Board of Directors

Executive Directors

Each of the current executive directors of the Company (“Executive Directors”) named below 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 Garment (International) Limited (“LSG”), eSun Holdings Limited (“eSun”), Lai Fung Holdings Limited (“Lai Fung”) and Media Asia Group Holdings Limited (“MAGH”). The issued shares of LSG, eSun and Lai Fung are listed and traded on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Stock Exchange”) and MAGH’s issued shares are listed and traded on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange. LSG is the ultimate holding company of the Company which in turn is the controlling shareholder of eSun, while eSun is the ultimate holding company of Lai Fung and MAGH.

Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (Chairman)

Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter, Chairman, aged 59, has been an Executive Director since June 1977 and is presently a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He is also the deputy chairman and executive director of LSG and an executive director of Crocodile Garments Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange as well as the chairman and an executive director of MAGH. 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 and 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 award from the Government of the HKSAR on 1 July 2015.

Currently, Dr. Lam is the chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board and an ex officio member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He is also a member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the vice chairman of the Committee for Liaison with Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese. In addition, Dr. Lam is chairman of Hong Kong Chamber of Films Limited, honorary chairman 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 member of Friends of Hong Kong Association Limited, a director of Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce Limited and a non-official member of the Lantau Development Advisory Committee. On 24 July 2015, Dr. Lam was appointed a member of Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee for a term of two years from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2017. Dr. Lam was appointed an honorary chairman of Federation of HK Jiangsu Community Organisations on 20 May 2015 and the chairman of Hong Kong Cultural Development Research Institute Limited on May 2015. Dr. Lam was a non-official member of the Consultative Committee on Economic and Trade Co-operation between Hong Kong and the Mainland from 7 October 2013 to 6 October 2015.

Dr. Lam is the son of Madam U Po Chu (a Non-executive Director of the Company), the younger brother of Dr. Lam Kin Ming (a Non-executive Director of the Company) and the father of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director of the Company).

Updated: 19/10/2016

Mr. Chew Fook Aun (Deputy Chairman)

Mr. Chew Fook Aun, aged 54, was appointed the Deputy Chairman and an Executive Director on 5 June 2012 and is presently a member of the Executive Committee and Remuneration Committee. He was also appointed a deputy chairman and an executive director of LSG, an executive director of eSun and the chairman and an executive director of Lai Fung.

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 fellow member of both the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was also a council member of the HKICPA and its vice president in 2010. Mr. Chew is currently a member of the Operations Review Committee of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (“ICAC”) and a member of the Barristers Disciplinary Tribunal Panel, both being organisations established in Hong Kong. He was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission, the Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee of the ICAC, the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform of the Companies Registry and a council member of the Financial Reporting Council.

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, an executive director and the chief financial officer of The Link Management Limited acting as manager of The 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 Stock Exchange.

Updated: 19/10/2016

Mr. Lau Shu Yan, Julius (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Lau Shu Yan, Julius, Chief Executive Officer, aged 60, joined the Company as an Executive Director in July 1991 and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Mr. Lau was an executive director of Lai Fung from 22 April 2005 to 16 January 2015. Prior to joining the Lai Sun Group, he was a director of Jones Lang Wootton Limited and subsequently Jardine Fleming Broking Limited. Mr. Lau is a director and a member of the Executive Committee of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong. Mr. Lau was graduated with an honour degree of Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Hong Kong in 1980.

Updated: 19/10/2016

Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester

Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester, aged 35, was appointed an Executive Director and a member of the Executive Committee of the Company with effect from 1 November 2012. He is also an executive director of LSG and eSun as well as an executive director and the chief executive officer of Lai Fung. Further, Mr. Lam is an alternate director to Madam U Po Chu in her capacity as an executive director of LSG.

Mr. Lam holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Northeastern University, Boston, the United States of America and has completed the Kellogg – HKUST Executive MBA programme in July 2016. He joined the Company as a vice president in January 2004 and has acquired working experience since 1999 in various companies engaged in securities investment, hotel operations, environmental products, entertainment and property development and investment.

