Edgar Kwan - An Historical Perspective on China

Edgar Kwan

Edgar Kwan Chi Ping, J.P., is the Senior Executive Director or Marga Group, which does vast global property development in China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.  Projects include the Four Seasons Hotel in Shanghai, World Trade Centre in Bangkok, Central Plaza in Shenyang, as well as infrastructure projects such as bridges and flyovers and oil depots for the Hong Kong government.  He is a major figure in law enforcement and public safety as well.  He has a fascinating perspective on China, especially the importance of its history—going back thousands of years—to its current position as a global power.  We’ll talk about his strong opinions on what’s happening in China and why Westerners need to be informed.

Edgar Kwan Biography

Ir. Edgar Kwan Chi Ping, J.P. is a civil and structural engineer graduated in 1973. He has 40 years of local and international experience in engineering, construction and project management, facility management and real estate development. He is a chartered engineer in the United Kingdom and a registered structural engineer in Hong Kong. He is also a Fellow of The Institution of Civil Engineers and The Institution of Structural Engineers in the United Kingdom and The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees both in Civil Engineering from the University of Hong Kong and a Master degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He attended the AMDP in Real Estate in Harvard University in 2009.

Edgar’s property development experience is vast and global.  As senior management, including titles Director and Chief Operating Officer, of multiple listed and private companies, he led and oversaw construction and development projects in China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Some of his highly acclaimed development projects include the Four Seasons Hotel in Shanghai; Centrium Residence in Beijing; World Trade Centre in Bangkok; Central Plaza in Shenyang as well as the Regal Hotel chain in Hong Kong. He also contributed to a lot of infrastructural projects such as the bridges and flyovers as well as oil depots for the Hong Kong government in his early days.

His major public services include a member of Fight Crime Committee, a member of Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions, a member of the Appeal Tribunal (Building) of the Planning and Lands Bureau, and a member of the Supervisory Board of Hong Kong Housing Society.  He had also served the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC) as member; the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) as member; the Construction Industry Training Authority (CITA) as Chairman; the Hong Kong Construction Association as Vice President; the Construction Industry Council as member and the Real Estate Developers’ Association as Director.

Edgar is married with 2 daughters.  In his leisure time, he enjoys swimming, motoring, shooting, photography and music.