Mr. Daryl Ng Win-kong, SBS, JP
Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, SBS, JP, is Deputy Chairman of Sino Group. Sino Group comprises three listed companies, namely Sino Land Company Limited (HKSE: 083), Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited (HKSE: 0247) and Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited (HKSE: 1221) of Sino Group, as well as private companies held by the Ng Family.
The Group is one of the leading property developers in Hong Kong. Its core business is developing properties for sale and investment, it is complemented by a full range of property services encompassing management services, security and environmental services as well as management of shopping malls to ensure a seamless Sino Experience. It is also a key player in hotel and hospitality.
In addition to an extensive portfolio encompassing residences, offices, industrial buildings and shopping malls in Hong Kong, the Group’s business covers Mainland China, Singapore and Australia. The Group has been involved in more than 250 projects, spanning a total area of over 130 million sq ft. It hires over 11,000 dynamic and committed staff members, who share the mission of building a better community together.
Mr Ng provides strategic directions for the Group to build a better community and Create Better Lifescapes. Mr Ng is responsible for Sino Hotels and The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts, the Group’s hospitality and management arms and trusted brands of the industry. The growing portfolio encompasses over 4,000 guest rooms and suites in ten award-winning hotels across Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
Mr Ng has spearheaded the development of The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong, a family-friendly resort by the enchanting South China Sea and opened in July 2022.
Mr Ng has been instrumental in the opening of 416-room The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, housed in the former Sydney General Post Office, a heritage-listed landmark that has been integral to Sydney’s development for more than a century. He is also responsible for The Fullerton Heritage project in Singapore, the award-winning waterfront precinct comprising four historic buildings and three modern developments. The former Fullerton Building, completed in 1928 and home to The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, was gazetted as Singapore’s 71st National Monument in December 2015, signifying the highest form of preservation and national recognition.
With the mission of Creating Better Lifescapes, Mr Daryl Ng champions sustainability and drives integration into the Group’s business and operations. He chairs the ESG Steering Committee (formerly the Sustainability Committee), which he established in 2010. He is deeply involved in important schemes such as decarbonisation, carbon neutrality, deployment of renewable energy, plastic reduction, diversity and inclusion.
Mr Ng is a steadfast advocate of a sustainable development of the community. He has been driving and actively participating in youth development, volunteering, green initiatives, innovation, heritage conservation, as well as arts and cultural projects to build a better community.
He is instrumental to the Spirit of Hong Kong Awards launched in 2013 in collaboration with South China Morning Post, and serves on the judging panel of the annual award celebrating Hong Kong’s unsung heroes who have made a positive impact on others and inspiring many.
To better support the community and worthy causes promoting positivity, he has founded the Hong Kong Community Foundation. It has supported medical practitioners in combating COVID-19 with donation of essential supplies, and has worked on meaningful initiatives such as #ClapforHK, #ShareASmile and publication of The Story of the Sand and Sea People, a book about inclusion, mutual respect and building a more compassionate society.
Mr Daryl Ng has established the Hong Kong-ASEAN Foundation, an independent platform promoting and deepening ties between Hong Kong and the ASEAN to build a community of shared future to reinforce Hong Kong’s international position and support future growth.
The Foundation facilitates exchanges between ASEAN and China through Hong Kong on areas encompassing arts and culture, ESG, innovation, education and trades. Leveraging on Hong Kong’s rich expertise and role as a nexus, the Foundation seeks to bring people together and co-create solutions.
Mr Ng is enthusiastic about supporting the youth, and has initiated an array of undertakings conducive to youth development such as Go Code, Sino Junior Reporter Programme, Hospitality Young Leaders Programme to empower the young generations with essential skills.
He initiated the Go Code project in 2014, a meaningful undertaking that provides complimentary coding classes to equip students from underprivileged families with the essential skill. The project has been well received, with the number of placements increased from about 20 in the first year to over 2,000 in 2019. Over 5,000 primary 4-6 pupils have benefited from the programme. The curriculum has been expanded to cover subjects like robotics and circuiting.
The Hospitality Young Leaders Programme is a well-received initiative nurturing future leaders by providing comprehensive training in hospitality, eco-tourism and heritage conservation, including stints at Tai O Heritage Hotel, for aspiring fresh local graduates. The programme helps to prepare young leaders for the future in addition to enabling them to experience first-hand Hong Kong’s unique history and traditions.
Keen to support Hong Kong’s development into an international innovation and technology hub, Mr Ng has founded the Hong Kong Innovation Foundation, a holistic innovation ecosystem encompassing a wide range of platforms to serve different age groups and sectors. For instance, Go Code project provides complimentary coding classes for primary school students, and OC STEM Lab at Olympian City provides exposure to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), Sino Inno Lab supports start-ups and technology companies by providing a sandbox platform and facilitating co-creation. He also directs investments in innovation and technology projects.
