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2020 Gafencu Power list 300


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Philip Lawrence Kadoorie

Non-Executive Director, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd

The son of The Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie, Philip was appointed to the board of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels in 2017. He is also a Non-Executive Director of CLP Holdings Limited, and a Director of Sir Elly Kadoorie & Sons Limited, overseeing the Kadoorie family’s interests in Hong Kong and overseas. He is also an avid pilot.

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Perenna Kei Hoi-ting

Non-Executive Director, Logan Property

At 31, the Hong Kong-born daughter of Shenzhen property tycoon Kei Hoi-pang is one of the world’s youngest billionaires. Perenna Kei studied economics and finance at the University of London and is the controlling shareholder of Logan Property, which her father chairs. Logan, which made its first foray into the Hong Kong property market in 2017 (acquiring a site in Ap Lei Chau), has consistently ranked among the top 10 most profitable real estate developers in China.

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Archibald Keswick

Board Member, Mandarin Oriental International Ltd

A scion of the Keswick clan who owns Jardine Matheson, Archibald Keswick held numerous positions within the family empire. He was CEO of Pizza Hut Vietnam and held the general manager position at The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental, before joining the board of parent company Mandarin Oriental International Ltd in December last year. An active supporter of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, he and his interior designer wife, Alice, share two daughters.

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Ben Keswick

Executive Chairman, Jardine Matheson Holdings

Fifth generation of the historic Hong Kong family of Jardine Matheson taipans, Keswick took on the ultimate leadership of the board in January 2019 when his uncle, Sir Henry, retired. A 23-year veteran of the Group, he has directed key assets Dairy Farm, Hongkong Land and Mandarin Oriental since 2012. Keswick studied agriculture and food marketing at Newcastle University before acquiring his MBA from INSEAD.

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Daphne King-Yao

Director, Alisan Fine Arts

Following her mother’s lead, Daphne King-Yao has been promoting Chinese contemporary artists since 1997; Alisan Fine Arts, one of Hong Kong’s oldest and most respected galleries, was co-founded by Alice King in 1981. Daphne’s cultural interests extend to the Ink Society (chaired by King), Hong Kong Ballet and Friends of the Hong Kong Museum of Art. King-Yao was awarded the Hong Kong Women Leadership Award in 2019.

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Leo Kung Lin-cheng

Chairman of the Council, Pasteur Foundation Asia

Banker Leo Kung was formerly the Executive Vice President, Hong Kong and China for Bangkok Bank, as well as chairman of Ocean Park Corporation for six years. He stepped down last year to join non-profit Pasteur Foundation Asia as its Chairman of the Council, overseeing its scientific research programmes and teaching and public health initiatives.

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Hui-kwong Kuok

Chairman, Shangri-La Asia Limited

Harvard-educated financial journalist Kuok Hui-kwong assumed lead roles at South China Morning Post during the tenure of her father, Malaysian sugar and hotel magnate Robert Kuok. A year after the Kuoks sold the newspaper to Alibaba, she gained the coveted position of chair of their flagship hotel group, Shangri-La, overseeing new additions to the 100-plus five-star properties owned or managed in Asia-Pacific and beyond.

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Justin Kuok

Manager, Investment Management & Business Development, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

A third-generation scion of the Kerry Group family, Justin Kuok is responsible for boosting business at their hotels, which boast an inventory of 40,000 rooms under the Shangri-La, Traders, Kerry and Hotel Jen brands. His father, Chye, has long held senior roles at Kerry and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. The younger Kuok and his wife, Chelsea Chau, are proud parents of two sons.

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Khoon Hua Kuok

CEO and Chairman, Kerry Properties

The youngest son of billionaire property magnate and Kuok Group founder Robert Kuok, Khoon Hua stepped into the top executive role at Kerry Properties last year. He manages the company’s portfolio of over 1 million sq.m of commercial and residential properties, as well as 11 hotels across Greater China. A Harvard alum, he already serves as a director of Kerry Group and Kuok (Singapore) Ltd, in addition to being the chairman of Kerry Holdings Ltd.

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Yen Kuok

Founder and CEO, Guiltless

The youngest of Robert Kuok’s children, Yen Kuok has eschewed the family business, preferring to pursue her own passions, which include fashion and skincare. Her debut business is Guiltless, an e-commerce platform for second-hand designer wear; the brand’s first pop-up store, in Central in 2017, was targeted by robbers. Kuok benefitted from a stellar education at Diocesan Girls’ School in Hong Kong and then Stanford University.

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Beau Kuok Khoon-chen

Deputy Chairman and Managing Director, Kerry Group Limited

The eldest son of Kerry Group and Kuok Group founder Robert Kuok, Beau Kuok studied economics at Monash University prior to joining the family business in 1978. He sits on the board of the family’s hotel arm, Shangri-La Asia, having passed the chairmanship to his youngest sibling, Kuok Hui-kwong. Among his other responsibilities, Kuok has been an Executive Director of Beijing-headquartered China World Trade Center, a family subsidiary, since 2002.

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Michael Kwan

Chairman, Vibrant Development

A degree in psychology took Michael Kwan on a less conventional career path than  his peers. He worked in hotels and then traded in Macau before launching Vibrant Development in 1984 and establishing a commanding position in the world of capacitators. Kwan’s charitable endeavours have included the Society for Abandoned Animals, and the Community Chest.

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Hiu-ting Kwok

Vice Chairman, Co-CEO and Executive Director, Sing Tao News Corp

The hitherto-unknown 27-year-old daughter of Kwok Ying-Shing, billionaire founder mainland property giant Kaisa Groups, made waves earlier this year when she bought a 28-percent share of Sing Tao News Corporation from its former chairman, Charles Ho for US$47.7 million. The move makes her the controlling shareholder of the Group.

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Raymond Kwok Ping-luen

Chairman and Managing Director, Sun Hung Kai Properties

Raymond Kwok is currently the sole chair of the commercial and residential property empire founded in 1963 by his father, Kwok Tak-seng. He received a stellar education at Cambridge and Harvard Universities. The devout Christian built Noah’s Ark theme park adjacent to their Park Island private housing development on Ma Wan island. He is also the chairman and a non-executive director of SmarTone Telecommunications, and a non-executive director of Transport International Holdings Limited and Wing Tai Properties Limited.