About Us

Officers:
President – Kathy Thorpe '05
Vice President – Nathan Savir '09
Treasurer – George Fong *10
Secretary – Jennifer Yeh-Wannenmacher '01
Alumni Schools Committee Co-Chairs – Kenneth Chen '87 and Wanli Li *07
Book Award Committee Co-Chairs – Dominic Notario '03 and Griffith Jones '80
Princeton Women’s Network Co-Chairs – Mehvesh Mumtaz Ahmed *02 *10 and Vippy Wong ‘04
Young Alumni Committee Chair – Cameron White '14 and John Votta '12
Membership & Communications Committee Chair – Evan Thorpe '05
Parents Committee Chair - Gerald Dennig '81
Social Media Committee – Eunice Chan '12
Ivy Ball Committee Chair – Christy Fung '15
To reach any of our officers, please contact us at: princetonclubhk@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

PCHK Happy Hour, April 1, Cafe Grey

Greetings everyone!

Our next Happy Hour will be held this FRIDAY at the Bar at Cafe Grey in the Upper House. Come celebrate the end of the week, relax and enjoy the atmosphere with other alums!

Date: Friday, April 1, 2011
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Location: Cafe Grey, Level 49, Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 3968.1106
As always, friends are welcome. Please give Kathy '05  (9082.9380) or Evan '05 (9082.9381) a call if you have any questions.

See you on Friday!

Your PCHK Officers

P.S. Going forward, we plan to hold our monthly Happy Hours on the 1st Friday of every month, so stay tuned for information on future events.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Special Princeton Dinner Mar. 21st: - Sir Gordon Wu / Dr. William Fung / Engineering Dean Vince Poor

Dear Tigers,

The Princeton Club of Hong Kong invites you to dinner and a panel discussion on Monday, March 21st featuring Princeton’s two HK-based trustees, Sir Gordon Wu and Dr. William Fung, and the Dean of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, Dr. Vince Poor (please see their bios below).

Following an update on the University and its increasing activities in Asia from three of its leaders, the panelists are interested to hear feedback from the local Princeton community via an open Q&A session.

Date: Monday, March 21st, 2011

Cost: No charge, spouses welcome
Time: 6:30 pm drinks; 7:00 pm dinner; 8:00 pm panel discussion and Q&A
Place: JW Marriott, Level 3, Pacific Place

We hope you will join us for this very special evening. Please reply to princetonclubhk@gmail.com as soon as possible if you plan to attend. Spouses are by all means welcome.

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!
Your PCHK Officers


Introductions of the Panelists

Sir Gordon Y.S. Wu ’58 P92 P94 h83, GBS, KCMG, FICE, is Chairman of the Board of the Asian infrastructure firm Hopewell Holdings Ltd., one of Hong Kong's largest real estate developers and a major player in large-scale engineering projects in China, Thailand, and Philippines. Sir Gordon graduated from Princeton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in 1958, and received Honorary Doctorate degrees from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Strathclyde and University of Edinburgh. For more than forty years, Sir Gordon has developed and implemented a dynamic vision for advanced transport, public works, and infrastructure systems for China as well as for other countries in Asia.

Sir Gordon’s public service has been extensive, as a member of the Commission on Strategic Development of the Hong Kong SAR, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Business Advisory Council to the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group, the APEC Business Advisory Council, and the International Advisory Board of the Institute for International Business Communications.

Sir Gordon was elected to the Princeton Board of Trustees in 2008.


Dr. William Fung Kwok Lun ’70 P02, SBS, OBE, JP, Managing Director of Li and Fung, Ltd. of Hong Kong, graduated from Princeton with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and was awarded, honoris causa, doctorates in Business Administration conferred by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Fung is an entrepreneur who has revolutionized international trade through the concept of "borderless manufacturing," an energetic use of global outsourcing. Drawing from his education and business experience and acumen, he co-authored Competing in a Flat World: Building Enterprises for a Borderless World (Wharton School Publishing, 2007).

Dr. Fung was Chairman of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and a member of the Economic Advisory Committee to the Financial Secretary. He is a past Chairman of both the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association. He sat on the board of HSBC Holdings and CLP Holdings Ltd.. In the public service arena, he was a Hong Kong SAR delegate to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Dr. Fung was elected to the Princeton Board of Trustees in 2009.


Dr. Vince Poor *77 is Princeton’s Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering.

He joined Princeton’s faculty in 1990, and has served as dean of engineering since 2006. Prior to joining the Princeton faculty, he was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, and he has held visiting appointments at a number of other institutions, including Harvard, Stanford and Imperial College (London).

As dean, Dr. Poor is responsible for the leadership of the engineering school, which comprises six academic departments and multiple research centers, and involves approximately 1/5 of Princeton’s undergraduates, 1/4 of its graduate students, and 1/3 of its research expenditures. In particular, he is responsible for realizing the engineering school’s vision of educating leaders for a technological world, with a focus on four major areas of societal need: energy, environment, health and security.

As a faculty member, Dean Poor’s teaching and research interests lie primarily in the area of wireless networking and related fields. He has authored or co-authored more than 1,000 publications in these fields, including a dozen books. Dean Poor is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching.