Prof. Philip Kwok Wing Yeung CCol FSDC
Prof. Philip Yeung Kwok-wing graduated from the Hong Kong Technical College, the predecessor of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), with a Higher Diploma in Dyeing, Printing and Finishing in 1968. After obtaining his Associateship of the Society of Dyers and Colourists in 1972, Prof. Yeung embarked on his teaching career at his alma mater. At the strength of the Associateship, he took a study break for a research programme at the Queen’s University of Belfast and obtained his PhD degree in 1978. With his outstanding performance, Prof. Yeung became Professor and Head of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing in 1995 and as the Vice President of PolyU in 2000, responsible for its academic planning and development. He is currently the Executive Director of the Clothing Industry Training Authority in Hong Kong.
Looking back, Prof. Yeung always regards the award of Voting Membership of the Society a major stepping stone for him to pave the way of his successful career. The qualification of ASDC has enabled him to start his teaching career in PolyU and the opportunity to study for his PhD under the supervision of Prof. R.S. Asquith to further expand his horizons in seeking knowledge for the benefit of both students and the coloration industry.
Prof. Yeung is most honoured to have been elected as the President of the Society at the time of his 50th year of membership. He will take pride in discharging his duty as President and hope to contribute more on the industry-profession partnership at a time that more pressures are exerted in the coloration industry in terms of environmental, health and safety issues. With the wealth of knowledge of our members, I am confident that we can play a more substantial role in providing education and professional advice on such issues in future.