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The Board comprises seven members, three of whom are independent non-executive Directors.

The Board is responsible for the overall governance of the REIT Manager and is collectively responsible for the management of the business and affairs of the REIT Manager. The Board exercises its general power within the limits defined by the articles of association of the REIT Manager, with a view to ensuring that management discharges its duties and is compensated appropriately, and that sound internal control policies and risk management systems are maintained. The Board also reviews major financial decisions and the performance of the REIT Manager. In accordance with the REIT Code, the REIT Manager is required to act in the best interest of the unitholders, to whom it owes a fiduciary duty.

  • Dr. CHIU Kwok Hung, Justin, aged 68, is the Chairman of ARA Asset Management (Prosperity) Limited (the “REIT Manager”). He is the Founding Chairman and Director of ARA Asset Management Limited (whose shares were withdrawn from listing on 19 April 2017), the holding company of the REIT Manager. Dr. Chiu is also a Non-executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited as the manager of Fortune REIT (listed in Hong Kong and Singapore), and a Director of ARA Fund Management (Asia Dragon) Limited as the manager of the ARA Asia Dragon Fund. Dr. Chiu joined the CK Group in 1997 and is an Executive Director, an Executive Committee Member and a member of the Nomination Committee of CK Asset Holdings Limited (listed in Hong Kong), heading the real estate sales, marketing and property management teams.

     

    Dr. Chiu has more than 30 years of international experience in real estate in Hong Kong and various countries and is one of the most respected professionals in the property industry in Asia. He was a member of the Standing Committee of the 12th Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the People’s Republic of China, and is a Council Member and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a Fellow of Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administrators, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hong Kong Baptist University Foundation, an Honorary Associate Member of Business of Trent University, Canada, a member of the Singapore Management University International Advisory Council in China, a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Department of Land Economy at University of Cambridge, an Honorary Professor of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Sun Yat-Sen University and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University.

     

    Dr. Chiu holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Economics from Trent University, Canada, and was conferred with the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa by Hong Kong Baptist University and the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa by Trent University, Canada.

  • Mr. Lim Hwee Chiang, aged 62, is a Non-executive Director of the REIT Manager. He is Co-Founder, Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of ARA Asset Management Limited, the holding company of the REIT Manager. Mr. Lim is also a Non-executive Director of Hui Xian Asset Management Limited as the manager of Hui Xian REIT (listed in Hong Kong), ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited as the manager of Fortune REIT (listed in Hong Kong and Singapore), ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited as the manager of Suntec REIT (listed in Singapore), and also an Independent Director of Teckwah Industrial Corporation Limited (listed in Singapore).

    Mr. Lim is the Chairman of APM Property Management Pte. Ltd., Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Services Pte. Ltd., the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association (“APREA”), the Consultative Committee to the Department of Real Estate, National University of Singapore, Straits Real Estate and Lim Hoon Foundation. He is a Patron of Jurong Spring Citizens’ Consultative Committee and the Securities Investors Association of Singapore (“SIAS”). He is also a board member of Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    Mr. Lim has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry, and has received many notable corporate awards. These include the PERE Global Awards 2016 Industry Figure of the Year: Asia, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year Singapore 2012 and the Outstanding CEO of the Year 2011 at the Singapore Business Awards 2012. Mr. Lim, along with the Board of Directors of ARA, is also a recipient of the prestigious Best Managed Board (Gold) Award at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2012. In 2017, he was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) by the President of Singapore in recognition of his contribution to the community.

    Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, as well as a Diploma in Business Administration, each from the National University of Singapore.

  • Ms. Wong Lai Hung, Mavis, aged 46, is an Executive Director, the Chief Executive Officer and a Responsible Officer of the REIT Manager. She is also the Chairman of the Disclosures Committee and a member of the Designated (Finance) Committee of the REIT Manager. Ms. Wong has led and/or been a key member of the Investment and Asset Management Team of the REIT Manager since Prosperity REIT was listed in December 2005. She was the Director, Investment and Asset Management of the REIT Manager overseeing the business plans of Prosperity REIT’s properties including leasing, property management and asset enhancement strategies, and was responsible for investment strategy and policy. She was then promoted as Acting Chief Executive Officer and re-designated as the Chief Executive Officer on 1 January 2013. Ms. Wong has been a Responsible Officer of the REIT Manager since July 2007.

    Ms. Wong has over 20 years of real estate industry experience. Prior to joining the REIT Manager, Ms. Wong worked in the leasing, marketing and asset/property management departments of various developers, management companies and corporations including Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, New World Development Company Limited, Jardine Matheson & Co., Limited, Goodwill Management Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Henderson Land Development Company Limited) and Yaohan Department Store (HK) Limited. Ms. Wong is a Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

    Ms. Wong holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Postgraduate Certification in HK Law from City University of Hong Kong and a Diploma in Property Development from SPACE, University of Hong Kong.

  • Mr. Ma Lai Chee, Gerald, aged 51, is a Non-executive Director of the REIT Manager and a member of the Designated (Finance) Committee. He is a Non-executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited as the manager of Fortune REIT (listed in Hong Kong and Singapore) and an Alternate Director to Mr. Lai Kai Ming, Dominic, Non-executive Director of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (listed in Hong Kong). Mr. Ma joined the CK Group in 1996 and is currently an Executive Committee Member & General Manager, Corporate Business Development Department of CK Asset Holdings Limited (listed in Hong Kong). He is also a Director of aircraft leasing companies, Accipiter Holdings Designated Activity Company, Accipiter Investments Holdings Designated Activity Company and Vermillion Aviation Holdings Limited, members of CK Asset Holdings Limited.

