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Ar. Teo Ah Khing

APAM, AIPM, MAPM, MSIP, MRTPI, MPIA, RIBA, RAIA, AIPDM, Master of Architecture in Urban Design, Harvard, USA Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), UNSW, Australia Malaysian-born Teo Ah Khing is an acclaimed architect, entrepreneur, businessman and racehorse owner and breeder. In a glittering career the Harvard University Graduate has demonstrated an ability to both see and then capitalize on business opportunities across a myriad of different industries. In the last 25 years he has founded and continues to chair a portfolio of companies that have gone on to demonstrate international excellence in their respective fields. However, it is master planning and developing nation building projects that Teo remains most recognized for during tenures as Senior Advisor to Heads of State including: • Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed (during his first term as Prime Minister of Malaysia); • The Right Honourable President Pervez Musharraf (then President of Pakistan); • His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai). His latest endeavour is DSH Caribbean Star Limited, an organization that brings together all of his expertise across varied fields to master plan, develop and project manage Saint Lucia’s high-profile Pearl of the Caribbean Integrated Development. The Pearl of the Caribbean spans approximately 1,000 acres across three nearby sites and has been called the most significant development undertaken in the region. The project incorporates a cruise ship home port, marina, racecourse and casino as well as residential and commercial property components that create retail and residential communities. The development is expected to be built over 15 to 20 years. Teo is currently a Rotating Chairman of the Shanghai Entrepreneur Association and remains a passionate philanthropist. Since its inception in 1993, the TAK Group of Companies has dedicated more than USD50 million to recognizable charities around the world as well as to the promotion of tertiary educational opportunities through its foundation. Teo is married to Ms Ivy Ng, Deputy Chair of TAK Group of Companies and CHC Group of Companies, and has a daughter, Ms Johannah Teo, who has a Master’s of Science in Management.