Mr. Lam is a son of Dr. Lam Kin Ngok, Peter (Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company), a nephew of Dr. Lam Kin Ming (a Non-executive Director of the Company) and a grandson of Madam U Po Chu (a Non-executive Director of the Company).

Updated: 19/10/2016

Non-executive Directors

Dr. Lam Kin Ming

Dr. Lam Kin Ming, aged 79, has been a Director of the Company since June 1959 and is presently a member of the Audit Committee. He is also the chairman and an executive director of LSG, the deputy chairman and an executive director of Lai Fung and the chairman, the chief executive officer and an executive director of Crocodile Garments Limited (“CGL”). The issued shares of LSG, Lai Fung and CGL are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. LSG is the ultimate holding company of the Company. Dr. Lam has extensive experience in property development and investment and has been involved in the management of garment business since 1958. He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the International American University in the United States of America in 2009 and was admitted as Honorary Doctorate of Management of the Lincoln University in the United States of America in February 2014.

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

Updated: 19/10/2016

Madam U Po Chu

Madam U Po Chu, aged 91, has been a Director of the Company since December 1993. She is also a non-executive director of eSun and an executive director of Lai Fung. Further, Madam U has been re-designated as an executive director of LSG with effect from 27 November 2012. The issued shares of LSG, eSun and Lai Fung are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. LSG is the ultimate holding company of the Company while the Company is the controlling shareholder of eSun which in turn is the ultimate holding company of Lai Fung.

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

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

Updated: 19/10/2016

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Lam Bing Kwan

Mr. Lam Bing Kwan, aged 66, was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director in July 2002 and is a member of both the Audit Committee and the Remuneration 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. He has substantial experience in the property development and investment in China, having been actively involved in this industry since the mid-1980’s. Mr. Lam has served on the boards of directors of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong for over 10 years and is currently a non-executive director of Sino-i Technology Limited and Nan Hai Corporation Limited and an independent non-executive director of LSG, Lai Fung and eForce Holdings Limited. The issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. LSG is the ultimate holding company of the Company.

Updated: 19/10/2016

Mr. Leung Shu Yin, William

Mr. Leung Shu Yin, William, aged 67, was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director in September 2004 and is the chairman of both the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee of the Company. 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. He is a practising director of two certified public accountants’ firms in Hong Kong and is also an independent non-executive director of LSG, CGL and Mainland Headwear Holdings Limited. The issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. LSG is the ultimate holding company of the Company.

Updated: 19/10/2016

Mr. Ip Shu Kwan, Stephen, GBS, JP

Mr. Ip Shu Kwan, Stephen, aged 65, was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in December 2009. Mr. Ip graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences in 1973. He joined the Hong Kong Government in November 1973 and was promoted to the rank of Director of Bureau in April 1997. He worked in the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) as a Principal Official from July 1997 to June 2007. Senior positions held by Mr. Ip in the past included Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner for Labour, Secretary for Economic Services and Secretary for Financial Services. Mr. Ip took up the position of Secretary for Economic Development and Labour on 1 July 2002. His portfolio in respect of economic development covered air and sea transport, logistics development, tourism, energy, postal services, meteorological services, competition and consumer protection. He was also responsible for labour policies including matters relating to employment services, labour relations and employees’ rights. Mr. Ip retired from the Government of the HKSAR in July 2007. Mr. Ip received the Gold Bauhinia Star award from the Government of the HKSAR in 2001 and is an unofficial Justice of the Peace.

Mr. Ip is currently an independent non-executive director of four other publicly-listed companies, namely Synergis Holdings Limited, China Resources Cement Holdings Limited, Kingboard Laminates Holdings Limited and Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited. The issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He was formerly an independent non-executive director of Goldpoly New Energy Holdings Limited (now known as United Photovoltaics Group Limited), Milan Station Holdings Limited, PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited, Viva China Holdings Limited and Yangtze China Investment Limited.

Updated: 19/10/2016

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