Full-time Senior Professors
|Professor HO Shun Man Simon||President|
|Professor Y V HUI||Provost and
Vice-President (Academic and Research)
|Professor Hon S CHAN||Vice-President (Learning and Student Experience)|
|Professor Bradley R BARNES||Dean, School of Business|
|Professor TSO Hung Scarlet||Dean, School of Communication|
|Professor CHAN Wai Sum||Dean, School of Decision Sciences|
|Professor Kwok-kan TAM||Dean, School of Humanities and Social Science|
|Professor FONG Chee Fun Gilbert||Dean, School of Translation and Foreign Languages|
|Professor CHIU Ying Chun, Ronald||Associate Dean, School of Communication
Professor (Practice), School of Communication
|Professor CHOY Siu Kai||Associate Dean (Research), School of Decision Sciences
Head, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Insurance
|Professor LAM Chee Keung Kevin||Head, Department of Accountancy|
|Professor HUI Cheuk Kuen Desmond||Head, Department of Art and Design|
|Professor CHEUNG Kwong Yue Alex||Head, Department of Chinese|
|Professor FU Ho Ying Jeanne||Head, Department of Management|
|Professor KAO Lang||Head, Department of Social Science|
|Professor SIU Yuk Tai Trevor||Professor, School of Communication|
|Professor POON Chung Keung||Professor, Department of Computing|
|Professor CHENG Tsz Wan, Louis||Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance, Department of Economics and Finance|
|Professor LAU Pak Lung, Victor||Professor, Department of Management|
|Professor LEE Yim Hong Lawrence||Professor (Practice), Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Insurance|
Professor HO Shun Man, Simon
Professor Simon Shun-Man Ho is the President of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK). He was a Commonwealth Scholar and is a certified public accountant in the UK, Australia and Canada. Currently, he is the Editor of the Asian Journal of Business Ethics(Springer), and Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Business Ethics (Springer), Advances in Business Ethics Research(Springer), and the “Corporate Governance Literature Series” of Nankai University.
In public services, he is Chairman of the Hong Kong Corporate Governance Forum and Board Member of the China Higher Education Association, the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, and the Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation (HKAECF). He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, Australia, Member of Academic Committee of the Hong Kong Scholar Scheme organised by the Society of Hong Kong Scholars, and Advisor to a number of international bodies.
Prior to joining HSMC, Professor Ho was Vice Rector (Academic Affairs) of the University of Macau (UM) from 2009 to 2014. Before that he served as Dean of the School of Business and concurrently as Founding Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy (CCGFP) at the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) from 2004 to 2009. Previously, he taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from 1982 to 2004 and he was the Director of the School of Accountancy from 1995 to 2002.
Under his leadership, CUHK became the first accounting school outside North America to receive The Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) accreditation in 1998. In 1996, he initiated and established the “Dragon League”, an academic alliance among the four accounting schools of CUHK, Peking University, Fudan University and National Taiwan University. In 1998, he also co-founded the Master in Professional Accountancy Programme jointly organised by CUHK and the Shanghai National Institute of Accounting. At HKBU, he led an undergraduate student team who won the world champion of the CFA Institute’s Global Investment Research Challenge in 2008.
Before his academic career, Professor Ho was an audit staff member at a certified public accountant’s firm, a financial system analyst, and an assistant consultant at the Hong Kong Productivity Council. He was the Founding President of the Hong Kong Academic Accounting Association, Vice President of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER), Chairperson of the Organizing Committee of the 2002 IAAER World Congress of Accounting Educators, Member of several committees of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), Founding Vice President of the Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association, and Board Member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.
Professor Ho also served as Member on a number of committees in the Hong Kong SAR Government. These include Investor Education Advisory Committee (IEAC) of the Securities and Futures Commission, Board of Review (Inland Revenue), Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, Deposit Protection Appeals Tribunal, Advisory Committee on Human Resources Development in the Financial Services Sector, Advisory Group on Directors and Officers Related Provisions (AG3), and the Public Education Committee of Independent Commission Against Corruption.
As an internationally known expert on corporate governance, Professor Ho developed and taught the first university master’s course on corporate governance in Hong Kong at CUHK in 1993. In 2004, he developed and launched the world’s first MSc Programme in Corporate Governance and Directorship in Hong Kong. In 2005, he co-founded the biennial “World Business Ethics Forum” organised jointly by HKBU and UM. Since 2005, under the sponsorship of the World Bank, he has served as Lecturer on “International Corporate Governance” at the Research Institute of the Ministry of Finance, China.
In 2006, he initiated and formed a strategic alliance with more than 15 other corporate governance research centres in the world. In 2007, he was the key person in developing the Hong Kong Corporate Governance Excellence Awards and the Hong Kong Corporate Governance Charter, organised jointly by the Hong Kong Chamber of Listed Companies and the CCGFP of HKBU.
