Annual Report 2021

Claire Chiang
Co-founder and Senior Vice President
Global Head of Learning and Talent Development
Chairperson of China Business Development
—— Banyan Tree Holdings
—— Banyan Tree Global Foundation

Ms Chiang co-founded Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts and pioneered the Group’s retail business. She focuses on the acquisition of new management contracts in China. She also oversees strategic issues in organisational and human capital capability, and is responsible for guiding the Group’s corporate social responsibility commitments.

Ms Chiang was appointed Justice of the Peace in 2008. She received the Public Service Medal PBM in 2008 and the Public Service Star BBM in 2014. Her numerous awards for women’s advocacy include most recently, the Bold Women Entrepreneurs Award, by sHero and Mary Kay, China, in 2020, and the Outstanding Women Award by Shanghai Daily in 2019. She was also named one of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen and inducted into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018. Ms Chiang is married to Group Executive Chairman, Mr Ho KwonPing, with whom she received the Hospitality Lifetime Achievement Award at the China Hotel Investment Summit 2009.

Ms Chiang holds directorships in three Group subsidiaries and affiliated companies and four family holding companies. She is also a director of the Mandai Nature Fund and Mandai Park Holdings. In 2018, she was appointed Advisory Committee Member for both Guilin Tourism University and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Ms Chiang holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and a Master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong.

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