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    Head of Academy

    Professor Richard WONG Yue-chim

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    Prof. Richard WONG Yue Chim

    Yue Chim Richard Wong (AB, AM, PhD in Economics, Chicago) is Professor of Economics and the Philip Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost. He was a Visiting Scholar at Hoover Institution at Stanford University (1989), Senior Fellow, National Center for Economic Research, Tsinghua University (1996-), and Distinguished Fulbright Scholar(2011).

    His research includes housing, household economics, labor markets, and regional economic development in China. He has led pioneering efforts in studying regional economic development in the Pearl River Delta and Yangzi River Delta regions. His current research is on inequality and intergenerational mobility in Hong Kong. He founded in 1987 and 1999, respectively, the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research and the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy, University of Hong Kong.

    His published books include The Fifth Dragon: Emergence of the Pearl River Delta (1995) (co- author), Port Facilities and Container Handling Services (1997) (Co-author), On Privatizing Public Housing (1998), Retaking Economic Center Stage – Integration and Transformation of the Yangzi River Delta Economic Region (2007) (co-author) (Chinese), Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong (2013), Has Hong Kong Lost Its Magic? (2013) (Chinese), Chicago School of Economics and the Market Social Order (2014) (Chinese), Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People: Fixing the Failures of Our Housing Policy (2015), Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong (2017).

    He had served on a number of public bodies in Hong Kong, including the Economic Advisory Committee, Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, Housing Authority, Hospital Authority, University Grants Committee, and the Chief Executive’s Commission on Innovation and Technology. Wong was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 1999 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in recognition of his contributions to education, housing, and industry and technology development and appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2000. He is Chairman of the Council of the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago.

    He writes a weekly political economy column for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and the South China Morning Post.

    Executive Director

    Raymond MAK Ka-chun

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    Raymond MAK Ka Chun

    Mr. Raymond Mak is the founding partner of ATLIUS Group, providing advisory and run-the- organisation services to help the small-medium size enterprises (SMEs) in technology and innovation industries to go- to-market, improve operation efficiency and look for investment for sustainable development. Prior to ATLIUS Group, Raymond was a seasoned management consulting leader in PwC Consulting (HK) Limited, specialized in strategy planning and execution, business transformation, organisation efficiency and turnaround, with over 10 years of solid experience in both consulting and corporate environment.

    Currently sitting in Trade & Industry Advisory Board of HKSAR Government and Hong Kong Smart City Consortium Investment Committee, Raymond focuses on identifying investment and overseas market entry opportunities for local start-ups as well as the economic and cultural development of Hong Kong in Belt & Road, CEPA and Bay Area initiatives. He is also committed to meet local professional groups to address their needs and concerns on smart city development in Hong Kong.

    RBack in his university days, Raymond was the President of HKU Students’ Union (2003 – 2004), member of HKU Council and Senate (2003) as well as the President of HKUSU Sports Association (2002).  He has been active in building a better community in Hong Kong since graduation and has recently co- founded Social Initiative Group (2014) with a team of young professionals to provide innovative project ideas to other NGOs. Raymond is the mentor of Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) LEAP programme and Baptist University International College mentorship programme (Politics & Policies).

    Since early 2016, Raymond has been participating in politics and public affairs. He is the Governor of the Path of Democracy (PoD), a local political think-tank, and represented the organization to run 2016 HKSAR Legislative Council Election (New Territories East Constituency). Aiming to nurture new generation politicians and public affairs talent for Hong Kong, he initiated and co-founded the Hong Kong Academy of Politics and Public Policy (HKAPP) with HKU SPACE in May 2017 and sit as the Executive Director to steer the development of the Academy.

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    HUI Ching

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    Dr. HUI Ching

    (MSc. LSE, Ph.D. Centre of Asian Studies, HKU)

    Vice-chairman, The Institute of Future Cities, CUHK

    Research Area: Land Economics, Population Policies and Urban Design

    Co-founder, M & C Corporate Consulting Limited
    Urban Complex Development-Designs Consultation and Project Management, Managing Projects in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the U.K.

    Teaching at the Institute for China Business, HKU SPACE; Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK. Offering political-economic commentaries for BBC, CCTV, VOA and Local Medias.