Professor Ho received three competitive research grants from the Research Grant Council and has published a number of top-ranked academic journal articles. He is a columnist in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, the South China Morning Post (educationpost.com.hk), and the China Daily.
In recognition of his contributions to corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, he was the first Chinese awarded the Faculty Pioneer Award (described as Oscar of the business school world by the Financial Times) by the Aspen Institute, USA in 2008. Further, he was elected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics 2008 by Ethisphere, one of the world’s most recognised bodies in business ethics and anti-corruption. In 2013, in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the CSR of Chinese family businesses, he was granted the Chinese Family Business Research Pioneer Award by the China Private Enterprise Economic Research Association, China.
Professor Y V HUI
Provost and Vice-President (Academic and Research)
Professor Y V Hui has extensive work experiences in overseas and local universities. He taught at National University of Singapore, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of New South Wales and City University of Hong Kong before joining HSMC.
Professor Hui received his PhD from Virginia Tech and his research interests include Business Analytics and Operations Management. He has received many government and non-government research grants. He publishes in Management Science, Operations Research, Transportation Science, Transportation Research, IEEE Transactions, Journal of the American Statistical Association and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, etc. He is the Co-Investigator of the Research Grant Council Theme Based Research in Health Management.
Professor Hui has been active in professional services and consultancy work serving government and business sectors. His clients include the Government of HKSAR, Accenture, Dragonair, MTR and HKJC. He is a member of the Centa-City Index Project Team that received the CityU Applied Research Award.
Professor Hon S Chan
Vice-President (Learning and Student Experience)
Professor Chan obtained his MPhil and BSoSc from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and he went on to obtain his MA and PhD degree from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA. Professor Chan joined the HSUHK in July 2022.
From February 2005 to December 2016, he was Head of the Department of Public Policy, and later Acting Head (on a prolonged appointment) of the Department of English and the Department of Chinese, and Translation and Linguistics respectively. Since November 2016, he has taken up concurrent appointment as Assistant Dean and then Associate Dean responsible for internationalization, outreach programmes, undergraduate education, and quality assurance at the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences of CityU. Professor Chan has gained valuable knowledge and practical experience in fostering quality learning and students’ all-round development.
Professor Chan received Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation of the Executive Yuan, Taiwan in 2010 and 2012, Chester A Newland Presidential Citation of Merit from the American Society of Public Administration in 2013, Senior Visiting Research Fellowship and Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship from National University of Singapore in March and December 2017.
Professor Chan’s main research interests include Chinese civil service, nomenklatura, cadre personnel management and environmental governance. From 2009 to 2014, Professor Chan collaborated with scholars and practitioners from the Yale Centre for Environmental Law of Yale University, the Centre for International Earth Science Information Network of Columbia University, and the Environmental Protection Ministry of the People’s Republic of China on a project of Green Indicators of Provincial Governments in China. From 2013 to 2021, Professor Chan joined another project on International Regime and Quality of Government led by Yonsei University with scholars and practitioners from Hong Kong, University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University in the United States. Professor Chan completed another international project on Information Paradox in China’s Performance Measurement Systems in 2020 with scholars from the National University of Singapore. Professor Chan has published many highly-cited journal papers, book chapters and professional communications. He has co-edited 5 books.
Professor Chan was the founding member of the Greater-China- Australia Dialogue (from 2011-present). He has been a member of the editorial boards of more than ten journals including Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, International Journal of Public Administration and Public Performance and Management Review, etc. He has received various grants from Hong Kong’s Research Grant Council and other overseas funding agencies amounting to HKD 32 million.
Professor Bradley R Barnes
Dean, School of Business
Professor Bradley Barnes is currently the Dean and Professor at the School of Business. Previously, he was the Assistant Dean of Research and Professor of International Management & Marketing at Sheffield Business School and prior to that was Associate Dean for Internationalisation and Professor of International Management & Marketing at the Sheffield University Management School. His first full professorial appointment was as the Hong Kong Alumni Endowed Chair Professor in International Management at Kent Business School. He specialises in international management & marketing (Guanxi).
Won best paper awards at the Academy of International Business (South East Asia) Conference in 2012 and 2015. Received the most outstanding paper award in Marketing, Intelligence & Planning 2010. Won the Financial Times Book of the Year award in 2009.
Applied Research/ Consulting
- The Chinese government funded Sheffield Business School (£40,000) for Professor Barnes and his colleague to undertake cross cultural research.
- HEIF funds were used (£5,750) to finance research on a Sino-Anglo business incubator.
Research Grant Highlights
- Grant capture from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, which helped fund research for our Journal of International Business Studies publication.
- Funding from the University of Leeds and Hong Kong Baptist University to support primary research that led to two successful Journal of International Marketing publications.
- A grant was provided by the Academy of Marketing to help us undertake research, which the findings from the study was later published in Psychology & Marketing.
