Y.K. Cheng joined the Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island East in 1983. He was Club President in 1990-91 and served as Governor of Rotary International (RI) District 3450 in 1996-97. Y.K. has served RI as a committee member, International Assembly Trainer Leader in 1998 & 1999, Zone Institute Trainer, RI President’s Personal Representative to
District Conferences, and from 2008 to 2013 Special Representative to Mainland of China.
Y.K. chaired the District 3450 Hepatitis B Immunization Project for One Million Children in China. He is a Past Chairman of the District 3450 Council of Past Governors. He is a past District 3450 representative to the Council on Legislation. For his service to RI & The Rotary Foundation, Y.K. was awarded the RI Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award.
A chartered civil and structural engineer by profession, Y.K. maintains his own consulting engineering practice. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Mass Transit Railway Corporation. Y.K. has been active in public service, in areas of housing, hospital services, higher education, structural engineering, and corruption prevention. He was conferred the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Government in 2015. He holds 2 Honorary Doctorate Degrees, respectively; from Macau University of Science & Technology (2017) and Hong Kong Baptist University (2019).