Academic Committee​

Prof. Young Chien Ming Enoch (Chairman)

Professor Enoch Young is the Vice-President of the UNESCO Hong Kong Association and the Co-Convenor of Learning City Committee (Prep.).

Professor Young has been advocating life-long learning and served on many Government and non-Government Committees and councils, including the University Grants Committee, the Vocational Training Council, and the Council of the Physical Society in China. He was the Chairman of the Federation of Continuing Education in Tertiary Institutions in Hong Kong (2002-2007). In 2008, he was elected Vice-President of the Continuing Education Branch of the China Higher Education Association.

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to education, Professor Young was awarded the World Outstanding Chinese Award in 2006 and a Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2007 by the Hong Kong SAR government. Professor Young has been awarded honorary professorships and honorary doctorates from universities in Hong Kong, Mainland China, UK and the U.S..

Prof. Young Chien Ming Enoch
Prof. Gryphon Sou

Prof. Gryphon Sou (Provost)

Prof. Gryphon Sou has over 39 years’ experience in public/private sectors as well as international/non-governmental organizations. He holds two doctoral Degrees (Management from SCU & Education from UTS) and a Teaching Certificate: Higher Education Pedagogy from Harvard U. Since 2000, he has served as a freelance educator in 8 universities/ higher institutions. He was elected an “Elite Scholar” in the Center for Science & Technology Development, Ministry of Education, PRC.

He is an International Professional Engineer, a Chartered Building Engineer and a Chartered Environmentalist. In the 90’s, he was elected an Overseas Senior Member of The Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society. In 1993, he received specialized training from Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and then accumulated work experience in this regard.
He once worked as a Project Manager in the World Customs Organization (WCO). Within a year, he handled 18 global or regional large-scale projects. Besides, he is a long-standing member of the “World Organization of Building Officials (WOBO) ‘in Special Consultative Status’ with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and ‘in Consultative Status’ with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)”.

In 2017, he was awarded a Certificate of Business Sustainability Management by Cambridge U. Afterwards, he was appointed Associate Vice President of United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO HK). In 2018, he was invited to play the role of Provost in HiESD that is a Category 2 research institute of UNESCO.

Dr. Samson Ma

Dr. Samson Ma (Advisor & researcher)

DSc (Azteca), FCMC, CMC-AF, FBCS, FIFC, FinstLM

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, IMCHK and WISDP to promote management consultancy and sustainable development for business and industries in Greater Bay Area.

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