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About Lark Group

The Lark Group has taken root in Hong Kong since 1963. The group is involved in diversified business throughout Hong Kong, Macau, China and overseas. Business areas ranging from entertainment to online e-commerce, milk and dairy products, themed wining and dining, as well as property investment and management. We offer a wide range of unique and premium products and services:

Entertainment: UA Cinemas (Hong Kong, Macau and China), UA Films, UA CineHub, Silver Screen Media
E-commerce: Cityline
Dairy Business: Trappist Dairy , Flower Fresh
Wine & Dine: Cross Cafe, Madison’s, Thai Orchids

We leverage our rich experience, dedicated professional teams and agile marketing strategies to support our formidable global presence in Hong Kong and other international cities. The group operates more than 30 subsidiaries globally and employs more than 1,500 people worldwide.


Our Vision


Building on a strong foundation over the years, the Lark Group has become a market leader in a wide range of business areas. While we pursue our business objectives, we contribute to building a better society through innovative ideas and sustainable practices.
Our group endeavours to bring benefits to the community through extensive initiatives that nurture talent, care for the underprivileged and support community development.

Founder

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Mr. Ira Dan Kaye MBE (1917-1999)

A prominent Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist, Ira Dan Kaye boasted accomplishments that belied his humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York. He founded Lark Group, and also tirelessly contributed to the wellbeing of orphans in Macau and underprivileged children in Hong Kong. He is still celebrated for his philanthropic acts and his professional achievements in his lifetime.

1957Junior Chamber International, World President

1969Outward Bound Trust, Executive Committee Member

1977Rotary Club of Kowloon, President
Rotary International, District Governor

1986The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, President

1991Honorable Citizen of Guangzhou City

1992Honored as Member of the British Empire (MBE)

Board of Directors

Mr. Robert Chan

Acting Chairman / Non-executive Director

Robert Chan is a commercial lawyer with over 30 years experience in both Hong Kong and China. He was educated in Hong Kong and the UK and has legal qualifications in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and the UK. He has been an Appointed Attesting Officer appointed by the Ministry of Justice, People's Republic of China, since 1995. He is also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a consultant professor of Beijing Jiaotong University (since 2001). He also sits on the boards of different corporations and non-profitmaking organisations.

Mr. Jake Koh / BMath (CS)

Group CEO & Executive Director

Jake Koh has over 20 years of experience in marketing, merchandising and business development in FMCG and Telecom industries. Before joining the Lark Group, he held senior management roles at Dairy Farm Group, PCCW and Wharf. Jake has an honours degree in Bachelor of Mathematics, Computer Science from The University of Waterloo, Canada.

Mr. Michael Chan / ACA,CPA

Non-executive Director

Michael Chan was educated and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK. He worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers before joining the Lark Group in 1983 as Finance Director. He became executive director of an affiliated company in 2004, and has been keeping a non-executive role in the Lark Group since then.

Mr. Patrick Wan / FCPA, FCCA, CPA(Canada),CGA, MBA

Non-executive Director

Patrick Wan is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has an MBA in investment and finance. He has broad commercial and operational experience in Hong Kong, China and Canada. He rejoined the Group in 2006 and became Chief Financial Officer. He has been a director in associated companies and a non-executive director of the Group since 2009.

Awards and Recognitions

The Lark Group is dedicated to bringing our customers superior lifestyle experiences through our quality services and products. We have been awarded recognitions and honours in different areas, thanks to the continued support of our customers, business partners and the community at large.
Below is a showcase of some latest awards:

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Hong Kong Premier Service Brand 2016
HK Top Service Brand Award 2014
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HK Brand Development Council
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Market Leadership Award 2015
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Hong Kong Institute of Marketing (HKIM)
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Caring Company (2014/15 , 2015/16)
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The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
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Family-Friendly Employers (2013/14 , 2015/16)
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Home Affairs Bureau and Family Council
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Roadshow Best Loved Brands Awards (2014 , 2015 , 2016)
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Roadshow
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Smiling Enterprise (2014/15 , 2015/16)
Smiling Staff (2015/2016)
Smiling Employer Outstanding Award (2016/17)
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Mystery Shopper Service Association
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Top Service Awards 2015
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Next Magazine
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Hong Kong Service Awards (2015 , 2016)
The Outstanding Corporate Strategy Awards 2015
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EASTWEEK
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Consumer Caring (2015 , 2016)
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GS1 Hong Kong
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The 5th Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Award
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Mirrorpost
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Outstanding Social Caring Organization Award
(2014/15 , 2015/16)
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Social Enterprise Research Institute (SERI)
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HK Star Brand Award 2015
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HK Small and Medium Enterprises Association
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Best Companies To Work For In Asia™ in 2015
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HR Asia™
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Most Valuable E-Commerce Companies of the Year 2016
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Mediazone Publishing
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7-Eleven Outstanding Sales Award – Category of Milk 2014
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7-Eleven