HKBU appoints Professor Alexander Wai Ping Kong as new President and Vice-Chancellor

22 July 2020

Professor Alexander Wai Ping Kong was appointed as the University’s President and Vice-Chancellor by the Council of HKBU on 22 July 2020. His appointment will take effect from 1 February 2021 for a term of five years.

Professor Wai is an eminent leader in Hong Kong's higher education sector with distinguished academic accomplishments. He is currently the Deputy President and Provost of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). During his 24 years at PolyU, he has served in various university administration and leadership positions, from Head of Department and Dean of Faculty of Engineering to Associate Vice-President and Vice President (Research Development). He has served as Deputy President and Provost since March 2020.

Dr. Clement Chen, GBS, JP, Chairman of the HKBU Council and the Search Committee, said: "We are delighted that Professor Wai will join HKBU. With his exemplary academic achievements, strong administrative leadership, and wealth of experience in higher education and international outreach, I am confident that he will be able to engage and energise the University community to further our mission, generate new ideas and take the University to the next level of excellence."

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