On 25 April 2017, a presentation ceremony for the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Awards was held at the Hotel ICON to honour the 7 awardees. 2 of them were alumni of the Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) and its predecessor, namely, Mr Mike Wong (Higher Diploma in Surveying (Building Surveying)/1977 and Master of Science in International Real Estate/2003) and Ir Eric Ma (Diploma in Structural Engineering, 1982; Higher Diploma in Structural Engineering, 1984).

20170510 1a Mr Wong (second from right) receiving his award
As an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE), Mr Mike Wong has staunchly supported his alma mater over the years. Designated a Distinguished Building Surveyor by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, Mr Mike Wong is a registered professional surveyor and an Authorized Person. Currently Deputy Managing Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, he has supervised hundreds of residential and commercial projects over the years, covering ICC and IFC, the two tallest landmark skyscrapers in Hong Kong. Professional commitments aside, he is equally dedicated to the betterment of the community, serving as a member of the Hong Kong Housing Society and a council member of the Construction Industry Council.


20170510 2a Ir Ma (second from right) receiving his award

As Secretary for Development of the HKSAR Government, Ir Eric Ma oversees a broad portfolio of policy areas ranging from urban planning to heritage conservation, with a special focus on addressing the supply-demand imbalance for land and housing in Hong Kong. His previous experience gained from senior positions in construction and consulting firms has made him eminently qualified to take up the challenge. He was Managing Director of Maunsell Consultants Asia Ltd, responsible for major development projects in Hong Kong. In 2010, he was tasked by AECOM with expanding its overseas business in Asia, and was the Group’s Executive Vice President for Civil and Infrastructure Business in the Asia-Pacific Region before he was appointed Under Secretary for Development in January 2014.


Jointly organized by PolyU and the Federation of PolyU Alumni Associations, the biennial Outstanding PolyU Alumni Awards honour outstanding graduates of PolyU and its forerunning institutions – the Government Trade School, the Hong Kong Technical College and the Hong Kong Polytechnic – for their remarkable professional achievements and contributions to the community and their alma mater.