Ir Keith W.K. KONG received his BEng in Mining Engineering (major in Underground Mining) from Imperial College, London and his MSc in Civil & Structural Engineering from The University of Hong Kong. He is a member of HKIE (Geotechnical Discipline), a Fellow of ICE and IOM3, a Chartered Engineer of the U.K. and an UK Registered Ground Engineering Adviser. He is presently the Technical Director of Black & Veatch Hong Kong Ltd. Mr. Kong has 22 years of diverse international experience predominantly in design, construction, site supervision and project management of various major civil, highways, mining, oil & gas, slopes, railways, water supplies and underground space projects in Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa and Mainland China; in particular of his involvement in the design/construction of 41 tunnels and underground space projects with total length of more than 250 km and total excavated volume of more than 12 Mm³.

Mr. Kong has authored more than ten technical papers in journals and conference proceedings. He actively conducts technical seminars for local professional institutions to share his experience. He is also a member of the Working Group on Cavern and Tunnel Engineering, HKIE Geotechnical Division.