Ping-Kuen Lee, an associate director of B&V Water in the Hong Kong office, has been appointed to a key government policy unit in Hong Kong. Lee will hold his position as a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit (CPU) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region until December 2006.
The major function of the CPU is to provide advice on policy matters to the chief executive, the chief secretary for administration and the financial secretary for Hong Kong. CPU policy research and analysis cover a wide range of long-term social, political and economic topics for the Commission on Strategic Development.
“PK’s position on the CPU will give him an opportunity to improve and promote the interests of the Hong Kong people, as well as the engineering sector, as he explores major issues pertaining to the community’s long-term development,” said Calvin Lam, operations director for B&V Water Asia in Hong Kong.
Lee joined Black & Veatch in 1984 after graduating with a civil, environmental and structural engineering degree from Hong Kong Polytechnic. He earned his masters of science in engineering in 1995 from the University of Hong Kong.
He has been a project manager for various regional projects, including Drainage Improvement in East Kowloon, Northern New Territories Drainage Improvement Package C, Tin Shui Wai Development, Ping Ha Road Improvement and Lok Ma Chau boundary Crossing Kiosks.
In addition to this new position, Lee will remain senior vice chairman of the Association of Engineering Professionals in Society and member of the Council of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.