Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Executive Directors

MR. PAN SUTONG, JP Chairman of the Board and Executive Director
Mr. Pan, aged 57, is a controlling shareholder, the Chairman of the Board and an executive Director, the chairman of the corporate governance committee and a member of the nomination committee of the Company, respectively. He had been a non-executive Director since December 2008, and was re-designated from non-executive Director to executive Director in November 2014. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He is responsible for the overall strategic planning of the Group. He has accumulated extensive experience in trading, finance and property development. Mr. Pan is also the chairman, chief executive officer and executive director of Goldin Properties Holdings Limited.
HON. SHEK LAI HIM ABRAHAM GBS, JP Vice Chairman and Executive Director
Hon. Shek, aged 75, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director in January 2017 and has been appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Company and re-designated as executive Director with effect from 1 March 2021. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in University of Sydney. He is currently a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Hon. Shek is also the honorary member of the Court of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a member of the Court and the Council of The University of Hong Kong.

He currently holds directorship in a number of listed companies on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange: (i) the honorary chairman and an independent non-executive director of Chuang’s China Investments Limited; (ii) the vice chairman and an independent non-executive director of ITC Properties Group Limited; and (iii) an independent non-executive director of China Resources Cement Holdings Limited, Chuang’s Consortium International Limited, Cosmopolitan International Holdings Limited, Country Garden Holdings Company Limited, CSI Properties Limited, Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited (the Manager of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust), Everbright Grand China Assets Limited, Far East Consortium International Limited, Hao Tian International Construction Investment Group Limited, Lai Fung Holdings Limited, Landing International Development Limited, Lifestyle International Holdings Limited, NWS Holdings Limited, Paliburg Holdings Limited, Regal Portfolio Management Limited (the Manager of Regal Real Estate Investment Trust) and SJM Holdings Limited respectively.

Hon. Shek was (a) the chairman of Chuang’s China Investments Limited (retired on 29 April 2019); and (b) an independent non-executive director of MTR Corporation Limited (retired on 22 May 2019) and Hop Hing Group Holdings Limited (retired on 2 June 2020), companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, respectively.
Mr. Zhou Xiaojun
Mr. Zhou, aged 46, was appointed as an executive Director and a member of the corporate governance committee of the Company in March 2016. He is also director of a subsidiary of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zhou acted as legal counsel and held senior management posts in various corporations in the PRC, Hong Kong and Singapore. Mr. Zhou graduated from Dalian Maritime University with a bachelor degree in International Maritime Law. Mr. Zhou has accumulated extensive experience in corporate administration, finance, legal, international trade and public relations.
Mr. Huang Rui
Mr. Huang, aged 51, has joined the Company in May 2017 and was appointed as an executive Director in May 2019. He is in charge of the corporate financing activities of the Group. Mr. Huang holds a Master Degree of Business Administration from University of South Australia and a Bachelor Degree of Science from Tianjin University. Prior to joining the Company, he had served at various financial institutions. He has accumulated extensive practical experience in the financial industry.
Ms. Hui Wai Man, Shirley
Ms. Hui, aged 53, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director and the chairman of the audit committee of the Company in June 2006. She was re-designated from independent non-executive Director to executive Director in May 2019, and ceased to be the chairman of the audit committee of the Company then. She is currently a member of the remuneration committee and nomination committee of the Company, respectively. Ms. Hui is a practising accountant in Hong Kong. She has over 27 years of experience in public accounting and corporate finance. She is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly known as the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Wong Wai Leung, Joseph
Mr. Wong, aged 64, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director, the chairman of the audit committee, a member of each of the remuneration committee and nomination committee of the Company, respectively, in May 2019. He has a wealth of experience in the financial services industry. Mr. Wong started his career at Big Four auditing firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Hong Kong (“Deloitte”). At Deloitte, he was engaged in a wide spectrum of business domains, including initial public offerings, taxation, and asset protection plans for high net worth individuals. Subsequently, he worked at Credit Agricole (Suisse), Hong Kong, where he advised clients on wealth management. Mr. Wong holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He is a member of the Hong Kong Independent Non-Executive Director Association and Singapore Institute of Directors.

Mr. Wong is currently an Independent Director of Cordlife Group Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of Singapore Stock Exchange. He was an Independent Director of BORQS Technologies Inc (ceased on 2 January 2019), a company listed on NASDAQ Stock Exchange of the United States.
Mr. Tang Yiu Wing
Mr. Tang, aged 53, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director in September 2006. He is also the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the audit committee of the Company, and has been appointed the chairman of the Nomination Committee with effect from 1 March 2021, respectively. Mr. Tang is a practising solicitor in Hong Kong. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Laws, a postgraduate certificate in Laws from The University of Hong Kong and a master’s degree in Laws from The City University of Hong Kong. He is a member of The Law Society of Hong Kong and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Mr. Tang is currently an independent non-executive director of (i) Jete Power Holdings Limited, a company listed on the GEM of the Stock Exchange, and (ii) Universe Entertainment and Culture Group Company Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, respectively. He was an independent non-executive director of (a) KSL Holdings Limited (now known as China All Nation International Holdings Group Limited) (ceased on 21 May 2018); (b) Zhejiang United Investment Holdings Group Limited (ceased on 1 June 2019); and (c) PF Group Holdings Limited (ceased on 8 January 2021), companies all listed on the GEM of the Stock Exchange, respectively.
Ms. Gao Min
Ms. Gao, aged 45, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director in November 2012. She is also a member of the audit committee, nomination committee and remuneration committee of the Company respectively. Ms. Gao is the executive director of a private consulting corporation in China and a partner of a private asset management company in China. She was a partner of BDO China Shu Lun Pan Certified Public Accountants LLP (“BDO”). She graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with a major in investment management and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Fudan University. Prior to joining BDO, Ms. Gao was an audit manager of Shenzhen Dahua CPAs and the chief financial officer of a private corporation in China. She has over 10 years of professional experience in public accounting. She is a member of The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Gao is proficient in financial management, auditing and consulting for public corporations in China.