Board of Directors
Ms 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
  • HSBC Holdings plc Note - Independent Non-executive Director; Member of Chairman's Committee; Member of Nomination & Corporate Governance 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 - 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.

 
Ms 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 Indexes Company Limited - Chairman of Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee
  • Chairman of other subsidiaries in Hang Seng Group


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
  • 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.

 
Dr John CHAN Cho Chak GBS, JP
Independent Non-executive Director

Joined the Board since August 1995

Other positions held within Hang Seng Group

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


Other major appointments

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Guangdong Investment Limited Note - Independent Non-executive Director
  • Long Win Bus Company Limited - Non-executive Director
  • The Community Chest of Hong Kong - Vice Patron; Board Member; Member of Executive Committee
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Chairman of the Court
  • The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited - Non-executive Director
  • Transport International Holdings Limited Note - Deputy Chairman and Independent Non-executive Director


Past major appointments

  • The Community Chest of Hong Kong -
    • Second Vice President and Campaign Committee Chairman (1999 - 2001, 2020 - 2021);
    • Third Vice President and Public Relations Committee Chairman (2014 - 2015);
    • First Vice President and Executive Committee Chairman (2001 - 2003)
  • RoadShow Holdings Limited Note - Chairman and Non-executive Director (2001 - 2017)
  • Swire Properties Limited Note - Independent Non-executive Director (2010 - 2017)
  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority - Member of The Exchange Fund Advisory Committee (2008 - 2014)
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund - Chairman of the Council (2007 - 2013)
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club - Chairman (2006 - 2010)
  • HKSAR Commission on Strategic Development - Non-Official Member (2005 - 2009)
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited Note - Independent Non-executive Director (2000 - 2003)
  • Hong Kong Civil Service - Private Secretary to the Governor; Deputy Secretary (General Duties); Director of Information Services; Deputy Chief Secretary; Secretary for Trade and Industry; Secretary for Education and Manpower (1964 - 1978; 1980 - 1993)


Qualifications

  • Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences (honoris causa) - Lingnan University; The University of Hong Kong; The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (honoris causa) - International Management Centres
  • Diploma in Management Studies - The University of Hong Kong
  • Honours Degree in English Literature - The University of Hong Kong


Major awards

  • Gold Bauhinia Star (1999)


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

 
Ms 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 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 Shenzhen Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference - Member of Standing Committee
  • 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

  • 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.

 
Ms Kathleen GAN Chieh Huey  
Non-executive Director

Joined the Board since May 2019

Other major appointments

  • HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited - Supervisor
  • HSBC Global Services Limited - Director
  • HSBC Holdings plc Note - General Manager; Head of Finance


Past major appointments

  • 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


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Ms Margaret KWAN Wing Han 
Executive Director and Head of Wealth and Personal Banking

Joined the Board since May 2017

Other positions held within Hang Seng Group

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited Note - Member of Executive Committee
  • Hang Seng Bank (Trustee) Limited - Director
  • Hang Seng Credit Limited - Director
  • Hang Seng Finance Limited - Director
  • Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited - Member of Hang Seng Index Advisory Committee
  • Hang Seng Insurance Company Limited - Director
  • Hang Seng Investment Management Limited - Director
  • Hang Seng Securities Limited - Chairman
  • Hang Seng Security Management Limited - Director
  • Haseba Investment Company Limited - Director


Other major appointments

  • Employers' Federation of Hong Kong - Elected Member of General Committee
  • Securities and Futures Commission - Member of Process Review Panel


Past major appointments

  • Hang Seng Bank Limited Note -
    • Acting Chief Executive (2021);
    • Head of Consumer Assets (2013 - 2016);
    • Head of Unsecured Loans (2005 - 2013);
    • Senior Marketing and Business Development Manager, Unsecured Lending (2002 - 2005);
    • Senior Marketing Communications Manager (2001 - 2002);
    • Manager, Marketing Communications (1995 - 2001)
  • Standard Chartered Bank Note - Advertising Manager (1990 - 1994)


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Business Studies - The University of Hong Kong


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

 
Mr 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.

 
Mr 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 Global Asset Management Limited - Director
  • HSBC Holdings plc Note - Group Executive; Member of Group Executive Committee
  • HSBC Jintrust Fund Management Company Limited - Supervisor
  • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited - Executive Director; Co-CEO, Asia Pacific; 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

  • 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.

 
Dr Vincent LO Hong Sui GBM, JP
Non-executive Director

Joined the Board since February 1999

Other major appointments

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong - Honorary Life President
  • Chongqing Municipal Government - Economic Adviser
  • Council for the Promotion and Development of Yangtze - President
  • Great Eagle Holdings Limited Note - Non-executive Director
  • Shanghai Tongji University; Shanghai University - Advisory Professorship
  • Shui On Group - Chairman
  • Shui On Land Limited Note - Chairman
  • SOCAM Development Limited Note - Chairman
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Honorary Court Chairman


Past major appointments

  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council - Chairman (2015 - 2019)
  • The Twelfth National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference - Member (2013 - 2018)
  • Airport Authority Hong Kong -
    • Chairman (2014 - 2015);
    • Board Member (2013 - 2015)
  • Lantau Development Advisory Committee of HKSAR Government - Non-official Member (2014 - 2015)
  • APEC Business Advisory Council - Hong Kong's Representative (2010 - 2014)
  • Shui On Land Limited Note - Chief Executive Officer (2004 - 2011)
  • China Telecom Corporation Limited Note - Independent Non-executive Director (2002 - 2008)
  • New World China Land Limited Note - Independent Non-executive Director (1999 - 2004)
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Chairman of the Council (1999 - 2002)
  • Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce - Chairman (1991 - 1992)
  • Basic Law Consultative Committee - Executive Committee Member (1985 - 1990)


Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Business Administration (honoris causa) - The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Doctor of Business (honoris causa) - The University of New South Wales, Australia


Major awards

  • Grand Bauhinia Medal (2017)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Property Sector by the 4th World Chinese Economic Forum (2012)
  • “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009” in the China Real Estate Sector (2009)
  • Ernst & Young China Entrepreneur Of The Year 2009 (2009)
  • Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government (2005)
  • Director of the Year in the category of Listed Company Executive Directors by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors in 2002 (2002)
  • Businessman of the Year award in the Hong Kong Business Awards 2001 (2001)
  • Gold Bauhinia Star (1998)


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

 
Mr Kenneth NG Sing Yip 
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

 

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.

 
Mr 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 - 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)


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