Our Board currently consists of 10 Directors, comprising 3 Executive Directors, 1 Non-executive Director and 6 Independent Non-executive Directors.
Mr. Vincent H. S. LO, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairman
Mr. SUNG He Hau, Douglas, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Stephanie B. Y. LO
Mr. Frankie Y. L. WONG
Independent Non-Executive Directors
Sir John R. H. BOND
Dr. William K. L. FUNG
Professor Gary C. BIDDLE
Dr. Roger L. McCARTHY
Mr. David J. SHAW
Mr. Anthony J. L. NIGHTINGALE
Ms. Jessica Y. WANG
Mr. TANG Ka Wah
Mr. Allan B. ZHANG
Ms. Rachel Y. Q. LEI
Mr. UY Kim Lun
Mr. Timmy T. M. LEUNG
Mr. Alfred S. S. LAI
Mr. Albert K. B. CHAN
Mr. Charles K. M. LEE
Mr. David P. K. WONG
Mr. Alex L. H. WANG
Mr. Dave Q. S. CHEN
Ms. Carrie M. J. LIU
Mr. Vincent H. S. LO, aged 70, is the founder and Chairman of the Shui On Group which was established in 1971. The Group is principally engaged in property development, premium commercial properties' investment and management, construction businesses with interests in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland. The Group's corporate culture and long term objectives are based on its commitment to quality, innovation and excellence.
Mr. Lo also leads the key positions in the following subsidiaries of the Group:
Mr. Lo was awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal (GBM) in 2017, the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) in 1998 and appointed Justice of the Peace in 1999 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). He was named Businessman of the Year at the Hong Kong Business Awards in 2001, and won the Director of the Year Award from The Hong Kong Institute of Directors in 2002 and Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2005. Mr. Lo was honoured with the "Ernst & Young China Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009" and also, as "Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009" in the China real estate sector. Mr. Lo was made an Honorary Citizen of Shanghai in 1999 and Foshan in 2011. In 2012, the 4th World Chinese Economic Forum honoured Mr. Lo with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Property Sector.
In addition to his business capacity, Mr. Lo has been active in community services. He participated in the preparatory works of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He currently serves as Chairman of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Member of the Board of Directors of Boao Forum for Asia, President of Council for the Promotion & Development of Yangtze, Honorary Life President of Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong, among his other positions.
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Mr. SUNG He Hau, Douglas, aged 51, is a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company leading company investments and business development. He leads the Finance, Legal, Investor Relations and Mergers & Acquisition departments of the Corporate Office, and also takes lead on investments as well as the investment strategy for the Group. As member of the Executive Committee, Mr. Sung works closely with the other Executive Committee members to enhance the execution capabilities of the Company and explore new business opportunities to grow the Company. He also works with the Board to lead the strategic growth of the Company. Mr. Sung has over 20 years of experience in the Asia real estate industry, ranging from research, capital market, direct investment and fund management. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sung was the Managing Director and Head of Real Estate of Verdant Capital Group and the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of JPMorgan Greater China Property Fund.
Mr. Sung holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Southern California and a Master in Design Studies (Real Estate Emphasis) degree from Harvard University. He had been a Responsible Officer and Type 4 and Type 9 License Holder of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.
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Ms. Stephanie B. Y. LO, aged 35, is an Executive Director of the Company, while also assuming the Executive Director of Shui On Management Limited ("SOM") and the Vice Chairman of China Xintiandi Holding Company Limited ("CXTD"). Both SOM and CXTD are subsidiaries of the Company. She is responsible for the development of CXTD's commercial strategy and project positioning. Ms. Lo oversees market positioning and strategy for the Group's projects and leads the Human Resources department. She also assists the Chairman of the Company in leading the overall development of the Company. She is the daughter of Mr. Vincent H. S. LO.
Ms. Lo joined the Group in August 2012 and has over 14 years of working experience in property development industry in the PRC, architecture and interior design as well as other art enterprises. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Lo worked for various architecture and design firms in New York City, amongst which was Studio Sofield, a firm well-known for its capability in retail design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She currently serves as a Member of The Thirteenth Shanghai Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and The Seventh Council Member of Shanghai Chinese Overseas Friendship Association.
