List of Directors and their Role and Function
The Board is responsible for the Groupˇ¦s corporate policy formulation, business strategies planning, business development, risk management, major acquisitions, disposals and capital transactions, and other significant operational and financial matters.
Major corporate matters that are specifically delegated by the Board to the management include the preparation of annual and interim accounts for Board approval before public reporting, execution of business strategies and initiatives adopted by the Board, implementation of adequate systems of internal controls and risk management procedures, and compliance with relevant statutory requirements and rules and regulations.
All executive Directors have given sufficient time and attention to the affairs of the Group and each of them has sufficient experience to hold the position so as to carry out his duties effectively and efficiently. There is no relationship among the members of the Board.
The Company appointed three independent non-executive Directors who have appropriate and sufficient experience and qualification to carry out their duties so as to protect the interests of shareholders of the Company. All of them have been appointed for a term of one year commencing from the date of their appointment or re-appointment
The members of the Board were:
Lee Wing Yin
Mr. Lee Wing Yin (ˇ§Mr. Leeˇ¨), aged 42, has been appointed as the authorised representative and company secretary of the Company since 23 March 2007, an executive director of the Company since 1 June 2010, chief executive officer of the Company (the ˇ§CEOˇ¨) since 4 November 2011 and compliance officer of the Company since 12 December 2011. He is also a director of various subsidiaries and the associates of the Company. He is responsible for provision of advice for overall management, strategic development and supervision of the Group. Mr. Lee is an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (the ˇ§HKICPAˇ¨) and a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He has over ten years of working experience in auditing and business advisory services and had worked for international accounting firms for six years. He held senior financial management positions with various local companies before joining the Company. Mr. Lee was appointed as the executive director and chairman of iOne Holdings Limited (Stock code: 982), a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the ˇ§Stock Exchangeˇ¨), with effect from 18 September 2009 and 1 March 2010 respectively.
Ngan Man Ho
Mr. Ngan Man Ho (ˇ§Mr. Nganˇ¨), aged 35, has been appointed as an executive director and authorised representative of the Company since 12 December 2011. He is the chief architect of the Company and joined the Group in January 2010. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master degree of Architecture and a bachelor degree of Arts in Architectural Studies. He is currently an authorised person under Building Authority of Hong Kong, a registered architect of Hong Kong and a member of Hong Kong Institute of Architect with 9 years of extensive experience in architectural design and project management. He has participated in various projects in Hong Kong and the PRC. His range of design works includes commercial office tower, hotel, civic and cultural buildings, comprehensive residential development, entertainment complex and industrial development.
Lai Hin Wing, Henry
Mr. Lai Hin Wing, Henry (ˇ§Mr. Laiˇ¨), aged 55, has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company since 23 March 2007 and re-designated as a non-executive director of the Company since 12 December 2011. Mr. Lai is a partner of Messrs. P. C. Woo & Co., a firm of solicitors and notaries in Hong Kong, and has been practising in the legal field for more than thirty years. Graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a bachelor of law degree, Mr. Lai was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales and the State of Victoria, Australia. Mr. Lai is a Notary Public and a China Appointed Attesting Officer in Hong Kong. He was a non-executive director of Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited (Stock code: 56), a company listed on Main Board of the Stock Exchange, during the period from 28 September 2004 to 17 June 2010.
Independent Non-executive Directors
Koo Fook Sun, Louis
Mr. Koo Fook Sun, Louis (ˇ§Mr. Kooˇ¨), aged 56, has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company since 23 March 2007. He is also the chairman of the audit committee and a member of the remuneration committee and nomination committee of the Company. Mr. Koo is the founder and the managing director of Hercules Capital Limited, a corporate finance advisory firm. Mr. Koo has many years of experience in investment banking and professional accounting. He was a managing director and head of the corporate finance department of a major international bank. Mr. Koo graduated with a bachelorˇ¦s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley and is a member of the HKICPA. He currently serves as an independent non-executive director of another four companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, namely Good Friend International Holdings Inc. (Stock code: 2398), Li Ning Company Limited (Stock code: 2331), Xingda International Holdings Limited (Stock code: 1899) and Midland Holdings Limited (Stock code: 1200). He was an independent non-executive director of Weichai Power Co., Ltd. (Stock code: 2338) during the period from 20 October 2003 to 29 June 2012. Mr. Koo resigned as vice chairman and chief financial officer of 2020 ChinaCap Acquirco, Inc., a company then listed on The New York Stock Exchange Amex (now called NYSE Euronext), on 19 October 2009 and also resigned as an independent non-executive director of China Communications Construction Company Limited (Stock code: 1800) on 29 December 2009.
Lung Hung Cheuk
Mr. Lung Hung Cheuk (ˇ§Mr. Lungˇ¨), aged 65, has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company since 23 March 2007. He is also the chairman of the remuneration committee, a member of the nomination committee and audit committee of the Company. Mr. Lung is a retired chief superintendent of the Hong Kong Police Force (the ˇ§Hong Kong Policeˇ¨) of Hong Kong. He joined the Hong Kong Police in 1966 as a Probationary Inspector at the age of 19. He was promoted to the rank of chief inspector in 1980, superintendent in 1986, senior superintendent in 1993 and chief superintendent in 1997. He had served in various police posts, namely Special Branch, Police Tactical Unit, Police Public Relations Bureau and in a number of police divisions at management level. Prior to his retirement in April 2002, he was the commander of Sham Shui Po Police District. Mr. Lung was also the secretary and then the chairman of the Superintendentsˇ¦ Association (ˇ§SPAˇ¨) of the Hong Kong Police from 1993 to 2001. The membership of the SPA comprises the top management of the Hong Kong Police from superintendents up to and including the commissioner of Hong Kong Police. He was awarded the Police Meritorious Service Medal by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong in 2000. Mr. Lung is the independent non-executive director of iOne Holdings Limited (Stock code: 982) and Sitoy Group Holdings Limited (Stock code: 1023), two companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He was an independent non-executive director of Yunbo Digital Synergy Group Limited (formerly known as ˇ§Flexsystem Holdings Limitedˇ¨) (Stock code: 8050), a company listed on GEM of the Stock Exchange, during the period from 7 May 2011 to 16 February 2012. Mr. Lung was also an independent non-executive director of Global Energy Resources International Group Limited (formerly known as ˇ§UURG Corporation Limitedˇ¨) (Stock code: 8192), a company listed on GEM of the Stock Exchange, during the period from 19 September 2007 to 11 January 2010.
Yeung Wing Yan, Wendy
Ms. Yeung Wing Yan, Wendy (ˇ§Ms. Yeungˇ¨), aged 50, has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company since 12 December 2011. She is also the chairwoman of the nomination committee, a member of the audit committee and remuneration committee of the Company. She holds a masterˇ¦s degree in Juris Doctor of the Faculty of Law from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a bachelorˇ¦s degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. She has about 20 years of experience in corporate and financial communications. Ms. Yeung was the founder and managing director of Occasions Corporate & Financial Communication Limited from 1993 to 2007 and a managing director of Financial Dynamics International Limited from 2007 to 2010. She is currently a member of the Council of Lingnan University. Ms. Yeung was an independent non-executive director of Yunbo Digital Synergy Group Limited (formerly known as ˇ§FlexSystem Holdings Limitedˇ¨) (Stock code: 8050), a company listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange, during the period from 7 May 2011 to 16 February 2012.
There are 3 Board committees. The table below provides membership information of these committees on which each Board member serves.
C---- Chairman of the relevant Board committees
M---- Member of the relevant Board committees