Kwek Leng Joo was a property tycoon and philanthropist. He was one of this year’s Forbes Heroes of Philanthropy for his commitment to giving toward worthy causes, including being an advocate of youth development.
He died of a heart attack, aged 62, on 16 November.

Deputy chairman of City Developments (CDL), avid photographer, nature enthusiast. Socially responsible, led CDL’s sustainability strategy since 1995.

Younger brother of Kwek Leng Beng, executive chairman of CDL and Hong Leong Investment Holdings. Son of Kwek Hong Png, who founded Hong Leong Group, which began as Hong Leong Company with his savings of $7000. Started with trading goods, then investing in rubber plantations, the cement industry, and finally property and finance.

1993, Kwek Leng Joo ...

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