Eva Kwok

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Eva Lee Kwok (born c. 1942) is a Malaysian-born Canadian business executive and investor. She is currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She spent her early life in Penang where she attended St. George's Girls' School.[1]

She has served as Chairperson and CEO of Amara International Investment Corporation since 1992. She previously served in a variety of roles including President and Managing Director of Melcorp Mercantile Inc., Vice-President of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology.[2] From 1968 to 1988, Eva Kwok taught at the University of Saskatchewan in progressively senior positions, becoming Dean of the College of Home Economics in 1986.

Her own investment firm, Amara International Investment Corp., was responsible for the development of Burnaby's Crystal Mall.[3]

Kwok received her Master of Science (Nutrition) from King's College London, University of London, England in 1967.[4]

She also serves as a Director of B.C. Women's Hospital and Health Centre Foundation and Canada's Outstanding Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award Program.[5]


Kwok is married to architect and urban planner, Stanley Kwok. He is a former deputy chairman of Concord Pacific Developments and currently president of private investment firm Amara International.[6]

Board member[edit]

Eva Kwok serves on the Board of Directors of these companies:

  • CK Life Sciences International (Holdings) Inc. It is engaged in the business of research and development, commercialisation, marketing and sale of biotechnology products.
  • Husky Energy Inc. is a publicly traded, large, integrated energy company with interests globally [4] and its head office in Calgary, Alberta
  • Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Ltd is the flagship of the Cheung Kong Group, headquartered in Hong Kong, and one of Hong Kong's leading multi-national conglomerates.
  • The Advisory Board for the National Awards in Governance of the Conference Board of Canada/Spencer Stuart and the Advisory Council
  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Previous board affiliations include:


  1. ^ Khoo Salma Nasution, Alison Hayes & Sehra Yeap Zimbulis: Giving Our Best: The Story of St George's Girls' School, Penang, 1885-2010, Areca Books, 2010, p. 189.
  2. ^ Saunders, Phil (July 2009). "Lesson in leadership begins with a tale of manure". InRoads Magazine. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Royal Roads University. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/story.html?id=ffd98428-9fa0-42e8-84b4-4a8417fb9f65
  4. ^ "ABIC Foundation Board of Directors 2009". Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  5. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=749877&privcapId=832494
  6. ^ "Stanley Kwok". Royal Roads University. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Proxy Circular Annual Meeting - 27 February 2001". Bank of Montreal. 
  8. ^ "Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Proxy Circular Annual Meeting - 26 February 2002" (PDF). Bank of Montreal. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders, February 22, 2005 Proxy Circular" (PDF). Bank of Montreal. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Address to Shareholders by William A. Downe, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group". St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador,. 3 March 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Eva Kwok". Royal Roads University. Retrieved 1 September 2014.