CityU to bestow honorary fellowships on three distinguished persons


City University of Hong Kong (CityU) will confer the title of Honorary Fellow on three distinguished persons in recognition of their significant contributions to the development of, and service to, the University and the community: Mr Harry S. Banga, Miss Tong Hing-min, and Mr Wong Chun-hong, BBS. The Honorary Fellow Presentation Ceremony will be held in October.

Mr Harry S. Banga, the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Caravel Group, is a successful entrepreneur in the fields of commodities, shipping and asset management. A devoted philanthropist, he is also the patron of several charitable efforts both in India and abroad. In 2011, the then President of India conferred the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award on Mr Banga for his outstanding achievements in the field of business and valuable contributions to Indian society. He was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Bulk Journal in 2016 and was awarded “Personality of the Year” in 2011 by the same publication. In 2018, Mr Banga was conferred the “NMD Award of Excellence” by the Directorate General of Shipping in India and the National Maritime Day Celebrations Committee. Mr Banga is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and is the founder and current Director of the Forum of Indian Professionals in Hong Kong. Mr Banga is a long-time supporter of CityU and is currently a Court member and Honorary Vice-President of the CityU Foundation.

Miss Tong Hing-min, formerly Head of Human Resources at Hang Seng Bank, is an experienced professional in the fields of education and human resources. She served 33 years overseeing the entire human resources functions of the Bank, with staff of around 8,500. Miss Tong is also actively involved in community service. She has held many offices, including Education Committee Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Panel Member of the Member Services Committee of Hong Kong Association of Banks, and Member of the Human Resources Development Management Committee of the Hong Kong Management Association, and is currently a member of the College Council and its Human Resources Committee of Hang Seng Management College. She has served as an external member of the Human Resources Committee of the CityU Council since 2007. With her substantial professional expertise, she has made valuable contributions to deliberations on HR matters over the past 10 years. Miss Tong is also a member of CityU Court.

Mr Wong Chun-hong, Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Top Spring International Holdings Ltd, has profound accomplishments in the real estate, finance and retail fields. During his over three decades of experience in these fields, he has actively participated in public and community services. Mr Wong was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2016 for meritorious public and community service. A staunch supporter of CityU, Mr Wong is a member of the Court, a member of the Board of Governors, and Honorary Patron of the CityU Foundation. The Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall on campus was named after his parents in 2013 in recognition of his generous donation to CityU. 

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