Dr Vincent Ho

PhD, MBA, PE, CSP, RPE, CEng, SMS

FHKIE, CFIOSH, FIMechE, FCILT

 

 

 

Email: vsho.hkarms@gmail.com

Dr. Vincent Ho is a career risk management professional with 35 years of experience in the transportation, nuclear, and defense industries specializing in risk assessment and management, fire risk analysis, safety governance, system safety and assurance, corporate/enterprise risk management, occupational safety & health, risk-based decision analysis as well as security analysis.

Dr. Ho actively promotes the applications of risk management in enhancing safety; he is the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Risk Management and Safety and a Vice-President of Institutional of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world's largest health and safety body. Dr Ho is a past President of the International Association of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management and the Society for Risk Analysis-Southern California, and a former Chair of the Safety Specialist Committee and the Mechanical, Marine, Naval-Architecture, and Chemical Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Construction Industry Safety & Health Committee of OSHC-HK, and the IOSH, Hong Kong Branch.

Dr. Ho received his BS, MS, PhD, and MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an Adjunct Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, and also teaches at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on risk management related subjects. Dr. Ho serves on various government boards and committees, including the Independent Police Complaints Council, Inland Revenue Board of Review, and various appeal and disciplinary boards of safety-related ordinances.

Dr. Ho conducted research in artificial intelligence, magnetohydrodynamic power generation, fire growth in microgravity environment, space travel, inherently safe nuclear reactors, man-machine-interface, and dynamic human action analysis. He volunteered as a Reserve Police Officer at the City of Pasadena in Los Angeles, participating in patrol and undercover operations, and received distinguished awards from Pasadena and the County of Los Angeles.

EDUCATION:

PhD, Nuclear Engineering, specializing in Risk Management and Safety, UCLA

MBA, UCLA

MS, Nuclear Engineering, specializing in Probabilistic Risk Assessment, UCLA

BS, Magna cum Laude, Departmental Scholar, Mechanical Engineering, UCLA

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering (CA-USA)

Registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering (HK)

Chartered Engineer (UK)

Certified Safety Professional (USA)

Safety Management Specialist (USA)

Fellow, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Chartered Fellow, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Chartered Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Chartered Fellow, The Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport

Registered Safety Officer (HK)

IRCA Trained Lead Auditor

Police Officer Standards and Training (CA-USA)

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES/PUBLIC POSTS:

HKSAR Inland Revenue Ordinance, Board of Review, 2016-2019

Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC), 2013-2018

IPCC Serious Complaints Committee, 2013-2018

IPCC Publication and Survey Committee, 2015-2018

IPCC Management Committee, 2014-2018

IPCC Special Investigation Panel, 2014-2016

IPCC Special Task Force - Occupy Central Movement, 2014-2016

HK Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications, Subject Specialist (E&M Services, OSH), 2008-2018

HKSAR Obscene and Indecent Articles, Panel of Adjudicators, 2010-2019

HKSAR Gas Safety Ordinance, Appeal Board Panel, 2015-2018

HKSAR Builders Lifts and Tower Working Platforms (Safety) Ordinance, Appeal Board Panel, 2012-2018

HKSAR Builders Lifts and Tower Working Platforms (Safety) Ordinance, Disciplinary Tribunal, 2014-2017

HKSAR Lifts and Escalators Ordinance, Disciplinary Board Panel, 2013-2016

HKSAR Amusement Rides (Safety), Appeal Board Panel, 2008-2013

HKSAR Security Bureau Daya Bay Contingency Plan Review, Expert Advisory Panel, 2011-2012

HKSAR HK-China Cross Border (Lo-Wu Railway Terminal) Security Sub-Committee, 2004-2007

 

HKUST Risk management and Business Intelligence Programme, Mentor, 2014-present

UCLA Alumni Mentor, 2014- present

UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Scholarships Review Panel, 2014

Hong Kong Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Industry Advisory Committee - RMIT School of Engineering, 2017-2019

English Schools Foundation, Board of Governors, 2011-2014

Vocational Training Council, Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) Services Training Board, 2004-2010

Institute of Vocational Education (Morrison Hill), Safety and Risk Management Course Board, 2004-2006

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Validation Panel, BSc (Hons) in EOSH, 2004

 

International Conference on PSAM, Technical Program Committee, Session Chair, 1989-present

The 3rd Cross-Strait Forum on Smart Rail Development, Deputy Chairman, Technical Visit Sub-committee, 2014-2016

PSAM (2013) Topical Conference, Tokyo, Japan, Organizing Committee, Co-Chair, 2013,

The 4th International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, Istanbul, Turkey, Organizing Committee, 2013

International Conference on Tunnel Fires, Technical Advisory Panel, 2002-2009

International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management-9th, Chairman, 2008

Asia-Pacific Conference on Risk Management & Safety, Chairman, 2005

China (Nanjing) 2nd International Conference on City and Industrial Safety, Vice-Chairman, 2005

China (Nanjing) 1st International Conference on City and Industrial Safety, Executive Committee, 2003

HKIE-SSC Seminar on Engineering Aspects of Terrorism Defense, Chairman, 2003

PSAM 6, Plenary Speaker, Puerto Rico, USA, 2002

PSAM 1 (1991) and PSAM 2 (1994), Organizing Committee, USA

 

American Public Transportation Association, Risk Management Committee, 2006-2007

HK Occupational Safety & Health Council, E&M Services Industry OSH Committee, 2007-2009

HK Occupational Safety & Health Council, Construction Industry OSH Committee, Chairman, 2004-2007

Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency, Occupational Health and Safety Management Technical Committee, 2004-2019

 

Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, Area Editor, 2011- present

Journal of Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Technical Reviewer, 1995- 2007

International Journal of Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Technical Reviewer, 1995- 2007

 

Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (UK), Vice-President, 2015-2017

Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (UK), Council, 2009-2015

Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (HK), Chairman, 2007-2008

Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (HK), Hon. Treasurer, 2004-2006

Hong Kong Association of Risk Management & Safety, Chairman, 2004-present

International Association of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, President, 2008-2010

International Association of Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, Director, 2004-2008

Southern California Society for Risk Analysis, Presidents, 1997-1998

Organizing Committee, PSAM 1 (1991) and PSAM 2 (1994), USA

 

Hong Kong Nuclear Society, Vice Chairman, 2012-present

Dashun Policy Research Centre, Council, 2011-present

HKIUS, Safety Committee, Chairman, 2007-present

CILTHK, Professional Activities Committee, Vice Chairman, 2006-present

CILTHK, Transport Policy Committee, 2004 íV2009

Association of Engineering Professionals in Society, Council, 2012-present

HKIE-MMNC, Chairman, 2016-2017

HKIE-Learned Society Board, 2016-2017

HKIE-Nuclear Division, Special Steering Committee, 2017-2018

HKIE Public Relations Committee, Member, 2015-2016

HKIE-MMNC, Vice Chairman, 2015-2016

HKIE-MMNC, Hon. Treasurer, 2013-2015

HKIE-MMNC, Division Committee, 2009-2013

HKIE Safety Specialist Committee (SSC), Chairman, 2005-2006

HKIE-SSC, Division Committee, 2002-2012

HKIE Nuclear Division, Vice Chairman, 2004-2006

IMechE (Hong Kong Branch), Branch Committee, 2011-2017

IMechE (Hong Kong Branch), Special Projects Committee, Chairman, 2011-2017

 

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