PRESIDENT, Swire Properties Inc., MIAMI
Swire built the 4.9-million-sq.-ft. mixed-use Brickell City Centre in downtown Miami. Bowers has worked in nine countries in 18 years for Swire, including Hong Kong, Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. Swire contributed $600,000 to help fund The Underline, the proposed 10-mile linear park that aims to transform the underutilized land below Miami’s Metrorail.
|EDUCATION||University of Oxford (BS), University of Reading (MS)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I’ve been struck by lightning before! I am also fluent in Japanese (I am trilingual and a half — English, French, Japanese and a bit of Chinese).|
|ALTERNATE CAREER||My two other options when I came to graduation were being a pilot or joining the Foreign Office (the British equivalent to the State Department).|
|PHILANTHROPIC PASSION||Nepal Youth Organisation. We sponsor a boy who has been nurtured wonderfully by this organization. Our kids have visited him and write. My wife and I get joy seeing him flourish, and we believe it helps our children get some perspective about the life they lead.|