Intertek Electrical Professional Honoured in Outstanding Alumni Award

Giving sustainable and technical advice to the education sector

January 07, 2022

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has named Samson Leong – Intertek Hong Kong Senior Manager, Electrical – as an awardee in its 2021 Departmental Outstanding Alumni Award.

Launched in 1996, the biennial Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award aims to give public recognition to outstanding graduates of PolyU for their professional achievements and contributions to the community. The Award is jointly organized by PolyU and the Federation of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Alumni Associations.

There are four categories under the award scheme, which are: professional, entrepreneurial, scholarly and community service, in which Samson was awarded with the Professional Achievement Award. The category recognises alumni who have attained distinguished achievements, demonstrated exemplary leadership and made a strong impact on their profession/industry.

Since joining Intertek in 1998, Samson has published many whitepapers in technical journals for product design and hosted workshops for engineers and professionals. He was also a key player in the establishment of the Photometry Testing Centre in Hong Kong, which was the first Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) and National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) accredited laboratory in the Asia-Pacific area. Up to this day, it is still the sole local laboratory that provides photometry testing.

As an advisor to the Departmental Advisory Committee, Samson has been assisting the University to develop the direction of new subjects and courses, providing insights based on his rich experience in the testing and certification industry.

For more than a decade, Samson has been a key consultant to junior PolyU university students on their career development, speaking at many careers talks about technology, electrical products, testing and certification. Samson is also playing an important role in the research project themed LED performance and Applied Optics.

Says Samson: “This recognition for me, from scholars, is a very great honour. It suggests the many measures my colleagues and I have taken to promote the importance of testing and certification, are bringing it to the attention of a much wider market. Intertek has been a very large part of my professional life. I very much look forward to continuing to contribute my experience and technical knowledge that I gained from the industry to the society in my capacity.

Congratulations to Samson and we thank him for delivering our mission of bringing quality, safety, and sustainability to life to the education sector.