David SIN Wai Kin
Doctor of Social Sciences
Dr David Sin Wai Kin is a pioneering business leader whose commercial interests and influence range from the jewellery sector to property development, rental property, hotel operations, and even banking and finance.
Dr Sin is the Chairman of Myer Jewelry Manufacturer Limited, Honorary Chairman of Hip Hing Construction Company Limited, and Vice Chairman and Independent Non-Executive Director of Miramar Hotel and Investment Company Limited. He has also served as the Executive Director of New World Development Company Limited and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Seng Bank Limited.
While his own education was halted at a very young age due to the Second World War, Dr Sin has been a strong advocate for higher education in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
At the University of Hong Kong, the Sin Wai Kin Fund was established to support the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, as was the Sin Wai Kin Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities.
At other local universities, Dr Sin established the Sin Wai Kin Professorship of Chinese Culture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Sin Wai Kin Professorship in Chinese Culture at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Sin Wai Kin Distinguished Professorship of Chinese Culture and Translation at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong .
Dr Sin has been awarded Honorary University Fellowships by the University of Hong Kong, the Open University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has served as a Council Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, which conferred on him an honorary doctorate in 1994.
Dr Sin is a designated Honorary Citizen of Foshan in Guangdong, an Honorary Advisor to Zhongshan University and Chairman of the Foundation of the Zhongshan University Advanced Research Centre.
In recognition of his contributions to Hong Kong and academia, the University has resolved to confer upon him the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa.