Clement Kwok celebrates his 20th anniversary as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited. Over the past 20 years, Clement has achieved many impressive milestones.
Appointed to the Board as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in February 2002, he is also a Director of the majority of the group’s entities. He founded, negotiated, and led the construction of the group’s newest hotel projects, including The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula Shanghai, and The Peninsula Paris, and is currently leading the development of the group’s new hotels in London and Istanbul. His outstanding achievements and contributions to the French economy were recognised by the French government in 2015, with the distinction of Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. In 2013, the group’s Chairman, the Hon. Sir Michael Kadoorie named a restaurant at The Peninsula New York “Clement” in his honour.
His career began with Price Waterhouse and Barclays de Zoete Wedd in the UK, following which he returned to Hong Kong in 1986 to work with Schroders Asia, where he was appointed as Head of Corporate Finance in 1991. From 1996 to 2002, Clement served as Finance Director of MTR Corporation. He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Hang Seng Bank Limited, a Fellow of The Hong Kong Management Association, a Council member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and a member of the International Advisory Council of the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong.
Over his long career in Hong Kong, he has served on the Stock Exchange Listing Committee, the Takeovers and Mergers Panel, the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal, the Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee, the Harbourfront Commission, and the Interpretations Committee of the International Accounting Standards Board in London, as well as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Swire Pacific Limited and Orient Overseas (International) Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Congratulations Clement, on 20 amazing years!