The WWF is run at a local level by the following offices...
Our experienced team of experts are fully engaged in local biodiversity and conservation issues, and in the management of wetlands and marine protected areas.
We engage stakeholders to promote sustainable cities and implement regional work for critically endangered species and on tackling the illegal wildlife trade.
WWF works with regional markets to introduce green finance initiatives, and engages schools, youth and our supporters with activities and events at our visitor centres that help them connect to nature.
Learn more about our team and about the work of WWF-Hong Kong in our Annual Review and the WWF-Hong Kong booklet on our vision to “Transform Hong Kong into Asia’s Most Sustainable City”.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Nicole Wong has been leading the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WWF-Hong Kong since July 2021. Nicole is a widely experienced senior executive with track record spanning more than 20 years career at WWF-Hong Kong. She started in the education section and became Director, Education in 2010, developing Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) programmes and supporting the establishment of wetlands and marine education centres; at the same time, leading the development of WWF-Hong Kong’s local and regional education programmes. She has been serving as Director, Corporate Affairs since 2014, responsible for organisational operations and corporate affairs. Connecting with the local community, Nicole also serves on the advisory committees for several universities and government departments.
Chief Operating Officer
Thomas Leung takes up the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of WWF-Hong Kong in March 2022, oversees finance, corporate governance, business information, risk management as well as operations. Thomas joined WWF-Hong Kong in 2012 as the Director of Finance. Before joining WWF-Hong Kong, he served in diverse sectors including assurance services and financial services. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Bosco has been leading biodiversity conservation projects in China and Cambodia over the last 20 years, running exciting projects such as saving the world’s rarest primate the Hainan Gibbon, managing Hainan’s largest nature reserve, and protecting Cambodia’s threatened deciduous dipterocarp forest. He has published around 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and is a member of various IUCN/ SSC Specialist Groups.
Director, Wildlife & Wetlands
Eric Wikramanayake has more than 25 years’ experience leading conservation projects across Asia with WWF’s Conservation Science Programme. As Senior Conservation Scientist, Eric provided technical assistance and served as the science lead in WWF’s ecoregion and landscape conservation programme in Asia before becoming Chair of the Board of Directors of the non-profit Environmental Foundation, Ltd in Sri Lanka. Eric has a PhD in Ecology and Conservation Biology from the University of California Davis.
Yamme Leung joined WWF-Hong Kong in 2001 as an Assistant Education Officer. Now the Director of Education, he oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of One Planet Schools and Youth education programmes at all WWF centres or in outreach programmes. Yamme also works closely with the Conservation team providing support with citizen science programmes and in the delivery of teacher training on Education for sustainable development. He holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management.
DIRECTOR, PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Michelle is leading WWF-Hong Kong HR Strategy, building and retaining an exceptional team of professionals and fostering people caring culture. As a seasoned strategic HR leader, Michelle has over 20 years’ of diverse and international HR experience at Global Fortune 500 companies, managing Asia Pacific people business, with proven achievements in transformation projects. Michelle has been working in Germany, the USA and China, in addition to Hong Kong. Michelle holds a Master of Business Administration.
Director, Mai Po Nature Reserve and Flyway Programme
Xianji Wen joined WWF-Hong Kong in 2001. He leads the habitat management of Mai Po Nature Reserve and the Wetland Management Training Programme, and runs regional programmes focusing on conservation and the wise use of wetlands. The author of books and scientific papers, Xianji worked in China’s Yunnan Province for over a decade, leading projects concerning wild birds and their habitats.
Head, Protection of Endangered Species
Brian has over 20 years’ experience in project and development technical assistance management, conservation and enforcement policy, as well as programme monitoring and evaluation. Previously based in Bangkok for 14 years, he assumed leadership roles in multiple USAID-funded projects implemented by the IUCN/TRAFFIC and Freeland, working across Southeast Asia designed to raise institutional and policy response to counter wildlife trafficking. Prior to that, he worked for the Asian Development Bank, WWF and Ayala Corporation. He holds a master's degree in Management of Development from the University of Turin, Italy. Brian is an appointed member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL).
Head, Corporate and Community Sustainability
Karen Ho is the Head of Corporate and Community Sustainability for WWF-Hong Kong’s Climate programme. She works on climate and energy issues in Hong Kong and China, engaging with businesses and industries across the spectrum to initiate, lead and oversee the development of climate programmes. An accomplished senior executive, Karen held senior management positions in several Fortune 500 companies prior to joining WWF.
Education Manager, One Planet Schools
Angela Lam has been an educator for WWF-Hong Kong since 2007. She is responsible for school partnership projects, with an aim to mainstream sustainability into school-based curriculum through the whole-school approach. She also oversees teacher professional development trainings, school outreach programmes, and student-learning activities in WWF outdoor classrooms. Angela received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Life Science from the University of Hong Kong.