People: Henderson Land Development Co Ltd (0012.HK)
30 Jun 2016
Poon, Chung Kwong
Professor. Dr. Poon Chung Kwong, G.B.S., J.P., Ph.D., D.Sc., has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Henderson Land Development Company Limited., and a member of its Corporate Governance Committee with effect from October 25, 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. 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) and he is the President Emeritus and Emeritus Professor 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 (JP) in 1989 and received the OBE award in 1991, the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) award in 2002 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the “Leader of the Year Awards 2008 (Education)”. In addition, Professor Poon was appointed 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 the Honorary Professor of a number of toprated universities in the mainland China. Professor Poon is a non-executive director of Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited and an independent non-executive director of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, an associated company of the Company, Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited, K.Wah International Holdings Limited and Chevalier International Holdings Limited, all of which are listed companies.
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