a partner of King and Company in Hong Kong. She has been actively involved in community work, particularly in the area of women’s welfare. During Mrs Li's eight years of service at the OUHK Council from 2010 to 2018, she had been Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee and Chairperson of the Main Tender Board, as well as a member of the Audit Committee and Sheung Shing Street Campus Development Steering Committee. Mrs Li has made significant contributions to the University’s management and advancement.
For the full profiles of the three recipients, please refer to the press release – "OUHK to confer Honorary University Fellowships on three distinguished leaders" (28 September): https://bit.ly/2DB1WMj .
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 9,000 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