Dr. Stephen Wong
Dr. Stephen Wong earned his Bachelor of Arts (Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from the University of Chicago and took his Master of Arts in East Asian Studies (Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies) from Yale University.
Dr. Stephen Wong began his career as an investment banker; he was in managerial roles with several global financial institutions, including as Executive Director at UBS (London) and Managing Director at RBS. He joined Our Hong Kong Foundation (OHKF) as Senior Consultant in May 2015 and was appointed Deputy Executive Director cum Head of Public Policy in November the same year. He is currently Senior Vice President & Executive Director of Public Policy Institute.
In public service, he sits on multiple statutory and advisory bodies including as Member of the Financial Services Development Council; Member of the Urban Renewal Authority; Former Member of the Town Planning Board, Co-opted Member of Commission on Poverty’s Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) Task Force; Member of the Housing Authority’s Investment Sub-Committee; Member of the Task Force for the Study on Tenancy Control of Subdivided Units; Member of the “Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care” Assessment Panel; and former Member of the Task Force on Land Supply.
Dr. Stephen Wong is active in community service, serving as Vice Chairman of the Admissions, Budgets & Allocations Committee and Member of the Investment Sub-Committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. He is also Advisory Committee Chair of the Social Enterprise and Innovation Platform under the Hong Kong Council of Social Service – for which he is also an Executive Committee Member. In addition, he is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Institute for China Business of HKU SPACE.
Dr. Stephen Wong is a change agent in public policy and a devoted supporter of community welfare, including poverty alleviation and disaster relief in the mainland. In addition to working closely with officials, academics and professionals in Hong Kong, he has forged partnerships with think tanks and scholars in Mainland China as well as internationally. He is articulate in addressing public issues, appearing frequently as a commentator in TV and radio programs and is also a featured columnist in a wide range of newspapers and publications.