Kwek Leng Beng

About Kwek Leng Beng

Birth Year: 1941
Birth Place: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Native name: 郭令明
Residence: Singapore
Occupation: Chairman, Hong Leong Group
Spouse(s): Cecilia Kok
Children: Sherman Kwek Kingston Kwek
Parent(s): Kwek Hong Png
Relatives: Kwek Leng Joo (brother) Quek Leng Chan (cousin)

Kwek Leng Beng

Kwek Leng Beng was born on 1941 in Singapore, Singapore, Singapore. Kwek Leng Beng is the executive chairman of Singapore's Hong Leong Group, founded by his father and uncles in 1941. He's also executive chairman of City Developments, the island state's second-largest property developer. Amid constraints at home, Kwek has pressed on with an overseas expansion, acquiring assets and launching new projects in the UK, China and Australia in recent years. At home, the hotel mogul opened M Social, a 293-room boutique hotel designed by Philippe Starck, in June. He's also partnered with American hotelier Ian Schrager for Singapore's first Edition Hotel, due to open in 2019.
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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.

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