Mr. Peter WOO
The Hon Mr Peter Woo Kwong-Ching, GBM, JP is the Executive Chairman of Wheelock Holdings Pte Ltd overseeing Wheelock and Company Limited and its principal subsidiary The Wharf (Holdings) Limited. The two listed companies, together, control over HK$500 billion (or US$60 billion) of prime property and other assets in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Singapore including ownership of landmark properties Harbour City and Times Square in Hong Kong. Wharf operates a diversified business including i-CABLE Communications (Cable TV and broadband internet), Wharf T&T (telephony), Modern Terminals Ltd (sea container) and Marco Polo Hotels and Niccolo Hotels.
Mr Woo is owner of privately held World International Capital which manages investment funds; and the high end fashion retail and brand management group the LCJG with Lane Crawford and the premier fashion house Joyce Boutique operate in Greater China and Southeast Asia.
Mr Woo joined the Board of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited in 1978 and served as the Chairman from 1986 until May 2015. He also served as the Chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited from 1986 until December 2013.
He founded Project WeCan, a pioneering Business-in-Community project incepted since 2011 aiming at helping disadvantaged students in Hong Kong. It is an open platform that connects business sponsors, professionals and retirees to work closely together with schools through financial and/or volunteer commitment in a multi-year partnership. In 2015, the Project is supporting 50 Band 3 schools with 42,000 students.
Mr Woo is a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and Convener of CPPCC members in Hong Kong.
He was Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council from 2000-2007, Chairman of Hong Kong Hospital Authority from 1995-2000 and Council Chairman of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1993-1997.
Mr Woo was Deputy Chairman of the non-profit Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum which focused on sustainability programs world-wide, and Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund Committee established in 1994.
Mr Woo held various senior positions at the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and Hong Kong. He also served on the international advisory boards of the J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., National Westminster Bank Plc., Elf Aquitaine of France, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro of Italy, and General Electric Company of America.
In 2012, Mr Woo was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the HKSAR Government for his distinguished public service and the “Cross of Officer in the Order of Leopold” by the late King Baudouin I of Belgium in 1993.