Dr Chua Thian Poh is the founder of Ho Bee Group. He was appointed as the Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1999.
Dr Chua has held several public appointments. He was appointed as the Non-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to the Republic of Maldives (2015 – 2019), a member of the Constitutional Commission for the review of Elected Presidency (2016), an alternate member (2017) and subsequently a full member (2019) of the Council of Presidential Advisers.
An active community leader, Dr Chua serves as Honorary President of Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations, Honorary President of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Immediate Past President of Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, Honorary Chairman of Bishan East Citizens’ Consultative Committee, Chairman of Ren Ci Hospital, Chairman of Board of Trustee of the Chinese Development Assistance Council, and Chairman of Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
Dr Chua has received many accolades for his business leadership and philanthropic impact, as well as contributions towards the community and public service sector. In July 2019, National University of Singapore conferred on him the Honorary Doctor of Letters.
Among the other awards conferred on him include the Public Service Star (BBM, 2004), Justice of the Peace (2005 – 2020), Businessman of the Year (2006), President’s Award for Philanthropy (Individual, 2012), Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy (2014), and Distinguished Service Order (2014).