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Board of Directors

Executive Directors

+ Sir Gordon Ying Sheung WU KCMG, FICE  
  Chairman  
 


Aged 81, he is the Chairman of the Board of the Company since November 1996. He is also the Chairman of Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited, the listed subsidiary of the Company, and a director of various subsidiaries of the Company.

In 1958, he graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, and as one of the founders of the Company, he was the Managing Director from 1972 to 2001. His responsibilities have included the Company’s infrastructure projects in the PRC and South-East Asia, and he has been involved in designing and constructing numerous buildings and development projects in Hong Kong, the PRC and overseas, including the Shajiao B power plant, which received the British Construction Industry Award, as well as set a world record for completion within 22 months.

He is the husband of Lady WU Ivy Sau Ping KWOK, a Non-executive Director and a substantial shareholder of the Company, the father of Mr. Thomas Jefferson WU, the Managing Director of the Company and the uncle of Mr. Guy Man Guy WU, an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company.

  He is very active in civic activities and community service. His civic and community positions include:  
 

In the PRC  
Council Member United Nations Association of China
Advisor China Development Bank

In Hong Kong
 
Vice President The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong


 
 

He was a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”) from 1983 to 2013 and a Vice Chairman of the Committee for Liaison with Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese (Special committee of CPPCC) from 2003 to 2013.

Sir Gordon WU is a Fellow of several professional bodies, including:

- Institution of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom (Fellow)
- The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Honorary Fellow)
- Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (Fellow)

He also received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the following universities:

- The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (Honorary Doctor of Engineering)
- University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (Honorary Doctor of Business Administration)
- The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Doctorem honoris causa)
- Lingnan University, Hong Kong (Honorary Doctor of Laws)
- City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Honorary Doctor of Social Science)
- Macau University of Science & Technology, Macau (Honorary Doctor of Business Administration)
- University of Manitoba, Canada (Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws)
- The Hong Kong Institute of Education (retitled as “The Education University of Hong Kong”), Hong Kong (Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences)

 
  His additional awards and honours include:  
 

Awards and Honours Year Awarded
The HKIE Gold Medal 2015 by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers 2015
The Lifetime Achievement Award of 2013 Hong Kong Business Awards by the South China Morning Post and DHL 2013
The Lifetime Achievement Award of the 9th Asia Business Leaders Award by CNBC 2010
Officer de L’Ordre de la Couronne by HM Albert II, King of Belgium 2007
The Order of Croatian Danica with figure of Blaz Lorkovic by the Republic of Croatia 2007
Gold Bauhinia Star (G.B.S.) by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 2004
Leader of the Year 2003 (Business/Finance) by Sing Tao Newspaper Group 2004
Personality of the Year 2003 by the Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards 2003
Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG) by the Queen of England 1997
Industry All-Star Award by Independent Energy, USA 1996
International CEO of the Year by George Washington University, USA 1996
Among “the Best Entrepreneurs” by Business Week 1994
Man of the Year by the International Road Federation, USA 1994
Business Man of the Year by the South China Morning Post and DHL 1991
Asia Corporate Leader by Asia Finance Magazine, Hong Kong 1991
Chevalier de L’Ordre de la Couronne by the King of Belgium 1985

 
     
+ Mr. Eddie Ping Chang HO  
  Vice Chairman  
 


Aged 84, he has been the Vice Chairman of the Company since August 2003. He is the Vice Chairman of Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited and a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He was previously the Deputy Managing Director of the Company since 1972 and the Managing Director of the Company from January 2002 to September 2009. He has extensive experience in implementation of property development and major infrastructure strategic development projects and has been involved in developing all of the Company’s projects in Mainland China, including highway, hotel and power station projects. He is an Honorary Citizen of the cities of Guangzhou, Foshan and Shenzhen, and the Shunde District in the PRC.

 

     
+ Mr. Thomas Jefferson WU JP  
  Managing Director  
 


Aged 44, he is the Managing Director of the Company as well as the Managing Director of Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited, the listed subsidiary of the Company, and a director of various subsidiaries of the Company.

He graduated with high honours from Princeton University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He then worked in Japan as an engineer for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for three years before returning to full-time studies at Stanford University, where he obtained a Master of Business Administration degree in 1999. In 2015, he was conferred an honorary fellowship by Lingnan University.

Mr. WU joined the Company in 1999 as Manager of the Executive Committee Office, and was promoted to Group Controller the following year. He has been involved in the review of the Company’s operational performance, strategic planning and organisational effectiveness, and has upgraded its financial and management accounting systems. An Executive Director of the Company since 2001, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2002, Deputy Managing Director in 2003, Co-Managing Director in 2007, and re-designated as Managing Director in 2009.

