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Building a Global Brand with

Ho Kwon Ping


About The Event

The Singapore Leaders Network marks the commencement of its 2025 SGLN Fellowship applications with a momentous event featuring leading business figure Mr. Ho Kwon Ping, founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree. At this event, Mr. Ho will share his story of how be built an iconic global brand from nearly nothing, and share stories from his legendary career on how we can make our mark on the world stage. Drawing from his own rich experience, Mr. Ho will share his unfiltered advice on what steps we ought to take to become global business leaders. The format of this event will be in the form of a moderated dialogue, with time allocated for questions and answers with the audience. This will be followed by a networking dinner. As a bonus, we will be having a book signing too for his new book "Building a Global Brand - The Banyan Tree Story". We will also be taking the opportunity at this event to welcome our new partnership with Hupo, to bring in their online coaching solution powered by world-class leadership coaches + AI.

Event Details






Wednesday, 14th August 2024

6.00pm - 9.00pm

Think Fast Think Slow Room


1 Rochester Park, #03-01 Rochester Commons,
Singapore 139212

Event Agenda



6:00 - 6:15pm

Welcome address by SGLN

6:15 - 7:15pm

Dialogue with Mr Ho Kwon Ping, Founder & Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree

7:15 - 7:30pm

Closing address by SGLN

7:30pm onwards

Book Signing and Networking Dinner

Event Registration

Please note that this is an in-person event that aims to be as inclusive as possible. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in the event, please let us know in the registration form above.

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About the Singapore Leaders Network

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Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and managed by the Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI), the Singapore Leaders Network (SGLN) aims to prepare Singaporeans for global leadership roles. We aspire to help advance the social capital of Singaporean corporate leaders who can support one another on their professional and personal leadership journeys - whilst cultivating a vibrant and robust community. This is achieved through activities that enable members to learn, lead, and link including through large scale in-person events, smaller business networking sessions on various topics of interest, a structured mentoring programme, an Ambassador programme, as well as an online LinkedIn community.



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Mr. Ho Kwon Ping

Mr. Ho is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings and Laguna Resorts and Hotels, and Executive Chairman of Thai Wah Public Company. All three family-owned companies are listed in Singapore and Thailand.


He was the founding Chairman of Singapore Management University (SMU), and has chaired Singapore Power and MediaCorp Singapore. He has served on the boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Diageo, Singapore Airlines, and GIC.


Among various awards, Mr. Ho has received the London Business School Entrepreneurship AwardCEO of the Year at the Singapore Corporate Awards; CNBC Travel Business Leader AwardDistinguished Alumnus Award from the National University of Singapore; and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Creativity Association, China Hotel Investment Summit, Australia Hotel Investment Summit and School of Hotel and Tourism Management The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Honoured for his contributions and accomplishments in the hotel industry in the Asia Pacific region and globally, Mr Ho is the only two-time recipient of Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific - HICAP’s Innovation Award (2003) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2019) in its 30-year establishment.


For his services to the country, he has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal and Distinguished Service Order by the Singapore Government. Mr Ho has also been conferred honorary doctorates by Johnson & Wales University and Hong Kong Poly University.

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