A total of 101 outstanding graduates, students and faculty members of the School of Business were honoured with lifetime membership of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) at the 8th Induction Ceremony of BGS HKBU Chapter on 25 April.

At the ceremony, Dr William Leung Wing-cheung, an experienced and well-respected banker, was awarded the Chapter Honouree for his significant contribution to fostering the development of the financial and banking industry, as well as the tertiary education sector and the community in Hong Kong. 

Professor Ed Snape, Dean of the School of Business, welcomed guests at the ceremony by highlighting the School of Business's commitment to creating a better business environment through responsible business engagement, and to equipping students with the requisite skills for a successful business career. “Being one of the 580+ BGS chapters around the globe, HKBU School of Business is proud to provide our students with such a valuable opportunity to connect with top business graduates and business leaders worldwide.”

Dr William Leung is an alumnus of HKBU and is currently chairing the HKBU School of Business Advisory Committee. He is considered a pioneer of financial technology. Even before the term “fintech” was coined, Dr Leung had revolutionised and improved the credit card loyalty programme he managed, which earned him his nickname “King of Credit Card”. In 2014, his media friends called him the “Father of Digital Cheques” for his invention of a new type of bank cheque that is secured by e-certs and can be transferred by email. “I do not live with unresolved problems. When I see one, I will try to fix it. I believe that if I can solve a problem with a smart solution, which my competitors cannot think of, I have an edge over my competitors and therefore will have a new opportunity my competitors do not have. Young people should never be afraid of problems because they can be the source of some good innovations.”

Established in 1913, BGS is the international honour society serving business programmes accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), with chapters in 190 regions and countries, and more than 830,000 members around the globe. The BGS HKBU Chapter was founded in 2010 with the aim of honouring distinguished students of the School, unleashing their leadership potential and expanding their global network to connect with professional leaders. Members and chapters of BGS are committed to upholding the founding principles and values of the Society: honour and integrity, pursuit of wisdom, earnestness and service.