Vice Presidents








  Qualification Sustainable Areas


Professor Gerry Postiglione

Vice President



Professor Gerard A. Postiglione is Chair Professor in Higher Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He is former Associate Dean for Research and Head of  the Division of Policy, Administration and Social Science Education. He has published 16 books and over 150 articles and chapters. His books include: Mass Higher Education in East Asia, Crossing Borders in East Asian Higher Education, Asian Higher Education, Education and Social Change in China, and China’s Precarious Balance (forthcoming with Johns Hopkins University Press). He is editor of Chinese Education and Society, and four book series about education in China.

In 2006, he received the Outstanding Research Supervisor Award from The University of Hong Kong. In 2011, he received the Best Book Award from the North American Comparative and International Education Society. In 2014, he received the Humanities and Social Science Prestigious Fellowship Award by the Hong Kong Government Research Grants Council. In 2015, he received a Lifetime Contribution Award from the North American Comparative and International Education Society for studies in higher education. In 2016, he was  inducted as a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association for his contribution to research. In 2016, his autobiography was published in Leaders in the Sociology of Education.In 2017, he received a second Best Book Award. A collection of his research works will be published by Routledge Press in 2018.


Education for Sustainable Development
Professor Peter R Hills

Vice President

PhD (Aston), Hon MHKIP

Professor Emeritus at The University of Hong Kong and he was the Chair Professor, The University of Hong Kong - Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management/The Kadoorie Institute Hong Kong form year 1993 to 2016. He is the expert of Urban Planning and Environmental. He worked in urban and environmental area as Director, The University of Hong Kong - Centre of Urban Planning and Environmental Management/The Kadoorie Institute Hong Kong for more than 20 years from year 1989 to 2012. He published more than 100 research papers related to policies and improvement of sustainable development, environmental facilities, energy saving, low-carbon economy and eco system.           


Professor David W K Yeung

Vice President

Dr h c (St. Petersburg), Co-director, Centre of Game Theory at Saint Petersburg State University

Professor Dr. Dr.h.c. David W. K. Yeung is Distinguished Research Professor and Head of Business Administration at Hong  Kong Shue Yan University, and Kantorovich Research Chair in Stochastic Differential Games and Co-director of Centre of Game Theory at Saint   Petersburg State University. He is also Distinguished Honorary Professor of Qingdao University - an honor he received along with Nobel laureates John Nash, Reinhard Selten, Robert Aumann and Lloyd Shapley. Yeung also serves as Director of the SRS Consortium for Advanced Study in Dynamic Cooperative Games -- a joint research initiative under the auspices of Saint  Petersburg State University, Russian Academy of Sciences and Shue Yan  University. He has held Faculty positions at Queen’s University, University of Hong Kong and National University of Singapore.

Yeung’s main areas of research are game theory, optimization and stochastic processes. He serves as Managing Editor of International Game Theory Review, Guest Editor of Annals of Operations Research, Associate Editorof Dynamic Games & Applications, Associate Editor of Operations Research Letters, Editor of the Routledge (Taylor & Francis) Series on Economics and Optimization, and Board of Editors of Mathematical Game Theory & Applications. Yeung has published extensively in world renowned science journals, in particular, Automatica, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, International Game Theory Review and Mathematical Biosciences.


Sustainable Economy
Professor C L Jenkins

Vice President

  PhD (Strathclyde)

Since his retirement from the University of Strathclyde, Emeritus Professor Jenkins has undertaken consultancy assignments in International Tourism and Hospitality in the Middle East and Thailand. His expertise in Tourism Policy and Planning has been well sought after by governments and institutions in Europe, Asia and Central and South America. Professor Jenkins has served on the Editorial Boards of six International Journals on Tourism Economics and Management


Sustainable Hospitality & Tourism
Professor Albert Lee

Vice President

MB, BS (London), MPH (CUHK), FRCS (London & Ireland)

Professor Albert Lee, Professor (Clinical) and Director of Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis and recommendations on health issues. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine and Professor Lee is one of the 10 foreign associates recently elected by the IOM.  

