Lim Por-yen

24 Feb, 2012

Abstract:
Lim Por-yen ( 21 December 1914 – 18 February 2005) was a Hong Kong textiles tycoon and banker. Founder of Lai Sun Group, Lim was also the biggest shareholder of Asia Television (ATV).

Deeply attached to his hometown and mainland China, he would start a massive program of donations in the 1980s. He founded four secondary schools in Shantou. In 1994, he would found a technical college there, and endowed Shantou City Education Foundation. He is said to have made in excess of 600 million in donations to causes throughout China, of which Shantou’s share was more than half. He has been a supported of education in Hong Kong by setting up several schools. He was also one of the founding members of the Better Hong Kong Foundation.

Lim donated to the University of Hong Kong’s SARS Fund and helped to establish the Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole. His support of the HKU Foundation and to the university in general over th eyears earned him an honorary fellowship in 2003. Lim was an adviser to Beijing on Hong Kong affairs. He also served on the Preparatory Committee and Selection Committee of the SAR.

Causes Supported:
Emergency Relief, Health & Medicine, Education

Source of Information:
BBC Chinese.com
CRI online

Photo Credit:
HKU

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