Two DBA Alumni to be conferred CityU Honorary Fellowships

27 Jul 2022

City University of Hong Kong has announced Honorary Fellowships for four distinguished persons, including two College of Business alumni Dr Gary Cheng Faat-ting and Dr Brian Li Yiu-cheung, both of whom graduated from the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme in 2011.

The University will confer the title of Honorary Fellow to Dr Cheng and Dr Li at the Honorary Fellow Presentation Ceremony in September, in recognition of their significant contributions to the development of, and service to, the University and the community. 

Professor Jeong Bon Kim, Acting Dean of College of Business, offered his heartfelt congratulations. He said, “Dr Cheng and Dr Li have been keen supporters of CityU and the College of Business. We are thankful for their contributions to the University and the public, and are proud of their achievements in their respective industries.”

Dr Gary Cheng

About Dr Gary Cheng

Dr Gary Cheng, Founder and Managing Director of Gary Cheng Group, is a successful entrepreneur and practicing CPA. The business scope of Gary Cheng Group consists of a CPA firm, a securities firm, a trading business, real estate development, and hotel and service apartment business. Dr Cheng is one of a few distinct corporate governance scholar-CPA practitioners in Hong Kong. Having practiced in the field for over 28 years, Dr Cheng is accredited with fellow CPA, Chartered Tax Advisor, and a specialist designation in insolvency, and has served as a qualified insolvency practitioner.

Over the years, Dr Cheng has actively participated in many areas of public and community service. He is currently a Committee Member of the Social Welfare Advisory Committee of the HKSAR, Charter President and Advisor of The Lions Club of Huaxia Hong Kong, Vice-President of the Chinese Entrepreneurs Organisation, Member of the Chinese Academy of Governance Industrial and Commercial Professionals Alumni Association, and Member of the Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executive Association.

Dr Cheng has been a keen supporter of CityU since he graduated from the Doctor of Business Administration programme in 2011. He serves as Honorary Vice-President of the CityU Foundation, and he is a CityU Court member and 4th term President of the CityU Eminence Society.

The Student Career Centre at CityU has been named the “Judith and Gary Cheng Student Career Centre” in appreciation of the support and generous donations that Dr and Mrs Cheng have made to CityU.

Dr Brian Li

About Dr Brian Li

Dr Brian Li, Vice-Chairman and Executive Vice-President of the Hong Kong-listed Gold Peak Technology Group Limited and the Executive Vice-President of the Singapore-listed GP Industries Limited, is a renowned industrialist with over 35 years of experience in the electronic engineering and manufacturing industry, both internationally and in China.

A Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, he energetically participates in industry organisations, serving as Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association and Council Member of the Hong Kong Electronics Industry Council of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. Dr Li actively supports higher education, advising industrial and electronic engineering departments at several universities.

Dr Li, a graduate of CityU’s Doctor of Business Administration programme, strongly supports his alma mater. He currently serves as a Member of the Co-operative Education Centre of CityU and was a Member of the Advisory Committee for the Department of Electrical Engineering at CityU from 2011 to 2021. He has taken up the Chairmanship of the Advisory Committee since 2015.