In the academic field, Bradley is a leading scholar in international markets and business. He has published in all the leading IB and international marketing journals including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Marketing, Management International Review, International Business Review, International Marketing Review and International Journal of Advertising among many others.
Professor TSO Hung, Scarlet
Dean, School of Communication
Professor Scarlet Tso is Dean of the School of Communication at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK). She has taught in Tamkang University, Taiwan (台灣淡江大學), Shih Hsin University, Taiwan (台灣世新大學), Baptist University and City University of Hong Kong. She joined HSMC in 2008 after serving more than seven years as Head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Chu Hai College of Higher Education.
Professor Tso has extensive experience in the news and media industry in Hong Kong, the UK and Taiwan. She was a senior reporter and primetime news anchor of Hong Kong Asia Television Limited (ATV). While pursuing her graduate studies in the UK, she has worked as a Special Correspondent for Hong Kong ATV and as a Chinese News Presenter and Foreign News Editor for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). She has also worked as a host and a commentator on a number of television and radio programs in Taiwan for over six years.
Professor Tso is an active member of many professional organisations. She is an Executive Member and Convenor of the Screening Committee of the Hong Kong Press Council, Vice Secretary-General of the Hong Kong Federation of Journalists, and an associate member of the Hong Kong News Executives’ Association. Professor Tso received a BA in Journalism and Communication from Chi Hai College of Higher Education and an MA degree in Social and Economic Development from the University of Essex, United Kingdom.
Professor Tso holds two doctorate degrees, a PhD in Crisis Management and Communication from Chu Hai University, Taiwan and a PhD in Education from the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include journalism and communication education in the digital age, crisis communication and management, globalisation and higher education, and business journalism education.
Professor CHAN Wai Sum
Dean, School of Decision Sciences
Professor Chan was born in Hong Kong. His undergraduate work was taken at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) where he graduated in 1984 with a major in accounting and a minor in statistics. After graduation, he completed a research-based MPhil Degree in Statistics at CUHK. He then further pursued a doctorate in applied statistics at the Fox School of Business, Temple University (Philadelphia, US), receiving the PhD in 1989. He is a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA), Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA), Honorary Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (HonFIA) and Chartered Statistician (CStat).
Professor Chan has held teaching and research posts at the National University of Singapore, the University of Waterloo, The University of Hong Kong, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong before his present appointment as Dean and Professor of Decision Sciences at the Hong Kong Hang Seng University. He received the Edward Lew Research Award (second prize) in 2006 and was awarded the Inaugural Teaching Excellence Award by the National University of Singapore in 1992.
Professor Chan has published over 110 journal papers and authored five books. His recent book “Financial Mathematics for Actuaries” has been selected as one of the suggested textbooks for the professional Financial Mathematics Exam by the Society of Actuaries.
Professor Chan has served on the editorial boards of many journals, including North American Actuarial Journal (co-Editor since 2014), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (Subject Editor since 2015), Emerging Markets Review (Subject Editor since 2014), and Finance Research Letters (from 2014 to 2020). He presented over 100 invited conference talks in more than 15 countries.
Professor Chan served as a Non-Executive Director of the Governing Board of the Insurance Authority of Hong Kong (2015-2021), and he is a current member of the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (HKCPEC) comprising representatives from the academic, business, and government sectors. The committee discusses trade and economic issues, and aims to foster closer economic cooperation in the Pacific region.
Professor Kwok-kan TAM
Dean, School of Humanities and Social Science
Professor Kwok-kan TAM is the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) and Chair Professor of English. Before joining The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, he has worked at different institutions, including the East-West Centre (Honolulu), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK). A renowned academic, Professor Tam has an outstanding track record in teaching, research and higher education administration. He has proven success in the development of creative arts programmes.
Professor Tam was Professor-Reader in English and served various administrative roles at CUHK, including Department Chairmanship, Graduate Studies Headship, and Research Centre Directorship. He was also Fellow and Trustee of Shaw College, CUHK. At OUHK, he developed many new programmes that created niche areas of teaching and research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, such as the BA/BFA programmes in creative writing, film production, advertising design, animation film and cinematography, and MA programmes in Chinese literature, cultural industries management, and cultural heritage studies. He was the Founding Director of the Research Institute for Digital Culture and Humanities and of the Tin Ka Ping Centre of Chinese Culture.
Professor Tam received his PhD and AM in Comparative Literature from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and his BA (Hons) in English from CUHK. He has held visiting positions and fellowships in teaching and research at the East-West Center (Honolulu), Stockholm University, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Sophia University, Tokyo University, and National University of Singapore.
He is an international leading scholar in Ibsen studies, and is the former Head and current member of the International Ibsen Committee, University of Oslo. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities. He has authored and edited numerous books and has published more than a hundred articles on Ibsen, Gao Xingjian, comparative literature, modern drama, Chinese film, and world Englishes. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of international journals in the humanities and social science and edits the Springer book series Digital Culture and Humanities.
