The Board

 

KAM Hing Lam, aged 72, is the founding Chairman and Non-executive Director of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited. He is also the founding Chairman of Beijing Oriental Plaza Co., Ltd.

Since the early 1990s, Mr. KAM has overseen the development of Beijing Oriental Plaza from its initial planning, design and construction stages to the company’s present state of being one of the leading commercial complexes in Asia. Under Mr. KAM’s leadership, Beijing Oriental Plaza now boasts an experienced management team strong in tenant mix planning, lease negotiation as well as marketing and promotion.

Mr. KAM is Deputy Managing Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, an Executive Director, Deputy Managing Director, a Member of Nomination Committee and a Member of Executive Committee of CK Asset Holdings Limited (formerly known as Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited). He possesses extensive experience in the real estate sector in Hong Kong and Mainland China. In Mainland China, beyond Beijing Oriental Plaza, Mr. KAM has considerable involvement with property developments in a number of cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Chengdu.

Mr. KAM’s wide breadth of experience in the PRC also extends to his role as the Group Managing Director of CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited (formerly known as Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited)("CKI"). He was instrumental in CKI’s listing in 1996, and since then has continued to direct the company’s business projects, including those in Mainland China.

In addition, Mr. KAM is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CK Life Sciences Int’l., (Holdings) Inc. Prior to joining the CK Group, Mr. KAM had more than 20 years of experience in a senior and regional capacity at several major US multinational companies.

Except for Beijing Oriental Plaza Co., Ltd. and Hui Xian Asset Management Limited, all the companies mentioned above are listed companies.

Mr. KAM was an Advisor of the 12th Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the People’s Republic of China. He is also an Honourable Citizen of Shenyang, Jiangmen, Foshan and Nanhai.

CHEUNG Ling Fung, Tom, aged 52, is an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited (the “Manager”), a chairman of the Disclosures Committee and a member of the Designated (Finance) Committee. Mr. CHEUNG is also a Responsible Officer of the Manager.

Mr. CHEUNG is the Director and the General Manager of Beijing Oriental Plaza Co., Ltd., the Sino-foreign cooperative joint venture company through which Hui Xian REIT’s investment in Beijing Oriental Plaza is held.

Prior to joining Beijing Oriental Plaza Co., Ltd. in 2001, Mr. CHEUNG spent seven years in Shanghai, where, as General Manager, he set up the first Mainland China branch for CBRE. He has over 27 years of experience in real estate, encompassing office, retail and residential properties. Mr. CHEUNG has previously been involved in a number of property developments located throughout Mainland China. He is also a member of Beijing Municipal Dongcheng District Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

Mr. CHEUNG holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

LEE Chi Kin, Casey, aged 56, currently the Executive Director, the Chief Operating Officer and a Responsible Officer of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited . Mr. LEE had served as the Deputy Chief Operating Officer — Hotel of the Manager since the listing of the units of Hui Xian REIT on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in April 2011 prior to his appointment as the Chief Investment Officer of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited in August 2011.

Mr. LEE joined the group of CK Asset Holdings Limited (“CK Asset”) (previously known as Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited) in 1998. His duties include assessing new hotel and related properties development opportunities in China, liaising with local PRC authorities, working with banks in respect of financing and overseeing the operation of various hotels in the group. He is also responsible for the investment in Sofitel Shenyang Lido Hotel (formerly known as Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel), which forms part of the Hui Xian REIT group since the beginning of 2012.

Mr. LEE has over 30 years of experience in accounting, hotel management and property development. Prior to joining the group of CK Asset, he worked for various hotel management groups, property investment companies, as well as Coopers and Lybrand. Mr. LEE holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. He is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the 12th, 13th and 14th Liaoning Shenyang Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.

