Board of Directors - Ip Yuk-keung, Albert

 

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ip Yuk-keung, Albert

aged 66, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 24 June 2013. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Ip is an international banking executive with over 30 years of experience in the United States, Asia and Hong Kong. He was a Real Estate Senior Credit Officer of Citibank since 1989, providing credit initial for approvals of real estate loans originated in Hong Kong and was also involved in financing the acquisition of various hotel assets internationally. He was North Asia Real Estate Head, Hong Kong Corporate Bank Head, Transaction Banking Head – Hong Kong and Asia Investment Finance Head (Global Wealth Management) of Citigroup. He was formerly a Managing Director of Citigroup and Managing Director of Investments in Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific). Mr. Ip is an executive director and chief executive officer of LHIL Manager Limited (Trustee-manager of Langham Hospitality Investments) and Langham Hospitality Investments Limited (stock code: 1270), and a non-executive director of the manager of the publicly listed trust, Champion Real Estate Investment Trust (stock code:2778). He is also an independent non-executive director of Hopewell Holdings Limited (stock code: 54), Lifestyle International Holdings Limited (stock code: 1212), Power Assets Holdings Limited (stock code: 6) and New World Development Company Limited (stock code: 17), all of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He was previously an independent non-executive director of Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited (stock code: 737).

With a passion to serve in education, Mr. Ip is an Adjunct Professor of City University of Hong Kong, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Professor of Practice (International Banking and Real Estate) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Adjunct Distinguished Professor in Practice at the University of Macau. He is an Honorary Professor of Lingnan University and a Council Member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a Member of the Committee on Certification for Principalship (CCFP) of Education Bureau of Hong Kong, a Member of the International Advisory Committee at University of Macau and a Trustee of the Board of Trustee at Washington University in St. Louis. 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 was an MBA lecturer at University of Pittsburgh, USA. Mr. Ip is an Honorary Fellow of Vocational Training Council and Vice Chairman of World Green Organisation Limited.