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Kwok Ping-kwong, Thomas
Chinese: 郭炳江; pinyin: Guō Bǐngjiāng
Thomas Kwok.png
Born 1951 (age 62–63)
Portuguese Macau
Residence Hong Kong
Education London Business School
Imperial College
Occupation Joint-chairmen of Sun Hung Kai Properties
Net worth US$ 17.0 billion (with brothers, as of March 2010)[1]
Parents Kwok Tak Seng (father)
Kwong Siu-hing (mother)
Relatives brothers: Walter, Raymond

Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong (Chinese: 郭炳江; pinyin: Guō Bǐngjiāng, Yale: Gwok Bínggōng), SBS, JP (born 1951 in Portuguese Macau) is the Joint-Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest property developer in Hong Kong, with his brother Raymond Kwok.[2]

Thomas is the second son of Kwok Tak Seng, the founder of SHK Properties, and his wife Kwong Siu-hing. Together with brothers Walter and Raymond, they inherited Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong's largest real estate developer, in 1990 following their father's death.

The Kwok brothers are the third wealthiest people in Hong Kong and Greater China Region, just after Li Ka Shing and Lee Shau Kee. Their combined wealth is estimated to be US$17 billion in Forbes' 2010 list of billionaires. [3]

Thomas holds a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School, University of London and a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, University of London.[4]

The two brothers were arrested on bribery charges in March 2012.[5][6] In December 2014, Thomas Kwok was convicted of "conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office," while his brother Raymond was cleared of all charges.[7]

Religious beliefs[edit]

Thomas Kwok is a Christian. The Noah's Ark project on Ma Wan reflects Thomas Kwok's evangelical Christian faith. During the 1990s, he set up a church on the 75th-floor pyramid atrium atop Sun Hung Kai's Central Plaza office complex.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World's Billionaires (2010): #28 Kwok family". Forbes. March 3, 2010. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sun Hung Kai Profit Jumps; Chairwoman to Retire Wall Street Journal, by Polly Lui. 16 September 2011.
  3. ^ Thomas Kwok - Forbes, Forbes.com. Retrieved June 6, 2011.
  4. ^ Profile of Thomas Kwok
  5. ^ "Kwok brothers arrested in Hong Kong on bribery charges". BBC News. 29 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Tycoon brothers arrested in Hong Kong corruption probe". CNN. 29 March 2012. 
  7. ^ http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/12/19/sunhungkai-trial-idINKBN0JX0JQ20141219
  8. ^ Hong Kong Christens an Ark of Biblical Proportions The A-HED. By JONATHAN CHENG. Wall Street Journal. APRIL 14, 2009.

External links[edit]


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30773 news items

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 19:09:03 -0800

Outlining the sentencing guidelines for Rafael Hui, Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, Thomas Chan Kui-yuen, and Francis Kwan Hung-sang, Perry said Hui could also face an unlimited fine for receiving bribes, according to the Criminal Procedure Ordinance.

Wall Street Journal

Forbes
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:32:18 -0800

Two Hong Kong billionaire brothers learned their different fates on Friday. Thomas Kwok was found guilty of conspiracy and immediately taken into custody, while Raymond Kwok was found not guilty and let go. Thomas, who was convicted of one count of ...

The Age

The Age
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:27:51 -0800

Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government's former deputy leader Rafael Hui have been found guilty of corruption in a blockbuster trial that shocked a city known for clean governance. Kwok's billionaire brother Raymond was cleared after ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:26:42 -0800

Kwong's second son, SHKP co-chairman Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, was convicted on Friday for his part in the scandal involving former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan, the highest-ranking former Hong Kong official ever to be found guilty of corruption.

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:58:13 -0800

Raymond Kwok was acquitted, but second brother Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, 63, the firm's co-chairman, was found guilty of one charge of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, by paying Hui HK$8.5 million in 2005 to act as his eyes and ears in ...
 
Hong Kong Standard
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:26:15 -0800

Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong, was convicted of one offense at common law of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, resigned as chairman and managing director of Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016), the firm said in a statement filed to the stock ...

Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:30:47 -0800

In a blockbuster trial that shocked a city known for clean governance, Hong Kong's former chief secretary Rafael Hui was found guilty on Friday (Dec 19) of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the city's largest property developer Sun Hung Kai ...

South China Morning Post (subscription)

South China Morning Post (subscription)
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:32:25 -0800

Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong faces a charge of conspiracy to offer an advantage to former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and two counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. Kwok's brother Raymond Kwok Ping-luen faces four charges, ...
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