Board of Directors
Irene LEE Yun Lien 
Independent Non-executive Chairman

Joined the Board since May 2014

Other positions held within Hang Seng Group

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited Note - Chairman of Nomination Committee; Member of Audit Committee; Member of Risk Committee;  Member of Remuneration Committee


Other major appointments

  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Member of The Exchange Fund Advisory Committee
  • Hysan Development Company Limited Note - Executive Chairman; Chairman of Nomination Committee
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited - Independent Non-executive Director; Chairman of Remuneration Committee; Member of Audit Committee; Member of Risk Committee
  • 30% Club HK - Chairman


Past major appointments

  • HSBC Holdings plc Note
    • Independent Non-executive Director (2015 - 2022);
    • Member of Chairman's Committee; Member of Nomination & Corporate Governance Committee (2018 - 2022);
    • Member of Group Remuneration Committee (2018 - 2021)
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Limited Note -
    • Independent Non-executive Director (2010 - 2019);
    • Chairman of Audit Committee (2015 - 2019);
    • Chairman of Remuneration Committee (2012 - 2019)
  • CLP Holdings Limited Note -
    • Independent Non-executive Director; Member of Audit Committee; Member of Finance and General Committee (2012 - 2018);
    • Member of Sustainability Committee (2014 - 2018)
  • Noble Group Limited Note -
    • Independent Non-executive Director; Member of Audit Committee; Member of Investment and Capital Markets Committee (2012 - 2017);
    • Member of Nominating Committee (2013 - 2017);
    • Member of Risk Committee (2014 - 2017)
  • JP Morgan Australia - Member of Advisory Council (2005 - 2013)
  • QBE Insurance Group Limited Note - Non-executive Director (2002 - 2013)
  • Keybridge Capital Limited Note -
    • Non-executive Chairman (2009 - 2012);
    • Executive Chairman (2006 - 2009)
  • The Myer Family Company Pty Limited - Non-executive Director (2009 - 2011)
  • ING Bank (Australia) Limited - Non-executive Director (2005 - 2011)
  • Australian Government Takeovers Panel - Member (2001 - 2010)
  • Sealcorp Holdings Limited - Chief Executive Officer (1998 - 1999)
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia Note - Head of Corporate Finance (1993 - 1998)
  • Citicorp Investment Bank Limited in New York, London and Sydney - Executive Director (1977 - 1987)


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Smith College, USA
  • Barrister-at-Law in England and Wales
  • Member - The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, UK


Note: The securities of these companies are listed on a securities market in Hong Kong or overseas.

 
Diana Ferreira CESAR 
Executive Director and Chief Executive

Joined the Board since September 2021

Other positions held within Hang Seng Group

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited Note - Chairman of Executive Committee; Member of Nomination Committee
  • Hang Seng Bank (China) Limited - Chairman and Non-executive Director; Member of Nomination Committee
  • Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited - Chairman of Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee
  • Hang Seng Insurance Company Limited - Chairman and Non-executive Director


Other major appointments

  • Financial Services Development Council - Member of Board of Directors
  • Hang Seng School of Commerce - Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation - Member of Board of Trustees
  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Member of Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Subcommittee
  • HSBC Holdings plc Note - General Manager
  • The Community Chest of Hong Kong - Board Member; Campaign Committee Co-Chairman
  • The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong - Chairman of the Board of Governors
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers - Vice President
  • Treasury Markets Association - Council Member
  • University Grants Committee - Member


Past major appointments

  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited -
    • Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong; Member of Executive Committee; Manager under s.72B of Banking Ordinance (2015 - 2021);
    • Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Hong Kong (2011 - 2015);
    • Head of Marketing and Customer Propositions, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Asia-Pacific (2009 - 2011)
  • The Hong Kong Association of Banks - Chairman representing The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (2018, 2021)
  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council - Council Member (2018, 2021)
  • EPS Company (Hong Kong) Limited - Chairman of the Board (2011 - 2016)
  • HSBC Broking Services (Asia) Limited - Director (2011 - 2016)
  • HSBC Insurance (Asia) Limited - Director (2011 - 2016)
  • HSBC Life (International) Limited - Director (2011 - 2016)
  • Hubei Suizhou Cengdu HSBC Rural Bank Company Limited - Director (2014 - 2015)


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Commerce and Social Sciences - University of Toronto
  • Honorary Certified Banker - The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers


Note: The securities of these companies are listed on a securities market in Hong Kong or overseas.

