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The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is pleased to announce the installation of Ir Dr Barry LEE Chi Hong as the 49th President for Session 2023/2024 at the HKIE’s 48th Annual General Meeting on 28 June 2023.


As HKIE Fellow, Ir Dr LEE was elected as Vice President of the HKIE in 2020 and was further elected as Senior Vice President in 2022.  Other than serving as a member of the Executive and the Council, he has held a number of leading positions in various Boards and Committees and Task Forces, making significant contributions to the development of the Institution and the advancement of the engineering industry in Hong Kong.


Ir Dr LEE graduated from Sunderland Polytechnic in United Kingdom with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1991, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management at HKU in 1994, and later received his Doctorate’s Degree in Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong in 2016.  Ir Dr LEE is a Registered Professional Engineer in Building Services, Environmental and Mechanical Disciplines. 


Ir Dr LEE started his engineering career by joining a 4-year technician training programme with Hong Kong Electric Company Limited in 1985.  He then joined ATAL Engineering Limited (ATAL) in 1991 after graduation from Sunderland Polytechnic and was promoted to become the Director of the company in 2015.  He left ATAL and joined Associated Engineers, Limited, a well-known multi-disciplinary engineering company in Hong Kong specialising in Airport Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Logistics & Automation and Engineering Services, as their Chief Executive Officer in 2019.


Ir Dr LEE has actively involved in the local learned societies of engineers and other industrial association since 2000.  He was the Chairman of Hong Kong Waste Management Association between 2012 and 2014, Chairman of Hong Kong Branch of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers between 2014 and 2017.  He is currently a member of Engineers Registration Board of Hong Kong, a member of Infrastructure Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Trade and Development Council and a member of Advisory Committee of Recycling Fund under Environmental Bureau.  Since 2006, Ir Dr LEE has been appointed as the member of a number of Appeal Board Panels under various ordinances including Town Planning, Building Energy Efficiency, etc, by the HKSAR Government.  He is also an Industrial Advisory Panel member of the Engineering Degree Programme of various local universities.


With his strong credentials and outstanding experience, Ir Dr LEE is well positioned in representing and leading the HKIE to sustain excellence in the engineering profession.  He is committed to integrate his knowledge and practical experience to serve the HKIE members, the public and the society with a professional attitude and skills whole-heartedly during his term of presidency.


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The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

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