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The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is pleased to announce the installation of Ir Edwin CHUNG Kwok Fai as the 47th President for Session 2021/2022 at the HKIE’s 46th Annual General Meeting on 28 June 2021.

 

As HKIE Fellow, Ir CHUNG was elected as Vice President of the HKIE in 2018 and was further elected as Senior Vice President in 2020. Other than serving as a member of the Executive and the Council, he has held a number of leading positions in various Boards and Committees and Task Forces, making significant contributions to the development of the Institution and the advancement of the engineering industry in Hong Kong.

 

Ir CHUNG graduated from McGill University, Montreal, Canada with a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering in 1977 and later received his Master of Applied Science Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. Ir CHUNG is a Registered Professional Engineer in Civil and Geotechnical Disciplines. He is both a Registered Geotechnical Engineer (RGE) and Registered Structural Engineer (RSE) under the Buildings Ordinance.

 

Ir CHUNG started his engineering career as assistant engineer with the renowned British consultant firm Binnies (formerly known as “Binnie”) in the late 70s and has worked for the same company for over 40 years. With his geotechnical expertise, he has pioneered many innovations on slopes, foundations and underground engineering projects, including the relocation of service reservoirs to caverns to vacate the site for the development of Centennial Campus of The University of Hong Kong. The success of this initiative sets precedent for many similar projects in creating valuable lands for development.

 

Ir CHUNG has been actively serving the engineering profession and the Hong Kong community in different capacities. He was a member of AP/RSE/RGE Committee and Geotechnical Engineer Registration Committee under the Buildings Department.  In serving the local community, he is an Executive Member of Lam Tsuen Valley Committee and an honorary engineering consultant to Tai Po Rural Committee and Heung Yee Kuk. He is also a Director of Tai Po Lam Tsuen Heung Education Development Committee. This Committee has built a primary school in Lam Tsuen, contributing to the education development in the area.  

 

Ir CHUNG is well positioned in leading the HKIE to sustain excellence in the engineering profession. He looks forward to bringing the HKIE towards a new height by formulating a “Time to Change” roadmap with clear targets and milestones. The key components of the roadmap include pursuing digitalisation, enhancing service to members, boosting professionalism, facilitating innovation and undertaking governance review. Ir CHUNG is keen to engage members to craft the Institution’s future and join hands in bringing the HKIE into a more agile, effective and prominent professional body.


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