Executive Chairman’s Profile

Executive Chairman’s Profile

Profile of Mr Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman (PBM)

Mr Karsono Kwee is the Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group, a name synonymous with high-end luxury premium brand cars in Singapore. Mr Kwee has garnered over 35 years of experience in the automotive business.

Under his stewardship, Eurokars Group’s business has expanded significantly since its establishment in 1985. In Singapore, the group now represents iconic marques like Porsche, Rolls-Royce, MINI, Mazda, McLaren, MG and Pagani. In Indonesia, it represents Porsche, BMW, BMW M, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Mazda, MG and Ferrari. Within the region, the group owns a Mazda dealership in Perth, Australia and operates Rolls-Royce dealerships in China’s Nanning and Shanghai Pudong.

Eurokars Group is today a well-established motoring entity, having grown substantially over the years to become a multi-franchise automotive dealership group. Exceptional customer service, and reliable and efficient sales and aftersales support are some of the qualities that the group is associated with.

To continue to deliver on its brand promise and cater to its expansion, Eurokars Group has opened an integrated and one-stop aftersales facility. This S$70 million and 430,000 square feet facility in Tanjong Penjuru in the Western part of Singapore houses its aftersales operations and serves as a one-stop hub for repairs and maintenance, pre-delivery inspection, body repair and spray painting, as well as warehousing of all the brands under the group.

Eurokars Group has also embarked on the development of its new corporate headquarters at Kung Chong Road. Targeted for completion in 2022, this new development is sized at 40,000 square feet with a total built-up area of 100,000 square feet.

The prominent industry accolades that both Eurokars Group and Mr Kwee have been conferred are further testament to the group’s notable success.

In 2004, Eurokars Group first won the Enterprise 50 award. It was recognised again in 2011 when it won third position for the award. In 2012, the group was also accorded the Business Superbrands status, a prestigious recognition of its achievements.

Even as Eurokars Group celebrates its success in doing business, it believes in making a positive impact on the communities that it serves and operates in, and in doing its part to give back to society. The group has made significant contributions to various charities over the years. For its efforts in building social capital and contributing to the community, Eurokars Group received the Community Partnership Excellence Award of the People’s Association Community Spirit Awards 2016.

An intrepid entrepreneur, Mr Kwee was recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006 by the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME) for epitomising the true meaning of entrepreneurship.

Mr Kwee was conferred the Honorary Distinguished Business Leader Award at the Promising SME 500 Medallion Presentation Ceremony Gala Night organised by the Small and Medium Business Association (SMBA) in 2015. In that same year, he received the Singapore Tatler Business Leader award for his leadership position at the Singapore Tatler Awards 2015 where individuals were recognised in their respective fields.

Mr Kwee was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) by Her Excellency, the President of the Republic of Singapore, Madam Halimah Yacob as part of the 2017 National Day Awards.