Dr. Jennifer Chui Yiu Cheung, JP
Dr. Jennifer Chui Yiu Cheung JP is the Vice Chairman and CEO of Marshall-Karson Construction and Engineers Limited. She graduated from the Concordia University Montreal, Canada. She also received her Master Degree from the University of Technology Sydney Australia and her Doctoral Degree in Business Management from the City University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Cheung devotes much time to public service in Hong Kong and Mainland China. She sits on a wide spectrum of governmental and non-governmental boards and bodies’ activities, and this includes Members of the Court of City University of Hong Kong and the recently resigned Council of Hong Kong Baptist University; Member of Property Management Services Authority, Member of Council on Human Reproductive Technology; and Member of the Betting and Lotteries Commission, etc. Dr. Cheung has also been a Standing Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Lo Wu Shenzhen, and a member of the CPPCC of Guangzhou. When she was Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Pok Oi Hospital, she established and raised the Chronic Illness Relief Fund to offer direct temporary grants to families with urgent needs. In aid of the devastating Tsunami, Dr. Cheung organized a grand “Southern Asian Tsunami Relief Show for Orphans” in Hong Kong Coliseum, officiated by the Hong Kong Government Departmental Heads and Chinese Officials. The event involved the participation of all the Pok-Oi associated schools and provided distress relief to victims of the catastrophe.
To help promote the relationship between China and Hong Kong, she is also involved in the founding of the “Hong Kong Professional & Senior Executives Association(香港專業及資深行政人員協會)”, of which its primary aim is to support Hong Kong Government policy issues and initiatives, and to facilitate business collaboration with Mainland China so as to create a more stable, dynamic and economically robust Hong Kong.
Dr. Cheung had also congregated with like-minded people and founded the ""Association of China Trend Studies (HK) (中國國情研習促進會(香港)” in 2011, which carries the mission of deepening the knowledge of the young people as well as the community with regards to national development so that they have a correct and comprehensive understanding of what it entails. Further to this, to be thoroughly committed to promoting cross-strait communication, and social and economic integration via a wide range of activities to enhance public’s awareness of China’s latest development trends; of its progressively ascending international status and to promote the concept that Hong Kong people ought to appreciate the strategic position advantage presented and to grasp the development opportunities available in all the various aspects that our country provides.Likewise, aligned with the mission of “Our Hong Kong Foundation”(團結香港基金), Dr Cheung was honored to be invited to join as Advisor of the Foundation in 2014. By virtue of the collective experiences and resources, Dr Cheung together with other talents aspired to promote the sustainable development of Hong Kong.
As alumnus of City University of Hong Kong, Dr Cheung has been a staunch supporter of university education; grooming a new breed of professionals and leaders for Hong Kong. Through the years, students benefited from her contribution spread across various disciplines. Her sponsorship on the project “Lighthouse Heritage Research Connections, LHRC)” not only enable the Library of City University of Hong Kong to complete studies on the 19th Century Multicultural Maritime Customs Lights Services and produced a documentary of academic value, but also made possible a field trip to Malacca, Malaysia for researches to conduct on-site study on the subject. The respective videos are now available for public view at University Library Video-On-Demand.
Furthermore, with a particular passion in Chinese history and culture, Dr Cheung sponsored an ongoing Poetic Heritage Translation Award specifically for students of Linguistic and Translation Department and named after her to honor her generous contribution in support of literary and poetry studies. Last but not least, a “Research Student Scholarship” is offered to support Linguistic research students to perform oral presentation at international conferences.
Embracing the new opportunities arisen from national initiatives of One-Belt-One-Road, Dr Cheung, as Chairman of ACTSHK, collaborated with City University of Hong Kong, to pioneer and support the launch of a Belt-n-Road Elective Course for undergraduates of College of Business. The Elective, which entails an annual study tour to a country along the Belt-n-Road region, opens an unprecedented window for local students to deepen their knowledge of their motherland as well as her relations with the neighboring countries.