Mr. Daryl Ng Win-Kong, JP
Deputy Chairman, Sino Group
Mr Daryl Ng Win-kong, JP, is Deputy Chairman of Sino Land Company Limited (HKSE: 083), Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited (HKSE: 0247) and Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited (HKSE: 1221) of Sino Group, one of the leading property developers in Hong Kong. Mr Ng is also Director of a number of respective subsidiaries and associated companies.
The Group’s core business is developing properties for sale and investment, it is complemented by an array of property services ranging from management services, security and environmental services to hotel and club management to ensure that customers enjoy a seamless Sino Experience.
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 developed more than 220 projects, spanning a total plot ratio area of over 84.6 million sq ft. It employs over 10,000 dynamic and committed staff members, who share the mission of building a better community together.
The Group strives to create better lifescapes for residents and tenants. Mr Ng advocates landscaping, and has made it an integral part of the design and construction process. The Group pioneered Vertical Green at Citywalk, the first and largest green shopping mall in Hong Kong. The Group builds exquisite projects that capture the beauty of the environs and bring quality living to life. Notable projects include The Royal Oaks, St Andrews Place, Goodwood Park, The Palazzo, The Balmoral, Lake Silver; newer projects include The Mediterranean and Park Mediterranean in Sai Kung, Botanica Bay and Riverwalk on Lantau, Paloma Bay and Paloma Cove on Peng Chau and Mayfair By The Sea. These projects respond to the natural scenery and the character of the environs.
The Group’s projects have been recognised for the product and service quality. Some of the accolades include the ‘Best Retail Development’ at MIPIM Asia Awards 2016 for Lee Tung Avenue, Hong Kong’s beautiful tree-lined boulevard featuring charming architectural features and home to exciting shopping and dining options and ‘Building of the Year’ at the Building Inspectors Academy Awards 2016 for The Avenue (Phase 1).
Mr Ng provides strategic direction for the Group’s core business as well as Sino Hotels, the hospitality and management arm and a trusted brand of the hospitality industry. The growing portfolio encompasses over 3,600 guest rooms and suites in nine award-winning hotels across Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
Mr Ng has been instrumental in the opening of The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, housed in the former Sydney General Post Office, a heritage-listed landmark in the heart of Sydney. The 416-room hotel heralds a new chapter of the much-loved 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.
In Hong Kong, Mr Ng is providing strategic direction on the development of the forthcoming The Fullerton Hotel Hong Kong Ocean Park, targeted for opening in autumn 2021.
Mr Ng is a steadfast advocate of good causes for the betterment of the community. He actively participates in community services, green initiatives, heritage conservation, as well as arts and cultural events to build a better community.
In addition to chairing various corporate social responsibility committees of the Group, since 2013, he has been serving on the Spirit of Hong Kong Awards judging panel, an award dedicated to recognising Hong Kong’s unsung heroes who have made a positive impact on others.
He encourages collaboration with partners and the academia on social innovation solutions to contribute to a more sustainable community, and to innovate for future generations. He has set up Hong Kong Innovation Foundation to support Hong Kong’s development into an international innovation and technology hub. It provides an eco-system of diverse platforms to serve different sectors; for example, Go Code and OC STEM Lab at Olympian City are targeting at young students, while Sino Inno Lab is supporting technology companies by providing a sandbox platform and facilitating co-creation. Proprietary inventions include the patented and award-winning City Air Purification System, the first in-building hydropower system that generates electricity with unused waterhead in pipes and purification of food waste filtrate with micro-algae. He also supports nurturing home-grown innovations and technology through sharing experiences and providing co-working space for start-ups.
In 2008, the Ng Family set up the Heritage Conservation Foundation (HCF) to revitalise and maintain heritage buildings, and promote the conservation and appreciation of heritage and historical places. Tai O Heritage Hotel, converted from the Old Tai O Police Station, a Grade II historic building, 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.
Conservation has been conducted in accordance with the authoritative guidelines, the Burra Charter, which stipulates that the new use should be compatible with the old use. Historical element and details have been carefully restored and refurbished. It has been operated as a non-profit-making social enterprise with surplus used for maintaining the property.
Mr Ng strongly believes in engaging the community in heritage conservation and ensuring its sustainable development. The heritage building is not just a hotel, but a destination for locals and tourists to experience the unique culture of Tai O. It has participated in over 100 community programmes, including traditional cultural activities, community services and home care services.
Since opening, the hotel has welcomed more than 1.2 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. The hotel is a recipient of the Award of Merit at the 2013 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation organised by the UNESCO, becoming the first UNESCO-awarded hotel in Hong Kong.
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 240 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 China (Hong Kong and Mainland).
In addition to Sino Group, Mr Daryl Ng holds chairmanship of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited (SGX: Y03), he is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Blue Cross (Asia-Pacific) Insurance of Hong Kong and BEA Life Limited, a member of the General Committee of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, a member of the Global Leadership Council of Columbia University in the City of New York, a member of the 12th and 13th Beijing Municipal Committees of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (‘CPPCC’), a member of the 10th Sichuan Committee of the CPPCC, a member of the 10th and 11th Committees of the All-China Youth Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Chongqing Youth Federation, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong United Youth Association, an Adviser to the Cyberport, an Adviser to the Our Hong Kong Foundation, a Council Member of the Hong Kong Chronicles Institute, a member of the Estate Agents Authority of HKSAR, a member of the HKTDC Mainland Business Advisory Committee, a co-opted member of the Community Care Fund Task Force of Commission on Poverty of HKSAR, a member of the Board of Mind HK, a Director of The Community Chest of Hong Kong, a member of the Council of the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF, a Council Member of the Hong Kong Management Association, a member of the Board of the M+ Museum Limited (a subsidiary of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority), a Member of the Council of the University of Hong Kong, a member of the Institutional Advancement and Outreach Committee as well as the Court of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a Director of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, a Council Member of the Hong Kong Chronicles Institute, a member of the Board of the National Heritage Board of Singapore, a member of the NUS Medicine International School of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore, and a member of the Singapore Management University International Advisory Council.
Mr Ng’s proposals, covering youth development, heritage conservation, air pollution, in-building hydropower concept and mental health, have been positively received by the Beijing Committees of CPPCC.
Mr Ng holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in New York, and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Savannah College of Art and Design. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Open University of Hong Kong.