University of Hong Kong conferred the Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa to Mr David Mong

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) conferred the Honorary Doctoral Degrees to three distinguished persons in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their fields and remarkable contribution to society on 18 May 2018. They are Dr David Mong (Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa), Dr Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group (Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa) and Dr Tang Ching Wan, 'Father of OLED' (Doctor of Science, honoris causa).

Dr David Mong, Chairman and CEO of Shun Hing Group, has a long history of supporting the education sector, and the University of Hong Kong has benefitted from his counsel and leadership as a member of its Court. As a Director of the HKU Foundation, he has offered forthright and invaluable advice to the University community. And the Prince Philip Dental Hospital has also had the benefit of his experience and expertise, as Dr Mong has served as a member of its Board of Governors.

Under Dr Mong's leadership, the Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund has become a very active philanthropic enterprise and has contributed regularly and substantially to improving the well-being of diverse sectors of society in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas. Dr Mong's contributions extend to public service as well, through his service on the Board of Directors of organizations that benefit, inter alia, education, medical services, sports, arts and culture, environmental protection and community service.