Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Calvin Choi
Calvin Choi
Chairman and CEO
Calvin Choi Calvin Choi is our chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer, and has nearly 20 years of experience in the investment banking, international capital markets, and professional auditing sectors. Since February 2016, Mr. Choi has served as the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of our Controlling Shareholder. Since October 2016, Mr. Choi has been a non-executive director of Bank of Qingdao Co., Ltd. (SEHK: 3866 and SZSE: 002948), a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and on the main board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Mr. Choi worked at UBS from October 2010 to January 2016, his most recent role there being managing director of the investment bank division. From January 2009 to October 2010, Mr. Choi worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong, his most recent role there being director of corporate finance division. From July 2005 to December 2008, Mr. Choi worked at Citigroup, his most recent role there being China chief specialist and the head of China strategic alliance unit of Citi Corporate and Investment Bank. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Choi worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Hong Kong and Arthur Andersen & Co. (Hong Kong), his most recent position there being senior manager. In 2017, he was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He was also selected by the Institutional Investor magazine as one of the "2016 Fintech Finance 35" globally in 2016. Mr. Choi currently holds various positions with a range of organizations, including vice chairman of the Greater Bay Area Homeland Youth Community Foundation, director of ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN), founder and chairman of Greater Bay Young Entrepreneurs Association, founder and chairman of the Regional Banks+ Strategic Cooperation Alliance, founder and chairman of AMTD Foundation, vice chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Professions, and board director of OneChild Network & Support Inc. Mr. Choi also holds directorships in several privately owned companies. Mr. Choi is currently a certified bank auditor and a certified public accountant in the United States. Mr. Choi graduated from the University of Waterloo in Canada in June 2001 with a bachelor of arts (honors) degree in chartered accountancy studies. Mr. Choi also completed the executive education-transformational leadership program at the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford.
Marcellus Wong
Marcellus Wong
Vice Chairman
Marcellus Wong Marcellus Wong is our vice chairman of the board of directors, chairman of the executive management committee, and member of the investment committee, and has over 40 years of experience in accounting and taxation. Mr. Wong has been serving as the vice chairman of the board of directors of our Controlling Shareholder since October 2015. Mr. Wong holds a number of other positions including, since June 2015, independent non-executive director of SEHK-listed Xinte Energy Co., Ltd. (SEHK: 1799); since January 2015, senior advisor of L.R. Capital Group; from July 2012 to June 2017, senior advisor of PricewaterhouseCoopers; and, since November 2001, a member of the Joint Liaison Committee on Taxation that advises the government of Hong Kong on tax issues. Mr. Wong also holds directorships in several privately-owned companies. Meanwhile, Mr. Wong served as a council member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong from 1995 to 2017, president from 1996 to 1999, and has served as chairman of advisory board since 2017. He was the president of CPA Australia-Hong Kong China Division from 2004 to 2005 and has served as its honorary adviser of Greater China region since July 2014. Prior to joining our Controlling Shareholder, Mr. Wong served as a member of the Working Group on the Long-Term Fiscal Planning of the government of Hong Kong from June 2013 to January 2015. Mr. Wong joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in February 1990 and, prior to his retirement in June 2012, served as a partner and compliance leader in Hong Kong and China as well as risk and quality leader for its tax practice in the Asia Pacific region. From July 1977 to January 1990, Mr. Wong served as a tax assessor at the Inland Revenue Department of the government of Hong Kong. Between 1999 and 2012, Mr. Wong had been consistently named by Euromoney as one of the "world's leading tax advisers" in Hong Kong and China. Mr. Wong graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (currently known as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) with a higher diploma in accountancy in October 1977, and also obtained a bachelor of laws degree through the external program from the University of London in the United Kingdom in August 1989. Mr. Wong was admitted as a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in December 1987, an associate of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries in July 1996, a fellow of CPA Australia in October 2001, and a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong in March 2004.