Professor Lee is a world-renowned pioneer in global health.  He developed widely used toolkits and frameworks to enable effective promotion and inculcation of health in various settings, from the school level through to municipal level and up to healthcare infrastructures.  Those works lead to over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and advisory roles in the World Health Organization and government bodies.

His contributions in health development are also recognized by his election as Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians in London and Ireland, the Chief Executive Commendation for Community Services in 2004 Honours list of Hong Kong Government, and Award for Pioneer in Healthy Cities for Research by Alliance for Healthy Cites (AFHC) in 2014. He was Chairman of Scientific Committee of AFHC 2014 Global Conference.  He also hold honorary and adjunct professorships at many leading academic institutions in Hong Kong and overseas.


Public Health
Professor Frank HK Fu

Vice President

MH, JP, DPE (Springfield), International Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology, USA

Professor Fu has published over 120 refereed articles in renowned international journals, and over the years, he has delivered over 130 lectures or presentations at conferences or seminars around the world. His research was supported by various funding bodies and covers development of sports culture; physical fitness and psychological profile of different populations; exercise prescriptions and intervention programmes; quality of life and wellness; historical studies on the development of physical education and sport in Hong Kong; cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle management; cardio-respiratory functions and selected biomarkers of endurance athletes; and implications of air pollution and high altitude training on physical activity and health fitness.

He has served as Chairman on a number of committees in public bodies, including the Elite Sports Committee, Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science and the Hong Kong Coaching Committee. He is currently Chairman of the Anti-Doping Committee and the Hong Kong Olympic Academy.

Professor Fu is devoted to advancing sport development in Hong Kong. His excellent performance was recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government with the appointment as Justice of the Peace and the awarding of the Medal of Honour.


Health & Wellness
Dr. Angela WY Cheung

Vice President


Dr Angela Cheung is a well-regarded distinguished teacher and administrator who has served the education sector of Hong Kong for over 50 years. She has plenty of experience in leadership positions, such as having been the Vice Principal of St. Stephen's Girls' College, as well as being appointed the Education Services Secretary of the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, in charge of education development and schools supervision. Her scope of work regarding education includes kindergartens, primary schools, secondary grammar schools, prevocational schools, practical schools and special schools for the mentally handicapped.  In addition, she has served on many public education bodies as well as contributed a lot to community services. She was a member of the Education Commission, Advisory Committee of Teachers Education and Qualification and the HK Education University The Board of Stewards; Chairman of the HKIEd Schools Company Ltd. and the HK Council of Education Administration to name a few. 

Currently, she is a member of the HK Federation of Youth Groups Lee Shau Kee College School Management Committee, Yew Chung Gigamind Primary School Management Committee, St. Stephen's Girls' College Fundraising Committee, and the Vice President of the  UNESCO HK Association.


Sustainable Education
Professor Victor Sit

Vice President

PhD (London), Deputy, National People’s Congress, the People’s Republic of China (1993 – 2008)

Professor Sit is currently an advisor of China Aircraft Leasing Limited and a senior advisor of China Airport Synergy Investment Limited. He obtained his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom and was professor of Geography and Head of Department of Geography and Geology, University of Hong Kong from 1977 to 2007, and founding director of the Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University, 2008 to 2013. He also serves as Honorary Professor of a number of renowned universities in China, including Peking University, Zhongshan University, Jinan University and Xian Jiaotung University .

Professor Sit was also Deputy of the National People’s Congress of the PRC (1993 -2008), an advisor to the Governor of Guangdong (2000 - 2005), a member of the Preparatory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Port and Marine Board, Committee on Port and Harbour Development, and Port Development Board of the HKSAR Government. Professor Sit has published a lot on urban studies and development strategy and on comparative urbanization. Currently he is focusing his research efforts on China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the global aviation industry and its impact on the global economy.


Sustainable Cities
Dr. John Cribbin

Vice President




EdD (Nottingham), Chairman, Cricket Hong Kong

Dr. John Cribbin is a career University Administrator. A graduate in Geography of University College London, he also holds a Masters degree in HRM/ Training from Leicester University and an Ed.D. from Nottingham University. He has worked at Kings College London, the UK Open University and the University of Hong Kong. At HKU he has worked in the Registry, the Faculties of Education and Arts and HKU SPACE.

