Mr. Douglas Woo, BBS, JP
Mr. Douglas Woo helms the Hong Kong-headquartered Wheelock Group, established in 1857 with footprints in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Singapore. The Group has been actively engaged in building sustainable communities through co-creating solutions for public and transitional housing, sustainable construction and green finance.
Mr. Woo is a Non-official Member of the Development Bureau’s Land and Development Advisory Committee and a Member of the Land Sub-Committee; a Director and Executive Committee Member of the Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong; A Member of the Notaries Public Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, The Judiciary of Hong Kong; Vice Chairman of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce; Vice Chairman of the Y. Elites Association; a Director of French May Arts Festival; a Member of the HKUST Business School Advisory Council; and Patron of Project WeCan Foundation. To date, Project WeCan has benefitted over 87,000 students in 82 under-resourced secondary schools. He is also a Member of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a Member of the All-China Youth Federation.
Mr. Woo is a former Chairman of the Environment and Conservation Fund Committee (“ECFC”). Since 1994, the Woo Wheelock Green Fund has been supporting some of the ECFC’s projects. He had also co-founded ocean and sports events which fundraised to support multiple charitable causes over many years, notably Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions and Community Chest Sports for Millions. He advises WWF-Hong Kong and the Nature Conservancy.
Mr. Woo is a recipient of the 2022 Business Person of the Year Award from DHL-SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards. He had been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and had received a Heroic Volunteer Award from the Agency for Volunteer Service Hong Kong.