College of Business Distinguished Alumni Award 2020

The College is proud to announce the results of the Distinguished Alumni Award 2020. The award recognises the outstanding achievements and contributions of our distinguished alumni to their professions, the University and society as a whole.

The five award winners for 2020 are:

Dr Chordio Chan (DBA, 2019), Head of Investment at Bank of China (Hong Kong) has over the years provided extensive service to the community. He has served amongst others as Executive board member of TMA, Chairman of the Market Practices Committee of TMA, Chairman of the Market Standard Committee under The Hong Kong Association of Banks and Deputy Chairman, Leveraged Foreign Exchange Trading Arbitration Panel of Securities and Futures Commission.
Mr William Pang (BBA SOM, 2008), Vice President of Credit Suisse AG, specialises in anti-money laundering and in providing transnational views in financial crime and terrorist financing. As an alumnus of CityU, Mr Pang has engaged in industrial mentoring, and shared his experience in public talks and workshops. He has recently taken up a role as the external member of the Management Sciences Departmental Advisory Committee.
Ir Susanna Shen (EMBA, 2004), is Head of Corporate IT at The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Ltd (Towngas). Ms Shen serves on various advisory committees in the public sector and also universities and professional bodies. She has been the Chairperson of CIO Board, HK Computer Society since 2017. She has been recognised with various awards during her career, most recently by IBM in 2020 as one of the 35 most influential global Women Leaders in AI.
Dr Shengjun Yan (DBA, 2016) founder of China Tianying Inc. was recently named as "2020 China Economic News Person" (2020 中國經濟新聞人物). In response to China's "Belt and Road Initiative," Dr Yan has worked at integrating resources on a global level, attaching great importance to green development and building a state-of-the-art industrial ecosystem. Under Dr Yan's leadership, CNTY has donated large quantities of personal protection equipment and funds in the fight against COVID-19.
Ms Paula Yang (BA BS, 1996) began her career as a media executive with FCB Hong Kong. She then joined PCCW IMS in 1999, and then served successively as Chief Business Manager of, Digital Head of Dentsu Media Hong Kong, and General Manager of NDN Group. Ms Yang was named "Digital Marketer of the Year 2018" by the Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing. Over the years, she has been consistently supportive of our student development.

We extend our congratulations to the winners, and thank them for their contributions to their profession, the University and the wider society.