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Dr Winnie Ko Pui-shuen is a titan in the industrial and real estate sectors, serving as the Chairman of Kingrich Asia Holdings Limited. She left her hometown Shantou at the age of 17 and entered the textile and silk industry with his family. Seizing the opportunity offered by the Mainland through its reform and open up in the early 1980s, Dr Ko positioned herself as a trailblazer in her adoption of China’s “bringing in” and “going out” economic development strategy.
Dr Ko is even more pronounced in the realm of enthusiastic philanthropy and benevolence. She is keen to support cultural initiatives and heritage preservation, as well as the development of academic institutions. Her dedication to career and contribution to public welfare has garnered her widespread of recognition and acclaim, including an honorary doctorate and honorary fellowships from universities at home and abroad.
As a native of Chaoshan, Dr Ko has been recognised for her contributions to her hometown, and was elected the first Vice-President of the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the 11th and 12th Heilongjiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and a member of the 13th and 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. She was also awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star and appointed as a Justice of the Peace by the HKSAR Government for her impact to society.
Dr Winnie Ko Pui-shuen, BBS, JP 高佩璇博士, BBS, JP