Mr. Lau Kwok Wai Simon
Appointed by the Chung Chi College as the Acting Chaplain
Term of office: 2018 to the present
Mr. Simon Lau is a 1983 marketing graduate of Chung Chi College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He obtained a master’s degree in marketing management from Macquarie University of Australia in 1998 and a Master’s degree of Christian Study in Alliance Bible Seminary in 2005.
Mr. Lau commits himself for pastoring young people as his lifelong mission. After graduating from the university, he has devoted himself to the student evangelical movement and educational ministry. He served as a member of Board of Director and later appointed as the General Secretary of the Hong Kong Fellowship of Evangelical Students. After leaving the post, he re-entered the business sector and participated in the East Asia Region of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) as a senior consultant and served as a finance committee member of the IFES International Board. For many years, he has been actively promoting student ministry locally and globally. Apart from this, Mr. Lau is also responsible for the local education ministry. He started to serve as a school manager of government aided school in the early 1980s. In the past 30 years, he has served as board of director of school sponsoring bodies, member of school founding committees, school manager and school supervisor in 5 school sponsoring bodies. Mr. Lau is currently the School Supervisor of Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School and Lai Chack Middle School.
Mr. Lau has over 20 years of top management experience and has served as Chief Operation Officer of Greater China and Managing Director of Asia in large scaled multinational corporations. With experience in managing multinational brands in Greater China and Asia, as well as international platforms, Mr. Lau has earned abundant learning and understanding in managing international brands and working with multi-ethnic teams in a cross-cultural environment.
Prior to his appointment in Chung Chi College, Mr. Lau worked as the Head of the Student Development of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, providing student support and development services to over 30,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Mr. Lau was immersed in the Kowloon Pentecostal Church in 1975. He has served faithfully in the church for many years, serving as the chairman of the church committee, a Sunday school teacher, a youth master and participating in delivering sermons. Mr. Lau is also a song author, involving in the writing of Christian Modern Cantonese Hymn. About 100 songs written by Mr. Lau as composer and/or lyricist have been recorded and published, and mainly collected in the “Singing Together” published by the Hong Kong Association of Christian Music Ministry Ltd.