Ms. Li Shuk Yin, EdwinaChairman
Ms. Li is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board, and the Member of each of the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Risk Management Committee of the Board. Ms. Li is an independent non-executive director of Bank of Zhengzhou Co., Ltd. (the shares of which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and Shenzhen Stock Exchange) and China CITIC Bank International Limited. Ms. Li is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Li formerly worked in KPMG from 1994 with her last role as the partner in charge of KPMG China's financial services assurance team until her retirement in March 2018. Ms. Li has significant experience in accounting, capital market, market entrance, regulatory compliance related internal control and risk management in Hong Kong and China. Prior to joining KPMG, Ms. Li qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a large multinational accounting firm and worked as controller with a real estate company and a financial services group in London. Ms. Li holds a Bachelor's degree with Honours in Accountancy from University of Exeter, England, a Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management from HKU SPACE and a Master of Science Degree in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. She is also a director of Elite Beam Limited. Ms. Li joined the Board in May 2022.
Mr. Fan Yan Hok, Philip
Mr. Fan is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee of the Board, and the Member of each of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Board. Mr. Fan is an independent non-executive director of the following Hong Kong listed public companies, namely Hysan Development Company Limited, First Pacific Company Limited and China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited. Mr. Fan is also an external director of Sumida Corporation (the shares of which are listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange). Mr. Fan was formerly an independent director of Goodman Group, an Australian listed company and a member of the Asian Advisory Committee of AustralianSuper, a pension fund established in Australia until November 2017 and February 2017 respectively. He was also formerly an independent non-executive director of PFC Device Inc. (the shares of which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) until March 2022. Mr. Fan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master's Degree in Operations Research from Stanford University and a Master's Degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining the Company in 1997, he was an executive director of CITIC Pacific Limited in charge of industrial projects in China. Mr. Fan joined the Board in November 1997 and was re-designated as a Non-executive Director and an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in January 2010 and December 2012 respectively.
Mr. Zhai Haitao
Mr. Zhai is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Board, and the Member of each of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Board. He is also an independent non-executive director of China Everbright Water Limited (the Company's subsidiary and the shares of which are listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Stock Exchange")) and an independent non-executive director of China Life Insurance Company Limited (the shares of which are listed on New York Stock Exchange, the Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange). Mr. Zhai is the President and Partner of Primavera Capital Group. He was formerly a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC and Chief Representative of Goldman Sachs Beijing Office. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Zhai worked at the International Department of the People's Bank of China in Beijing, and was Deputy Representative of the People's Bank of China Representative Office for the Americas based in New York. He holds a Master's Degree in International Relations from Columbia University, a Master of Business Administration Degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Peking University. He has extensive experience and knowledge in banking, capital market and management. Mr. Zhai joined the Board in January 2011.
The Audit Committee, currently comprising 3 independent non-executive Directors, namely Ms. Li Shuk Yin, Edwina (Chairman), Mr. Fan Yan Hok, Philip and Mr. Zhai Haitao, is primarily responsible for reviewing and monitoring the Group's financial reporting and relevant matters, risk management and internal control systems, internal and external audit and such other financial and accounting matters of the Group, etc. Under its terms of reference, the Audit Committee is required to oversee the relationship between the Company and Ernst & Young, the external auditor of the Company. The terms of reference of the Audit Committee are available on the websites of the Company and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.