Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Tan Sri Dato' David CHIU, aged 61, holds a double degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics at the University of Sophia, Japan. He is a prominent businessman with over 30 years' experience in the property development and extensive experience in the hotel development. In his business career, he established a number of highly successful business operation through organic growth and acquisitions, covering mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Since 1978, Tan Sri Dato' David CHIU had been the Managing Director of Far East Consortium Limited (the predecessor of the Company). He was appointed as Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 8 December 1994 and 8 October 1997 respectively. On 8 September 2011, Tan Sri Dato' David CHIU has been appointed as the Chairman of the Company. He is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. Besides, he is the chairman of the board of directors of AGORA Hospitality Group Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
In regard to his devotion to community services in China and Hong Kong, he was appointed as the member of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the chairman of Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration-People and Forces' Committee in 2008. Currently, he is a trustee member of The Better Hong Kong Foundation, a honorary chairman of Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration-People and Forces' Committee, a director and a member of Concerted Efforts Resource Centre, a counsellor of China-United States Exchange Foundation, a honorary chairman of Guangdong Chamber of Foreign Investors, a member of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Constitutional Reform Synergy, a member of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong, a member of Friends of Hong Kong Association Ltd, a member of Pacific Basin Economic Council and a director of three Ju Ching Chu Schools in Hong Kong. In Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato' David Chiu was awarded an honorary award which carried the title "Dato" and a more senior honorary title of "Tan Sri" by His Majesty, King of Malaysia in 1997 and 2005 respectively. He was also awarded the WCEF Lifetime Achievement Awards by Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute in 2013. He is the brother of Mr. Dennis CHIU (Executive Director of the Company).
Mr. HOONG, aged 46, was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in August 2012. He joined the Group in September 2008 as the Managing Director. He is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the Group overall strategies for development. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in corporate development and extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as international capital markets.
Prior to joining the Group, Mr. HOONG was the chief executive officer of China LotSynergy Holdings Limited (stock code: 1371). He was instrumental in implementing a number of important initiatives which established international relationships for the company and built solid foundations for business expansion whereas he is currently a non-executive director of the company. Mr. HOONG was an investment banker for over 12 years and had held senior positions at Deutsche Bank and UBS where he was responsible for corporate finance business in Asia. Mr. HOONG is a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He is also a director of AGORA Hospitality Group Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and a non-independent and non-executive director of Land & General Berhad, a company listed on the Bursa Malaysia.
Mr. HOONG is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London.
Mr. CHIU, aged 56, was appointed as an Executive Director of Far East Consortium Limited (the predecessor of the Company) in 1978. He has been actively involved in the business development in the mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia. Mr. CHIU is a director of AGORA Hospitality Group Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. He is the brother of Tan Sri Dato' David CHIU (Executive Director of the Company).
Mr. WILLIAMS, aged 63, was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in 2000. He is responsible for all property development in Australia. He resides in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a degree of Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Melbourne University. Before joining the Australian operations of the Company, he was a director of all development companies of the Lend Lease Group, Australia's largest property developer. Mr. WILLIAMS has extensive experience in all facets of property development and is the Past President of the St. Kilda Road Campaign Inc. He is a director of various subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr. CHAN, aged 52, was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in August 2012 and re-designated as a Non-executive Director on 1 January 2016. He has been the Group's Chief Operating Officer from March 2004 to December 2015. He was responsible for the Hong Kong and the Mainland China based activities with emphasis on the commercial management, property and hotel development and investment, and project development. He also leaded the sales and marketing team to oversee the strategy planning on the real estate business in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He joined the Company in 1990 as the Group Chief Accountant and promoted as the Group Financial Controller in 2002. From 1990 to 2003, he was responsible for the Group's financial, treasury and accounting functions.
Prior to joining the Group, he was an audit manager of a big four international accounting firm with over ten years of audit experience. He has extensive experience in accounting and auditing of Hong Kong listed companies.
Mr. CHAN graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with an Executive Master Degree in Business Administration. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Project Management and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He is also a member of China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong Chapter.
Mr. CHAN, aged 56, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in November 2005. He is a member of The Hong Kong Securities Institute and an associate member of CPA Australia. Mr. CHAN is a director of High Progress Consultants Limited and also an independent non-executive director of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited (stock code: 127), China Investments Holdings Limited (stock code: 132), Tern Properties Company Limited (stock code: 277) and National Electronics Holdings Limited (stock code: 213).
Mr. WONG, aged 66, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in May 2007. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science Degree and was an awardee of the "Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong" in 1988. He has over 38 years of experience in industrial, commercial and public service. Mr. WONG is the chairman of M.K. Corporation Limited, North West Development Limited, Culture Resources Development Co. Ltd., Silk Road Hotel Management Co Ltd. and Silk Road Travel Management Ltd. He is an independent non-executive director of China Travel International Investment Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 308), Chinney Investments, Limited (stock code: 216), Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited (stock code: 393), MGM China Holdings Limited (stock code: 2282), New Times Energy Corporation Limited (stock code: 166), Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited (stock code: 1221) and Sun Hung Kai & Co, Limited (stock code: 86). He is also a non-executive director of Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited (stock code: 50). Mr. WONG is a deputy of the 12th National People's Congress of Mainland China. Mr. WONG was awarded the HKSAR Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2003.
Mr. LAM, aged 81, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in September 2011. He was the delegate of the 10th National People's Congress. Mr. LAM currently serves as the Vice Chairman of BOC International Holdings Limited, the Honorary Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Association, the Life Honorary Chairman of Hong Kong Fukien Chamber of Commerce, the Vice Chairman of Fujian Hong Kong Economic Co-operation, the 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. In addition, Mr. LAM has been a non-executive director of Bank of China International Limited (formerly known as "BOCI Capital Limited") since July 2002. Currently, he is an independent non-executive director of China Overseas Land & Investment Limited (stock code: 688), Fujian Holdings Limited (stock code: 181), Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited (stock code: 868) and Yuzhou Properties Company Limited (stock code: 1628). Mr. LAM was awarded the HKSAR Silver Bauhinia Star in 2003. He has more than 50 years of banking experience.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. CHEUNG, aged 44, joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in September 2010. He was the Company Secretary of the Company from September 2010 to February 2016. He is responsible for all financial functions and investors' relationship of the Company. Currently, he is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company, and an audit committee member of AGORA Hospitality Group Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. CHEUNG was chief operating officer and company secretary of Fook Woo Group Holdings Limited (now named as Integrated Waste Solutions Group Holdings Limited, stock code: 923), senior financial strategy advisor of China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd. (stock code: 2601), an executive director and a non-executive director of Bright International Group Limited (now named as Dejin Resources Group Company Limited, stock code: 1163), and also held audit posts in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Ernst & Young.
Mr. CHEUNG graduated in Scotland with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1992, obtained a Master degree of Business Administration from University of Leicester in England in 1995 and a Master degree of Professional Accounting in 2007. Mr. CHEUNG is a Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom, a non-practicing member of the HKICPA and a qualified accountant of CPA Australia.