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Some of the Distinguished Alumni

Stella KWAN
Attending the PolyU DBA programme is one of the most rewarding investments in my life. This premium educational experience had upgraded my knowledge and management skills, and expanded my horizons and network. Through learning and unlearning, I look at things in a new way and develop proficiency to inspire changes in business, family and the communities.

KWAN Mun-Yee, Stella

DBA (2000)
Chief Corporate Development Officer
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

I have made numerous investments in my life, and the investment in DBA is definitely the one that has given me the highest return on investment.

YUEN Man Chun, Royce, JP

MA, DBA (2000)
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
MaLogic Holdings Limited
Professor of Practice (Marketing), PolyU

2014 University Fellow (PolyU)
Outstanding PolyU Alumni 2009 Award winner

Lifelong education is a valuable learning experience and PolyU DBA provided me with more than I had expected. I am more than willing to share my experience with the future generations.

HO Chi Shing, David, JP

DBA (2002)
Group General Manager
Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited

Outstanding PolyU Alumni 2015 Award winner

The DBA programme helped me to appreciate versatility and dynamism, expand my horizons, and enable me to go beyond business into building social capital in Hong Kong.

KWAN Ngan-hing, Edith

DBA (2003)
Distinguished Fellow
Hong Kong Computer Society

Outstanding PolyU Alumni 2015 Award winner

To me, the PolyU DBA was a humbling and enlightening experience. To know what one did not know was a truly great feeling. A rejuvenated quest for knowledge and the truth had not only brought the child out in me, it had invigorated my raison d'etre.

LAU Kwok Kuen, Peter

BCom, MBA, DBA (2007)
Chairman and Chief Executive
Giordano International Ltd.

Any technology or innovation is a means to achieve the end, that is, to improve the quality of life of humankind. The DBA programme is one of the best means to achieve this end.

CHAN Chung Yee, Hubert, JP

BEng, EMBA, DBA (2008)
Chairman and CEO
HKC International Holdings Limited

Outstanding PolyU Alumni 2013 Award winner

PolyU DBA enriched my horizons to think critically and enlightened me in search of solutions rigorously! Peer learning and the friendships we established were of greatest value. It was a pleasant and enjoyable learning journey that required commitment.

The DBA Alumni Association provided a strong back up and powerful support to motivate and encourage us to pursue excellence.

CHIN Shu-kai, Eric

MBA, MSc, DBA (2008)
Founder and Chief Executive
Futurecyber Technology Solution Limited

Chairman (2015-19)
PolyU DBA Alumni Association

Kelvin Leung
The DBA programme is such a marvellous bridge between the real-life work experiences and the academic theories. The theories help practitioners reinforce and endorse how they manage their day-to-day challenges while the experiences support more fruitful academic discussions. It is worth every piece of effort you spent during the years on this programme!

Ir LEUNG Kai-yuen, Kelvin

MA (Cantab), DBA (2010), FCIM, FCILT, FMBA, MHKIE
Chief Executive Officer
Asia Pacific
DHL Global Forwarding (Hong Kong) Limited

Outstanding PolyU Alumni 2021 Award winner

Humphrey Leung
The rigorous academic regime, demand for meticulous research and in-class sharing sessions enabled me to better understand how I could apply academic theories in the real world of business.

Ir LEUNG Kwong Wai, Humphrey, JP

MSc, DBA (2010)
Founder and CEO
Growgreen Limited

2014 University Fellow (PolyU)
Outstanding PolyU Alumni 2003 Award winner
Member of PolyU Council

Edwin LEE
PolyU's DBA programme enabled me to develop a very strong network, extend my business knowledge, and enrich my entrepreneurial stories.

LEE Kan Hing, Edwin

BS, DBA (2011)
Founder and CEO
Bridgeway Prime Shop Fund Management Limited
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited

Outstanding Young Person of Hong Kong 2011

Academic theory and practical solution are generally hypothesized as contradictory in many cases. The DBA programme enabled me to pull these two seemingly different concepts together, solving practical problems more academically and researching academic issues more practically.

