Kwok Ying Lan, aged 51, was appointed as our executive Director on October 9, 2009, and was appointed as the Chairman of the Board, the chairman of the Sustainability Committee, a member of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee on June 24, 2022. Since joining the Group in April 1997, Ms. Kwok has held various positions including but not limited to chairman, director and general manager in most of the subsidiaries of the Group and is primarily responsible for the financial, capital and auditing work of the Company. Ms. Kwok has over 24 years of experience in property development and financial management. Ms. Kwok was an executive Director of the Xiamen Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment. She also serves as a member of the Standing Committee of the Xiamen Municipal Committee of the Chinese People ‘s Political Consultative Conference, a director of Fujian Overseas Women’s Friendship Association, the deputy chairman of the Hong-Kong Xiamen Friendship Union, and honorary advisor of the Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ & Exporters’ Association. She is the spouse of Mr. Lam Lung On, a non-executive Directors and a controlling shareholder of the Company, and the sister-in-law of Mr. Lin Conghui, an executive Director. Before she joined the Company, Ms. Kwok worked for China Construction Bank Xiamen Branch, a state-owned bank.
Lin Conghui, aged 51, was appointed as our executive Director on October 9, 2009. Since joining our Company in July 1998, Mr. Lin has held positions including but not limited to chairman and director in most of our subsidiaries and is primarily responsible for the daily operation management of purchasing management centre and Zhuhai subsidiary. Mr. Lin has over 21 years of experience in project management. He graduated from Tongji University with a diploma in Architecture Engineering in January 2006. Mr. Lin is the brother-in law of Mr. Lam Lung On and Ms. Kwok Ying Lan, our executive Directors. Mr. Lin has not held any directorship in any other public listed companies in the past three years.
Lam Lung On, aged 57, was appointed as the Chairman of our Board of Directors and our executive Director on October 9, 2009, and was re-designated to a non-executive Director and was appointed as a member of the Sustainability Committee on 24 June 2022. Since he founded the Group in December 1994, Mr. Lam has held various positions including but not limited to chairman, deputy chairman, director and general manager in most of subsidiaries of the Group and is primarily responsible for overseeing the development planning and strategic layout of the Company as well as the major decisions on the investment and human resources of the Company. He has over 28 years of experience in residential, commercial and hotel property development and investment. In 2006, Mr. Lam became an honorary citizen of Xiamen accredited by the mayor of Xiamen. Besides, he was appointed as a deputy of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China to the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and has served in various public service positions, including a member of the HKSAR Election Committee, Vice Chairman of the All-China General Chamber of Industry and Commerce (member of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce), a member of the Standing Committee of the All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, and a member of the Tianjin Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Mr. Lam also serves as the president of the Hong Kong Chinese Importers’ & Exporters’ Association, the investment consultant of Xiamen, the visiting professor of the University of Science and Technology of China and the executive director and visiting professor of Jimei University. Mr. Lam graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China with a Master’s degree in engineering in November 1996. Mr. Lam is the spouse of Ms. Kwok Ying Lan, an executive Director and a controlling shareholder of the Company, and the brother-in-law of Mr. Lin Conghui, an executive Director.
Xie Mei, aged 54, was appointed as a non-executive Director on September 24, 2018. She has extensive management experience. Ms. Xie joined OCT (Asia)（華僑城（亞洲））in 2004 and is currently the executive Director and chief executive officer of OCT (Asia). Ms. Xie is also the assistant to the president of Shenzhen Overseas Chinese Town Company Limited（深圳華僑城股份有限公司）(“OCT Ltd.”), the director and general manager of Overseas Chinese Town (HK) Company Limited（香港華僑城有限公司）, deputy general manager of Shenzhen OCT Capital Investment Management Co., Ltd. （深圳華僑城資本投資管理有限公司）. She is also the Director of several subsidiaries of OCT Ltd. such as OCT (Nanchang) Industrial Co., Ltd.（華僑城（南昌）實業發展有限公司）, OCT (Shanghai) Real Estate Co., Ltd.（華僑城（上海）置地有限公司）, Chengdu Tianfu OCT Industry Development Company Limited（成都天府華僑城實業發展有限公司）, Hefei OCT Industry Development Company Limited （合肥華僑城實業發展有限公司）and a non-executive Director of E-House (China) Enterprise Holdings Limited (a company listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) (Stock Code: 02048. HK). Ms. Xie joined OCT Group in 1994 and was the deputy director and director of the strategic development department of OCT Group. Ms. Xie graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of Xi’an Jiaotong University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Engineering in 1989. She also obtained a master’s degree in Economics from the Renmin University of China in 1999.