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Mr. Frankie Y. L. WONG, aged 69, was re-designated as a Non-executive Director of the Company on 1 January 2017. He was an Executive Director of the Company from June 2015 to December 2016 and a Non-executive Director of the Company from August 2011 to June 2015. He was a Director of the Company from May 2004 to May 2006 prior to the listing of the Company on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Stock Exchange") in October 2006. Mr. Wong is currently an Executive Director, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of SOCAM Development Limited ("SOCAM") which is listed on the Stock Exchange. He was a Non-executive Director of SOCAM from September 2011 to August 2014, Vice Chairman of SOCAM from 1997 to 2004 and from April 2010 to August 2011 and the Chief Executive Officer of SOCAM from July 2004 to March 2010. Mr. Frankie Wong joined the Shui On Group in 1981. He is currently an Executive Director of Shui On Holdings Limited. He is also one of the Trustees of the Shui On Provident and Retirement Scheme. Prior to joining the Shui On Group, Mr. Wong had many years of banking experience with several major international banks in Hong Kong. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Master of Arts degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and The University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom respectively. Mr. Wong is currently a Non-executive Chairman of Walcom Group Limited, a company listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange plc. He was a Non-executive Director of Solomon Systech (International) Limited, which is listed on the Stock Exchange, from February 2004 to December 2006, an Independent Non-executive Director of this Company from January 2007 to May 2014 and a director of Sichuan Shuangma Cement Co., Ltd. (四 川 雙 馬 水 泥 股 份 有 限 公 司), a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, from 18 July 2012 to 11 August 2015.
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Independent non-executive Directors
Sir John R. H. BOND, aged 77, has served as an Independent Non-executive Director of our Company since September 2006. He was previously the Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc and was with HSBC from 1961 until May 2006. He was the Chairman of Vodafone Group Plc until 26 July 2011, the Chairman of Xstrata plc until May 2013, an Advisory Director of Northern Trust Corporation until 21 April 2015 and a Non-executive Director of A. P. Moller Maersk until April 2016. Sir John Bond is currently a member of the Mayor of Shanghai's International Business Leaders' Advisory Council and a participant in the China Development Forum.
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Dr. William K. L. FUNG, SBS, JP, aged 69, has served as an Independent Non-executive Director of our Company since May 2006. Dr. Fung is the Group Chairman of Li & Fung Limited. He has held key positions in major trade associations. He is past Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (1994 - 1996), Hong Kong Exporters' Association (1989 - 1991) and the Hong Kong Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (1993 - 2002). He was a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (1998 - 2003). He has been awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in 2008. Dr. Fung graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and also holds an MBA degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He was conferred Honorary Doctorate degrees of Business Administration by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and by Hong Kong Baptist University. Dr. Fung is an Independent Non-executive Director of VTech Holdings Limited, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited and The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited. He is also a Non-executive Director of other listed Fung Group companies including Convenience Retail Asia Limited, and Chairman and Non-executive director of Global Brands Group Holding Limited. He resigned as a Non-executive Director of Trinity Limited on 18 April 2018.