    Kalwan KWAN Ming-tak

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    Dr. Kalwan KWAN Ming Tak

    Dr. Kalwan KWAN is the Associate Head of College of Humanities and Law (CHL) and Senior Programme Director in the College of Humanities and Law at the School of Professional and Continuing Education at The University of Hong Kong (HKU SPACE). He is responsible for the Social Science Subject Group programmes under the College of Humanities & Law at HKU SPACE. He was appointed Honorary Lecturer of the University of Hong Kong also teaching both postgraduate and undergraduate Courses in criminology and penology. He has extensive teaching experience in tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. He has a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, a Master Degree of Social Science in Social Work from HKU, and obtained his Doctorate Degree in Criminology from HKU. Before joining HKU SPACE in 2011, he has extensive practical and administrative experience in offender management working in the Correctional Services Department for more than 30 years, and developed his career up to Acting Assistant Commissioner. He has rich exposure to mainland and overseas’ correctional agencies and frequent participation in international conferences in correctional administration. Furthermore, he is active in community service and is serving Non-Governmental Organizations engaged in the rehabilitation of offenders and crime prevention. He is also an appointed specialist of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

    Sonny LO Siu-hing

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    Prof. Sonny LO Shiu Hing

    Professor Sonny Lo Shiu Hing is a political scientist holding a doctoral degree from the University of Toronto, a Master's degree from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor degree from York University, Canada.

    Before joining HKU SPACE in December 2016, Professor Lo had worked in the Department of Social Sciences at the Education University of Hong Kong, the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo in Canada, the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong, the Division of Social Sciences at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, the Division of General Education at Lingnan College (now Lingnan University), and the Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of East Asia (Macau).

    Professor Sonny Lo is the author of eleven single-authored books, including The Politics of Policing in Greater China, The Politics of Controlling Organized Crime in Greater China, Hong Kong's Indigenous Democracy, The Politics of Crisis Management in China: The Sichuan Earthquake, Competing Chinese Political Visions, The Politics of Cross-Border Crime in Greater China, The Dynamics of Beijing-Hong Kong Relations, Political Change in Macao, Governing Hong Kong, The Politics of Democratization in Hong Kong, and Political Development in Macau.

    Raymond MAK Ka-chun

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    Raymond MAK Ka Chun

    Mr. Raymond Mak is the founding partner of ATLIUS Group, providing advisory and run-the- organisation services to help the small-medium size enterprises (SMEs) in technology and innovation industries to go- to-market, improve operation efficiency and look for investment for sustainable development. Prior to ATLIUS Group, Raymond was a seasoned management consulting leader in PwC Consulting (HK) Limited, specialized in strategy planning and execution, business transformation, organisation efficiency and turnaround, with over 10 years of solid experience in both consulting and corporate environment.

    Currently sitting in Trade & Industry Advisory Board of HKSAR Government and Hong Kong Smart City Consortium Investment Committee, Raymond focuses on identifying investment and overseas market entry opportunities for local start-ups as well as the economic and cultural development of Hong Kong in Belt & Road, CEPA and Bay Area initiatives. He is also committed to meet local professional groups to address their needs and concerns on smart city development in Hong Kong.

    Back in his university days, Raymond was the President of HKU Students’ Union (2003 – 2004), member of HKU Council and Senate (2003) as well as the President of HKUSU Sports Association (2002).  He has been active in building a better community in Hong Kong since graduation and has recently co- founded Social Initiative Group (2014) with a team of young professionals to provide innovative project ideas to other NGOs. Raymond is the mentor of Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) LEAP programme and Baptist University International College mentorship programme (Politics & Policies).

    Since early 2016, Raymond has been participating in politics and public affairs. He is the Governor of the Path of Democracy (PoD), a local political think-tank, and represented the organization to run 2016 HKSAR Legislative Council Election (New Territories East Constituency). Aiming to nurture new generation politicians and public affairs talent for Hong Kong, he initiated and co-founded the Hong Kong Academy of Politics and Public Policy (HKAPP) with HKU SPACE in May 2017 and sit as the Executive Director to steer the development of the Academy.

    Stephen NGAI Chun

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    Dr. Stephen NGAI Chun

    Dr. Stephen NGAI is the Senior Programme Director in the College of Humanities and Law at the School of Professional and Continuing Education at The University of Hong Kong (HKU SPACE). He is responsible for the management and development of a series of academic programmes in the Social Science Subject Group including criminal justice and law enforcement, politics and public administration, work-based learning studies, anti-corruption studies and institutional integrity management. He was awarded the Quality Programme Management Award in 2011 and the Excellent Team Performance Award in 2013. He has rich working experience in tertiary education in Hong Kong. He was a researcher and lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University prior to joining HKU SPACE. He has published in international academic journals and presented in international conference. He has taught undergraduate Courses and supervised research projects of undergraduates. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree, and a Doctoral degree in Education from the University of Durham in the UK.

