Benjamin Wong is Head of Maritime Cluster at Invest Hong Kong, the Hong Kong SAR Government department responsible for attracting and facilitating foreign direct investment. He has a maritime cluster portfolio covering ship owning, ship management, ship financing and leasing, marine insurance, maritime law and arbitration, marine technology and ship building etc.
His contribution in promoting Hong Kong’s transport sectors has helped sustaining and growing transport as one of the four pillar industries; and has helped numerous multinational companies landed in HK. He works very closely with the Transport Bureau and the maritime industry in promoting HK as the international maritime hub.
Benjamin is a member of the Maritime and Port Board’s Maritime and Port Development Committee, Manpower Development Committee and Promotion and Event Committee of the HK Maritime and Port Board. He is also a member of the Trade Development Council’s Logistics Advisory Committee. In addition, Mr Wong has a strong collaboration with the HK Shipowners’ Association, the shipping community and government counterparts on various major initiatives such as the Belt and Road and the Greater Bay Area.
With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Mr Wong’s expertise combines maritime sector knowledge, economic development, international marketing and investment promotion. Before joining InvestHK, Mr Wong has spent over ten years with major European and American shipping and logistics companies with regional responsibilities.
Mr Wong holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong; a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, Canada. He has also attended Peking University’s National Affairs Studies Programme and exchange programme at Shanghai Fudan University. Mr Wong is a lifetime member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Society, an international academic honour society; and is an Alumni Career Advisor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.