Board of Directors

Executive Directors

Each of the current executive directors of the Company ("Executive Directors") named below (except Madam U Po Chu and Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew) holds directorships in a number or certain of the subsidiaries of the Company and all of them hold directorships in all or certain of the Company’s listed affiliates, namely Lai Sun Development Company Limited (“LSD”), eSun Holdings Limited (“eSun”), Lai Fung Holdings Limited (“Lai Fung”) and Media Asia Group Holdings Limited (“MAGHL”). The issued shares of LSD, eSun 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. Wisdoman Limited is the controlling shareholder of the Company, the Company is the ultimate holding company of LSD which in turn is the intermediate holding company of eSun, Lai Fung and MAGHL while MAGHL is the subsidiary of eSun.

Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (Chairman)

Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter, aged 64, is the Chairman of the Company and a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He has been an Executive Director since October 1987 and is a director of Wisdoman Limited (a controlling shareholder of the Company). Dr. Lam was appointed the chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company on 25 January 2022. Dr. Lam is also the chairman and an executive director of LSD and MAGHL as well as an executive director of Crocodile Garments Limited (“CGL”), a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Dr. Lam was an executive director of eSun from 15 October 1996 to 13 February 2014. Dr. Lam was the chairman and an executive director of Lai Fung from 25 November 1993 to 31 October 2012. Dr. Lam has extensive experience in the property development and investment business, hospitality as well as media and entertainment business. Dr. Lam was conferred an Honorary Doctorate by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in June 2011. Dr. Lam received the Gold Bauhinia Star awarded from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 1 July 2015.

Currently, Dr. Lam is the chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He is also a standing committee member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”). 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 director of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, a trustee of The Better Hong Kong Foundation, 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.

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 (an Executive Director of the Company) and the father of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director of the Company).

Updated: 14/02/2022

Mr. Chew Fook Aun (Deputy Chairman)

Mr. Chew Fook Aun, aged 60, was appointed the Deputy Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company on 5 June 2012. He is presently a member of the Executive Committee and Remuneration Committee, and has been appointed the alternate to Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter, the chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company. He is also the deputy chairman and an executive director of LSD, an executive director of eSun and 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 (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 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 as 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 Hau Yin, Lester (also alternate director to Madam U Po Chu)

Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester, aged 40, was appointed an Executive Director in May 2006 and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He is also the alternate director to Madam U Po Chu in her capacity as an Executive Director of the Company and Lai Fung and a non-executive director of each of LSD and eSun. Mr. Lam is an executive director of LSD and eSun as well as an executive director and the chief executive officer of Lai Fung. He is also a director of Wisdoman Limited (a controlling shareholder of the Company).

Mr. Lam holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from 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, an Executive Director and the controlling shareholder of the Company), a grandson of Madam U Po Chu (an Executive Director of the Company) and a nephew of Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew (an Executive Director of the Company).

Updated: 14/02/2022

Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew

Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew, aged 54, was appointed an Executive Director in March 2001 and is a member of the Executive Committee and a legal adviser of the Company. He is also an executive deputy chairman and an executive director of Lai Fung and an executive director of CGL (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 the 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 CPPCC 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 (the Chairman, an Executive Director and controlling shareholder of the Company) and an uncle of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (Executive Director of the Company).

Updated: 14/02/2022

Madam U Po Chu

Madam U Po Chu, aged 97, has been a Director since December 1990 and was a Non-executive Director until re-designated as an Executive Director of the Company with effect from 27 November 2012. She is also a non-executive director of LSD and eSun, as well as an executive director of Lai Fung. She is also a director of Wisdoman Limited (a controlling shareholder of the Company).

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, an Executive Director and the controlling shareholder of the Company), and the grandmother of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director of the Company).

Updated: 14/02/2022

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Chow Bing Chiu

Mr. Chow Bing Chiu, aged 70, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director in September 2004 and is a member of both the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Chow was appointed a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company on 25 January 2022. Mr. Chow is also an independent non-executive director of CGL. The issued shares of CGL are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.

Mr. Chow obtained his Bachelor of Law degree in 1980 and qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1983. He is the senior partner of B.C. Chow & Co., Solicitors, in Hong Kong and a China-appointed Attesting Officer.

Updated: 14/02/2022

Mr. Lam Bing Kwan

Mr. Lam Bing Kwan, aged 72, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director in February 2011 and is the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr. Lam was appointed a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company on 25 January 2022. Mr. Lam is also an independent non-executive director of LSD and Lai Fung and 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.

Mr. Lam graduated from the University of Oregon in the United States of America with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1974. He has substantial experience in property development and investment in China, having been actively involved in this industry since the mid-1980s. Mr. Lam has served on the boards of directors of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong for over 15 years.

Updated: 14/02/2022

Mr. Leung Shu Yin, William

Mr. Leung Shu Yin, William, aged 72, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director in July 2002 and is the chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Leung is also an independent non-executive director of LSD and Mainland Headwear Holdings Limited. He is also an independent non-executive director and deputy chairman of CGL. The issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.

Mr. Leung is a certified public accountant, a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and a fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Mr. Leung is a practising director of two certified public accountants’ firms in Hong Kong.

Updated: 14/02/2022

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