Recipients of ISE Distinguished Alumni Awards

Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2012

Mr FOK Chi-man

Higher Diploma in Production and Industrial Engineering, 1984

Mr. Fok graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1984 with a higher diploma in Production and Industrial Engineering , and an MSc degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering under the Integrated Graduate Development Scheme with Warwick University.

In 1994, Mr. Fok started his own business in precision optics design and manufacturing. With the support from the Advanced Optics Manufacturing Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Productivity Council, he developed his plastic aspherical lens manufacturing operations in Hong Kong to meet the demand for precision lens from the camera and toy industries. The business grew rapidly and in 2001, the manufacturing operation was relocated to ZhongShan to cope with the expansion.

He served as president of the Hong Kong Opto-mechatronics Industries Association (HKOMIA) and the Hong Kong Optical Engineering Society.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2012

Mr Anthony FUNG Wai-hing

Higher Diploma in Production Engineering, 1976

In 1976, Mr. Fung graduated from the then Hong Kong Polytechnic with a Higher Diploma in Production & Industrial Engineering, and one year later an Associateship . In 1980, Mr. Fung obtained a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Management from the University of Birmingham, U.K., and in 1989, was awarded an MBA Degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Mr. Fung worked from 1981 to 1976 as Marketing Executive, Marketing Manager, General Manager, and Area General Manager in Leeport Machine Tools Ltd., devoted to the introduction of advanced manufacturing technology and equipment to the manufacturing industries in Hong Kong & China. In 1997, he joined Lung Kee (Bermuda) Holdings Limited, and has served as Executive Director of the Board for the last 15 years, helping LKM (Lung Kee Metal) to become the world’s largest Mould Base manufacturer and Tool Steel distributor.

Mr. Fung was elected as the President of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (HK Chapter) in 1992-93, and served as a member of the Metals Committee of the Industry & Technology Development Council, Industry Department, HK Government during 1993-97.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2012

Dr KO Kam-chin

Doctorate of Engineering (EngD), 2010

Dr Ko Kam Chin obtained his Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2010. Currently, he is the Senior Vice President, Automotive Products Group – Asia Pacific in the Johnson Electric (JE) Group and was appointed as a Member of Johnson Electric Executive Committee in 2005 and Vice Chairman of RiYong Auto Group in Shanghai, China in 2006. He is responsible for business worth USD 800million covering all business activities in the region, such as business growth strategy, and commercial and operational directions of the Automotive Products Group in Asia Pacific.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2012

Prof. LEE Tai-chiu

Technician Diploma in Production Engineering, 1967

Prof. T.C. Lee graduated with a higher diploma from the then Hong Kong Technical College in 1967. He went to UK to further his studies and graduated with a Masters degree in Production Technology from Brunel University, UK and a Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1975 from Aston University, Birmingham, UK. In the same year, he came back to Hong Kong and joined the now Hong Kong Polytechnic University, serving as a Lecturer, Principal Lecturer, Professor and Associate Head and Professorial Research Fellow of the ISE department before his recent retirement. Currently, he is an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) of Leeport (Holdings) Ltd; an Honorary Professor of Shandong University; an Honorary Fellow of the University of Warwick WMG, United Kingdom and is also an Honorary Consultant of the Hong Kong Metal Manufacturers Association (HKMMA).

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2012

Mr Eddie LEUNG Tin-fu

Higher Diploma in Production and Industrial Engineering, 1984

Mr. Leung Tin Fu is the founder and President of Paper Communication Exhibition Holdings Limited. Mr. Leung graduated from the Production and Industrial Engineering Department of the PolyU. He has over two decades of experience in the fields of exhibition organising and publishing. He is one of the founding members, Treasurer and Vice President of the HKECIA.

In November 2001, Mr. Leung led his colleagues to achieve another milestone: The Group was successfully listed on the HK Stock Exchange . Mr. Leung also aims to lead Paper Communication to be one of the leading exhibition organisers in Asia.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2012

Dr Kenneth NG Kam Wing

Higher Diploma in Production Engineering, 1970

Dr Ng Kam Wing, Kenneth graduated from the Hong Kong Technical College (formerly Hong Kong Polytechnic) with a Higher Diploma in Production Engineering in 1970. He furthered his study in Brunel University, UK and obtained a Master of Technology (MTech) in Production Technology and Doctor of Philosophy in 1974 and 1978, respectively. He started his academic career as a lecturer in the Department of Production and Industrial Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1978, and in 1987 established his own business “Silcon Electronic Co. Ltd. (Silcon)” with its core business focusing on watch manufacturing. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Silcon and also a Director of Pat Chun International Co. Ltd.

