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Mr. Wong is an executive director of the Company. He was first appointed as a non-executive director of the Company in 2017 and subsequently re-designated as an executive director of the Company in 2018. Graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree with honors in Economics, Mr. Wong also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly known as University of California San Francisco, Hastings College of Law), and a master’s degree in Systems Engineering and Information Systems from the Florida Institute of Technology. He has over 30 years of experience in economics, law, management, and information systems. Mr. Wong is now a director of Chinney Holdings Limited and Lucky Year Finance Limited and a director of Chinney Capital which is a shareholder of the Company. He is also the executive director of Chinney Investments, Chinney Alliance and Chinney Kin Wing Holdings Limited (“Chinney Kin Wing”) (Stock Code: 1556). Chinney Investments, Chinney Alliance and Chinney Kin Wing are all listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He is the son of Dr. Wong who is the Founding Chairman and a substantial shareholder of the Company.

Mr. Li joined the Group in 1999 and was appointed as an executive director of the Company in 2009. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He has over 40 years of experience in economics and management in the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”). He has obtained a senior economist qualification certificate of PRC. He is a member of the Plant Maintenance Association of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society.

Mr. Lam was appointed as an executive director of the Company in April 2019. He began his career in 1963 with Hang Seng Bank Limited for eleven years, and then joined the University of Hong Kong (“HKU”) in 1975 as an Assistant Finance Director. He then worked as the Chief Accountant and Comptroller in Overseas Bank (Canada) in Vancouver for three years from 1982 to 1985. In December 1985, Mr. Lam re-joined HKU and had served as the Director of Finance from 1990 until his retirement in 2012. He was then asked by the Vice-Chancellor of HKU to be his Senior Advisor for financial, investment and fund-raising matters until 2014, and had been the Honorary Advisor to the Chairman of The University of Hong Kong Foundation for Educational Development and Research until end of 2019. Mr. Lam is a fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an associate of The Certified Management Accountants (Canada), The Chartered Governance Institute (UK) (formerly The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK)) and The Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK). Mr. Lam is active in community affairs and served as a member on the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance) Hong Kong for three years from 1995 to 1998. He was a member of the Establishment and Finance Committee of the Prince Philip Dental Hospital from early 1990s until his retirement in 2012. Currently he is a member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Centennial College, a subsidiary of HKU. Mr. Lam is an executive director of Chinney Alliance and Chinney Kin Wing. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He has been an independent non-executive director of Oriental University City Holdings (H.K.) Limited (stock code: 8067) from December 2014 to December 2021, which is listed on the GEM of the Stock Exchange.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ms. Wong was appointed as an non-executive director of the Company in December 2023. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree and an Executive Masters of Health Administration degree from University of Washington and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Ms. Wong serves on the Executive Committee of Qiu Shi Science & Technologies Foundation. She is currently an Honorary Associate Professor of Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care in The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and is the Past Chief of Medical Staff at the University of Washington Medical Center. Ms. Wong is currently a director of Chinney Investments, Limited (Stock Code: 216), Lucky Year Finance Limited, Chinney Holdings Limited and Chinney Capital Limited. She is the daughter of Dr. James Sai-Wing Wong who is the Founding Chairman and a substantial shareholder of both the Company and Chinney Investments.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Ms. Fong was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in May 2019. She is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company. Ms. Fong is the Senior Managing Director of East West Bank, where she has worked since 2007. California-based East West Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of East West Bancorp, Inc., a publicly owned company in the U.S.. From 2000 to 2004, Ms. Fong was appointed by the California Governor to represent the State of California in Asia. Through her former post as California’s Chief Representative, Ms. Fong was responsible for creating new economic, trade, and diplomatic ties between Greater China and the U.S.. Ms. Fong served on the Commission on Strategic Development of Hong Kong from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Fong has served as an independent non-executive director of a Hong Kong listed company in years prior and is a member of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Women’s Leadership Board (WLB). She is an Advisory Committee Member of ChinaSF, a former Member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong-America Fulbright Center, and is an Executive Committee member of The Hong Kong Tianjin Business and Professional Women Association. Ms. Fong practiced law as a licensed California attorney specializing in U.S.- Asia international business transactions and worked as an executive of Silicon Valley start-up companies.

