Dean's Message
Spring 2012  No.21
Corporate Governance Honor for Jack Lau

Prof Jack Lau, Electronic and Computer Engineering alumnus and HKUST's first PhD graduate, continued his award-winning success when he was honored with a Directors Of The Year Award 2011. He received the accolade from the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a premier body representing professional directors working together to promote good corporate governance and director professionalism.

Prof Lau is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perception Digital Holdings Limited, which specializes in hi-tech solutions for consumer electronics and technology commercialization. Perception Digital is the largest company set up under the HKUST Entrepreneurship Program and went on to become the first from the program to gain a public listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. "I have long believed that a company can only be successful if it has a solid footing in its board and company governance," Prof Lau said.

Prof Lau has previously received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and Young Industrialist Award, and has been named one of Hong Kong's Ten Outstanding Young Persons and World Outstanding Young Chinese Entrepreneur.