K. K. Chua

KK Chua was born and raised in Singapore where he graduated as the most outstanding student in his faculty in the Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

In 1985, he was posted to London where he did New Business Development in the USA for Richard Clay (the Chaucer Press). He was subsequently appointed as General Manager of Sino British Printing Corporation in Beijing in 1986.

KK assumed the position of Regional Director for Maxwell Communication Corporation in Hong Kong in 1987 where he worked on the proposed acquisition of Macau TV Station and Ming Pao.

In 1990, he was appointed Regional Vice President of United International Pictures, a joint venture of three Hollywood studios, Paramount, MGM and Universal. During his stint in UIP, he helped open Korea and Indonesia to Hollywood's product.

KK was also instrumental in laying the bricks for the distribution of Hollywood blockbusters on revenue sharing basis in the People's Republic of China.

In 1994, KK raised US$60 million and formed SMI Leisure and Entertainment Limited and became its first CEO/Founder. SMILE currently operates numerous multiplex sites in China and Malaysia.

He took on the position of President Mary Kay China in 1995 and help built the operation to become one of the biggest in its field in China today. Mary Kay China is currently one of the three US approved Companies operating in China under Promoter's licence. He was promoted to the position of President Asia Pacific in February 1998. KK relocated the Asia Pacific office of Mary Kay to Sydney in August 2000. As President of Mary Kay Asia Pacific, KK covers Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea and China out of Mary Kay's regional office in Chatswood, NSW, Australia.

From 1998-1999, KK served as Non Executive Director of China Star Limited, an entertainment company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.