Dr Patrick S.C. Poon, Chairman of Harvest SCP Group Company Limited, has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has gathered various accolades, including being the first Hong Kong born citizen to obtain the professional qualification of the Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the UK. Later he also obtained the fellowships of actuaries in Australia, the Chinese Mainland and Taiwan. He helped China Pacific Insurance (Group) Company Limited to be listed in the Stock Exchanges of Shanghai in 2007 and Hong Kong in 2009. In 2010, after helping China Pacific Life Insurance Company Limited receive the Best Life Insurance Company of the Year award in the Asia Insurance Industry Awards, Dr Poon remained as its top adviser until 2011.
Dr Poon is Chairman of Shing Cheong Charitable Foundation Limited and an ardent supporter of education. He is currently Chairman of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Foundation and a member of the University Court. He also serves as Deputy Chairman of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) Convocation Standing Committee and a member of HKU Court and Council, as well as a member of the Board of Governors of Hang Seng Management College. Dr Poon serves the community in many other roles, including as Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Seng Insurance Company Limited, Charter President of Rotary Club of Hong Kong Harbour and a member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Dr Poon was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2013 and an Honorary Fellowship by his alma mater The University of Hong Kong in 2011.