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Honorary Fellowship
Asian College of Knowledge Management (ACKM) invites only the most prominent individuals to be the Honorary Fellows of the Association.

The aims of the award program are as follows:
To recognize the achievements of distinguished scholars, business leaders and professionals;
To strengthen international awareness of ACKM;
To improve ACKM's international character and status;
To encourage people to strive for the highest standard of professional excellence.
It is the policy of ACKM to award distinguished individuals who meet the award criteria. Only the Executive Council of ACKM may authorize the award of Honorary Fellowship or Fellowship. The award selection committe shall review all nominees and shall forward its recommendations to the Executive Council.
Professor Paul C. W. Chu
Professor Paul C. W. Chu was the President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is also the Executive Director of Texas Center for Superconductivity and the T. L. L. Temple Chair of Science at the University of Houston.

After assuming the presidency of HKUST in 2001, Professor Chu has set out to further raise the profile of the University internationally. In June 2005, Professor Chu launched the HKUST Strategic Plan 2005-2020, which envisions the development of HKUST into one of the world’s academic leaders in five academic fields, namely nano-science and nano-technology, biological sciences and biotechnology, electronics, wireless and information technology, sustainable development and energy, as well as management education and research . He has also initiated the establishment of an Institute for Advanced Study at HKUST which is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge to meet the great challenges of the 21st century.

Professor Chu has been instrumental in expanding HKUST’s partnership with the Government and the region’s industries. Several major institutes have been established under the sponsorship of the Government and the private sector, with the R&D Center for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, a $400 million initiative, being the latest example of the successful partnership.

He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), the Academia Sinica (Taipei), the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, and he was awarded honorary degrees from several universities worldwide. In 1990, he was selected as the Best Researcher in the US by the US News and World Report. In 2007, he was appointed as a member of the US President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science, responsible for the selection of recipients for this top scientific honor in the US.

Professor Chu has received numerous awards, including the National Medal of Science, the International Prize for New Materials, the Comstock Award, the Texas Instruments’ Founders’ Prize, the John Fritz Medal, and the Freedoms Foundation National Award. He also serves on the editorial boards of various professional journals. He is a member of the board of directors of the Council on Superconductivity for American Competitiveness and a member of the Steering Committee on Innovation and Technology of Hong Kong.
Professor Wang Gung-wu
Professor Wang Gung Wu was the President of the University of Hong Kong between 1986 and 1995. He is a renowned historian and educator with a series of leading publications, including 50 books and numerous research articles.

With his presidency of the University of Hong Kong, he led the revolution of the management structure which made the University of Hong Kong more competitive than ever in the age of knowledge-based economy. Besides involving in academic research, Professor Wang devoted to enhancing the interactions between students of the University of Hong Kong and the world. His knowledge leadership ensures a solid ground for the University of Hong Kong to become on one of the world’s leading universities.

Being an active writer, Professor Wang has published the following books:
• China and Southeast Asia: Myths, Threats and Culture    (1999)
• The Chinese Overseas: From Earthbound China to the    Quest for Autonomy (2000)
•  Don’t leave Home: Migration and the Chinese (2001)
•  Anglo-Chinese Encounters since 1800 (2003)

Professor Wang’s remarkable achievement in history shows a new horizon to the new century. Nobody would doubt his enormous contributions to the development of higher education and knowledge creation.
Professor Zhang Jun-sheng
Professor Zhang Jun-sheng is the specially invited Advisor to the Zhejiang Provincial Government, Chairman of the Consultative Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Government for Economic Construction, and Chairman of the Development Committee of Zhejiang University. In addition, Professor Zhang is an Advisor to the Sichuan Provincial Government, and a Senior Advisor to the Shenzhen Municipal Government. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by The City University of Hong Kong.

Professor Zhang obtained his bachelor's degree in 1958. Following graduation, he assumed successive posts as a teaching assistant, lecturer, associate professor, and advising professor at Zhejiang, and became the Party General Secretary and head of administration in the Optical Instruments Department. In 1978, he became Deputy General-Secretary of Zhejiang University. He was a professor concurrently at Sun Yat-sen University and Beijing Broadcast Institute, now known as the Communication University of China. In 1983, Professor Zhang served as Deputy General-Secretary of the Hangzhou City Government, and in 1985 he began to work for the Xinhua News Agency, Hong Kong Branch, and became its Deputy Director in 1987. Professor Zhang took up the position of General Secretary of Zhejiang University in September 1998.
Dr. Bernard Chien-chiu Li
Dr. Bernard Chien-Chiu Li is President of Taiwan Fu Jen Catholic University, and a professor in its Department of Philosophy. He received his PhD in Philosophy from Fu Jen Catholic University and is a publisher in the fields of Philosophy and Culture. In addition to his current positions, he has held the position of Dean of Student Affairs, Dean of Academic Affairs and Head of the Department of Philosophy at Fu Jen Catholic University.

Author of over 20 books and more than 200 scholarly articles on philosophy and ethics, Dr. Bernard Li is a renowned thinker and educator. In addition to his many career responsibilities, he is President of the Education for Life Foundation in Taiwan, President of the Chinese Philosophy Society, President of the Association of Student Affairs in Taiwan, Executive Secretary of the Commission for Education and Culture of the Regional Bishops’s Conference, and President of the Association for the Advancement of Catholic Schools in Taiwan.
Mr. Ron Young
Chairman, European CEN Knowledge Management Standards Committee

As an acknowledged international expert in KM, Mr. Young has a deep global perspective on the key issues of KM. Mr. Young has assisted major multinational corporations, the European Commission, national governments and professional institutions to promote and implement Knowledge Management policy. He is the Chairman of both the British Standards Institute (BSI) Knowledge Management Standards Committee and the European CEN KM Standards Committee. He has been a member of the UK Parliamentary Information Technology Committee since 1985.

Ms. Verna Allee
Knowledge Management Advisor, Stanford University

Ms. Verna Allee is the author of the internationally acclaimed book, The Future of Knowledge, which is considered as one of the most important management books ever published. This book follows Ms. Allee’s earlier publication, The Knowledge Evolution, which was one of the drivers of the knowledge management awareness revolution. She is internationally recognized as a thought leader and successful practitioner in value networks, knowledge management, intangibles and new business models. She is also a frequent keynote speaker at conferences in the USA and around the world, and continues to be an active force in knowledge management development worldwide.
Ms. Annie Brooking
Knowledge Management Consultant, European Commission, European Union

Ms. Annie Brooking is the author of a best selling Intellectual Capital series of books, which includes Intellectual Capital: Core Asset for Third Millennium Enterprise (1996), the world’s first publication to explore the subject of valuation of intangible assets. As an internationally renowned knowledge management advocate and practitioner, Ms. Brooking has conducted groundbreaking research in artificial intelligence and advanced information applications. She has written other books on knowledge management and is a frequent international lecturer and consultant on KM.