    SUNG Yun-wing

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    Prof. SUNG Yun Wing

    Dr. Yun-Wing Sung (Ph.D. in Economics, University of Minnesota, 1979) is currently Director of the Shanghai – Hong Kong Development Institute, Associate Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, and Adjunct Professor of the Economics Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is Director of the East Asian Economic Association, and member of editorial board of four international academic journals. In public service, he is an invited member of National Association of Study on Hong Kong and Macau, and member of Assessment Panel of the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme, Central Policy Unit, HKSAR government. His research interest covers international trade and economic development in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. He has authored eight books, edited seven books, and published numerous articles in the area.

    Pauline SUNG-CHAN Po-lin

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    Pauline SUNG-CHAN Po-lin

    Pauline is a teacher, researcher and practitioner in organizational change, collaborative action research, family therapy, intervention research, and translational research. Her primary research interest is to forge collaborative relationship with different stakeholders to conduct innovative research for creating new knowledge to solve highly complex social and health problems. With Professor Donald Schon of MIT in 2000, Pauline developed a groundbreaking theory to explain how experienced practitioners learn new knowledge to promote novel organizational changes. Recently, Pauline has transferred her expertise to develop new knowledge for organizational changes to the field of public health. In 2009-2011, she received a GRF grant to lead a high quality multi-disciplinary team to develop and validate a first of its kind of a family-based model to prevent adolescent obesity epidemic in HK. In 2011, Having been awarded as a distinguished Fulbright Senior Scholar, Pauline had spent one academic year at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. During this year, she had expanded her research focus from a familial approach to a social determinants-based prevention model for adolescent obesity. In addition, she collaborated with Prof. Ross Brownson and other world-renowned faculty members of Prevention Research Center of WU to explore strategic plans to introduce a new discipline, the dissemination and implementation science, to China. In 2014 , Pauline formed a cross-disciplinary international research team, consisting academics from Stanford University, Washington University in SL, Tongji Medical School, and the HK Polytechnic University to implement a first of its kind research on internet-based intervention for prevention of adolescent obesity in Shanghai. Another significant research milestone was to secure a R21 grant from the National Institute of Health (US) to launch a cross- country research (2014-6) on the contextual factors that affect the dissemination of the evidence-based research and practice in cancer prevention. Since 2016, she has collaborated with Prof. Richard Wong, a renowned economics in labor and social mobility, and Prof Xiaogang Wu, an acclaimed sociologist in social research, to form a cross-disciplinary research team to advocate an early childhood investment research. This policy research has a dual focuses: to promote social mobility for young children coming from low-income families and to enhance productive aging for mature adults in Hong Kong.

    Gary WONG Chi-him

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    Gary WONG Chi-him

    Gary Wong Chi-him is a Co-convenor of Path of Democracy who participated in the Legislative Council Election in Hong Kong Island Constituency in 2016. He is also a Governor of Hong Kong Academy of Politics and Public Policy. He is active in politics and public service. He is a radio commentator at RTHK, a columnist in The South China Morning Post and some other Hong Kong Chinese newspapers. He is also a Member of Sir David Trench Fund Committee of Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR Government.

    Gary is also Director of Public Affairs (Asia Pacific) at GLG, the world's largest membership for professional learning, responsible for strategic communication, media relations, government affairs and thoughtful leadership events in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea and Singapore. Prior to GLG, he had spent almost 7 years at Yip’s Chemical, a petrochemical company listed in Hong Kong, and his most recent positions included Deputy Head of Sales in China, Assistant to Executive Chairman and Strategic Development Manager. Gary was also based in Bangalore, India and worked as an Analyst at Accenture between 2006 and 2007.

    Alongside his work at GLG, Gary is Founder and Director of InspiringHK Sports Foundation, a charity based in Hong Kong aiming at empowering young people through long-term high quality sports training, learning opportunities and advocacy.

    Active in serving student bodies, Gary was President of AIESEC in HONG KONG from 2005 and 2006. During his tenure, AIESEC in HONG KONG made a historical record and won the UBS Global Excellence Award (Asia-Pacific).

