Ho Kwon Ping is the Founder and Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd and Laguna Resorts and Hotels Ltd, and 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 Non-Executive Director of Diageo plc, the UK-listed spirits company.
Educated in Tunghai University, Taiwan, Stanford University, California and the University of Singapore, Ho Kwon Ping was the Economic Editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong before joining Thai Wah family business and then starting his own companies.
Former directorships include Independent NED, Standard Chartered plc (1996 - 2006), and independent Director, Singapore Airlines (July 2000 to August 2007). Ho Kwon Ping was also an Advisory Board member at Moelis & Company between 2011 - 2016.