CEO & Executive Director
Chu, 57, worked with her husband Nicholas in real estate in California before returning to Hong Kong to set up Kingston Securities in the 1990s. Amid a booming financial trading industry, she leveraged her businessman father’s connections; the husband-and-wife team developed a strong client list and the firm flourished. During the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Chu adapted by going into corporate finance and investment banking, advising Chinese firms on IPOs and mergers and acquisitions. Today, the Group has businesses in property, finance, casino, luxury watch and hotel businesses.
Company:Kingston Financial Group Ltd
Net worth:US$3.7 billion