Peter Woo

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Woo.
Peter Woo
Born Peter Woo Kwong-ching
1946
Shanghai, China
Residence Hong Kong
Nationality Hong Kong
Occupation Chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited and The Wharf Holdings Limited
Net worth $7.9 billion[1]

Peter Woo Kwong-ching, GBM, GBS, JP (Chinese:吳光正) (born 1946) is a Hong Kong businessman. He is the Chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited (SEHK0020)and The Wharf Holdings Limited (SEHK0004).

Education[edit]

Woo was born in Shanghai, China and moved to Hong Kong in 1949. He was educated at St Stephen's College, a Direct Subsidy Scheme privately owned but government-funded boarding school (which is also Hong Kong's largest secondary school), in the town of Stanley in Hong Kong, and went on to attain his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati, USA, majoring in Physics and Mathematics. While a student at the University of Cincinnati, Woo became a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, an endeavour he is still involved in today. He later obtained an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, USA.

Life and career[edit]

After graduating, Woo worked at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and Hong Kong. In 1975 he joined his father-in-law, the late Sir Yue-Kong Pao’s Worldwide Shipping Group and was later appointed vice-chairman for the company. In 1986, Woo's father-in-law retired and appointed him the head of the Wheelock / Wharf businesses, while putting the shipping interests (now Bergesen Worldwide) under the control of another son-in-law, Helmut Sohmen.

Woo’s diversified interests are reflected in his businesses, focusing in real estate development in Hong Kong, China and Singapore. The group owns several investment properties such as Harbour City and Times Square in Hong Kong, as well as operating other businesses such as i-Cable Communications, Wharf New T&T, Modern Terminals Limited and Marco Polo Hotels. Woo also owns the privately held, high-end luxury retail group LCJG, which includes Lane Crawford and the premier fashion house, Joyce. Woo also serves on the advisory board for various Fortune 500 companies.

Political and non-profit[edit]

Woo is a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

His past appointments include:

Achievements and honours[edit]

The Hong Kong SAR Government appointed Woo Justice of the Peace in 1993, awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 1998 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2012.[2]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter Woo". Forbes. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Honours List, [1], 30 June 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Wong Yan-lung
Recipient of the Grand Bauhinia Medal
Hong Kong order of precedence
Recipient of the Grand Bauhinia Medal
Succeeded by
Lui Che Woo
Recipient of the Grand Bauhinia Medal