Olivia Wong, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Development – John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd

Olivia Wong is Head of Diversity & Inclusion Development at John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd, a role that was newly created in August 2018. She is responsible for developing a coherent diversity and inclusion (ā€œD&Iā€) strategy and aligning D&I initiatives across the Swire Group. The strategy aims to create a more supportive and inclusive work environment for all staff. Swire is one of the first conglomerates in the region to pioneer a dedicated role in D&I within the organization.

Prior to taking up her current position, Olivia was Director HR & Administration at Swire Properties Ltd. Before that she was General Manager ā€“ Leadership Development at John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Ltd and Managing Director at Ethos International Ltd, with responsibility for recruiting and fostering talent for the Swire Group. She joined Cathay Pacific as management trainee in 1988, and had almost 20 years of broad management experience in Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong, South East Asia and Europe.

Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She also has an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Olivia is a dedicated volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. She currently serves as the vice-chair on their board. She is also a qualified scuba diving instructor and a keen though average snowboarder.