Leaders

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  • LEE Seng Huang Group Executive Chairman
  • Lee Seng Huang was appointed as an Executive Director and has been the Group's Executive Chairman of the Company since 1 January 2007. Mr. Lee was educated at the University of Sydney in Australia and has wide ranging financial services and real estate investment experience in the Asian region. He is currently the executive chairman of Mulpha International Berhad (a Malaysian listed conglomerate with operations in Malaysia, Australia and the United Kingdom) as well as Mulpha Australia Limited, and the non-executive chairman of Aveo Group, a leading retirement group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Mr. Lee is a trustee of Lee and Lee Trust, a discretionary trust owning a controlling interest in Allied Group Limited ("AGL"), a holding company of the Company through its interest in Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited ("APL"). Both AGL and APL are companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

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  • Simon CHOW Wing Charn Executive Director
    Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Simon Chow Wing Charn was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 3 June 2015. He joined the Company as the Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 1 December 2014. Mr. Chow has more than 25 years' experience in the banking and financial services industry. Prior to joining the Group, he has been with Citibank for 18 years and his last position was the country manager for China consumer bank of Citibank. Before that, Mr. Chow held senior roles with UBS, Lehman Brothers, British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a member of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of Canada. Mr. Chow holds a Bachelor of Science and a Licentiate in Accounting Degree from the University of British Columbia.

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  • Peter Anthony CURRY Executive Director
    Group Chief Financial Officer
  • Peter Anthony Curry was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 1 January 2011. He joined the Company as the Group Chief Financial Officer in November 2010. He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor Degree of Commerce in 1974 and a Bachelor Degree of Laws in 1976. He became a chartered accountant and a barrister (non-practising) in Australia in 1978. He was elected as a fellow of The Institute of Directors in Australia in 1989. In 2002, he completed the PS 146 Compliance Program organised by Securities Institute in Australia. Mr. Curry has over 40 years of business experience. He joined Peat Marwick Mitchell (now known as KPMG) in Australia in 1974 upon graduation and worked as Tax Partner in 1983. Since that time he has worked in different listed and unlisted companies in Australia as executive director/managing director specialising in natural resources, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, etc. Since 1995, Mr. Curry has been a director and shareholder in a corporate advisory firm which holds an Australian Financial Services licence. He has been involved in a range of public and private capital raisings, initial public offering related services and providing corporate and financial advisory services in relation to a range of business transactions including a wide range of mining projects.

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  • Sebastiaan VAN DEN BERG Chief Investment Officer,
    Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited
  • Sebastiaan Van Den Berg is the Chief Investment Officer and Head of the Principal Investments business of Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited. He was previously Managing Director of HarbourVest Partners (Asia), a leading global private equity fund-of-funds manager. Prior to that he held senior positions with H&Q Asia Pacific, AlpInvest Partners, and Goldman Sachs. He holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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  • Akihiro NAGAHARA Managing Director and CEO,
    United Asia Finance Limited
  • Akihiro Nagahara is the Managing Director and CEO of United Asia Finance Limited ("UAF") and a director of various subsidiaries of UAF. He holds a law degree from the National Taiwan University and a Master's Degree from the Graduate School in Law of the National Hitotsubashi University of Japan where he also completed his doctorate courses. He is an acknowledged expert in the consumer finance business in Hong Kong and is credited with the successful establishment of Public Finance Limited (formerly known as JCG Finance Company, Limited). He is also the chairman of The Hong Kong S.A.R. Licensed Money Lenders Association Limited, a position he has held since its establishment in 1999, which is the only industry representative association of licensed money lenders in Hong Kong.

