David Ho (businessman)

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David Ho Ting-kwok (born c.1953[1]) is a Vancouver based entrepreneur originally from Hong Kong.[2] He founded the now defunct Harmony Airways,[2] and owns the University Golf Club and MCL Motors.[3] In 2005 he was named the Businessman of the Year by the Vancouver Junior Board of Trade.[4] Ho is a former member of the Vancouver Police Board.[3]

In 2009 Ho was charged with unlawful confinement, cocaine possession and possession of an unregistered firearm in relation to an incident involving a prostitute. On February 2, 2012, he pled guilty to a charge of unlawful confinement and was given a one year suspended sentence, 45 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine.[5]

Ho and his family have been frequent donors to various charities, especially Orbis International.[5]

Background[edit]

Ho's grandfather, Ho Ying Chie, owned the Hong Kong Tobacco Co., the eighth-largest tobacco company worldwide.[6] Ting Kwok David attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, and then studied business at the University of Richmond.[6] Ho, and his then-wife Rita Fung (sister of Fairchild Group CEO Thomas Fung and daughter of Fung King Hey, co-founder of Sun Hung Kai & Co. of Hong Kong), arrived in Canada in 1984 because she had family in the Vancouver area.[2][6] The couple divorced in 1995.[2] Ho has three children named Kristen, Cynthia and Stephen.[2]

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