Sir Henry Francis Chow, Kt. O.B. E –Brief History
Sir Henry Francis Chow was born a Papua New Guinean on the 10th of July 1933 in Rabaul, East New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. Educated in Rabaul and Australia, he was the first person from the country to after the Second World War, to serve an apprenticeship and trained as a boat designer/builder in Australia.
He started Toboi Shipbuilding Company with only eight employees in 1958 after returning to Rabual with his wife. By 1972, Toboi Shipbuilding Company had 120 employees and had designed and built 170 vessels.

Sir Henry Chow has been actively involved in local and community service, politics and commerce, the People’s Progress Party as well as Philanthropy. He was awarded the Title of “Officer of the British Empire” (OBE) by the Queen on the 16th of September 1975 and promoted to “Knight Bachelor” (Kt.) on the 1st of January 2000, for his long service to the people of Papua New Guinea.

He was appointed the Chairman of the National Research Institute (NRI) in January 2007. On the 6th of March, 2001 Sir Henry Chow became the Honorary Consul-General resident in Port Moresby of the Republic of Singapore. In recognition of his contributions to the people in the Southern Region of Guandong Province, in the Republic of China, Sir Chow was presented a Golden Medal.

Today Sir Henry Chow is one of the most successful people in the country, with over 900 employees involved in shipping, shipping agency, stevedores and transport, ship repairs and maintenance, manufacture and distribution of biscuits, manufacture of sausages, small goods, hams and bacons, fishing for export of marine products to Asian countries, and in logging, sawmilling for export of marine products to Asian, European, Australian and Pacific Countries.
Sir Henry Francis Chow, Kt. O.B. E
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