BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Bankee KWAN JP

Chairman & CEO MBA, BBA, FFA, FHKSI, CPM(HK), FHKIM

Mr Kwan is responsible for the overall business strategy of the Group. Mr Kwan has extensive experience in corporate management, strategic planning, marketing management, financial advisory and banking. An MBA graduate from The Murdoch University of Perth, Australia and a BBA graduate from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mr Kwan is also a fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants, UK and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, a Certified Professional Marketer (HK) and a Distinguished Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing.

Mr Kwan is a firm believer in youth education and development. He is a John Harvard fellow of the Harvard University, US; a member of the Harvard University Asia Center Advisory Committee; a member of the Court of City University of Hong Kong; an honorary fellow of The Open University of Hong Kong; a trustee of New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and an advisory professor of Nanjing University. Mr Kwan is also an honorary advisor of several higher education institutions, including the LiPACE of The Open University of Hong Kong and the Academy of Oriental Studies of Peking University. Furthermore, Mr Kwan is appointed as an honorary advisor of the Fong Yun Wah Foundation and the China Charity Federation.

In addition to education, Mr Kwan is also active in serving the community. He is a member of the standing committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Shanghai Committee, and a Justice of Peace (JP) of the HKSAR; a member of the Election Committee for the Fourth and the Fifth Term of the Chief Executive Election of the HKSAR; and a board member, past chairman and honorary advisor of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association. Mr Kwan has also been a member of the Central Policy Unit of the Government of the HKSAR. Currently, he is a non-executive director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, a member of the Minimum Wage Commission; the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC), Trade and Industry Department; the Corporate Advisory Council of Hong Kong Securities Institute and the Business Facilitation Advisory Committee (BFAC). He is also the Convenor of the Wholesale and Retail Task Force (WRTF) of the BFAC. Mr Kwan is also an honorary advisor of the CEPA Business Opportunities Development Alliance and The Hong Kong Institute of Education Foundation, and a member of the Organising Committee of the HKMA/ TVB awards for Marketing Excellence.

In December 2009, Mr Kwan was named “Entrepreneur of the Year 2009” in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards as organised by Enterprise Asia, which recognised his outstanding entrepreneurial success and significant contributions to economic life and society. In April 2016, Mr Kwan was named “Man of the Year for Leadership in Asia” by IAIR, the world’s leading financial magazine. The annual IAIR Awards recognize outstanding professionals who actively promote excellences in innovation and sustainability.

Bernard LAW

CFO MBA, FCCA, FCPA, FHKSI

Mr Law is in charge of the Group’s overall financial and accounting management. Mr Law has extensive experience in financial management and accountancy. He received a Master of Business Administration Degree from The University of Warwick, UK. He is a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a fellow of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

Benson CHAN

Executive Director PCIE, MBA, MA, BA, FCCA, CPA, MHKSI

Mr Chan is in charge of the Group’s corporate management and business development. Mr Chan has extensive experience in the fields of corporate management, investment banking and corporate finance, securities and futures brokerage, asset and wealth management, auditing and accounting. He holds a Professional Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University, US, a Master of Business Administration Degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Degree in Accountancy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

Elaine KWOK

Executive Director & COO BA, CPA, FCCA, CPA,CGA

Ms Kwok is in charge of the Group’s operational management and control and internal audit functions. She has extensive experience in the field of corporate governance, risk control and operations management in the retailing and financial services industries. Ms Kwok received a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in Accountancy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a member of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Eugene LAW

Executive Director BA, FHKSI

Mr Law is in charge of the Group’s financial technology (FinTech) business development. Mr Law has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry covering both buy and sell sides. He is an all-round management professional specializing in areas of investment advisory, strategic planning and business management. Mr Law received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from The City of London Polytechnic, UK and is a fellow member of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

Derek NG

Executive Director MBA, CFPCM

Mr Ng is in charge of the business development and management of CRMG. Mr Ng has extensive experience in the field of retail operation and management. Mr Ng received a Master of Business Administration Degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ottawa University, USA. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM professional. In 2014, Mr Ng was bestowed with the “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2014 — Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award”, as organised by Enterprise Asia.

Independent non-executive Directors

Johnny LEUNG

INED LL.B

Mr Leung has extensive experience in the legal field and is the managing partner of a legal firm in Hong Kong. He received a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the University of London, UK. He is the chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Chuk-yan WONG

INED MSc (Business Administration), BBA, CFA, CGA

Mr Wong has extensive investment management experience in the global financial markets. He received a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia, Canada and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Hak-sin CHAN

INED PhD, MBA, BBA

Dr Chan has extensive experience in the academia in the US as professor, researcher and consultant in the fields of corporate finance and international marketing. He is a head of and an associate professor in the Department of Marketing at Hang Seng Management College. He received a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Business, a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Audit Committee.