Dr. CHIU Kwok Hung, Justin, aged 69, is the Chairman of ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited (the “REIT Manager”). He is the Founding Chairman and Director of ARA Asset Management Limited (whose shares were withdrawn from listing on 19 April 2017), the holding company of the REIT Manager.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 (currently listed in Hong Kong and previously listed in Singapore prior to 21 October 2019), 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, an Executive Committee Member and a member of the Nomination 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 40 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 is a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Council Member and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administrators, a Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation, an Honorary Associate Member of Business of Trent University, Canada, a member of the Singapore Management University International Advisory Council in China, a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Department of Land Economy at University of Cambridge, an Honorary Professor of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Sun Yat-Sen University and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University. He was 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.
Dr. Chiu holds Bachelor of Arts degree 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.