Prof. Witman HUNG, JP


    Professor Hung is currently the Director of Greater Bay Area Research Center of China Silk Road iValley Research Institute and Co-Founder of Shenzhen Zebras Technology Startup Acceleration Limited. A seasoned ICT professional and angel investor, He has worked in the industry for over 35 years.  Professor Hung is a Chartered Information Technology Professional and a fellow of the British Computer Society, the Hong Kong Computer Society, and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

    He is the Executive Chairman of Chinese Big Data Society, Life Chairman Emeritus of the Y.Elites Association, President Emeritus of the Internet Professional Association, Life Commissioner of the Hong Kong Road Safety Patrol, Vice President and Secretary General of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Industry University Research Collaboration Association and the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of HK. Professor Hung was elected as one of the Global Council Members of the World Summit Awards, an initiative within the framework of UN WSIS. He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited (1221.HK), Sprocomm Intel (1401.HK) and LH Group Limited (1978.HK), three companies listed in the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    Professor Hung actively participates in think tanks and other social services. He was appointed as an associate member of the Central Policy Unit of the HKSAR Government from 2012 to 2014. Professor Hung is an Adjunct Professor of Hong Kong City University, a Honourary Professor of Guangxi Normal University and Adjunct Professor of Hainan University Belt and Road Research Institute. He is also the member of Knowledge Transfer Committee of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, External Member of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Applied Mathematics of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Advisory Board Member on Business Studies of Lingnan University and Member of Advisory Committee of Division of Business and Management of Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University United International College.

    In 2008, Witman was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Hong Kong. In 2016, he was given the Asia Social Innovation Leadership Award by CMO Asia and in 2017 he was given Light of Civilization 2017 Chinese Cultural Exchange Person of the Year. In 2015 he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong SAR Government.