Ho Ren Hua
Ho Ren Hua
Mr. Ho is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Thai Wah Group, responsible for developing the company’s long term vision as a leading starch and consumer foods company in Southeast Asia. Since its founding in 1947, Thai Wah has been an industry pioneer in the starch and vermicelli industry now expanding its footprint to Myanmar, Vietnam and China. From 2010 – 2015, Mr. Ho was the Executive Director and Country Head China for Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, playing an instrumental role in growing Banyan Tree’s regional headquarters in Shanghai and establishing the brand as the leading luxury hospitality brand in China. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ho worked with the global consultancy Bain & Company Inc. in their New York, Hong Kong and China offices, harnessing his experience in private equity, organizational structure and strategy. He serves on the Board of Directors of Laguna Hotels and Resorts as well as Thai Wah Food Products, both listed companies on the Thai Stock Exchange. He is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization and recently spoke and participated at the World Economic Forum 2014 and East Asia Forum 2015 in Jakarta.
Mr. Ho serves as a mentor to the Kairos ASEAN society and is actively involved in entrepreneurship and venture capital. He serves on the board of United Nations Women Singapore, Wharton China Alumni Club and is also a Captain of the Singapore Armed Forces.
Mr. Ho has a BSC in Economics (Honors) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the AMP program from CEIBS, China’s leading business school.
He is married with a young son and currently lives in Bangkok with his wife, Teh Su Ching.