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Ben Cha developed deep interest in contemporary art growing up as a child, and now he is deploying his expertise in real estate as a valuable Board member of M+ museum of West Kowloon Cultural District and other arts organizations in Hong Kong.

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𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬:

“𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑙𝑦 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠 ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑢𝑎𝑙 𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝐴𝑠𝑖𝑎. 𝑊𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑚𝑎𝑧𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑎𝑐𝑖𝑙𝑡𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑛 ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑤, 𝑎 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑙𝑒𝑑𝑔𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘, 𝑖𝑛 𝑎 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝐴𝑠𝑖𝑎.”

“𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑦𝑠, 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑙𝑜𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦-𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑦-𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑔𝑒𝑑 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑠. 𝐹𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑎𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑧𝑒𝑑. 𝑆𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑙𝑦, 𝑙𝑜𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑐𝑜𝑟𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑑𝑜𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑎𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑦 𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑠𝑒𝑠.”

“𝐼𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑑𝑜𝑛𝑒, 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑎 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑦 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛”.

“𝐻𝐾 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑎𝑡𝑠 𝑝𝑜𝑝𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝐴𝑠𝑖𝑎. 𝐸𝑛𝑔𝑙𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑖𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑘𝑒𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝐻𝐾 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑙 𝑓𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑜𝑟 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑑𝑜𝑚 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠.”

“𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦, 𝑎𝑖𝑟 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑙, 𝑎𝑏𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝐻𝐾 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐻𝐾 𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑜𝑝𝑒𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑. 𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑠 𝑀+ 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒. 𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑀+ 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑀+ 𝑠𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑦 𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝐻𝐾.”

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐞:
Benjamin Cha is Chief Executive of Grosvenor Asia Pacific. Previously, he has Managing Director & Head of Global Real Estate – Greater China for UBS, Co-CEO of UBS/Gemdale, and Executive Director & Head of Asia-Pacific at his family company HKR International, developer of Discovery Bay Hong Kong and many other signature projects across Asia.

Ben Cha is a longstanding supporter of the contemporary art ecosystem in Hong Kong. He is on the Board M+ museum of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. He is Co-Chair of the Board of the Asia Art Archive and serves on the Advisory Committee and Art Working Group of the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts.

Born in Hong Kong, Ben studied at Middlebury College and Stanford Business School.

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