LEE Ka Kit, JP
Mr Peter Lee Ka Kit, the eldest son of Dr Lee Shau Kee, Chairman of Henderson Land Group, was born in 1963. Following his education in the United Kingdom, Mr Lee joined Henderson Land in 1985 and is currently the Vice Chairman of the group. Mr Lee is also Vice Chairman of Henderson Investment Limited and a Director of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited.
Mr Lee was previously the Chairman and President of Henderson China Holdings Limited, which was established as a member of the Henderson Land group of companies and was listed in Hong Kong in 1996. During his tenure, Mr Lee was responsible for the planning and development of the mainland market, and had built up an extensive network across different provinces and cities in the mainland. In mid-2005, Henderson China was privatized to facilitate the Group’s further expansion of its mainland investments and enable efficient utilization of capital. Mr Lee has since continued to focus on the Group’s business development in the mainland.
Mr Lee loves his country, cares about Hong Kong and actively participates in community affairs. Since 1998, he has been a National Committee Member of the 9th, 10th and 11th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conferences. He also holds numerous public positions in mainland China and Hong Kong, including Member of Committee on Performing Arts of Home Affairs Bureau, Vice President of 3rd China Overseas Friendship Association, Advisory Council Member of Hua Xia Foundation, Councilor of the 1st China Overseas Friendship Association, President of The West Development - Xi’an Investment Development Co-ordination Committee, Member of Board of Governor of China Economic and Social Council, Honorary President of Federation of Hong Kong Guangdong Community Organizations, Permanent Honorary Director of Friends of Hong Kong Association Ltd., Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong (Xian) Trade Association Ltd., Advisory Council Member of The Better Hong Kong Foundation, Member of Association of Compatriots in Hong Kong for Celebration of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China, Honorary President of Hong Kong Federation of Journalists, Member of the Executive Committee of Business & Professionals Federation of Hong Kong (BPF), Associate Member of Hong Kong Young Industrialists Council, Individual Member of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Tea Connoisseurs Association.
Mr Lee is a very active philanthropist and devotes much of his time to charity work. Besides serving as Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Hong Kong Pei Hua Education Foundation Ltd, a charity founded by his father Dr. Lee Shau Kee, in recent years he has also actively promoted the “Warmth Project”, which is sponsored by the Lee Shau Kee Foundation, in his capacity as Deputy Convenor of Coordination & Liaison Office, and Vice President of National Association of Vocational Education of China. In 2007, Mr Lee established the Centum Charitas Foundation and became its Founding Chairman. In the same year, he founded the Peter KK Lee Care for Life Foundation with its mission to care about, promote and support the work of suicide prevention. He is also a Member of the Board of Governors of Suicide Prevention Services, and Patron of The Centre for Suicide Research & Prevention of The University of Hong Kong. Mr Lee is also Sponsor of Peter K. K. Lee Mental Health Research and Psychological Crisis Intervention Centre of Tsinghua University and Sponsor of Hong Kong University’s HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention.
Mr Lee has received many honours during his career, including Citizen of Honor (Guangzhou) and the first “Huang Yanpei Outstanding Award” from The National Association of Vocational Education of China. In 2008, Mr Lee was appointed an Honorary Trustee by Tsinghua University and was bestowed with the honour of “Most Benevolent and Philanthropic Individual” by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China”. In July 2009, Mr Lee was appointed as a Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He was also awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Hong Kong University in September 2009.
Photos - Mr. Lee Ka Kit was awarded the 2007 China Charity Award "the most caring individual charitable donations Award"