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Professor of Practice Appointments

ITC is pleased to announce two new Professor of Practice appointments, effective 1 January 2021.

Mr Anthony Keung, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fenix Group Holdings Limited has been appointed as the Professor of Practice (Fashion Retailing); and Ms Janet Cheung, Vice President of the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA) has been appointed as the Professor of Practice (Fashion Design):

Mr Anthony Keung is a well-known and well-respected business leader, with more than 40 years of experience in knitwear trading and manufacturing as well as fashion retail business. With the continual diversification of his business, Fenix has become one of the major Hong Kong fashion retailers and successfully built up the well-known Italian fashion brand 'Anteprima' as well as established the lifestyle megastore city'super. Mr Keung has also been an ardent supporter of ITC since 2005. He has actively contributed to ITC in various learning activities including travel scholarships, fashion show sponsorships, and internship programmes. He was a member of the PolyU Advisory Committee on Textile and Clothing Industries since 2010, and chaired from 2015 to 2017. Besides, Mr Keung is also actively involved in a number of trade organizations and public services in Hong Kong including the Hong Kong Knitwear Designers Association (KIDS), Trade Development Council (TDC) and Vocation Training Council (VTC).

Ms Janet Cheung pursued her studies in fashion design and garment techniques at the renowned ESMOD (l'Ecole Supérieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode) fashion school in Paris. After graduation, she began her career as a fashion designer in London, where she stayed for five years, and gained invaluable experience working for UK fashion wholesalers and manufacturers. Afterwards, Ms Cheung returned to Hong Kong where she continued her fashion design career, working for several leading international and overseas garment wholesale and buying offices.

Ms Cheung has contributed to ITC for over 15 years. She has been appointed as a member of the PolyU Advisory Committee on Textile and Clothing Industries since 2003. Besides, she has served as an external examiner for ITC academic programmes.

Ms Cheung was also a full time Senior Lecturer for fashion design in the School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic for six years, followed by three years of part-time teaching, which is a total of nine years of fashion design academic work.  In 1989, Ms Cheung started her own fashion design and creative consultancy services which provide fashion and uniform design related services to local and overseas corporates and organizations.

Apart from acting as a director for the Hong Kong Design Centre, Ms Cheung is also a board member and advisory member of many other education institutions such as the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Institute Vocational Education (IVE), Clothing Industry Training Authority (CITA), Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, other trade organizations including the TDC, AGF, etc.

From time to time, Ms Cheung receives invitations to sit on assessment and vetting committees of various government-funded well known programmes and design competitions in Hong Kong and China.