Mr. Ma was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in August 2019. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is in real estate and capital market advisory business in Hong Kong, the greater China and Japan since 2016. In 2000, Mr. Ma joined the Group and its affiliated company and then he acted as the deputy general manager of Hon Kwok Land Investment (China) Limited and director and general manager of Hon Kwok Project Management Limited until 2015, both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company. During Mr. Ma’s tenure with the Group, he was actively involved in a joint-venture project with investment banks and investment funds in the Group’s residential development project in Guangzhou. He was also instrumental to lead the Company’s affiliated company to co-invest as limited partner in an investment project of LaSalle Investment Management Limited in Hangzhou. In addition, Mr. Ma successfully advised Grosvenor Asia Pacific in closing a luxury residential project (Chateau Pinnacle) in Shanghai for over RMB2 billion in 2009. Prior to joining the Group and its affiliated company, Mr. Ma has diverse business experiences in hospitality, food and beverage, shipping and real estate sectors since early 1980s. He was raised in both Hong Kong and the United States and obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration’s degree from university in the United States.

Mr. Chen was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in August 2021. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. He has over 40 years of experience in accounting, financial management and multinational business. He held various senior executive positions in several multinational companies in USA and Hong Kong and is responsible for the overall management and strategic planning. Mr. Chen holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cum Laude (majors in Accounting, Business Administration and International Business) from Carthage College, Wisconsin, USA. He is a Life Member of The Hong Kong Independent Non-Executive Director Association, a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Before he joined the Company, Mr. Chen was an independent non-executive director, the chairman of audit committee and a member of remuneration committee of Chinney Investments.

Mr. Chow was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in December 2023. He was executive director of Hongkong Land Limited (“Hongkong Land”) from years 2000 to 2022 having joined Hongkong Land in 1994. He was ultimately responsible for all the Commercial Property business activities for Hongkong Land. This includes all development and asset management activities of Hongkong Land’s premier office, retail and hotel property portfolio, which has a value of approximately USD30 billion and annual revenues of USD1 billion. Mr. Chow has over 35 years of experience in the property field. Prior to joining Hongkong Land, Mr. Raymond Chow held a number of real estate management appointments with companies in Canada and Hong Kong. He has travelled extensively around the world managing international partners and customers and ensuring global best practice is maintained in the portfolios managed. Mr. Chow currently serves on the Board of Ocean Park. He was educated in Vancouver and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Simon Fraser University. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme of Harvard Business School. He is a trustee and one of the founding members for Asia and one of the global leaders for the Urban Land Institute; a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is/was on various professional bodies advising real estate investors, government, corporates and asset managers. He is involved in various nonprofit and charity committees. 

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Dr. Wong was appointed as the Managing Director of the Company in 1985 and became the Chairman in 1990. He is the Chairman of Chinney Investments, Limited (Stock Code: 216), a director of Chinney Holdings Limited and Lucky Year Finance Limited, all being substantial shareholders of the Company, and a director of Chinney Capital Limited, which is a shareholder of the Company. He is also the Chairman of Chinney Alliance Group Limited (Stock Code: 385). Both Chinney Investments and Chinney Alliance are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace for Hong Kong in 1987.

Mr. Wong is an executive director of the Company. He was first appointed as a non-executive director of the Company in 2017 and subsequently re-designated as an executive director of the Company in 2018. Graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree with honors in Economics, Mr. Wong also holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of Law, and a master’s degree in Systems Engineering and Information Systems from the Florida Institute of Technology. He has over 30 years of experience in economics, law, management, and information systems. Mr. Wong is now a director of Chinney Holdings Limited and Lucky Year Finance Limited and a director of Chinney Capital which is a shareholder of the Company. He is also the executive director of Chinney Investments, Chinney Alliance and Chinney Kin Wing Holdings Limited (“Chinney Kin Wing”) (Stock Code: 1556). Chinney Investments, Chinney Alliance and Chinney Kin Wing are all listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He is the son of Dr. Wong who is the Chairman and a substantial shareholder of the Company.

Mr. Li joined the Group in 1999 and was appointed as an executive director of the Company in 2009. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He has over 40 years of experience in economics and management in the People’s Republic of China (the "PRC"). He has obtained a senior economist qualification certificate of PRC. He is a member of the Plant Maintenance Association of Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society.

