PolyU is proud to recognise and honour the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of its alumni to the community through the establishment of the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award (OPAA). The result of the departmental award this year is out after a rigorous selection process.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Albert YIP, Chairman of Syndicate Capital, is the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award. At the same time, Mr Sky TANG, Chairman and director of Conceptfound Technology International (HK) Limited, is granted the Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Both awards are under the category of “Entrepreneurial Achievement”.
Mr Albert Yip earned a Master’s Degree in Information Systems in 1997 at COMP. He began his career in accountancy and quickly rose through the ranks with his experience and exposure in the banking and financial sectors. Over the past 30 years, he has held CEO, CFO, CAE, and other C-Suite positions in Fortune 500 companies. Currently, Albert is the Chairman of Syndicate Capital and has been appointed as the Chief Strategy Officer at BOA International Financial Group since Jan 2020.
In addition to his impressive achievements, Albert has worked closely and made significant contributions to COMP and PolyU. He established the "Syndicate Lab and Alliances Scholarship" to encourage and recognise the hard work of potential COMP students. Furthermore, he has served as a mentor in the COMP Mentorship Programme and a guest speaker in our Academic-Industry seminar series, where he introduced "The Galaxy and Blackhole of Metaverse".
Mr Sky Tang graduated with BSc (Hon) in Enterprise Information Systems in 2014 and began his career as a programmer in the IT industry. After a few years, he was promoted to IT manager and played a crucial role in the company. In 2018, Sky started his entrepreneurial journey in Greater Bay Area. He has established Conceptfound Technology International (HK) Limited, a sought-after IT services provider, helping businesses across a range of industries to harness the power of technology to improve their operations and achieve their goals.
In the academic year 2022/23, Sky donated a “Tang Man Chun Entrepreneurship Learning Scholarship” for COMP undergraduate students who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering and perseverant devotion. He has also become a mentor in our Mentorship Programme. Last year, he gave a talk on his personal stories at our Alumni Homecoming event, inspiring participants with entrepreneurial dreams to embrace challenges and avoid entrepreneurial landmines.
The award selection is based on rigorous assessment and review of candidates' qualifications and performance by the judging panel. Candidates' achievements in the field and their contributions to the community and PolyU are considered. The award is given at three levels: Department level, Faculty/School level, and University level, with four achievement categories, namely "Professional Achievement," "Entrepreneurial Achievement," "Scholarly Achievement," and "Community Service Achievement." For more information on COMP's previous alumni awards, please click here.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mr Albert Yip and Mr Sky Tang on receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award of the PolyU Department of Computing!