Mr Ng encourages proprietary innovations, notable examples of which include the patented and award-winning City Air Purification System (CAPS), the novel in-building hydropower system that generates electricity with unused waterhead in pipes and purification of food waste filtrate with micro-algae. The second generation of CAPS received Gold Medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva in 2019 and Green Good Design Award in 2021.
He encourages collaborations with universities, such as the HKUST-Sino One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition and HKU DreamCatchers to foster next-generation innovative solutions, the Sino Group Robotic Architecture Series with the HKU to experiment robotic architecture.
Keen to foster creativity in young minds and helping Hong Kong to groom the next generation of scientists and inventors, Mr Ng has initiated the Hong Kong Science Fair for primary and secondary students to showcase their inventions. The inaugural event, taking place in 2022, has attracted over 400 applications.
Heritage and Culture
In 2008, the Ng Family set up the Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation (HCF) to revitalise buildings and promote the appreciation of heritage conservation. Tai O Heritage Hotel, converted from the Old Tai O Police Station, a Grade II historic building completed in 1902, through Batch I of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme of the Development Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), was opened in March 2012.
Mr Ng strongly believes in engaging the community in heritage conservation. As a member of the Tai O community, Tai O Heritage Hotel builds close connections with the neighbourhood, and contributes to the sustainable development of the local economy through the provision of employment opportunities, engagement of local service providers, use of local culinary specialities and provision of complimentary daily docent tours to experience the unique local culture. Tai O Heritage Hotel has participated in more than 100 traditional festivities, cultural activities and community services while more than half of its workforce comes from Tai O or Lantau.
Since opening, the hotel has welcomed more than 1.7 million visitors from Hong Kong and around the world, and has received over 30 international and local accolades in recognition of its devotion to heritage conservation and engagement of the community. Notable example includes the Award of Merit at the 2013 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation organised by the UNESCO, becoming Hong Kong’s UNESCO-awarded hotel.
His other cultural heritage projects include the restoration of the Great Wall and Yanxi Gong (Palace of Prolonging Happiness) in Beijing, The Fullerton Heritage in Singapore and The Fullerton Hotel Sydney in Australia.
The Ng Family set up the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation (‘NTFCF’) in 2010 in memory of the late founder of Sino Group, Mr Ng Teng Fong. The NTFCF has donated to over 300 local non-governmental organisations, universities and social enterprises. The NTFCF established the Ng Teng Fong Scholarships in 2015 to provide financial aid for outstanding secondary and university students from underprivileged families in Mainland China and Hong Kong; more than 3,000 students have received scholarships since launch.
The HKSAR Government awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star to him in 2021 in recognition of his contributions to the community, in particular his work on heritage in Tai O and overseas. He was honoured with the Insignia of Knight in the National Order of Merit by the French Government in 2021 in recognition of his contributions to heritage conservation and youth development.
Other Major Offices
- Yeo Hiap Seng Limited (SGX: Y03), Chairman
- The Bank of East Asia, Limited, Non-Executive Director
- Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, Chairman
- Hong Kong-ASEAN Foundation, Chairman
- Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, Director
- Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation, Director
- Hong Kong Innovation Foundation, Chairman
- Hong Kong Community Foundation, Chairman
- Global Leadership Council of Columbia University in the City of New York, Member
- The 12th and 13th Beijing Municipal Committees of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Member
- The 14th Beijing Municipal Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Member of the Standing Committee
- The 10th and 11th Committees of the All-China Youth Federation, Member
- Hong Kong United Youth Association, President
- Chongqing Youth Federation, Deputy Chairman
- Council for Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development, Member
- Advisory Council on the Environment, Member
- Culture Commission, Member
- Hong Kong Palace Museum, Member of the Board of Directors
- Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Member of the Board
- Our Hong Kong Foundation, Adviser
- Hong Kong Chronicles Institute, Council Member
- Estate Agents Authority of HKSAR, Member
- Employers’ Federation of Hong Kong, Council Member
- Mind Hong Kong, Member of the Board
- The Community Chest of Hong Kong, Director
- Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF, Member of the Council
- Hong Kong Management Association, Council Member
- The University of Hong Kong, Member of the Council
- The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Member of the Court
- Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, Director
- National Heritage Board of Singapore, Member
- NUS Medicine International Council of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore, Member
- Singapore Management University International Advisory Council, Member
- Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development (Columbia University)
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (Columbia University)
- Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (Savannah College of Art and Design)
- Honorary Fellowship (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
- Honorary Fellowship (Hong Kong Metropolitan University)