Board of Directors

Executive Directors

Each of the executive directors of the Company ("Executive Directors") named below holds directorship in a number of subsidiaries of the Company and all of them (except Mr. Yip Chai Tuck) hold directorship in all/certain of the Company’s listed affiliates, namely Lai Sun Garment (International) Limited ("LSG"), Lai Sun Development Company Limited ("LSD") and Lai Fung Holdings Limited ("Lai Fung"). The issued shares of LSG, LSD and Lai Fung 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 Lai Fung.

Mr. Yang Yiu Chong, Ronald Jeffrey (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Yang Yiu Chong, Ronald Jeffrey, aged 56, was appointed an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company as well as a member of each of the Executive Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company on 3 October 2023. He 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. He held senior management position in several listed companies and the issued shares of which are listed and traded on the Stock Exchange. Mr. Yang 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 the Chief Investment Officer in September 2020 and was appointed as an executive director of LSG since 2 June 2023. He has worked for Sing Tao News Corporation Limited  (“Sing Tao”, the issued shares of which are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange) for over 18 years where he held senior management positions as well as serving as an executive director. 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 Holdings Limited for over 10 years where he participated and successfully completed their initial public offering on the Stock Exchange. Mr. Yang also worked in the corporate banking and the corporate finance department of Citibank Hong Kong after obtaining the university degree.

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Cheung Sum, Sam

Mr. Cheung Sum, Sam, aged 59, was appointed an Executive Director and a member of each of the Executive Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company on 1 August 2023. Mr. Cheung was also appointed an executive director of each of LSG, LSD and Lai Fung on the same date. He joined the Company and each of LSG, LSD and Lai Fung as Group Chief Financial Officer on 13 July 2023.

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 (the issued shares of which are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange) from July 2013 to May 2019, an Executive Director from March 2011 to August 2012, and an executive director of each of LSD and Lai Fung from March 2011 to August 2012 and from June 2007 to October 2009.

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: 17/10/2023

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 on 1 November 2012 and is presently a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He is also an executive director of both LSG and LSD, as well as an executive director and the chief executive officer of Lai Fung. Further, Mr. Lam is also the alternate director to Madam U Po Chu (“Madam U”) in her capacity as an executive director of each of LSG and Lai Fung and a non-executive director of each of LSD and 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 currently a committee member of the general committee of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies.

Mr. Lam is a grandson of Madam U (a non-executive director of the Company) and 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)).

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Yip Chai Tuck

Mr. Yip Chai Tuck, aged 49, was appointed an Executive Director on 14 February 2014 and is presently a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He is currently a director of Media Asia Group Holdings Limited (has been privatised and become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company since 16 March 2023 and delisted on GEM of the Stock Exchange on 21 March 2023), and was appointed the chief executive officer on 1 February 2024.  Mr. Yip was the chief executive officer of LSG from 19 August 2013 to 31 January 2024. He has extensive experience in corporate advisory, business development and investment banking.

Mr. Yip is a member of the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal for a term of two years with effect from 1 April 2023. Prior to joining the Company, he was a managing director and head of mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) for China of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Yip had also worked for PCCW Limited, a Hong Kong listed company, as vice president of ventures and M&A, responsible for strategic investments and M&A transactions.

Mr. Yip graduated from Macquarie University, Australia with a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting) and obtained a Master Degree in Applied Finance and Investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australia, where he is also a Fellow member.

Updated: 01/02/2024

Non-executive Directors

Madam U Po Chu

Madam U Po Chu, aged 98, is a non-executive Director and was first appointed as Director in October 1996. She is also an executive director of both LSG and Lai Fung as well as a non-executive director of LSD.

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.

Madam U is the grandmother of Mr. Lam Hau Yin, Lester (an Executive Director) and 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)).