Lam Kwong Siu, aged 87, was appointed as an independent nonexecutive Director on October 9, 2009. He is also the chairman of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee, and a member of the audit committee of our Company. Mr. Lam has more than 50 years of capital operating experience and had held the following positions in the banking sector: the deputy chairman of Bank of China International Holdings Limited since 2001, a nonexecutive Director of Bank of China International Limited since 2002, an independent non-executive Director of China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd. (00688.HK) since 2003, an independent nonexecutive Director of Fujian Holdings Limited (00181.HK) since 2003, an independent non-executive Director of Xinyi Glass (00868.HK) since 2004 and an independent non-executive Director of Far East Consortium International Limited (00035.HK) since 2011. Mr. Lam also holds many social positions, once the delegate of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the PRC to the 10th National People’s Congress, and currently serves as the honorary chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations, life honorary chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, adviser of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association and the honorary president of the Chinese Bankers Club of Hong Kong.
Wee Henny Soon Chiang (also known as Wee Toon Kian), aged 75, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on October 9, 2009. He is also the chairman of the audit committee, and a member of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee of our Company. He has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting practice. Mr. Wee was an independent nonexecutive Director of The Quaypoint Corporation Limited (now known as China Uptown Group Company Limited), a Cayman Islands incorporated company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock code: 02330.HK), from September 2001 to November 2006. He is the founder of Henny Wee & Co., a firm of Certified Public Accountants (Practising) registered at Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in February 1988. Mr. Wee has been the partner of Henny Wee & Co. since 1988 and following a merger with another local firm of certified public accountants on April 1, 2016, he has been the managing partner of the merged SWC & Partners. He was also a partner of Glass Radcliffe Chan & Wee as a partner. Mr. Wee obtained a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, in March 1971. He became an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia) in July 1975, and a Certified Public Accountant (Practicing) of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, now known as the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant since 1988.
Yu Shangyou, aged 63, has over 32 years of experience in wealth and financial management. From April 1988 to June 1993, Mr. Yu was a project manager for overseas investment at the Asia-America & Pacific investment management department of China Heilongjiang International Economic and Technical Cooperation Corporation*（中國黑龍江國際經濟技術合作公司）, a company primarily engaged in local and foreign construction projects of economic and technical cooperation. From 1993 to October 2020, he successively held various directorship and senior management positions in China Overseas Group including being (1) a director of China Overseas Holdings Limited*（中國海外集團有限公司）, (2) a vice chairman and general manager of China Overseas Finance Investment Company Limited*（中國海外金融投資有限公司）, (3) directors of several subsidiaries of China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd.*（中國海外發展有限公司）, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 0688), and (4) an executive director of China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Limited*（中國海外宏洋集團有限公司）, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 0081). From May 2014 to November 2020, Mr. Yu was a director of CSCEC Capital (Hong Kong) Limited*（中建資本（香港）有限公司）, a subsidiary of China State Construction Capital (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.*（中國建築股份有限公司）which is a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601668), during such period, he was responsible for the business management of the company. From 2009 to 2013 and from 2016 to 2021, Mr. Yu acted as a director of Anhui Guoyuan Trust Co. Ltd.*（安徽國元信託有限責任公司）, a company primarily engaged in trust and fund management. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Yu also acted as a director of China Overseas Insurance Limited（中國海外保險有限公司）. Mr. Yu has been recognized as a senior economist by China State Construction Company*（中國建築工程總公司）in the PRC since May 1996.
Chiu Yu Kang, aged 42, is the senior vice president of the Company, the Chief Financial Officer and the Company Secretary. Mr. Chiu holds a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Economics from the University of Hong Kong. From October 2008 to March 2015, Mr. Chiu served as the vice president of the Company, the Chief Financial Officer and the Company Secretary, who was responsible for project acquisitions, strategic planning, corporate finance activities, investor relations and oversight of financial reporting procedures, company secretary matters, internal controls and compliance with the requirements under the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Prior to re-joining the Company in July 2019, Mr. Chiu served as the chief financial officer, and company secretary of certain other companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Chiu has also worked in an international firm of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Chiu has over 16 years of experience in auditing, accounting and financial management. Mr. Chiu is a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.