Dr Raymond OR Ching Fai, aged 68, is Executive Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Company. He was appointed as Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in March 1996 and became Independent Non-executive Chairman of the Board since June 2012 until his re-designation as Executive Chairman and Executive Director effective 1 April 2018. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the General 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 a non-executive director and non-executive chairman of China Strategic Holdings Limited. He is also 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. Dr OR 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. He 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). He was the former chief executive officer of China Strategic Holdings Limited until he stepped down on 18 January 2018 and was executive director and executive chairman until his re-designation on 1 April 2018.