Professor FONG Chee Fun, Gilbert
Dean, School of Translation and Foreign Languages
Professor Fong is the Dean of School of Translation and Foreign Languages of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK). He graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and received his MAs and PhD from York University (Canada) and the University of Toronto. Afterward, he taught at the University of Toronto and York University in Canada, and was Professor-Reader and Chairman of the Department of Translation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has written many articles on modern and contemporary Chinese literature and translation.
Under Professor Fong’s leadership, the School of Translation and Foreign Languages was established in 2010. It offers the Bachelor of Translation with Business, which is the first of its kind in Hong Kong. In 2016, the School embarks on a new journey and offers the first postgraduate programme – Master of Arts in Translation (Business and Legal) at HSMC.
An acclaimed translator, Professor Fong translated into English many plays by Gao Xingjian, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature. They were published in The Other Shore, Snow in August, Cold Literature: Selected Works by Gao Xingjian (with Mabel Lee), Escape and The Man Who Questions Death, and Of Mountains and Seas. He also translated Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, Jean Genet’s Haute Surveillance, Dale Wasserman’s Man of La Mancha, Antonio Skármeta’s Burning Patience, and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman into Chinese, all for stage performances in Hong Kong. He was editor and author of several books, including Dubbing and Subtitling in a World Context, On Drama, History of Hong Kong Drama, Studies on Hong Kong Drama, Plays from Hong Kong and others. He is currently editor of Business Translation Journal.
Professor Fong’s research interests include translation studies, movie and television subtitling, Gao Xingjian studies, drama translation and Hong Kong drama.
Professor CHIU Ying Chun, Ronald
Associate Dean and Professor (Practice), School of Communication
Professor Chiu is an all-rounded veteran television journalist before joining The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. He has over four decades of experience in television news industry, holding top position in news operation for the last 27 years. Throughout these years, he has witnessed the transformation of the electronic news business and the change of media landscape in Hong Kong.
Upon his graduation from the Communications Department, Hong Kong Baptist College in 1975, Professor Chiu joined Commercial Television News as a Reporter. After Commercial Television ceased operation in the summer of 1978, he joined TVB News as Sub-Editor/Producer. He was promoted to Chief Reporter in 1981; to News Editor in 1982; to Associate Editor in 1983; and to Planning Editor in 1987. His main responsibility involved supervision of all enterprise coverage, planning and execution of overseas coverage as well as coordination with all major television news networks in the world.
Professor Chiu joined Hong Kong Cable Television in 1991 as a member of the Consultant Team for the bidding of the Subscription Television license. When Hong Kong Cable TV was awarded the license in 1993, Professor Chiu was appointed Assistant News Controller and became one of the founders of the first 24-hour Chinese News Channel. He was promoted to News Controller in 1994 and appointed Vice President, News & Sports in 2002 and headed the News and Sports Division of Cable Television. He was appointed Executive Director for the two subsidiary companies, i-CABLE News Ltd. and i-CABLE Sports Ltd in 2006.
Professor Chiu has served in key office for the Hong Kong News’ Executives’ Association for more than 20 years, and he is currently an Executive Member of the Hong Kong Press Council which he has served for 20 years.
Professor Chiu has devoted much of his time for media education. He served as Adjunct Professor for the School of Communication of Hang Seng Management College for nine years and had served as Part-time Lecturer for School of Journalism and Communication of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University.
Professor Chiu was awarded Honorary Fellowship by both Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012, and by Hang Seng University of Hong Kong in 2019, for his contribution to the industry and media education.
Professor Chiu’s expertise includes Media Management; Digital broadcast; Broadcast Journalism; Free to Air and Subscription television operation; Integration of communication education and media industry.
Professor Chiu’s main publications include:
宋昭勛，吳靜，趙應春 (2017) “財經領跑人 香港財經新聞記者訪談錄” 中華書局 June 2017
趙應春 (2013), “戰爭與和平” 載於: 蘇鑰機等《一人又一故事》, 天地圖書公司, pp. 14–17, June 2013
趙應春 (2010)，“一個越南家庭的故事” 載於: 蘇鑰機等《一人一故事》, 天地圖書公司, pp. 441–443, June 2010
趙應春 (2009)“傳統媒體及新媒體在金融風暴中的傳播功能” 第十三屆海峽兩岸新聞研討會 June 2009
趙應春 (2005)“從印度洋海嘯看新聞媒體在災難報道中的人文關懷” 第十一屆海峽兩岸新聞研討會 August 2005
趙應春 (2002) “第二次電視新聞革命” 傳媒春秋 pp. 9 – 11, May 2002
Professor Chiu had received the following grant for his research in media education: Song Z.X. , WU Jing (Co-I)., Chiu, Y. C (Co-I), (2014): Hong Kong Research Grants Council 2014/15 Competitive Research Funding Schemes, Government of HKSAR, “From the Newsroom to the Classroom: Bridging the Gap between Business Journalism Practice and Education in Hong Kong.”
