Professor Kar Yan Tam is Dean of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), School of Business and Management, and Chair Professor of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management. He joined HKUST in 1992 as a founding member of the Business School. Prior to being Dean of the Business School, he was Dean of Students and Associate Provost at HKUST leading the internationalization efforts of the University, improving the quality of the undergraduate education, and supporting students’ holistic educational needs.
Professor Tam is currently the Chairman of the AACSB Asia Pacific Advisory Council and serves on the board of EFMD. He was the President of the Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools in 2018. Professor Tam also plays an active role in public services. He is currently the Chairman of the Curriculum Development Council and is a member of the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board, the Hong Kong Productivity Council, the Banking Review Tribunal of the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Review Tribunal of the HKSAR, and the Certified Banker Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He was awarded the Medal of Honour by the HKSAR in 2017.
Professor Tam is an information system scholar specializing in Fintech and Data Analytics. He is playing an active role in promoting academia-business collaboration projects and startups.