Ir Dr the Hon LO Wai Kwok, SBS, MH, JP
BSc(Eng) MSc(Eng) MBA EngD CEng FHKIE FIET FIMechE FHKEng RPE
Ir Dr the Hon LO Wai Kwok, SBS, MH, JP, is Member of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, representing the Engineering Functional Constituency. He is Chairman of the Public Works Subcommittee.
Dr Lo is very active in the community and has served many government organizations, professional bodies and trade associations. He was President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in the session 2007/08 and was a Sha Tin District Councilor for many years. He is currently Chairman of the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency, member of the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park Board of Directors, member of the Housing Authority, the Hospital Authority, and the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. He is Chairman of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong, Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Strategy Alliance, and Past President of the Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association.
Dr Lo holds an Engineering Doctorate degree of the University of Warwick. He is Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Honorary Fellow of the City University of Hong Kong, Industrial Fellow of the University of Warwick, Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council, Honorary Professor of the Open University of Hong Kong, and Adjunct Professor of both the City University of Hong Kong and the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong. He was inducted a member of "The HKIE Hall of Fame" in 2015, the year that marked the 40th anniversary of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
Professor Fuguo CAO
Dean, The Chinese Academy of PPP Governance, Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), Beijing China
Professor CAO is Dean of the Chinese Academy of PPP Governance, Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) based in Beijing, a think-tank and national platform for PPP research and education jointly established by MoF, CUFE and China CITIC Group. He is Professor of Law at Law School of CUFE and serves as Legal Counsel of Ministry of Finance. He also directs China Institute of Public Procurement at CUFE.
Professor CAO is the Chief Scientist and Director of the award-winning Major Legislative Research Program on PPP by the National Planning Office for Social Science and sits on the Review Panels for national PPP model projects by Ministry of Finance. He also directs an award-winning project by World Bank (implemented by MOF) on domestic law reform in light of China’s Accession negotiation of WTO-GPA. He is currently serving the UNCITRAL Expert Group on PPP law reform.
Prof. CAO Fuguo was a Visiting Scholar at Nottingham University Law School and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at George Washington University Law School. He served the Working Group and Expert Group preparing China’s Bidding Law, Government Procurement Law and Regulations on Concession in Infrastructure Sector, and the UNCITRAL Model Law on Public Procurement. He edits China Public Procurement Law Review and sits on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Chinese Government Procurement(China-based), Public Procurement Law Review (European-based), Journal of Government Procurement(USA-based), International Journal of Public Sector Management(UK-based), and Journal of Malaysian and Comparative Law (since 2013). Professor CAO authored five books and more than 50 referred journal articles on issues of corporate law, public (international) procurement\bidding\PPP law, energy law and healthcare law.
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Professor Albert CHAN
Hong Kong leading PPP expert, Chair Professor of Construction Engineering and Management and Head of Department of Building and Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
A Chartered Construction Manager, Engineer, Project Manager, and Surveyor by profession, Ir Prof. Chan has worked in a number of tertiary institutions both in Hong Kong and overseas. He was a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Building and Planning at the University of South Australia. Ir Prof. Chan joined the Department of Building and Real Estate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1996 and was Associate Head (Teaching) from 2005 to 2011; Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment from 2011 to 2013, and from 2013 to 2014 respectively. He is currently Head of Department of Building and Real Estate. Ir Prof. Chan's research and teaching interests include project management and project success, construction procurement and relational contracting, construction management and economics, construction health and safety, and construction industry development. Ir Prof. Chan’s research has had a real and significant impact on the construction industry resulting in changes in policy decisions. His recommendations have been incorporated in the Construction Industry Council Guidelines on “Site Safety Measures for Working in Hot Weather” in April 2013. He has produced over 700 research outputs in refereed journal papers, international refereed conference papers, consultancy reports, and other articles. He has won a number of prestigious research paper and innovation awards since 1995. Ir Prof. Chan holds an MSc in Construction Management and Economics from the University of Aston in Birmingham, and a PhD in Project Management from the University of South Australia. Ir Prof. Chan maintains good links with overseas institutions. He has been an Adjunct Professor in a number of universities. Ir Prof. Chan was also a Founding Director of Construction Industry Institute, Hong Kong, which was a joint research institution developed by industry and the academia.
Professor Man Wai CHAN
Professor of Practice at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Adjunct Professor of Hong Kong University, Ex- Project Delivery Executive Director of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Professor Man-wai CHAN is a Chartered Surveyor (FRICS and FHKIS) by profession. He has many years’ experience in development, construction project and facilities management in private and public sectors both locally and overseas.
Professor Chan was the Executive Director (Project Delivery) of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) of Hong Kong. Prior to joining the WKCDA, he was the Vice President (Projects and Facilities) of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. He oversaw the planning, development, construction and facilities management of the Hong Kong Science Parks, Innocentre and Industrial Estates. He is the Founding President of the Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management (HKIFM). In 2007, he received the Distinguished Building Surveyor award by The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.
