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 2,500 staff, headquartered in Hong Kong with offices and joint ventures in Macau, Mainland China, United States and United Kingdom.

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 Council of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), PRC.

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.