Profile of Directors

Mr Ronnie Chichung Chan     Chairman

Aged 64, 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 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 Chan is the brother of Mr Gerald Chan, a Non-Executive Director of the Company.

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

Aged 83, Mr Yin joined the Group in 1970. Holding various positions on the Board, including Managing Director between 1986 and 1992, 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 Properties Limited.

Mr Philip Nan Lok Chen     Managing Director

Aged 58, 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.

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 Wing Hang Bank, Limited, Agile Property Holdings Limited and Tianjin Development Holdings Limited. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hang Lung Properties 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 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 Properties Limited.

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

Aged 65, 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 Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, and he also holds honorary positions in two local universities and Tsinghua University.

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

Aged 63, Professor Tsui joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in November 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.

(Updated on 10 November, 2014)

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

Aged 57, Mr. Liao joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director in November 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 previously acted as an independent non-executive director of Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2014, and appointed Justice of the Peace in 2004.

(Updated on 25 November, 2014)

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 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: July 31, 2014