Andrew Chiu
Andrew Chiu
Vice Chairman
Andrew Chiu Mr. Andrew Chiu is vice chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Chiu, aged 31, is the son of Tan Sri Dato’ David Chiu, the Chairman of Far East Consortium International Limited (FECIL, HKSE: 35). Mr. Chiu is the founder and the Executive Chairman of Land Pacific Limited, Deacon House International Limited, Ariana Social Community Limited and Ariana Capital Investment Limited. Land Pacific Limited formed in 2013 is a property development company focusing on residential and commercial developments in South East Asia. Deacon House International Limited formed in 2015 is a hotel company based on Chinese contemporary designs and influences, exemplifying Chinese cultures and traditions with a modern twist. Ariana Capital Investment Limited formed in 2018 is a family office investment company with primarily focuses into financial services, new economy and innovative areas. Ariana Social Community Limited formed in 2016 is a community based student housing company with its flagship property in Farringdon, London and projects pipelined in England, Australia and North America. Mr. Chiu started his career with DTZ Hong Kong in 2008, he joined FECIL in 2009 and was appointed as the business development manager of FECIL in 2012. He is responsible for property investment and development for FECIL. From 2015, Mr. Chiu serves as the assistant to the Chairman of FECIL. Mr. Andrew Chiu is appointed as the Director of Ju Ching Chu English College Limited  from May 2018, Mr. Chiu is also an Executive Director of i- Cable Communications Limited (HKSE: 01097); Director of Malaysia Land Properties Sdn Bhd, and Land & General Berhad, a company listed on the Bursa Malaysia. Mr. Chiu is the member of Hong Kong Beijing Association; Vice Chairman of Federation of HK Jiangsu Community Organisations; Member of Shenzhen Overseas Friendship Association; Member of The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong; Member of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC).
Raymond Yung
Raymond Yung
Director
Raymond Yung Raymond Yung is our director, and has over 39 years of experience in advising financial institutions in Hong Kong and China. Mr. Yung has served as chief executive officer of L.R. Capital Group, an indirect controlling shareholder of our Controlling Shareholder, since 2016. Mr. Yung sits on the boards of Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited and Guangzhou Rural Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. (SEHK: 1551). Mr. Yung has extensive experience in the operational, risk management, internal controls, and financial reform of many large-scale financial institutions. Prior to joining L.R. Capital Group, Mr. Yung headed PricewaterhouseCoopers’s financial services practice in China for over ten years. He is one of the key authors of the PricewaterhouseCoopers China Bank Reform Roadmap. From September 2002 to June 2016, Mr. Yung led Arthur Andersen’s financial services group in Hong Kong. Mr. Yung was the lead engagement partner for the restructuring and IPO of the thirteen licensed banks that merged to form the Bank of China Hong Kong Group in 2002. Between 1991 and 1992, Mr. Yung was appointed as a special advisor to the deputy chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority in relation to internal controls and accounting matters, and was subsequently appointed to serve on its banking advisory committee. Mr. Yung is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a certified accountant registered with the UK Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and the CPA Australia. Mr. Yung graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a higher diploma in accountancy in November 1980.
Yu Gao
Yu Gao
Independent Director
Yu Gao Yu Gao is our independent director. Mr. Gao has served as a director of our Controlling Shareholder since October 2014. Mr. Gao joined Morgan Stanley Asia Limited in August 2005 and primarily focuses on private equity investment transactions in China. He is currently a managing director and co-head of China investment operations for Morgan Stanley private equity Asia. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he worked in Citigroup's Asia-Pacific investment banking division, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette's debt capital markets group in New York. Mr. Gao has served as a non-executive director of SEHK-listed Sparkle Roll Group Limited (SEHK: 970) since September 2010. From July 2007 to May 2013, he was a non-executive director of SEHK-listed China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. (SEHK: 3818) and has been an independent non-executive director since May 2013. Mr. Gao has served as a director of Shandong Buchang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (SSE: 603858) since March 2012. From August 2006 to August 2014, he was a non-executive director of SEHK-listed Belle International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1880) and has been an independent non-executive director from August 2014 to July 2017. Mr. Gao was also a director of Tongkun Group Co., Ltd. (SSE: 601233), a company listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange, or SSE, from April 2011 to March 2015. Mr. Gao also holds directorships in several privately-owned companies. Mr. Gao received dual bachelor's degrees in engineering and economics from Tsinghua University in China in July 1997 and a master of science degree in engineering-economic systems and operations research from Stanford University in the United States in September 1999.
Feridun Hamdullahpur
Feridun Hamdullahpur
Independent Director
Feridun Hamdullahpur Feridun Hamdullahpur is our independent director. Dr. Hamdullahpur has served as a director of our Controlling Shareholder since January 2019. Dr. Hamdullahpur has served as the sixth president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo since 2010. Prior to that, he served as a vice-president academic and provost at the University of Waterloo from September 2009 to September 2010. Dr. Hamdullahpur has served as a member of the strategic advisory board of Sorbonne University since 2014, and member of the international advisory board of King Abdulaziz University since 2017. He has served as chair of the Waterloo Global Science Initiative since 2016. In 2015, Dr. Hamdullahpur was appointed chair of the Leadership Council for Digital Infrastructure in Canada. Dr. Hamdullahpur was named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in July 2014. Dr. Hamdullahpur was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in January 2013 in acknowledgement of his leadership in education and innovation. Dr. Hamdullahpur graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1976 and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1979. Dr. Hamdullahpur received his Ph.D. in chemical engineer from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1985.
Annie Koh