Dr Joseph LEE GBS, OStJ, JP
President, Wofoo Social Enterprises
Chairman, Wofoo Plastics & Chemicals Group
Dr Joseph Lee strives to address social needs and cultivate social harmony as a social entrepreneur. In recent years, Dr Lee particularly bolstered the value “Do Good, Do Well” through integrating economic success with social progress and supporting shared good value initiatives.
Dr Lee takes the social affairs of Hong Kong close to his heart, and served in various capacities including as a Deputy to the National People’s Congress of the PRC for three consecutive terms from 1998-2012. At various times, he has been chairing and participating in different governmental committees. Currently, he is Vice-chairperson of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force and Chairman of the Environment and Conservation Fund Committee.
Dr Lee now chairs the Joint Committee for the Promotion of The Basic Law of Hong Kong. He also serves in many community organizations, as a chairman or an executive committee member, including the Rotary International District 3450 as District Governor in 1989-1990, Hong Kong United Youth Association, and The Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ & Exporters’ Association and many others. His dedication to charitable activities, educational service and youth development was marked by the bestowment of the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Government of the HKSAR in 2013. Prior to that, Dr Lee was appointed Justice of the Peace in 2003, and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star and Silver Bauhinia Star in 2000 and 2008 respectively.
Dr Lee was appointed Officer of the Order of Saint John in 2015, conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree by the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2011, and also an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Social Sciences by Hong Kong City University in 2017.The title of Honorary Fellow by The City University of Hong Kong in 2014, University Fellowship by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and VTC Honorary Fellowship in 2015.