Dr. Raymond Wong is an expert on identification and border management.
He served the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), China over 35 years, retired from the service in October 2007 as the head of Information Systems Branch.
Raymond was responsible for the implementation of a number of mega IT projects of the Department. He was the mastermind and lead engineer for the implementation of a number of innovative and high-profile projects notably the Smart Identity Card Information System, the Control Point System, the Automated Border Control Systems (the e-channels), the Face Recognition System, the e-Passport System, etc. In view of his leadership and contributions in these projects, Raymond was nick-named the ‘father of e-channels’ and ‘father of e-passport’ in Hong Kong.
In the last 12 year, Raymond has been specialist consultant on identity management projects like biometrics applications, border control systems, identity documents, for governments in Asia, South Pacific, Europe and Africa.
Raymond also served the community with passion. He was the Adjunct Professor of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2011 to 2016, and has been the part-time professor of the Biometrics Centre of the Hong Kong Polytechnic and other universities in Hong Kong and China. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Keesing Journal of Documents and Identity and also the co-author of the annual report on identity management of this world-renowned journal since 2009.
He received two Bachelor Degrees of Laws in China and UK respectively and has been awarded five Master degrees in Comparative Law, Chinese Laws, Management, Information Systems and Business Administration from universities in U.K., Hong Kong and China. He also holds a Doctor’s Degree in Business Administration (Project Management), University of Newcastle, Australia.
Raymond has been awarded the Immigration Service Medal for Meritorious Service and other awards for his contribution to the community and IT sector.