Lam Lung On, aged 55, was appointed as the Chairman of our Board of Directors and our executive Director on October 9, 2009, and he is also a member of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee of our Company. Since he founded our 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 our subsidiaries 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 26 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, Director of the External Liaison Committee of the Central Committee of the China Democratic National Construction Association 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 Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations, the Executive Deputy Chairman of the board of directors of the Hong Kong Volunteers Federation, the Honorary President of the Hong Kong Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations, 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, our executive Director, the father of Ms. Lam Yu Fong, our executive Director, and the brother-in-law of Mr. Lin Conghui, our executive Director. Mr. Lam has not held any directorship in any other public listed companies in the past three years. Mr. Lam worked for Xiamen Land Development Company, a state-owned enterprise, before he founded our Group.
Kwok Ying Lan, aged 49, was appointed as our executive Director on October 9, 2009 and also the Vice Chairman of our Board of Directors. Since joining our Company in April 1997, Ms. Kwok has held various positions including but not limited to chairman, director and general manager in most of our subsidiaries and is primarily responsible for the financial, capital and auditing work of the Company. Ms. Kwok has over 22 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, our executive Director, the mother of Ms. Lam Yu Fong, our executive Director, and the sister-in-law of Mr. Lin Conghui, our executive Director. Ms. Kwok has not held any directorship in any other public listed companies in the past three years. Ms. Kwok worked for China Construction Bank Xiamen Branch, a state-owned bank, before she joined our Company.
Lin Conghui, aged 49, 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 and the uncle of Ms. Lam Yu Fong, our executive Director. Mr. Lin has not held any directorship in any other public listed companies in the past three years.
Ms. Lam Ms. Lam, aged 24, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Lam worked as an analyst in BOCI Securities Limited from August 2017 to October 2018 and focused on the real estate industry. Ms. Lam is the daughter of Mr. Lam Lung On and Ms. Kwok Ying Lan (the executive Directors and the controlling shareholders of the Company) and the niece of Mr. Lin Conghui (an executive Director).
Xie Mei, aged 52, 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 85, 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 73, 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.
Dr. Zhai Pu, aged 45, was appointed as an independent nonexecutive Director on December 28, 2016. He is also a member of the audit committee of our Company. Dr. Zhai obtained a Ph.D from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom in 2000 and a bachelor’s degree in Material Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1996. He has worked as the president of Ascendent Capital Partners (Asia) Limited since October 2018, which is a company focusing on private equity investment in Chinese market and manages assets mainly from global well-known institutional investors, including sovereign wealth fund, endowment fund of universities, retirement fund, foundation and so on. He has been the Chief Executive Officer of China Alpha Fund Management (HK) Limited since July 2015. He worked in the field of investment banking as Managing Director of J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited from September 2009 to March 2015, and as Managing Director of Macquarie (Hong Kong) Limited from May 2007 to August 2009. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate management and investment banking.
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.