Kwek chairs Millennium & Copthorne (M&C) Hotels, a London-listed international hotel group of which a 53% share belongs to CDL. M&C is ranked 40th among the world's top international hotel groups and has a portfolio of over 120 owned and managed hotels with about 36,500 rooms in 19 countries (including those in the pipeline). In an interview, Kwek mentioned that the Millennium Resort Patong is the first resort operated by the group in Phuket.
Kwek's Father, the late Kwek Hong Png left Tongan, Fujian province, China as a penniless teenager for Singapore and subsequently founded the Hong Leong group there. Kwek Leng Beng was trained as Lawyer in London, but chose to join the family Business in the early 1960s.
He became chairman in 1990 and went on to establish an international reputation for his leadership of the Hong Leong Group, which is now a conglomerate with more than 300 companies, including 12 listed ones.
Kwek is married to Cecilia Kok. The couple's son Sherman is CDL's CEO since January 2018. His younger son Kingston was a private investor in the equity and debt markets who became a venture capitalist.