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.

Mr. Chew Fook Aun (Chairman)

Mr. Chew Fook Aun, aged 60, has been the Chairman of the Board since 1 November 2012. He was appointed an Executive Director of the Company on 5 June 2012 and is currently a member of both the Executive Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Chew was appointed the chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company on 21 January 2022. He is also the deputy chairman and an executive director of LSG and LSD, as well as an executive director of eSun.

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 (now known as Link Asset Management Limited), acting as manager of The Link Real Estate Investment Trust (now 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 (“UK”) and Hong Kong. He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science of the University of London in the UK with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree. Mr. Chew is a certified public accountant, a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”) and The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD).

Mr. Chew was a council member of the HKICPA from 2003 to 2010 and its vice president in 2010. He was appointed a Council member of the Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) in 2009 until 30 November 2015, a member of the Independent Audit Oversight Reform Committee for the FRC from 11 December 2015 to 30 September 2019 and a member of the Investigation and Compliance Committee of the FRC from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2021. Mr. Chew was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission from 1 June 2007 to 31 May 2013, the Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”) from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2008, the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee of the ICAC from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2014 and the Operations Review Committee of the ICAC from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2020. He was also appointed a member of the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform of the Companies Registry from 1 February 2009 to 31 January 2015.

Mr. Chew is presently a member of the Hong Kong Judiciary Barristers Disciplinary Tribunal Panel since 2015. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Sports Institute Limited (HKSI) from 1 April 2017 and was appointed its Vice Chairman from 1 April 2021. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Asian Youth Orchestra since 2018. Mr. Chew was appointed a member of the Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for a term of three years with effect from 1 April 2022.

Updated: 01/04/2022

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

Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew, aged 54, 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 Non-official Justice of the Peace in July 2021. He serves as an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Estonia in Hong Kong, 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 an Honorary Judge of Racing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club and is a council member of the Better Hong Kong Foundation. He was a former member of the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund Board and a former member of the Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals.

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

Updated: 25/01/2022

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

Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester, aged 40, 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 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 (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), a nephew of Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew (Executive Deputy Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company) and a grandson of Madam U Po Chu (Executive Director of the Company).

Updated: 25/01/2022

Mr. Cheng Shin How

Mr. Cheng Shin How, aged 55, was appointed an Executive Director of the Company in June 2007 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Company.

Mr. Cheng has been appointed as 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 with effect from 1 April 2022. 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: 01/04/2022

Mr. Lee Tze Yan, Ernest

Mr. Lee Tze Yan, Ernest, aged 57, was appointed an Executive Director of the Company in January 2015 and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He was appointed an executive director of LSD on 25 January 2022.

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: 25/01/2022

Madam U Po Chu

Madam U Po Chu, aged 97, 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 (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), and the grandmother of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company).

Updated: 25/01/2022

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Ku Moon Lun

Mr. Ku Moon Lun, aged 71, 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 currently a non-executive director of Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd. in Singapore. Mr. Ku is a member of the Hospital Governing Committee of Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong Hospital Authority. He is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.

Mr. Ku was an executive director of Davis Langdon & Seah International (“DLSI”), a property consultancy 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 and 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.

Updated: 25/01/2022

Mr. Lam Bing Kwan

Mr. Lam Bing Kwan, aged 72, 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 PRC since the mid-1980s, he has substantial experience in this industry. Mr. Lam has served on the boards of directors of several listed companies in Hong Kong for over 15 years and is currently an independent non-executive director of LSG and LSD as well as a non-executive director of Sino-i Technology Limited and Nan Hai Corporation Limited. The issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.

Updated: 25/01/2022

Mr. Law Kin Ho

Mr. Law Kin Ho, aged 54, 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 practising 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.

Mr. Law was an independent non-executive director of Creative China Holdings Limited and Sunlight (1977) Holdings Limited. The issued shares of the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on GEM of the Stock Exchange.

Updated: 25/01/2022

Mr. Mak Wing Sum, Alvin

Mr. Mak Wing Sum, Alvin, aged 69, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in November 2012 and is currently a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr. Mak was appointed a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company on 21 January 2022.

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 is a member of Hong Kong Housing Society (“HKHS”) and a member of certain of its committees. He is also a member of 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 were in Toronto, Canada. He was an independent non-executive director of I.T Limited (the issued shares of which are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange). He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1976.

Updated: 25/01/2022

Mr. Shek Lai Him, Abraham

Mr. Shek Lai Him, Abraham, aged 76, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in December 2012. He was appointed a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company on 21 January 2022. Mr. Shek was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1995 and awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in July 2013. 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 1 October 2000 to 31 December 2021.

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, Lifestyle International 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, Landing International Development Limited, Hao Tian International Construction Investment Group Limited and 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, the vice chairman and an independent non-executive director of ITC Properties Group Limited, as well as an executive director of Goldin Financial Holdings Limited. The issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.

Mr. Shek is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, a Member of the Court and the Council of The University of Hong Kong and an Honorary Member of the Court of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was the Vice-Chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council in Hong Kong, a director of The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and a non-executive director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority. He graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Diploma in Education.

Updated: 25/01/2022

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