Benny Leong is the Professor of Practice (Design Practice) in the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before rejoining PolyU Design, he once served the School as Assistant Professor, Leaders of the Asian Lifestyle Design Lab (ALDL), the MDes ID&BM and BA(hons) Product Design programmes. Under his leadership, the ALDL, the ID&BM and the Product Design programmes had attracted direct and indirect sponsored/funded projects from various local and global companies, such as HK Tramway, Cathay Pacific Airways, New World Group, Sino Group, Combi, Piccini, Hanssem, Renault, Logitech, Huawei, Philips, 3M, Hoover, Samsonite, Hyundai Motor, etc. Benny was a design practitioner long before he joined SD. He practiced industrial design in Asia and Europe after his graduation from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) and the Royal College of Art in the 80s and 90s respectively. His distinguished designs within the ‘Philips‐Alessi', ‘Vision of the Future’ and ‘Things East‐West’ projects, had won him numerous awards, publications, and his ‘Philips‐Alessi' coffee maker is being collected still in three design museums in the States and Europe today.
In term of community services, Benny has served or has been serving actively (as Associate Chair, Advisor or Advisory Committee Member) of some key local and national design or design educational entities, such as the Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong (IDSHK), Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI), Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (HKFDA), Korean Design Research Institute (KFDRI), the Industrial Design Educational Steering Committee of Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, the Steering Committee of design major in Guangdong undergraduate colleges and Universities, the Steering Committee of industrial design in Guangdong undergraduate colleges and Universities.