LEADERSHIP

Asia Infrastructure Solutions is led by a team of highly experienced and capable leaders who have decades of experience in leading some of the most complex projects and programmes around the world. 

Prof. Christopher Chao

Asia Advisory Board Director,
GISI

Professor Chao is a Member of the Asia Advisory Board of Global Infrastructure Solutions Inc. As a renowned researcher in thermal and environmental engineering, he ranked in the top 1% of the field of engineering research according to Clarivate Analytics between 2020 and 2022. Since the early 2000s, he has been granted over 10 patents and has played a role in the establishment of several start-ups.

Since 2010, Professor Chao has been taking up university management positions. He was the Associate Dean of Engineering (Research and Graduate Studies) and the Head of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and the Dean of Engineering at The University of Hong Kong (HKU).

Currently, Prof. Chao is Vice President (Research and Innovation) and Chair Professor of Thermal and Environmental Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He is also the Director of the Policy Research Centre for Innovation and Technology at PolyU and leads the PolyU Campus Carbon Neutrality Committee, with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality for the University by 2045. He has also been appointed to the Chief Executive’s Policy Unit Expert Group recently.

Meanwhile, he is serving as the Secretary and Board Member of the Joseph Needham Foundation for Science & Civilisation (Hong Kong), Honorary Secretary and Council Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES), and also a Council Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). He is the director of Cyberport and Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI).

Prof. Chao is a Fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME), The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (FASHRAE), The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (FCIBSE), The International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (FISIAQ), The Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (FHKEng) and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE).