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. He has a minority interest in 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 pleaded 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.
- 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.
- Dilawri.ca. Vancouver luxury dealership joins national automotive group. 2010-06-02. Accessed 2015-03-25.
- "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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