Professor CHOY Siu Kai
Associate Dean (Research), School of Decision Sciences
Head, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Insurance
Professor Choy is the Head of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Insurance and Associate Dean of the School of Decision Sciences. He received his BSc in Mathematical Science (Statistics and Operational Research), MSc in Scientific Computing and PhD in Mathematics from the Hong Kong Baptist University. Prior to joining the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, he was a Research Fellow of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute, and a Research Assistant and Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Professor Choy’s research interests are Image Processing and Pattern Recognition. He has published various refereed articles on topics such as image retrieval, segmentation and classification. These papers have appeared in top-tier journals such as IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences and Pattern Recognition.
Apart from research publications, he has constantly received research funding from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, with a total amount of more than HK$10 million.
Professor LAM Chee Keung, Kevin
Head, Department of Accountancy
Professor Lam Chee Keung, Kevin joined The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK) in January 2017. He is currently Professor, Department of Accountancy of HSUHK. Before joining HSUHK, he worked in the School of Accountancy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong for over 20 years, in the positions of Director of Master of Accountancy Programme (part time mode), Director of Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Accountancy, Associate Director of the School of Accountancy, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, and Part-time Lecturer. Prior to positions in the academe, Professor Lam worked as regional financial controller of a Fortune 500 engineering company in charge of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong operations. Professor Lam earned his BBA in accounting from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, MSc in information systems from Texas Tech University and PhD from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and held several other professional qualifications in accounting, information systems and computer auditing from US and Canada.
Professor Lam’s research interests focus on accounting, corporate governance, finance and their interactions with organisation diversity and firm performance. He has published over 30 refereed articles in leading academic journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Financial Management and Accounting, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management and Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, among others. He served as associate editor and as member of editorial board for several journals. He has presented a number of papers in academic conferences and has received several best paper awards including an “Outstanding Economic Technological Development” paper designated by the Chinese State Council. Professor Lam’s latest studies focus on how organisation diversity affects governance and firm performance. He and his coauthors find that ethnic minorities contribute substantially to the technological progress in the United States, improve firm performance there and accelerate market value growth of high-tech firms. He also studies how gender and age diversities affect corporate governance and firm performance in China. Professor Lam was awarded grants from the Hong Kong Research Grant Council, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Richard Irwin Foundation and the PriceWaterhouse Charitable Foundation.
In addition to scholarly work, Professor Lam has extensive experience as an examiner for the accounting and banking professions. He served in the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, in HKICPA committees and subcommittees and the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. Most recently, he served as a reviewer in the HKICPA Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards.
Professor HUI Cheuk Kuen, Desmond
Head, Department of Art and Design
Professor Desmond Hui is Professor and Head of Department of Art and Design at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. He obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University; then Master and Doctor of Philosophy in History of Art and Architecture from the University of Cambridge. A registered architect in both Hong Kong and Canada, he has held Visiting, Honorary and Adjunct Professorship in Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Formerly he was Associate Dean of Arts and Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He taught architecture previously at the University of Hong Kong and was Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at HKU. He has served on various international advisory committees including Expert Advisor to UNESCO and British Council on cultural and creative industries and is member of the International Committee of Architectural Critics (CICA). He was Guest Scholar at the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) in 1998 and Research Fellow of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge 1989-90.
He is Chief Author and Editor of several government / public studies related to arts and cultural policy in Hong Kong including the Baseline Study on HK’s Creative Industries (2003), A Study on Creativity Index (2005), Study on the Relationship between the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong’s Creative Industries (2006) and Mapping Study of Creative Clusters in Hong Kong (2010 & 2015). He was selected as Lead Curator for the 11th International Architecture Exhibition of Venice Biennale Hong Kong Pavilion in 2008 and Co-Curator in 2012.
Professor Hui has served as appointed member of the Antiquities Advisory Board, Commission on Strategic Development and Non-Executive Director of the Urban Renewal Authority and is at present member of Country and Marine Parks Board, Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation as well as Museum Expert Advisor to the Hong Kong Government.
From 2015-18, he was one of 43 international experts for the UNESCO expert facility of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and was engaged as International Expert in Mongolia. From 2017-19, he was member of the Expert Group for the UNESCO Culture/2030 Indicators project now implemented as pilot in a number of countries and cities and he has been appointed as Regional Expert for the Philippines and Baguio City from 2021-22. He also serves on the editorial advisory board of Arts and the Market and reviewer for Habitat International and Journal of Urban Planning and Development.
