Tong Wai Cheung Timothy
Professor Tong Wai Cheung Timothy (唐偉章), aged 66, is an independent non-executive Director, the chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee. He joined the Group in August 2019.
Prof. Tong Wai Cheung Timothy received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University, and a Master of Science and PhD degree in the same discipline from the University of California at Berkeley. Prof. Tong Wai Cheung Timothy serves as the chairman of the Council, Hong Kong Laureate Forum, and the chairman of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). He also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the ICAC and the InnoHK Steering Committee. Additionally, he has been appointed a Non-official Justice of the Peace and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference since 2010 and 2013 respectively. Prof. Tong Wai Cheung Timothy has over 30 years of teaching, research and administrative experience in universities in the United States and Hong Kong. Prior to taking the office as president of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2009 to 2018, he was a professor and dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at The George Washington University. Since July 2019, Prof. Tong has served as CEO of AMTD Foundation. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (“HKAES”) and the International Thermal Conductivity Conference. He served as the president of HKAES in 2018.
Prof. Tong Wai Cheung Timothy is currently an independent non-executive director of Airstar Bank Limited, a subsidiary of the Company. He is also an independent non-executive director of Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited (HKEx Stock Code: 40), a non-executive director of Freetech Road Recycling Technology (Holdings) Limited (HKEx Stock Code: 6888) and an independent non-executive director of GP Industries Limited (SGX Stock Code: G20).