    Mr. Ma has over 29 years of experience in finance, investment and portfolio management, real estate development and marketing, as well as managing IT related ventures and services. He is a member of the Hospitality Services Committee of Caritas Hong Kong. He is also a member of the President’s Circle, the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty Advisory Board of the UBC Sauder School of Business of the University of British Columbia, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and a Master of Arts degree in Global Business Management.

  • Dr. Lan Hong Tsung, David, aged 79, is an Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of each of the Disclosures Committee and Designated (Finance) Committee of the REIT Manager. He is an Independent Non-executive Director of CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited (listed in Hong Kong), Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (listed in Hong Kong) and SJM Holdings Limited (listed in Hong Kong). Dr. Lan is currently the Chairman of David H T Lan Consultants Ltd., Supervisor of Nanyang Commercial Bank (China), Limited, an Independent Non-executive Director of Cinda Financial Holdings Co., Limited and holds a directorship at Nanyang Commercial Bank Ltd. Dr. Lan is the President of the International Institute of Management. He is also a Chartered Secretary and a Fellow Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

    Dr. Lan was the Secretary for Home Affairs of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region until his retirement in July 2000. He had served as civil servant in various capacities for 39 years and was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star Medal (GBS) on 1 July 2000. He was appointed to the 10th and 11th sessions of the National Committee Member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the People’s Republic of China. Dr. Lan was previously an Independent Non-executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited as the manager of Fortune REIT (listed in Hong Kong and Singapore), China Oceanwide Holdings Limited (formerly known as “Hutchison Harbour Ring Limited”) (listed in Hong Kong) and a Non-executive Director and Co-Chairman of Aurum Pacific (China) Group Limited (listed in Hong Kong). 

    Dr. Lan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of London and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the Harvard Business School, Boston. He was also awarded Fellow, Queen Elizabeth House (Oxford). Dr. Lan was conferred with Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration by University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa by Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University, and holder of Visiting Professorship Awards of Bulacan State University and Tarlac State University. 

     

  • Mrs. Sng Sow-Mei (alias Poon Sow Mei), aged 78, is an Independent Non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee of the REIT Manager. She is an Independent Non-executive Director of CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited (listed in Hong Kong), and an Independent Non-executive Director and the Lead Independent Director of Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited as the trustee-manager of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (listed in Singapore).

     

    Mrs. Sng was an Independent Non-executive Director of ARA Asset Management (Fortune) Limited as the manager of Fortune REIT (listed in Hong Kong and Singapore) from 2003 to 2016, and an Independent Non-executive Director of ARA Trust Management (Suntec) Limited as the manager of Suntec REIT (listed in Singapore) from 2004 to 2013. Prior to her appointments with Singapore Technologies Pte. Ltd. where she was Director of Special Projects (North East Asia) in 2000, and Senior Consultant (International Business) of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited from 2001 to 2013, Mrs. Sng was the Managing Director of CapitaLand Hong Kong Ltd. for investment in Hong Kong and the region including Japan and Taiwan. In Hong Kong, Mrs. Sng was a Director of INFA Systems Ltd. from 2007 to 2013, the Centre Director and then Regional Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Trade Development Board respectively from 1983 to 1997. She was Singapore’s Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong from 1990 to 1997.

     

    Mrs. Sng, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Nanyang University of Singapore, has wide experience in various fields of industrial investment, business development, strategic and financial management, especially in property investment and management. In 1996, Mrs. Sng was conferred the title of PPA (P) - Pingat Pentadbiran Awam (Perak), the Singapore Public Administration Medal (Silver).

  • Mr. Wong Kwai Lam, aged 70, is an Independent Non-executive Director and a member of each of the Audit Committee and Designated (Finance) Committee of the REIT Manager. He is an Independent Non-executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings Limited (listed in Hong Kong), Langham Hospitality Investments Limited (a company which together with Langham Hospitality Investments listed in Hong Kong) and LHIL Manager Ltd. as the trustee-manager of Langham Hospitality Investments, and Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited as the trustee-manager of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (listed in Singapore). Mr. Wong is currently the Chairman of IncitAdv Consultants Ltd. and The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees of New Asia College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a member of Hospital Governing Committee of the Prince of Wales Hospital, a member of the Board of Directors of CUHK Medical Centre Ltd and a member of the Advisory Board of Continuing and Professional Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was formerly a member of each of the Advisory Committee and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong and a member of the China Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. He was an Independent Non-executive Director of China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. (listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai) from 2011 to 2018.

    Mr. Wong has over 33 years of experience in the commercial and investment banking industry. Mr. Wong worked with Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd. from May 1993 to August 2009 where he served as a Managing Director in the Asia investment banking division since January 1995. He was appointed as a Senior Client Advisor to Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd. in September 2009 and served in that position for one year. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Ltd., Mr. Wong had been a Director in the investment banking division of CS First Boston (Hong Kong) Ltd. and a Director and the Head of Primary Market in Standard Chartered Asia Limited.

    Mr. Wong holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Ph. D from Leicester University, England. He was conferred with honorary fellowship by the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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