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LAM HT, YANTA

MPhil(UK), HDD(HK), AdvCert ID(Germany); FCSD(UK), FHKDA(HK), BEDA(Europe), CIDA(PRC)         
CEO (since 2012), ChinaDesign Research Work-group

Deputy President (since 2017), China Industrial Design Association (CIDA, PRC);

Vice President (2017-2022), Innovative Design Alliance of Guangdong Bay Area, PRC;

Invited Expert, (2017-2020), Hebei Design Innovation & Industrial Development Reseach Centre, PRC.

Advisor, Design Council of Hong Kong  (since 2013);

Museum Advisor, HK SAR;   

External Assessor, Technological & Higher Education Institute (THEi)of Hong Kong, (2017-2021);

Senior Advisor, Guangdong Industrial Design Association, PRC (since 1991).  


Yanta LAM is currently CEO of the self-established "ChinaDesign Research WorkGroup". He was a full-time academic staff starting from 1985, and later the full Professor of Design (1999) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Leader of the Undergraduate Section, School of Design. He retired in June 2011. Lam is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers of United Kingdom (FCSD), Fellow of the Hong Kong Designers Association (FHKDA), and a member of The Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA).  He is active in promoting design in Hong Kong and China and has held various positions such as the Honorary Secretary of HKDA (2005-07), the Honorary Advisor of Industrial Designers Society of HK (IDSHK). He is currently an Honorary Museum Advisor (Design) of Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) of the HKSAR, Senior Advisor of Guangdong Industrial Design Association and Advisor of Beijing Institute of Art and Design.  He was the Hong Kong representative of China Industrial Design Association (CIDA) in late 1990s, and the Executive Member of the Industrial Design Society of China (2006-2010). In the academic sector, Lam was the 1998 Scholar of “KC Wong Education Foundation”, and has served as the Honorary/Guest Professor in several design educational Institutions in PRC and Korea: Guangdong University of Technology (2006-2008), Qiqihar University (2008), Nanjing University Aeronautics & Astronautics, Dongseo University of Busan (South Korea), Shenzhen Polytechnic, Shunde Polytechnic, and Dalian Institute of Technology. He participated in establishing the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) and served as a member in the 1st Board of Directors (2002 – 2004). Lam was an invited juror in the first “iF” China Design Award (2003), and member of the final judging panel in the first and second “China Red Star Design Award” (2006 & 2007). He was the awardee of the “2008 Contribution Award to China Design” (“China Guanghua Foundation”, PRC); a member of the Planning Team for the Accreditation of “Certified Senior Designer” in PRC (Guangdong Province), 2010; nominated specialist for “Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ)”, 2010 and 2013. Lam was an invited External Specialist of Sichuan Academy of Arts for the project "Design in Eco-sustainability" (PRC National Funding Award), 2013; PhD Co-supervisor, School of Design, The HK Polytechnic University (PolyU).