Mr. Albert Wong is leading HKSTP on a mission to support tech startups and enterprises on their journey for innovation and growth. He and his team are focusing on nurturing talent, entrepreneurship, connections and commercialising R&D into successful innovation with impact. As CEO of HKSTP since 2016, he has led his team growing HKSTP into Hong Kong’s home for unicorns and the city’s largest R&D hub with over 11,000 research professionals and 1,100 tech companies.
Albert has 30-plus years of commercial, industrial and leadership experience through roles with various multinationals that have provided him with deep China and Asia-Pacific insight, plus critical understanding of building companies and investment networks, and solving market needs. Prior to HKSTP, he spent 15 years in total with GE at its US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China. He served as CEO, GE Oil & Gas China, as well as CEO, GE Industrial Solutions Asia Pacific – where he was responsible for M&A, Business Development, Product Management and Business Operations. Prior to GE, he held management and engineering roles at PerkinElmer, Emerson, Caterpillar and Schlumberger.
Albert holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Hong Kong and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Outside of work, he actively contributes to the community. He is a board member of the Hong Kong Sports Institute. An avid runner, he regularly takes part in marathons around the world.