Chao Kuang Piu
Chao Kuang-piu, SBS (Chinese: 曹光彪; pinyin: Cáo Guāngbiāo; Cantonese Yale: Chou4 Gwong1 Biu1), is a Hong Kong industrial tycoon and philanthropist, sometimes referred to as Hong Kong's "Wool Magnate".
Chao was born in 1927 in Ningbo. His father was also a successful businessman in Shanghai. In 1950, Chao went to Hong Kong to develop his own business. His career has been mainly involved in the Hong Kong textile industry.
Chao was the main founder of the Dragonair, which was the first Chinese air company in Hong Kong. Chao also was the very first businessman who invested in Mainland China when the Chinese Economic Reform started in late 1970s.
Honours and awards
- The Asteroid 4566 Chao Kuang Piu is named after him
- Silver Bauhinia Star
- Wharton School Dean's Medal, awarded by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
- Hong Kong Entrepreneur Series
- Welcome from the Honorary Chairman: The Wharton Global Alumni Forum-Hong Kong