Professor CHEUNG Kwong Yue, Alex
Head, Department of Chinese
Professor Cheung Kwong Yue, Alex is a renowned scholar who specialises in etymology, palaeography, ancient texts, and classical literature of Chinese. He is also an authority in the identification and authentication of ancient Chinese inscribed bronzes and bamboo manuscripts.
He holds concurrent positions at different institutions. He has been appointed as Head and Chair Professor of the Department of Chinese at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK), Professor of the School of History at Beijing Normal University, Honorary Professor of the School of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong, Honorary Professor of the Institute of Han Language at An Hui University, Academic Consultant of the Institute of Chinese Palaeography at Zhong Shan University, and Adjunct Professor of the Institute of Chinese Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Previously, Professor Cheung had served as Professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Adjunct Professor of the Department of Chinese at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He also served as Consultant of the Municipal Committee for the Authentication of Cultural Relics at the Shanghai Museum, and was a member of the Consultation Committee of Academic Affairs at the Institute of History and Philology of Academia Sinica in Taiwan. He also visited the University of Pennsylvania, USA, as Distinguished International Scholar in 2007, during which he gave lecture talks organised by the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization.
His publications are numerous. The more notable ones are Essence on the Authentication of Pre-Qin Bronze Inscriptions 偽作先秦彝器銘文疏要, “Terms for Wine Utensils in Drinking Ceremonies Referred to in the Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial, Based on Newly Discovered Materials”, “A New Reading of the Character 哂 in ‘Xian jin’ of Analects, Using Bamboo Manuscripts as Evidence” 從簡牘材料談《論語．先進》篇「哂」字的釋讀, “The Use of Beaker in Drinking Ceremonies Mentioned in the Book of Etiquette and Ceremonial” 《儀禮》飲酒禮用觶小議, “A Few Notes on Two Newly Seen Pu of Duke of Song” 讀新見宋公鋪二器札迻, “A Study of Disease Names as Recorded in Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts from the Qin and Han Dynasties” 秦漢簡帛所見病名輯證, and “A Few Insights on King Wu’s Inscribed Sword with Inlaid Gold” 錯金吳王劍銘獻疑.
Professor Cheung has received various research grants, including the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Research Grant in Taiwan and other external private funds. Projects include “Research on the Inscribed Bronzes of the Shang-Zhou Period (1300–221BC),” “Digital Archive of Ancient Chinese Bronzes,” “United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia – Research Project on Inscribed Bronzes,” and “A Comparative Research on the Names of Chinese Medicine Found in Qin Han Bamboo / Silk Manuscripts and Hong Kong Chinese Herbs.”
Professor FU Ho Ying, Jeanne
Head, Department of Management
Prior to joining the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Professor Fu Ho Ying Jeanne has taught at City University of Hong Kong and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is currently the Head of Department of Management and Head of Honours Academy. Professor Fu received her PhD from the University of Hong Kong and received her post-doctoral fellowship training at Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Her research interests span across many different disciplinary areas such as organizational psychology, cross-cultural management, strategic management, and consumer behavior.
Professor Fu is one of the pioneers in the field of cultural cognition and management. Her research focuses include cross-cultural conflict resolution, leadership, expatriation management and innovation. She is primarily interested in how multicultural individuals organize and use the cultural knowledge they learnt from different cultural traditions, and how people from different cultures vary in their lay beliefs and the associated organizational behaviors. Her papers appeared in top-tier journals such as Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Making, Management Organization Review, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Psychology and Marketing.
With her diverse interests, Professor Fu has created substantial impact in both management and psychology with high citation counts according to Social Science Citation Index and Google Scholar. Her publications were widely recognized and she was invited to serve on a number of editorial boards including Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Management and Management and Organization Review. Professor Fu keeps an active research pipeline and has secured constant funding from Hong Kong Research Grants Council as Principal Investigator (HK$1.5 million) and Co-Investigator (HK$1 million) in the last 10 years of her academic career in Hong Kong.
Professor KAO Lang
Head, Department of Social Science
Professor Kao is now Department Head of Social Science and Programme Director of Asian Studies at HSUHK. Previously, he taught in the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University (NTU) and served as department chair from 2003 to 2005.
From 2008 to 2012, Professor Kao served in President Ma Ying-jeou’s administration as Deputy Secretary-General to the President. In that position, he helped coordinate the domestic policymaking process.
Professor Kao graduated from NTU with BA and MA degrees in 1979 and 1983, respectively. Between 1982 and 1984, he worked for the Editorial Section of the Central News Agency. In 1984, Professor Kao went abroad for study, and obtained a PhD in government and politics at the University of Maryland (College Park) in 1989. He joined the NTU faculty in 1989.
Professor Kao specialises in international relations, regional economic integration, and comparative government. During his career at NTU, he wrote and edited many books and articles on constitutional reform, political and economic development, and public policy.
