Professor Kenneth Pang graduated from the Hong Kong Technical College, the predecessor of PolyU, with a Higher Diploma in Surveying and Building Technology in 1967. After graduation, he joined the government service as a Valuation Assistant Class III in the Rating and Valuation Department, and was qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1970. With his outstanding performance, Professor Pang rose through the ranks and became the Deputy Commissioner of Rating and Valuation in 1989. In 1993, Professor Pang was appointed the Land Registrar and General Manager of the Land Registry Trading Fund which is one of the first self-financing government departments. In 1996, he was posted to the United States as the Hong Kong Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs. Based in Washington D.C., Professor Pang made tremendous effort to promote the economic and trade interests of Hong Kong before and after the 1997 Handover. Returning to Hong Kong in 1999, Professor Pang took over the helm of the Rating and Valuation Department as the Commissioner. After 39 years of loyal and distinguished service in the Government, he retired in November 2006.
Professor Pang was honoured with the Outstanding Alumni Award by PolyU in 2001 in recognition of his significant contributions to the surveying profession and the Hong Kong community. He is now an Adjunct Professor in our Department of Building and Real Estate, a position which enables him to make continuing contributions to his alma mater and the building industry.