Mr. Ho Ren Hua is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Thai Wah Public Company Ltd, responsible for developing the company’s long term vision to be a leading starch and consumer foods company in Southeast Asia. Since its founding in 1947, Thai Wah has been an industry pioneer in the starch and vermicelli industry now expanding its footprint to Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam and China. In 2017 the company was nominated by investors for the Institutional Investors All-Asia Executive Team Poll, as well as the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards. From 2010 – 2015, Mr. Ho was the Executive Director and Country Head China for Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd, playing an instrumental role in growing Banyan Tree’s regional headquarters in Shanghai and establishing the brand as the leading luxury hospitality brand in China. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ho worked with the global consultancy Bain & Company Inc. in their New York, Hong Kong and China offices, harnessing his experience in private equity, organizational structure and strategy. He serves on the Board of Directors of Laguna Hotels and Resorts and has actively spoken and participated at the World Economic Forum 2014 and East Asia Forum 2015 in Jakarta.
Mr. Ho has a BSC in Economics (Honors) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the AMP program from CEIBS, China’s leading business school.
He is married with a young son and currently lives in Bangkok with his wife, Teh Su Ching.