College of Business
Distinguished Alumni Award

The College of Business honoured two of its alumni at the first CityU College of Business Distinguished Alumni Awards in recognition of their achievements and contributions to the University and wider society. The award recipients were Professor Yongheng Yang , Associate Dean and Professor of the School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University, and Mr William Mak Tze-leung, Partner, Assurance Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong. The presentation was held during the graduation ceremony in November 2016.

Professor Yongheng Yang
Mr William Mak Tze-leung

Professor Yang received his PhD in Management Sciences in 2004. He is a renowned expert in public management, particularly in the public service area, and is among several key experts who have made important contributions to develop recent national cultural strategies.

Mr Mak obtained his bachelor degree in Accountancy in 1991, and has been a dedicated supporter of the Department's initiatives, including serving as a Departmental Advisory Committee member since 2008. Mr Mak has served on professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Mr Mak has contributed widely to the accountancy profession and the educational sector.

Professor Houmin Yan, Dean of the College, said, "Since its establishment in 1990, the College of Business has accumulated a pool of over 40,000 alumni. This very first Alumni Award aims to show our appreciation to these distinguished alumni, and serves as a platform to reconnect with them, building a stronger CB community. It is an honour to present the award to our two outstanding alumni, who are role models to young people in society. We hope they will continue to support the College and the University as we move forward."