He was President of the Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers’ Association from 1995-1997 and served as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Manufacturers Quality Club (ISO9000) from 1992-1996.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2012

Mr Fred TAM Chit-ho

Technician Diploma in Production Engineering, 1976

Mr. Tam worked as a technician, quality supervisor and production manager from 1976 to 1980, and then started his own business as a die casting toy manufacturer in 1981.Beginning with a small factory making toys and parts, the plant was moved to China in 1983 where all processes could be under one roof. Apart from toys and parts, Mr. Tam extended his business to high-precision models, decals printing, helmet manufacturing and vacuum painting systems. In 1994, Mr. Tam was honoured as an Honorary Citizen of Zengcheng, Guangzhou, China. Awards received from China and the Hong Kong Government during the past years have been for Productivity, Quality, Technological Achievement, Printing, Invention and Innovation.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2012

Mr Dominic TAM Jo Tak

Higher Diploma in Production and Industrial Engineering, 1977

Mr. Dominic Tam is currently the Executive Chairman and CEO of Combine Will International Holdings Limited. He graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic with a Higher Diploma in Production and Industrial Engineering in 1977 and later an Honours degree from Loughborough University in Product Manufacturing and Management.

Upon graduation, Mr. Tam held various engineering and management positions in a number of American and Hong Kong toy manufacturing companies, including Mattel, Ertl and Zindart Industrial, Ideal Toys, LJNand Galoob .

In 1992, Mr. Tam started his own business, establishing Combine Will Industrial Company Limited with his partner, Mr. Yau. The company started with only 300 employees, but now the workforce has expanded to 11,000. Moreover, the business scope has also expanded from covering only toy and premium production to the manufacturing of die-cast molds and distribution of other precision tools. Over the years, the company has set up 5 factories in Dongguan and Heyuan. In June 2008, Combine Will Group was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

In honoring his contribution to industrial development, Mr. Tam was elected as Chairman for the Hong Kong Die-casting Association (2000-2002). He currently serves as Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong Die-casting & Foundry Association, Vice President of the Hong Kong Toy Manufacturers’ Association and Vice President of PVCHK .

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2007

Prof. LAU Wai-Shing

Higher Diploma in Production Engineering, Hong Kong Technical College, 1965

Prof. W.S. Lau graduated from the Hong Kong Technical College in 1965. After a period of industrial experience in UK, he obtained his Master and PhD degrees from Manchester University. After his return to Hong Kong in 1971, he worked for the Hong Kong Polytechnic (HKP) for 22 years and the Vocational Training Council (VTC) for 12 years. His last post at HKP was Head and Professor of the Manufacturing Engineering Department and at the VTC as Deputy Executive Director. He retired from the VTC in 2006 and since then has been working for Warwick University as Honorary Professor at the Warwick Manufacturing Group. He is also an Emeritus Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). Prof. Lau’s main interests are football and Tai Chi.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2007

Dr Stephen LEE Sik-fun

Higher Diploma in Production Engineering, Hong Kong Technical College, 1972

Dr Stephen Lee graduated from Hong Kong Technical College (predecessor of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and holds Master’s degrees in Manufacturing Engineering and Electronics Engineering from the UK’s Cranfield University and Heriot-Watt University respectively and a PhD in Engineering from the University of Warwick, UK.

As Head of the Technology Development Branch at the Hong Kong Productivity Council, Dr Lee oversees the Automotive and Electronics Division, Innovation and Intellectual Property Division, Environmental Management Division, Manufacturing Technology Division and Materials Technology Division. Dr Lee has also taken on an executive role with the Hong Kong Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&D Centre hosted in HKPC.