In recent years, he has turned his attention to the study of Asia-Pacific regional economic integration and public policy in the digital age. From 2013 to 2015, he was a member of the Chinese Taipei Delegation to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week. Since 2014, he has been a regularly featured columnist for the United Daily News (Taiwan). Currently, he is also convener of the macroeconomics committee of the Cross-Strait CEO Summit.
Professor Kao has received a Fulbright Scholar grant, a MacKay Canadian Studies Award, and many research awards from the National Science Council.
Professor SIU Yuk Tai, Trevor
Professor, School of Communication
With a solid academic and industrial background, Professor Siu had accumulated extensive experience in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry and the tertiary education sector prior to joining HSMC in 2015. His specialisation has been crossing the lines among various academic disciplines and industrial sectors, encompassing the areas of information technology, engineering, Chinese medicine, finance, media and communications. Having a strong appreciation of system hardware and software design, he is able to effectively apply his knowledge and skills in taking advantages of interdisciplinary approach to different fields of study, such as combining ICT with interactive speech applications, Chinese medicine, financial systems, journalism and media communications. Moreover, he has also developed his expertise in academic development and accreditation of self-financing degree programmes.
In 1987, Professor Siu obtained his PhD in Electronic Systems Engineering on multimedia systems after pursuing a rapid BSc, MSc and PhD education at University of Essex, UK. While undertaking the research, he was also involved in the work on developments associated with Photo-videotex. This work was to lead to a very successful and commercial implementation of systems and services, later to be sold widely in the USA for the Cable Television Industry.
Professor Siu first started a professional career to work as a Software Engineer in the Cambridge Science Park, and later joined British Telecom Research Laboratories at Martlesham in 1989. As a Senior Professional Engineer he had undertaken various key R&D projects, particularly the development of ODA technologies of the ISO 8613 international standard for interchanging documents between office systems and the development of a demanding high volume real time voice messaging system successfully rolled out as nationwide network service.
In 1995, Professor Siu joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong, in which he effectively applied computing tools and techniques to the information retrieval and analysis of traditional Chinese medicine literature in association with the development of Chinese medical subject headings. In 1999, Professor Siu further expanded his area of expertise via working at ChinFon Securities Investment Trust Co Ltd in Taiwan, in the capacity of Director of Computer Information Office. This special opportunity had allowed him to gain valuable business knowledge and experience in the financial sector that he could make effective use of interactive voice response system, electronic trading system and web-based applications to support mutual fund investment and management operations.
Having developed strong theoretical and practical abilities coupled with a Chartered Engineer professional status, Professor Siu began his full-time academic career when the HKSAR government was strategically promoting the development of self-financing degree programmes so as to provide our young people with more post-secondary education opportunities. In 2001, he joined Chu Hai College of Higher Education in the position as Associate Professor and was later promoted to Professor and Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering housing three academic departments – Computer Science, Civil Engineering and Architecture. During this over decade-long employment, he had contributed to the rapid development of these departments with interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research. Furthermore, he made significant contributions to the long-term development of the college through the rigorous LPA, Re-LPA and PAA processes of meeting the accreditation standards stipulated by the HKCAAVQ.
In addition to the academic affairs and degree programmes development experience, Professor Siu has engaged in various research and scholarly activities. He made successful applications for a number of research grants including: NT$1,860,000 from CCK Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange to examine a standard set of subject headings for indexing and searching information in databases of traditional Chinese medicine literature; NT$1,150,000 from Taipei’s National Research Institute of Chinese Medicines to develop a multimedia database for the identification of poisonous herbs; and HK$13,767,934 from the UGC Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector to conduct interdisciplinary study for the enhancement of research capacity in sustainable systems and technologies. His areas of research are in diverse disciplines varying from the study of information technology to traditional Chinese medicine, with further interest in new media and communications. He has contributed to various publications, such as the edition of Report on Standard Medical Subject Headings for TCM published by CMMRC of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the article of research on Knowledge Acquisition in Prescription of Chinese Medicine published by Chinese Journal of Information on TCM.
Currently, Professor Siu continues his commitment to serving the self-financing degree sector at the School of Communication in HSUHK. He is leading the development of an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree programme in the field of convergent media that merges knowledge and skills in information and communication technology with journalism and communication, while supporting HSMC’s future academic development toward the attainment of a university title through various stages of the accreditation exercise.
Professor POON Chung Keung
Professor, Department of Computing
Professor Poon is a professor in the Department of Computing. Prior to joining Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, he was the Dean of School of Computing and Information Sciences cum Director of Research Office at Caritas Institute of Higher Education. He has also worked at the University of Texas at Austin and City University of Hong Kong previously.
