Board of Directors

Executive Directors

Each of the Executive Directors of the Company named below holds directorship in a number of subsidiaries of the Company and all of them (except Mr. Cheng Shin How) hold directorship in all or certain of the Company’s listed affiliates, namely Lai Sun Garment (International) Limited (“LSG”), Lai Sun Development Company Limited (“LSD”) and eSun Holdings Limited (“eSun”). The issued shares of LSG, LSD and eSun are listed and traded on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Stock Exchange”). LSG is the ultimate holding company of the Company while LSD is a subsidiary of LSG and the intermediate holding company of the Company and eSun.

Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (Chairman)

Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter, aged 66, was appointed an Executive Director of the Company and elected as the Chairman of the board of directors of the Company on 2 June 2023. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Company and the chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company. Dr. Lam is also the chairman and an executive director of each of LSG and LSD, and the chairman and a director of Media Asia Group Holdings Limited (delisted from GEM of the Stock Exchange on 21 March 2023 and has accordingly become a wholly-owned subsidiary of eSun). He was an Executive Director of the Company from 28 November 1997 to 31 October 2012 and an executive director of eSun from 15 October 1996 to 13 February 2014. Dr. Lam retired as an executive director of Crocodile Garments Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange) on 13 December 2023.

Dr. Lam has extensive experience in the property development and investment business, hospitality as well as media and entertainment business. He was conferred an Honorary Doctorate by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in June 2011. Dr. Lam received the Gold Bauhinia Star and the Grand Bauhinia Medal awarded from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 1 July 2015 and 27 July 2022, respectively.

Currently, Dr. Lam is the chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He is also a standing committee member of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. In addition, Dr. Lam is the chairman of Hong Kong Chamber of Films Limited, a life honorable president of Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association Limited, a vice president of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, a vice chairman of Friends of Hong Kong Association Limited, a director of Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce Limited, an honorary chairman of Federation of HK Jiangsu Community Organisations, the president of Hong Kong Association of Cultural Industries Limited, the chairman of Hong Kong Cultural Development Research Institute Limited, a non-official member of the Trade and Industry Advisory Board, a member of each of the board of West Kowloon Cultural District Foundation Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority) and the general committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, and a member under the group of regional and global collaborations of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers. He was a trustee of The Better Hong Kong Foundation.

Dr. Lam is the son of Madam U Po Chu (an Executive Director of the Company), the elder brother of Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew (the Executive Deputy Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company) and the father of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company).

Updated: 15/12/2023

Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew (Executive Deputy Chairman)

Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew, aged 55, was appointed an Executive Director of the Company in December 2001. Mr. Lam is an executive director of LSG and Crocodile Garments Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange).

Mr. Lam graduated from University College London in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science Degree and underwent training as a lawyer with Reed Smith Richards Butler, an international law firm. He is a Co-founding Partner and Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody CWL in Hong Kong and a member of The Law Society of Hong Kong, The Law Society of Singapore and The Law Society of England and Wales.

Mr. Lam has considerable experience in property development and corporate finance in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He is the vice president of the Hong Kong Real Property Federation and a standing committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Shanghai.

Mr. Lam was appointed a Justice of the Peace in July 2021 and he received the Bronze Bauhinia Star awarded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 1 July 2023. He serves as an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia in Hong Kong, the chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings), a member of the Consumer Council, a member of the Fight Crime Committee and the observer of the Independent Police Complaints Council. Mr. Lam also serves as a Racing Steward at the Hong Kong Jockey Club and is a council member of the Better Hong Kong Foundation. He was a member of the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board, and the Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals.

Mr. Lam is the younger brother of Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (the Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company) and an uncle of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company).

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (Chief Executive Officer) (also alternate director to Madam U Po Chu)

Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester, aged 42, was appointed an Executive Director of the Company in April 2005 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He is also the alternate director to Madam U Po Chu, an Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Lam is an executive director of LSG, LSD and eSun. He is also the alternate director to Madam U Po Chu in her capacity as an executive director of LSG as well as a non-executive director of each of LSD and eSun.

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 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. He is a member of the general committee of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies.

Mr. Lam is a son of Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (the Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company), a nephew of Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew (the Executive Deputy Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company) and a grandson of Madam U Po Chu (an Executive Director of the Company).

