Profile of Directors

Mr Ronnie Chichung Chan     Chairman

Aged 65, 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 Chairman of the Executive Committee of One Country Two Systems Research Institute, Vice-President of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, Co-Chair of the Board 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 Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and University of Southern California, USA, where he received his MBA.

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

Aged 83, 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 59, 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.

Dr Andrew Ka Ching Chan     BBS, JP    Non-Executive Director

Aged 65, Dr Chan joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on October 20, 2014. Dr Chan is Chairman of Trustees’ Board of the global Arup Group, one of the world’s foremost multi-disciplinary engineering consultants. Previously, he was the Deputy Chairman of Arup Group and retired on October 17, 2014. Dr Chan is an expert in civil and geotechnical engineering with over 40 years of experience in the engineering profession, and is distinguished for his leadership in the creation, design and delivery of many innovative and award-winning building projects as well as major infrastructure schemes in many cities in Asia. He is a past President and Gold Medallist of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Green Building Council, Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Fellow and Senior Vice President of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK’s national academy. Dr Chan obtained his PhD degree from the University of Cambridge in Soil Mechanics. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in 2006 and awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2012.

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

Aged 76, 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 a Non-Executive Director of HKR International Limited, Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited, Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, HK Electric Investments Manager Limited (as trustee-manager of HK Electric Investments) and HK Electric Investments Limited (all are listed companies except HK Electric Investments Manager Limited). He previously acted as an Independent Non-Executive Director of SCMP Group Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Limited and Hutchison Harbour Ring Limited (now known as China Oceanwide Holdings Limited).

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

 Aged 87, 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 Agile Property Holdings Limited, Tianjin Development Holdings Limited and Hang Lung Group Limited. He previously acted as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Wing Hang Bank, Limited (now known as OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited).

Ms Laura Lok Yee Chen     Independent Non-Executive Director
Aged 66, 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 joined as an executive director of the Sterling Group — a private investment entity managing various portfolios in global capital markets. From 2000 onwards, Ms Chen increased her professional interest in the development and management in the philanthropic arena. She is currently the executive chair of a highly strategic and impactful private foundation based in Hong Kong. She is also interested in good corporate governance of and capacity building for non-profit organizations, and in the creation of high impact private/public partnerships, particularly in public health. 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 67, 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 64, Mr Ho joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in April 2008. He retired as co-chairman of KPMG, China and HKSAR on March 31, 2007. Mr Ho 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, and was a Non-Executive and Independent Director of Singapore Telecommunications Limited.

Mr Nelson Wai Leung Yuen   Independent Non-Executive Director

Aged 64, Mr Yuen 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 until he retired in July 2010. He became a Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2011 and was re-designated as Independent Non-Executive Director in November 2014. Mr Yuen is a graduate of The University of Manchester, UK and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Professor Hsin Kang Chang     GBS, JP     Independent Non-Executive Director

Aged 74, Professor Chang joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on April 17, 2015. Professor Chang became an Honorary Professor in 2006 and Yeh-Lu Xun Chair Professor from 2008 to 2015 at Peking University, and an Honorary Professor at Tsinghua University in 2007. Professor Chang was the President and University Professor of City University of Hong Kong from 1996 to 2007. Prior to that, he was Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in the US from 1994 to 1996, Founding Dean of the School of Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1990 to 1994, and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California in the US from 1985 to 1990. Professor Chang taught at several major universities in North America and served in a number of scholarly societies and public advisory bodies in the US, serving as President of Biomedical Engineering Society of the US in 1988-89. In Hong Kong, he was Chairman of the Cultural and Heritage Commission from 2000 to 2003, a member of the Council of Advisors on Innovation and Technology from 2000 to 2004 and a member of Judicial Officers Recommendation Commission from 1999 to 2005. Professor Chang is a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering of the United Kingdom, Member of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, Chévalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques of France. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University in 1962, Master’s degree in structural engineering from Stanford University in the US in 1964 and Ph.D degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in the US in 1969. Professor Chang is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited and HKT Trust and HKT Limited. He previously acted as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hon Kwok Land Investment Company, Limited. Professor Chang was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1999 and awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2002.

(Updated on April 17, 2015)
Mr Hau Cheong Ho    Executive Director

Aged 55, 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: January 26, 2015