Patrick S. Wang

Patrick S. Wang received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, 1972.

He is chairman and CEO of Johnson Electric Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong. Wang joined Johnson Electric Group in Hong Kong in 1972 and, through his design and management skills, positioned the company as a world leader in the design, development, and delivery of products used in automobile components, home appliances, power tools and multimedia equipment. Wang became a director of the company in 1976, was promoted to managing director in 1984 and was elected chairman and chief executive of the group in 1996.

He serves on the boards of the Provisional Hong Kong Science Park Company, the Hong Kong/European Union Business Cooperation Committee and the Hong Kong United States Economic Cooperation Committee. He also is a council member for the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. In 1995, Wang received the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards’ Executive Award. He is a member of the Purdue President’s Council and was featured in the book “Three Tigers and Purdue: Stories of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and an American University.” He was named a Purdue Outstanding Electrical Engineer in 1998.