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Board of Directors

Mr. Ng Wing Fai

Executive Director

Mr. Ng Wing Fai (“Mr. Ng”), was appointed as an executive Director on 15 September 2015. Mr. Ng is the Group President of the Company and the director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Ng is the Managing Partner and Founding Partner of Primus Pacific Partners, an Asian private equity fund with a focus on financial services. At Primus Pacific Partners, Mr. Ng oversees substantial investments in New China Life Insurance Co., Ltd., the fourth largest life insurance company in China, EON Bank, the seventh largest bank in Malaysia, and a number of significant assets around the world. Mr. Ng was previously the Managing Director of Fubon Financial Holding Co., Ltd. (“Fubon Financial”), the largest financial conglomerate in Taiwan and was in charge of Fubon Financial's overall strategy, capital markets, merger and acquisition activities and major change programs. During his tenure at Fubon Financial, Mr. Ng led the winning bids to acquire Taipei Bank in Taiwan and International Bank of Asia in Hong Kong. Prior to his position at Fubon Financial, Mr. Ng served as the Managing Director and Head of the Asia-Pacific Financial Institutions Group at Salomon Smith Barney. Among his many transactions in the region, he represented and advised Fubon Financial in its strategic alliance with Citigroup in 2000.


Mr. Yap E Hock

Executive Director

Mr. Yap E Hock (“Mr. Yap”), was appointed as an executive Director on 9 December 2017. Mr. Yap is responsible for exploring business development opportunities and implementation of operational strategies of the Group. Mr. Yap is a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Yap started his career with the London office of KPMG as an auditor specializing in insolvency from August 1978 to May 1983. From May 1983 to January 1987, he worked at Chase Manhattan Bank as an investment banker and in various investment banks in the region. He later took up management roles in several financial services companies in the Asia Pacific Region. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and as the Group Managing Director of Prime Credit Limited during the period from August 1999 to December 2007. He had also served as an independent non-executive director of SRE Group Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 1207), a company listed on the Stock Exchange, from September 2004 to May 2012.

 

Mr. Yap is currently an independent non-executive director and also the chairman of the nomination committee and a member of each of the audit committee and the remuneration committee of China New Town Development Company Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 1278), a company listed on the Stock Exchange.


Mr. Shin Kin Man

Executive Director

Mr. Shin Kin Man (“Mr. Shin”), was appointed as an executive Director on 15 January 2018. Mr. Shin is the Chief Executive Officer of Convoy Financial Services Limited, a subsidiary of the Company, and is responsible for managing the consultancy team and refining business development system for the Group. He is also the director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. Upon graduation from University in 1998, Mr. Shin joined Convoy Financial Services Limited as a Financial Consultant . He was promoted to Deputy Director in 2005. He has many years of experience in business development and team management. He once held the position of President of Lions Clubs of Happy Valley International District 303 – Hong Kong and Macau and he is now a core member of various social service organizations.


Mr. Lee Jin Yi

 

Executive Director
 

Mr. Lee Jin Yi (“Mr. Lee”), was appointed as an executive Director on 19 November 2020. Mr. Lee has extensive experience in the banking industry and held various senior management positions with major financial institutions over the past 20 years. Mr. Lee was the deputy chairman of Lansen Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited (“Lansen”), the chief executive officer of Cathay International Holdings Limited (“CIH”), a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, and a director of Xiamen City Commercial Bank. Mr. Lee was the managing director and chief executive officer of Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) Limited for five and a half years and a director of Fubon Financial Holding Company Limited. Prior to that, Mr. Lee was the managing director and China senior country officer of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and chairman of the Hong Kong Management Committee of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Mr. Lee obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University in 1984.

Mr. Lee was an independent director of Taichung Commercial Bank Company Limited, a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE Stock Code: 2812) from June 2011 to June 2020. He was a non-executive director of Lansen (HKSE Stock Code: 503) from April 2010 to October 2019, and; an executive director of CIH (LSE Stock Code: CTI) from January 2010 to October 2019.


Ms. Wong Suet Fai

Executive Director
 

Ms. Wong Suet Fai (“Ms. Wong”), was appointed as an executive Director on 1 January 2021.Ms. Wong has over the past 20 years of related experience encompassing organizational and talent development, compensations and benefits management, staff training and engagement, organizational efficiency. Ms. Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons.) in Human Resources Management from Hong Kong Baptist University in 1995. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Leicester in 2003 and completed the Advanced Management Program offered by Harvard Business School in 2018. Ms. Wong joined the Company in February 2012. She is currently the Group Chief People and Culture Officer and Acting Chief of OnePlatform of the Company. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of human resources, marketing and branding, talent engagement and development, organizational efficiency and leading the OnePlatform business.
Before joining the Company, Ms. Wong held different positions in AXA, Sun Life Financial, Hutchison Ports, CSL Telecommunications and Wyeth.