    Gary graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2006 with a BA majoring in Translation and then obtained an LLB from the University of London. He was a British Chevening Scholar in 2012-2013 and received a Master of Studies (MSt) in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford.

    Richard WONG Yue-chim

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    Prof. Richard WONG Yue Chim

    Yue Chim Richard Wong (AB, AM, PhD in Economics, Chicago) is Professor of Economics and the Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong, and was Founding Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics and Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost. He was a Visiting Scholar at Hoover Institution at Stanford University (1989), Senior Fellow, National Center for Economic Research, Tsinghua University (1996-), and Distinguished Fulbright Scholar (2011).

    His research includes housing, household economics, labor markets, and regional economic development in China. He has led pioneering efforts in studying regional economic development in the Pearl River Delta and Yangzi River Delta regions. His current research is on inequality and intergenerational mobility in Hong Kong. He founded in 1987 and 1999, respectively, the Hong Kong Centre for Economic Research and the Hong Kong Institute of Economics and Business Strategy, University of Hong Kong.

    His published books include The Fifth Dragon: Emergence of the Pearl River Delta (1995) (co- author), Port Facilities and Container Handling Services (1997) (Co-author), On Privatizing Public Housing (1998), Retaking Economic Center Stage – Integration and Transformation of the Yangzi River Delta Economic Region (2007) (co-author) (Chinese), Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong (2013), Has Hong Kong Lost Its Magic? (2013) (Chinese), Chicago School of Economics and the Market Social Order (2014) (Chinese), Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People: Fixing the Failures of Our Housing Policy (2015), Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong (2017).

    He had served on a number of public bodies in Hong Kong, including the Economic Advisory Committee, Exchange Fund Advisory Committee, Housing Authority, Hospital Authority, University Grants Committee, and the Chief Executive’s Commission on Innovation and Technology. Wong was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 1999 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in recognition of his contributions to education, housing, and industry and technology development and appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2000. He is Chairman of the Council of the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago.

    He writes a weekly political economy column for the Hong Kong Economic Journal and the South China Morning Post.

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    Ronny TONG Ka-wah

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    RONNY TONG Ka-wah, Q.C. S.C.

    Mr. Ronny Tong was born in Hong Kong and has received his education in both Hong Kong and England. He holds an LL.B. with first class honours from the University of Hong Kong and a B.C.L. with honours from the Oxford University.

    He came first and was awarded first class honours in England’s Bar Examination and was called to the English Bar and the Hong Kong Bar in 1974 and 1975 respectively. Since then, he has been in active practice as a barrister in Hong Kong specializing in commercial, shipping, company and other Chancery matters. He was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel in 1990 (now Senior Counsel).

    He served as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association from 1999 to 2001 and was elected as a member of the Legislative Council in 2004 from the New Territories East Constituency. His three major areas of concern are Constitutional Development, Fair Competition and the Alleviation of Poverty. He was re-elected to serve a third term in 2012 from the same constituency and was an active member of the Legislative Council. His term ended on 30th September, 2015, but he will continue to serve Hong Kong as Convener of his think tank, Path of Democracy, which was set up since June 2015.

    Mr. Tong is a non-official member of ExCo from July 2017. He wishes to contribute in relaunching of political reform in Hong Kong, also to improve the relationship between the government and the democrats.

    Jasper TSANG Yuk-shing

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    Jasper TSANG Yok-sing, GBM, GBS, JP

    Mr Jasper Tsang Yok-sing was chairman of the political party Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong from 1992 to 2003. Before Hong Kong’s return to China in 1997, Mr Tsang was actively involved in the preparatory work for the setting up of the Special Administrative Region. He served on the Preparatory Committee formed by the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People’s Congress in 1996 and was a member of the Provisional Legislative Council of the Hong Kong SAR from 1997 to 1998.

    Mr Tsang was a member of the Legislative Council from 1998 to 2016, representing the Kowloon West constituency from 1998 to 2008 and the Hong Kong Island constituency from 2008 and 2016. Mr Tsang was the President of the Legislative Council from 2008 to 2016.

    Mr Tsang is Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Social Science of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Convenor of Hong Kong Vision Research Programme studying issues of governance and the major policy areas.

    Mr Tsang was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal of the Hong Kong SAR in 2015.

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