HKBU Council Chairman Cheng Yan-kee awarded honorary doctorate by Macau University of Science and Technology
29 Mar 2017
Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Chairman of the Council and Court of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), was conferred the degree of Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by the Macau University of Science and Technology on 27 March in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the higher education sector and to society at large.
Mr Cheng is a practising civil and structural engineer registered in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, and the United Kingdom. He is currently Managing Director of HK Cheng & Partners Ltd, and is the only non-British President of the Institution of Structural Engineers in its 119-year history.
Mr Cheng has served as Council member of HKBU since 1999 and was appointed the Chairman of the Council and Court of HKBU in 2013. Over the years, he has dedicated himself to developing the University into the best regional provider of Whole Person Education. He is currently a member of the governing board of the Beijing Normal University – HKBU United International College in Zhuhai. Mr Cheng was appointed Justice of the Peace by the HKSAR Government in 2000 and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2015 for his dedicated and remarkable contribution to Hong Kong.
Chairman Cheng is honoured and delighted to receive the recognition bestowed upon him. He said: "I will continue to deliver my utmost towards serving society and supporting higher education. Together with the University community and our friends and supporters, I hope I could contribute to the advancement of HKBU so it will achieve greater success in its teaching and learning, research, and service to the community."
In addition to his tremendous contribution to the tertiary education sector, Chairman Cheng has relentlessly contributed his efforts to public and community affairs. He was Chairman of the Corruption Advisory Committee under Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption, and previously served as a member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, Town Planning Board, Commission on Youth and Hospital Authority. He retains chairmanship of the Hospital Authority Capital Works Subcommittee, providing governance oversight on the massive hospital expansion and re-development projects. In addition, he is an active member of the e-Health Consortium tasked with the promotion and popularisation of the electronic health record sharing system.