Professor Chan had worked in the academia for many years and held a number of key positions of Government committees, professional institutes and universities including member of the Buildings Tribunal, external examiner of HKU, City U and PolyU. Prof. Chan obtained his MSc(CPM), MIPA and PhD from the University of Hong Kong. He also holds a MSc(MPM) from the University of Oxford. Prof. Chan is currently Adjunct Professor of the University of Hong Kong and Professor of Practice of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Professor Lalit JOHRI
Senior Fellow in International Business and the Director of the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Professor Lalit Johri is a Senior Fellow in International Business and the Director of the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His areas of expertise include strategy and leadership in international businesses, alliances including public private partnerships, public policy and institutional reforms and emerging markets.
Lalit has extensive expertise in emerging markets, consulting with leading businesses and Governments in these markets that wish to engage with the west, and assisting western business leaders in developing strategies for tapping into these markets. As an advisor to the Royal Thai Government's Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, he conducted extensive field research in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Thailand and designed the international strategy for increasing market share of Thai agricultural and processed food products. The research focused on policy reforms and adopting strategies for enhancing competitiveness of the end-to-end agro-industry value chain. The practical implications of the research were used to train officials, producers and exporters in seminars conducted in United Kingdom and Thailand.
In addition to his work at the School, Lalit has played important roles in the creation and development of business schools in China, Spain, Vietnam, Thailand, India and UK. Currently he is member of the International Advisory Council of the Board of Governors for Indian Institute of Management Rohtak and is a member of the Validation Panel for Open University Validation Services in the UK. He has also served on the International Board of EADA Barcelona and as Chairman of the AIT's Reforms Committee in Thailand.
Lalit is a member of the International Editorial Board for the International Journal of Emerging Markets and is a member of the Academy of Management. He has also served as Vice President (Australasia) of the Production and Operations Society, the Director and a member of the International Board of Building Partnerships for Development and a member of the Editorial Board of POMS Chronicle.
Mr. Jun KAN
Chairman of China Road and Bridge Corporation (Hong Kong and Macau Regions) FHKIE, FICE, FHKIHT
Mr. Kan graduated from Southeast University (formerly known as Nanjing Institute of Technology). He joined China Road and Bridge Corporation in 1984 and was assigned to Hong Kong at the year of 1992. Mr. Kan is a professor senior engineer of the People's Republic of China, Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation as well as Fellow Member of Institution of Civil Engineers. He has served as the Managing Director of China Road and Bridge Corporation (Hong Kong and Macau Regions) since 2007 and Chairman of Hong Kong Region in 2020. He fully responsible for investment and engineering business in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta Regions with over 30 years of relevant experience.
Over many years, Mr. Kan has actively supported the construction industry in Hong Kong by introducing innovative solutions in terms of management, design, engineering and construction technologies in order to deliver products and services of highest quality to the general public. Mr. Kan currently is a non-official member of the Construction Industry Council in Hong Kong.
Professor Albert KWAN
Hong Kong infrastructure expert, Professor of Civil Engineering, former Head of Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong.
Albert K.H. Kwan is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He had been Associate Dean of Faculty of Engineering for seven years and Head of Department of Civil Engineering for three years. He was the specialist sub-consultant when the new Hong Kong Concrete code was drafted and has written an explanatory handbook on the code. He also served as a specialist sub-consultant to help incorporate the use of high-strength concrete into the new Singapore Concrete Code. He had worked on a number of major infrastructure projects with a consultant firm in Hong Kong before joining The University of Hong Kong to become an academic.
He was a civil and structural engineer by training but later changed his specialty to concrete materials, especially high-strength concrete, high-performance concrete and green concrete with low carbon footprint. He has developed a wet packing method for measuring the packing density of cementitious materials, mortar and concrete under wet condition and has applied this method augmented with powder technology to the optimum mix design of concrete materials. Through the years as an academic, he has also acted as an independent consultant to help solve industrial problems, especially those related to concrete construction, cracking and water leakage.
He was the founding president of Hong Kong Concrete Institute and a board member of Chinese Concrete Institute. As a board member of Hong Kong Concrete Institute, he has managed to publish a number of test method manuals and production certification schemes. As a materials engineer, he also practices as a quality engineer in laboratory assessment and product certification.
Professor Kerry LONDON
Deputy Dean - School Of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics, Western Sydney University. Immediate Past President of Chartered Institute of Building Australasia
Professor Kerry London joined the School of computing, Engineering and Mathematics in July 2017 as Deputy Dean and Professor Built Environment and Urban Transformation. Prior to this Kerry held the position of Dean of Research and Innovation in the Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of South Australia, where there are more than 200 academics and 285 HDR students; where she led the research portfolio through a change management process to improve performance. Kerry was previously a Professor of Construction Management at RMIT University, Melbourne where she held various positions including Deputy Pro Vice Chanceller Learning and Teaching and was responsible for the teaching portfolio across the College with over 22 enrolled students.
She is an experienced academic leader and has worked at Deakin University and University of Newcastle. She has held various senior administrative roles spanning a career in academia which began in 2002 including; Chair University Academic Progress Appeals Committee (Deakin University), Node director CRC Construction Innovation (University of Newcastle), Associate Dean Research Faculty of Science and Technology (Deakin University), Associate Dean Community and Engagement Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (University of Newcastle) and Founding Chair Human Research Ethics Committee Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (University of Newcastle).
