Mr. LIN Zhuo Yan (“Mr. Lin”), was appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 23 May 2015, and has been further appointed as the Non-executive Chairman since 19 June 2015.
Mr. Lin is the Honorary Chairman of World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises（世界中小企業協會）, Permanent Standing Vice President of China Foreign Trade Council（中國對外貿易理事會）, and President of Outlets Branch of China General Chamber of Commerce（中國商業聯合會奧特萊斯分會）. Mr. Lin has over 20 years of experience in large enterprise operation and management as well as investment and operation of mega-sized projects.
He received the Commandery of Sant’Agata Honour and was awarded the “Prize of Most Innovative Real Estate Figures in China for the Year”（中國年度最具創新力地產人物大獎）, “Prize for Business Leaders in China for the Year”（中國年度商業領袖大獎）and “Prize for Outstanding Brand Innovators in China”（中國品牌創新傑出人物大獎）.
In 2013 and 2015 respectively, the Company completed two very substantial acquisitions in respect of: (a) the commercial property of New Times Plaza in Beijing, China whereby Mr. Lin was the sole beneficial owner of one of the vendors; and (b) the property located in Foshan, China whereby the vendor was a company wholly and beneficially owned by Mr. Lin. He was also the warrantor in this transaction.
Ir Joseph CHOI Kin Hung (“Ir Choi”) is an Executive Director and the Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is a member of each of the Executive Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company.
Ir Choi is also an Executive Director and the Chairman of Synergis Holdings Limited (“Synergis”). Synergis is a non-wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, whose shares are listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”). He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of Synergis.
Ir Choi is a fellow and the President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (“HKIE”). He is an ex-officio member of the Administration Board of HKIE for Session 2016/2017, the vice chairman of Council of China’s Foreign Trade of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and a fellow and a council member of the Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation. He is also a member of the Infrastructure Development Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council since 1 April 2016.
Ir Choi is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers of the UK, a chartered engineer of the UK, a registered professional engineer of Hong Kong, a director of Engineering Forum Limited, and a member of the Departmental Advisory Committee for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Ir Choi joined the Group in August 2009 as Assistant Managing Director and has been subsequently promoted to his current positions. He has over 45 years of multi-dimensional and multi-functional experience in construction industry across contracting and client organisations in Hong Kong, Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, Macau and overseas. Before joining the Group, he was the general manager of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation and MTR Corporation Limited, responsible for the design and construction of various new railway lines.
Ir Choi graduated from the University of Aston in Birmingham, United Kingdom with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Mr. ZHOU Wei (“Mr. Zhou”) is an Executive Director and the Chief Strategic Officer of the Company. He is also a member of the Executive Committee and a director of a number of subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr. Zhou obtained a degree from the School of Public Finance of Liaoning Institute of Finance & Economics (currently known as “Dongbei University of Finance & Economics”) in 1978.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zhou served as a Senior Accountant in the Government Offices Administration of the State Council（國務院機關事務管理局）. Mr. Zhou previously occupied senior management positions in various private companies and was responsible for overseeing financial and overall management of those companies.
Mr. Zhou possesses extensive experience in finance and corporate management in Hong Kong and China with prominent business relationships.
He was one of the vendors in the sale of the New Times Plaza to the Company as disclosed in the circular of the Company of 30 May 2013.
Mr. Wilfred WU Shek Chun (“Mr. Wu”) is an Executive Director and the Chief Risk Officer of the Company. He is also a member of the Executive Committee and a director of a number of subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Wu joined the Group in July 2014 as the Associate Director of Corporate Finance, and has been promoted to his current position in June 2015, responsible for all merger and acquisition projects from due diligence, negotiation of purchase agreement, handling regulatory approvals and financial sourcing to the smooth operation after merger or acquisition of the projects.
Mr. Wu has more than 20 years of experience in financial reporting, investment proposal appraisal, financial due diligence, insolvency, litigation support and forensic accounting with major corporations and consultancy firms.
Mr. Wu was conferred a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Wu also serves as a council member of the Construction Industry Council and an appeal board panel member of the Urban Renewal Authority.
Mr. YAN Jie (“Mr. Yan”) has been appointed as a Non-executive Director since 30 May 2014.
