Dr. CHIU Kwok Hung, Justin, aged 67, is the Chairman of ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited (the “REIT Manager”). He was previously the Chairman of ARA Asset Management Limited (whose shares were withdrawn from listing on 19 April 2017), the holding company of the REIT Manager. Dr. Chiu is also a Non-executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited as the manager of Fortune REIT (listed in Hong Kong and Singapore), and a Director of ARA Fund Management (Asia Dragon) Limited as the manager of the ARA Asia Dragon Fund. Dr. Chiu joined the CK Group in 1997 and is an Executive Director and a Member of Executive Committee of CK Asset Holdings Limited (listed in Hong Kong), heading the real estate sales, marketing and property management teams.
Dr. Chiu has more than 30 years of international experience in real estate in Hong Kong and various countries and is one of the most respected professionals in the property industry in Asia. He serves as a member of the Standing Committee of the 12th Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the People’s Republic of China, and is a Council Member and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administrators, a member of the Board of Governors of Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation, an Honorary Associate Member of Business of Trent University, Canada, a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Professor of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Sun Yat-Sen University.
Dr. Chiu holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Economics from Trent University, Canada, and was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa by Hong Kong Baptist University and the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa by Trent University, Canada.