KUOK Meng Xiong (“MX”)
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Prior to Ethos, MX was extensively involved in property development across the world, spending the last 10 years as Executive Director of Development for Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and developing new hotel projects across 16 cities in China, UK, Turkey, Japan, Mongolia, Tibet and Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, MX developed two large mixed-use properties and chaired the investment entity whose investment represented the largest foreign direct investment in the country for 2016 and 2017. During his tenure, MX was responsible for a total development value of over $2 billion and chaired the asset management committee for 39 Shangri-La hotels. During this time, MX also served as a director for the Beijing World Trade Centre.
MX is an active angel investor with a worldwide footprint having invested in many real estate, travel and healthcare related tech startups. He has invested in recognisable investments such as Grab, iFlix, BBP, Kaligo, BeMyGuest, Lomotif, Igloo Home, Toutiao, Next EV, JD Express, Bio-immunate, Continuse, Air BnB, Aspiration Capital, Renova, and Tarana Wireless.
MX currently serves as a senior advisor to TPG Capital and Evolution Media Capital, and is also a Director for Kuok Investments (Singapore) Ltd., Gunung Madu Plantation (Indonesia), and BBP Pte Ltd (Singapore).
MX graduated from Cornell University and participated in Tsinghua University’s EMBA program. He is passionate about aviation and maintains an FAA Commercial Pilot license with command type-ratings on Gulfstream G-IV, G-V, Citation Sovereign and Citation X+. MX is also a commissioned officer of the Singapore Armed Forces.