Dr. Alex FONG
Management and Strategy
Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Qualifications
  • PhD in Philosophy and Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
  • DBA in Organizational Behavior, City University of Hong Kong
  • MSc in Global Finance, New York University/Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • MTech in Global Logistics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Economics and Business, The University of Hong Kong
Professional Affiliations
  • Certified Trainer, DISC FLOW
  • Certified Coach, COACHU
  • Certified Counselor and Fellow, American Philosophical Practitioners Association
  • Certified Counselor, Hong Kong Philosophical Practitioners Association
  • Member, International Coaching Federation
  • Academic Member, Academy of Management
  • Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Directors
  • Executive Program, “The Prince of Wales Business and Sustainability Program”, Cambridge University
  • Executive Program, “The Oxford-HKU Senior Executive Program in Corporate Leadership”, Oxford University and University of Hong Kong
  • Executive Program, “Leadership Enhancement Advancement Program”, Harvard University
  • Professional Fellow Program, Columbia University
  • Administrative Development Program, Oxford University

Dr. Fong’s first encounter with HKU culminated in his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business. At that time, the Economics and Business stream was still part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. After graduation, Dr. Fong followed a career path in the public service as an Administrative Officer in the HKSAR Government.

Dr. Fong’s second encounter with HKU took place when the Faculty of Social Sciences invited him to deliver a speech as a distinguished alumni at the 40th anniversary of the faculty on the topic of “On Becoming a Global Citizen.” At that time, it was the beginning of his switch to a career path in the private sector, first as the CEO of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, then as owner/entrepreneur in two electronics manufacturing businesses and further as an independent non-executive director in several companies listed in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Dr. Fong is now venturing into his third encounter with HKU. This time with a new mission – to take up teaching and research activities in HKU Business School as an adjunct associate professor.

Dr. Fong is a scholar-practitioner. As a believer in life-long learning, he has continued to pursue scholastic research and teaching activities alongside his career pursuits. His scholastic journey covers both empirical science and the humanistic studies and he adopts a multi-disciplinary approach in his research and teaching activities. In his DBA research, he developed a 2P3C Model to understand the sustainability of corporate human capital competitiveness. In his PhD research, he created a set of tools comprising differentiators, integrators and connectors to help us understand the patterns of self–others interaction experience among stakeholders. They can be deployed by CEOs to support oneness as an enterprise governance approach focusing on responsible leadership, enterprise well-being, and enterprise sustainability. You can learn more about Dr. Fong’s research and coaching activities at

Having worked, studied, and lived in multiple places like New York City, Tokyo, London, Cambridge, Oxford, Beijing, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong and Singapore, he looks forward to tapping into his broad intellectual, sectoral and geographic experience to create an encounter of a different kind as he takes up this new venture at HKU Business School.

Current leadership positions in private sector
  • Director and owner, GRE Manufacturing Electronics Limited
  • Director and owner, GRE Alpha Electronics Limited
  • Independent Non-Executive Director Hutchison Port Holdings Limited
  • Independent Non-Executive Director, Tom Group Limited
  • Independent Non-Executive, Director Hong Kong Electric Investment Limited
Past leadership positions in public and private sector
  • Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
  • Chief Representative, Hong Kong and China, Empire State Development, New York State, USA
  • Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong SAR Government, as

    • Deputy Secretary, Economic Services
    • Deputy Secretary, Security
    • Deputy Secretary, Transport
    • Principal Hong Kong Trade and Economic Representative (Tokyo)
    • Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (New York)
    • District Officer, Kowloon City
    • Principal Assistant Secretary, various Bureaus
    • Assistant Secretary, various Bureaus
  • Global Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Economic Transformation of China
  • Management of Public Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Consultancy
  • Strategic engagement
Research Interest
  • Oneness
  • Enterprise Governance
  • Enterprise Well-being
  • Enterprise Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business strategy
  • Leadership
  • Organizational behavior
  • Human Resource competitiveness
  • Strategic engagement
Selected Publications

Conference Papers

  • “Oneness in Business.” Paper presented at Philosophy of Management 15th Annual Meeting EM Normandie Business School, Oxford (2023)
  • “Global Leadership under oneness: Connecting the Parts and the Wholes through Consciousness.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Consciousness-Based Leadership and Management, Ohio, USA (2021)
  • “Oneness And Responsible Leadership.” Paper presented at Academy of Management (AOM) Specialized Conference on Responsible Leadership in Rising Economies, Bled, Slovenia (2019)
  • “The Oneness of Social Entrepreneurship.” Paper presented at International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Family Business Mumbai, India (2018)

Book Chapters

  • “Global Leadership Under Oneness: Connecting Conscious Parts to Conscientious Wholes” Book chapter with Duysal Askun in the Springer Handbook of Global Leadership and Followership (2023)
  • “Responsible Leadership Under Oneness: Conscious Parts and Conscientious Wholes” Book chapter with Duysal Askun in the Routledge Research Companion to Business with a Conscience: A Research Companion (2022)
Service to the University/Community
  • Chief Strategist, Hong Kong Philosophical Practitioners Association
  • Past President, Hong Kong Association in Atlanta
  • Past advisor, Active Aging Institute, Hong Kong Poly University
  • Past senior advisor, China International Chamber of Commerce, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Guangzhou Council, Guangzhou Chamber of Commerce
  • Past advisor, Nantong City Government, China
  • Past advisor, Wuxi Business Association
  • Past member, SFC Dual Filing Advisory Group, Securities Future Commission
  • Past member. Business Facilitation Committee, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Past secretary, Hong Kong Port and Maritime Board
  • Past secretary, Hong Kong Logistics Development Council