Peter Woo

About Peter Woo

Birth Day: September 05, 1946
Birth Place: Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Residence: Hong Kong
Occupation: Former chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited and The Wharf Holdings Limited
Spouse(s): Bessie Pao(m 1973)
Children: 3 (including Douglas Woo)

Peter Woo

Peter Woo was born on September 05, 1946 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Peter Woo started his career with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York in 1972 after earning an MBA from Columbia University. He met his future wife, Bessie, daughter of shipping tycoon Y.K. Pao, in New York, and in 1975 he joined her family business in Hong Kong. Woo relinquished his chairman's role at Wharf in 2015 and became "chief adviser." Beyond property, Wharf and its listed holding company, Wheelock & Co., control important telecom, port and retailing assets, including the luxury department store chain Lane Crawford. His wealth jumped by more than $2 billion in 2016 as shares in Wheelock soared, buoyed by strong earnings, sizable deals and renewed demand from mainland buyers. Son Douglas, heir apparent, chairs Wheelock.
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Popular As Peter Woo
Occupation Real Estate
Age 76 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 05, 1946 (Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Birthday September 05
Town/City Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nationality Hong Kong

🌙 Zodiac

Peter Woo’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Peter Woo was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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Woo was born in Shanghai, China and moved to Hong Kong in 1949. He was educated at St Stephen's College, a Direct Subsidy Scheme privately owned but government-funded boarding school (which is also Hong Kong's largest secondary school), in the town of Stanley in Hong Kong, and went on to attain his bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati, US, majoring in Physics and Mathematics. While a student at the University of Cincinnati, Woo became a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, an endeavour he is still involved in today. He later obtained an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, US.


In 1973, he married Bessie Pao. In 1975, he joined his father-in-law, the late Sir Yue-Kong Pao’s Worldwide Shipping Group and was later appointed vice-chairman for the company. In 1986, Woo's father-in-law retired and appointed him the head of the Wheelock / Wharf businesses, while putting the shipping interests (now Bergesen Worldwide) under the control of another son-in-law, Helmut Sohmen.


The Hong Kong SAR Government appointed Woo Justice of the Peace in 1993, awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 1998 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2012.


In 1996, Woo ran in the First Hong Kong Chief Executive Election just before the British colony was handed over back to Chinese rule, alongside Yang Ti-liang (楊鐵樑) and Tung Chee-hwa (董建華). Tung won.


Woo is a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

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