Mr. Chung Cho Yee, Mico, Chairman of the Company, joined the Group in 2004. He is a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. He is also the Chairman of Executive Committee and Nomination Committee, and a member of Remuneration Committee of the Board. Mr. Chung graduated from University College, University of London in the United Kingdom, with a law degree in 1983 and qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1986. Mr. Chung is currently a non-executive director of HKT Limited and HKT Management Limited, the trustee-manager of the HKT Trust and an independent non-executive director of HKC (Holdings) Limited, the shares of both of which are listed on the Stock Exchange. Mr. Chung is the brother-in-law of Mr. Kan Sze Man, an executive director of the Company.
Mr. Kan Sze Man, Chief Operating Officer of the Company, joined the Group as Group General Counsel in 2001. He is a director of certain subsidiaries and associates of the Group and a member of Executive Committee of the Board. Mr. Kan is a qualified solicitor by profession. He graduated from Wadham College, Oxford University in the United Kingdom in 1993 and qualified as solicitor in Hong Kong in 1997. He has worked in the commercial department of a Hong Kong law firm and a U.K. City firm, until joining Hikari Tsushin International Limited (now known as China Oil and Gas Group Limited) as its senior vice president and legal counsel in early 2000. Mr. Kan is the brother-in-law of Mr. Chung Cho Yee, Mico, the executive Chairman and the controlling shareholder of the Company.
Mr. Chow Hou Man, joined the Group as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2001. He is a director of certain subsidiaries and associates of the Group and a member of Executive Committee of the Board. Mr. Chow graduated from the Baptist University in Hong Kong and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has over 20 years of financial experience in various companies listed in Hong Kong and overseas and an international firm of certified public accountants. He is a member of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Fong Man Bun, Jimmy, joined the Group in 2011 and is a Managing Director of Couture Homes Properties Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries and associates of the Group and a member of Executive Committee of the Board. Mr. Fong is mainly responsible for identifying and advising on residential development and investment for both acquisition and disposal planning of the Group. Mr. Fong has over 25 years’ solid experience in luxury residential real estate project development and investment and has in-depth knowledge of the property market. He worked as a Director of Savills Hong Kong Limited (formerly known as First Pacific Davis) since 1993. Mr. Fong has worked in Shanghai, PRC in the 90’s and also in the real estate department of Jones Lang Wotton (now known as Jones Lang LaSalle) in 1989.
Dr. Lam Lee G., aged 58, joined the Group in 2001. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Board. Dr. Lam has over 30 years of international experience in general management, management consulting, corporate governance, direct investment, investment banking and fund management across the telecommunications/media/ technology (TMT), consumer/healthcare, infrastructure/ real estates, energy/resources and financial services sectors. He is currently the Chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, Non-Executive Chairman – Hong Kong and ASEAN Region and Chief Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia, a member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-Industrialization, the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health, the Council on Professional Conduct in Education (CPC), and the Court of the City University of Hong Kong, Convenor of the Panel of Advisors on Building Management Disputes of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Home Affairs Department, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Executive Council and Chairman of its Task Force on Banking and Finance, Chairman of the Permanent Commission on Economic and Financial Issues of World Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (WUSME), a Board member of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Belt and Road Committee and the Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee, Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong Business Angel Network (HKBAN), Honorary Chairman – Asia Pacific of CMA Australia, Chairman of Monte Jade Science and Technology Association of Hong Kong, President of Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation, a Vice President of the Hong Kong Real Property Federation, Special Adviser to the Asia Pacific Real Estates Association, a Board member of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong and the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau, a founding Board member and the Honourary Treasurer of the Hong Kong Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Myanmar Chamber of Commerce, a founding member of the Hong Kong-Korea Business Council, and a member of the Hong Kong-Thailand Business Council. Dr. Lam earlier served as a part-time member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government’s Central Policy Unit, and a member of the Task Force on Industry Facilitation under the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, the Assessment Panel of the Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme under the Innovation and Technology Fund, the Derivatives Market Consultative Panel of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, the General Council and the Corporate Governance Committee of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, the New Business Committee of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, the Education Bureau School Allocation Committee, and the Legal Aid Services Council. Dr. Lam is an independent non-executive director of each of Mei Ah Entertainment Group Limited, Vongroup Limited, Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited and Haitong Securities Company Limited and it is also listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Elife Holdings Limited (formerly known as Sino Resources Group Limited), Xi’an Haitiantian Holdings Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Xi’an Haitian Antenna Holdings Co., Ltd.), Hua Long Jin Kong Company Limited (formerly known as Highlight China IoT International Limited), Huarong Investment Stock Corporation Limited, Hsin Chong Group Holdings Limited, and Kidsland International Holdings Limited and a non-executive director of each of Tianda Pharmaceuticals Limited, China Shandong Hi-Speed Financial Group Limited, Sunwah Kingsway Capital Holdings Limited, China LNG Group Limited and National Arts Entertainment and Culture Group Limited, the shares of all of which are listed on the Stock Exchange. He is an independent non-executive director of each of Asia-Pacific Strategic Investments Limited, and Top Global Limited, and China Medical (International) Group Limited and non-executive director of Singapore eDevelopment Limited, the shares of all of which are listed on the Singapore Exchange. Dr. Lam is also an independent director of Sunwah International Limited whose shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange; an independent non-executive director of AustChina Holdings Limited (formerly known as Coalbank Limited), the shares of which are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange; and non-executive director of Adamas Finance Asia Limited, the shares of which are listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Mr. Cheng Yuk Wo, aged 57, joined the Group in 2002. He is Chairman of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee, and a member of Nomination Committee of the Board. Mr. Cheng is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. He is a co-founder of a Hong Kong merchant banking firm and is the proprietor of a certified public accountant practice in Hong Kong. Mr. Cheng obtained a Master of Science (Economics) degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, England and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accounting from the University of Kent, England. Mr. Cheng had worked at Coopers and Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in London and with Swiss Bank Corporation (now known as UBS AG) in Toronto. Mr. Cheng is an independent non-executive director of C.P. Lotus Corporation, Chong Hing Bank Limited, Goldbond Group Holdings Limited, HKC (Holdings) Limited, CPMC Holdings Limited, Top Spring International Holdings Limited, Liu Chong Hing Investment Limited, Chia Tai Enterprises International Limited, DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited, Miricor Enterprises Holdings Limited, Somerley Capital Holdings Limited and Kidsland International Holdings Limited, the shares of all of which are listed on the Stock Exchange.
