Dr Jacob Kam Chak-pui, 54, has been the Managing Director - Operations and Mainland Business since 1 May 2016 and a Member of the Executive Directorate since January 2011. He is responsible for overseeing the Company’s transport operations in Hong Kong and its rail and property businesses in the Mainland of China. In addition, Dr Kam is responsible for overseeing railway operations standards and ensuring mutual learning of best practices among all the Company’s railway operations globally.
He joined the Company in 1995 and had held various management positions in Operations, Projects and China & International Business Divisions. Dr Kam was the Operations Director between January 2011 and April 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southampton, and a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of London (University College London), both in the United Kingdom. Dr Kam also attended the Wharton Advanced Management Programme at the University of Pennsylvania, the United States of America, in 2005. He qualified as a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom in 1989.
Dr Kam is a corporate member of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He is also a chartered fellow of The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health in the United Kingdom and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong. Dr Kam is a member of Vocational Training Council and is also a director of some of the members of the Company’s group.