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”) and Lai Fung Holdings Limited (“Lai Fung”). 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”). 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 and Lai Fung.

Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (Chairman)

Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter, aged 66, is the Chairman of the Company, a member of the Executive Committee of the Company and the chairman of the Nomination 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 is also the chairman and an executive director of LSD and Lai Fung. Dr. Lam was an executive director of eSun from 15 October 1996 to 13 February 2014. Dr. Lam was an executive director of Lai Fung from 28 November 1997 to 31 October 2012. He was also the chairman and an executive director of Media Asia Group Holdings Limited which were delisted from GEM of the Stock Exchange on 21 March 2023 and has accordingly become a wholly-owned subsidiary of eSun. 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 (an Executive Director of the Company) and the father of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director of the Company).

Updated: 15/12/2023

Mr. Yang Yiu Chong, Ronald Jeffrey

Mr. Yang Yiu Chong, Ronald Jeffrey, aged 56, was appointed an Executive Director of the Company on 2 June 2023. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Remuneration Committee, and an alternate to Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter, the chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Yang has over 30 years of experience in finance and investment arena in Greater China and North America. Mr. Yang has a double bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance from Boston University, the United States of America. Mr. Yang held senior management position in several listed companies and the issued shares of which are listed and traded on the Stock Exchange. He was also a Responsible Officer and has participated in numerous corporate finance activities for many listed companies in Hong Kong, as well as worked in a leading international bank.

Mr. Yang joined LSD as Chief Investment Officer in September 2020 and was appointed as an executive director and the chief executive officer of eSun on 3 October 2023. He worked for Sing Tao News Corporation Limited (“Sing Tao”) for over 18 years where he held senior management positions as well as serving as an executive director. The issued shares of LSD, eSun and Sing Tao are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Yang worked as senior vice president of corporate finance of Global China Technology Group Limited, and completed the acquisition of and the merger with Sing Tao. He worked for Leefung-Asco Printers Holding limited for over 10 years where he participated and successfully completed their initial public offering on the Stock Exchange. He also worked in the corporate banking and the corporate finance department of Citibank Hong Kong after obtaining the university degree.

Updated: 20/10/2023

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 LSD, eSun and Lai Fung.

Mr. Cheung was the chief financial officer of FTLife Insurance Company Limited (“FTLife”, 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 LSD and Lai Fung from June 2007 to October 2009 and from March 2011 to August 2012. Save for FTLife, the issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Stock Exchange.

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: 20/10/2023

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

Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester, aged 42, 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 each of the Company and Lai Fung and a non-executive director of each of LSD and eSun. Mr. Lam is an executive director of each 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 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, 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: 20/10/2023

Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew

Mr. Lam Kin Hong, Matthew, aged 55, was appointed an Executive Director in March 2001 and is a member of the Executive Committee and a legal adviser of the Company. Mr. Lam is an executive deputy chairman and an executive director of Lai Fung and an executive director of 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 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 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, an Executive Director and the controlling shareholder of the Company) and an uncle of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director of the Company).

Updated: 20/10/2023

Madam U Po Chu

Madam U Po Chu, aged 98, 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 and 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: 20/10/2023

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Chow Bing Chiu

Mr. Chow Bing Chiu, aged 72, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director in September 2004 and is a member of the Nomination Committee, the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Chow is also a non-executive director of Crocodile Garments Limited (“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: 20/10/2023

Mr. Lam Bing Kwan

Mr. Lam Bing Kwan, aged 73, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director in February 2011 and is the chairman of the Remuneration Committee, a member of the Nomination Committee and the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr. Lam is also an independent non-executive director of LSD and Lai Fung. 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).

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 20 years.

Updated: 15/12/2023

Mr. Leung Shu Yin, William

Mr. Leung Shu Yin, William, aged 74, 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. He is also an independent non-executive director and deputy chairman of Crocodile Garments Limited. He has resigned as an independent non-executive director of Mainland Headwear Holdings Limited on 31 August 2023. 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: 20/10/2023

Mr. Ng Chi Ho, Dennis

Mr. Ng Chi Ho, Dennis, aged 65, was appointed an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company on 1 August 2023. 

Mr. Ng is currently an independent non-executive director of China City Infrastructure Group Limited. Mr. Ng was an independent non-executive director of Legendary Group Limited from June 2019 to November 2022 and the company secretary of Yunhong Guixin Group Holdings Limited from December 2016 to February 2023. The issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board/GEM of the Stock Exchange. 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 October 2011 to April 2023 and was also an independent non-executive director of Kirin Group Holdings Limited (delisted from GEM of the Stock Exchange on 28 April 2023) from April 2015 to December 2021.

Mr. Ng holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from The University of New South Wales, Australia and is a chartered accountant of The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a practising certified public accountant and has extensive experience in auditing, accounting, financial management and corporate affairs.

Updated: 22/12/2023

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