Mr. Yan, joined Tewoo Group Co., Ltd.* （天津物產集團有限公司）(“Tewoo Group”) (formerly known as Tianjin Administration Bureau of Materials and Tianjin Material & Equipment Group Corporation, being a substantial shareholder of the Company) in October 1983, and held positions in the finance department, audit department and assets department, and served as the head of corporate development department of Tewoo Group.
Mr. Yan has extensive management experience in finance, audit, investment and strategic planning and has presided over or participated in a number of domestic and overseas substantial merger & acquisition and reorganization projects.
Mr. Yan is currently the board chairman of Tianjin Property Development Co., Ltd. (being a subsidiary of Tewoo Group), an executive director of Tewoo Investment Co., Limited and a director of various subsidiaries of Tewoo Group. He is also a director of Palabora Mining Company Limited (listed in Johannesburg Stock Exchange, South Africa, and delisted in 2014).
Mr. Yan graduated from Party School of the Central Committee of CPC with a post-graduate degree majoring in economic management, and holds professional qualifications of accountant, senior economist and senior occupation manager.
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Mr. CHEN Lei (“Mr. Chen”) has been appointed as a Non-executive Director since 23 May 2015.
Mr. Chen joined Tewoo Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd.* （天津物產進出口貿易有限公司）, a subsidiary of Tewoo Group, in January 2015 as the deputy general manager. Mr. Chen served as an officer of the Beijing court system and held various positions such as the deputy department head of the legal affair department of Tianjin Er-shang Group Co., Ltd.*（天津二商集團有限公司）.
He has extensive experience in the fields of corporate legal affair, risk prevention and control. Mr. Chen has been redesignated as the deputy department head of corporate development department of Tewoo Group in July 2015.
Mr. Chen obtained a bachelor degree in management from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology（北京化工大學）and a master degree in law from the Tsinghua University（清華大學）. He has obtained various professional qualifications such as legal qualification (Mainland China) and corporate legal counsel.
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Mr. CHUI Kwong Kau (“Mr. Chui”) has been appointed as a Non-executive Director since 23 May 2015. He is also a member of Audit Committee.
Mr. Chui is an executive director of China Energy Development Holdings Limited (stock code: 228), and a non-executive director of Ngai Shun Holdings Limited (stock code: 1246) and DeTai New Energy Group Limited (stock code: 559) respectively, the shares of which are all listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He is also an executive director of Hong Kong Life Sciences and Technologies Group Limited (stock code: 8085) and was an independent non-executive director of Aurum Pacific (China) Group Limited (stock code: 8148), the shares of which are all listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange.
He has over 15 years’ experiences in accounting and auditing fields.
Mr. LUI Chun Pong (“Mr. Lui”) has been re-designated from an Executive Director to a Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 January 2017. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee.
He joined the Group in 2010 as Group Financial Controller. He was promoted to Finance Director of Hsin Chong Construction Company Limited in 2014, and to Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Group in July 2015. He was further appointed as an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer in September 2015. Mr. Lui stepped down from the role of Chief Financial Officer of the Group with effect from 1 December 2016.
Mr. Lui is currently an executive director of Synergis Holdings Limited (a former non-wholly owned subsidiary of the Company), whose shares are listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange.
While working in the Group, Mr. Lui was responsible for overseeing the finance and accounting operations, budgetary control, group financial control and cashflow management. He has over 26 years of experience in corporate accounting, financing and tax administration in the real estate business like property development, property investment and property management, in addition to company secretarial practices of Hong Kong listed companies. Before joining the Group, Mr. Lui held senior positions of a number of Hong Kong companies listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange.
