Dr. Jose Sunsay YU
In 1969, Mr. Jose Yu Sunsay founded Hong Kong International Knitwear Manufacturing Company, which has expanded over the past decades to become a multinational corporation – HKI Group. Mr. Yu has since served as chairman of the Group.
In the 1970s, the textile and garment manufacturing business inaugurated by Mr. Yu consolidated the Group’s financial position, thereby paving the way for businesses to subsequently become global and diversified. Beginning 1995, Mr. Yu has led HKI Group in opening up the real estate market in Beijing. Large-scale, vibrant development projects including Beijing International Friendship Garden, Cyber Tower, Beijing Fortune Plaza and Mountain View have since been launched, earning the Group the reputation as a high quality developer.
Mr. Yu was the Member of the 8th and 9th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He was the Standing Committee Member of the 10th and 11th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. In 1995, Mr. Yu was appointed as a member of the Preparatory Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, serving in the Chief Executive Subgroup and Economic Subgroup. From 1994 to 1997, he was appointed as Hong Kong Affairs Adviser by the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and Xinhua News Agency, Hong Kong Branch. In 1998, Mr. Yu was appointed as a Justice of the Peace (JP). In the following year, he was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS). In 2007, Mr. Yu was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS). From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Yu served as a member of the Town Planning Board of Hong Kong. From 2004 to 2005, Mr Yu served as the President of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong and a Council Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. In 2004, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region appointed Mr. Yu as a member of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council and a member of the Economic and Employment Council. In 2014, Mr. Yu was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM).
Mr. Yu has been active in business circles. He is currently the Party Affairs Advisor of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, Chartered Chairman of the Board of HK Association for The Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China, Permanent Honorary President of the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, Permanent Honorary President of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Chartered President of the Hong Kong Commerce and Industry Associations, Permanent Honorary President of Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Association, Honorary President of Fukien Chamber of Commerce, Chartered President of World Association of Shishi Natives, Chartered President of the Chinese Tea Culture International Exchange Association and Honorary President of Hong Kong Volunteer Federation.
Mr. Yu is the Independent Non-Executive Director of Wong’s International Holdings Ltd, Tongda Group Holdings Ltd and Beijing Enterprises Holdings Ltd.
While working towards his career goals, Mr. Yu is not neglectful of his service in the education sector. He is the founder of Fujian Shishi City No. 1 Secondary School, the Director of the Education Foundation of Tsinghua University and the Advisory Professor of Nanjing University. In addition, Mr. Yu is the Director of Nanjing University, Fudan University, Jinan University and Huaqiao University. In Hong Kong, he is a Court Member of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University . Mr. Yu is also a Life Member of Charles Darwin University Foundation, Australia and has been awarded by the same University an Honorary Degree of the Doctor of Economics.