Age of the Pacific 2012 – Dr. Hg Chong of GMP Worldwide

The Portland State University School of Business Administration and the Master of International Management program will be presenting the first lecture of the 2012 Age of the Pacific Lecture Series next Monday, January 9, 2012.

This series of lectures is meant to expose current MIM students to leaders and executives that have impact on global business, specifically that in the Pacific Rim region. Each guest speaker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with the cohorts, and are asked to cover issues related to current trends and global development.

The guest speaker is Dr. Hg Chong, who is the Founder, President and CEO of GMP Worldwide/GMP Environmental Consultants. The lecture will run from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Smith Memorial Student Union (Room 236). Below is an overview of Dr. Chong’s background provided by the School of Business Administration.

We will provide a review of the lecture later in the week, and look forward to seeing all the current MIM students and their guests on Monday evening! (RSVP on the MIM Facebook page)


Dr Chong is the Founder, President and CEO of GMP Environmental Consultants and GMP Worldwide.

GMP Environmental Consultants is a professional consulting firm specializes in environment, occupational safety and health, engineering, quality, management and food safety. GMP Worldwide focuses on research and product development in these areas. Both firms now have 4 regional offices which are located in Malaysia, UK, USA and Ghana.

A brief list of Dr Chong’s academic and professional credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Civil and Structural Engineering (UK)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Systems Engineering (USA)
  • Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Environmental Engineering (UK)
  • Professional Engineer (Malaysia and UK)
  • Principal Environmental Auditor

Certified Hazardous Materials Safety Professional (Highest Level) (USA)

Dr Chong has 32 years of professional working experience. He started his career as a civil engineer, involved in designing and supervising major award-winning construction projects in South East Asia.. After his graduate study, he continued his career as a manager in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and then as a senior manager in a major industry, and subsequently headed an international certification body in USA. Dr Chong is now the President of both GMP Environmental Consultants and GMP Worldwide.

Dr Chong has conducted training, consultation and audits for major corporations and governments in 25 countries on environment, quality, safety & health and food safety. He has developed and patented 8 practical tools for industries, presented and published more than 120 papers, authored 45 training manuals and edited 4 law books. Currently, he is also the Adjunct Professor at the University of Life Sciences in the Czech Republic for the past 5 years.


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