Mr. Lam was appointed as an executive director of the Company in April 2019. He began his career in 1963 with Hang Seng Bank Limited for eleven years, and then joined the University of Hong Kong (“HKU”) in 1975 as an Assistant Finance Director. He then worked as the Chief Accountant and Comptroller in Overseas Bank (Canada) in Vancouver for three years from 1982 to 1985. In December 1985, Mr. Lam re-joined HKU and had served as the Director of Finance from 1990 until his retirement in 2012. He was then asked by the Vice-Chancellor of HKU to be his Senior Advisor for financial, investment and fund-raising matters until 2014, and had been the Honorary Advisor to the Chairman of The University of Hong Kong Foundation for Educational Development and Research until end of 2019. Mr. Lam is a fellow of The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an associate of The Certified Management Accountants (Canada), The Chartered Governance Institute (UK) (formerly The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK)) and The Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK). Mr. Lam is active in community affairs and served as a member on the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance) Hong Kong for three years from 1995 to 1998. He was a member of the Establishment and Finance Committee of the Prince Philip Dental Hospital from early 1990s until his retirement in 2012. Currently he is a member of the Board of Governors of the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Centennial College, a subsidiary of HKU. Mr. Lam is an executive director of Chinney Alliance and Chinney Kin Wing. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He has been an independent non-executive director of Oriental University City Holdings (H.K.) Limited (stock code: 8067) from December 2014 to December 2021, which is listed on the GEM of the Stock Exchange.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Ms. Fong was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in May 2019. She is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company. Ms. Fong is the Senior Managing Director of East West Bank, where she has worked since 2007. California-based East West Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of East West Bancorp, Inc., a publicly owned company in the United States. From 2000 to 2004, Ms. Fong was appointed by the California Governor to represent the State of California in Hong Kong and the PRC. Through her former post as California’s Chief Representative, Ms. Fong was responsible for creating new economic, trade, and diplomatic ties between the PRC and the U.S.. Ms. Fong practiced law as a licensed California attorney up until 2000 and worked as an executive of Silicon Valley start-up companies from 1998 to 2000. She served on the Commission on Strategic Development of Hong Kong from 2005 to 2007. Ms. Fong was an independent non-executive director and a member of audit committee of the board of directors of AID Life Science Holdings Limited (now known as 8088 Investment Holdings Limited, stock code: 8088) until she resigned in 2019. Ms. Fong is a member of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Women’s Leadership Board and currently serves as: an Advisory Committee Member of ChinaSF, a Member of The Hong Kong Chi Tung Association Limited; a former Member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong-America Center, an Executive Committee member of Hong Kong Tianjin Business and Professional Women Association, a Member of The Hong Kong Federation of Women Lawyers Limited; and a Member of the Asia Advisory Council of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Mr. Ma was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in August 2019. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is in real estate and capital market advisory business in Hong Kong, the greater China and Japan since 2016. In 2000, Mr. Ma joined the Group and its affiliated company and then he acted as the deputy general manager of Hon Kwok Land Investment (China) Limited and director and general manager of Hon Kwok Project Management Limited until 2015, both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company. During Mr. Ma’s tenure with the Group, he was actively involved in a joint-venture project with investment banks and investment funds in the Group’s residential development project in Guangzhou. He was also instrumental to lead the Company’s affiliated company to co-invest as limited partner in an investment project of LaSalle Investment Management Limited in Hangzhou. In addition, Mr. Ma successfully advised Grosvenor Asia Pacific in closing a luxury residential project (Chateau Pinnacle) in Shanghai for over RMB2 billion in 2009. Prior to joining the Group and its affiliated company, Mr. Ma has diverse business experiences in hospitality, food and beverage, shipping and real estate sectors since early 1980s. He was raised in both Hong Kong and the United States and obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration’s degree from university in the United States.

Mr. Chen was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in August 2021. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. He has over 40 years of experience in accounting, financial management and multinational business. He held various senior executive positions in several multinational companies in USA and Hong Kong and is responsible for the overall management and strategic planning. Mr. Chen holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cum Laude (majors in Accounting, Business Administration and International Business) from Carthage College, Wisconsin, USA. He is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Global Management Accountant. Before he joined the Company, Mr. Chen was an independent non-executive director, the chairman of audit committee and a member of remuneration committee of Chinney Investments.