Mr. Ip Yuk-Keung, Albert
Appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director in June 2018. Mr. Ip is a member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Ip is an independent non-executive director of TOM Group Limited, Power Assets Holdings Limited and Lifestyle International Holdings Limited, all being listed public companies in Hong Kong. He is also a non-executive director of Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited, as manager of Champion Real Estate Investment Trust (a listed real estate investment trust). He was the executive director and chief executive officer of LHIL Manager Limited which is the trustee-manager of Langham Hospitality Investments (a listed fixed single investment trust) and Langham Hospitality Investments Limited until his resignation on 1 April 2019. In addition, he was an independent non-executive director of AEON Credit Service (Asia) Company Limited (a listed public company in Hong Kong), Shenzhen Investment Holdings Bay Area Development Company Limited (formerly known as Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited, a listed public company in Hong Kong) and Hopewell Holdings Limited (a listed public company in Hong Kong until its delisting on 3 May 2019) up to his resignation in September 2016, May 2018 and May 2019 respectively. Mr. Ip is an international banking and real estate executive with 33 years of experience at Citigroup, First National Bank of Chicago, Wells Fargo and Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, Asia and the United States. His areas of expertise are in real estate, corporate banking, risk management, transaction banking and wealth management. Mr. Ip is an Honorary Professor of Business of Lingnan University, a Professor of Practice (International Banking and Real Estate) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, an Adjunct Professor of City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, an Adjunct Distinguished Professor in Practice of University of Macau, a Council Member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Honorary Advisor of School of Humanities and Social Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a trustee of the Board of Trustees at Washington University in St. Louis, and a Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of World Green Organization Limited. He is a member of the Committee on Certification for Principalship under the Education Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Mr. Ip holds a Bachelor of Science degree at Washington University in St. Louis (summa cum laude) and Master of Science degrees at Cornell University and Carnegie-Mellon University. He is an Honorary Fellow of Vocational Training Council.