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Professor Gary C. BIDDLE, aged 66, has served as an Independent Non-executive Director of our Company since May 2006. Professor Biddle is Professor of Financial Accounting at University of Melbourne and Visiting Professor at Columbia Business School, University of Hong Kong (HKU), and London Business School. Professor Biddle earned his MBA and PhD degrees at University of Chicago. He previously served as professor at University of Chicago, University of Washington, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and as visiting professor at China Europe International Business School (China), Fudan University (China), University of Glasgow (UK), IMD (Switzerland), and Skolkovo Business School (Russia). In academic leadership, Professor Biddle served as Dean and Chair Professor at HKU, and as Academic Dean, Department Head, Council member, Court member, Senate member, and Chair Professor at HKUST. He co-created the EMBA-Global Asia EMBA program and taught the first class and decade of the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA program, which are presently ranked #1 (#2) and #2 (#1) in the world by QS (Financial Times). Professionally, he is a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong, AICPA, CPA Australia, and HKICPA. He is Accounting Area Editor for Journal of International Business Studies, Book Editor for The Accounting Review, and an editorial board member of other premier academic journals. Professor Biddle has served as a member of the American Accounting Association Executive Board and as Vice-President and President-Elect Candidate, Accounting Hall of Fame Selection Committee, HKICPA Council, Accreditation and Financial Reporting Standards Committees of HKICPA, Hong Kong Institute of Directors Training Committee, and as President and co-founding Council Member of the Hong Kong Academic Accounting Association. Professor Biddle conducts research on financial and management accounting (teaching both), value creation, economic forecasting, corporate governance and performance metrics, including EVA®. His research appears in leading academic journals and in the financial press including CNN, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal. He has over 6,000 Google Scholar Citations and ranks among the top 0.4% in career research citations and downloads among all social Scientists (SSRN). Professor Biddle has won 30 teaching honours, including three "Professor of Year" awards from the world's top-ranked EMBA programs. He also proudly serves as Independent Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of Kingdee International Software and served as remuneration committee chair of Chinachem Group.
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Dr. Roger L. MCCARTHY, aged 69, has served as an Independent Non-executive Director of our Company since May 2006. Dr. McCarthy is currently the principal of McCarthy Engineering. He was formerly Chairman Emeritus of Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ symbol "EXPO"). He was also Chairman of Exponent Science and Technology Consulting Co., Ltd. (Hangzhou) (毅 博 科 技 諮 詢 （ 杭 州 ） 有 限 公 司), a wholly owned subsidiary of Exponent, Inc., which he founded in 2005 to expand Exponent Inc.'s services to the PRC. Dr. McCarthy holds five academic degrees: an Arts Bachelor (A.B.) in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.E.M.E.) from the University of Michigan; and an S.M. degree in Mechanical Engineering, the professional degree of Mechanical Engineer (Mech.E.), and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ("MIT"). He graduated from the University of Michigan Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, the Outstanding Undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering in 1972. He was a National Science Foundation fellow. In 1992, Dr. McCarthy was appointed by the first President Bush to the President's Commission on the National Medal of Science. Dr. McCarthy is one of approximately 165 US Mechanical Engineers elected to the National Academy of Engineering. He currently serves on MIT's Material Science and Engineering Visiting Committee, External Advisory Board of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, and the Stanford Materials Science & Engineering Advisory Board. Dr. McCarthy delivered the 2008 commencement address for the University of Michigan's College of Engineering. He is currently a member of the US National Academies Board of Army Science and Technology and the National Academy of Engineering's Finance and Budget Committee.
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Mr. David J. SHAW, aged 72, has served as an Independent Non-executive Director of our Company since May 2006. Mr. Shaw acted as the Group Adviser to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc from June 1998 until 30 September 2013 and retired from the HSBC Group in 2015. Mr. Shaw is a solicitor, admitted in England and Wales and in Hong Kong. He was a partner of Norton Rose from 1973 until 1998 and during that period spent approximately 20 years working in Hong Kong. Mr. Shaw obtained a law degree from Cambridge University. He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of Kowloon Development Company Limited.
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Mr. Anthony J. L. NIGHTINGALE, CMG, SBS, JP, aged 70, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of our Company since 1 January 2016. He was the Managing Director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited. He is currently a non-executive director of Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited and of other Jardine Group companies, including Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited, Jardine Cycle & Carriage Limited, Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited, Hongkong Land Holdings Limited and Mandarin Oriental International Limited. He is also a non-executive Director of Schindler Holding Limited, Prudential plc and Vitasoy International Holdings Limited.
