Poon Chung-kwong

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Chung-Kwong Poon at a meeting with HKPU students

Professor Poon Chung-kwong, GBS, OBE, JP (Chinese: 潘宗光, born 1940, Hong Kong) was the President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1991 to 2008.

He received his secondary education at St. Paul's Co-educational College. Trained as a chemist, he holds doctorates of science and of philosophy from the University College London. He has been a visiting scholar at University of Southern California and at California Institute of Technology. In addition to being the chief administrator of Hong Kong's largest scientific/technical university he is also a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

His late cousin was the singer Leslie Cheung.[1]

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Academic offices
Unknown President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
1991 – 2008
Succeeded by
Timothy W. Tong
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Chang Hsin-kang
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star
Succeeded by
Tam Sheung-wai
Recipients of the Gold Bauhinia Star