 
CHIANG Lai Yuen JP
Independent Non-executive Director

Joined the Board since September 2010

Other positions held within Hang Seng Group

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited Note - Member of Audit Committee; Member of Remuneration Committee


Other major appointments

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Chen Hsong Holdings Limited Note - Chairman; Executive Director; Chief Executive Officer
  • Chen Hsong Investments Limited - Director
  • China Plastics Machinery Industry Association - Vice-President
  • China Shenzhen Machinery Association - Vice-President
  • Federation of Shenzhen Industries - Vice-Chairman
  • Food and Health Bureau - Member of Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene
  • The Toys Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong - Vice-President
  • The Twelfth Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference - Member


Past major appointments

  • The Shenzhen Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference - Member of Standing Committee (2000-2021)
  • Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee - Member (2015 - 2021)
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology -
    • Member of the Court (2012 - 2018);
    • Member of the Council (2006 - 2012)
  • Hospital Authority - Board Member (2011 - 2017)
  • Directorate Salaries and Conditions of Service of HKSAR Government - Member of Standing Committee (2008 - 2014)
  • The Open University of Hong Kong - Member of the Council (2006 - 2012)
  • Disciplined Services Salaries and Conditions of Service of HKSAR Government - Member of Standing Committee (2005 - 2010)


Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree of Arts - Wellesley College, USA


Major awards

  • "Young Industrialist Awards of Hong Kong" by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (2004)


Note: The securities of these companies are listed on a securities market in Hong Kong or overseas.

 
Cordelia CHUNG 
Independent Non-executive Director

Joined the Board since February 2022

 

Other positions held within Hang Seng Group

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited Note - Member of Remuneration Committee


Other major appointments

  • Arup Group Limited - Non-executive Director; Member of Risk Committee; Member of Nomination Committee 
  • Grosvenor Asia Pacific Limited - Non-executive Director
  • Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation - Non-executive Director; Chairman of Investment Committee; Vice Chairman of Business Development and Admission Committee; Member of Projects and Facilities Committee; Senior Staff Administration Committee; Re-industrialisation Advisory Committee
  • Human Resources Planning Commission, the HKSAR Government - Member
  • Maryknoll Convent School Foundation Limited - Chairman
  • Raymond T. Y. Chan, Victoria Chan & Co. - Consultant
  • Research Grants Council, the HKSAR Government - Member


Past major appointments

  • Dalian Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference - Member (2008 - 2021)
  • Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data, Hong Kong - Member of Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee (2015 - 2021)
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design - Trustee of the Board; Chairman of Promotion and Development Committee; Member of Audit and Risk Committee (2012 - 2021)
  • LIXIL Corporation Note - Managing Director, Corporate Strategy (2015 - 2019)
  • IBM China/ Hong Kong Limited - various senior positions including Regional General Manager of IBM ASEAN; General Manager of IBM Hong Kong and Macau; Member of Global Strategy Committee (1991 - 2015)


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) - The University of Hong Kong


Note: The securities of these companies are listed on a securities market in Hong Kong or overseas.

 
Kathleen GAN Chieh Huey  
Non-executive Director

Joined the Board since May 2019

Other major appointments

  • AXA Insurance Pte. Ltd. - Non-executive Director
  • HSBC Holdings plc Note - General Manager; Head of Finance


Past major appointments

  • HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited - Supervisor (2017 - 2022)
  • HSBC Global Services Limited - Director (2019 - 2022)
  • HSBC Asia Holdings Limited - Director (2018 - 2020)
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited -
    • Alternate Chief Executive (2016 - 2020);
    • Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific (2015 - 2019);
    • Global Chief Financial Officer, Global Commercial Banking (2010 - 2015);
    • Global Chief Risk Officer, Global Commercial Banking (2011 - 2014)
  • HSBC Asia Pacific Holdings (UK) Limited - Director (2015 - 2019)
  • HSBC Insurance (Asia) Limited - Director (2015 - 2019)
  • HSBC Insurance (Asia-Pacific) Holdings Limited - Director (2016 - 2019)
  • HSBC Life (International) Limited - Director (2015 - 2019)
  • HSBC Securities Investments (Asia) Limited - Director (2015 - 2019)
  • HSBC North America Holdings Inc - Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - North America Finance (2008 - 2010)


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Business - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Henry Crown Fellow - The Aspen Institute, USA


Note: The securities of this company are listed on a securities market in Hong Kong or overseas.

 
Clement KWOK King Man 
Independent Non-executive Director

Joined the Board since May 2021

Other positions held within Hang Seng Group

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited Note - Chairman of Audit Committee


Other major appointments

  • Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong - Member of International Advisory Council
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Note - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
  • World Travel & Tourism Council - Council Member

 

Past major appointments

  • Financial Reporting Council - Honorary Adviser (2017 - 2021)
  • Orient Overseas (International) Limited Note - Independent Non-executive Director (2015 - 2018)
  • Swire Pacific Limited Note - Independent Non-executive Director (2002 - 2015)
  • Harbourfront Commission - Non-official member (Individuals) (2010 - 2013)
  • Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal - Member (2003 - 2009)
  • Securities and Futures Commission - Member of Takeovers and Mergers Panel (2003 - 2009)
  • International Accounting Standards Board - Member of Interpretations Committee (2002 - 2007)
  • MTR Corporation Limited Note - Finance Director (1996 - 2002)
  • Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited - Member of Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee (1997 - 2000)
  • The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited - Member of Listing Committee (1994 - 1996)
  • Schroders Asia - Director and Head of Corporate Finance (1986 - 1996)
  • Barclays de Zoete Wedd Limited, United Kingdom - Manager, Corporate Finance Division (1984 - 1986)
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Kingdom - Chartered Accountant (1980 - 1984)


Qualifications

  • Fellow - The Hong Kong Management Association
  • Member - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Member - Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics - The London School of Economics


Major awards

  • Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (2015)


Note: The securities of these companies are listed on a securities market in Hong Kong or overseas.

