PRESIDENT, SWIRE PROPERTIES, MIAMI
Swire is the Hong Kong-based real estate conglomerate that built Brickell City Centre in downtown Miami. The 4.9-million-sq.-ft. project includes retail, residential, office towers and a five-star hotel. Bowers, who has worked in nine countries in 18 years, started his career in Hong Kong and now leads Swire’s U.S. operations. Swire has committed $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||Pembroke College of the University of Oxford, Reading University (MS)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I’ve been struck by lightning before! I am trilingual and a half — English, French, Japanese and a bit of Chinese.|
|ALTERNATE CAREER?||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.|