Markus Joytak Shaw
Markus Shaw is President and Trustee (and former Chairman) of WWF- Hong Kong.
Following a degree in history, he spent six years as a corporate lawyer in London, Singapore and Hong Kong before joining the family business in 1992. He is a Director of his family’s investment firm.
He has wide experience in the investment management world and has had active management involvement in many portfolio companies, principally in the fields of finance, real estate and media and entertainment.
He has co-founded NGOs in the fields of better urban planning (“Designing Hong Kong”) and air pollution (“Clean Air Network”), and also sits on the boards and acts as advisor to a number of philanthropic organizations and academic bodies. He was a member of the Hong Kong Government’s Advisory Council on the Environment from 2004 to 2008.
An outspoken advocate for conservation, he is a regular newspaper columnist and speaker on the subject at many fora.
Markus Shaw has a history degree from Cambridge University.
He is married with three children, and has a keen interest in literature, history, music and photography.
Mr Shaw’s first term of office expires in December 2011.