David Ho (businessman)
David Ho Ting-kwok (born c.1953) is a Vancouver based entrepreneur originally from Hong Kong. He founded the now defunct Harmony Airways, and owns the University Golf Club and MCL Motors. In 2005 he was named the Businessman of the Year by the Vancouver Junior Board of Trade. Ho is a former member of the Vancouver Police Board.
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.
Ho's grandfather, Ho Ying Chie, owned the Hong Kong Tobacco Co., the eighth-largest tobacco company worldwide. Ting Kwok David attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, and then studied business at the University of Richmond. 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. The couple divorced in 1995. Ho has three children named Kristen, Cynthia and Stephen.
- Vancouver billionaire facing new charged while awaiting trial for unlawful confinement
- "Billionaire Vancouver businessman David Ho faces criminal charges", Vancouver Sun, September 29, 2009.
- "Vancouver businessman David Ho charged with unlawful confinement and weapons offences", Georgia Straight, September 28, 2009.
- "Archives: Harmony Airways founder David Ho named business leader of the year", Vancouver Sun, June 29, 2005.
- Frances Bula, "Vancouver billionaire pleads guilty to confining prostitute after night of sex" The Globe and Mail 2 February 2012
- "David Ho: Ultra-secritive, and ultra-rich", Macleans, November 28, 2005.
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