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. On 1 January 2022, he was redesignated as Executive Chairman.
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, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan. He is also Honorary Chairman of Bishan East Citizens’ Consultative Committee and Ren Ci Hospital.
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).