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Board of Directors

Executive Directors

Dr. Cheng Kar Shun GBS (Chairman)
Mr. Lo Lin Shing, Simon (Deputy Chairman)
Mr. To Hin Tsun, Gerald
Mr. Cheng Kam Chiu, Stewart
Mr. Cheng Kam Biu, Wilson
Dr. Cheng Chi Kong JP
Mr. Cheng Chi Him
Dr. Choi Chiu Fai Stanley
Mr. Lam Yat Ming
Mr. Zhang Yan Min


Independent Non-Executive Directors

Mr. Cheung Hon Kit
Mr. Kwee Chong Kok, Michael
Mr. Lau Wai Piu
Mr. Tsui Hing Chuen, William JP
Mr. Ren Yunan
Ms. Lu Gloria Yi
Mr. Sun Jiong
Mr. Ha Kee Choy Eugene

Dr. Cheng Kar Shun GBS was appointed as an executive Director in July 2004 and became the chairman of the Company in November 2004. He is also the chairman of the executive committee of the Company. Dr. Cheng is the chairman and an executive director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (stock code: 1929), New World Development Company Limited (stock code: 17) and NWS Holdings Limited (stock code: 659), the chairman and a non-executive director of New World Department Store China Limited (stock code: 825), Newton Resources Ltd (stock code: 1231) and FSE Engineering Holdings Limited (stock code: 331), an independent non-executive director of HKR International Limited (stock code: 480) and Hang Seng Bank Limited (stock code: 11), and a non-executive director of SJM Holdings Limited (stock code: 880), all of which are companies whose issued shares are listed on the Stock Exchange. Dr. Cheng was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from The University of Western Ontario, an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University and a Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa from The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Cheng is the chairman of the Advisory Council for The Better Hong Kong Foundation and a Standing Committee Member of the Twelfth National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of the People's Republic of China. In 2001, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

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Mr. Lo Lin Shing, Simon joined the Company as a non-executive Director in May 2001 and was re-designated as an executive Director in September 2004. He was appointed as the deputy chairman of the Company in January 2008. Mr. Lo possesses over 30 years of experience in the financial, securities and futures industries, including many trans-border transactions. He has been a member of Chicago Mercantile Exchange and International Monetary Market (Division of Chicago Mercantile) since 1986. Mr. Lo holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Mr. Lo is the chairman and an executive director of Mongolia Energy Corporation Limited (stock code: 276) and Vision Values Holdings Limited (stock code: 862), both of which are companies whose issued shares are listed on the Stock Exchange.

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Mr. To Hin Tsun, Gerald was appointed as an executive Director in June 2006 and as the compliance officer of the Company in January 2008. He is also a member of the executive committee and the nomination committee of the Company. Mr. To has been a practising solicitor in Hong Kong since 1975. He is also qualified as a solicitor in the United Kingdom, as well as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore. Mr. To is also a non-executive director of Mongolia Energy Corporation Limited (stock code: 276) and NWS Holdings Limited (stock code: 659), both of which are companies whose issued shares are listed on the Stock Exchange.

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Mr. Cheng Kam Chiu, Stewart was appointed as an executive Director in January 2008 and is the authorised representative of the Company. Mr. Cheng holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, the United States of America; and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Being a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Mr. Cheng is a professional engineer with extensive experience in property development and construction management. Mr. Cheng is a member of the Shunde District, Foshan City Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference since November 2006. Mr. Cheng is also the chairman and an executive director of New Times Energy Corporation Limited (stock code: 166), a company whose issued shares are listed on the Stock Exchange.

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Mr. Cheng Kam Biu, Wilson was appointed as an executive Director in January 2008. He is also a member of the executive committee and the nomination committee of the Company. He graduated from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He has over 25 years of experience in administration and finance of jewellery retail business. Mr. Cheng is the vice-president of The Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society. He is a non-executive director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (stock code: 1929), a company whose issued shares are listed on the Stock Exchange.