LAI Wai Yin, Agnes, aged 51, was appointed an Executive Director of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited on 8 January 2018. She is also the Chief Financial Officer and Responsible Officer of the Manager, and a director of Beijing Oriental Plaza Co., Ltd.. Ms. LAI has worked for Beijing Oriental Plaza Co., Ltd. since she joined the company as Finance Manager in 2000 and has been the Financial Controller of Beijing Oriental Plaza Co., Ltd. since 2008. She has over 29 years of experience in accounting and auditing. Ms. LAI holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

IP Tak Chuen, Edmond, aged 66, is a Non-executive Director of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited. Mr. IP is Deputy Managing Director of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, as well as Deputy Managing Director, an Executive Director, a member of Nomination Committee and a Member of Executive Committee of CK Asset Holdings Limited (formerly known as Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited). He is also an Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited (formerly known as Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited), and the Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of CK Life Sciences Int’l., (Holdings) Inc.

Except Hui Xian Asset Management Limited, all the companies mentioned above are listed companies.

Mr. IP holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration.

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LIM Hwee Chiang, aged 63, has been a Non-executive Director of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited since 21 December 2010. He is also the Co-Founder, Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of ARA Asset Management Limited (whose shares were withdrawn from listing on 19 April 2017) since its establishment. He is also a Non-executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited (the manager of Fortune REIT primary listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and secondary listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited in Singapore), ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited (the manager of Singapore-listed Suntec REIT) and ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited (the manager of Hong Kong-listed Prosperity REIT). Mr. LIM is also the Chairman of Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Services Pte. Ltd.

Mr. LIM is Chairman of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association ("APREA"), the Consultative Committee to the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore, Straits Real Estate and Lim Hoon Foundation. He is a Patron of Jurong Spring Citizens' Consultative committee and the Securities Investors Association of Singapore ("SIAS"). He is also a Council Member of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and an Independent Director and Chairman of the remuneration committee of Singapore-listed Teckwah Industrial Corporation Limited.

Mr. LIM has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry and has received many notable corporate awards. His accolades include the PERE Global Awards 2016 Industry Figure of the Year: Asia, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Singapore 2012 and the Outstanding CEO of the Year 2011 at the Singapore Business Awards 2012. Mr. LIM, along with the Board of Directors of ARA Asset Management Limited, is also a recipient of the prestigious Best Managed Board (Gold) Award at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2012. In 2017, he was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of Singapore in recognition of his contribution to the community.

Mr. LIM holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, as well as a Diploma in Business Administration, each from the National University of Singapore.

CHENG Hoi Chuen, Vincent, aged 70, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited since 4 April 2011. He was the Adviser to the Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc and is also an Independent Non-executive Director of Great Eagle Holdings Limited, CLP Holdings Limited, Shanghai Industrial Holdings Limited, Wing Tai Properties Limited and CK Hutchison Holdings Limited. Mr. CHENG was an Independent Non-executive Director of China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd. and MTR Corporation Limited up to in or around mid-June 2018 and mid-May 2019 respectively. Except Hui Xian Asset Management Limited, all the aforementioned companies are listed companies. He is the former Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited and HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited. Mr. CHENG was previously an Executive Director of HSBC Holdings plc, a Non-executive Director of HSBC China Dragon Fund and an Independent Non-executive Director of Swire Properties Limited.

Mr. CHENG was the Chairman of the Independent Commission on Remuneration for Members of the Executive Council and the Legislature, and Officials under the Political Appointment System of the HKSAR and the Chairman of the Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants and a Vice-patron of Community Chest of Hong Kong. He was also a member of the National Committee of the 11th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”), and a Senior Adviser to the 11th Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPPCC. He was the Chairman of the Process Review Panel for the Securities and Futures Commission, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Directorate Salaries and Conditions of Service of the Hong Kong Government, a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and a Vice-chairman of the China Banking Association.

He was conferred the Doctoral degree of Social Science, honoris causa, by The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Doctoral degree of Business Administration, honoris causa, by The Open University. Mr. CHENG holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Economics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics from The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

LEE Chack Fan, aged 73, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited since 4 April 2011. He is an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and was appointed as the Chancellor of the Chu Hai College of Higher Education on 1 July 2015. Professor LEE has been appointed as a non-executive director of Zhaobangji Properties Holdings Limited with effect from 22 October 2018. He is also an Independent Non-executive Director of South Shore Holdings Limited (formerly known as The 13 Holdings Limited. Professor LEE was an Independent Non-executive Director of AID Life Science Holdings Limited (previously known as AID Partners Technology Holdings Limited) up to 14 August 2017.

