Board of Directors

Executive Directors

Each of the executive directors of the Company ("Executive Directors") named below holds directorships in a number of subsidiaries of the Company and certain of its listed affiliates, namely Lai Sun Garment (International) Limited ("LSG"), Lai Sun Development Company Limited ("LSD"), Lai Fung Holdings Limited ("Lai Fung") and Media Asia Group Holdings Limited ("MAGHL"). The issued shares of LSG, LSD and Lai Fung are listed and traded on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("Stock Exchange") and MAGHL’s issued shares are listed and traded on GEM of the Stock Exchange. LSG is the ultimate holding company of the Company, LSD is a subsidiary of LSG and the intermediate holding company of the Company, while Lai Fung and MAGHL are subsidiaries of the Company.

Mr. Lui Siu Tsuen, Richard (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Lui Siu Tsuen, Richard, aged 62, was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Company in January 2011 and is presently a member of both the Executive Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He joined the Company in April 2010 as the chief operating officer of its Media and Entertainment Division and became an Executive Director with effect from July 2010. Mr. Lui is also an executive director of MAGHL and he was an executive director of LSG, LSD and Lai Fung respectively from 1 January 2011 to 31 October 2012. In addition, Mr. Lui has been appointed the Convenor of Multi-media and Cultural Creation Industrial Committee of The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong for a term of three years from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021.

Mr. Lui is currently an independent non-executive director of Prosperity Investment Holdings Limited (the issued shares of which are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange). Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lui had held senior executive positions in a few Hong Kong and overseas listed companies.

Mr. Lui has over 32 years of experience in property investment, corporate finance and media and entertainment businesses. He is a fellow member of each of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom and holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from The University of Adelaide in Australia.

Updated: 22/11/2018

Mr. Chew Fook Aun

Mr. Chew Fook Aun, aged 56, was appointed an Executive Director on 5 June 2012 and is presently a member of both the Executive Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is also the deputy chairman and an executive director of LSG and LSD as well as the chairman and an executive director of Lai Fung.

Prior to joining the Lai Sun Group, Mr. Chew was an executive director and the group chief financial officer of Esprit Holdings Limited (“Esprit”) from 1 February 2009 to 1 May 2012, and an executive director and the chief financial officer of The Link Management Limited (currently known as “Link Asset Management Limited”) acting as manager of The Link Real Estate Investment Trust (currently known as “Link Real Estate Investment Trust”) (“Link REIT”) from February 2007 to January 2009. He was also the chief financial officer of Kerry Properties Limited (“Kerry Properties”) from 1996 to 2004, a director of corporate finance for Kerry Holdings Limited from 1998 to 2004 and an executive director of Kyard Limited in charge of the property portfolio of a private family office from 2004 to 2007. The issued shares of Esprit and Kerry Properties and the issued units of the Link REIT are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.

Mr. Chew has over 30 years of experience in accounting, auditing and finance in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science of the University of London in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) Degree. Mr. Chew is a fellow member of both the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was a council member of the HKICPA and its vice president in 2010. Mr. Chew is currently a member of the operations review committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”) and a member of the Barristers Disciplinary Tribunal Panel. In addition, he is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited. Mr. Chew was a member of the advisory committee of the Securities and Futures Commission, the corruption prevention advisory committee of the ICAC, the standing committee on company law reform of the Companies Registry and a council member of the Financial Reporting Council.

Updated: 22/11/2018

Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester

Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester, aged 37, was appointed an Executive Director on 1 November 2012 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He is also an executive director of both LSG and LSD, as well as an executive director and the chief executive officer of Lai Fung. Further, Mr. Lam is also an alternate director to Madam U Po Chu (also a non-executive Director of the Company) in her capacity as an executive director of LSG.

Mr. Lam is a grandson of Madam U and a son of Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (a substantial shareholder of the Company within the meaning of Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong)).

Mr. Lam holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree from the Northeastern University in Boston of the United States of America. He completed the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program in July 2016. Mr. Lam has acquired working experience since 1999 in various companies engaged in securities investment, hotel operations, environmental products, entertainment and property development and investment.

Updated: 22/11/2018

Mr. Yip Chai Tuck

Mr. Yip Chai Tuck, aged 44, was appointed an Executive Director on 14 February 2014 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He is also the chief executive officer of LSG and an executive director of MAGHL. He has extensive experience in corporate advisory, business development and investment banking. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Yip was a managing director and head of Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) for China of Goldman Sachs. He had also worked for PCCW Limited, a Hong Kong listed company, as Vice President of Ventures and M&A, responsible for strategic investments and M&A transactions.

Mr. Yip graduated from Macquarie University, Australia with a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) and holds a Master Degree in Applied Finance and Investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australia, where he is also a Fellow member.

Updated: 22/11/2018

Non-executive Directors

Madam U Po Chu

Madam U Po Chu, aged 93, is a Non-executive Director and was first appointed as Director in October 1996. She is also an executive director of LSG and Lai Fung as well as a non-executive director of LSD.

Madam U has over 55 years’ experience in the garment manufacturing business and had been involved in the printing business since the mid-1960’s. She started to expand the business to fabric bleaching and dyeing in the early 1970’s and became involved in property development and investment in the late 1980’s.

Madam U is the grandmother of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director) and the mother of Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (a substantial shareholder of the Company within the meaning of Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong)).