His major duties include corporate governance as the Company Secretary in support of the Board of Directors and its Committees; the servicing of the School’s Boards, Committees and academic units, the work of the School’s Registry Affairs and Quality Assurance teams. He participates in the senior management of the School as a member of the Directorate team. He is responsible for the application internally of the HK Government’s Qualifications Framework. He has published in the field of lifelong learning and transnational education and has made a number of conference presentations.

He also represents Hong Kong at the Asian Cricket Council and International Cricket Council and serves on a number of their committees.


Lifelong Learning
Professor P Kevin MacKeown:

Vice President (Climate Change) World Institute of Sustainable Development Planners







PhD (Durham), FInstP, Honorary professor (Department of Physics) of University of Hong Kong, An expert researcher and the author of the book "Early China Coast Meteorology:­ The Role of Hong Kong"

Professor P Kevin MacKeown has published a book, Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong, 1882-1912 which provides valuable and informative insights into the controversies involving appropriate responses to the protection of life and property in any community regarding the weather. He is a graduate of the University College Dublin and the University of Durham, and spent the bulk of his career teaching physics and studying cosmic radiation at the University of Hong Kong, where he remains as an honorary professor today.

Professor Kevin MacKeown has been researching in Cosmic Rays in the last five decades. He poses the following question and provides a response.

Can the Cosmic Radiation Influence Climate Change?

Charged cosmic rays, both primary and secondary (most of them are charged), will produce ionisation in the atmosphere, in particular in water vapour there which may play a role in seeding cloud formation. Variation in the cosmic ray flux, which is well established, could then result in greater or lesser cloud cover and thus cooling or heating of the earth's surface. Phrased like that the problem seems very straightforward, but as with all aspects of climate change, the devil is in the details, and the complexities in the analysis are multiple. As a result, there is no unanimity in answering the question posed. First principles calculations are very challenging so most investigations look for correlations between observed quantities, but are mindful that any such correlations are not an automatic proof of causality. Because the charged cosmic ray flux in the atmosphere varies with latitude, due to the shielding effect of the earth's magnetic field, a dependence in the variation of cloud cover, and thus temperature modulation, could be expected to show some latitude effect.


Climate Change
Professor Jacobus Root

Vice President






Vice President Marketing, Shanghai (China) Jiao Tong University

Professor Root first stay in China was in 1982 when he landed in Beijing, and has since held lecturing posts for many years at several famous Chinese universities, among which: Shanghai Jiao Tong University SCE (est. 1896), teaching MBA Graduates as well as the TEFL Teachers training program. Additionally, he has lectured English Major students at SISU, Shanghai International Studies University in the Shanghai suburb of Songjiang.

An engaging speaker, he has been course leader at many seminars and training events such as Chamber of Commerce seminars. Professor Root is also Vice President Marketing at Shanghai Jiao Tong University SCE and is in charge of the organization, design and marketing educational products for the International Continuing Education division.

He has studied at Wellington, New Zealand Victoria University as well as Shanghai Jiao Tong University SCE, and was accorded a special Award and Diploma by the Shanghai Education department for the successful management of no less than four “English Culture weeks” in 2004, 2005,2006 and 2010.


Sustainable Business
Professor Gerhard Berchtold

Vice President






Dean of European Programmes (Austria), Universidad Azteca

Professor Berchtold is the Dean of European Programmes, Dean of the European Branch Campus of Universidad Azteca and Universidad Central de Nicaragua (UCN), Innsbruck, Austria. Professor Berchtold is also the Director and Professor of School of Environmental and Waste Management of UCN International Programs, and European Representative of UCN International Programs in areas of Environmental Management. He has linguistic proficiency in German, English, Italian, Spanish and French. He earned degrees in international management, higher education management, environmental decision making, environmental technology, business administration, public administration, environmental policy, education, and law. He is an Austrian scholar, management consultant, environmental policy adviser and an expert on environmental technology, waste and environmental management.

