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Executive Directors

Mr. YAN Jianguo
Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Aged 51, graduated from Chongqing Institute of Architectural and Engineering (now known as Chongqing University) majoring in Industrial and Civil Construction in 1989 and obtained an MBA degree from Guanghua School of Management in Peking University in 2000. Mr. Yan joined 中國建築集團有限公司 (formerly known as 中國建築工程總公司) (China State Construction Engineering Corporation) in 1989 and had been seconded to the Company twice. During the year 1990 to 1992, he had been working for the Shenzhen Branch of China Overseas Property Group and had held a number of positions, including site engineer and department head. He was assigned to the Company again from 2001 to 2011 and had been Assistant General Manager of Guangzhou Branch, Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Branch, General Manager of Suzhou Branch, General Manager of Shanghai Branch, Vice Managing Director of China Overseas Property Group and President of Northern China Region. Mr. Yan had worked in 中國建築集團有限公司 (formerly known as 中國建築工程總公司) (China State Construction Engineering Corporation) from 2011 to June 2014 and had been Director of the General Office, Chief Information Officer and Assistant General Manager. Mr. Yan joined Longfor Properties Co. Ltd. in June 2014 and resigned on 5 December 2016. During the period, he had held a number of positions including Executive Director and the Senior Vice President. Mr. Yan was appointed Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1 January 2017 and has become Chairman of the Company and continues to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 13 June 2017. Besides acting as the Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Yan is currently Vice Chairman and President of China Overseas Holdings Limited and a director of certain of its subsidiaries, the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of China Overseas Property Holdings Limited and China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Limited, and also a director of the subsidiaries of the Company. China Overseas Holdings Limited is the substantial shareholder of the Company within the meaning of the SFO. He has about 28 years’ experience in construction business, real estate investment and management.

Mr. LUO Liang
Executive Director, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Architect

Aged 53, graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, holder of Master degree, Professor Level Senior Architect. He joined the Group in 1999. Mr. Luo has been appointed as the Chief Architect of the Group and one of its subsidiaries from 18 October 2002 and 2 February 2018 respectively, the Executive Director of the Company from 22 March 2007, the Vice President of the Company in August 2009 and the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 26 May 2017. Besides acting as the Executive Director, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Architect of the Company, Mr. Luo is currently a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Luo has about 29 years’ architectural experience.

Non-Executive Directors

Mr. CHANG Ying 
Non-Executive Director

Aged 45, holds a Master degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia and a Master degree from Southeast University in the PRC. Mr. Chang was appointed as a Non- Executive Director of the Company from 15 September 2016. He joined CITIC Real Estate Co., Ltd. in April 2006 and was Executive Vice President of CITIC Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CITIC Real Estate (Beijing) Investment Co., Ltd., the Deputy General Manager of Strategic Development Department of CITIC Limited before 31 December 2017. He is currently the vice chairman of CITIC Urban Development & Operation Co., Ltd.. Mr. Chang has about 18 years’ extensive experience in real estate and investment industry.

Mr. LAM Kwong Siu
SBS and GBS
Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee

Aged 83, joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 30 September 2003 and has served the Company for about 14 years. Mr. Lam is also a Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company and has been appointed as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Company on 3 August 2015. He was the Delegate of the Tenth National People’s Congress. He is the Vice Chairman of BOC International Holdings Limited, the Honorary Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations, the Life Honorary Chairman of Hong Kong Fukien Chamber of Commerce, the Vice Chairman of Fujian Hong Kong Economic Cooperation, the Life Honorary Chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, the Adviser of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association, the Honorary President of the Chinese Bankers Club of Hong Kong and the Director of Bank of China International Limited. Mr. Lam is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Fujian Holdings Limited, Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited, Yuzhou Properties Company Limited and Far East Consortium International Limited. Mr. Lam has over 55 years’ continuous banking and finance experience.

Dr. FAN HSU Lai Tai, Rita
GBM, GBS, JP
Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Nomination Committee, Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee

Aged 72, joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 2 February 2009 and has served the Company for about 9 years. Dr. Fan is also a Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company and has been appointed as Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company on 2 February 2009. She is one of Hong Kong’s best-known public figures and has an outstanding track record of service to the community. Dr. Fan was appointed to the Legislative Council from 1983 to 1992 and was a Member of the Executive Council from 1989 to 1992. She became the President of the Provisional Legislative Council in 1997, and has since been re-elected as the President of the First, Second and Third Legislative Council. Her term of office ended on 30 September 2008. Dr. Fan has served as President of the legislature of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) for 11 years.

In the lead-up to Hong Kong’s reunification with China, Dr. Fan played a valuable role as a Member of the Preliminary Working Committee for the Preparatory Committee for the HKSAR from 1993 to 1995 and of the Preparatory Committee for the HKSAR from 1995 to 1997. She was elected as a Hong Kong Deputy for the Ninth to Twelfth sessions of the National People’s Congress (“NPC”) during 1998 to 2018, and served as a Member of the Eleventh and Twelfth sessions of the Standing Committee of the NPC from 2008 to 2018. Dr. Fan was elected the Chairman of the council of Endeavour Education Centre Limited from March 2016.

After graduating from St. Stephen’s Girls’ College, Dr. Fan studied at the University of Hong Kong, and was awarded a Bachelor degree in Science, and later on, received a Master degree in Social Science. She also received the Honorary Doctorate in Social Science from the University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Education University of Hong Kong respectively, and an Honorary Doctorate in Law from the China University of Political Science and Law of the People’s Republic of China. Her record of public service has been acknowledged by the HKSAR Government through the award of the Gold Bauhinia Star in 1998 and Hong Kong’s top award, the Grand Bauhinia Medal, in 2007.

She is also an Independent Non-Executive Director, a Member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (formerly known as COSCO Pacific Limited); and an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of The Bank of East Asia, Limited.

She served as an Independent Non-Executive Director, a Member of the Nomination Committee, the Audit Committee and the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of China Shenhua Energy Company Limited; and an Independent Non- Executive Director, a Member of the Nomination Committee and the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (formerly known as China COSCO Holdings Company Limited).

Mr. LI Man Bun, Brian David
MA (Cantab), MBA, FCA, JP
Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee

Aged 43, joined the Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 19 March 2013 and was appointed Chairman and Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Member of the Nomination Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee on the same day. Mr. Li is an Executive Director & Deputy Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Limited (“BEA”), primarily responsible for BEA’s China and international businesses. Mr. Li joined BEA in 2002 and served as General Manager & Head of Wealth Management Division from July 2004 to March 2009. Mr. Li was subsequently appointed Deputy Chief Executive in April 2009 and Executive Director in August 2014.

Mr. Li is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board Audit and Risk Committee of Towngas China Company Limited, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited.

Mr. Li holds a number of public and honorary positions, including being a Member of the Thirteenth National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a Council Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Chairman of the Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Advisory Committee of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSARG”), a Member of the HKSARG Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee, and a Member of Market Development Committee, Financial Services Development Council of the HKSARG.

He is a Council Member of The Hong Kong Management Association, a Member of the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council, a Member of the Hong Kong-Taiwan Business Co-operation Committee, a Committee Member of the Hong Kong Chapter, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (the “ICAEW”). He is also a Vice Chairman of the Asian Financial Cooperation Association and a Member of the Financial Consulting Committee for Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen.

Mr. Li is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Full Member of the Treasury Markets Association. He is also a Fellow of the ICAEW. He holds an MBA degree from Stanford University as well as MA and BA degrees from the University of Cambridge.

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