Kerry was also founding Director of the Centre for Integrated Project Solutions at RMIT University with a membership of 21 academic staff and 18 PhD students. She was founding Director of the first research Centre in the School of Architecture and Built Environment University of Newcastle. Prior to RMIT she held academic positions at Deakin University, University of Newcastle and UNITEC. She was the first female Chair in Construction Management in Australia at Deakin University. She was also the first academic (and female) to be President of the Chartered Institute of Building Australasia Council, an international professional association that accredits tertiary degrees in more than twenty countries.
She has held Ministerial appointments to the Built Environment Industry Innovation Council and the NSW Board of Architects. She is a Member of the Australian Sustainability Built Environment Council (ASBEC), which is the peak body of key organisations committed to a sustainable built environment in Australia. She is a Board Member of the Lean Construction Industry Association. She is a foundation Board member of the Australian Housing Supply Chain Alliance.
Mr. Beng NEOH
Managing Director of Challenger Funds Management (Asia) and Founding Partner of Transformation Paradigms
Mr. Beng Neoh has been in the financial services industry for more than two decades across Asia Pacific, in both public and private markets. Beng has made a number of accomplishments in the region, including:
- Strategic partnerships and joint ventures with China central SOE in investment management and pension insurance/management
- Established funds management businesses in Japan and Asia with a focus on long term investment in alternatives
Mr. Beng Neoh has also held Board Directorships in investment and pension organisations in China, Japan, Australia, and Singapore. Mr. Beng Neoh is currently based in Singapore as Managing Director of Challenger Funds Management (Asia) and Founding Partner of Transformation Paradigms, a not-for-profit organisation working with leaders in the region to deliver new paradigms of knowledge and practices. Prior to this, Beng was the Managing Director, North Asia based in Beijing for AMP Capital. Mr. Beng Neoh is an Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Oxford (Advanced Management and Leadership), in recognition of his success in ‘path breaking strategies and practices in promoting cross border business and industry collaborations in developed and emerging markets and contributing to the ongoing reforms in the pension sector in China.
Ir Dr POON Lok To Otto, BBS, OBE
Hon DTech CEng FHKIE FIET FIMechE MCIWEM SMCMES HonFEI FHKEng RPE
Ir Dr POON Lok To Otto, BBS, OBE, is a Chartered Engineer with over 50 years of E&M and environmental engineering experience. He is the Founder and Chairman of ATAL Engineering Group specialising in engineering trading, contracting, manufacturing and services. The Group has over 2,500 staff, headquartered in Hong Kong with offices and joint ventures in Macau, Mainland China, USA and UK.
Over the years, Dr Poon participated in public services both to the community and the engineering profession including, among others, Advisory Council on the Environment, Energy Advisory Committee, Council for Sustainable Development, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, Lift and Escalator Safety Advisory Committee, Advisory Committee of School of Energy and Environment of City University of Hong Kong, Trustee Board of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK, and Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), PRC. He is the Past President of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers, Hong Kong Chapter of Association of Energy Engineers and Hong Kong Federation of Electrical and Mechanical Contractors, as well as Past Chairman of Hong Kong Branch of IMechE and Hong Kong Climate Change Forum. Dr Poon is also the Life President of Hong Kong Federation of Electrical and Mechanical Contractors.
Dr Poon is currently the President of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, Member of Advisory Committee of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong, Member of International Advisory Committee of the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development and Member of International Advisory Committee of the Smart Cities Research Institute of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), and Adviser of Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, to name a few.
In recognition of his dedicated public and community services, Dr Poon was conferred University Fellowship by PolyU, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology (Hon DTech) by Coventry University and Honorary Fellowship by University of Central Lancashire. He was also awarded Honorary Fellowship by Energy Institute, UK and elected as a PolyU Outstanding Alumni, an IMechE Outstanding Branch Member of the Year and a CMES Honorary Member.
Dr ShouQing WANG
Godfather of PPP in China,Professor, Dept of Construction Management, Tsinghua University
Dr WANG ShouQing, Professor, Dept of Construction Management, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; Chief Specialist, Center for PPP, Tsinghua University; Director, PPP Lab of Hang Lung Center for Real Estate, Tsinghua University. His research and teaching interest has been solely on PPP since 1996. He has produced 300+ publications, being one of the top contributors of international journal papers on PPP in last two decades and Chinese Most Cited Researchers during four successive years (2014-2017), and has offered thousands of lectures on PPP to relevant professionals and officers in China. He is also Chairman of Academic Committee of the Chinese Universities PPP Forum (60+ universities), Chairman of the China National Collaboration Network for M.Eng.(PM) Education (160+ universities), one of the two country’s leading experts for legislation of the China Concession Law for Infrastructures (draft edition), Editorial Board Members of the International Journal of Project Management, Journal of Financial Management of Property & Construction, etc. Dr Wang is praised as the "Godfather of PPP in China".