Club History

The Wharton Club of Hong Kong was founded in October 1999 by Paul Cheng (WG61), together with Joseph W. Ferrigno III (W67), George Hongchoy (WG91), and Patrick Ma (W80).

Since inception, the Club has worked to serve alumni of the Wharton School located in Hong Kong and Asia by fostering a stronger and more vibrant community, by hosting events that educate, inform and entertain them and by serving as a link between the Wharton School and the local alumni community.

The Club aims to present a range of formal and informal events each year, including presenting prominent speakers, hosting alumni happy hours and organising art and cultural events.


Ferdinand Cheuk (W96) is the current President of the Wharton Club of Hong Kong. Following is the list of the past presidents of the club in chronological order.


  • Paul M.F. Cheng (WG61) has been active both as a corporate leader and in politics.He was formerly Chairman of The Link Management Limited, Chairman of Inchcape Pacific Limited and N.M. Rothschild & Sons (Hong Kong) Ltd and was a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council. 
  • Joseph W. Ferrigno III (W67) is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Asia Mezzanine Capital Group, an independent specialist mezzanine capital direct investment fund management firm based in Hong Kong.
  • Louis Bowen (WG72) is Chairman and Managing Director of Asia Capital Management Limited. Mr. Bowen was a co-founder of the Hong Kong Venture CapitalAssociation and is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
  • George Kwok Lung Hongchoy (WG91) is the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Link REIT. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director and Head of DBS Asia Capital Limited and Managing Director of Investment Banking of J.P. Morgan.
  • Kyle Shaw (WG87) is the Founder and Chairman of Shaw Kwei & Partners, a private equity fund manager investing in Greater China.
  • James Ho (WG87) is a Partner of Capital International Private Equity Fund, part of The Capital Group Companies, responsible for private equity in Asia
  • Matthew Johnston (WG04) is a member of Deutsche Bank’s regional management team