Mr. Lui obtained a Bachelor degree of Arts from the University of Hong Kong, a Master degree of Laws in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Master degree of Accountancy from Charles Sturt University in Australia and an Executive Master degree of Business Administration from the City University of Hong Kong. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Tax Advisor in Hong Kong, and a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Chartered Secretary in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Lui also serves the community through participation of promoting sports, and youth and students’ affairs in Hong Kong. Mr. Lui was a baseball coach and was appointed as a team secretary and a deputy delegate leader of Hong Kong Women’s Baseball Team to join the Women’s Baseball World Cup in 2006 and in 2014 respectively. For the public services in youth and students’ affairs, Mr. Lui is a leader of various leadership mentoring programmes in Hong Kong United Youth Association, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association. Mr. Lui was a director of Hong Kong United Youth Association in 2014/2015 and is currently a member of Hong Kong Student Affairs Sub-committee of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Budget Proposal 2017-18 Sub-committee of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. CHENG Sui Sang (“Mr. Cheng”) has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director since 1 January 2014. He is also the chairmen of both the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee.
Mr. Cheng has extensive experiences in banking, finance and investment fields. He is an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Cheng was a director of Cosmopolitan International Holdings Limited, a company listed in the Stock Exchange, from August 2006 to June 2014 and a director of Chi Cheung Investment Company, Limited (now known as LT Holdings Limited), a company listed in the Stock Exchange, from 1997 to 2000.
He has held senior management positions in companies in Hong Kong and overseas, as well as several companies listed in the Stock Exchange. He has also been involved in private consulting working in the PRC and Hong Kong. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Ms. LEE Jai Ying (“Ms. Lee”) has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director since 9 May 2014. She is also the chairman of the Nomination Committee.
Ms. Lee obtained a master’s degree of Medicine from Jilin University. She has over 30 years’ experience in corporate management. She is the chairman of Han Sheng Tang Herbal Technologies Co., Limited, specialising in research, manufacturing and modernisation of traditional Chinese medicine.
She is a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong and a member of the 9th to 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Mr. KWOK, Shiu Keung Ernest (“Mr. Kwok”) has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director since 18 November 2015. He is also a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Kwok studied engineering in Hong Kong and law in the United Kingdom. He practised engineering construction in Hong Kong before 1980. Thereafter he practiced construction law in the United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong. Mr. Kwok is a retired chartered civil engineer, lawyer and arbitrator.
Mr. George YUEN Kam Ho (“Mr. Yuen”) has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director since 12 July 2016. He is also a member of each of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee respectively.
Mr. Yuen is currently an independent non-executive director of Easy One Financial Group Limited (formerly known as “PNG Resources Holdings Limited”), a company listed on the Stock Exchange and an independent non-executive director of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited which was listed on the Stock Exchange before being privatised on 21 December 2010. He was a director of Visteon Corporation, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Yuen is currently a special adviser of China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, a member of the University of Hong Kong Convocation, a member of the Court of the University of Hong Kong and a council member of U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Mr. Yuen graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Economics and Political Science. Mr. Yuen has attended post-graduate studies in international marketing management at the International Marketing Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and has completed the Hong Kong Administrators Course (commissioned by the Hong Kong Government) in public administration and international relations at Oxford University, the United Kingdom, and the International Executive Program in INSEAD, France respectively. In June 2003, Mr. Yuen was admitted to the Leadership in Development Program organised by Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, U.S.A. In June 2004, Standford University, California, U.S.A. had also invited Mr. Yuen to participate in its “Corporate Governance” forum and in early 2006, the University awarded a fellowship to Mr. Yuen as a non-profit leader at its Center for Social Innovation.
Mr. Yuen has been Chief Executive Officer of “The Better Hong Kong Foundation” for nine years from September 1997. Prior to his joining “The Better Hong Kong Foundation”, Mr. Yuen was the Assistant Director and Acting Deputy Director of the Information Services Department of the Hong Kong Government. Mr. Yuen played an active role in organising significant international conferences in Hong Kong and held multiple public offices, including being a board member of the East-west Strategic Development Commission. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Yuen was a member of the Pan-Pearl River Delta Panel of the Central Policy Unit (“CPU”) of the HKSAR Government. From January 2006 to January 2013, Mr. Yuen was a member of the Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an adviser of the Institute of Finance and Trade Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, an adviser of Center for Hong Kong and Macao Research, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China, and an adviser of Guangzhou Municipal Board for International Investment, China.
Mr. Yuen is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a member of the British Institute of Management and the Institute of Marketing, U.K., and was also commended by the U.S. President, George W. Bush for his efforts in support of coalition’s campaign against global terrorism.