Mr. Chung Kwok Wai, Kelvin

 

Executive Director
 

Mr. Chung Kwok Wai, Kelvin (“Mr. Chung”), was appointed as an executive Director on 1 January 2021. Mr. Chung has over 25 years of experiences in banks and financial institutions. His expertise is formulating strategic business blueprint, designing distribution strategies for financial products, regulating operations, and maintaining efficiency in corporate governance. Mr. Chung holds a Master of Business Administration in Technology Management, which he obtained from Deakin University in 2001. Mr. Chung joined the Company in May 2019 as the Head of Distribution Management and he is currently the Managing Director of Perform Financial Planning Services Limited since January 2020 and the Chief Business Officer of OnePlatform Wealth Management Limited since November 2020. Before joining the Group, Mr. Chung held different senior positions in Prudential Hong Kong Limited, Western Union Business Solutions, DBS Bank, Bank of China and HSBC.


Mr. Johnny Chen

Non-Executive Director (Chairman)

Mr. Johnny Chen (“Mr. Chen”), was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 21 December 2017 and re-designed as a non-executive Director with effect from 1 January 2021. Mr. Chen is the director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Chen is the Senior Advisor of LionRock Capital Limited and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Department of Finance, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Mr. Chen joined the management of Zurich Insurance Group (“Zurich”) in 2005. He worked in Zurich from March 2005 to February 2015 in multiple senior managerial roles in the Asia-Pacific region. His last position in Zurich was the chairman of Life and General Insurance, China. Prior to joining Zurich, Mr. Chen was an executive member of the Greater-China Management Board and the Operating Committee of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), as well as a managing partner of PwC’s Beijing office. Mr. Chen is currently an independent non-executive director of each of Uni-President China Holdings Ltd. (HKSE Stock Code: 220), where Mr. Chen also serves as a member of each of the audit committee, the nomination committee and the investment, strategy and development committee; Stella International Holdings Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 1836), where Mr. Chen also serves as the chairman of the nomination committee and a member of each of the audit committee and the remuneration committee; Alibaba Pictures Group Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 1060), where Mr. Chen also serves as the chairman of the audit committee and a member of the nomination committee; and China Travel International Investment Hong Kong Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 308), where Mr. Chen also serves as a member of each of the audit committee, the remuneration committee and the nomination committee. From July 2005 to January 2014, Mr. Chen was a non-executive director of New China Life Insurance Company Ltd. (HKSE Stock Code: 1336). He was also an independent non-executive director of China Minsheng Financial Holding Corporation Limited (formerly known as “China Seven Star Holdings Limited”) (HKSE Stock Code: 245) from December 2015 to November 2018; Viva China Holdings Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 8032) from June 2010 to February 2019; and China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. (HKSE Stock Code: 3818) from July 2017 to March 2019. All of the above companies are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”).


 


Mr. Chen Shih-Pin

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Chen Shih-pin (“Mr. Chen”), was appointed as a non-executive Director on 29 December 2017. Mr. Chen is a member of the Actuarial Institute of Chinese Taipei. Since February 1995, Mr. Chen has been working at Fubon Life Insurance Co., Ltd. Over the years, he has worked as Assistant Vice President since 1995 until 1997, as Vice President since 1997 until 2001, as Executive Vice President since 2001 until 2004, as Senior Advisor since 2004 until 2005, as Director since 2005 until 2008, as Executive Vice President since 2008 until 2010, as Advisor since 2010 until 2011, and as Supervisor from 2013 until now. Prior to his employment with Fubon Life Insurance Co., Ltd., Mr. Chen worked at Chung Hsing Life Insurance Co., Ltd. as a Resident Supervisor from March 1993 to February 1995 and Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd. as a Manager from October 1977 to March 1993.


Mr. Pun Tit Shan

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Pun Tit Shan (“Mr. Pun”), was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 9 May 2016. Mr. Pun is currently the Head of Investment and responsible officer of TC Concord Securities Limited and TC Concord Asset Management Limited and is a licensed person to carry out Type 1 (dealing in securities), Type 2 (dealing in futures contracts), Type 4 (advising on securities) and Type 9 (asset management) regulated activities under the Securities and Futures Ordinance. From October 2015 to July 2016, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Astrum Capital Management Limited. From August 2016 to January 2018, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Wealth Securities Limited.

 

Mr. Pun is the Vice-Chairman of the Institute of Financial Analyst and Professional Commentator and a member of the Honorary Consultant of Hong Kong Ningxia Youth Association(香港寧夏青年會)since 2015. Mr. Pun was previously a panel member of the Derivatives Market Consultative Panel (2000-2003) and a committee member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute Professional Education Committee (2002-2004). He was a former member of the Lions Club of Hong Kong Shouson Hill.

