Ms. Winnie CHIU, JP
Ms. Winnie Chiu, JP holds a BSc from King’s College, University of London and currently is the President & Executive Director of Dorsett Hospitality International, Executive Director of Far East Consortium International Limited (FEC, HKSE: 035) and the Chairman of AGORA Hospitality Group Co., Ltd (Stock code: 9704 - the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange). As of June 2019, the portfolio of the major shareholder of Dorsett’s parent company FEC owned and managed 63 hotel properties with approximately 14,000 rooms worldwide through different structures.
Ms. Chiu is the Chairman of Hong Kong Art School; Council Member of Hong Kong Arts Development Council; Joint Vice President of The Society of The Academy for Performing Arts; Board Member of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, Asia Youth Orchestra and Wu Yee Sun College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Ms. Chiu has also served on a number of government committees including Business Facilitation Advisory Committee (HK), Betting and Lotteries Commission (HKSAR government) and Pacific Economic Cooperation (Hong Kong Committee). She is the Council Member at The Better Hong Kong Foundation; Board Member of The Community Chest, Advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation and The Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners and Member of Hong Kong –Japan Business Co-Operation Committee.
Being one of the youngest Justice of the Peace (JP) appointed by the Hong Kong Government, Ms. Chiu was accorded an Honorary Fellowship by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Vocational Training Council, the 2017 Female Leader Legacy Award, the Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Award, the World Outstanding Chinese Youth Award and the Women of Hope 2016 Award: Global Champion category, Forbes Asia 2014: Top 12 Asia’s Power Businesswomen and the 2014 Hong Kong Professional Elite Ladies Award.
Dorsett Hospitality International
Dorsett Hospitality International (DHI) is one of Asia’s fastest-growing hotel groups. As a Hong Kong hospitality brand, DHI has an international footprint in 27 major cities worldwide with a total of 56 properties, including Dorsett Hospitality International’s 3 core brands: Dorsett Hotels & Resorts, d.Collection, and Silka, and its strategic partners TWH and AGORA Hospitality, each with their own distinct identity and offerings to cater to diverse travel needs. Since the group’s establishment in Hong Kong in January 2007, DHI has grown by leaps and bounds with hotels across China, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Continental Europe; more properties are planned in the development pipeline.
AGORA Hospitality Group Co., Ltd, listed on the 1st section of Tokyo Stock Exchange, currently owns, operate and manage 12 existing and pipeline hotels with a total of over 1,600 rooms throughout 7 major cities in Japan, including Agora-branded hotels in Tokyo, Osaka, Shizuoka (Izu), Fukuoka, Saga, Kanazawa and Kyoto, from full service to limited service hotel, resort to traditional ryokan that assures a unique and local experience of Japan.