Dato' Kho Hui Meng establishes the Dato' Kho Hui Meng Scholarship and Dato' Kho Hui Meng Inspire Scholarship
Friday Aug 16,2019
Dato' Kho Hui Meng has made a new and very generous gift in excess of nine million dollars towards an endowed fund for the establishment of the Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Scholarship and the Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Inspire Scholarship in May 2019. These scholarships are available to first year full-time undergraduates pursuing any degree programme at the Singapore Management University. The scholarships aim to provide equal access to education and to nurture undergraduates to become creative, reflective global citizens and future leaders devoted to creating meaningful impact on business and society. Starting academic year 2019/2020, and in perpetuity, six freshmen at SMU will have their 4-year education journey supported by Dato’ Kho’s donation.
Dato' Kho Hui Meng, President & CEO of Vitol Asia Pte Ltd in 2019 and a director of Vitol Group’s Board. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Singapore Management University (SMU). Dato’ Kho was born in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia in 1958 and graduated in 1980 from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology, England with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemical Engineering. He joined Vitol in Singapore in 1987 as a trading manager and progressed over the years into the current role as Head of Vitol Group’s Asian and Oceania activities since 1999. He is also a director of Viva Energy Group Limited (formerly Shell Australia). Conferred the title “Dato’” by His Royal Highness Sultan of Pahang, Malaysia in 2004, Dato’ Kho is a champion and advocate for SMU and exhorts students to “love life, do good and be the best.”