Mr. WU is active in public service in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. He serves in a number of advisory roles at different levels of government. In Mainland China, he is a member of the Heilongjiang Provincial Committee of the 11th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and was a Standing Committee member and a member of the Huadu District Committee of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, among other public service capacities.

In Hong Kong, Mr. WU’s major public service appointments include being a member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, a member of the Standing Committee on Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the "HKSARG"), a member of the Energy Advisory Committee of the Environment Bureau of the HKSARG and a Vice Patron of the Community Chest of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Business School Advisory Council of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In addition, he is an Independent Non-executive Director of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, a company listed on NASDAQ Global Select Market in USA. Previously, he was a council member of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Baptist University, a member of the Court of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a board member of the Asian Youth Orchestra.

In addition to his professional and public service engagements, Mr. WU is mostly known for his passion for ice hockey, as well as the sport’s development in Hong Kong and the region. He is the Vice President (Asia/Oceania) of the International Ice Hockey Federation, Co-founder and Chairman of the Hong Kong Amateur Hockey Club and Hong Kong Academy of Ice Hockey, as well as Chairman of the Hong Kong Ice Hockey Officials Association. He is also the Honorary President of the Hong Kong Ice Hockey Association - the national sports association of ice hockey in Hong Kong, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Ice Hockey Association, Honorary President of the Macau Ice Sports Federation and Honorary Chairman of the Ice Hockey Association of Taipei Municipal Athletics Federation.

In 2006, the World Economic Forum selected Mr. WU as a “Young Global Leader”. He was also awarded the “Director of the Year Award” by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors in 2010, the “Asian Corporate Director Recognition Award” by Corporate Governance Asia in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and named “Asia’s Best CEO (Investor Relations)” in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Mr. WU is the son of Sir Gordon Ying Sheung WU, the Chairman and a substantial shareholder of the Company and Lady WU Ivy Sau Ping KWOK, a Non-executive Director and a substantial shareholder of the Company, and the cousin of Mr. Guy Man Guy WU, an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company.

     
+ Mr. Josiah Chin Lai KWOK  
  Deputy Managing Director  
 


Aged 65, he was appointed as Deputy Managing Director of the Company in January 2002 and is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He is a solicitor by training. Previously, he worked as a consultant to the Company on various important projects such as Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Zhuhai Superhighway, Shajiao B and C Power Stations, etc. He has also worked as legal consultants to banks, Secretary for The Hong Kong Association of Banks, Legal Director of The Airport Authority, Hong Kong and Group Legal and Compliance Director of the BNP Paribas Peregrine Group.

 

     
+ Mr. Albert Kam Yin YEUNG  
  Executive Director  
 


Aged 65, he was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in November 2002 and is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He is an experienced architect and now mainly responsible for the construction works of Hopewell Centre II. Prior to joining the Company, he was a director of WMKY Limited from 1986 to 1998 and acted as a consultant of the Company’s development and construction projects. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Hong Kong. He is a Registered Architect, an Authorised Person, and a member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects and various professional bodies.

 

     
+ Mr. William Wing Lam WONG  
  Executive Director  
 


Aged 59, he was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in January 2007. He has a Bachelor Degree in Land Economy from Aberdeen University, United Kingdom and is a Registered Professional Surveyor, a Fellow member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of Hong Kong Institution of Surveyors. He is an Executive Committee member of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong and also a member of the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners. He has over 27 years of experience in property and land matters. He is mainly responsible for property sales and leasing and currently a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company.

