2014 Vancouver: Mr. Edward Ong
Mr. Edward Ong, President, OCK Group, Singapore is the 2014 recipient of the Entrepreneurial Leaders Award. Mr. Ong will be presented with the award at the evening session of the Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference on October 17th. Mr. Ong is an accomplished builder and property developer. By the age of 40, Edward through his OCK group in Singapore had completed numerous highly acclaimed projects including The Singapore General Hospital, the Apollo and Adelphi Hotels, the Regency Park Condominium and civil engineering works in three Mass Rapid Transit (“MRT”) Stations. The group operations also covered projects and assignments in Malaysia, Burma and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island – Saipan and Guam. One of his signature projects is the US$450 million Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, a world-class resort on 384 acres of prime seafront reclaimed land. The Resort offers two 5-star hotel accommodations, the Pacific Sutera Hotel (500 rooms) and the Magellan Sutera Resort (456 rooms). This is complemented by a 27-hole Graham Marsh designed championship golf course with day and night golfing, 104-berth marina and extensive facilities at Sutera Harbour Marina, Golf & Country Club. Currently, Edward is developing a US$300 million integrated resort in Dili, Timor-Leste, complete with a 492-room hotel, golf course, hillside villas, a business park and condominiums. The resort is expected to employ at least 1,200 staff at completion. This will also be a project not so much for its financial achievement but more of giving back to the society, to provide training to the local community and with the skills learned, to give them a chance of a better life for them and their families.