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.[3] He has a minority interest in MCL Motors.[4] In 2005 he was named the Businessman of the Year by the Vancouver Junior Board of Trade.[5] 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 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.[6]

Ho and his family have been frequent donors to various charities, especially Orbis International.[6]


Ho's grandfather, Ho Ying Chie, owned the Hong Kong Tobacco Co., the eighth-largest tobacco company worldwide.[7] Ting Kwok David attended Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, and then studied business at the University of Richmond.[7] 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][7] The couple divorced in 1995.

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