     
+ Ir. Dr. Leo Kwok Kee LEUNG  
  Executive Director  
 


Aged 58, he was appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Company on 1 July 2009 and has been re-designated as an Executive Director of the Company on 1 October 2009. He is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. Ir. Dr. LEUNG joined as a director of a subsidiary of the Company in 1993. He was previously in-charge of the architecture, engineering and construction of all in-house projects of the Company for about 10 years before he was transferred to Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited (“HHI”) as an executive director in 2003. He is an experienced multi-disciplinary engineer and an expert in designing and applying slipform and climbform techniques. He worked for Brown & Root and Ove Arup & Partners before joining the Company and had acquired a wide range of design and construction experiences in The United Kingdom, Europe, Africa and Asia in highways, bridges, buildings, dams and tunnel structures. Ir. Dr. LEUNG graduated from Imperial College of the University of London with a Master of Science degree with Distinction in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. He was also awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours from the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) in Civil Engineering, as well as the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Prize for his outstanding undergraduate performance. He was further awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from his alma mater, the University of Sunderland (England) in 2016. He also attained the PRC National Class 1 Registered Structural Engineers qualification in 2004. Ir. Dr. LEUNG served as committee members to a number of Professional Institutions and was the Chairman of the Civil Division (2011-2012) of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (“HKIE”), and has been a Council Member of the HKIE since 2012. He was also the Chairman of the Hong Kong Branch of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (2006-2007). He was elected as an Election Committee Member by the Engineering Subsector for the nomination and election of the Chief Executive of HKSAR in 2012. He was an Executive Director of HHI and responsible for the planning, design, engineering and construction of projects within HHI from 2003 to 2009.

     
Non-executive Directors

+ Lady WU Ivy Sau Ping KWOK JP  
  Non-executive Director  
 


Aged 68, she is a Non-executive Director of the Company and joined the Board in August 1991.

Lady WU is the Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Red Cross. In September 2014, she was appointed as the Honorary Consul of The Republic of Croatia in Hong Kong.

She is the wife of Sir Gordon Ying Sheung WU, the Chairman and a substantial shareholder of the Company, the mother of Mr. Thomas Jefferson WU, the Managing Director of the Company and the auntie of Mr. Guy Man Guy WU, an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company.

     
+ Mr. Carmelo Ka Sze LEE JP  
  Non-executive Director  
 


Aged 56, he was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in March 2001 and was re-designated as a Non-executive Director of the Company on 6 September 2004. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company and served as the Chairman of the Committee during the period from May 2011 to February 2012. Mr. LEE holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from The University of Hong Kong. He is a practicing solicitor and a partner of Messrs. Woo Kwan Lee & Lo, Solicitors & Notaries, a firm which renders professional services to the Company and receives normal remuneration for such services. Mr. LEE is a Non-executive Director of CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited, Yugang International Limited, Safety Godown Company, Limited and Termbray Industries International (Holdings) Limited and also an Independent Non-executive Director of KWG Property Holding Limited, Esprit Holdings Limited and China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd., all these companies are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”). Mr. LEE was a Non-executive Director of Y.T. Realty Group Limited from September 2004 to February 2016; and an Independent Non-executive Director of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd from June 2009 to June 2015, both companies are listed on the Stock Exchange. Mr. LEE was appointed as a Convenor cum member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel of The Financial Reporting Council in July 2016. He served as the Chairman of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange from May 2012 to July 2015 after serving as Deputy Chairman and member of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange from 2009 to 2012 and from 2000 to 2003 respectively.

     
Independent Non-executive Directors

+ Mr. Guy Man Guy WU  
  Independent Non-executive Director  
 

Aged 59, he is an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company and joined the Board in 1987. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University, U.S.A. He is also the Managing Director of the Liverton Group and Video Channel Productions Limited.

Mr. WU is the cousin of Mr. Thomas Jefferson WU, an Executive Director and Managing Director of the Company, and the nephew of Sir Gordon Ying Sheung WU, the Chairman and a substantial shareholder of the Company and Lady WU Ivy Sau Ping KWOK, a Non-executive Director and a substantial shareholder of the Company.

     
+ Ms. Linda Lai Chuen LOKE  
  Independent Non-executive Director  
 


Aged 78, she is an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company and joined the Board in August 1991. She is also a member of both the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. She was the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee during the period from February 2012 to January 2013. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, she has over 30 years of professional experience in the securities and investment field. She was the emeritus Managing Director of Dean Witter Reynolds (Hong Kong) Limited and Vice President (Private Wealth Management) at Morgan Stanley Inc.

     
+ Mr. Sunny TAN  
  Independent Non-executive Director  
 


Aged 43, he was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in November 2010 and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company in May 2011. Mr. TAN was an Executive Director of Luen Thai Holdings Limited (“Luen Thai”), a listed public company in Hong Kong, from May 2006 to December 2012. Mr. TAN joined Luen Thai in 1999 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer thereof. Prior to joining Luen Thai, Mr. TAN worked at the Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific). Mr. TAN was appointed as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Textiles in 2009 and Chairman of Group 12, General Council Member and Chairman for International Affairs Committee of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (“FHKI”), Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council and the Council Member of the Hong Kong Productivity Council. In 2013, Mr. Tan was awarded “Young Industrialist Award 2013” which was organized by the FHKI. Mr. Tan is currently the Vice Chairman of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Tung Wah College. Mr. TAN also appointed as Member of the Board of Trustees of Shaw College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Member of the Textiles Advisory Board on Trade and Industry Department, the Advisory Committee on the Education Development Fund of Education Bureau Government Secretariat and the Action Committee Against Narcoticsof Narcotics Division Security Bureau Government Secretariat, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Mr. TAN obtained a Master of Science degree from Stanford University and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

