Sunny Lee

Vice-President (Administration)
City University of Hong Kong

Mr Sunny W K Lee is currently Vice-President (Administration) of City University of Hong Kong, with overall responsibility for a portfolio of management functions at the University.

Mr Lee has more than 30 years of experience in business and technology management gained in both Hong Kong and overseas. He was Executive Director, Information Technology of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, where he served as member of Board of Management and had overall responsibility for Club’s IT strategy and innovation.

Prior to joining the Jockey Club, he served at the Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) where he was an Executive Committee Member and held a number of key positions at the Company, including Chief Information Officer of the Group and Chief Executive Officer of two strategic diversification businesses, Limited and Towngas Telecommunications Company Limited.

During the early 1990’s, Mr Lee was Vice President and Systems Director of the Bank of America in Hong Kong, where he played a key role in building up IT capabilities to support the Bank’s business expansion in Asia. He has also held key IT positions in the financial, management consulting and manufacturing industries in the USA.

Mr Lee takes time to serve in many high level governing and advisory committees in the academic, professional and community arena.  He is a Past President of Hong Kong Computer Society, Board Director of The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), Past Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of IT Professional Certification, Chairman of Hong Kong Education City, Council Member of Hong Kong Management Association, Past Council Member of Vocational Training Council, Audit Committee Member of Hong Kong Housing Society, and an academic advisor to many universities in Hong Kong.

Mr Lee was a recipient of Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Young Digi Persons Award in 1999 (香港十大傑出数码青年), Asia CIO Award in 2002 and 2007, China Top CIO Award in 2007 (中国傑出CIO奖), 2009 Asian IT Influencer recognition, 2009 China Best Value CIO Award (中国最具价值CIO奖), and 2011 Hong Kong CIO Outstanding Achievement Award.  He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2010 and was a torchbearer of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, representing Hong Kong’s IT achievers. 

Mr Lee is a Distinguished Fellow of Hong Kong Computer Society and Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Engineers. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering, both from Cornell University in the USA.