Honorary University Fellow
Ms Connie W C Wong graduated from The University of Manchester, UK, with a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Management in 1985. She received a Master’s degree from the same university in 1986. Upon her graduation, Ms Wong entered the financial sector, assuming a variety of positions at the Bank of China Limited, firstly in Hong Kong and later in Australia. The experience laid the foundation not only in finance but also in general management, which proved to be invaluable as Ms Wong assumed in 1993 Executive Directorship at Onelink Industrial (Guangdong) Co., Ltd., and Managing Directorship at Wong Sun Hing Limited.
Founded in 1969, Wong Sun Hing Limited is the family business of the Wong’s. Since its inception, the company has engaged in textile production with its sales network spanning across the US, Japan and Europe. Under the able leadership of Ms Wong, the company has evolved from a textile production house into a conglomerate with its business scope covering industrial investment, retail, hotels and real estate development. To lead the conglomerate, Ms Wong adopts a “people first” philosophy. She actively facilitates the internal control of the company to earn the loyalty and respect from her colleagues.
A steadfast supporter of the University, Ms Wong is currently the Honorary Permanent President of the Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation. She was invited to join the Entrepreneur Committee of the Foundation in 2012 to assist the University in formulating fundraising strategies and extending its network. Ms Wong became Honorary Member of the HKBU Court in January 2014, and had since offered her wise counsel on the University’s development on various fronts.
Ms Wong’s enthusiastic support for HKBU also reflects her genuine love and passion for Hong Kong and China. Ms Wong made a donation in October 2012 in support of the publication of Hong Kong History Project of the Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies of the University. Furthermore, she also made donations designated for the development of the HKBU Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology, and towards the annual HKBU Golf Day in support of the University’s development work.
Ms Wong has, over the years, devoted untiring efforts in public and community services. She is Deputy Chairman, Hong Kong Volunteers Federation; Honorary Consultant, Kowloon Women’s Organisations Federation; Life President, Federation of Hong Kong Guangxi Community Organisations; former Member, Environmental and Conservation Fund Committee, HKSAR Government; and Honorary President, Hong Kong Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) (Provincial) Members Association Foundation, among others.
Ms Wong’s portfolio of public and community services is diversified but the development of youth remains a major focus of her efforts. She initiated study tours and poverty relief work for young people in Hong Kong to visit Nanning, Guilin and other autonomous regions in China, thereby encouraging understanding and interactions between young people in Hong Kong and China. Her untiring efforts to give back to the community reflects her philosophy of the three-stages of life: At age 0 to 25, education comes first; between 26 and 50, development takes priority; beyond 50, it is time to give back and to enhance personal growth. Currently, she devotes 70% of her time and efforts to public and community services.
In recognition of her distinguished public and community services, Ms Wong was appointed Justice of the Peace in 2009 and was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2013 by the HKSAR Government. Ms Connie W C Wong, SBS, JP, is an exemplary candidate for the Honorary University Fellowship.