Friday, 30 August 2013

Corporate Princess 5 : Kuok Hui Kwong & Robert Kuok succession planning 郭鹤年女儿郭惠光及新人事部署

Robert Kuok, richest man in Malaysia, at age 90, still have a daughter age 35 .

Actually, Kuok Hui Kwong is daughter of Robert Kuok second wife. He remarried after his first wife pass away.

Ms. Kuok,  affectionately in the newsroom as "Baby" Kuok at one point, received her undergraduate degree BA, East Asian Studies from Harvard University. She worked as an analyst in the investment banking unit of JP Morgan.

Kuok Hui Kwong started as financial journalist in South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd and become Executive Director of South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd in 2003. Kuok Hui Kwong become CEO of SCMP Group Ltd in 2009.

She has been a Non-Executive Director at The Post Publishing Public Company Limited which published Bangkok Post since November 9, 2012 and served as its Director since March 27, 2009 until July 20, 2012.

Kuok Hui Kwong resigned as CEO and Managing Director of  SCMP Group Ltd in 2012. Robin Hu appointed as CEO of  SCMP Group Ltd replacing Kuok Hui Kwong position. Ms Kuok remain as Executive Director. Many speculation on her re-designation at that point as it is co-incident with protest of SCMP Group Ltd self-censorship policy. Although Kuok says his news executives publish without fear or favor, present and former staff members have publicly complained that the paper sometimes self-censors stories it thinks the Chinese government wouldn’t like.  Some gossip also said she is pregnant and prepare to give birth in Dragon year in 2012. She married to grandson of  Hong Kong's late "Instant Noodle" King. , also graduate from Harvard University. Her husban also work for father in law as Executive Director of Kerry Properties Ltd

There is also speculation that Kuok siblings has lost passion in media business after her step brother  resigned as Chairman Executive Director of SCMP Group Ltd earlier 2013.


 

Robert Kuok eldest son, 58, Kuok Khoon-chen,who’s known as Beau.

Beau, who’s worked in his father’s businesses since 1978, is chairman of Kerry Properties Ltd (683). The firm, 55 percent owned by Kerry Group, develops luxury apartments, shopping malls and offices mostly in China and Hong Kong.

On 21 Aug 2013, Chinese newspaper in Hong Kong reported that Kuok Khoon chen resigned as Chairman and Executive director of Kerry Properties Ltd effective 20 Aug 2013. However, we unable to find similar news in english on internet.


Kuok’s second son, Kuok Khoon Ean, 57, heads Shangri-La Asia (69), of which the family owns 50 percent.

Also, there is a report in Chinses newspaper in Hong Kong that Kuok Khoon Ean has on leave since March 2013 until Aug 2013. However, we unable to get similar news in English on internet. However, we get below filing which we unable to find similar report in chinese

"The board of Shangri-La Asia Limited (00069) announces that with effect from 22 August 2013, Kuok Khoon-ean has been re-designated as a non-executive director of the company and has also resigned as the chairman of the board, chief executive officer, member and the chairman of the Executive Committee, member of the Remuneration Committee, and member and the chairman of the Nomination Committee.

Also, Kuok Khoon-chen, brother of Kuok Khoon-ean, has been appointed an executive director of the company and assumes the above roles which Kuok Khoon-ean has resigned from.

Kuok Khoon-ean has confirmed that the above resignations are to enable him to focus on his board commitments at Kerry Group Limited and that he has no disagreement with the board and there is no matter which needs to be brought to the attention of the shareholders of the company in respect of his resignation."

However, we unable to find similar news above in bold in chinese version of Hong Kong newspaper. the chinese media in Hong Kong only reported that Kuok Khoon Ean has been on leave since March 2013 and Kuok Khoon-chen has resigned as Chairman and Executive Director of Kerry Properties Ltd (683) on 22 Aug 2013. this create a lot of speculation on Kuok succession planning as all  Robert Kuok's son has resigned leave only daughter, son in law and nephew in his group of company.



Wilmar International

A nephew, Kuok Khoon Hong, 63, co-founded and chairs Wilmar International, the largest Kuok-controlled company, with a market value of almost $20 billion, in which the Kuok family controls a 32 percent stake. One of Kuok’s companies, Singapore-listed Wilmar International, is the world’s biggest processor of palm oil and eighth-biggest sugar producer.

The family’s history of that period harbors an enduring mystery: a 16-year parting of the ways between Robert and Khoon Hong, who in 1991 left the Kuok Group to set up Wilmar with Indonesian entrepreneur Martua Sitorus.

It wasn’t until 2007 that Robert acquired a 32 percent stake in Wilmar and injected most of his agribusiness into it. Neither Robert nor his nephew would discuss the split.

Related read : Robert Kuok empire in Malaysia
Update : Robert Kuok succession planning crisis 2
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企业公主系列5 : 马来西亚华人首富郭鹤年其女儿郭惠光堪比明星


郭惠光於哈佛文学系毕业, 畢業后她曾任職摩根大通財經分析員,並于2003年起加入父亲旗下的《南华早报》时由低做起,曾任财经版记者,03年升为集团执行董事進入董事會,于2008年底起接任總執行長一職。。至於吴继霖亦来自显赫家族,是公仔面大王周文轩的外孙,也是哈佛毕业生,年年获奖学金。而吳繼霖目前亦是嘉里建設的執行董事。郭孔丞請辭后,這位糖王女婿便成為嘉里建設董事局中,唯一的郭氏家族成員。

郭孔华皆毕业于哈佛大学. 郭孔华目前也是香港嘉里控股有限公司董事。

幼女郭燕光美国斯坦福大学修读文科



 


不足半年,郭鹤年两位公子在上市公司的职位先后发生变化,令人揣测郭鹤年是否正对其家族旗下的业务,作出新的人事部署。


現年58歲的郭孔丞,郭孔丞毕业于澳洲墨尔本莫纳斯大学经济系. 自2008年起出任嘉里建設主席及執行董事。目前他是郭鶴年旗下的私人公司Kerry Group Limited的副主席兼董事總經理、嘉里控股有限公司的主席兼董事總經理,以及郭氏集團多家公司的董事;而Kerry Group Limited及嘉里控股有限公司,皆為嘉里建設的控股股東。

8月21日郭鶴年長子郭孔丞則宣布辭去嘉里建設主席及執行董事等職務,8月20日起生效。

郭孔丞一向少有新闻,最轰动要数早年同宝岛歌后邓丽君的一段情。有传80年代初,郭孔丞原本打算迎娶邓丽君,但郭家认为门户不对,郭邓之恋最后只有分手收场。

至於昨天嘉里的通告中,則交代郭孔丞請辭是要參与其它商務

香格里拉酒店业务交由二儿子郭孔寅(58岁)打理,其家族持股50%。

香港信報報導,今年3月糖王郭鶴年次子、香格里拉主席兼首席執行官及執行董事郭孔演,突然宣布由今年4月1日起休假半年。

次子暫休香格里拉主席
  

今年3月,香格里拉的公司通告指出,郭孔演將放無薪假,為期不超過半年,但未有交代休假的原因;換言之,郭孔演最遲應於9月復工。郭孔演休假期間,將由副主席雷孟成出任署理主席及署理首席執行官,並指董事會有信心,在郭孔演缺席期間,公司的管理及運作將不受影響。郭孔寅毕业于英国诺丁汉大学经济系。

丰益国际是郭鹤年与侄子郭孔丰联合创办,也是郭氏家族控制的最大公司,市值200亿美元,郭氏家族持股32%。


更新报告: 传郭家三房争产1220亿
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