HKBU receives HK$10 million donation from Ma Pak Leung Co., Ltd.

08 December 2021

The University received a generous donation pledge of HK$10 million from Ma Pak Leung Co., Ltd. for the establishment of the Ma Pak Leung Endowed Professorship in Innovative Neuromedicine.

In appreciation of the beneficence of Ma Pak Leung Co Ltd, a cheque presentation ceremony was held on 8 December 2021. Officiating at the ceremony were Mr. Mongkolchai Mavichien (馬泰炎先生), Director of Ma Pak Leung Co., Ltd.; Dr. Clement Chen, GBS, JP, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU; and Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU. Other attendees of the ceremony included representatives of Ma Pak Leung Co., Ltd., including Ms. So Sau Ling, Financial Controller; Mr. Sunny Chu, Marketing and Sales Manager; Mr. Ken Cheng and Mr. Kelvin Ho, Marketing and Sales Assistant Managers; Ms. Fannie Chan, Marketing and Sales Supervisor; and Mr. Bosco Yu, Marketing and Sales Representative; as well as HKBU representatives Professor Rick Wong, Interim Provost; Professor Liu Jiming, Dean of Science; Professor Ken Yung, Ma Pak Leung Endowed Professor in Innovative Neuromedicine; and Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation.

At the ceremony, Professor Wai expressed his deep gratitude to Ma Pak Leung Co., Ltd, for its tremendous support of HKBU. He said that the donation has the potential to extend the frontiers of knowledge and promote pioneering and cutting-edge research in the area of neuromedicine. It will also contribute to the well-being of humankind by promoting the development of medical treatments and preventive regimes for related diseases, he added.

Mr. Mavichien highly commended Professor Ken Yung’s widely-recognised research excellence, and he expressed his heartfelt congratulations to Professor Yung on his appointment as the Ma Pak Leung Endowed Professor in Innovative Neuromedicine. He said that the establishment of the Endowed Professorship will help to strengthen the University’s capacity in the research and development of innovative neuromedicine, and enable it to reach new heights in the international arena.

HKBU launched the Endowed Professorships Scheme in 2006. An Endowed Professorship is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed upon prominent academics at HKBU in recognition of their accomplishments and in support of their scholarly endeavours. The Scheme has been enthusiastically supported by visionary donors who partner with the University to advance ground-breaking research and academic excellence in their chosen disciplines for the betterment of humankind.