Profile of Directors

Mr Ronnie Chichung Chan     Chairman

Aged 64, Mr Chan joined the Group in 1972 and was appointed to the Board of Hang Lung Properties Limited in 1986 before becoming Chairman in 1991. He also serves as Chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited. Mr Chan is Vice-President of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, Co-Chair of Asia Society and Chairman of its Hong Kong Center. He also acts as an advisor to China Development Research Foundation in Beijing. Mr Chan sits on the governing or advisory bodies of several think-tanks and universities, including The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Southern California, USA, where he received his MBA, Tsinghua University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai.

Mr Shang Shing Yin     Vice Chairman (Independent Non-Executive Director)

Aged 82, Mr Yin joined Hang Lung in 1970 and was appointed to the Board of Hang Lung Properties Limited in 1980. A past Managing Director, he has been Vice Chairman since 1992. He has over 40 years of experience in the fields of property investment and development, and is a qualified banker with a Banking Diploma from The Chartered Institute of Bankers in London, UK. Mr Yin also serves as Vice Chairman of Hang Lung Group Limited. 

Mr Philip Nan Lok Chen     Managing Director

Aged 58, Mr Chen joined the Company and its listed holding company, Hang Lung Group Limited, as Managing Director in July 2010. Mr Chen has more than 30 years of management experience, mostly in the aviation industry, acquiring a wealth of experience in Hong Kong, Mainland China and beyond. Mr Chen graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1977 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the same university.

Mr Nelson Wai Leung Yuen   Non-Executive Director

Aged 63, Mr Yuen was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in March 2011. He joined Hang Lung in 1978, became an Executive Director of the Company in 1986, and was appointed as Managing Director of the Company and its holding company, Hang Lung Group Limited, in 1992. He held this position until his retirement in July 2010. He is a graduate of The University of Manchester, UK and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Mr Ronald Joseph Arculli     GBM, CVO, GBS, OBE, JP     Independent Non-Executive Director

Aged 75, Mr Arculli joined the Board in 1980. Mr Arculli is a practicing solicitor and was a Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1988 to 2000, representing the Real Estate and Construction functional constituency between 1991 and 2000. He was a non-official member of the Executive Council of the HKSAR from November 2005 to June 2012, and served as Convenor from October 2011 to June 2012. Mr Arculli was the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited from April 2006 to April 2012, and remained as an Independent Non-Executive Director until his retirement in April 2013. He has a distinguished record of public service and has served on numerous government committees and advisory bodies.  Mr Arculli is an Independent Non-Executive Director of SCMP Group Limited and a Non-Executive Director of HKR International Limited, Hutchison Harbour Ring Limited, Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited, Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, HK Electric Investments Manager Limited (the Trustee-Manager of HK Electric Investments) and HK Electric Investments Limited.

Dr Hon Kwan Cheng     GBS, OBE, JP     Independent Non-Executive Director

Aged 86, Dr Cheng joined the Group in 1993. Dr Cheng obtained an engineering degree from Tianjin University and a postgraduate diploma from Imperial College, London, UK, of which he is a Fellow. He is a past President, Honorary Fellow and Gold Medallist of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, and past Vice President, Fellow and Gold Medallist of The Institution of Structural Engineers, Fellow of The Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, Honorary Fellow of The Institution of Engineers, Australia, and an Authorized Person and Registered Structural Engineer in Hong Kong, with a State Class 1 Registered Structural Engineer qualification. Dr Cheng was a Member of both the Executive and Legislative Councils and Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. Dr Cheng is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Wing Hang Bank, Limited, Agile Property Holdings Limited and Tianjin Development Holdings Limited. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Group Limited.

Ms Laura Lok Yee Chen     Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 65, Ms Chen joined Hang Lung in 1997. As an experienced professional, Ms Chen has been active in the financial/real estate industries both in the United States and in Hong Kong since the early 80’s. Since 1993 she became an executive director of the Sterling Group - a private investment entity managing various portfolios in global capital markets. From 2000 onwards, Ms Chen has transitioned her interest into the development and management in the philanthropic arena. She is currently the executive chair of a Hong Kong based private foundation.  She is particularly interested in good corporate governance of and capacity building for non-profit organizations, and in the creation of high impact private/public partnerships. Ms Chen serves as a Trustee of Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and is an advisory council member of Johns Hopkins University’s Hopkins Nanjing Center. She holds an MBA from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA, and a postgraduate certificate in International Banking from the University of Virginia, USA. Ms Chen is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Group Limited.
Professor Pak Wai Liu     SBS, JP     Independent Non-Executive Director

Aged 66, Professor Liu joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in 1998. He received his AB degree from Princeton University and Ph.D degree from Stanford University in the US. Professor Liu is Research Professor and was formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He holds a number of positions related to his field of study, including Director of the Economic Research Centre of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies and Vice-President of The East Asian Economic Association. He was formerly Director of the Institute of Global Economics and Finance and was appointed Distinguished Fulbright Scholar in 2000-01. Professor Liu serves on many government advisory bodies. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Post-Office Employment for Former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials and the Working Group on Long-Term Fiscal Planning of the HKSAR. He was a past member of the Commission on Strategic Development,  the Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the Executive Council and the Legislature, and Officials under the Political Appointment System of the HKSAR, the Provisional Minimum Wage Commission, the Independent Commission on Remuneration for the Members of the District Councils of the HKSAR and the Aviation Development Advisory Committee. He is also a Director of the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and was a Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee. Professor Liu is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Transport International Holdings Limited. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) in 1999, and appointed Justice of Peace (JP) in 2006.

Mr Dominic Chiu Fai Ho     Independent Non-Executive Director

Aged 63, Mr Ho joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in April 2008. Mr Ho retired as co-chairman of KPMG, China and HKSAR on March 31, 2007. He obtained his degrees at the University of Houston in the United States and is a member of the American Institute of Accountants and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a past member of the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption and of the Insurance Advisory Committee, both in Hong Kong. Mr Ho is also a Non-Executive and Independent Director of Singapore Telecommunications Limited.

Mr Hau Cheong Ho    Executive Director

Aged 54, Mr Ho joined the Group in 2008 and was appointed to the Board of the Company and of its holding company, Hang Lung Group Limited, in September 2010. He is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr Ho possesses more than 30 years of management experience covering a wide range of industries in England, Australia, Mainland China and Hong Kong. He qualified as a chartered accountant in England and Wales and Australia and holds an MBA from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014