Dr. Ken CHU

    CHU Ken

    Born in Hong Kong, Dr. Ken Chu currently serves as a National Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Council Member of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Chairman and CEO of Mission Hills Group.

    As a leader in China's hospitality and leisure industry, Ken has spurred the Group’s business expansion based on the "Golf and More" leisure philosophy. Today, the Group’s businesses span the provinces of Guangdong and Hainan, with Mission Hills being recognised as a National 5A-Level Scenic Spot, and accredited as the "World’s Largest Golf Club" and "World’s Largest Mineral Springs and Spa Resort" by the Guinness World Records. Under Ken’s vision and leadership, Mission Hills has evolved as a dynamic and creative conglomerate with eight major business segments incorporating golf tourism; integrated sports development; leisure & commercial ventures; tourism real estate; culture & entertainment; education; health & wellness; and brand partnership.

    Ken plays a pivotal role as a super-connector, bringing into China brand offerings and experiences from around the globe to build the different concepts spanning retail-tainment, edu-tainment and more. He established partnerships including the Mission Hills•Huayi Brothers•Feng Xiaogang Movie Town, an attraction and studio site for more than a dozen mega-productions annually, as well as working with Guangxi Investment Group to introduce the world-class SplashCity water park. The Group also partnered with Bromsgrove School, a top British independent school with over 540 years of history, to offer an innovative and holistic bilingual education at Bromsgrove School Mission Hills.

    The Group is committed to sports development and has partnered Futbol Club Barcelona (FCB) and NBA to make Hainan province a hub for football and basketball, spurring the growth of these sports from the grassroots. These include setting up China’s first FCB-managed football academy and NBA Basketball School as well as interactive experiences at Mission Hills Haikou.

    By actively promoting cultural and sports exchanges between China and the world, Ken has introduced more than 100 international sporting events and visits by Hollywood stars to China. Using sports as the common language, he continues to tell the story of China and spread its goodwill to the world.

    Ken Chu’s public and community service appointments include:

    • National Committee Member, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)
    • Standing Committee Member, Hainan Provincial Political Consultative Conference
    • Vice Chairman, China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment
    • Vice Chairman, Chinese Enterprise Sports Association
    • Patron, China United-States Exchange Foundation
    • Council Member, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Member, Western University International Advisory Board
    • Permanent Honorary President, Hong Kong Industry, Commerce & Professional Association
    • Chairman, China Sportsman (Hong Kong) Union