Profile of Directors

Mr Ronnie Chichung Chan     Chairman

Aged 65, Mr Chan joined the Group in 1972, becoming Chairman in 1991. He also serves as Chairman of Hang Lung Properties Limited, the Group’s major publicly listed subsidiary. 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 Chan is the brother of Mr Gerald Chan, a Non-Executive Director of the Company.

Mr Philip Nan Lok Chen     Managing Director

Aged 59, Mr Chen joined the Company and its major listed subsidiary, Hang Lung Properties 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 Gerald Lokchung Chan     Non-Executive Director

Aged 63, Mr Chan has been a Director of the Company since 1986. As co-founder of Morningside, Mr Chan has been active in venture capital and private equity investments since 1987. He also serves on the advisory boards of numerous universities including the University of California, Los Angeles, Harvard University, Fudan University and also the Chair of Overseers Committee of Morningside College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr Chan received his undergraduate training in engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Doctor of Science degree from Harvard University. He is the brother of Mr Ronnie Chan, Chairman of the Group.

Mr Simon Sik On Ip     CBE, JP    Independent Non-Executive Director

Aged 66, Mr Ip joined the Board in 1998. He is a solicitor and Notary Public. Mr Ip has a distinguished record of public service. A former Legislative Councillor, past President of the Law Society of Hong Kong, and a past member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee and The Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants, he is the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Education, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, and he also holds honorary positions in two local universities and Tsinghua University. Mr Ip is an Independent Non-Executive Director of 長飛光纖光纜股份有限公司 (Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company).

Professor Lap-Chee Tsui  OC, GBS, JP    Independent Non-Executive Director

Aged 64, Professor Tsui joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on November 10, 2014. Professor Tsui was the fourteenth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. He was a member of the Research Institute at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada since 1981, rising to Geneticist-in-Chief of the Hospital in 1996 and Head of the Genetics and Genomic Biology Program in 1998. Professor Tsui also held academic appointments at the University of Toronto since 1983, was awarded the title of University Professor in 1994 and has held an Emeritus status since 2006. He was also the President of the Human Genome Organization from 2000 to 2002. Professor Tsui has received numerous awards for his work, including the Royal Society of Canada Centennial Award in 1989, Gairdner International Award in 1990, Cresson Medal of Franklin Institute in 1992, XII Sanremo International Award for Genetic Research in 1993, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Medical Research Council, Canada in 2000, Killam Prize of Canada Council in 2002 and the European Cystic Fibrosis Society Award in 2009. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1990, Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1991, Member of Academia Sinica in 1992, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences of the US in 2004, and Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. Professor Tsui obtained a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in biology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1972 and 1974 respectively. He also obtained a doctorate degree in biological sciences from the University of Pittsburgh in 1979. Professor Tsui is an Independent Non-Executive Director of China NT Pharma Group Company Limited.

Mr Martin Cheung Kong Liao   SBS, JP   Independent Non-Executive Director

Aged 57, Mr Liao joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on November 25, 2014. Mr Liao is elected Deputy (representing Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”)) to the 12th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China. He serves as a Member of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR, Chairman of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, a Council member and Court member of The University of Hong Kong and Chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Review Tribunal. Mr Liao graduated with a Bachelor of Economic Science (Hons) degree and a Master of Laws degree from University College London. Mr Liao was Called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1984 and was Called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 1985 and is a practising barrister in Hong Kong. He is also an advocate and solicitor admitted in Singapore since 1992. Mr Liao was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2014, and appointed Justice of the Peace in 2004.

Professor Pak Wai Liu   SBS, JP   Independent Non-Executive Director

Aged 67, Professor Liu joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director on March 11, 2015. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Properties Limited, listed subsidiary of the Company, since 1998. He is Research Professor and was formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Liu 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. Professor Liu was a past member of the Working Group on Long-Term Fiscal Planning of the HKSAR, 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 received his AB degree from Princeton University and Ph.D degree from Stanford University in the US. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Transport International Holdings Limited. Professor Liu was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) in 1999, and appointed Justice of Peace (JP) in 2006.

(Updated on March 11, 2015)

Mr George Ka Ki Chang     Non-Executive Director

Aged 62, Mr Chang joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on March 11, 2015. He is managing director of Morningside Group chaired and co-founded by Mr Gerald L. Chan and co-founded by Mr Ronnie C. Chan. Mr Chang started his professional career in a major international accounting firm and has over eight years of experience in public accounting in Hong Kong and Toronto. Prior to joining Morningside Group in 1991, he held senior financial positions in several international manufacturing and trading companies. Mr Chang received his M.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He sits on the board of several private companies in Asia and North America. Mr Chang formerly served as a board member of the publicly-traded companies and accumulated experience in high technology companies.

(Updated on March 11, 2015)

Mr Roy Yang Chung Chen     Non-Executive Director

Aged 51, Mr Chen is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grace Financial Limited specializing in wealth management.  He is also a Director of Sterling Enterprises Limited responsible for managing various investments in global markets.  Starting his career as merchant banker in the US and UK until joining Sterling Enterprises Limited since 1993, Mr Chen has accumulated extensive experience in international banking, finance and investment.  Mr Chen has been actively involved in promoting and improving corporate governance with a special interest in family business situations since 2000 and was appointed the founding director of the Family Business Network Pacific Asia Ltd. (FBNPA) from 2008 to 2012.  He is also the Chairman of Seeds Foundation and serves on the grants committee of ZeShan Foundation and Seeds Foundation, a member of the Public Shareholders Group of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and a member of the Caring Company Scheme Steering Committee and WiseGiving Steering Committee of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service. He previously served as a member of the Listing Committee of Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a member of Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.  Mr Chen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Claremont McKenna College, and an MBA from Columbia University in the US.

(Updated as of September 19, 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 publicly listed subsidiary, Hang Lung Properties Limited, in September 2010. He is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Hang Lung Properties Limited. 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