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Cheng Shin How

Mr. Cheng Shin How, aged 57, was appointed an Executive Director of the Company in June 2007. He is currently a member of both the Executive Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company, and the alternate to Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter, the chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company.

Mr. Cheng is an advisor to the CLI China Advisory Council of CapitaLand Investment Limited (“CLI”), the shares of which are listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. CLI is a subsidiary of CapitaLand Group Pte. Ltd., a substantial shareholder of the Company.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cheng was the Regional Director of the Hong Kong and Macau office of CapitaLand Limited (now known as CapitaLand Group Pte. Ltd.) (“CapitaLand”). He joined CapitaLand in 1999 and has been involved in its real estate investment in Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland of China. Prior to joining CapitaLand, Mr. Cheng worked with CB Richard Ellis, an international property consultancy firm where he was involved in property valuation, development and investment consultancy. He has been involved in the PRC business since 1993. Mr. Cheng graduated with an Honours Degree in Land Management from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Cheung Sum, Sam

Mr. Cheung Sum, Sam, aged 59, was appointed an Executive Director of the Company on 1 August 2023. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Mr. Cheung joined the Company as Group Chief Financial Officer in July 2023. He is also an executive director of each of LSG, LSD and eSun.

Mr. Cheung was the chief financial officer of FTLife Insurance Company Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of NWS Holdings Limited) from September 2019 to November 2020, the chief financial officer and vice president of Agile Group Holdings Limited from July 2013 to May 2019, an executive director of eSun from March 2011 to August 2012, and an executive director of each of the Company and LSD from March 2011 to August 2012 and from June 2007 to October 2009.

Prior to joining the Lai Sun Group in 2006, Mr. Cheung worked for a number of other listed companies and international investment banks in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in capital markets and financial management. Mr. Cheung graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree in Accounting and Finance. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Lee Tze Yan, Ernest

Mr. Lee Tze Yan, Ernest, aged 59, was appointed an Executive Director of the Company in January 2015 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He is also an executive director of LSD.

Mr. Lee joined the Lai Sun Group as Group Director — Project Development in June 2012. He has over 20 years of experience in the architectural and property development industries, holding senior positions. Prior to joining the Lai Sun Group, he was a senior project management executive of the Henderson Land Group for 18 years, supervising the execution and completion of numerous large-scale quality developments in both Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”).

Mr. Lee graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies degree. He also holds a post-graduate degree in Master of Business Administration from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in the United States of America. Mr. Lee has been a member of both the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), as well as an Authorized Person (List of Architects) and a Registered Architect in Hong Kong for over 20 years. He attained the qualifications of PRC Class 1 Registered Architect Qualification and BEAM Pro.

Updated: 17/10/2023

Madam U Po Chu

Madam U Po Chu, aged 98, was appointed an Executive Director of the Company in February 2003. She is also an executive director of LSG and a non-executive director of each of LSD and eSun.

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

Madam U is the mother of Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (the Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company), and the grandmother of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company).

Updated: 17/10/2023

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Au Hoi Fung

Mr. Au Hoi Fung, aged 68, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company on 1 August 2023.

Mr. Au has more than 42 years of accounting and financial management work experiences gained in various corporations in Hong Kong. Currently, he is the vice president (Finance and Administration) and a director of F.O.B. Garments Limited, a sizeable garments trading entity in Hong Kong which he has joined since January 1994. He was an independent non-executive director of Media Asia Group Holdings Limited (delisted from GEM of the Stock Exchange on 21 March 2023) from 9 July 2020 to 20 April 2023.

Mr. Au graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) with a Higher Diploma in Accountancy. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Ku Moon Lun

Mr. Ku Moon Lun, aged 72, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in June 2006 and is currently a member of both the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Mr. Ku has over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.

Mr. Ku was an executive director of Davis Langdon & Seah International (“DLSI”), a property consultant firm, until the end of 2005 where he was responsible for formulating the policies and steering the direction of the DLSI group of companies. He was also the chairman of the board of directors of Davis Langdon & Seah Hong Kong Limited from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Ku was previously the chairman of Premas Hong Kong Limited, a facilities management company, from 2000 to 2002 and icFox International, an information technology company, from 2000 to 2003. He was an independent non-executive director of Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited in Singapore from 2006 to 2016, an independent non-executive director of Kerry Properties Limited (the issued shares of which are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange) from 2007 to 2020, a non-executive director of Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd. in Singapore from 2015 to June 2023 and a member of the Hospital Governing Committee of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong Hospital Authority from 2015 to March 2023.

