Board of Directors
Each of the current executive directors of the Company (“Executive Directors”) named below holds directorships in a number or certain of the subsidiaries of the Company and all of them hold directorships in all or certain of the Company’s listed affiliates, namely Lai Sun Garment (International) Limited (“LSG”), eSun Holdings Limited (“eSun”), Lai Fung Holdings Limited (“Lai Fung”) and Media Asia Group Holdings Limited (“MAGHL”). The issued shares of LSG, eSun and Lai Fung are listed and traded on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Stock Exchange”) and MAGH’s issued shares are listed and traded on the GEM of the Stock Exchange. LSG is the ultimate holding company of the Company which in turn is the holding company of eSun and Lai Fung, while MAGHL is the subsidiary of eSun.
Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter, Chairman, aged 63, has been an Executive Director since June 1977 and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He is also the deputy chairman and executive director of LSG and an executive director of Crocodile Garments Limited (“CGL”), a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange as well as the chairman and an executive director of MAGHL. Dr. Lam was an executive director of eSun from 15 October 1996 to 13 February 2014 and was the chairman and an executive director of Lai Fung from 25 November 1993 to 31 October 2012. Dr. Lam has extensive experience in the property development and investment business, hospitality and media and entertainment business. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in June 2011. Dr. Lam received the Gold Bauhinia Star award from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) on 1 July 2015.
Currently, Dr. Lam is the chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He is also a standing committee member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. In addition, Dr. Lam is the chairman of Hong Kong Chamber of Films Limited, a life honorable president of Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association Limited, a director of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, a trustee of The Better Hong Kong Foundation, a vice chairman of Friends of Hong Kong Association Limited, a director of Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce Limited, an honorary chairman of Federation of HK Jiangsu Community Organisations, the president of Hong Kong Association of Cultural Industries Limited, the chairman of Hong Kong Cultural Development Research Institute Limited, a non-official member of the Trade and Industry Advisory Board, a member of each of the board of West Kowloon Cultural District Foundation Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority) and the general committee of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Lam is the son of Madam U Po Chu (a Non-executive Director of the Company) and the father of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director of the Company).
Mr. Chew Fook Aun, aged 60, was appointed the Deputy Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company on 5 June 2012. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Remuneration Committee, and has been appointed the alternate to Dr. Peter Lam, chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company. He is also the deputy chairman and an executive director of LSG, an executive director of eSun and the chairman and an executive director of Lai Fung.
Prior to joining the Lai Sun Group, Mr. Chew was an executive director and the group chief financial officer of Esprit Holdings Limited (“Esprit”) from 1 February 2009 to 1 May 2012, an executive director and the chief financial officer of The Link Management Limited (now known as Link Asset Management Limited) acting as manager of The Link Real Estate Investment Trust (now known as Link Real Estate Investment Trust (“Link REIT”)) from February 2007 to January 2009. He was also the chief financial officer of Kerry Properties Limited (“Kerry Properties”) from 1996 to 2004, a director of corporate finance for Kerry Holdings Limited from 1998 to 2004 and an executive director of Kyard Limited in charge of the property portfolio of a private family office from 2004 to 2007. The issued shares of Esprit and Kerry Properties and the issued units of the Link REIT are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.
Mr. Chew has over 30 years of experience in accounting, auditing and finance in the United Kingdom (“UK”) and Hong Kong. He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science of the University of London in the UK with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) Degree. Mr. Chew is a certified public accountant, a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”) and The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD).
Mr. Chew was a council member of the HKICPA from 2003 to 2010 and its vice president in 2010. He was appointed a Council member of the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) in 2009 until 30 November 2015, a member of the Independent Audit Oversight Reform Committee for the FRC from 11 December 2015 to 30 September 2019 and a member of the Investigation and Compliance Committee of the FRC from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2021. Mr. Chew was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission from 1 June 2007 to 31 May 2013, the Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”) from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2008, the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee of the ICAC from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2014 and the Operations Review Committee of the ICAC from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2020. He was also appointed a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform of the Companies Registry from 1 February 2009 to 31 January 2015.
Mr. Chew is presently a member of the Hong Kong Judiciary Barristers Disciplinary Tribunal Panel since 2015. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited (HKSI) from 1 April 2017 and was appointed its Vice Chairman from 1 April 2021. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Asian Youth Orchestra since 2018. Mr. Chew was appointed as a member of the Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for a term of three years from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025.
Mr. Lau Shu Yan, Julius, Chief Executive Officer, aged 64, joined the Company as an Executive Director in July 1991 and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Mr. Lau was an executive director of Lai Fung from 22 April 2005 to 16 January 2015. Prior to joining the Lai Sun Group, he was a director of Jones Lang Wootton Limited and subsequently Jardine Fleming Broking Limited. Mr. Lau is a director and a member of the Executive Committee of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong. Mr. Lau graduated with an honour degree of Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Hong Kong in 1980.
Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester, aged 39, was appointed an Executive Director and a member of the Executive Committee of the Company with effect from 1 November 2012. He is also an alternate director to Madam U Po Chu, a non-executive director of the Company. He is an executive director of LSG and eSun as well as an executive director and the chief executive officer of Lai Fung. Further, Mr. Lam is an alternate director to Madam U Po Chu in her capacity as an executive director of LSG and Lai Fung as well as a non-executive director of eSun.
Mr. Lam holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the Northeastern University in Boston of the United States of America. He completed the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program in 2016. Mr. Lam has acquired working experience since 1999 in various companies engaged in securities investment, hotel operations, environmental products, entertainment and property development and investment.
Mr. Lam is a son of Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company) and a grandson of Madam U Po Chu (another Non-executive Director of the Company).
Mr. Lee Tze Yan, Ernest, aged 57, has over 20 years of experience in the architectural and property development industries, holding senior positions. Prior to joining Lai Sun Development Company Limited, he was a senior project management executive of the Henderson Land Group for 18 years, supervising the execution and completion of numerous large-scale quality developments in both Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”). Mr. Lee joined Lai Sun Development Company Limited as Group Director - Project Development in June 2012. He was appointed an executive director of Lai Fung Holdings Limited in January 2015.
Mr. Lee graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies degree. He also holds a post-graduate degree in Master of Business Administration from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in the United States of America. Mr. Lee has been a member of both the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), as well as an Authorized Person (List of Architects) and a Registered Architect in Hong Kong for over 20 years. He attained the qualifications of PRC Class 1 Registered Architect Qualification and BEAM Pro.
Madam U Po Chu, aged 95, has been a Director of the Company since December 1993. She is also a non-executive director of eSun and an executive director of LSG and Lai Fung.
Madam U has over 55 years’ experience in the garment manufacturing business and had been involved in the printing business since the mid-1960’s. She started to expand the business to fabric bleaching and dyeing in the early 1970’s and became involved in property development and investment in the late 1980’s.
She is the mother of Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (Chairman and Executive Director of the Company) and the grandmother of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director of the Company).
Independent Non-executive Directors
Mr.Lam Bing Kwan, aged 72, was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director in July 2002 and is a member of both the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He was appointed as a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company on 27 July 2022. Mr. Lam graduated from the University of Oregon in the United States of America with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1974. He has substantial experience in the property development and investment in China, having been actively involved in this industry since the mid-1980’s. Mr. Lam has served on the boards of directors of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong for over 10 years and is currently a non-executive director of Sino-i Technology Limited and Nan Hai Corporation Limited and an independent non-executive director of LSG, and Lai Fung. The issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. LSG is the ultimate holding company of the Company.
Mr. Leung Shu Yin, William, aged 71, was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director in September 2004 and is the chairman of both the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr. Leung is a certified public accountant, a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and a fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in UK and HKICPA. He is a practising director of two certified public accountants’ firms in Hong Kong and is also an independent non-executive director of LSG, CGL and Mainland Headwear Holdings Limited. The issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.
Mr. Ip Shu Kwan, Stephen, aged 71, was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in December 2009. He was appointed as a member of the Audit Committee of the Company on 27 July 2022. Mr. Ip graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences in 1973. He joined the Hong Kong Government in November 1973 and was promoted to the rank of Director of Bureau in April 1997. He worked in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) as a Principal Official from July 1997 to June 2007. Senior positions held by Mr. Ip in the past included Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner for Labour, Secretary for Economic Services and Secretary for Financial Services. Mr. Ip took up the position of Secretary for Economic Development and Labour on 1 July 2002. His portfolio in respect of economic development covered air and sea transport, logistics development, tourism, energy, postal services, meteorological services, competition and consumer protection. He was also responsible for labour policies including matters relating to employment services, labour relations and employees’ rights. Mr. Ip retired from the Government of the HKSAR in July 2007. Mr. Ip received the Gold Bauhinia Star award from the Government of the HKSAR in 2001 and is an unofficial Justice of the Peace.
Mr. Ip is currently an independent non-executive director of six other publicly-listed companies, namely China Resources Cement Holdings Limited, Kingboard Laminates Holdings Limited, Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited, Nameson Holdings Limited, Million Cities Holdings Limited and C-Mer Eye Care Holdings Limited. The issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He was formerly an independent non-executive director of Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited (now known as United Photovoltaics Group Limited), Milan Station Holdings Limited, PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited, Viva China Holdings Limited, Yangtze China Investment Limited and Synergis Holdings Limited.
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