 
David LIAO Yi Chien 
Non-executive Director

Joined the Board since September 2021

Other positions held within Hang Seng Group

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited Note - Member of Nomination Committee


Other major appointments

  • Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. Note - Non-executive Director; Member of Personnel and Remuneration Committee
  • HSBC Holdings plc Note - Group Executive; Member of Group Executive Committee
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited - Executive Director; Co-CEO; Co-Chair of Executive Committee; Member of Asset, Liability and Capital Management Committee; Member of Chairman’s Committee; Member of Risk Management Meeting


Past major appointments

  • HSBC Global Asset Management Limited - Director (2021-2022)
  • HSBC Jintrust Fund Management Company Limited - Supervisor (2021 ­ 2022)
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited - Alternate Chief Executive (2020 - 2021)
  • HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited - Director; Chief Executive Officer; Member of Nomination Committee; Chairman of Executive Committee (2015 - 2020)
  • HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited - Advisor (2015 - 2018)
  • Hubei Suizhou Cengdu HSBC Rural Bank Company Limited - Chairman (2015 - 2016)


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Arts - University of London


Note: The securities of these companies are listed on a securities market in Hong Kong or overseas.

 
Kenneth NG Sing Yip 
Independent Non-executive Director

Joined the Board since March 2014

Other positions held within Hang Seng Group

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited Note - Chairman of Risk Committee; Member of Nomination Committee

 

Other major appointments

  • Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce - Vice Chairman of Legal Committee
  • HSBC Bank Australia Limited - Independent Non-executive Director; Member of Audit Committee; Member of Nomination Committee
  • HSBC Bank (Vietnam) Ltd. - Chairman of Board of Supervision
  • Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. Note - Independent Non-executive Director
  • The University of Hong Kong - Member of Asian Institute of International Financial Law Advisory Board of the Faculty of Law


Past major appointments

  • HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited - Non-executive Director (2011 - 2018)
  • Competition Tribunal Users' Committee of HKSAR Government - Member (2014 - 2017)
  • Standing Committee on Company Law Reform - Member (2011 - 2017)
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong - Council Member (2002 - 2016)
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited -
    • General Counsel, Asia Pacific (1998 - 2016);
    • Deputy Head of Legal and Compliance Department (1993 - 1998);
    • Assistant Group Legal Adviser (1987 - 1993)
  • Board of Review of Inland Revenue Ordinance of HKSAR Government - Member (2008 - 2014)
  • Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. Note - Non-executive Director (2006 - 2013)


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Laws (L.L.B. and L.L.M.) - University of London, UK
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Laws (L.L.B.) - Beijing University, PRC


Note: The securities of these companies are listed on a securities market in Hong Kong or overseas.

 
WANG Xiao Bin 
Independent Non-executive Director

Joined the Board since February 2022
 

Other positions held within Hang Seng Group

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited note - Member of Audit Committee


Other major appointments

  • China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited note - Executive Director; Senior Vice President and Company secretary
  • Worley Limited note - Independent Non-executive Director


Past major appointments

  • China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited note - Chief Financial Officer (2003 - 2020)
  • Angang Steel Company Limited note - Independent Non-executive Director (2005 - 2009)
  • ING Bank N.V. - Various positions including director of corporate finance in the investment bank division (1995 - 2003)
  • PriceWaterhouse, Australia - Various positions in the audit and business advisory division (1990 - 1995)


Qualifications

  • Member - Australian Society of Chartered Practising Accountants
  • Graduate diploma in Applied Finance and Investment - The Financial Services Institute of Australasia (formerly known as Securities Institute of Australia)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce - Murdoch University, Australia


Note: The securities of these companies are listed on a securities market in Hong Kong or overseas.

 
Michael WU Wei Kuo 
Independent Non-executive Director

Joined the Board since September 2010

Other positions held within Hang Seng Group

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited Note - Chairman of Remuneration Committee; Member of Nomination Committee; Member of Risk Committee


Other major appointments

  • Hongkong Caterers Limited -  Chairman and Managing Director
  • Hongkong Land Holdings Limited Note - Non-executive Director
  • Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited Note - Non-executive Director
  • Maxim's Caterers Limited - Chairman and Managing Director
  • The Community Chest of Hong Kong - Board Member

 

Past major appointments

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited Note - Member of Audit Committee (2014 - 2018)
  • The Community Chest of Hong Kong - Member of Executive Committee (2017-2018)
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Member of the Council (2011-2017)


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Economics - Brown University, USA


Major awards

  • "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 China" - Category Winner (Services) and Country Winner (Hong Kong / Macau Regions) (2012)
  • Executive Award of the DHL / SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards (2008)


Note: The securities of these companies are listed on a securities market in Hong Kong or overseas.