University of Technology, Sydney Alumnus
David Wang (Wang Weixian) graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Bachelor of Business and is the Chairman and founder of the SPG Land Holdings Ltd (SPG), a China-wide property development and investment corporation based in Shanghai and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
David has gained broad international experience in finance, construction, property development and investment. He founded Starwaly Properties Group Ltd, the original holding company for various property projects of the SPG Group, in Australia in February 1999.
SPG has since dramatically grown and now holds a proud record in the successful development of large scale master planned residential communities and mixed use urban projects including schools, office and retail centres. The company's hotel properties include the acclaimed (named Best Worldwide Business Hotel in 2010 by Fortune Magazine) Peninsula on the Bund in Shanghai, and Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao. David is a hands-on Chairman and has been instrumental in growing the corporation to now employ around 1290 staff and a substantial national property portfolio.
In Shanghai he established the SIPO Polytechnic to give students of poorer families' training in nursing, trades and management. He has made further contributions to the education community as a counsellor of the Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation and as a member of the international The Nature Conservancy - China Branch. He is also active in international commerce as a standing member of the Shanghai Overseas Exchange Association.
In 2010, Mr Wang made a gift of AUD 5Million in 2010 to the Nan Tien Temple in Australia to establish a private university for education in Asian business and cultural practice – The Nan Tian Institute. He also contributed AUD1.5M to The Nature Conservancy (TNC), China to support TNC in protecting vital habitats and fresh water in China for generations to come.
SPG Land also donated AUD300,000 in 2008 and AUD500,000 in 2010 through the Song Ching Ling Foundation to a project promoting educational opportunities for women and children. Other donations included $470,000 to relief efforts for flood-affected areas in Haikou, Hainan in 2010, AUD100,000 to provide education opportunities for students in Huangshan region in 2011.