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Dr. Cheng Chi Kong JP was appointed as an executive Director in January 2008. He is the executive vice-chairman and general manager of New World Development Company Limited (stock code: 17), an executive director of New World Department Store China Limited (stock code: 825) and Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (stock code: 1929), a non-executive director of Giordano International Limited (stock code: 709), and the non-executive vice chairman and a non-executive director of Modern Media Holdings Limited (stock code: 72), all of which are companies whose issued shares are listed on the Stock Exchange. Dr. Cheng worked in a major international bank prior to joining the New World Group in September 2006 and has substantial experience in corporate finance. Dr. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (cum laude) from Harvard University, and was conferred the Honorary Doctorate of Humanities by the Savannah College of Art and Design. He is the vice-chairman of the Youth Federation of the Central State-owned Enterprises, the vice-chairman of All-China Youth Federation, a member of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the chairman of China Young Leaders Foundation, the chairman of New World Group Charity Foundation Limited, the honorary chairman of K11 Art Foundation and a member of Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

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Mr. Cheng Chi Him was appointed as an executive Director in January 2008. Mr. Cheng is the chairman and a non-executive director of Greenheart Group Limited (stock code: 94), a company whose issued shares are listed on the Stock Exchange. He graduated from University of Toronto in Canada with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics.

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Mr. Cheung Hon Kit joined the Company as an independent non-executive Director in May 2001. He is also the chairman of the audit committee, and a member of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee of the Company. Mr. Cheung has over 38 years of experience in real estate development, property investment and corporate finance. He has worked in key executive positions in various leading property development companies in Hong Kong. Mr. Cheung graduated from the University of London with a bachelor of arts degree. Currently, Mr. Cheung is the chairman and an executive director of ITC Properties Group Limited (stock code: 199) and an independent non-executive director of Future Bright Holdings Limited (stock code: 703), all of which are companies whose issued shares are listed on the Stock Exchange.

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Mr. Kwee Chong Kok, Michael was appointed as an independent non-executive Director in September 2004. He is also a member of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee of the Company. Mr. Kwee graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, a Master's Degree in Science from American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Arizona and completed a Programme for Management Development at the Harvard Business School, all in the United States of America. He was a member of the Hong Kong Advisory Committee on Legal Education from 1998 to 2004 and also served as a member of the Hong Kong Financial Secretary's Economic Advisory Committee from 1995 to 2004.

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Mr. Lau Wai Piu joined the Company as an independent non-executive Director in July 2008. He is also the chairman of the remuneration committee, and a member of the audit committee and the nomination committee of the Company. Mr. Lau possesses over 20 years of extensive experience in accounting and financial management. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is also an independent non-executive director of Mongolia Energy Corporation Limited (stock code: 276), Haitong International Securities Group Limited (stock code: 665) and Vision Values Holdings Limited (stock code: 862), all of which are companies whose issued shares are listed on the Stock Exchange.

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Mr. Tsui Hing Chuen, William JP joined the Company as an independent non-executive Director in July 2008. He is also the chairman of the nomination committee, and a member of the audit committee and the remuneration committee of the Company. He has been a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong since 1977, a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales since 1980 as well as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia since 1983. He has also been an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Republic of Singapore since 1985 and a notary public appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, England since 1988. Mr. Tsui was appointed as a Justice of the Peace by the Government of Hong Kong in 1997. He was admitted to the Roll of Honour of the Law Society of Hong Kong in 2013. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Mongolia Energy Corporation Limited (stock code: 276), Haitong International Securities Group Limited (stock code: 665) and Vision Values Holdings Limited (stock code: 862), all of which are companies whose issued shares are listed on the Stock Exchange.

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Dr. Choi Chiu Fai Stanley has been appointed as an executive Director in May 2017. Dr. Choi possesses more than 20 years of experience in financial service and merger and acquisition projects. He is the chairman of Head & Shoulders Financial Group Limited. Apart from working at senior positions for different financial groups in Hong Kong, Dr. Choi has also served as a member of the senior management of various listed companies in Hong Kong. He is currently an executive director of Target Insurance (Holdings) Limited (a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 6161), and is an executive director and chairman of Daqing Dairy Holdings Limited (a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1007). He was an executive director of Media Asia Group Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 8075) from October 2011 to September 2015. Dr. Choi obtained a bachelor's degree of business administration (Magna Cum Laude) from Wichita State University in 1995 and a master's degree of science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1996, both of which are in the United States of America. He has also obtained a doctoral degree of business administration from the City University of Hong Kong in 2013.

