Su-Ming Wong joined UNSW Business School in October 2018 as an esteemed Professor of Practice. He is responsible for working closely with academics to integrate scholarly achievement with practical experience for students, and for bridging the connection between students and industry members.
He is currently a director of Scentia, and also Lorna Jane which sits within CHAMP Ventures, a leading Australian mid-market private equity funds manager with over $750 million funds under management. Su-Ming co-founded CHAMP Ventures in 2001 and has been chairman/director of more than 20 of its portfolio companies.
CHAMP Ventures’ investment thesis is to partner entrepreneurial Australasian companies to maximize their growth potential. Su-Ming is passionate about strengthening the cooperation between Australia and Asia. In the past 35 years, he has developed meaningful business relationships with a wide group of Asian companies including sovereign investment companies, private equity funds managers and industrial conglomerates.
Throughout his career as an investment professional, Su-Ming has been strongly committed to supporting innovation. He was instrumental in setting up AMWIN Innovation Fund, one of Australia’s most successful venture capital funds. He is also an active Angel Investor with investments in several young innovative Australian start-ups including Redbubble and Tyro.
Su-Ming is a director of Asia Society Australia and Sydney Writers’ Festival, Member of UNSW Business School Advisory Council and Governor of American Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Council of University of Technology, Sydney (2010-2014) and the Council of VisAsia at the NSW Art Gallery (2009-2017). He was a founding director of National ICT Australia, a centre of excellence in ICT research, a member of the Industry Research and Development Board and a director of Unisearch. He was also a council member of the Australian Venture Capital Association and a member of the South Australian Government’s Venture Capital Board.