Richard Li Tzar Kai is the chairman and executive director of PCCW Limited and Pacific Century Group in Hong Kong, chairman of Singapore-based Pacific Century Regional Developments Limited, and a non-executive director of the Bank of East Asia. He is the younger son of successful entrepreneur Li Ka-Shing. Richard Li decided not to enter his father’s business, opting to strike out on his own in the media industry. Rather than enter into his father’s business, Richard Li entered into the media business . He built STAR TV into Asia’s first satellite broadcasting service. He later sold it to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp for $950 million in 1995.
Richard Li brought Internet Protocol TV to Asia as the Chairman of PCCW, Hong Kong’s leading fixed-line operator. Internet Protocol TV is also known as IPTV and is delievered over broadband telecom lines. Richard Li ‘s leadership could make PCCW “one of Asia’s better corporate turnaround stories” according to Business Week.
Business Week names Richard Li to its list of E.Biz leaders, “The E.BIZ 25.” Li is classified with Masayoshi Son of Softbank, Jim Breyer of Accel Partners, Vinod Khosla of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Walter Buckley III of Internet Capital Group. Richard Li turned PCCW into one of Asia’s largest internet companies and promoted e-commerce in Hong Kong.
Faces of Philanthropy provides information about various dignitaries and notable public leaders. Richard Li, as the chairman of PCCW, played an integral role in handling the public health crisis presented by SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Under Li’s leadership, the response of PCCW earned them an “Outstanding Award for Fighting Against SARS.”
PCCW provides information about its management, consisting of leaders with substantial expertise in integrated communications. Richard Li serves as the Chairman of the organization, and he also serves as the chairman of PCCW’s Executive Committee in addition to other responsibilities.
Ask Men provides information of interest to men through its online portal. Richard Li of PCCW made the Ask Men Top 49 Men of 2006 list. Ask Men cites his business accomplishments and aspirations for his placement on the list of Top 49 Men.
Business-In-Asia.com provides a transcript of an interview with Richard Li. The interviewer, Christopher W. Runckel is the principal and founder of Runckel & Associates, a Portland, Oregon based consulting company. Runckel and Richard Li discuss Li’s vision for PCCW, formerly Pacific Century Cyberworks, which aims to be the leading internet investment vehicle in the Asia-Pacific region.
The newspaper The New York Times provides an archived list of published articles and commentary about Richard Li as a Times Topic. Many of the articles are filed under the categorization of Business/Financial Desk. Much of the interest stems from Richard Li’s position as the chairman of PCCW, a telecommunications company in Hong Kong.
Richard Li supports Hong Kong and states that “future success rests on constant innovation, a free market, a free press & expansion of democracy.” RicharLi2006.com provides information about Richard Li, the chairman of PCCW. Li was selected to represent the IT community as one of its Election Committee Members, further demonstrating his leadership abilities.
Richard Li is profiled in his latest deal to buy out a portion of AIG in the Wall Street Journal article “Li Is Back in Game with AIG Purchase”.
A video of Richard Li shows an overview of Richard Li’s life and business dealings.
ThinkExist has a collection of quotations by Richard Li.
In 2009, Forbes ranked Richard Li #16 of Hong Kong richest citizens.
Richard Li and Isabella Leong Lok-si are the proud parents of a new baby boy.