President and Executive Director, Sands China Ltd.

Speaking Session

Short Biography

Dr. Wilfred Wong joined Sands China Ltd. in November 2015 as its president. He was appointed an executive director of the company in January 2016.

Dr. Wong has over 47 years of extensive management experience in both the public and private sectors. He served the Hong Kong government between 1975 and 1992, rising to the ranks of Deputy Secretary of Civil Service and Deputy Director-General of Industry. Dr. Wong then joined the private sector, heading a number of Hong Kong listed companies in the property development and construction business sectors. In public service, he was a member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee; member of the Preliminary Working Committee and subsequently the Preparatory Committee responsible for establishing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Dr. Wong also served as a Hong Kong Deputy to the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China for 15 years from 1997 to 2012. He was chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council from 2011 to 2022 and is currently chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council and vice chairman of the Hong Kong Culture Commission. The Macao SAR government has appointed him as a member of the Tourism Development Committee.

For Dr. Wong’s long and distinguished public service, the Hong Kong SAR government appointed him as a Justice of the Peace in 2003, and awarded him the Silver Bauhinia Star, Gold Bauhinia Star and Grand Bauhinia medal in 2007, 2015 and 2022, respectively. Recognising his outstanding professional achievements as well as his remarkable
contributions to society, he was conferred the degree of doctor of humanities honoris causa by Hong Kong Baptist University in November 2013.

Dr. Wong was educated at Harvard University (MPA), the University of Oxford, the University of Hong Kong (BSocSc) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.