CHEUNG Wah Keung

BBA, MSc, DBA (2013)
Shinhint Acoustic Link Holdings Limited

Stephanie FAN
The DBA programme has fulfilled my intellectual curiosity and strengthened my competitiveness in today's ever-changing business environment. The learning journey has trained me to conceptualize knowledge from many other perspectives. The valuable network with other scholars and professionals established in PolyU and IMD programme have opened many new opportunities for me. Taking the programme is definitely one of the best decisions in my life.

FAN Stephanie

DBA (2013)
Managing Director
Zhong Shan Asset Management Limited

Finishing this doctoral degree for "scholar-leader" required high levels of persistence, diligence, emotional fortitude, and the support and love of family members. It was an invaluable experience for top management and combined academic achievement with practical usage. More importantly, the friendship I established with my cohort and professors is invaluable and will last forever.

LAM Hei Ling, Charles

CFA, MRICS, DBA (2013)
Managing Director, Real Estate
Baring Private Equity Asia
Adjunct Professor, School of Accounting and Finance, PolyU
Chairman (2020-21)
PolyU DBA Alumni Association

PolyU DBA enhanced my knowledge domain, critical thinking skills and thought leadership – all are imperative in order to succeed in the challenging global capital markets.

CHIANG Hsin, Eric

BSE, MSc, MBA, MIA, CFA, DBA (2014)
Executive Director
Investment Management Division
Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC

My PolyU DBA study was an adventurous, challenging and interesting journey. The programme emphasizes theoretical authenticity, academic contribution and practical usefulness. It was well designed with the best curriculum, the most powerful research methodology, a very supportive faculty and an enthusiastic cohort. The programme deepened my understanding of business issues and advanced my professional career.

PO Chun Wong, Danny

MBA, DBA (2014)
International & M&A Tax Partner
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Hong Kong Committee member and Co-chairman of Tax Sub-committee

This Hong Kong's first professional doctorate in Business Administration made possible my exciting and fruitful journey of transformation from an industry practitioner into a scholar-leader. It provided me with great inspiration and a new mindset by combining knowledge and business applications. A sound understanding of the theories and relevant pioneer research findings are the quintessential basics for top executives to sail through the uncharted waters and take their business to new heights with paradigm breakthroughs. The alumni network facilitates not only intellectual exchange but also close connections with the University.

JIM Wai Kee, Jimmy

BBA, Master (App Fin), CFA, CPA (Aust), DBA (2016)
Head of Global Markets
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited

PolyU DBA Best Thesis Awardee 2016

I developed close friendships with DBA classmates and alumni from all walks of life. I acquired lifelong intellectual tools through the supportive faculty and combined my real world capital markets experience with theoretical concepts. Our research can make contributions to policymaking in Hong Kong.

LEE Yin Toa

DBA (2016)
Capital Markets
Ernst & Young

PolyU's DBA is the region's first professional doctorate programme in business management. Its combination of research methods and practical orientation has given me insightful perspectives on leadership and quality management, which led me to a comprehensive inspection and analysis of the construction industry, my area of profession.

Ir WONG Kwok Keung, GBS, SBS, JP, FHKEng

DBA (2016)
Group Chairman
Kum Shing Group

Outstanding PolyU Alumni 2017 Award winner

Alvin LAI
PolyU DBA fulfilled my lifelong dream and helped me to achieve my goal of contributing to the printing industry. The knowledgeable scholars and fellow classmates had given me unconditional support. The programme enabled me to stay competitive in the dynamic business world.

LAI Pok Lai, Alvin

BEng (IMSE), MBA, DBA (2017)
Director, OEM Business & Operations
Leo Paper Group

PolyU DBA Best Thesis Awardee 2017

In the process of thesis writing, I developed critical thinking and learned how to read journals and statistical reports. During the DBA programme, I learned how to solve the constraint of limited resources in running our non-profit organization. The network of different cohorts of students and graduates with substantial managerial experience and resources is truly valuable. Overall, the learning journey was a very rewarding experience.