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  • Jonathan Andrew CIMINO Non-Executive Director
    Joseph Kamal ISKANDER as his alternate
  • Jonathan Andrew Cimino was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 25 January 2016. He is currently the chief executive officer of Dubai Group LLC (the "Dubai Group") and was formerly the chief operating officer and the managing director of Finance of Dubai Group since 2008. Currently, Dubai Group, through its subsidiary, Dubai Ventures LLC, is interested in 166,000,000 shares of the Company. Mr. Cimino is experienced in financial management, debt restructuring and asset management and has been an investment banker and stockbroker having spent a large part of his career as head of Investment Banking, chief executive officer and country head of SBC Warburg and UBS in New Zealand. He had worked extensively on privatisation mandates for the New Zealand Government. Upon leaving UBS in 2001 he formed his own boutique investment bank Cimino Partners which undertook various M&A and capital market transactions including being the lead manager for the IPO of the New Zealand Stock Exchange. He had formerly been a public company director in New Zealand for listed companies in the transportation, environmental, biotechnology and private equity sectors. Mr. Cimino currently represents Dubai Group on the boards of Dubai Group 2024 Limited, ACR ReTakaful in Dubai, Bahrain and Malaysia, Emirates ReTakaful in Dubai, Acacia Investments in Bahrain, Lafarge Emirates Cement in the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Cimino holds a Bachelor of Finance and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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  • Joseph Kamal ISKANDER Alternate Director to Jonathan Andrew CIMINO
  • Joseph Kamal Iskander was appointed as an Alternate Director to Mr. Jonathan Andrew Cimino on 25 January 2016. He graduated from Helwan University in Egypt with a degree in Accounting and Finance with high distinction. He is currently a managing director of asset management at Dubai Group LLC (the "Dubai Group") and the former head of research at Dubai Capital Group until 2009. He joined the Dubai Group as an investment manager in 2004 and had worked on a range of mergers and acquisitions, advisory services, asset management and private equity transactions. Currently, Dubai Group, through its subsidiary, Dubai Ventures LLC is interested in 166,000,000 shares of the Company. Prior to joining the Dubai Group, Mr. Iskander headed the research team for Prime Investments at Egypt and was earlier an investment advisor at the Commercial International Bank. He began his career at Deloitte & Touche (Egypt) as an auditor and has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, covering various areas such as banking, audit, research, private equity and asset management. Mr. Iskander represents the Dubai Group on the board of Oasis Capital Bank in Bahrain, Nouvelair in Tunisia and Marfin Investment Group Holdings SA (a company listed on Athens Stock Exchange). He had been an Alternate Director to Mr. Fevzi Timucin Engin and Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Aqil Qassim Alqassim, both were former Non-Executive Directors of the Company.

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  • David Craig BARTLETT Independent Non-Executive Director
  • David Craig Bartlett was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 26 November 1999. Mr. Bartlett graduated with honours in law from Exeter University in the United Kingdom in 1988 and subsequently qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales, the Republic of Ireland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. A former partner of the international law firm Clyde & Co., he regularly acted for and advised the Company and its subsidiaries before leaving private practice for a career in industry. Now based primarily in Europe, Mr. Bartlett is also an independent non-executive director of each of Allied Group Limited and Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited, the holding companies of the Company and the securities of which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

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  • Alan Stephen JONES Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Alan Stephen Jones was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 3 January 2006. Mr. Jones, a chartered accountant, has extensive experience in management, administration, accounting, property development, carpark management, finance and trading, and has been involved in successful mergers and acquisitions of a number of public companies in Australia and internationally. He is also an independent non-executive director of each of Allied Group Limited and Allied Properties (H.K.) Limited, the holding companies of the Company, and the securities of which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Jones is also an independent non-executive director of Mount Gibson Iron Limited, a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and a non-executive chairman of Air Change International Limited, a company listed on the National Stock Exchange of Australia, as well as a non-executive director of Mulpha Australia Limited.

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  • Jacqueline Alee LEUNG Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Jacqueline Alee Leung was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 November 2014. Ms. Leung is currently the president and managing director of Leighton Investments Limited and Leighton Textiles Company Limited. She was with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu from February 2001 to August 2014. Prior to that, she worked at the mergers and acquisitions department of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. in New York City. Ms. Leung is an active community leader and volunteer and has served as a member of the Vetting Committee for the Allocation of Sites and Start-up Loan for Post-secondary Education Providers under the Education Bureau of the Government of HKSAR since 2010. Over the years, she held various positions in charitable organisations in Hong Kong, such as the fundraising chairman for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund and a director at Po Leung Kuk. On 1 January 2016, she was appointed as a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee (EFAC) Financial Infrastructure Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Ms. Leung graduated from Brown University in the United States and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science with honors in Engineering.

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  • Peter WONG Man Kong, BBS, JP Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Peter Wong Man Kong, BBS, JP, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 30 May 2001. Mr. Wong graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A. with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Naval Architecture). He is the chairman of M.K. Corporation Limited, Culture Resources Development Co., Ltd. and North West Development Limited. He is also a non-executive director of Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Company Limited, an independent non-executive director of China Travel International Investment Hong Kong Limited, Far East Consortium International Limited, Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited, Chinney Investments Limited, Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited, New Times Energy Corporation Limited and MGM China Holdings Limited, all being companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Wong is serving as a deputy to the 12th National People's Congress of The People's Republic of China.

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