Mr. Nightingale is a commissioner of PT Astra International Tbk., a director of UK ASEAN Business Council, a member of The HKSAR Chief Executive's Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, a Hong Kong representative to the APEC Vision Group, a council member of the Employers' Federation of Hong Kong and chairman of The Sailors Home and Missions to Seafarers and chairman of The Friends of Uppingham School Limited in Hong Kong. He is the former chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and was appointed as an ABAC Representative of Hong Kong, China from 2005 to 2017.
Mr. Nightingale was an independent non-executive director of China Xintiandi Holding Company Limited, a non-wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
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Ms. Jessica Y. WANG, aged 43, is the Managing Director of SOM and CXTD. Ms. Wang takes lead on land acquisition and property development business of the Group. She joined the Group in August 1997 and has over 23 years of working experience in the property development industry in PRC. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Wang was engaged in sales & marketing in one of the well-known real estate company. Ms. Wang holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Shanghai University of Technology and the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Shanghai Fudan University. Ms. Wang is a member of the Standing Committee of People's Congress of Hong Kou District, Shanghai, Chairman of Hong Kou District Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, Director and the Director of Commerce Cscg of Shanghai Federation of Industry & Commerce Real Estate Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chairman of Hong Kou District non-Party Intellectuals Association.
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Mr. TANG Ka Wah, aged 58, is an Executive Director of SOM. He is responsible for managing the corporate procurement, project execution, costing and quality management functions and the management of the business of Shanghai Shui On Construction Co. Ltd. and Pat Davie (China) Limited in the PRC. He joined the Shui On Group in 1985 and has over 32 years of working experience in the construction industry. He is a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Mr. Tang is a chartered engineer. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from The University of Hong Kong and a Master's degree in Business Administration - E-Commerce from the West Coast Institute of Management & Technology, West Australia.
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Mr. Allan B. ZHANG, aged 39, is an Executive Director of SOM. Mr. Zhang takes lead on product development and project management functions as well as the construction business of the Group. He maintains his responsibilities in CXTD Central Leasing - Office and the Knowledge and Innovation Community ("KIC") project. Mr. Zhang joined the Group in 2004 and has over 14 years of working experience in the property development industry in PRC. Prior his present position, Mr. Zhang was the Chief Operating Officer of CXTD. He was involved in various mixed-use city center communities such as Rui Hong Xin Cheng project, Wuhan project, and KIC project. Mr. Zhang has rich experience in property development and commercial asset management in multiple cities in mainland China, of which Wuhan Tiandi is now the landmark in Wuhan after ten years' development, and KIC has been the City-Industry integration and vibrant industrial ecosystem community in Shanghai. Mr. Zhang holds a Bachelor degree and a Master degree in Engineering from Tongji University.
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Ms. Rachel Y. Q. LEI, aged 38, is the Director of Corporate Development Department and Asset Management Department. She is responsible for corporate strategy development, business planning and commercial asset management functions. She joined the Group in 2001 and has over 16 years of working experience in the real estate industry in the PRC. Ms. Lei holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
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Mr. UY Kim Lun, aged 54, is Director of Legal Affairs and Company Secretary of our Company. He joined our Company in 2005 and is responsible for the legal, company secretarial, compliance, risk management and business ethics issues of our Company. Mr. Uy holds a Bachelor's degree, with honours, in Laws and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from The University of Hong Kong. He was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1991 and in England and Wales in 1994. He has over 26 years of post-qualification experience and has worked in the legal departments of several blue-chip companies in Hong Kong before joining our Company.
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Mr. Timmy T. M. LEUNG, aged 59, is the Director of Treasury of SOM. He is responsible for the treasury function of the Group. He joined SOM in 2009 and has over 33 years of working experience in financial institutions. Prior to joining SOM, Mr. Leung was the Chief Marketing Officer of Temasek's wholly owned subsidiary, Fullerton Investment Guarantee Company. Mr. Leung completed his Business studies in East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai. He is the Vice President of Shanghai Huangpu District Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. Mr. Leung was also a Committee member for Hangzhou Committee of The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Vice President and Head of Finance Group of Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in China, Shanghai and a Committee member for Shanghai Huangpu District Committee of The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
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Mr. Alfred S. S. LAI, aged 57, is Director of Finance of SOM. He joined the Group in 2015 and is currently responsible for the overall finance and taxation functions of SOM. He has over 34 years of working experience in financial management. Before joining the Group, Mr. Lai had worked in SOCAM for years. During that period, he was seconded to Lafarge Shui On Co. Ltd. as Chief Financial Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and MBA Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom respectively. He is the associate member of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom.
