Dr. Rosanna Wong DBE, JP
Dr. Rosanna Wong, DBE, JP, is the Senior Advisor of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. She is a Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Dr. Wong serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited and of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels. She currently serves as a Global Advisor to Mars, Incorporated. She is also a Board of Governor to the Our Hong Kong Foundation. Dr. Wong formerly sat on the Board of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and was the previous the Non-Executive Chairman of The Hongkong Bank Foundation’s Advisory Committee.
She is active in a number of welfare organizations and charities, including World Vision Hong Kong of which she is the Honorary Chairman. She is President of the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association. She serves as a Member of the HKUST Business School Advisory Council; sits on the Advisory Committee of The Jockey Club CPS Limited, regarding the operation and management of the revitalised Central Police Station site and as a Board Member of the Charities Research Centre, Beijing; a tripartite initiative of the China Foundation of Disabled Persons, Tsinghua University and World Vision China.
Dr. Wong has a distinguished record of public service. Dr. Wong is a former Member of the Executive and Legislative Councils. She is also the former Chairperson of the Education Commission, the Hong Kong Housing Authority, the Commission on Youth and the Social Welfare Advisory Committee. She also served as a Member on the Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission, as a Member of the Commission on Strategic Development and as a Member of the Commission on Poverty of the Government of the HKSAR. Dr Wong is also a former Working Group Member of the United Nations High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor and a former Member of the United Nations High Level Panel on Youth Employment and the former President of the English-Speaking Union (Hong Kong). She is a former Court Member of The University of Hong Kong, where in addition, she was an elected Member of the Council. She was also on The Asia Foundation Hong Kong Leadership Council.
Dr. Wong holds a B.Soc.Sc. from the University of Hong Kong; an M.S.W. from the University of Toronto; an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London; and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Hong Kong Institute of Education (2004), the University of Hong Kong (2003), the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2002), the University of Toronto (1999) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1996). In 2006, she was made an Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was bestowed the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honouree Award by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2003.
Dr. Wong has been the recipient of many awards, both locally and internationally, including one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong and being honoured as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. She was also honoured with the award of Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1997.