Dr. Lo Wing Yan, William, aged 57, joined the Group in 2014. He is a member of Audit Committee of the Board. He obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Biochemistry and a MSc degree in Neurochemistry from University of Kent at Canterbury and Institute of Psychiatry, London University, respectively. Dr. Lo also obtained an MPhil degree in Molecular Pharmacology and a PhD degree in Genetic Engineering/Neuroscience, both from Cambridge University, UK. Dr. Lo was also a Bye-Fellow of Downing College, the University of Cambridge. In 1999, he was appointed as a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) by the government of Hong Kong. In 2017 April, Dr. Lo was appointed as a member of the Hospital Governing Committee of HK Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. Dr. Lo is currently a governor of an independent school, the ISF Academy, as well as the Chairman of Junior Achievement Hong Kong. Dr. Lo is an executive of Kidsland International Holdings Limited and an independent non-executive director of Jingrui Holdings Limited, SITC International Holdings Company Limited, Television Broadcasts Limited, Ronshine China Holdings Limited and Hsin Chong Group Holdings Limited, the shares of all of which are listed on the Stock Exchange. Also, Dr. Lo is an independent non-executive director of Nam Tai Property, Inc., the shares of which are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Hon. Shek Lai Him, Abraham, GBS, JP aged 73, obtained a bachelor degree of arts and a diploma in education in the University of Sydney in May 1969 and March 1970, respectively. He became the honorary fellow of Lingnan University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The University of Hong Kong and The Education University of Hong Kong in November 2008, June 2014 and September 2016 and March 2018 respectively. In addition to his achievements in the academic field, Mr. Shek has also earned certain honorary titles in various ambits. He was appointed as Justice of the Peace in July 1995 and awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star and Gold Bauhinia Star in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 2007 and 2013 Honors Lists, respectively. He has also been a member of the advisory committee board of the Independent Commission Against Corruption since January 2017. Mr. Shek is currently a member of the Legislative Council for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Court Member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Court and the Council Member of The University of Hong Kong, a non-executive director of Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority of Hong Kong and Chairman and an Independent Member of the Board of Governors of English Schools Foundation. In addition, Mr. Shek is an independent non-executive director of the following listed companies and collective investment schemes, all of which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”): (a) Paliburg Holdings Limited (stock code: 0617) since July 2002; (b) Lifestyle International Holdings Limited (stock code: 1212) since March 2004; (c) Chuang’s Consortium International Limited (stock code: 0367) since May 2004; (d) NWS Holdings Limited (stock code: 0659) since September 2004; (e) Country Garden Holdings Company Limited (stock code: 2007) since March 2007; (f) MTR Corporation Limited (stock code: 0066) since December 2007; (g) SJM Holdings Limited (stock code: 0880) since January 2008; (h) Chuang’s China Investments Limited (stock code: 0298) since April 2008; (i) Hop Hing Group Holdings Limited (stock code: 0047) since April 2008; (j) ITC Properties Group Limited (stock code: 0199) since September 2010; (k) China Resources Cement Holdings Limited (stock code: 1313) since January 2011; (l) Lai Fung Holdings Limited (stock code: 1125) since December 2012; (m) Cosmopolitan International Holdings Limited (stock code: 0120) since December 2013; (n) Goldin Financial Holdings Limited (stock code: 0530) since January 2017; (o) Everbright Grand China Assets Limited (stock code: 3699) since December 2017; (p) Regal Portfolio Management Limited, the manager of Regal Real Estate Investment Trust (stock code 1881) since 2006; and (q) Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited, the manager of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust (stock code: 2778) since 2006. Mr. Shek was also an independent non-executive director of the following companies, all of which are listed on the Stock Exchange: (a) ITC Corporation Limited (now known as “PTInternational Development Corporation Limited”) (stock code: 0372) from June 2006 to March 2017; (b) Dorsett Hospitality International Limited (previous stock code: 2266) (withdrawn from listing on the Stock Exchange on 17 October 2015) from September 2010 to October 2015; (c) TUS International Limited (stock code: 0872) from June 2015 to January 2017; and (d) Midas International Holdings Limited (stock code: 1172) from August 2001 to January 2018. Mr. Shek had been a non-executive director and a member of the audit committee of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited, a public company incorporated in Hong Kong, from December 2004 to April 2016.