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Mr. Lam Yat Ming has been appointed as an executive Director in May 2017. Mr. Lam is a director of Head & Shoulders Financial Group Limited. He possesses extensive experience in financial services, administrative and management functions, and project investment. He has served as senior management for different financial investment services companies and public listed companies in Hong Kong. Between September 2009 to June 2010, he was a chief operating officer of Simsen International Corporation Limited (presently known as Huarong International Financial Holdings Limited) (a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 993). Between October 2006 and July 2009, he was an executive director of Oriental Ginza Holdings Limited (presently known as Carnival Group International Holdings Limited) (a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 996). Mr. Lam graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom with a bachelor's degree in 1985 and is a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

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Mr. Zhang Yan Min has been appointed as an executive Director in May 2017. Mr. Zhang is a chief operations officer of Goldenway Capital Management (Hong Kong) Limited which is a member of Goldenway Investments Holdings Limited and graduated from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China with a bachelor's degree in foreign language of English in 1983. He obtained a master's degree in business administration of sales and marketing from Oklahoma State University in the United States of America in 1987. Mr. Zhang has over 28 years' experiences in commercial development, investment and business management. He was a general manager of Lloyd's Register Industrial Technical Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. ("LR") from 2011 to 2016, and was responsible for managing the overall operations of LR. Mr. Zhang worked with SABIC Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. as the country manager from 2002 to 2008, he was responsible for the sales and marketing of all its products in China. Mr. Zhang worked with SABIC (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd. as an investment director in its China Investment department from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Zhang was the general manager of Amylum (Group) Asia Ltd. (the "Amylum Group") from 1995 to 2000 for its subsidiary plants in Guangzhou, China, he was responsible for managing the Amylum Group's joint venture company in Guangzhou, China.

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Mr. Ren Yunan has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director in May 2017. Mr. Ren has over 7 years of legal practice experience. He graduated from Peking University with a bachelor's degree in law in 1997 and received a master's degree in law from Harvard Law School in 1999. He was qualified to practise law both in Hong Kong and New York, the United States of America. He served as an executive director of investment banking department in UBS AG, Hong Kong Branch between 2008 and 2010. Mr. Ren served as a member of the board of directors and chairman of audit committee of IDI, Inc. (a company then listed on New York Stock Exchange AMEX) (currently known as Cogint, Inc. and is currently listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market) from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Ren currently holds several directorships in different listed companies, including a non-executive director of China Child Care Corporation (a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1259); an independent non-executive director of Ronshine China Holdings Limited (a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 3301); an independent director of SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (a company listed on the NASDAQ, stock code: SPI); and a non-executive director of Labixiaoxin Snacks Group Limited (a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1262). Mr. Ren currently is a managing director in private equity department of CITIC Securities International Company Limited.

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Ms. Lu Gloria Yi has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director in May 2017. Ms. Lu has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, capital market and risk management. She was the head of equities of China Renaissance Securities (Hong Kong) Limited ("China Renaissance") between 2014 and 2016 and was responsible for equity research, sales and trading, distribution and operation of both Hong Kong and the United States of America equity markets. Prior to joining China Renaissance, she was a deputy chief executive officer of China Life Franklin Asset Management Co., Limited and was responsible for its investment, research, product development, marketing and distribution as well as administrative duties. She also worked for Blackrock Asset Management North Asia Limited and Deutsche Securities Asia Limited in her professional career. She was an executive director of Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 8271) from September 2007 to September 2009. She obtained her bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Toronto in 1994. She is a charterholder of Chartered Financial Analyst and currently a responsible officer of Parantoux Capital Limited for type 9 regulated activity (asset management) registered with the SFC.

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Mr. Sun Jiong has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director in May 2017. Mr. Sun is currently a vice president of Alibaba Cloud department in Taobao (China) Software Co. Ltd., a business unit of Alibaba Group, which develops and provides highly scalable cloud computing and data management services. He worked with Alibaba (China) Technology Co. Ltd from 2007 to 2010 as the general manager of its Japanese business unit. He served as a chairman of Open Associates China Co., Ltd. from November 2010 to December 2013.

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Mr. Ha Kee Choy Eugene has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director in May 2017. Mr. Ha holds a master's degree in business administration and is a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. Mr. Ha is a director of a certified public accountants corporate practice in Hong Kong. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Daqing Dairy Holdings Limited (stock code: 1007) and Touyun Tech Group Limited (stock code: 1332). Both companies are listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange. He was an independent non-executive director of China Innovative Finance Group Limited (stock code: 412) (formerly known as Heritage International Holdings Limited), which is listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange, for the period from October 2005 to April 2015.

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