About Dr Li Dak-Sum
Dr Li Dak-Sum received his Bachelor of Accounting degree from Fudan University at Chungking in 1945, and since then has pursued a highly successful career in business.
He is Chairman of Roxy Property Investment Co Ltd and Corporate Advisor of Sharp-Roxy (HK) Ltd. He is also Chairman of the Singapore Carlton Hotel Group.
Dr Li served the community in capacities relating to his business and professional interests, and through his philanthropy in Hong Kong and on the Chinese Mainland, especially in his native Ningbo. As a result of Dr Li’s benevolence the Ningbo Foundation for Disabled Persons and the China Disabled Persons’ Federation was able to improve its services and equipment.
His most outstanding contribution lies with education. His loyalty to his alma mater – Cheng Zhong Middle School, Shanghai and Fudan University respectively, is evident by the numerous donations he has given to these two institutions. Fudan in particular has benefited from his largesse while Cheng Zhong Middle School received a donation to build the Li Dak-Sum Building and to rebuild the old school premises. Dr Li serves as a Member of the Board of Trustee of Fudan University and is the Honorary President of the Alumni Association of Cheng Zhong Middle School.
Locally, may Hong Kong institutions are beneficiaries of Dr Li’s generosity including HKU, which received donation for the HKU Foundation and for the establishment of the Dr Li Dak-Sum Research and Development Fund in Orthopaedic Surgery.
For his outstanding community service and devotion to philanthropy, Dr Li has received many honours. He is a Justice of the Peace and holds honorary doctoral degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Nottingham; and Fudan University Shanghai, and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Hong Kong. He is also an Honorary Professor of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou as well as an Honorary Citizen of Ningbo.