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Biography of Lawrence Ho
Mr. Lawrence Ho is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong-listed Melco International Development Limited, a dynamic conglomerate with a major focus in leisure, gaming and entertainment. He is also a Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco PBL Entertainment (Macau) Limited, a NASDAQ-listed company owning one of only six gaming concessions and subconcessions to own and operate gaming business in Macau. Melco International Development Limited is a constituent of the MSCI Hong Kong Index, part of the MSCI Standard Index Series.
Mr. Ho is active in community services and serves on numerous boards and committees in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China. He sits on the Board of Directors of The Community Chest and is the Chairman of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies.
In recognition of Mr. Ho's excellent directorship and entrepreneurial spirit, Institutional Investor, a leading research and publishing organization, honoured Mr. Ho as the “Best CEO” in the ‘Conglomerates’ category by the end of 2005. Mr. Ho also won the ‘Directors of the Year Award 2005' in November 2005. The award is presented annually by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors in recognition of excellent corporate governance practice among Hong Kong listed companies. Mr Ho also received the 5th China Enterprise Award for Creative Businessmen in Beijing and was named “Leader of Tomorrow 2005” by Hong Kong Tatler for his leadership wisdom and traits. As a socially responsible young entrepreneur in Hong Kong, Mr. Ho was elected as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Persons” in 2006.
Mr. Ho is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Canada and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in commerce.