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Board of Directors

Executive Directors

Dr. Cheng Kar Shun (Chairman)
Mr. Lo Lin Shing, Simon (Deputy Chairman)
Mr. To Hin Tsun, Gerald
Mr. Cheng Kam Chiu, Stewart
Mr. Cheng Kam Biu, Wilson
Mr. Cheng Chi Kong
Mr. Cheng Chi Him


Independent Non-Executive Directors

Mr. Cheung Hon Kit
Mr. Kwee Chong Kok, Michael
Mr. Lau Wai Piu
Mr. Tsui Hing Chuen, William JP

Dr. Cheng Kar Shun 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), the chairman and an executive director of New World Development Company Limited (stock code: 17), the chairman and the managing director of New World China Land Limited (stock code: 917), the chairman and an executive director of NWS Holdings Limited (stock code: 659), the chairman and a non-executive director of New World Department Store China Limited (stock code: 825), the chairman and a non-executive director of Newton Resources Ltd (stock code: 1231), an independent non-executive director of HKR International Limited (stock code: 480), a non-executive director of Lifestyle International Holdings Limited (stock code: 1212) 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 holds an honorary doctorate degree of law from The University of Western Ontario and an honorary doctorate degree of business administration in hospitality management from Johnson & Wales University. Dr. Cheng is the chairman of the Advisory Council for The Better Hong Kong Foundation and a Standing Committee Member of the Twelfth 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 respectively. 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 degree in Master of 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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Mr. Cheng Chi Kong was appointed as an executive Director in January 2008. He is an executive director and the joint general manager of New World Development Company Limited (stock code: 17), an executive director of New World China Land Limited (stock code: 917), an executive director of New World Department Store China Limited (stock code: 825), an executive director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (stock code: 1929), a non-executive director of Giordano International Limited (stock code: 709) 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. Mr. Cheng worked in a major international bank prior to joining the New World Group in September 2006 and has substantial experience in corporate finance. Mr. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (cum laude) from Harvard University. He is the vice-chairman of the All-China Youth Federation, the vice-chairman of the Youth Federation of the Central State-owned Enterprises, a member of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, a consultant of the Beijing 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 and the honorary chairman of Fundraising Committee, Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation.

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Mr. Cheng Chi Him was appointed as an executive Director in January 2008. Mr. Cheng is an executive director of New World China Land Limited (stock code: 917), 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 35 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 executive director of ITC Properties Group Limited (stock code: 199) and Rosedale Hotel Holdings Limited (stock code: 1189) 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 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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