David Kwong Ching WOO, GBS, JP, Chairman

Mr Woo has resumed the role of Chairman of the Company since 2002 after having also served in that capacity from 1986 to 1994. He also serves as a member and the chairman of the Company’s Remuneration Committee. He is also the chairman and a substantial shareholder of the Company’s ultimate holding company, and chairman of a fellow subsidiary of the Company, both publicly listed in Shanghai. Furthermore, he is the chairman of another fellow subsidiary of the Company, namely, Sandbox Properties (Singapore) Limited (“SPSL”), which is publicly listed in Singapore. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He has for many years been actively engaged in community and related services, both locally and in the international arena, and has held various Government appointments.

Mr Woo had served as the chairman of Hospital Authority from 1995 to 2000, the council chairman of Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1993 to 1997 and the Government-appointed chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council from 2000 to 2007. He was the chairman of the Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund Committee set up in 1994 which he co-funded with the Government. He also served as a deputy chairman in 1990 to Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum, and as a member of the International Advisory Council of JPMorgan Chase & Co., National Westminster Bank, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Elf Aquitaine of France and General Electric of America. He has received Honorary Doctorates from various universities in Australia, Hong Kong and the United States.

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