Management Team

Tim LeslieMargaret Y. Wong

President & CEO, Golden California, Inc.
President & CEO, McWong Environmental and Energy Group
President & CEO, McWong International, Inc.

Margaret Wong has been identified by the Sacramento Bee as the “Business Empress” based on her success in linking multi-million dollar businesses between California and China.  For the past 20 years she has also served as Sacramento’s “unofficial ambassador” to China in her quest to promote a better business cultural understanding between the U.S. and China to enhance economic opportunities between both countries she calls home.  Her own story from the time she immigrated to the U.S. to working with U.S. companies to becoming one of the most successful U.S-.China entrepreneurs in California represents the classic American dream in itself.

A Hong Kong native, Margaret received her B.S. degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong.  She immigrated to the U.S. in 1974 where she served as the Corporate Controller for Bostrom Management Corporation in Chicago for 10 years.  She worked as a Vice President of American Savings and Loans before moving to Sacramento in 1984 to start her own business.

Margaret founded McWong International, Inc. in 1984 and since that time, she has used her extensive network in China and experience in doing business with China to create one of the west coast’s most successful China trade companies. 

In 1997, Margaret founded McWong Environmental and Energy Group (MEEG), which specializes in the export of environmental and energy related technology and equipment for wastewater treatment projects in China.

In 2005, Margaret founded Golden California, Inc., primarily a public relations and business consulting company. Golden California, Inc. is a reflection of Margaret’s dedication to helping California and China business and higher education communities develop mutually beneficial partnerships.  The company is located in West Sacramento, California and Shanghai, China. 

Nominations & Awards:

  • Coopers & Lybrand - Vanguard Award for International Trade
  • Inc. Magazine-Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Business Journal - Sacramento’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies
  • YMCA - Outstanding Woman of the Year Award for International Business
  • Business Journal - 1998 Women Who Mean Business Award

Margaret currently resides in Sacramento, California and travels frequently to China.  Margaret is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. 

U.S. Office:

  • Golden California, Inc.
    2544 Industrial Boulevard 
    West Sacramento, CA  95691  

    Tel:  916-371-8023   Fax:  916-371-6666 

China Offices:

  • Golden California, Inc., Shanghai Office
    Rm. 1001 Jin Tao Bldg. 1900 Shang Cheng Rd
    Pudong, Shanghai  200135  P.R. China

    Tel:  8621-68552270    Fax:  8621-68552276
  • Golden California, Inc., Beijing Office
    Room 916, Suite A, Tiancheng Technology Building, Xinfeng Street, Dewai Grand Avenue
    Xicheng District, Beijing, China   100088

    Tel:  8610-82273864  Fax:  8610-82273874