Eric Yeung is currently the AFC&SAMS Engineering Manager of the MTR Corporation. He is responsible for design and other technical matters of fare collection system and security access management system in operation. He is a Chartered Engineer by profession and currently leads a team of about 50 professional engineers. Mr. Yeung began his career in ticketing system since 1993, he acted as a Lead Designer for implementing the Octopus System in Hong Kong for MTR back in 1997.
In 2007, when 2 railway companies in Hong Kong were merged, he played the role of System Architect (for MTR) to implement the 2 separated ticketing systems into one integrated system. Mr. Yeung acted as technical leader for upgrading the single journey ticketing systems for Airport Express Line (2008) and Metro Lines (2013) from a magnetic based to a smart card based system.
Mr. Yeung serves as a member of UITP’s Information Technology and Innovation Commission since 2013.