Updated: 17/10/2023

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Low Chee Keong (Chairman)

Mr. Low Chee Keong, aged 63, has been the Chairman of the board of Directors (“Board”) since June 2010 and is presently an independent non-executive Director (“INED”), a member of the Audit Committee and the chairman of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee (“Remuneration Committee”) of the Company. Mr. Low first joined the Board in August 1999 as an INED, was re-designated as a non-executive Director in June 2010, and was further re-designated as an INED on 1 September 2011. Serving as a member of the Remuneration Committee since October 2009, he was the chairman of the Remuneration Committee from October 2009 to late March 2011 and re-assumed the Remuneration Committee chairmanship on 1 September 2011.

Mr. Low graduated from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom in 1986. He has over 28 years’ experience in the property development and maintenance industry in Singapore.

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Lo Kwok Kwei, David

Mr. Lo Kwok Kwei, David, aged 63, joined the board of the Directors as a non-executive Director (“NED”) in March 2009 and has been re-designated from a NED to an independent non-executive Director with effect from 1 September 2011 and is presently a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.

Mr. Lo holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Jurisprudence from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia in 1984 and has been a member of The Law Society of Hong Kong since 1987. Mr. Lo has been practising as a solicitor in Hong Kong for over 34 years and is a partner of a law firm David Lo & Partners. In addition, he is currently an independent non-executive director of Man Yue Technology Holdings Limited and Futong Technology Development Holdings Limited (the issued shares of both companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange).

Updated: 17/10/2023

Dr. Ng Lai Man, Carmen

Dr. Ng Lai Man, Carmen, aged 59, was appointed an independent non-executive Director in March 2009 and is presently the chairwoman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. She has over 35 years of experience in professional accounting services and corporate finance in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, the United States, Canada and Europe.

Dr. Ng is a practising certified public accountant in Hong Kong and is currently a director of Cosmos CPA Limited in Hong Kong as well as the director and responsible officer of Redwood Asset Management Limited which is licensed with Securities and Futures Commission. She is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom, and an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Dr. Ng received her Doctor of Business Administration from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Degree of Juris Doctor from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Laws in Corporate and Financial Laws from The University of Hong Kong, Master of Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Master of Professional Accounting from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as well as Master of Science in Global Finance jointly offered by Leonard N. Stern School of Business of New York University and The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology.

In addition, Dr. Ng is currently an independent non-executive director of Lion Rock Group Limited (formerly known as 1010 Printing Group Limited), Global International Credit Group Limited and Moiselle International Limited (the issued shares of all the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange).

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Poon Kwok Hing, Albert

Mr. Poon Kwok Hing, Albert, aged 62, was appointed an independent non-executive Director on 1 August 2023. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Shaw Brothers Holdings Limited (the issued shares of which are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange). Mr. Poon was an independent non-executive director of each of Media Asia Group Holdings Limited (has been privatised and become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company since 16 March 2023 and delisted on GEM of the Stock Exchange on 21 March 2023) from April 2020 to April 2023, Greater Bay Area Dynamic Growth Holding Limited (the issued shares of which are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange) from March 2007 to October 2022 and Master Glory Group Limited (delisted on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange on 8 February 2021) from February 2007 to December 2020, respectively.

Mr. Poon graduated from the University of Bath, United Kingdom with a Master of Science degree in Business Administration. He is a member of each of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the CPA Australia.

Updated: 17/10/2023

Mr. Alfred Donald Yap

Mr. Alfred Donald Yap, J.P., aged 85, is an independent non-executive Director and a member of each of the Audit Committee,  Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He was first appointed to the board of Directors in December 1996.

Mr. Yap is presently a common consultant for both K. C. Ho & Fong and Yap & Lam, Solicitors. He was a former president of both The Law Society of Hong Kong and The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (LAWASIA). Mr. Yap was also a former Hong Kong Affairs Adviser appointed by the Chinese Government and has served on various public and community organisations. In addition, he is currently an independent non-executive director of Wong’s International Holdings Limited and was an independent non-executive director of Hung Hing Printing Group Limited from March 2005 to May 2023. The issued shares of the aforesaid companies are listed and traded on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.

Updated:  17/10/2023

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