Four Distinguished Persons Conferred Honorary Fellowships
The University held its Eighteenth Honorary Fellowship Conferment Ceremony on 6 May. Officiating at the ceremony, Dr. Norman N.P. Leung, Council Chairman, conferred honorary fellowships on the following four distinguished persons in recognition of their remarkable contributions to the University and the community.
Dr. Lam Ko-yin Colin
Dr. Lam Ko-yin manages a number of listed companies in various industries. He is currently Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Henderson Land Development Company Limited, Chairman of Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings), and a director of Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, Miramar Hotel and Investment Company Limited. As a director of Union Hospital, Dr. Lam has been responsible for the hospital’s strategic planning and development. The companies under his management showed compassion for the community during the city’s economic downturn. Dr. Lam has been actively promoting education and nurturing the younger generations. He has made generous donations to educational institutions all over the world. Dr. Lam is also an ardent supporter of CUHK. Apart from setting up scholarships and bursaries, he supported the campus development of Lee Woo Sing College.
Mr. Lee Chun-kee Charlie
A native of Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, Mr. Lee Chun-kee founded the Hecny Group (Hecny), currently the President and Chairman of the Board. In its early days, Hecny was dedicated to air- and sea-freight forwarding. It has developed a global network for its cargo freight and logistics businesses. Despite his successes, Mr. Lee has not forgotten his roots. His beneficence reaches back to his hometown. In his father’s name, he funded the establishment of a school. Mr. Lee also sponsored the town’s power station and hospital projects. In 2010, Mr. Lee set up The Charlie Lee Charitable Foundation which supported the University’s research projects numerously and generously.
Mr. Lee Tak-lun William
A leading figure in Hong Kong’s securities sector, Mr. Lee Tak-lun founded the Grand Finance Group. During his tenure as President of the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society, Mr. Lee spearheaded the establishment of Hong Kong’s first Electronic Trading Platform. He transformed the open outcry method into electronic trading, increased the trading hours, and turned a 99 Tael Gold trading platform to an international spot gold trading market. Mr. Lee also took care of students in need of financial assistance, setting up scholarships to support them. When Mr. Lee became President of Shanghai Fraternity Association Hong Kong Limited, the Association sponsored the establishment of a clinic of ‘The Chinese University of Hong Kong– Shanghai Fraternity Association Integrative Medical Centre’ in Wan Chai to promote the development of Chinese-Western integrative therapies.
Mr. Wong Man-yin Denny
Mr. Wong Man-yin graduated from New Asia College of CUHK with a major in Economics. As a co-founder of the Centaline Property Agency, Mr. Wong has advocated professional ethics, services, and an operable management system. Further, he suggested that a property agency should practise social responsibility. In 1996, he established the Hong Kong Chamber of Professional Property Consultants Limited with other captains of the industry. Mr. Wong has not neglected his role in community service. Every year on average, he donates half of his company’s net profit to charity. He has also donated significantly to establish scholarships that encourage students to further themselves and broaden their horizons. He is now a member of the Board of Trustees of New Asia College.