Professor LEE is an internationally renowned expert in geotechnical engineering. He served as a consultant and technical adviser to numerous energy and infrastructure projects in China and overseas, including the construction of the Three Gorges Dam of the Yangtze River. He worked for Ontario Hydro in Canada for more than 20 years. He joined the University of Hong Kong in 1994 as a professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, and successively as chair professor of geotechnical engineering, pro-vice-chancellor (vice-president) and director of the School of Professional and Continuing Education. He has also served as a specialist consultant or an advisor to many international bodies such as the United Nations Development Plan, World Bank and Asian Development Bank on numerous energy and infrastructure projects in many parts of the world.

Professor LEE is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture, Chairman of Jao Tsung-I Academy, Director of Jao Tsung-I Petite Ecole, University of Hong Kong, the President of the Fu Hui Charity Foundation. He is also a member of the Commission on Strategic Development. Professor LEE was a Chairman of the Harbourfront Enhancement Committee, the Council of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, and the Veterinary Surgeons Board. He previously also served as a member of Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and the Cultural and Heritage Commission.

Professor LEE’s eminent achievement in civil engineering has been highly recognised. He was awarded the K Y Lo Medal in 2001 by the Engineering Institute of Canada and was elected the Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2003 in recognition of his contributions to the engineering profession. He was appointed as Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong Government in 2003 and was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star and Gold Bauhinia Star in 2005 and 2013 respectively.

Professor LEE graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and received his Master’s degree from The University of Hong Kong and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from The University of Western Ontario, Canada, in the field of geotechnical engineering.

CHOI Koon Shum, Jonathan, aged 61, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited since 4 April 2011. He is also Chairman of the Sun Wah Group, Chairman of Sunwah International Limited (formerly known as Kingsway International Holdings Limited) (Toronto-listed), Chairman of Sunwah Kingsway Capital Holdings Limited (formerly known as SW Kingsway Capital Holdings Limited) (Hong Kong-listed), Independent Non-executive Director of BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited (Hong Kong-listed), Chairman of VinaCapital, Vietnam, Chairman of the Sun Wah Hi-Tech Group and Chairman of the Sun Wah Media Group. Dr. CHOI has extensive experience in the financial services business, food industry, real estate development, international trade and technology.

Dr. CHOI is a Standing Committee member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the PRC. He also holds a number of public positions including Chairman of the Hong Kong Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of Guangdong-HK-Macao Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union, Standing Committee Member of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, an Economic Advisor to the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a Council Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Chairman of the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the China-India Software Association, Chairman of the China Hong Kong Israel Technology Cooperation and Promotion Center, Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong-Korea Business Council and Founding Patron and Senior Advisor to the President of the Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong. In 2015, Dr. CHOI has been appointed as Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for Korea by Korean Government and Hong Kong, China’s representative of APEC Business Advisory Council by the Chief Executive of HKSAR respectively. Dr. CHOI is also a Court/Council Member of a number of universities including United College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the University of Macau, Fudan University, Nanjing University and Northeastern University in Liaoning.

Dr. CHOI is a Justice of Peace and has been awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star and Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government. In 2015, he was conferred ‘Friendship Order’ by Vietnam Government. He has also received the World Outstanding Chinese Award granted by the United World Chinese Association and is an Honorary Citizen or Advisor of Guangzhou, Shenyang, Wuhan, Jinggangshan, Zhongshan and Changjiajie.

In 2005, Dr. CHOI was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Humanities by the Michigan State University in the United States. He became a University Fellow of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2007. He was also conferred Honorary Professor by The University of Glamorgan in the United Kingdom in 2009, the Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences by Lingnan University in Hong Kong in October 2011, the Honorary Doctor of the Vietnam National University, Hanoi, in 2013, the Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by De Montfort University in United Kingdom in July 2014 and the Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by The University of Alberta in October 2015.