 

Mr. Pun is currently an independent non-executive director of CPMC Holdings Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 906) and was an independent non-executive director of China New Economy Fund Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 80) from April 2016 to June 2019, both of which are listed on the Stock Exchange.


Mrs. Fu Kwong Wing Ting, Francine

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Fu Kwong Wing Ting, Francine (“Mrs. Fu”), who was an independent non-executive Director from 16 March 2010 to 26 May 2014, was re-appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 8 December 2017. Mrs. Fu has been holding the CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation since October 2001. Mrs. Fu is the Managing Principal and owner of a business consulting firm, Coram Advisory Services (HK) Limited, set up in 2008 to provide advisory service to business based in Hong Kong. Before setting up her own practice, she was the Chief Marketing Officer of AXA China Region Insurance Company Limited, one of the top three long term insurers in Hong Kong, from January 2006 to June 2008. She has been in the financial services industry with various leading financial services companies for over 22 years. She has also previously been a board member of United World Colleges Hong Kong Committee Limited from 2008 to May 2018.

 

Mrs. Fu was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on 16 March 2010, and as the chairman of each of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee of the Company, and a member of each of the audit committee and the corporate governance committee of the Company. At the annual general meeting (the “2014 AGM”) of the Company held on 6 May 2014, Mrs. Fu did not offer herself for re-election due to her personal commitments on her other business and accordingly retired as an independent non-executive Director upon the conclusion of the 2014 AGM.


Mr. Pak Wai Keung, Martin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Pak Wai Keung, Martin (“Mr. Pak”), was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 8 December 2017. Mr. Pak had held positions of chief financial officer and company secretary at various listed companies in Hong Kong, and has accumulated over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and corporate governance affairs. Mr. Pak is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in the United Kingdom and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

 

Mr. Pak has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Nan Nan Resources Enterprise Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 1229), Dragon Mining Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 1712), Viva China Holdings Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 8032) and China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 1886) since September 2017, November 2018, February 2019 and June 2019, respectively. He was an independent non-executive director of Ta Yang Group Holdings Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 1991) from April 2016 to October 2018. All of the above companies are listed on the Stock Exchange. He was also an independent non-executive director of Trony Solar Holdings Company Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 2468) from January 2017 until the listing of its shares on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange was cancelled on 23 August 2018.


Mr. Yan Tat Wah

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Yan Tat Wah (“Mr. Yan”), was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 8 December 2017. Mr. Yan is a fellow and practising member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a fellow member of the Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors, and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Yan is also a fellow member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and Certified Tax Adviser in Hong Kong. Mr. Yan started his career with KPMG as an auditor, and he is now a Senior Partner and founder of the accounting firm LKY China, Certified Public Accountants (Practising). Mr. Yan was an independent non-executive director of Tidetime Sun (Group) Limited (now known as “Up Energy Development Group Limited”) (HKSE Stock Code: 307), a company listed on the Stock Exchange, for over 10 years until September 2009, and also served as the chairman of its audit committee and a member of its remuneration committee.


Mr. Lam Kwok Cheong

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Lam Kwok Cheong (“Mr. Lam”), was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 19 November 2020.  Mr. Lam has over 38 years of experience as a practicing solicitor. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Hong Kong in November 1976. Mr. Lam is a Justice of the Peace, a holder of Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) and a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong. Mr. Lam is currently a member of the Buildings Ordinance Appeal Tribunal Panel, an Ex-Officio Member of Heung Yee Kuk New Territories, a Civil Celebrant of Marriages, a China appointed Attesting Officer. Mr. Lam is currently an independent non-executive director of Sparkle Roll Group Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 970) and Wah Sun Handbags International Holdings Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 2683). He was previously an independent non-executive director of China Brilliant Global Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 8026) from June 2015 to February 2018.


Ms. Carrie Bernadette Ho

 

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Carrie Bernadette Ho (“Ms. Ho”) , was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 1 January 2021. Ms. Ho has extensive experience in the accounting and corporate finance fields. She graduated from Monash University, Australia with a bachelor of economics. She is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the CPA Australia.
Ms. Ho held different positions at accountant firms, and private and listed public companies. Among others, she worked as adviser to chairman of Hudson Holdings Limited since 1997 until 2000, chief financial officer and company secretary of Zhong Hua International Holdings Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 1064) since 2000 until 2002, and general manager of FTMS Training Systems (Hong Kong) Limited since 2006 until 2007.


Mr. Wong Lee Man (duties suspended since 8 December 2017)*

Mr. Wong Lee Man (“Mr. Wong”), was appointed as an executive Director on 12 March 2010. Mr. Wong joined the Group in November 1998.

Ms. Chan Lai Yee (duties suspended since 8 December 2017)*

Ms. Chan Lai Yee (“Ms. Chan”), was appointed as an executive Director on 15 February 2017.

* The duties as directors of Mr. Wong and Ms. Chan have been suspended since 8 December 2017 following their arrests by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

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