Ho Ren Hua

Chief Executive Officer, Thai Wah Public Company Ltd

Mr. Ho is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Thai Wah Public Company Ltd, responsible for developing the company’s long term vision as a leading starch and consumer foods company in Southeast Asia. Since its founding in 1947, Thai Wah has been a leading pioneer in the starch and food industry now expanding its footprint to Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and China. The company currently has over 10 operations across 4 countries, driven by its commitment to portfolio innovation and operational excellence.


From 2010 – 2015, Mr Ho was the Executive Director and Country Head China for Banyan Tee Holdings, helping to position the group as the leading luxury 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.


Mr. Ho serves as a mentor to the Kairos ASEAN society and is actively involved in entrepreneurship and venture capital. He has served on the board of United Nations Women Singapore and joined the SMU International Advisory Council and Committee for the Wharton Global Forum.


In 2017, in recognition of Thai Wah Group’s sustainability and community efforts across the region, Mr Ho was awarded the “Outstanding Leader in Asia” award at the 4th Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards and was selected in 2018 to be a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.


Mr. Ho has a BSC in Economics (Honors) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the AMP program from China Europe International Business School.


He is married with a young son and currently lives in Bangkok with his wife, Teh Su Ching.

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