Since founding the Ho Bee Group in August 1987, Mr Chua Thian Poh has helmed the Group as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. As the organisation’s key decision maker, he sets the Group’s strategic direction and determines its financial and investment decisions. Mr Chua has led the Group through several pivotal chapters of its history including the Group’s Initial Public Offering in 1999 and its international expansion.
Mr Chua serves on the boards of several other companies and community organizations. He is the President of Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Board Chairman of Business China, Honorary President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chairman of Ren Ci Hospital, President of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan and Chairman of Bishan East Citizens’ Consultative Committee. Mr Chua is also the Chairman of Board of Trustee of Chinese Development Assistance Council.
Mr Chua, who is Singapore’s Non-Resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Maldives, was conferred the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2004 and appointed Justice of the Peace in 2005. He was conferred the 2006 Businessman of the Year. In November 2012, Mr Chua was conferred The President’s Award for Philanthropy (Individual). He was conferred the Distinguished Service Order (Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang) in 2014.