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Mr. Albert K. B. CHAN, aged 58, is the Director of Development Planning and Design. Mr. Chan joined Shui On in 1997, and has over 30 years of experience in planning, design and real estate development. Mr. Chan manages the conceptualization, site feasibility studies, masterplanning and design of developments for the Company. From 1997 to 2001, he led the planning and design effort for the Shanghai Xintiandi development. He also focuses on mixed-use development, planning and design research and development, and chairs the Sustainable Development Committee of the Company.
Prior to joining Shui On, Mr. Chan worked at the New York City Department of Design and Construction and at Cooper, Robertson + Partners. Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Science degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University. He also holds an MBA from New York University. He is a Global Trustee of the Urban Land Institute and Chairs the ULI Mainland China Council, an Advisor of Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a Vice President of the Shanghai Green Building Council, and a member of the Board of Directors of American Institute of Architects Shanghai Chapter.
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Mr. Charles K. M. LEE, aged 61, is the Director of Human Resources. He joined the Group in May 2012 and is responsible for Human Resources and Shui On Academy of the Company. Mr. Lee has over 30 years of solid experience in human resources management and has worked in various well-known multi-national corporations in different industries. Mr. Lee holds a Master's degree of Science from The University of Leeds and a Bachelor's degree of Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also holds an MBA from the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong. Mr. Lee is the Executive Council Member of Huang Pu District Association of Labor Relations and associate member of Hong Kong Institute of Human Resources.
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Mr. David P. K. WONG, aged 62, is Chief Economist and Director of Development Research. He is responsible for macroeconomic analysis, city screening, property policy research, and leads a team to undertake project feasibility analysis and market trends research. He joined the Group in 1996 and has over 27 years of working experience in the Chinese property markets. Before joining the Group, he was Assistant Chief Economist of Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Mr. Wong holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of Urban Land Institute and China Strategic Thinkers.
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Mr. Alex L. H. WANG, aged 38, is Project Director of Wuhan Project and is responsible for the total development, construction, and operations. Mr. Wang joined the Group in 2003 and has over 15 years of experience in the China real estate industry. Mr. Wang holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Chongqing University. He is currently the Member of Wuhan Municipal Committee of CPPCC. He serves as the Vice President of Wuhan Real Estate Development Industry Association, the Vice President of Wuhan Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment and the Vice President of Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in China-Wuhan among his other positions.
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Mr. Dave Q. S. CHEN, aged 40, is an Executive Director of CXTD and is responsible for the overall operation and management of CXTD. He takes lead of Shanghai, Wuhan, Foshan and Chongqing projects of CXTD. Mr. Chen holds a Bachelor degree of Economics from Wuhan University and has been working in the commercial property industry in Mainland China for many years. Mr. Chen joined the Group in October 2017. Prior to joining CXTD of Shui On Group, he was Deputy General Manager of Commercial Property Business and General Manager of E-commerce at China Resources Land. He is in particular experienced in commercial complex development and management as well as development of e-commerce platforms.
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Ms. Carrie M. J. LIU, aged 39, is the Project Director of Rui Hong Xin Cheng ("RHXC") and the Director of Central Marketing and CRM of CXTD. She is responsible for the overall strategic planning, positioning and development management of the RHXC project, residential sales and commercial asset management. In addition, she is also responsible for the CXTD's corporate marketing, digital marketing and customer relationship management matters. She joined the Group in 2001 and has over 16 years of working experience in the real estate industry. She holds an EMBA degree and Bachelor of International Journalism degree from Fu Dan University and is a member of Shanghai Hong Kou District Political Consultative Committee.
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updated 31st August, 2018
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