Honorary Chairman, Global Chinese Economic & Technology Summit / Chairman, Shui On Group & Former Chairman, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Dr. Vincent H. S. Lo is the founder and Chairman of the Shui On Group which was established in 1971. The Group is principally engaged in property development, premium commercial properties’ investment and management, construction businesses with interests in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland. The Group’s corporate culture and long term objectives are based on its commitment to quality, innovation and excellence.
Dr. Lo also leads the key positions in the following subsidiaries of the Group:
Chairman of SOCAM Development Limited (SOCAM), which is principally engaged in property and construction businesses, and has business operations in Hong Kong, Macau, and the Chinese Mainland. The company was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1997.
Dr. Lo was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM) in 2017, the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) in 1998 and appointed Justice of the Peace in 1999 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). He was named Businessman of the Year at the Hong Kong Business Awards in 2001 and won the Director of the Year Award from The Hong Kong Institute of Directors in 2002 and Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2004. Dr. Lo was honoured with “Ernst & Young China Entrepreneur of The Year 2009” and also, as “Entrepreneur of The Year 2009” in the China Real Estate Sector. Mr. Lo was made an Honorary Citizen of Shanghai in 1999 and Foshan in 2011. In 2012, the 4th World Chinese Economic Forum honoured Dr. Lo with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Property Sector. In 2022, Dr. Lo was named “Life Trustee” by Urban Land Institute.
In addition to his business capacity, Dr. Lo has been active in community services. He participated in the preparatory works of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and served as Chairman of Hong Kong Trade Development Council and The Airport Authority Hong Kong. He currently serves as Member of the Board of Directors of Boao Forum for Asia, Honorary President of Council for the Promotion & Development of Yangtze, Economic Adviser of the Chongqing Municipal Government, Honorary Life President of the Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong, the Honorary Court Chairman of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, among his other positions.