Business China Excellence Award 2019 - Mr Chua Thian Poh
With grit and wit, Mr Chua Thian Poh led property group Ho Bee Land to extraordinary business success spanning Singapore, China, Australia, United Kingdom and Europe. Widely successful and respected, Mr Chua earned many accolades distinguishing him as a man of eminent standing in the Chinese and business communities. Most commendable is his heart for promoting social cohesion and seeding cultural exchanges. Mr Chua orchestrated initiatives of significance such as establishing the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Cultural Academy and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, facilitating greater understanding of Singaporean Chinese culture in a multicultural Singapore. Through the establishment of Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations Scholarship and SMU Ho Bee Professorship in Chinese Economy and Business, Mr Chua has played an instrumental role in deepening bilateral ties and bicultural understanding. Mr Chua’s tireless endeavours laid the foundation on which future generations can build on to strengthen Singapore-Sino friendship. For such phenomenal role and contributions, Mr Chua deserves the title of excellence.