Dr. Chau Chak Wing
Founder and Chairman of the KINGOLD Group
Chair of the Asia-Pacific Region
World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid President’s Circle
Dr. Chau Chak Wing is the Founder and Chairman of the KINGOLD Group, Chair of the Asia-Pacific Region World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid President’s Circle, and a respected leader of overseas Chinese in Australia. In the early 1990s, Dr. Chau began investing in China's Southern Guangdong Province. Following his corporate motto of "Our goal is always excellence," he invested in and successfully developed a number of landmark projects, including the Guangdong Foreign Businessmen Hotel, the Guangzhou International Trade Center, Huiqiao New City, Favorview Palace, Imperial Springs, The Bayview, and Kingold Century. He also led the restructuring of the Guangdong Huaxing Bank.
In addition to his business activities, Dr. Chau has devoted a great deal of time to promoting China–Australia exchanges and cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, trade, culture and education. His efforts have been acknowledged and commended by the governments and people of the two countries.
Dr. Chau established the Imperial Springs International Forum to promote openness and cooperation among businesses and the elites of China. A number of world-class forums have been held here, including the Global Economic Forum, the Global Summit of SME Leaders, the Going to Latin America Forum, the China–Australia Economic Forum, and the 2015 and 2016 Imperial Springs International Forums, with well-known dignitaries and representatives of international organizations and various sectors attending from around the world.
Dr. Chau's commitment to charity has been recognized with the "Outstanding Contribution Award" from The People's Government of Guangdong Province, and the titles of "Honorary Citizen" and "Philanthropist of Guangzhou" from The People’s Government of Guangzhou Municipality.