Mr. SIU Wai Keung, Francis (蕭偉強)
aged 69, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company. Mr. Siu is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of CITIC Limited, BHG Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd. and Morgan Stanley Securities (China) Co., Ltd., as well as the Non-Executive Director of the Financial Reporting Council. Mr. Siu graduated from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Accounting and Financial Management in 1979. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He joined KPMG Manchester, UK in 1979, returned to Hong Kong in 1986 and became a partner of KPMG Hong Kong in 1993. Mr. Siu used to serve as an Independent Non-Executive Director of CGN Power Co., Limited, GuocoLand Limited, Beijing Gao Hua Securities Company Limited and China International Capital Corporation Limited. He was also previously a Senior Partner of KPMG Shanghai Office, a Senior Partner of KPMG Beijing Office, as well as a Senior Partner of Northern Region, KPMG China. Mr. Siu has been in the accounting profession for over 30 years.