Dr Raymond OR Ching Fai, aged 68, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 1996 and became Chairman of the Board since June 2012.
He is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Board, a director of a subsidiary and a trustee of a trust of the Company. He was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Social Science by the City University of Hong Kong in November 2014. Dr OR is an executive director and chairman of China Strategic Holdings Limited and an independent non-executive director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, Regina Miracle International (Holdings) Limited and Television Broadcasts Limited. All these companies are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He was the former vice chairman and chief executive of Hang Seng Bank Limited, the former chairman of Hang Seng Life Limited and a director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Hutchison Whampoa Limited until his retirement in May 2009. Dr OR was also the former vice chairman and independent non-executive director of G-Resources Group Ltd. and the former deputy chairman and non-executive director of Aquis Entertainment Limited (a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange). Dr OR was also the former chief executive officer of China Strategic Holdings Limited until he stepped down on 18 January 2018.