The multi-dimensional Kenneth Wong represents the promise, as well as the reality of one of America’s founding principles as he opens new avenues for business opportunity and active civic engagement.
For over 30 years, Mr. Wong can be credited with combining his business acumen, cross-cultural facility and focused management tactics to establish CIG Asia, Ltd., a successful Philadelphia, PA-based national property and casualty insurance brokerage firm. Under his direction as president, the company provides its diverse client base with the coverage and advice required to weather the vagaries of a complex business environment.
In 2009, Mr. Wong with the assistance of some Wall Street colleagues, founded Covenant Group of China, a US based publicly traded holding company that is partnering with China based SME’s that are successfully operating in the booming China domestic economy. Mr. Wong served as the president of Covenant Group of China. In addition to knowledge of the China domestic market trends, Mr. Wong has a very strong working relationship with the People’s Republic of China government both in the United States and in China.
Mr. Wong’s commitment to full inclusion of Asian Americans and new Americans living, working and doing business in the United States in general, and the Delaware Valley, in particular, has landed him in numerous leadership positions. As example, Mr. Wong, from 2004-2007, was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as a commissioner on the President’s Advisory Commission for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders where he focused on economic strategies and community development. Through Mr. Wong’s efforts, both in Washington, DC and across the Nation many doors of opportunity have been opened for Asian American economic development for large and small businesses.
At the 2008 the National U.S. Hong Kong Business Association (NUSHKBA) Caucus, Mr. Wong was elected unanimously to the national presidency of this organization. In 2010, Mr. Wong has taken on the responsibilities as the Chairman of the Board for NUSHKBA. NUSHKBA represents the 16 U.S. based Hong Kong business associations that focus on developing economic trade relationships with Hong Kong and China. NUSHKBA is a member of the Hong Kong Business Association Worldwide which is affiliated with the prestigious Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC). In addition to Mr. Wong’s national leadership position, he is also a member of the Executive Board of the Hong Kong Business Association Worldwide Federation.
Locally, his civic participation includes service on the boards of Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and serving on the Diversity & Inclusion sub-committee, with the distinction of being the first Asian-American appointed to the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Board; Liberty USO- Pennsylvania & Southern New Jersey; The Philadelphia Sports Congress; the Multicultural Affairs Congress; the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network; Philadelphia Hospitality; the Philadelphia Convention & Visitor’s Bureau; Board of Managers of the Central High School of Philadelphia, American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Wills Eye Hospital’s Glaucoma Service Foundation and member of American Legion Benjamin Franklin Post 405.
In May of 2012, Governor Tom Corbett of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania appointed Mr. Wong to the Chairmanship of his Advisory Commission for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. Mr. Wong’s agenda includes both Economic and Leadership Development for the Asian American & Pacific Islander communities.
Mr. Wong is a member of the Union League of Philadelphia and participates on the Armed Services Council
Mr. Wong lives in Philadelphia and is the father of two daughters.