Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Yik-Chun Koo Wang
Yik-Chun Koo Wang
Non-Executive Director
Honorary Chairman

Yik-Chun Koo Wang is the Honorary Chairman of the Company and co-founder of the Group. She was the Vice-Chairman of the Group from 1984 to 1996 and was actively involved in the development of the Group in its early stages. Madam Wang is also the Honorary Chairlady of Tristate Holdings Limited.

Dr. Patrick Wang
Patrick Shui-Chung Wang JP
Chairman and Chief Executive
Member of Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee

Patrick Shui-Chung Wang obtained his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Purdue University in Indiana, United States. He joined the Group in 1972 and became a director of the Group in 1976 and Managing Director in 1984. In 1996, he was elected Chairman and Chief Executive of the Company. He also serves on the board of directors of various subsidiaries of the Company. Dr. Wang is an Independent Non-executive Director, the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee of VTech Holdings Limited. He is also a non-executive director of Tristate Holdings Limited. He is a member of the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital’s Clinical Governance Committee. He is a son of the Honorary Chairman, Madam Yik-Chun Koo Wang.

Winnie Wing-Yee Wang
Winnie Wing-Yee Wang
Vice-Chairman
Member of Remuneration Committee

Winnie Wing-Yee Wang obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in the United States. She joined the Group in 1969. She became a director and Executive Director of the Group in 1971 and in 1984 respectively, and was elected the Vice-Chairman in 1996. She also serves on the board of directors of various subsidiaries of the Company. Ms. Wang is a non-executive director of Tristate Holdings Limited. She is a sister of the Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr. Patrick Shui-Chung Wang.

Austin Jesse
Austin Jesse Wang
Executive Director

Austin Jesse Wang graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He joined the Group in 2006 and became a director of the Company in 2009. He also serves on the board of directors of various subsidiaries of the Company. He has previously worked as a consulting engineer in the computing industry. Mr. Wang is the son of the Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr. Patrick Shui-Chung Wang.

Peter Kin-Chung Wang
Peter Kin-Chung Wang
Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit Committee

Peter Kin-Chung Wang has been a Non-Executive Director of the Group since 1982. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in Indiana, United States and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University in Massachusetts, United States. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tristate Holdings Limited and the Chairman and Managing Director of Hua Thai Manufacturing Public Company Limited which was formerly listed on The Stock Exchange of Thailand. Mr. Wang won the Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong in 1998. In 2005, he received the Outstanding Industrial Engineer Award from the School of Industrial Engineering of Purdue University. He is a member of the Anhui Provincial Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the honorary chairman of the Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers Association, a general committee member of the Textile Council of Hong Kong Limited and a director of The Federation of Hong Kong Garment Manufacturers. He is a brother of the Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr. Patrick Shui-Chung Wang.

Peter Stuart Allenby Edwards
Peter Stuart Allenby Edwards
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee

Peter Stuart Allenby Edwards has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 1995. He is a solicitor and was Senior Partner of Johnson, Stokes & Master until he retired on 30 September 1996. Mr. Edwards was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Branch of the International Fiscal Association, the Chairman of the Revenue Law Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society and a member of the Joint Liaison Committee on Taxation which advises the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He is also a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, an honorary lecturer in law at the University of Hong Kong and a director of a number of investment and holding companies. He is a director of Martin Currie Asia Unconstrained Trust plc.

Patrick Blackwell Paul
Patrick Blackwell Paul CBE, FCA
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Audit Committee and
Member of Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee

Patrick Blackwell Paul has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 2002. He had been the Chairman and Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong from 1994 to 2001. He is an independent non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Ltd. and Pacific Basin Shipping Limited. His civic commitments include chairing the Supervisory Board of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.

Michael John Enright
Michael John Enright
Independent Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Remuneration Committee and Member of Audit Committee

Michael John Enright has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 2004. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (in Chemistry), Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy (in Business Economics) degrees all from Harvard University. He was formerly a professor at the Harvard Business School. Prof. Enright is currently a professor at the University of Hong Kong School of Business and a director at Enright, Scott & Associates, a Hong Kong-based consulting firm.

Joseph Chi-Kwong Yam
Joseph Chi-Kwong Yam GBM, GBS, CBE, JP
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Remuneration Committee

Joseph Chi-Kwong Yam has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 2010. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with first class honours in 1970. Over the years, he has received a number of honorary doctorate degrees and professorships from universities in Hong Kong and overseas. Mr. Yam was awarded the highest honour of the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2009. He was the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority from 1993 to September 2009. Mr. Yam was appointed in 2011 a member of the Board of Directors, the Corporate Culture and Responsibility Committee and the Risk Committee of UBS Group AG and retired from 4 May 2017. He is a non-official member of the Executive Council of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Executive Vice President of the China Society for Finance and Banking, a society managed by the People’s Bank of China, and Distinguished Research Fellow of Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr. Yam is a Board member and Chairman of Compensation & Assessment Committee of UnionPay International Co., Ltd. He is also a member of the advisory committees of a number of academic and private institutions focusing on finance.

Christopher Dale Pratt
Christopher Dale Pratt CBE
Independent Non-Executive Director
Member of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee

Christopher Dale Pratt has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 2014. He obtained his honours degree in Modern History from Oxford University. He joined the Swire group in 1978 and over the next 35 years worked in various of the group’s businesses in Hong Kong, Australia and Papua New Guinea. From 2006 until his retirement in March 2014, he served as Chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, Swire Pacific Limited and Swire Properties Limited. He was also a Director of Swire Beverages, Air China Limited and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. Mr. Pratt is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of PureCircle Limited, Noble Group Limited and Grosvenor Group Limited. He is also a senior advisor to Morgan Stanley Asia Limited. Mr. Pratt has retired as Vice Chairman of The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2000.

Last Update: 22 Nov, 2017


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