Ir Dr Otto Poon is a Chartered Engineer with over 50 years of E&M and environmental engineering experience. He is the Founder and Chairman of ATAL Engineering Group specialising in engineering trading, contracting, manufacturing and services. The Group has over 3,000 staff, headquartered in Hong Kong with offices and joint ventures in Macau and Mainland China.

Over the years, Ir Dr Poon participated in public services both to the community and the engineering profession including, among others, Advisory Council on the Environment, Energy Advisory Committee, Council for Sustainable Development, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, Trustee Board of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK, and Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), PRC. He is the Past President of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers, Hong Kong Chapter of Association of Energy Engineers and Hong Kong Federation of Electrical and Mechanical Contractors, as well as Past Chairman of Hong Kong Branch of Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Hong Kong Climate Change Forum.

He presently serves in various advisory committees and institutional organisations.

Ir Dr Poon was conferred University Fellowship by PolyU, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology (Hon DTech) by his alma mater Coventry University, and Honorary Fellowship by University of Central Lancashire. He was elected as a PolyU Outstanding Alumni, an IMechE Outstanding Branch Member of the Year, a CMES Honorary Member and a Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. He was also awarded Honorary Fellowship by Energy Institute, UK.