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People Flashback: A Decade Of Hong Kong Tatler's Diamond Awardees

Flashback: A Decade Of Hong Kong Tatler's Diamond Awardees

Flashback: A Decade Of Hong Kong Tatler's Diamond Awardees
By Hong Kong Tatler
September 13, 2018
One of the awards given out at the Hong Kong Tatler Ball is the prestigious Diamond Award, which honours great citizens who have shaped Hong Kong and the world among Asia’s powerhouses of business. We look back at the past decade's recipients—with the exception of 2017 and 2011—who are still key players in Hong Kong today:

1/8 Ronald Arculli, 2016

Photo: Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Hong Kong Tatler

As well as being a senior partner of the multinational law firm King & Wood Mallesons and chairman of the FWD Group, Ronald Arculli is a man who is passionate about arts and culture.

He currently serves as vice-chairman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, which hopes "will be one of the most important legacies of modern Hong Kong—40 hectares of prime waterfront land dedicated to visual culture and the performing arts." Ronald received the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2010. 

See also: Ronald Arculli: Hong Kong Has The Potential To Become A Culture City

2/8 Pansy Ho, 2015

Photo: Ricky Lo for Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Ricky Lo for Hong Kong Tatler

She may be the daughter of now-retired tycoon Stanley Ho, but Pansy Ho has certainly created a name for herself in the world of business. She currently serves as group executive chairman and managing director of Shun Tak Holdings and co-chairperson and executive director of MGM China Holdings. 

As of March 2018, she took the title of Hong Kong's richest woman with a net worth of US$5.5 billion, according to Forbes. 

See also: Game Changer: Pansy Ho Steers Macau In A New Direction

3/8 Jim Thompson, 2014

Photo: Think Asia
Photo: Think Asia

Jim is chairman of logistics company Crown Worldwide Group. He also chairs the board of the Asian Youth Orchestra and the Hong Kong Management Association. He and his wife, Sally, support numerous charities, including the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care. They are also deeply committed to supporting HIV orphaned children in Cambodia, where Jim has rebuilt schools. 

Jim is the recipient of a Gold Bauhinia Star.

4/8 Marjorie Yang, 2013

Photo: Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Hong Kong Tatler

As chairperson of the Esquel Group, Marjorie Yang has built a billion-dollar business on making cotton shirts for famous brands including Ralph Lauren and Nike. She is also a dedicated eco-warrior who's passionate about sustainable development, environmental conservation and promoting innovative technologies.

She was listed as one of Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen by Forbes in 2012, and in 2013 was awarded a Gold Bauhinia Star. 

5/8 Allan Zeman, 2012

Photo: Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Hong Kong Tatler

Known as the "father of Lan Kwai Fong", Allan Zeman is the founder and chairman of the Lan Kwai Fong Group. The much-loved and highly respected entrepreneur has lived in Hong Kong for 45 years and has been a holder of Chinese Nationality since 2008.

He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2004 and in 2011 he was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal.

See also: Allan Zeman: How Hong Kong Nightlife Has Changed

6/8 Timothy Fok, 2010

Photo: Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Hong Kong Tatler

A man of many titles, Timothy Fok is chairman of the Fok Ying Tung Group & Foundation, co-chairman of SJM Holdings, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee, as well as president of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee & Hong Kong Football Association.

He is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). 

 

7/8 Lee Shau-kee, 2009

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Photo: Pinterest

Hong Kong's second richest man, Lee Shau-kee, is the founder, chairman and managing director of Henderson Land Development, chairman of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company, vice-chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties and a non-executive director of Hong Kong Ferry Holdings.

In November 2017, the dedicated philanthropist donated HK$1 billion to charity after promising he would do so "if the Hang Seng Index climbed above 30,000 points." It's certainly an impressive figure, but one which hardly makes a dent in his HK$185.4 billion fortune. 

8/8 Sir Gordon Wu, 2008

Photo: Lingnan University
Photo: Lingnan University

Sir Gordon Wu is co-founder and chairman of Hopewell Holdings and the chairman of Hopewell Highway Infrastructure. A decorated businessman, he holds British and Belgian knighthoods, and in 2004 received a Gold Bauhinia Star. 

See also: 9 Hong Kong Families On Forbes Asia's Richest Families List 2017
 

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