Kenneth Gaw was born in Bangkok, Thailand and grew up in Hong Kong. He was educated in the United States, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University (Magna Cum Laude).
Upon graduation from Brown University, Kenneth joined the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in New York and Hong Kong.
In 1994, Kenneth joined Pioneer Global Group Limited (a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) as Executive Director and was appointed Managing Director of the Group in 1999. Traditionally Pioneer Global Group had significant interests in banking, shipping, and real estates industries, with investments in Hong Kong, China, Southeast Asia, and the U.S. In late 1999, Kenneth and his family re-strategized the operation direction and led the partial privatization of the GroupÌ¢‰âÂ‰ã¢s banking and shipping assets as well as its U.S. real estate portfolio.
Today the company is primarily focused on real estate and hotel investments in Hong Kong, Macau, China, and South East Asia with a total turnover of HK$142.1millions as of audited report of 2006. Notable transactions by Pioneer Global Group under Mr. Gaw in recent years include acquisition and repositioning of the 382 rooms Aisawan Resort & Spa in Pattaya, Thailand; the 40,000 sq.m. AIA Tower in Macau, China; the 60,000 sq.m. Global Gateway Hong Kong building; the 21,900 sq.m. 68 Yee Woo Street Building in Hong Kong; the 64,000 sq.m. Kowloon City Plaza in Hong Kong.
In addition to numerous affiliated companies of the Group and privately held companies, Kenneth also holds directorships at Dusit Thani Public Company Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand) and Home Inns & Hotel Management Inc. (listed on NASDAQ), Japan Opportunities Fund I & II (a real estate fund investing in Japan), and Hong Kong Thailand Business Council.
Together with his brother Goodwin, Kenneth co-foundered Gateway Capital in 2005, and has since been the firmÌ¢‰âÂ‰ã¢s President and Managing Principal. Gateway Capital is a real estate private equity firm focusing on Greater China and Asia real estate markets. Kenneth was instrumental in notable transactions of Gateway Capital Greater China Fund I include the Shama service apartment Portfolio with a total of 233 rooms and 16,373 sq.m. in Hong Kong, the 40,000 sq.m. 1930s art deco Dong Hai Building (now known as Plaza 353) in Shanghai; 172,000 sq.m. retail mall at Sanlitun, Beijing.
Apart from his business interests, Kenneth was also the Chairman of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization Hong Kong Chapter in 2001-2002.