Mr. KK Chua joined Mary Kay in 1995 as President of Mary Kay China, and in 1998, was promoted to be the President of the Asia Pacific Region. As Regional President, KK’s responsibilities include all areas of the Company that directly support the success of our subsidiaries in our Asia Pacific markets, which include Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, and Singapore. He was appointed as Mary Kay’s Global Vice Chairman on 1st Feb 2021.
KK was instrumental in building the foundation for Mary Kay China to grow, and helped grow the Asia Pacific Region to become Mary Kay’s largest region in the world in 2011 with a sales in excess of US$1.5 billion and still growing.
Prior to Mary Kay, KK held senior executive positions in the media and film industry in Asia for Hollywood Studio and was Regional Vice President for United International Pictures. He was one of the pioneers to negotiate the release of Hollywood movies in China in 1995. He has had extensive prior working experience throughout Asia and in Europe. He helped spearhead the opening of Korea, Indonesia and China to Paramount, Universal and MGM’s products.
KK graduated in Business Studies from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore as the most outstanding student in his faculty and attended the Executive Development Program at Cornell University. While residing in Sydney, KK served as a member of the Council of Governor of Amcham Australia from 2001- 2006.
KK is the recipient of the Prestigious Marco Polo Award from the State Administration of Foreign Talent exchange whose recipient includes President HW Bush. KK is a board member of the Viva China Children cancer foundation and he has also given lectures at Wharton Business School on several occasions. He is a non-executive Director of Hayco, a Board Director of the International Christian assembly and he is on the Executive Board of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong).
KK has lived and worked in London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sydney. He is currently resides in HK and is married to Dorothy. They have three beautiful daughters and a lovely grandson who has just turned half a year old.