Wong Kwan

Energy firm chief said to meet ICAC agents

Shares in Pearl Oriental Oil, led by Wong Kwan, have been suspended since Tuesday pending further announcements. Photo: SCMP

Wong Kwan, the chef-turned-entrepreneur who is chairman and chief executive of listed energy company Pearl Oriental Oil, is in the spotlight again after having reportedly met local anti-graft agents.

Friday, 11 January, 2013, 3:56am

Designer sues ICAC for wrongful arrest, assault

The proprietor of an interior decor firm has sued the Independent Commission Against Corruption for damages, claiming he was wrongfully arrested and assaulted, and lost business as a result.

24 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Exchange voting under fire again

Pearl Oriental Holdings' chairman Wong Kwan has criticised the stock exchange's new membership voting system, saying it remains 'unfair' and lacks transparency.

The stock exchange council last week passed a resolution to change its voting system for membership applications.

12 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Pearl explains shares jump

In response to a request from the Hong Kong stock exchange, property firm Pearl Oriental Holdings yesterday attributed a seven-cent, or 32.56 per cent, increase in its share price on Tuesday to an announcement that controlling shareholder and chairman Wong Kwan had accumulated an additional stake of 2.78 per cent in the company.

2 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Pearl Oriental holding raised

Pearl Oriental Holdings says major shareholder Wong Kwan has boosted his stake in the company to 64.81 per cent with the purchase of 2.78 per cent through the market, the exercise of share options and the taking-up of scrip dividend. Pearl Oriental said the purchase was made during the period from June last year to January 23.

26 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

$175m Peak redevelopment

Pearl Oriental Holdings will spend $175 million to redevelop two luxury properties on The Peak.

Chairman Wong Kwan said the company would use $100 million to redevelop a site in Severn Road into five blocks of luxury homes.

The company also will redevelop Skyhigh, in Pollock's Path, into five blocks of luxury flats at a cost of $75 million.

24 Jan 1997 - 12:00am