Mr Simon Wong
Vice President (Campus Development and Facilities)
BA(AS), BArch, AP(List 1), RA(HKARB), HKIA, RIBA, ARAIA
Mr Simon Wong is Vice President (Campus Development and Facilities) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He is responsible for spearheading the development and implementation of strategies to enhance PolyU’s campus space and environment as well as the management of facilities to meet the growing needs of the University. He furthermore oversees the planning and development of PolyU’s campus in the Greater Bay Area.
Mr Wong is an accomplished professional, possessing over 30 years of solid work experience. He has assumed senior management positions in sizable organisations and listed companies in both the public and private sectors, such as the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRC) and Link Management Limited. In addition, he has comprehensive knowledge of government policies and administrative processes related to master planning and design, property development, project management, leasing and marketing, as well as asset enhancement and management for various types of properties in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Prior to joining PolyU, Mr Wong was Chief Project Development Officer of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), overseeing the master planning and development of all the infrastructure and facilities in the Science Park and InnoPark. During his tenure, he aspired to apply new technologies and innovative construction methods for improved project delivery.
Mr Wong is highly familiar with both the private and public development sectors and has made significant contributions to the real estate and construction industries. He has made exemplary efforts in pursuing the “rail plus property” development model at the MTRC, which is a proven success in commercial properties and has been adopted in landmark locations including Elements, PopCorn, and Maritime Square. During his tenure at the HKSTP, he was in the forefront of several pioneering projects to facilitate innovation and technology ecosystem development. InnoCell, for example, is the first Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) high-rise building in Hong Kong and has won multiple prestigious international awards. In promoting Smart City initiatives, in addition to partnering with new tech start-ups to accomplish the first automated robotic carpark in the Science Park, Mr Wong integrated smart facility management systems into the project to enhance operational efficiency and productivity. Mr Wong firmly believes in the value of cultivating and providing mentorship support to young professionals who will be pioneering the new era of construction technology and digitisation.
Over the years, Mr Wong has been actively involved in public and community services. He serves on a number of committees of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), including as Chairperson of the Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF) MiC Vetting Sub-committee to provide vetting and approval of incentive funding on the adaptability of MiC technologies proposed by industry stakeholders; Chairperson of the DEVB-CIC Joint Working Group on MiC to promote and widen MiC adoption in Hong Kong; and Member of the Committee on Productivity. In addition, Mr Wong serves as a Member of the Jockey Club “Craft Your Life Together” Co-living Community Project (JCCCP) Building Committee and Programme and Steering Committee for the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong (SRACP) (香港善導會). He is also an Executive Member of the Project Management Committee for the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association (HKGGA), providing professional advice to HKGGA’s new headquarters and youth hostel development project.
Graduating from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies) and a Bachelor of Architecture, Mr Wong has been a Registered Architect and Authorized Person (List of Architects) since 1994. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA). In addition, Mr Wong completed the Major Projects Leadership Programme (MPLP) from Oxford Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, in 2020.