PANG Kwok Wai, Executive Vice President
Mr. Pang Kwok Wai has over 30 years' experience in the transportation industry covering operations, maintenance, management development and multi-discipline large scale projects. His last post in the Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTR) of Hong Kong was the Infrastructure Development & Engineering Asset Manager, where he acted as the Asset Owner to coordinate with all infrastructure-related Project Teams (including Civil, Power, Track, Signal, Control & Communications) on design, implementation, testing of all new Lines, Extensions and major asset replacements to assure that they comply with the operation, maintenance, safety and recovery requirements at the lowest Life Cycle Cost and minimal impact to existing services. This Closer Pre-ownership Arrangement together with the Asset Assurance System (ISO55000) will be introduced to the Canal project.
From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Pang was the Infrastructure Maintenance Manager for the East Rail & Ma On Shan Lines of the MTR to ensure that all infrastructure-related O&M and project activities are implemented to the highest standards of safety, quality, reliability and availability. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Pang was the Signal & Communications Manager of the Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC), where he directed all design, maintenance and project activities on Signaling, Control and Telecommunications systems of the KCRC. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Pang was the Electrical Engineering Manager of the KCRC, responsible for all electrical systems including Traction Supply and Overhead Lines.
The Integrated Nicaragua Grand Canal Development Project includes building of the Canal together with two ports, an airport, a free trade zone and large numbers of auxiliary infrastructure. This is a mega size multi-discipline project resulting in major assets to be operated and maintained. Mr. Pang's expertise in Asset Assurance and Safety Systems can ensure that the systems acquired comply with all functional and safety requirements at the lowest Life Cycle Cost with minimum technical risks leading to smooth handover to operation and maintenance phase of the Project.
Mr. Pang's extensive knowledge and experience in E&M Systems, International Tendering, Contract Management, Supply Chain Management, Stakeholder Management, Risk Management, Design Management, Interface Management, Project Management, Crisis Management, Operation Safety and Maintenance can certainly contribute smooth implementation of the Project.
Mr. Pang obtained his Master degree in Business and Administration from the University of Warnborough (U.K.). Since 2006, he has been a visiting professor of the Beijing Jiaotong University and an advisor on development of railway safety and signaling systems in China. He has been a fellow member of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (U.K.) since 1995, and is at present the Chairman of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (Hong Kong Section). He has been a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (U.K.) since 2002 and an Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Section since 2008.