Chairman, Sunwah Group of Hong Kong and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union

Speaking Session

Short Biography

DR. JONATHAN K S CHOI is Chairman of the Hong Kong-based Sunwah Group, Chairman of the Hong Kong-listed Sunwah Kingsway Capital Group and Chairman of VinaCapital Group of Vietnam. Established in 1957, Sunwah’s business now covers eight principal areas: Seafood & Foodstuff, Real Estate, Financial Services, Technology, Media, Infrastructure, Education & training and Green Tech & Health Care. Activities extend deep into Mainland China as well as to the environs of Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Japan and across the oceans to Canada, the United States and Australia.

Dr Choi is active in community and international affairs which is evident in the wide range of public positions he holds. These include: Standing Committee Member of the National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of the P.R.C; Hong Kong, China’s representative (2015-20) to APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC); Executive Director of the China Overseas Friendship Association; Standing Committee Member of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce; served as Chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong for four terms; Permanent Honorary President of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce; Chairman (Hong Kong) of Mainland China-Hong Kong Belt and Road Business and Professional Services Council; Co-Chair of the Belt & Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance (BRICA); Chairman of the Guangdong-HK-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union; Member of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development Hong Kong Kong SAR Government; Council Member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council; Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong – Vietnam Chamber of Commerce; Founding Chairman of Hong Kong – Korea Business Council and Chairman of the China Hong Kong Israel Technology Cooperation and Promotion Center etc.

In 2015, Dr. Choi was conferred the ‘Friendship Order’ by the President of Vietnam and became an Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for Korea from 2015 to 2019. In 2017, Dr. Choi was conferred the ‘Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of France’ by the French Government and received the Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendation. In 2019, Dr. Choi was awarded the Medal of Merit on Education by Macao SAR Government and was conferred a ‘Friend of Diplomacy’ by the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P.R.C. in Hong Kong. In 2021, Dr. Choi was conferred the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM), the highest honor of the Hong Kong SAR Government.