Kwon Ping Ho
Banyan Tree Holdings Limited
HO Kwon Ping is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings and Laguna Resorts and Hotels, and Executive Chairman of Thai Wah Public Company. He is also the founding and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Singapore Management University and a Board Director of Diageo, the UK-listed spirits company. Among various awards, Mr Ho has received the London Business School Entrepreneurship Award; CEO of the Year at the Singapore Corporate Awards; CNBC Travel Business Leader Award ; and Distinguished Alumnus Award from the National University of Singapore. For his services to the country he has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal and the Distinguished Service Order by the Singapore Government.