He is also currently the President of Guangdong-Hong Kong Association for the Promotion of Technology Enterprise (Hong Kong) Ltd. and Senior Vice-President of The Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology Ltd.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2007

Mr Dave CHONG Chiu-ping

Higher Diploma in Production and Industrial Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic, 1979 /
Associateship in Production and Industrial Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic, 1982

Mr Dave C.P. Chong, aged 50, is the Managing Director of Lucky Products Group, an industrial enterprise employing 3,000 employees in China. He was awarded a higher diploma with distinction in Production and Industrial Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1979 and was elected as a graduate member of the Institution of Production Engineers in 1982. In 2007, he was awarded the ISE Distinguished Alumni Award from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr Chong is married and has one daughter and 2 sons. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Mould and Die Technology Association, a member of the IVE Metal Training Board, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Die Casting Association, a member of Fogang CCPCC (佛岡縣政協) and an Honorary Citizen of Fogang Qing Yuen City.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2007

Mr Raymond LEUNG Siu-hong

Associateship in Production and Industrial Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic, 1979

Mr Raymond Leung is concurrently the Chairman & CEO of TDK China and TDK HK. A Senior Vice-President of TDK Corp., he also chairs several other TDK companies including SAE Magnetics, TDK Xiamen, among others. Raymond joined SAE Magentics in 1981, rose to become the President in 1999, and the Chairman in 2005. Under his leadership, SAE has become the world’s largest, and now the only independent supplier of magnetic recording heads for hard disk drives, having a revenue exceeding USD 2 billion. SAE has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of TDK since 1986.

A Chartered Engineer with a MSc in Industrial Engineering from the University of HK, Raymond is the Chairman of the Industrial Consortium of the City University of HK (CityU). He is also a member of the Industrial Advisory Committee of the HK University of Science & Technology (HKUST) and that of The HK Polytechnic University (PolyU). Raymond has been made a Distinguished Fellow of CityU, an Honorary Fellow of HKUST, and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering Alumni Association of The PolyU.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2007

Mr LI Nan-yiu

Higher Diploma in Production Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic, 1979 /
Associateship in Production and Industrial Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic, 1980

Mr Li Nai-yiu graduated from Higher Diploma and Associateship courses at the Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Department of the Hong Kong Polytechnic. He also obtained the degree of Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and is now a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a registered engineer in the United Kingdom. Mr Li has long been engaged in Science and Technology education and academic exchanges. He is one of the founding directors and is now the Director of the Beijing-HongKong Academic Exchange Centre, which aims at promoting academic, science and technology interflows between Hong Kong and the Mainland. Mr Li was the President of the Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (2002-2003). In addition, He has joined various influential organizations and is actively involved in youth affairs and in the popularization of science in Hong Kong.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2007

Dr Johnny NG Kit-chong

Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2002

Dr Johnny Ng is the Chairman of Titanium Group (NASDAQ BB: TTNUF) responsible for determining corporate vision and formulating research strategies. He engaged in Post-doctoral research at Tsinghua University in 2006, specializing in Proactive Computing. He graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree and in 2002 with a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Currently, Dr Ng is the Vice-President of Hong Kong Computer Society and an Adjunct Associate Professor of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Codes of Practice for Recognized Certification Authorities, Hong Kong SAR Government. He received an award for being one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Digi Persons” in 2000 and also for being “Innovative Entrepreneur of Year 2003”. Under his leadership, Titanium Group has been named by Deloitte as one of the “Technology Fast 50 in China 2006”. The company was placed 28th out of 50 with growth of 234 per cent over a three-year period.

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Awardee of ISE Distinguished Alumni Award 2007

Dr Samson TAM Wai-ho, JP

Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2005

Dr Tam is currently Chairman of Group Sense (International) Limited (GSL), which focuses on the development of handheld information devices, including electronic dictionaries, personal communication products and handheld electronic products. The company’s introduction of the world’s first “Instant-Dict” Chinese-English electronic dictionary in 1989 has made it a household name. Under Dr Tam’s leadership, GSL won the first Hong Kong Award for Industry: Technological Achievement, presented by the HKSAR Government in 1997. He is devoted to the promotion of technological cooperation between Hong Kong and the mainland. He is Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, and Vice-Chairman of the PRD Council of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He was a recipient of the Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong in 1992 and named as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” in 1997. He was previously Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering and made a valuable contribution to its development.

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