     
+ Dr. Gordon YEN  
  Independent Non-executive Director  
 


Aged 46, he was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company in May 2012. He was further appointed as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company since February 2013. He is currently the Managing Director of Radiant Venture Capital Limited and a Non-executive Director of Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited (“Fountain Set”), a public company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He previously served as an Executive Director of Fountain Set from September 2004 to May 2013 and also assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer from 2012. Dr. Yen obtained a Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering degree from Boston University, US, a Master of Business Administration degree from McGill University, Canada and a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

He was an Independent Non-executive Director and a member of each of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee of Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited from July 2003 to May 2012. Dr. YEN was previously employed by the Company or its subsidiaries as Project Director during 1995 to 1999.

     
+ Mr. Ahito NAKAMURA  
  Independent Non-executive Director  
 


Aged 64, he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in December 2012. Mr. NAKAMURA is the Managing Director of Legato Holdings Limited (formerly known as PIA Entertainment (H.K.) Co., Limited) and J-Macau Consulting Limited. Mr. NAKAMURA is also an Executive Board Member of The Macao-Japan Chamber of Commerce. He was previously employed by the Company as Treasurer during 1992 to 1997. Mr. NAKAMURA was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Keio University, Japan in 1975.

     
+ Mr. Yuk Keung IP  
  Independent Non-executive Director  
 


Aged 64, he was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company on 10 April 2015. He is also an Independent Non-executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited (“HHI”). Mr. IP is an international banking and real estate professional with 33 years of experience at Citigroup, First National Bank of Chicago, Wells Fargo and Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, Asia and the United States. His areas of expertise are in real estate, corporate banking, risk management, transaction banking and wealth management. Mr. IP was named Managing Director of Citigroup in 2003 and Senior Credit Officer/Real Estate Specialist of Citicorp in 1990. He held senior positions at Citigroup such as North Asia Real Estate Head, Hong Kong Corporate Bank Head, Head of Transaction Banking - Hong Kong and Head of Asia Regional Investment Finance of Global Wealth Management. He was a Managing Director of Investments at Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific).

Mr. Ip is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of LHIL Manager Limited which is the trustee-manager of Langham Hospitality Investments, and Langham Hospitality Investments Limited, and a Non-executive Director of Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited, as manager of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust. He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of TOM Group Limited, Power Assets Holdings Limited and Lifestyle International Holdings Limited. All the companies mentioned above except for LHIL Manager Limited and Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited, are listed on the The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”), and Langham Hospitality Investments is a listed fixed single investment trust and Champion Real Estate Investment Trust is a listed real estate investment trust. In addition, he was an Independent Non-executive Director of New World China Land Limited, which was de-listed from the Stock Exchange on 4 August 2016, from December 2012 to August 2016, and AEON Credit Service (Asia) Company Limited, which is listed on the Stock Exchange, from September 2013 to September 2016.

Mr. Ip is an Honorary Professor of Business of Lingnan University, an Adjunct Professor of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, University of Macau and Hang Seng Management College, an Advisory Board Member of Faculty of Business and Department of Accountancy at Lingnan University, a Council Member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a member of the International Advisory Committee at University of Macau, an Executive Fellow in Asia and a Chairman of the International Regional Cabinet in Hong Kong at Washington University in St. Louis, a Research Fellow of the Institute for Financial Economics at Singapore Management University, a Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of World Green Organization Limited. He is a member of the Committee on Certification for Principalship under the Education Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Mr. IP holds a Bachelor of Science degree at Washington University in St. Louis (summa cumlaude) and Master of Science degrees at Cornell University and Carnegie-Mellon University. He isan Honorary Fellow of Vocational Training of Council.

Mr. IP had been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company and HHI on 13 August 2007 and resigned from all the aforesaid positions on 29 February 2008 due to his other business commitments. In view of his valuable experience in banking, accounting, real estate finance and hospitality industries, Mr. IP was invited to re-join the Board of HHI and the Company in July 2011 and April 2015 respectively. His professional insights and expertise are conducive to the development of Group’s hospitality business.

     
 
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