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Lam Bing Kwan

Mr. Lam Bing Kwan, aged 73, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in July 2001 and is currently the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

Mr. Lam graduated from the University of Oregon in the United States of America with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in 1974. Having been actively involved in property development and investment in the People’s Republic of China since the mid-1980s, he has substantial experience in this industry. Mr. Lam has served on the boards of directors of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong for over 20 years and is currently an independent non-executive director of LSG and LSD. He was a non-executive director of Sino-i Technology Limited (delisted from the Main Board of the Stock Exchange on 31 October 2023) and Nan Hai Corporation Limited (delisted from the Main Board of the Stock Exchange on 16 November 2023).

Updated: 15/12/2023

Mr. Law Kin Ho

Mr. Law Kin Ho, aged 56, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in March 2009 and is currently the chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company.

Mr. Law is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom. He has extensive experience in the auditing and accounting fields in Hong Kong and is currently a practicing certified public accountant in Hong Kong. Prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Law worked with Yuanta Securities (Hong Kong) Company Limited, the Stock Exchange and Ernst & Young.

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Mak Wing Sum, Alvin

Mr. Mak Wing Sum, Alvin, aged 71, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in November 2012 and is currently a member of both the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company.

Mr. Mak is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited, Hong Kong Technology Venture Company Limited, Goldpac Group Limited and Crystal International Group Limited. The issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Mak was appointed an independent non-executive director of K Cash Corporation Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange with effect from 5 December 2023) on 31 October 2023. Mr. Mak is a member of Hong Kong Housing Society (“HKHS”) and a member of certain of its committees. He is also a member to the Supervisory Board of the HKHS.

After working in Citibank for over 26 years, Mr. Mak retired on 1 May 2012. He last served as the Head of Markets and Banking for Citibank Hong Kong, being the country business manager for corporate and investment banking business. In Citibank, he had held various senior positions including Head of Global Banking responsible for managing all the coverage bankers. Prior to that, he managed the Hong Kong’s corporate finance business, regional asset management business and was the Chief Financial Officer of North Asia. Before joining Citibank in 1985, Mr. Mak was an audit group manager at Coopers & Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers). He worked for Coopers & Lybrand for eight years, five of which was in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1976.

Updated: 15/12/2023

Mr. Shek Lai Him, Abraham

Mr. Shek Lai Him, Abraham, aged 78, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in December 2012 and is currently a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. He was appointed as Justice of the Peace in 1995 and awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in July 2013.

Mr. Shek acts as an independent non-executive director of a number of companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, including Paliburg Holdings Limited, Chuang’s Consortium International Limited, NWS Holdings Limited, Country Garden Holdings Company Limited, China Resources Cement Holdings Limited, Cosmopolitan International Holdings Limited, Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited acting as the manager of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust, Regal Portfolio Management Limited acting as the manager of Regal Real Estate Investment Trust, Everbright Grand China Assets Limited, CSI Properties Limited, Far East Consortium International Limited, Shin Hwa World Limited (formerly known as Landing International Development Limited), Hao Tian International Construction Investment Group Limited and Alliance International Education Leasing Holdings Limited (formerly known as International Alliance Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.).

Moreover, Mr. Shek is the honorary chairman and an independent non-executive director of Chuang’s China Investments Limited, and the vice chairman and an independent non-executive director of ITC Properties Group Limited. The issued shares of the all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He was the chairman and an executive director of Goldin Financial Holdings Limited (delisted from the Main Board of the Stock Exchange on 31 October 2023).

Mr. Shek is a Member of the Court and the Council of The University of Hong Kong, an Honorary Member of the Court of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Court Member of City University of Hong Kong. He was a member of the Legislative Council for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, representing the real estate and construction functional constituency from 2000 to 2021. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council in Hong Kong, a director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited, a non-executive director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, and a member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. He graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Diploma in Education.   Mr. Shek attained a Juris Doctor degree at The City University of Hong Kong in 2022.

Updated: 15/12/2023

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