SIU Mei Kuen, Kanie

MBA, MSSDS, DBA (2017)
Chief Executive Officer
Plan International Hong Kong

PolyU DBA was a rewarding and treasured study journey that effectively connected my business experience and academic learning. The programme enabled me to further develop my intellectual ability and certainly is one of my biggest accomplishments in life.

CHUNG Siu-kuen, Derek

Dr WMS Ltd.
Professor of Practice (Finance), PolyU

PolyU DBA Best Thesis Awardee 2018

I was challenged every day to learn something new. The expertise and exposure I gained help me seize opportunities in industry and academia. Most of all, the connection with the network of global business leaders and scholars is the most valuable asset in my life.

SHON Hyo Min, Kelley

DBA (2018)
Global Future Group
Visiting Professor
Seoul Digital University

PolyU offers a unique DBA learning experience of integrity, leadership and professionalism.

DBA - Doing Business As we learn - writing thesis while we work.

WONG Man Hin, Raymond

MA, CGMA, CPA, DBA (2018)
Deputy Chairman and Executive Director
Raymond Industrial Limited
Council member
Independent Manager
TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College

Rocky Cheng
The DBA programme enabled me to learn scientific research methods, deepened my sense of innovation, and enhanced my insight into many things. The collision of thoughts among classmates and learning from the professors and thesis supervisors were unforgettable experiences that would benefit me for life.

CHENG Chung Ngam, Rocky

BSc, BEng, MSc, EMBA, DBA (2019)
Chief Information Officer
Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

PolyU DBA Best Thesis Awardee 2019

Robert PARK
DBA programme gave me very unique opportunities to i) enhance and deepen my knowledge in the finance field where I work; ii) take subjects that are completely new to me; and iii) meet highly motivated classmates and build lasting relationships with them.

PARK Joohong, Robert

BA, MSc, DBA (2019)
Managing Director
State Street Bank and Trust Co.
Professor of Practice (Management), PolyU

I have garnered a lot of success in business through hard work and experience, but I am no scholar. Hence, the DBA experience was daunting, yet so impactful. Through my studies, I discovered that my work solutions connected back to theories taught in our courses, which grounded my confidence as an industry leader. I learned with people from all walks of life; they broadened my perspective on innovation and humanity.

WONG Siu Wah, Alex

DBA (2019)
Chairman and CEO
King's Flair International (Holdings) Limited

2016 University Fellow (PolyU)
Honorary Doctor of Business (Swinburne University of Technology-Melbourne)
Outstanding PolyU Alumni 2021 Award winner

Brian Kei
With the DBA programme, I learned from industry leaders and classmates who came from different countries. We explored and shared innovative ways of doing business. Econometric methods, qualitative research and statistical analysis helped me understand more about the convoluted business world.

KEI Chi Wing, Brian

BEng, DBA (2020)
Vice Chairman
The Institute of Securities Dealers (HK)
Professor of Practice (FinTech), PolyU

I began the DBA journey with a dream, ambition, curiosity and anxiety. During the first year, I learned to manage the balance among my 3 worlds - Business, Academic and Social. In the second year, I deepened my knowledge in Corporate Governance and enhanced my leadership skills. To go back to student life is challenging and demanding but interesting and satisfying!

KULKARNI Manoj, Prabhakar

BEng, eMBA, DBA (2020)
Head Of Corporate Supply Chain
Johnson Electric

PolyU's DBA will enable me to contribute more directly to the thought leadership of developing Kazakhstan’s national economy. I have a great passion for enhancing the quality of higher education in terms of teaching and research. As a DBA student, I will take every opportunity to develop significant research and disseminate research results through working with leading government decision makers, investors and entrepreneurs.


MPA, MBA, DBA (2021)
Director, Marketing Department
Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

XU Weihua Michael
It is important to come to this DBA programme with strong motivation and a passion for forging a better self. Interacting with top professors and brilliant classmates coming from various backgrounds, you will learn how to combine the real business challenges with rigorous academic research and how to apply the cutting-edge theories to daily operation.

XU Weihua Michael

BEng, MBA, CFA, CAIA, FRM, DBA (2021)
United Great International Investment Ltd