Chairman's Profile

Dr. Albert Yeung, Chairman of Emperor Group, was born in Hong Kong and traces his roots back to Chiu Chow, Guangdong.

Mr. Yeung Shing, the father of Dr. Albert Yeung, established Shing On Kee Watch Shop in 1942. Dr. Yeung opened his own store on Nathan Road, Kowloon, in 1964 and expanded into the jewellery business a few years later. In the years that followed, the business of Emperor Group grew from watch and jewellery to encompass many other sectors. 

After over half a century of hard work, Dr. Yeung has succeeded in establishing a large conglomerate that not only serves the Asian market, but also enjoys an ever-increasing international presence. As Chairman of the Group, he makes full use of his charisma to develop a sense of belonging among the staff. When it comes to business expansion, he believes in the importance of seizing every opportunity available as well as building on synergies between new business endeavours and existing operations.

Dr. Yeung is an active participant in community services. He was the Charter President of the Lions Clubs of South Kowloon from as early as 1976. More recently, he set up Emperor Foundation and Albert Yeung Sau Shing Charity Foundation. He also took up the positions of Standing Director of China Charity Federation, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Home Association and Life Honorary President of Social Workers Across Borders to further carry out his philanthropic missions.

Dr. Yeung's efforts have won him many awards and recognition, two of the most important ones being the "China Charity Award – The Most Caring Individual Donor Award", the most authentic charity award presented by the Chinese Government, as well as "Top Ten Philanthropists", both of which he has been bestowed upon repeatedly since 2005. In 2017 and 2018, Dr. Yeung was given the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 14th China Charity Chart and the honor of “Leading Philanthropist of the Year” at 15th China Charity Chart respectively which took him to the next level of accomplishment.

Dr. Yeung's social recognition is not limited to charity. In 1994, Dr. Yeung was appointed an Honorary Professor of Law by the China University of Political Science and Law, and Honorary Consultant of All China Lawyers Association by the All China Lawyers Association. In 1998, he was named Honorary Trustee by Peking University. He was further appointed Honorary Professor as well as Director and Honorary President of The Emperor School of Performing Arts respectively by Guangdong University of Finance and Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, Fudan University in 2008. With his dedication over the years, Dr. Yeung's achievements have also been recognized on an international level. In 2007, he was conferred the Degree of Honorary Doctor of Commerce by the University of West Alabama in the USA. He won the “World Outstanding Chinese Award” from the United World Chinese Association in the same year and became the Honorary Life President of the Association. Dr. Yeung has been repeatedly listed on Forbes' Hong Kong's 50 Richest list since 2011. These awards not only reflect the widespread recognition of his achievements, but also encourage and strengthen his belief in serving the community.