Since the 1980ies, Professor Berchtold has held a wide range of professional management and policy management experience, as well as distance education management and lecturing, research and consulting experiences especially in the areas of waste management, environmental policy, soil and groundwater remediation, general management and strategic and transnational higher open and distance education management. He has served the Austrian national Parliament (1990 - 2002) and the European Parliament (1995 - 1996) as consultant and assistant, was a full-vote member of the Austrian Superfund Commission
(Altlastensanierungskommission 1995 - 1999) and headed the environmental legislation working-group of the branch of waste and waste water management within the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria WKO (2000 - 2005), he used to be the administrative and political director of an independent fraction of the Tirol State Legislature (2005 - 2008). He has won awards including the Austrian annual prize for environment and public administration proposals, Oekomanager 2000, and is also a Salzburg Seminar alumnus (Environment and Diplomacy, 1994). He has published numerous publications and contributed substantially to both, environmental and waste management at the operational level in terms of projects, facilities and technologies, as well as to formulation, development and implementation of environmental law.


Environmental Technology and Waste Management
Dr. FT Chan

Vice President




PhD (HKU), Associate Vice President, UNESCO Hong Kong Association

Dr. FT Chan worked in academic management and training for more than 37 years and he was an Associate Professor and Principal Programme Director of HKU SPACE (1997-2015). His working experience included:

Course development, teaching and academic administration

1) Develop courses and programmes in various disciplines, 2) Develop collaboration programmes with overseas universities and professional organizations, 3)Teach computer science/IT courses at Bachelor and Master’s degree level, 4) Supervise the Academic Affairs Team of the HKU SPACE Community College to support the Quality Assurance of sub-degree programmes, 5) Advise e-learning development projects, and 6) Conduct inhouse training for teachers and ICT professionals.

Programme Accreditation and Quality Assurance

1)Chairman/Member of a number of Programme Validation Panels for HKU SPACE programmes, 2) Leader of the HKU SPACE Professional Writer Project Team to develop the Specifications of Competency Standards for “Information and Communication Technology - Software Products and Software Services Branch commissioned by the Education Bureau for the Hong Kong Qualification Frameworks, 3) Griffith University Audit Panel Member, Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) (8/2003-10/2003), 4) Murdoch University Offshore Courses Review Panel Chair (8/2004), 5) Panel Member/Assessor of a number of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Accreditation Visits (4/2005-now), 6) Member of Programme Validation Panels of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) (2009,2010, 2018).

Dr. Chan is a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE). He was a member of the Hong Kong Computer Society (MHKCS), member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), and chartered engineer (CEng) of the Engineering Council, UK before his retirement in 2015.     


Sustainable Technology & Education
Dr. Samson CW Ma

Vice President





DSc (Azteca), FIMC, FBCS, FIFC, FinstLM, Independent Consultant, Associated Partners of international consulting firms

Dr. Samson Ma served for telecom, IT and service industries over 40 years and participated in management consultancy for more than 20 years. He is the principal consultant with specialty in business valuation, executive coaching, executive search, facilitation, growth management, IT management, leadership development, marketing, organizational design & development, physical & cyber security, process improvement, project management, quality management, reengineering, sales & business development, small & family business, strategy planning, supply chain & logistics, and sustainability.

He worked in various sections and projects under Cable & Wireless, Unisys, Shell, Bain & Company, HK Telecom, Telcordia Technologies, PwC, PCCW, Ovum and ValuePartners. He successfully conducted and delivered more than 50 development and consulting projects to public corporations, government and government agents in China, Hong Kong and Asia Pacific region, which included IT automation, Information systems development, quality management, business change/development, industry transformation, industries regulation, government policy, marketing research, sales efficiency improvement, product delivery, customer services improvement, logistics enhancement, process management, strategies setting and scenario planning.

Dr. Ma also supported and contributed his knowledge to NGOs and volunteer services included ICT innovation, e-services, e-health management, as well as sustainable development and research, which included the working with FHKI to promote sustainable development for business and industries, and supporting of HIESD to develop sustainable smart healthy school project in Greater Bay Area. 


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