Mr. Chung Cho Yee, Mico, aged 58, Chairman and Executive Director of the Company, joined the Company 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, aged 47, joined the Company as Group General Counsel in 2001 and has been the Chief Operating Officer since 2016. 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 currently a non-executive director of BCI Group Holdings Limited (a company of which the Company is a substantial shareholder and which shares are listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange). Mr. Kan is the brother-in-law of Mr. Chung Cho Yee, Mico, the Chairman and the controlling shareholder of the Company.
Mr. Chow Hou Man, aged 48, joined the Company 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, aged 54, joined the Company 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 59, 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, 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), Vice Chairman of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Belt and Road Committee and Convenor of its Digital Silk Road Working Group, 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, the Council on Professional Conduct in Education (CPC), 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 Co., Ltd. and it is also listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Elife Holdings Limited (formerly known as Sino Resources Group Limited), Hang Pin Living Technology Company Limited (formerly known as Hua Long Jin Kong Company Limited), Huarong Investment Stock Corporation Limited, Hsin Chong Group Holdings Limited, Kidsland International Holdings Limited and Mingfa Group (International) Company Limited and Aurum Pacific (China) Group 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 China Real Estate Grp Limited (former name Asia-Pacific Strategic Investments Limited), and Top Global Limited, and JCG Investment Holdings Ltd. (formerly known as 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 nonexecutive director of AustChina Holdings Limited (formerly known as Coalbank Limited), the shares of which are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange;); an independent non-executive director of Thomson Medical Group Limited, the shares of which are listed on Singapore Exchange; an independent non-executive director of TMC Life Sciences Berhad, the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Bhd, and non-executive director of Adamas Finance Asia Limited, the shares of which are listed on the London Stock Exchange. Dr. Lam was non-executive director of Roma Group Limited up to December 2017, and he was also an independent non-executive director of Xi’an Haitiantian Holdings Co., Ltd. up to July 2018 and Imagi International Holdings Limited up to 28 January 2016, the shares of all of which are listed on the Stock Exchange, Rowsley Limited up to April 2018, the shares of which are listed on the Singapore Exchange, and Vietnam Equity Holding up to February 2018, the shares of which are listed on the Stuttgart Stock Exchange.
Mr. Cheng Yuk Wo, aged 58, 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, JP, aged 58, joined the Group in 2014. He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. He is currently the Chairman of Captcha Media Limited, a digital marketing and strategy agency, OtoO Academy Limited, a new retail advisory platform, and Strategenes Limited, a financial and strategy advisory firm in Hong Kong. Dr. Lo is a Founding Governor of the Charles K Kao Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease as well as The Independent Schools Foundation Academy, one of the most well-known independent schools in Hong Kong. He has also been the Chairman of Junior Achievement Hong Kong since 2013. Dr. Lo started his business career at McKinsey & Company and had subsequently held various top management posts at HK Telecom, Cable & Wireless plc, Citibank, WPP plc, China Unicom, I.T Limited, South China Media Group and Kidsland International Holdings Ltd. He is renowned for being the founder of Netvigator, the largest Internet business in Hong Kong, as well as iTV (the predecessor of NowTV), the first interactive and ondemand TV service in the world. Dr. Lo obtained a MPhil degree in Molecular Pharmacology and a PhD degree in Genetic Engineering/Neuroscience, both from Cambridge University, UK. In 1996, he was selected as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the Davos-based renowned global organization World Economic Forum. In 2000, he was selected as one of the top 25 Asia’s Digital Elites by the Asia Week magazine. Dr. Lo has held numerous Government appointments during his career and is currently a member of the Cyberport Advisory Panel and a Member of the Hospital Governing Committee of HK Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service. He was a board member of the Broadcasting Authority as well as the Hong Kong Applied Sicence and Technology Research Institute and the Science Park. He was also a founding member of the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange. In 1999, Dr. Lo was appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) of HKSAR Government for his contribution to Hong Kong. During the period 2003-2016, Dr. Lo was a Committee Member of Shantou People’s Political Consultative Conference. Dr. Lo is 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. Dr. Lo was an executive director of SMI Holdings Group Limited from 18 January 2019 to 1 April 2019 and Kidsland International Holdings Limited up to December 2018, the shares of both of which are listed on the Stock Exchange.
Hon. Shek Lai Him, Abraham, GBS, JP, aged 74, joined the Group in 2018. He is a member of Audit Committee of the Board. Mr. Shek 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, 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, all of which are listed on the Stock Exchange: (a) Paliburg Holdings Limited; (b) Lifestyle International Holdings Limited; (c) Chuang’s Consortium International Limited; (d) NWS Holdings Limited; (e) Country Garden Holdings Company Limited; (f) SJM Holdings Limited; (g) Chuang’s China Investments Limited; (h) Hop Hing Group Holdings Limited; (i) ITC Properties Group Limited; (j) China Resources Cement Holdings Limited; (k) Lai Fung Holdings Limited; (l) Cosmopolitan International Holdings Limited; (m) Goldin Financial Holdings Limited; (n) Everbright Grand China Assets Limited; (o) Regal Portfolio Management Limited, the manager of Regal Real Estate Investment Trust; and (p) Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited, the manager of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust. 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 PT International Development Corporation Limited) up to March 2017; and (b) Midas International Holdings Limited (now known as Magnus Concordia Group Limited) up to January 2018; and (c) MTR Corporation Limited up to May 2019.