Meet James Wong, Executive Director of Hon Kwok Land Investment and The Chinney Group
Meet James, a real estate leader, a lawyer, and an engineer who's passionate about property technology and urban sustainability!
James Wong is the Executive Director of the Hon Kwok Land Investment Co. Ltd. and also the Chinney Group. The Group’s four publicly listed Hong Kong subsidiaries: Hon Kwok Land (0160.hk), Chinney Investments (0216.hk), Chinney Alliance (0385.hk), and Chinney Kin Wing (1556.hk) are focused on high-tech Engineering, Construction, Trading, Investments, and Real Estate. The businesses range from building their own 80-storey Hon Kwok Tower in Shenzhen to installing the air traffic control radar at the Hong Kong Airport to distributing the JCoNat disinfectant. This family business was founded by his great grandfather in Nanjing in the 1920’s to build China’s railway system.
He is a ULI full member and Corporate member. He has served on the Hong Kong Executive Committee, and is currently a Global Governing Trustee. He is also Chair of the organizing committee ULI GBA Council.
He split his childhood between the US, Canada, and Hong Kong. After graduating from the University of Washington with his BA in 1984, he went on to earn a Master’s Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in Information Systems Engineering as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. He is a Phi Kappa Phi member and an advocate for Lifelong Learning. He is a member of the California Bar as well as a licensed California Real Estate Broker, WELL AP, and LEED GA.
Before joining his family business in 2010, James worked variously as a lawyer on Toyota’s eDiscovery team in Torrance, California, and as a tax lawyer at Baker and McKenzie (Los Angeles) and Price Waterhouse Coopers (San Francisco). He is married to Lisa (29 years) and has two grown kids.
He’s served as a delegate to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference for Jiangsu Province. Currently, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Florida Institute of Technology where he is also an adjunct professor teaching Business and Healthcare Law. He was formerly the Treasurer of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Southern California Chapter, as well as a Governor on the Board of the American Club of Hong Kong. His MENSA memberships dates from 1980. He has published and spoken widely on subjects including eDiscovery, Social Media Policy in the workplace, Privacy online, China for newbies, the One Belt One Road Initiative, logistics automation, and more recently, the surveillance economy. An opinionated traveler, James has ranked (pre-Covid) among the top 1% of reviewers on TripAdvisor.com.
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