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Kwok Ping-kwong, Thomas
Chinese: 郭炳江; pinyin: Guō Bǐngjiāng
Thomas Kwok.png
Born 1951 (age 62–63)
Hong Kong
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 Hong Kong) 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]

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.[7]

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. ^ 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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33 news items

 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:37:30 -0700

Lui was testifying in the trial of former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan, who is accused of having taken tens of millions of dollars from SHKP co-chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen to be the developer's "eyes and ears" in the ...
 
South China Morning Post
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:42:23 -0700

Photo: Paul YeungSHKP co-chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen are accused with two others of funnelling tens of millions of dollars to Hui to be the developer's "eyes and ears" in the government. Walter Kwok is not charged.
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:26:15 -0700

Iris Chiu Ching-shi, a former managing director at a Sun Hung Kai Properties subsidiary, was testifying at the trial, which has heard Hui is alleged to have taken tens of millions of dollars from SHKP co-chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok ...
 
South China Morning Post
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:34:01 -0700

Thomas Kwok, 62, faces one charge of conspiracy to offer an advantage to Hui and two counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office. His brother and co-chairman Raymond Kwok Ping-luen, 61, faces four charges, including one with Hui of ...
 
South China Morning Post
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:21:03 -0700

In one, she said, Walter Kwok accused Thomas Kwok's wife, Ingrid Kwok, who worked in SHKP's material supply department, of improper purchasing procedures. In another, she said, Walter Kwok alleged that Sun Hung Kai executive Thomas Chan Kui-yuen ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:48:45 -0700

He allegedly took tens of millions of dollars from SHKP co-chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen to be the developer's "eyes and ears" in the government. Flat 20A was purchased as an investment in November 2002.
 
Hong Kong Standard
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:39:36 -0700

The flats were said to have been offered rent-free as the rent was paid by SHKP subsidiary Harsco and the younger Kwok brothers, Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen. It was not until November 24, 2003, that Hui's company Top Quality ...
 
South China Morning Post
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:01:14 -0700

The Court of First Instance heard that in June 2006, Thomas Kwok wrote to Michael Suen Ming-yeung, then secretary for housing, planning and lands, concerning a policy that ferries must make up 75 per cent of public transport to Ma Wan, and buses 25 per ...
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