Professor Poon received his BSc in Engineering and MPhil from the University of Hong Kong in 1989 and 1991 respectively. He finished his PhD at the University of Toronto in 1995. He is a computer scientist with a broad range of research interest, including theoretical computer science, databases, data mining, information retrieval, operations research and computers in education. He is especially interested in applying his expertise in algorithm design to solve problems in other areas. He has published in reputable conferences and journals such as FOCS, STOC, SoCG, ICDT, CIKM, ECIR, Algorithmica, IEEE Transactions, Information Systems, Journal of Scheduling, SIAM Journal on Computing, Theoretical Computer Science, etc. He received the Best Newcomer Award in the 8th International Conference on Database Theory in 2001. Over the years, he has obtained many research grants and served as technical programme committee members and reviewers for many conferences and journals.
He is also a committed teacher with substantial experience in teaching and supervising students, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is always thinking of ways to help his students. He wrote a textbook on C++ programming and led the development of a web-based system that allows students to practice programming on their own.
Professor CHENG Tsz Wan, Louis
Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance, Department of Economics and Finance
Dr. Cheng is a Dr. S H Ho Professor of Banking and Finance at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme in which he leads the effort in promoting ESG integration for an investment portfolio of about USD 7bil (as of 2018). Dr. Cheng actively engages in ESG and green finance research. In addition to publishing an article and a chapter on Green Bond, he received a grant from Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, HKSAR Government with a project cost of over HKD 1mil to conduct ESG training for accountants.
He was a member of the Business Studies Panel (Joint Research Schemes) for the Research Grants Council (RGC). He served as a member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, Council member and a Trustee of the Pension Fund of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently a member of the Examination Board of The Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK).
Dr. Cheng graduated with a DBA in Finance from Louisiana Tech University in 1989. He has been a CFPCM certificant since 2001. Before joining Hang Seng University, he was Professor of Finance and Director of Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial finance at PolyU. From 1989 to 1998, he was an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor at Murray State University in Kentucky. In 2003, he served as the HSBC Fellow at the University of Exeter in UK. Moreover, he has more than 90 articles published in research journals including the Journal of Finance. Dr. Cheng is an author of Fundamentals of Financial Planning, and the lead author of Financial Planning and Wealth Management: An International Perspective, both by McGrawHill.
Dr. Cheng served as a project consultant for various organizations including Bank of China (HK) Private Banking, Investor Education Centre (IEC), Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Authority (MPFA), Value Partners, Agricultural Bank of China (HK) Private Banking, Bank Consortium Trust Hong Kong, Fubon Bank, Hong Kong Exchanges (HKEx), Charles Schwab (US), Tai Fook Securities, and Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI).
Professor LAU Pak Lung, Victor
Professor, Department of Management
Professor Lau received the BA degree in Journalism from the National Chengchi University and obtained the MSc and PhD degrees in Management from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His study areas have included International Business, Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management. His papers have been published in Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Family Business Review, and Journal of Business Ethics, etc. He has also presented his studies at such conferences as Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Asia Academy of Management, and Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
Before joining the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Professor Lau was a faculty member of the Department of Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, respectively. For more than 20 years, he has been responsible for a variety of modules in teaching and curriculum design, including Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Management Skills Development, International Business, and Asian Business. He has adopted various pedagogical methods, such as cooperative learning and problem-based learning approaches, to help students become more active and interactive. The effectiveness of his teaching has consistently been evidenced by the favorable results of teaching evaluations and teaching awards.
Professor Lau has gained extensive work experiences. Before engaging in the academic career, he was an employee in some commercial companies and an entrepreneur running his own business venture for more than 10 years. Such industrial and entrepreneurial experiences do not only offer insights into his research and teaching, but they also enable him to provide quality service in universities. In the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, he has initiated and developed the BBA-MGT and BBA-HRM programs and served as the Program Director, among other administrative roles. In the Chinese University of Hong Kong, for example, he was the Associate Director of the Integrated BBA Program and the Faculty Representative on the Senate Committee on General Education.
Professor LEE Yim Hong, Lawrence
Professor (Practice), Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Insurance
Mr Lee has over thirty years of work experience in the insurance industry. He is the Principal Consultant of Larrimen Consulting Limited and was Aon Asia’s Regional Managing Director for Aon Consulting. He has extensive work experiences in the field of general insurance and professional indemnity insurance. Mr Lee also taught at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Corporate strategies learnt at class are highly practical at work and thus help enhance my company’s market competitiveness. The four-year marketing study at HSUHK had broadened my perspective. By thinking from different angles, I am able to enhance my job performance.
- Ms LI Tsz Ying
- Marketing Officer of Swire Coca-Cola HK
I miss hall life at HSUHK. Preparing desserts and watching movies together with my hall mates were all precious moments to me.
- Mr Lai Tat Shing, Rex
- BBA, Graduate of 2015
The tremendous efforts of HSUHK to promote sustainability is highly appreciated. It is hoped that conservation concepts could be instilled in the younger generation at an early stage.
- Dr William Yu
- Founder and Chief Executive Officer
- World Green Organisation