Profile of Professor Y.B. Yeung
Professor YB Yeung is currently an Adjunct Professor with City University of Hong Kong.
Professor Yeung has over 39 years of IT experience with large international financial
institutions in both Hong Kong and Canada. Prior to joining the City University, Professor
Yeung held the position of Assistant General Manager, Chief Information Officer for the
Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation(HSBC) for Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific
region. With over 3,000 IT staff reporting to him, his responsibilities covered setting and
directing IT strategy, software design and development, IT operations and
telecommunications. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank.
Apart from his duties in HSBC, Professor Yeung had been a Board member of the Belgium
based company SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications) since
1994, representing Hong Kong and HSBC. In addition to his main board duties, Professor
Yeung was Chairman of the SWIFT Technology and Production Committee, Chairman of the
SWIFT Asia Pacific Council and Chairman of the Hong Kong SWIFT User Group.
Professor Yeung retired from HSBC on 1 April, 2006. After his retirement, he accepted several
HKSAR government appointments. The first one is an appointment to the Hong Kong Deposit
Protection Board by the Financial Secretary. The second one is a committee member of the
Qualification Framework project sponsored by the Education and Manpower Bureau. In
September, 2007, Professor Yeung was appointed to the Board of the Lottery Fund Committee
in Hong Kong. In 2009, he was appointed to be a member of the ICT consultation committee of
the Employees Retraining Board and a member of the Accreditation Committee for Computer
Science Programmes of the HK Institute of Engineers.