Board of Directors
Professor POON Chung Kwong G.B.S., J.P., Ph.D., D.Sc., Independent Non-Executive Director, joined the Company in 2012. Professor Poon obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the University of Hong Kong, a Doctor of Philosophy degree and a Higher Doctor of Science degree from the University of London, U.K.. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology and University of Southern California. He also held the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humanities from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2009. Professor Poon is currently the chairman of Virya Foundation Limited (a registered non-profit charitable organisation). He is an Emeritus Professor and the President Emeritus of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and had devoted 40 years of his life to advancing university education in Hong Kong before he retired in January 2009 from his 18-year presidency at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor Poon was appointed a non-official Justice of the Peace in 1989 and received the OBE award in 1991, the Gold Bauhinia Star award in 2002, and the “Leader of the Year Awards 2008 (Education)”. In addition, Professor Poon was appointed as a member of the Legislative Council (1985-1991) and a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (1998-2013). Professor Poon is a non-executive director of Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited and an independent non-executive director of Henderson Land Development Company Limited, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited and Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited. All of those companies are public companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.