In the fast-paced world of global conglomerates, the story of Ms. Pansy Ho stands out as a captivating tale of leadership and philanthropy. As the Group Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Shun Tak Holdings Limited, a prominent conglomerate with diverse interests spanning property, transportation, hospitality, and investments, Ms Pansy Ho has navigated the complex landscape of international business with remarkable success.
Established in 1972, Shun Tak Holdings Limited has grown into a leading conglomerate, with its shares traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1973. Ms. Pansy Ho’s journey with the company began in 1995 when she joined as an executive director. Her ascent through the ranks was swift, as she was appointed managing director in 1999 and, in 2017 assumed the role of Group Executive Chairman. In this capacity, she has overseen the strategic development and management of the entire Group.
Her influence extends across the corporate landscape as she chairs the executive committee and the nomination committee while also serving as a member of the remuneration committee within the company. Her leadership spans beyond Shun Tak Holdings, as she is a director of several subsidiaries affiliated with the conglomerate.
Ms. Pansy Ho’s expertise extends to the transportation sector, where she directly manages the Group’s transportation businesses, including ferry and coach operations. Her role includes directorships in various companies, including Shun Tak Shipping Company Limited, Renita Investments Limited, Oakmount Holdings Limited, Beeston Profits Limited, Classic Time Developments Limited, and Megaprosper Investments Limited. Additionally, she serves as the Chairman of Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, an Air Macau Company Limited director, and vice-chairman of the board of directors of Macau International Airport Co. Ltd.
Internationally, Ms. Pansy Ho holds positions of significance. She is a co-chairperson and an executive director of MGM China Holdings Limited, a leading enterprise listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Furthermore, she chairs the board of directors of Estoril-Sol, SGPS, S.A., a Portuguese gaming company listed on the stock exchange.
Beyond her business prowess, Ms. Pansy Ho has championed philanthropic causes. She holds positions in numerous organizations in China, including the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. She is also deeply involved in women’s empowerment as Vice Chairman of the All-China Women’s Federation.
Her commitment to giving back extends internationally, where she serves as an Executive Committee Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and was appointed as an official ambassador of the Pacific Asia Travel Association Foundation. 2018, she was honoured as Ambassador of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Ms. Pansy Ho’s philanthropic endeavours have earned her worldwide recognition and awards from governments and organizations. Notably, she was appointed Justice of the Peace and received the Silver Bauhinia Star from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Government of Macau SAR also bestowed upon her the Medal of Merit — Tourism.
Ms. Pansy Ho’s journey from a leading executive in a global conglomerate to a prominent figure in philanthropy is a testament to her vision and commitment. Her story serves as an inspiration, both in the corporate boardroom and in the realm of humanitarian endeavours. As she continues to steer the course of Shun Tak Holdings Limited and contribute to society, her legacy is one of leadership, growth, and giving.
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