Updated: 22/11/2018

Mr. Andrew Y. Yan

Mr. Andrew Y. Yan, aged 61, was appointed a Non-executive Director on 1 September 2011. He joined SAIF Partners in 2001 and is currently its founding managing partner. He holds a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from the Princeton University in the United States and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Nanjing Aeronautic Institute (presently the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics) in Mainland China.

Mr. Yan is currently a non-executive director of China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited and Guodian Technology & Environment Group Corporation Limited as well as an independent non-executive director of China Resources Land Limited. The issued shares of all aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.

Mr. Yan is also currently an independent director of BlueFocus Communication Group (listed on the ChiNext in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange) and TCL Corporation (listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange) as well as a director of ATA Inc. (listed on the NASDAQ Global Market).

In addition, Mr. Yan was an independent non-executive director of Fosun International Limited (23 March 2007 to 25 September 2014), CPMC Holdings Limited (17 March 2014 to 31 August 2016), Cogobuy Group (18 July 2014 to 1 June 2017) (all listed on the Stock Exchange) and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (11 May 2012 to 14 May 2018) (listed on the Stock Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”)); and a non-executive director of Digital China Holdings Limited (19 December 2007 to 30 June 2016) and Ozner Water International Holding Limited (28 March 2017 to 26 September 2017) (both listed on the Stock Exchange). He was also an independent director of Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. (13 November 2014 to 1 June 2017) (listed on NASDAQ); and a director of Acorn International Inc. (December 2006 to 30 December 2014) (listed on the NYSE) and ATA Online (Beijing) Education Technology Co., Ltd. (16 July 2015 to 30 August 2018) (delisted on the New Third Board, the over-the-counter stock exchange in Mainland China, with effect from 11 October 2017).

Updated: 22/11/2018

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Low Chee Keong (Chairman)

Mr. Low Chee Keong, aged 58, has been the Chairman of the Board since June 2010 and is currently an independent non-executive director of the Company (“INED”), a member of the Audit Committee and the chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Low first joined the Board in August 1999 as an INED, was re-designated as a Non-executive Director in June 2010, and was further re-designated as an INED on 1 September 2011. Serving as a member of the Remuneration Committee since October 2009, he was the chairman of the Remuneration Committee from October 2009 to late March 2011 and re-assumed the Remuneration Committee chairmanship on 1 September 2011.

Mr. Low graduated from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom in 1986. He has over 23 years’ experience in the property development and maintenance industry in Singapore.

Updated: 22/11/2018

Mr. Lo Kwok Kwei, David

Mr. Lo Kwok Kwei, David, aged 58, joined the Board as a Non-executive Director (“NED”) in March 2009 and has been re-designated from a NED to an Independent Non-executive Director with effect from 1 September 2011. Mr. Lo holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Jurisprudence from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia in 1984 and has been a member of The Law Society of Hong Kong since 1987. Mr. Lo has been practicing as a solicitor in Hong Kong for over 29 years and is a partner of a law firm David Lo & Partners. In addition, he is currently an independent non-executive director of Man Yue Technology Holdings Limited and Futong Technology Development Holdings Limited. Mr. Lo was an independent non-executive director of ENM Holdings Limited from 17 June 2010 to 3 June 2016. All issued shares of the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.

Updated: 22/11/2018

Dr. Ng Lai Man, Carmen

Dr. Ng Lai Man, Carmen, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director in March 2009 and is presently the chairwoman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. She has over 30 years of experience in professional accounting services and corporate finance in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, the United States, Canada and Europe.

Dr. Ng is a practising certified public accountant in Hong Kong and is currently a director of Cosmos CPA Limited in Hong Kong and she is the responsible officer licensed with the Securities and Futures Commission for Hong Kong Asset Management Limited since 10 May 2018. She is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants in the United Kingdom, and an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Dr. Ng received her Doctor of Business Administration from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Degree of Juris Doctor from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Laws in Corporate and Financial Laws from The University of Hong Kong, Master of Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Professional Accounting from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as Master of Science in Global Finance jointly offered by Leonard N. Stern Business School of New York University and The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

In addition, Dr. Ng is an independent non-executive director of Lion Rock Group Limited (formerly known as “1010 Printing Group Limited”) and Global International Credit Group Limited as well as a non-executive director (was re-designated from an independent non-executive director on 16 December 2016 and retired as non-executive director on 20 August 2018) of Precision Tsugami (China) Corporation Limited. All issued shares of the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. She was an independent non-executive director of Goldin Properties Holdings Limited (delisted on the Stock Exchange with effect from 18 August 2017) from 13 February 2004 to 25 August 2017.

Updated: 22/11/2018

Mr. Alfred Donald Yap

Mr. Alfred Donald Yap, J.P., aged 79, is an Independ Non-executive Director and a member of both the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He was first appointed to the Board in December 1996. Mr. Yap is presently a consultant of K. C. Ho & Fong, Solicitors and Notaries. He was a former president of both The Law Society of Hong Kong and The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA). He was also a former Hong Kong Affairs Adviser appointed by the Chinese Government. Mr. Yap is an independent non-executive director of Hung Hing Printing Group Limited and Wong’s International Holdings Limited (the issued shares of both companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange).

Updated: 22/11/2018

Note: Directors' biographies are also disclosed in the Company's annual reports.
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