Sunwah Group has established for more than 60 years.
Corporate history dates back to 1957 when patriarch Choi Kai Yau founded SunwahGroup in Hong Kong as a seafood processor, wholesaler and distributor. It was from the trade and financial hub of Hong Kong that Sunwah expanded its food wholesale trade and distribution businesses in Southeast Asia and North America. Mr. Choi Kai Yau received his moniker as the "King of Seafood" .
In 1976, Dr. Jonathan K S Choi, son of the Founder, assumed Chairman of Sunwah. Under his leadership Sunwah's business expands and diversifies. Today, Sunwah is a highly diversified conglomerate with businesses in eight principal areas: Seafood & Foodstuff, Real Estate, Financial Services, Technology, Infrastructure, Media, Education and training, Green technology and healthcare. Activities cover extensively into Mainland China, Japan, Macau, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, Singapore, Canada, Europe, the US and Australia.
Dr. Jonathan Choi is Chairman of the Hong Kong-based Sunwah Group, Chairman of the Sunwah Hi-Tech Group and the Sunwah Media Group, Chairman of the Toronto-listed Sunwah International Limited, Chairman of the Hong Kong-listed Sunwah Kingsway Capital Group and Chairman of the Vietnam VinaCapital.
Dr. Choi's dedication and contribution to his home country and the society is evident in the wide range of public positions he holds. These include: Standing Committee Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of the PRC, Standing Committee Member of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, Executive Director of the China Overseas Friendship Association, Permanent Honorary President of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Guangdong-HK-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union, Co-Chair of the Belt & Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance, Co-Chair of Mainland China-HK-Belt and Road Business and Professional Services Council, Council Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Chairman of the China-India Software Association, Chairman of the China Hong Kong Israel Technology Cooperation and Promotion Center, Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong-Korea Business Council. Dr. Choi also bears important position in China's think tank. He is Vice-Chairman of theWorldContemporary Research Centre to co-ordinate national public diplomacy.
Being Chairman of the 46th, 47th, 50th and 51st Term Board since 2008 of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Choi is the youngest chairman in the history of the Chamber. He steered the Chamber to enhance its position as an international trading platform. By utilizing his own international networks, Dr. Choi has done tremendous initiatives to foster economic exchanges and collaborations between Hong Kong, Mainland China and the world.
Dr. Choi is also a Court or Council Member of a number of universities including the Fudan University, the Nanjing University, the United College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the University of Macau. Over the past 40 years, Dr. Choi has supported various science and educational institutions, cultural facilities and foundations in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. He has founded the Choi Koon Shum Chinese Academy of Sciences Honorary Academician Foundation, the Guangdong Sunwah Education Institute, the Liaoning University Sunwah International Business School.