Mr Chua Thian Poh is the founder of Ho Bee Group. He was appointed the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group in 1999. Mr Chua is responsible for the Group’s strategic planning and direction, as well as its financial and investment decisions.
Mr Chua serves on the boards of several other companies and community organisations. He is the President of Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Honorary President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chairman of Ren Ci Hospital, Immediate Past President of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, Chairman of Board of Trustee of Chinese Development Assistance Council, Chairman of Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and Honorary Chairman of Bishan East Citizens’ Consultative Committee. Mr Chua is also a board member of Ascendas-Singbridge Pte. Ltd.
In recognition of his contributions towards the local community and society, Mr Chua was conferred the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2004 and appointed Justice of the Peace in 2005. He was conferred the Distinguished Service Order (Darjah Utama Bakti Cemerlang) in 2014. In September 2015, Mr Chua was appointed as the Non-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to the Republic of Maldives. He was appointed as a member of the Constitutional Commission for the review of Elected Presidency in February 2016. In April 2017, Mr Chua was appointed as an alternate member of the Council of Presidential Advisers.
Besides being an active community leader, Mr Chua is a notable philanthropist. In November 2012, he was honoured with The President’s Award for Philanthropy (Individual). Mr Chua was chosen by Forbes Asia in its Heroes of Philanthropy honour roll in 2014. An outstanding business leader, he was awarded the 2006 Businessman of the Year by the Singapore Business Awards.